T-Mobile won’t say which un-carrier features have attracted the most customers but the low prices are obviously a key component.
“Deals that are hard to pass up”
One of those un-carrier features is there new roaming plan that I am using right now in Trinidad. All calls are 20 cents a minute, unlimited text messaging and unlimited data. When I landed in Trinidad I received a text stating what my cost would be. The web is not the fastest but for emails or web searches it works great.
Sprint announced it would begin offering one free year of wireless service to eligible students. The offer is being made in partnership with big-box retailer Best Buy and requires students to pay full price for a device upfront and activate the service through a Best Buy retail location.
I was one of the first to register for BBM and now I have it on my Samsung Galaxy S3. My first BBM was to a friend in Trinidad and it worked flawlessly.
I posted my BBM number on Facebook, G+ and Twitter so my friends could add me.
I would like to know how many people added out today and was able to use it.
I have used apps like this before there are many in the app stores but you must be warned that if you can remotely access your phone the app makers, carriers and the government can also.
Verizon Wireless is promoting a application you can get along with their insurance that will allow tech support to access your device and trouble shoot any problems. The app does have a monthly cost but a few months ago I was helping a client with a email issue on her smartphone and Verizon’s tech support accessed the phone without a application being installed on the device. I asked how many phones are able to be accessed this way and was told all the newer models.
Users can perform a host of operations using the application. One of its key features is that users can fetch the phone’s call log remotely to their email address or by text message to alternate mobile phone.
Additionally, users can also search and find contacts stored in the phone.
Users even have the facility to locate misplaced phones in silent mode by employing the ‘remote-ringer’ capability – whereby users can make the phone ring, even if it is in silent mode.
Another major feature of the application is its ability to pin-point the phone’s location using the phone’s GPS, and send it to the user, to help users locate the mobile phone if it is lost.
The commentators were using Wi-Fi and commenting how the voice quality was great, the joke it’s on them.
If you’ve ever struggled with a monthly cell phone bill, you’ve probably looked for cheaper alternatives like prepaid plans from big box stores or startup carriers like Zact and Ting. Well, what’s cheaper than free? That’s exactly what Scratch Wireless aims to offer with what it claims is the world’s first free mobile service, which launches today. It manages to do so with a modified Android OS that pushes the phone to connect to WiFi for pretty much everything — calls, text and data. However, if you do want to use your phone outside of a WiFi area, that’s when the charges come in. Scratch Wireless has a partnership with Sprint to offer $1.99 per day for up to 30 minutes of cell calls and another $1.99 per day for up to 25MB of data. There’s also a monthly $14.99 pass for either 250 minutes of voice calls or 200MBs of data.
Blackberry drops the ball again! I was so excited that BBM ( Blackberry Messenger) would work on other platforms like Android and Apple. So now again BlackBerry has dropped the ball this will make their stock prices drop even further.
I was even suckered in and downloaded an application that was a fake BBM. It started to put ads on my tablet. When will BlackBerry get its act together their loyal fans are not that loyal.
These are slogans you are hearing now that is changing the way people think about their wireless service. let me break it down to you in my own words, how this all works.
I can walk into a Verizon Wireless store and ask for the Apple iPhone. I use this phone as an example because it is so popular. Verizon will give me three models of the iPhone to pick from. The iPhone 4 is free, iPhone 4s $99 and the iPhone 5 is $199 these prices do require a 2 Year agreement with Verizon Wireless. I don’t want a contract you may say, “OK Mr. customer you don’t have to have one, the phone prices are different, the iPhone 4 is $475, 4s $575, 5 $675″.
Now guys lets look at the math I get a free iPhone 4 but I have to be in a contract for 2 years or I can have no contract and pay $475 for the phone. The contract can be broken but does have a penalty which is $350 and the $350 is prorated $10 less every month you complete. You may say I knew that but I have to wait 2 years before I can get a new phone. These new programs Jump from T-Mobile, Next from AT&T and now Edge by Verizon allow customers to change the phones early without paying full price upfront.
While some data shows Americans are upgrading their phones less often, three of the four major carriers announced plans to get consumers to upgrade every six months or a year instead of every two years. Verizon is the latest to confirm their plan with Verizon Edge that follows T-Mobile’s JUMP! and AT&T’s Next programs.
These programs are ok but is it not the same as using a credit card to buy a new phone at full retail price and making payments on the credit card? I don’t even have to give back my old phone I can sell it and pay a chunk of that credit card off. If I got an iPhone 5 last November with a contract for $200 I can buy a new model iPhone 5s (when it comes out) with a credit card at full retail around $675 and sell my iPhone 5 in good condition for $300-$400. That seems a no brainier to me!
What are your opinions on these new programs?
I currently use Foxfi and PDAnet hotspot application on my Droid Razr and my HTC DNA and it works great. I am grandfathered in with unlimited data so it allows me to use Netflix, YouTube and Pandora with my tablet with no problem. I currently user 30+ gigabytes a month on my smartphone.The app did not work with Jellybean but had a update which fixed the issue.