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Verizon Wireless has simplified its prepaid pricing options and made the offer more flexible.
Instead of offering different tiers of service, Verizon now offers prepaid smartphone customers a single $45 a month plan that comes with unlimited voice minutes and text messaging plus 500MB of data. Customers who want more than 500MB of data can add it a la carte.
You can also now use 4G LTE smartphones on the new prepaid plans but they will only still work 3G.
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.
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.
Unlocking phones may be legal again. Don’t ask me what the penalty is for unlocking a cell phone you purchased but it will probably be legal again according to the article below. That’s a good thing our jails are already overcrowded.
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