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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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I downloaded this app on my iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless and was pleasantly pleased that I could upload a video instantly to YouTube, Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter. The app even gave me a link that I could post directly on my blog and it embedded the video easily. Now my only complaint is why Google would make this app for the Apple iOS first and we have to wait for an Android version to be released.
I purchased a Motorola Razr with a cracked lens for a great price $30. I thought that I would get the lens fix and used the Motorola Razr instead of my Droid Bionic. Little did I know the Motorola Razr is one of the most expensive phones to fix the display. When I called local cellphone repair shops I was quoted between $250 to $300 to fix the display. They said the part is very expensive and that’s why the price is so high, higher than Apple iPhones.
One of the repair shops told me if I get the part they will install for $80. So I did a search on Amazon for the display for the Motorola Razr and the least expensive price I could find was $250 for the part. Boy I was bummed out, I could not believe the display would cost so much.
Eventually it came the time for me to sell my Droid Bionic and use the money from that sale to pay for my replacement lens on my Motorola Razr. The Droid Bionic was sold on Ebay with the Lap Dock and Window mount for $300 enough money to fix my Razr.
I contacted Motorola directly and behold they are only charging me $111 with shipping to fix the cracked display on my Motorola Razr. I thought about starting a business fixing Motorola Razr’s displays and charging $200 and paying $111:-) .
The online submission for the repair went OK I can’t say it was smooth, I should of called them directly but instead I completed the repair request online which stated that my phone would be returned within 5 days after the received the equipment.
I waited a few days and mailed out the phone Motorola received the phone on October 17th and I got a confirmation email.
I waited for another email about my phones shipping status in the mean time I started using an Apple iPhone 4S while I was waiting for my Motorola Razr to get shipped back. I thought it seemed appropriate to use the iPhone because the new iPhone 5 launch date was October 21st and it would help promote the phone like it needed any help.
Today is October 27th and I still don’t have my Motorola Razr back as yet when I called and spoke to Motorola they could not give me a date I could expect the phone phone back. When I inquired about the 5 days they said I would have my phone back I was told that was an estimate and not a guarantee. I had no recourse but to wait at their mercy or have them send my broken display phone back. This is not good business for Motorola and Google which now owns Motorola.
I will keep everyone updated with my progress but in the mean time I am using the iPhone 4S and somewhat liking it which is not good for Google/Android/Motorola because I sell mobile phones and I am the original Wireless Consultant according to a Google search.
I got a email right after finishing this post.
Verizon Wireless is introducing the Share Everything Plan!
Unlimited Talk, Unlimited Text and a single pool of shareable data to power up to 10 devices. It’s the plan that revolves around you. Only from Verizon, with more 4G LTE coverage than all other networks combined!
5 Key Benefits of the Share Everything Plan
1. Unlimited Minutes for all devices on a Share Everything account. No more worries about overage charges.
2. Unlimited Messages for all devices on a Share Everything account. Send as many text, picture and video messages as you want!
3. Shareable Data for all the devices on your accounts. Select how much you’ll need, and then share it with up to 10 devices.
4. Mobile Hotspot is included on all capable devices. Connect your device and share your data allowance with multiple Wi-Fi enabled devices.
5. Connect up to 10 devices. Choose which devices you’d like to connect and then share your data.
Also beginning 6/28, with the benefits presented by Share Everything, customers who upgrad
e their devices at with a new two year agreement will no longer be able to keep unlimited data. Customers will now have the flexibility to add up to 10 devices and share data.
Example of new plan with 2 basic phones sharing unlimited talk, text and 300MB of data = $100 per month.
you can add up to 8 more basic phones for an additional $30 per month each. That’s 10 basic phones for $340 per month. (Families or business can benefit on the nations most reliable network)
Example of new plan with two Smart phones sharing unlimited talk, text and 4 GB of data = $150 per month
This is hard for me to admit because I have in the past talk bad about this brand but the 8GB Apple iPhone 4 is the best smartphone under $100. The Apple iPhone 4 8GB model goes for the bargain price of $99.99. First of all the iPhone is one of the easiest Smartphones for that first time Smartphone buyer. If you need help you can call a friend with a iPhone they can tell you how to navigate through the functions not like the Android Smartphones that the navigation is different from each manufacturer and most models. Second the 5 megapixel camera on the Apple iPhone 4 takes better pictures than all my 8 megapixel Android phones, iPhone 4 and 4S have great cameras. Third you can find anykind of accessory everywhere for the iPhone. Fourth you will always be cool owning a Apple iPhone.
The iPhone has over 600,000 applications you can download to it. Apple makes it easy to sync your contacts and media with iTunes by plugin your device into your computer or now using the Cloud service which does it wireless. The Verizon Wireless iPhone does not have the same reception issue with the antenna that at&t has.
I am on the way to Trinidad and just got off the phone with at&t. The customer service representative argued with me about texting outside the country. The at&t representative said that it would cost to send and receive text when outside the country. I told him if you have a text package the incoming messages would come out of your package. He said this is what he does for a living and I should go to att.com to verify what he said.
This is how at&t wireless charges for texting overseas. If you have a text package your incoming text come out of the package. For example if you have unlimited texting you can receive unlimited incoming text while overseas, if you have the $5 200 text package you can get 200 free incoming text while overseas but if you go over your package the the cost is $.50 a text or $1.30 for a picture. Out going messages are always billed, see below for more details.
This was copied directly from att.com website.
Sending Text, Picture, and Video Messages When Outside the U.S.
Text Messages $0.50 per message sent
Picture and Video Messages $1.30 per message sent
Home pay-per-use or package rates apply to all text, picture, or video messages received when roaming internationally. See your Rate Plan Brochure for details.
Data usage pay-per-use rate is $.0195/KB, except in Canada where rate is $.015/KB.
To save on data usage when roaming internationally with your smartphone, iPhone, or laptop see att.com/worldpackages.
What does this mean, what can this union provide. Well I have a opinion on what this means. When I saw the Skype acquired Qik I realized right away that’s how Skype was going to integrate video conferencing with computers and mobile devices.Qik’s technology worked great to stream video from mobile phones to the web live so that would be a great fit for Skype. Now Microsoft wants Windows to be the main platform used for all devices to do video conferencing so what better to buy the best company to bring that all together Skype.
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