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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.
Read more from RCR Wireless
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
I just got an interesting call from Blackberry support they wanted to inform me of the new updates. I don’t use a Blackberry currently so I was a little confused why the called me and it was because I have written a few post about Blackberry in the past. I told the representative that I did buy a Blackberry Playbook recently and wanted to know about the update that is coming out and if it will bring the Android Market to the Playbook. I was told yes it will have the ability to use Android application but not all the applications at the beginning. Each application has to go through a approval with Blackberry before being allowed on the Blackberry Playbook. I ask about the camera on the Playbook because I was very upset to find out that the only video conference application was from Playbook to Playbook only. I was hoping Skype would work with the new update but it will not at the beginning until Microsoft which owns Skype and Blackberry work out the details. The Blackberry representative did tell me he uses Real Portal to Video chat with someone using a Apple iPad now.
The Blackberry Bold and the Torch will get an update that will allow Near Field Communications, Wifi calling and Mobile Hotspot capabilities. This update will first be available for Verizon Wireless and Sprint Blackberry devices.
Turn your Smartphone off once a day and pull the battery out once a week for best performance. If you are like me and use many applications daily you should do the recommended procedure above. This will stop unnecessary applications from running in the background and prolong battery life daily.
Some people like using a task manager application to stop applications from running but these task killer app use more memory and power than they save. Android phones with 2.1 or newer software have a built in task killer and adding a task killer defeats the purpose.
Yesterday I had a client complain his battery died after a few hours. After examining his HTC Incredible 2 I realized he had downloaded a battery saver application and that was the culprit. That app ate up 72% of his battery so we deleted the app and problemsolved was solved.
The older versions of Android operating systems did require a task killer but Android learned from this and corrected the issue with later updates and all new Android phones are already equipped with battery saver and app killer options.
Read this article below from Motorola concerning turning your phone off.
So you’ve decided to get a tablet PC, but you don’t know how to go about choosing the right solution for your needs. Here are a few tips that might help in your decision.
1. First and foremost which is the hardest decision….which operating system do I want to go with? Do I want to go with a chosen leader for ease of use like the Apple iPad? Do I want to have the freedom to add widgets withing Android Honeycomb? Or are you still addicted to your BlackBerry (in an Apple and Android World) that you want to continue the legacy with a BlackBerryPlaybook? This isn’t the easiest of decisions. The last quarter of this year we will see an influx of Tablet makers and this is one decision that cannot be judged by price and specs. Is it for social networking, remote access to your server, or just looking for an easy way to access your company mail on the go.
2. Next…this decision doesn’t get much easier. Which screen size should I choose? They typically range from the small 7 inch screen to the large 13.3 inch screen. Remember, that bigger isn’t always better or more expensive. Unlike desktop monitors, tablet monitors are meant to be small and handy to carry anywhere. Choose a screen that you are comfortable with, but remember sometimes the bigger they are the shorter the battery life will be!
3. What kind of performance are you looking for? Single core processor? Dual core processor or does it even matter? With a world of tablets coming to the table performance doesn’t always = price. The best “bang for your buck” might be in the middle of the road so avoid the most expensive tablets (unless you have money to burn) and check the consumer reviews of the models you have in your sights.
4. Are you looking for expandability? Determining what type of ports might actually determine which operating system you choose. Typical ports include Type I and II PC card slots, SD card reader, USB ports, VGA port, docking connector, microphone jack, and headphone jack, but Apple limits you to only the microphone jack so expandability is what your looking for than an Android tablet might be what your looking for. Take into account what you might be doing on this tablet in a year to make a better informed decision. 5. Battery life is more important than you may think! Here is a great Wiki that shows a complete comparison of the available models out there with their run times. Once you find a style and OS of your future tablet, make sure it meets your demands for battery life.
The Mobilewiseguy will help guide you with all the different choices and features so contact me.