Archive for the ‘4G’ Category
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 have been using the Motorola Droid Razr HD for about a week now and I do like it a lot. The battery is great, I can stream audio or videos for hours each day and the battery lasts all day. Today I streamed 4+ hours of videos from YouTube and audio from Pandora and this battery will go till tonight when I go to bed and put the phone on the charge.
The phones processor works smoothly and quick. I like the Google now update which came with Jellybean it makes the voice recognition more accurate. The only complaint I have is the App Foxfi which makes my phone a WiFi hotspot does not work with Jellybean. It did have a number to call for customer service but it also said my carrier did not allow the free hotspots service. I have unlimited data and the hotspot is very valuable to me with that unlimited data. I did not have any problems with my previous Androids. I was using a Motorola Droid Razr and it worked perfectly with Foxfi but the battery life was terrible. I will see if I can have a workaround with the Foxfi but otherwise this is a great phone. I do recommended this phone for anyone who is a Motorola fan.
I would emphasize that this is not the Motorola Razr Max HD that phone would have extreme battery life.
Do you have a family member that would benefit from a personal emergency device. Verizon carries SureResponse that is an easy to use wearable device that lets individual place a call in a case of emergency to a SureResponse Care Agent. Center Agents can connect your family member to friends and family.
Who do you use for your home internet service? How would you like to have Verizon’s 4G network lightning-fast internet connection in your home? We now offer HomeFusion Broadband that can connect up to 20 devices via Wi-Fi AND 4 devices via Ethernet cables.
Home Phone Connect
Who is your landline home service provider? How would you like to save money on your landline phone service? Verizon Wireless now offers a service called Home Phone Connect for only $20 a month. It includes unlimited domestic calling, long distance and all the essential features you need: Caller ID, 3-Way Calling, Call Forwarding, Voicemail, and E911 support at no additional cost.
I have been using services like Google voice for years but google voice is a free service with many features. One feature that I use that is not advertised is that you can call Canada for free.
I use the data widget on my Droid Bionic not because I need to monitor my data (I have unlimited data) but to understand what my clients would experience using the widget. What I notice is the widget does not update itself anymore, you must press the widget to get your correct usage details. This was not so until the recent updates. Before the update the widget would tell you your data usage just by looking at it but now you have to press the widget and the widget logs itself into your myverizon account and gives you your current usage including minutes, data, text and billing information.
So remember you must press the widget to get updated usage information and this will work on all plans including the new shared data plans.
I have been using an application called Foxfi from the Google Play store for my hotspot. It is a free application and does not require any technical background to use. The app is very simple to use and works great. I also pay for the Verizon hotspots feature so I could test the performance of both and it seems I get better service from the free application Foxfi. Read the ruling by the FCC
Verizon Wireless response.” We still offer Mobile Broadband Connect, and the fee applies to customers using unlimited data plans. If a usage-based customer wants to subscribe, or continue to subscribe, to Mobile Broadband Connect, they can do so. They get both a high-quality robust tethering app and additional data allowances. On the other hand, a usage-based customer that wishes to tether other devices but does not wish to subscribe to Mobile Broadband Connect can cancel the service, purchase or obtain a third-party tethering application, and simply pay for the additional data usage”.
This report explains how AT&T sets a much lower standard than Verizon Wireless for the speed of the devices and service it labels as 4G. The vast majority of what AT&T calls its 4G network is far slower than what Verizon Wireless call 4G, which is actually 4G LTE – a different technology that is four times faster or more. AT&T can do this because there are no regulations or governing standards.
Take a look at the report and get a better understanding of what 2G, 3G, 4G and 4G LTE means. A new report from Grudi Associates provides facts and explanations about 3G, 4G and 4G LTE wireless services that help customers choose the right carrier and service, while avoiding advertising hype.
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