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AT&T Increases Activation Fees – If You Want A Contract
AT&T this week announced a $4 increase in activation fees – but only for customers who sign up for or are currently in 2 year contracts. This increases the basic AT&T phone activation cost from $36 to $40. This is part of AT&T’s move to encourage more customers to sign up for service without signing […]
Avoiding WiFi Tracking With iOS 8
Very few people realize just how much information their gadgets are constantly leaking out into the world. If you have WiFi turned on, even if you are not explicitly connected to a network – your gadget is constantly scanning looking for WiFi networks to connect to. In the process – it broadcasts its “MAC Address” […]
Sprinting Towards T-Mobile
The rumor-mills have been buzzing for a while now about Sprint attempting to buy T-Mobile – America’s third largest carrier gobbling up the fourth. According to the WSJ the deal is all but final, and a price tag of $32 billion has been agreed to. All that remains is to announce it publicly, and await […]
iOS 8 Announcement: WiFi Calling
Another feature of note seen on the iOS 8 feature list: WiFi Calling. WiFi calling routes phone calls and SMS messages over WiFi if available, allowing for calls to get through even when cellular service is unavailable. It only works with supported carriers – but it can be a great way to keep connected when […]
Cool RVer Stuff Announced at Apple WWD 2014
Today was Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference keynote – and the first public showing of iOS 8 and Mac OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”. There is a lot of awesome stuff in the pipeline – this was perhaps Apple’s biggest single software announcement day since iOS was first released. One new thing that in particular that […]
iMessage is Apple’s awesome free messaging service that works beautifully for sending text, picture, and video messages (even group chats!) – not just between phones, but also to Macs and iPads too. Our favorite feature is being able to continue a chat thread on our laptop that we start on our phone – something that […]
Voice over LTE (aka VoLTE) is coming! But what is it?
VoLTE has been in the news this week – AT&T announced that as of May 23rd it will have VoLTE service in four states, supported by just a single phone – the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Not to let AT&T seem too far ahead, Verizon yesterday re-announced their own plans to move to VoLTE – […]
Verizon’s new XLTE
Verizon yesterday gave a name to it’s new enhanced LTE service – they are calling it “XLTE”, and it is live in 44 states now. If you have a compatible device (most recent flagship phones are), you will now see as much as a doubling of speed in certain areas. And even if you do […]
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