Verizon Wireless is planning on introducing a brand new $50 monthly prepaid this weak in an effort to edge in on MetroPCS and Sprint-owned Boost and Virgin Mobile. The $50 monthly prepaid is said to include unlimited text, talk, and web according to the Wall Street Journal. The new plan, which fair launched back in April as “Unleashed” in limited markets, will be available to customers in Verizon stores, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. As of right now, the new plan is much cheaper than Verizon’s current unlimited talk and text prepaid option, which currently costs $94.99 per month.
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Apple is usually notorious for their ability to keep a tight seal on future products and keep them a mystery. Even with the next generation iPhone announcement being imminent, no misinformation is being thrown about. This is why when the public gets to see Apple’s prototypes, everyone is excited.
The other day, we got a taste of a prototype when we saw a 15” MacBook Pro (2007 model) with a built in 3G antenna and sim-card slot, which surfaced on eBay. The owner, Carl Frega saw bids reach $70,000 for the machine before Apple successfully had the listing pulled. Frega has claims to have More >
The wireless service provider, AT&T has recently hired Bank of America’s Merril Lynch to help advise the company on the sale of as much as $8 billion in assets in an effort to gain the government’s approval of its planned T-Mobile acquisition. The Wall Street Journal is saying that AT&T is trying to sell off its network assets in an attempt to water down its market power, but most of the assets could actually be T-Mobile’s holdings.”As we said on the day we announced the marger with T-Mobile USA, we anticipate there will be some divestitures, as we had in past mergers, but any speculation More >
Verizon’s Chief Financial Officer, Fran Shammo revealed that there were plans to discontinue the unlimited data plan for iPhone users as early as mid-summer, back in March. Word is out about Verizon moving to tiered data plans as early as July 7th for their new customers.
It was previously known that July 7th would be the date that marked something new for Verizon after the company had just extended the free 4G hotspot promotion one more time to the 6th. Employees were also receieving training over the last few weeks on a new point-of-sale system, along with new account management More >
According to the folks over at 9to5Mac, Apple is reportedly recalling Verizon iPad 2 shipments and asking Apple Retail employees to locate certain iPad 2s and send them back to Apple. Apple’s discussion boards recently lit up with the complaints from customers who had their iPad shipments mysteriously sent back to Apple. Sources are now offering a little more information on the situation:
Apple has given all the stores a list of serial numbers to scan, if it’s a match we were told to set aside and ship back to Apple, these are only for Verizon ipads. This was to be done on Monday and More >
AT&T in a surprise announcement has totally changed the mobile world Sunday by announcing a definitive agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stock combo. With this transaction, the wireless giant says in a formal statement heralding the buy, “AT&T commits to a significant expansion of robust 4G LTE deployment to 95 percent of the U.S population to reach an additional 46.5 million Americans beyond current plans – including rural communities and small towns.”
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Verizon recently released data plan pricing for its version of the iPad 2 and many of you are probably wondering how it compares to AT&T’s plan. AT&T recently released their plan which gives users the option of being billed for their service rather than having to pre-pay. The two plans are roughly equivalent, though Verizon offers a discount for the heaviest data users. A recent study showing AT&T still with a dominant lead on download speeds, however, may give data hogs pause: Verizon users might get the bandwidth for less money but it will be slower.
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Citrix Online has just released a new remote desktop productivity application in the Apple App Store. The GoToMyPC app will give iPad users access to their Mac or PC desktop’s files, programs, and network resources via their tablet. Citrix has focused strongly on the security of the connection, with 128-bit AES encryption, dual passwords and end-to-end user authentication. GoToMyPC will also automatically disconnect after extended periods of inactivity.
GoToMyPC only requires that a user’s iPad be connected to either a Wi-Fi or 3G network and that the app be downloaded on both the More >
With the release of iOS 4.3 comes the end of support for the iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G but it also brings a host of new features to other iDevices. The iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod touch 3G/4G and Apple TV will all be receiving the benefits of the updated iOS. The list below is just some of the new features that will be coming in the release.
Features of iOS 4.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
- Personal Hotspot will allow the user to turn the iDevice into a wireless router that others can use to pick up a Wi-Fi connection.
- AirPlay will now support 3rd party apps allowing the use of other More >
Hackers have finally managed to port Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a jailbroken iPhone 3G.
The OS seems a bit sluggish, which isn’t surprising since the iPhone 3G has a much slower processor than most recent Android (or iOS) devices — and since the operating system wasn’t really designed for the hardware, everything else seems to be working fine as can be seen in the video embedded below:
http://twitvid.com/6SWN3 – For those of you in doubt, this is Android Gingerbread on iPhone 3G, apologies for the crap video