Friday, December 31, 2010

'Most sophisticated mobile virus' starts spreading on Android smartphones

Most sophisticated mobile virus starts spreading on Android smartphones. Apparently, virus is limited to users in China and is currently not affecting apps in the official Android marketplace. Read Story

Thursday, December 30, 2010

They're spending $50 billion. You'll be paying.

They're spending $50 billion. You'll be paying.

An annual two-fold increase in mobile data is costing the U.S. wireless industry $50 billion a year, and that cost is getting passed onto you.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hate your gift card? Swap to get one you really want

Hate your gift card? Swap to get one you really want

Given their increasing popularity, there's a good chance you'll get a gift card this year. Here's what to do if you don't like the one you get.
We buy gift cards!

Monday, December 27, 2010

BlackBerry vs. iPhone: What's in your pocket?

Apple wants a bigger slice of the pie in the workplace smart phone market dominated by Research in Motion. Read Story

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Rules changing on gift cards

Holiday gift cards are a popular gift.  But whether you give or receive one, know what you're getting into before you pay for it or use it. Read Story

Another viable option to consider is selling your unwanted gift cards for cash.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Make A Free International Phone Call Today

This holiday season we invite you to wish your family and friends a Merry Christmas with a free international phone call, compliments of Wireless On Air and Rebtel. Certain restrictions and limitations may apply.  See website for details.
From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Last Minute Virtual Visa Gift Cards

Still looking for a great gift?  Consider a virtual Visa gift card.  Here's how it works:  You go online and select a gift card amount.  The recipient receives the gift card by email and uses it anywhere Visa is accepted -- online or over the phone.  No driving around and nothing to wrap.  A Virtual Visa gift account delivered in hours

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cell Phone Deal Of The Day - HTC HD7 Windows 7 Phone

HTC HD7 (T-Mobile)
HTC HD7 (T-Mobile)
The all new HTC HD7 is a Windows Phone 7 designed to bring together what you care about most. The most noticeable feature about the device is the “large and in charge” display screen. The 4.3” capacitive touchscreen display which is the largest screen on a Windows Phone 7 is perfect for viewing movies pictures TV or videos. The HD7 also comes equipped with a kickstand for easy hands-free viewing. This phone is a standard bar design and features one of the largest virtual QWERTY keypads around which makes it great for quick messaging. The HTC HD7 runs on a 1GHz Snapdragon Processor which enables robust multimedia and gaming experiences. You will be able to watch movies through the Netflix app game on the go with Xbox Live or tune into T-Mobile TV with incredibly fast speeds. You can also stay connected with the People Hub a Windows Phone feature that lets you easily stay in touch with friends and family. The HD7 is all about bringing together what you care about most. With a customizable start screen you can pin people apps playlists and other favorites to the main page so they are always at your fingertips. Other outstanding features for the HTC HD7 include a 5MP camera with dual LED flash and automatic zoom for taking life-like pictures Micorosoft Office Mobile for taking your work with you video capture/playback for capturing important moments and GPS Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities. You can have everything right at your fingertips with the HTC HD7. HTC HD7 (T-Mobile) also includes:Windows Phone 7 OS Large 4.3" Capacitive Touch display 5MP Camera with Dual LED Flash 1GHz Snapdragon Processor 720p HD Video Capture Kickstand for ultimate viewing experience Netflix Movie App Xbox LIVE Microsoft Office Mobile View/edit Word Excel PowerPoint GPS Bluetooth Wifi 3.5 mm Headset and MicroUSB Data/charging port Included Accessories:Device Battery Micro USB Wall Charger USB Data Cable 3.5mm Multimedia Stereo Headset
Price:  $124.99 + Free Xbox 360 Game ($60 value) see website for details.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cell Phone Deal Of The Day - Free BlackBerry Storm2 Phone

BlackBerry Storm2 9550 (Verizon Wireless)
BlackBerry Storm2 9550 (Verizon Wireless)
Stay connected to the people places and things that matter most with the new BlackBerry Storm2 9550 smartphone from Verizon Wireless. Stay entertained with V CAST Music w/Rhapsody and V CAST Video on Demand. Get more out of life with tons of great apps available added Wi-Fi® next generation SurePress™touch screen technology and a pre-installed 16GB microSD card for your multimedia files like videos and music. Stay connected with a solid BlackBerry smartphone messaging experience –on a touch screen –including features like push delivery instant messaging Facebook® and MySpace® access plus email and text communications. And have fun with the largest BlackBerry smartphone browsing experience a large high-resolution screen 3G technologyand video recording capability. It’s powerful impressive and out of the ordinary –and it’s everything you expect from a BlackBerry smartphone. BlackBerry Storm2 9550 (Verizon Wireless) also includes:Wi-Fi Capable! (802.11 b/g) 3.25" Touchscreen with Accelerometer 3.2 Megapixel Camera/Camcorder Requires data pkg $15 or higher Pre-Installed 16GB microSD card Virtual QWERTY Keypad (in Landscape) World Phone (Quad Band GSM Dual-Band CDMA) MS Office Viewing and Editing Software V CAST Music with Rhapsody Visual Voice Mail Stereo Bluetooth Included Accessories:Standard Lithium ion battery 3.5mm Stereo Headset Travel Charger with BlackBerry® International Adapter Clips USB Cable Pre-installed 16GB SanDisk microSD™ Memory Card Pre-installed SIM Card Documentation Kit VZAccess Manager™ CD-ROM

Price:  FREE with a qualifying service plan.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cell Phone Deal Of The Day - Free Samsung Solstice II with Free Shipping

Samsung Solstice II (AT&T)
Samsung Solstice II (AT&T)
The Samsung Solstice II is a new quick messaging phone that will always keep you connected. 

The Solstice II differs from the original Solstice because of it's sleek bar-style form factor and digital QWERTY keyboard. The Samsung Solstice II is the complete multimedia package. 

It includes a 2 MP camera with a camcorder mobile web AT&T Music mobile video AT&T radio games and MobiTV. You can also customize the home screens and stay socially connected on Facebook MySpace and Twitter! Samsung Solstice II (AT&T) also includes:3.0" Touchscreen Display Virtual QWERTY keyboard 2.0 MP Camera with Camcorder Customizable Home Screens with Widget Shortcuts Threaded Text Messaging Text Picture and Video Messaging 
Included Accessories:Device Lithium ion battery Compact wall charger Manual

Price:  FREE + Free Shipping

Robots taking over retail jobs?

California shoppers being greeted by robots. California lost 12,900 jobs in the retail industry in November, but consumers spent 6% more than they did a year ago. So why did the state lose retail jobs when it typically adds them to deal with the increased consumer... Read Story

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cell Phone Deal Of The Day - Get 50% Off All Jitterbug Phones

Just in time for Christmas, get 50% OFF all Jitterbug phones w/ FREE Expedited Shipping. Plans start at just $14.99 per month. No Contracts.
  • Affordable, no contract plans
  • Text Messaging
  • LiveNurse - Mobile healthcare advice
  • The Wellness Call - Weekly motivational tips
  • Daily Health Tips - Suggestions for living healthy
  • Medication Reminder - Stay on schedule with medications and refills

ACT NOW! Offer expires 12/21/10.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Save Money With Straight Talk

I have been an AT&T wireless customer since 1997.  Like a lot of people, I'm always looking to save money where I can.  I had what I thought was a good plan, 1500 minutes for $49.95 per month.  The problem was that when you add all of the taxes and fees, the total monthly bill came to $63.51.  This doesn't even include a data plan which is an additional $15.00 per month plus tax.

I started thinking about switching to another provider.  I decided to try Straight Talkbecause I liked the price, $30.00 per month for 1,000 minutes, 1000 texts and 30Mb monthly web data.  But, what really sold me was that they gave me a free phone and free FedEx delivery.  I was a little apprehensive because it was a refurbished phone.  I chose the Samsung R451C because of the slide-out keyboard and figured that I would just return it and buy a different phone if it didn't work out.  The total bill came to $31.80 with tax.  Now, if you do the math, I am saving $32.43 per month! I'm excited about that.

Within a few minutes of placing my order I received a confirmation email with my FedEx tracking number.  Straight Talk uses 3-day delivery with FedEx unless you upgrade to next day for an additional charge.  Since I wasn't in that much of a hurry, the standard free delivery was fine with me.  Anyway, it arrived in 2 days. 

I opened the box and was really surprised.  The phone looks brand new.  It says refurbished on the box, but I didn't see any scratches or blemishes.  I installed the battery and charged it up.  In the meantime, I began the process of porting my number from AT&T over to Straight Talk.  I called the activation number as instructed and my phone number was instantly available on my new phone. 

Call Quality; Coverage
Another pleasant surprise was that I am not having to sacrifice call quality or coverage.

Browsing The Internet
I was really surprised how fast it is to browse the Internet.  When you slide out the keyboard, the screen switches from vertical to horizontal making it easy to surf the web.  The screen is about the same size as my BlackBerry.

Music Player
The phone comes pre-installed with 55Mb memory.  Which is enough for taking pictures and downloading ringtones.  You can also plug in a memory card to expand the memory.  You need a memory card to download and play music.

Bluetooth support, contact manager, calculator, world clock, alarm clock, memo pad, stop watch, measurement converter and tip calculator.

Directory Assistance - 411
A nice bonus from StraightTalk is free 411 calls.  Most carriers charge up to $1.50 per call.

I'm very happy with the phone, the service and the price.  I highly recommend Straight Talk to anyone wanting to save money. Order now and get Free shipping with the purchase of any Straight Talk phone bundle.

Introducing the new BlackBerry Style Flip Phone


A flip-stlyle smartphone with full QWERTY keyboard and dual display screens for a rich multi-media experience.

    • BlackBerry 6.0 OS
    • 2.7-inch internal display
    • 2-inch external display
    • 5-Mega-pixel camera/camcorder
    • Flip Phone
    • DataViz Documents To Go Suite
    • Edit Microsoft documents and PowerPoint files
    • Rich multi-media experience


      Price: $19.99*
      *Introductory price for new Sprint customers. Price subject to change without notice. Verified 12/15/10.

      Saturday, December 18, 2010

      Weekend Sale: FREE Samsung Continuum Android Phone

      Samsung Continuum (Verizon Wireless)
      Samsung Continuum (Verizon Wireless)
      The Samsung Continuum is a brilliant Galaxy S Smartphone. The 3.4" Super AMOLED touchscreen display provides a brighter image both indoors and outdoors and a virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology allows for quick and easy messaging. 

      This phone is operating on the Android 2.1 OS and offers a powerful 1GHz application processor. With the Continuum you will be the ultimate multi-tasker. The ticker display allows you to control the MP3 music player while simultaneously managing incoming calls and messages. 

      The 5.0 MP camera with auto-focus and LED flash offers high-quality images and videos. With WiFi capability a pinch zoom-enabled Android browser Skype Mobile and VZ Navigator you can have everything at your fingertips. Samsung Continuum (Verizon Wireless) also includes 5.0 MP Camera with Auto-Focus and LED Flash 720p HD Video Recording 1GHz Application Processor Up to 32 GB microSD supported DLNA Via Allshare Bluetooth Capabilities Full HTML Browser Wi-fi Capable Bing Search & Bing Maps 

      FREE (New Verizon Accounts with new contract)

      Friday, December 17, 2010

      Cell Phone Deal Of The Day - Get the Samsung Captivate for 1-cent


      Your entertainment, messaging and social networks integrated into a single mobile phone.
      • Android 2.1 OS
      • 4-inch AMOLED Touchscreen
      • 5-Mega-pixel camera
      • Noise suppression
      • YouTube app
      Buy Samsung Captivate Price:  $0.01

      Thursday, December 16, 2010

      Cell Phone Deal Of The Day - Get the Motorola CLIQ XT for 1-cent

      Motorola CLIQ XT (T-Mobile)
      Motorola CLIQ XT (T-Mobile)
      The Motorola CLIQ XT from T-Mobile has a sleek and slim pocketable form factor; launching with Android 2.1 with MotoBlur. MotoBlur is a service that streams your social networking feeds to the handset in real time providing instant access to the latest happening and messages from your friends.The home screen always shows the latest updates from friends social networking sites text messages and emails.

      The Motorola CLIQ XT is a full touch screen smartphone with a 5.0 megapixel camera and flash a vivid 3.1 inch display screen including 3G and WiFi. The CLIQ XT features two virtual keyboards the standard Android QWERTY and the new Swype Technology a finger swiping text input. The smartphone has access to the Android Marketplace Microsoft Outlook Exchange and Google services.

      • Android 2.1 w/ MotoBlur 
      • 3.1" touchscreen display 
      • 5.0 MP Camera w/ video capture 
      • Virtual QWERTY w/ Swype 
      • Visual Voicemail 
      • New trackpad 3G Network 
      • Wi-Fi access 
      • Preloaded Social Networking applications Micro SD expandable to 32GB 
      • Built in GPS Stereo 
      • Bluetooth
      Included Accessories:Lithion ion battery Charger USB Cable Stereo headset Extra battery cover in purple 2GB microSD card.

      Wednesday, December 15, 2010

      Cell Phone Deal Of The Day - Get the Samsung Mythic for 1-cent

      Samsung Mythic (AT&T)
      Samsung Mythic (AT&T)
      The Samsung Mythic from AT&T functionality is second to none with Mobile Email Instant Messaging Text and Picture Messaging - allowing you stay connected with friends and family - and full Social Networking abilities through Facebook Myspace AT&T Social Net and a 3.2MP Pixel Camera with Video Capture.
      The Samsung Mythic also makes full use of its Massive 3.3" Full Touch Display with Mobile TV Fully Enhanced Web Browsing and Stereo Bluetooth Output.All of this is combined into the Mythic's compact and sleek aesthetically minimalistic design.
      Supports expandable MicroSD memory up to 32GB Full access to key applications including Facebook Myspace and AT&T Social Net Stereo Bluetooth Capability Messaging and/or Messaging & Data pack required Supports AT&T Mobile TV Up to 10 days between charges
      Included Accessories:Samsung Handset Li-ion Battery Getting Started Guide Wall Charger

      Tuesday, December 14, 2010

      Cell Phone Deal Of The Day - Get the Samsung Vibrant for 1-cent

      Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile)
      Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile)
      The Vibrant is a sleek Android-powered smartphone with a stunning 4" super AMOLED screen bringing the highest resolution possible to your smartphone experience while cutting down on glare and using significantly less power than a traditional display expanding your battery life.
      Stock with Android 2.1 a 5 Megapixel Camera 720p HD Video This latest Capacitive Touchscreen smartphone is the ultimate multimedia mobile device. And the Samsung Vibrant is powered by 1GHz Hummingbird A8 processor - guaranteeing a smooth and seamless user experience.
      Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile) also includes:Android 2.1 w/ TouchWiz 4.0” WVGA Super AMOLED Display 5.0 MP camera w/ autofocus 1 GHz Hummingbird Processor Access to thousands of apps on Android Market Watch live and on-demand TV 6 Hour Talk Time Video capture capable Read the most popular books with Kindle for Android Expandable Micro SD Memory up to 32MB
      Included Accessories:Headset Battery Detachable charger Data cable 2GB MicroSD card Alternate battery cover.

      Monday, December 13, 2010

      AT&T is rated worst cellphone service provider by Consumer Reports

      AT&T Inc. is the nation's worst cellphone service provider, according to Consumer Reports. U.S. Cellular tops the list in survey of 58,000 users.  Read Story

      Mobile health in your palm

      Technology companies, medical field developing mobile apps to improve patient health. Looking to better manage your diet, your vital signs or a chronic disease? Read Story

      Saturday, December 11, 2010

      Weekend Sale: Free DROID 2 by Motorola Android Phone

      DROID 2 by Motorola (Verizon Wireless)
      For a limited time, new Verizon customers get a FREE DROID 2 by Motorola Android Phone.  Current Verizon customers can upgrade for $39.99.

      The Droid 2 by Motorola for Verizon Wireless has everything you loved about the original Droid but upgraded with the latest in wireless technology. 

      • Android 2.2 with Adobe Flash 10.1
      • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard 
      • Virtual QWERTY keyboard 
      • 5MP camera with dual LED flash 
      • 3.7 inch screen
      • 8GB removable microSD card 

      *DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license.

      Friday, December 10, 2010

      Free LG Vortex Android Phone

      For a limited time, get a free LG Vortex Android Phone when you subscribe to a qualifying Verizon cell phone plan.  New Verizon customers can receive up to $50.00 when trading in their old cell phone.  See website for details.
      LG Vortex Black (Verizon Wireless)
      LG Vortex Android Phone

      Looking for an Android 2.2 (Google's operating system for cell phones) powered smartphone that operates brilliantly?

      • 3.2 inch touchscreen with Swype technology
      • 3.2 MP camera/camcorder
      • HTML Web Browser 
      • Bing Search
      • VZ Navigator
      • 3G Mobile Hotspot capable

      Thursday, December 9, 2010

      Make Cheap International Phone Calls From Your Cell Phone

      Save up to 90% on calls to Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Haiti, India, Mexico, Philippines, UK and more than 50 countries to and from the U.S.  Stay in touch with family and friends around the world.  Cheap rates allow you to call more often. 
      • No Software to download
      • No calling cards to reload
      • No PIN to remember
      • No computer required
      • No contracts
      • No hidden fees

      There are no contracts or hidden fees and you only pay for the time you talk. There are over 4 million users saving money on their international calls.  Enjoy clear call quality and reliable service.  Try 5 minutes for free today.

      Tuesday, December 7, 2010

      At A Glance: BlackBerry Curve Smartphone

      Review documents in Adobe, Microsoft or WordPerfect

      At A Glance:  
      BlackBerry Curve

      • BlackBerry OS
      • 2.4-inch touch screen
      • 2-Mega-pixel camera
      • QWERTY keyboard
      • Adobe, Microsoft and WordPerfect attachments
      • Pre-loaded social apps

      Price: $0.01*
      *Special promo price for a limited time.  Price subject to change without notice.
      Free Activation with AT&T through 12/31/10 

      Monday, December 6, 2010

      Personal Shopper application brings cell phone deals to you

      If you're tired of visiting websites looking for the perfect deal on a new cell phone or smartphone then the Personal Shopper application is just for you.  All you need to do is type in your own words the name of the product or cell phone you are looking for.  Next, enter you're target price.  As soon as the product you are looking for comes within 10% of your target price, you will receive an email with a link directly to that cell phone.  Never miss another deal on the smartphone you are looking for.  Try out the Personal Shopper today.

      Wait times drop for cellphone 911 calls in California

      After years of call centers not being able to keep up with emergency calls from wireless phones, the number of such calls not getting through fell to just 5% so far this year. Millions of California cellphone users are no longer getting busy messages, experiencing unconnected calls or being put on hold for extended periods when they dial 911. Read Story

      Saturday, December 4, 2010

      Cheapest Cell Phone Plans For Seniors

      Bigger buttons - Large print - Loud speaker
      As it turns out the cheapest cell phone plans for seniors also happens to be among the best.   There are also applications tailored to meet special needs.  Using high quality phones that are easy to use and inexpensive no contract cell phone plans with nationwide coverage, the re-designed Jitterbug is the best cell phone for seniors.

      The Jitterbug is a Samsung cell phone with texting.  It features a large number keypad, large screen print and a louder speaker.  A variety of special needs applications including 24/7 access to registered nurses, weekly motivational wellness calls, daily health tips that meet the guidelines of the American Heart Association, medication reminder service and more are available to promote healthy and independent living.

      Plans are as low as $14.99 per month with personalized service and live 24-hour assistance.  International calling options and unlimited cell phone plans are also available.  Now seniors can have more freedom with less worries. Reliable & Easy To Use Jitterbug J Cell Phone For Independent Living. 24 Hour Live Assistance. Learn More...

      Thursday, December 2, 2010

      How To Buy Gift Cards For Less Than Face Value

      The easiest and most convenient holiday gift is the gift card.  The key to buying gift cards is finding the right card for your friend or relative.  Another important factor, especially this holiday season, is to be able to buy gift cards at a discount.  You can buy gift cards online from selected national retailers at a savings of up to 25%. This is a really cool way of getting more for less. Learn more about getting up to 25% off Merchant Gift Cards.