Best Free Cell Phone Video

I just ran up a quick video on how to get the best free cell phone when you sign up for cell phone service. While every company will give you a free phone, most of them are only worth a few hundred dollars max. But, if you go with a company that’s selling phones for the big brands, they’ll give you a way better phone, so that they can get the sale. In other words, why settle for a $200 phone, when you can get a $500 phone instead, and the plans and pricing are still the same as what you’d pay by going directly to the carrier.

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Cell Phone Coverage Maps

Sometimes it’s a pain to find cell phone coverage maps for all the major carriers in one place, so i decided to make a list of all the coverage map links. I’m sure it’s been done before, but there’s no reason why I shouldn’t have one for my readers, so they don’t have to wander around the net like lost puppies. LOL

  • Sprint Coverage Map Page includes Voice, Data and Direct Connect Maps.
  • Verizon Coverage MapThis map includes information on Voice, Messaging, Data, 4G, Push to Talk and Prepaid cell phone coverage.
  • AT&T Coverage MapPage includes Domestic and International maps, as well as maps covering Voice, Data, GoPhone and SmartLimits.
  • T-Mobile coverage Map Broken down by 2G, 3G-4G and Prepaid and FlexPay maps.
  • Nextel Coverage Maps Does anyone know why there’s a separate Nextel map? I mean, hey, it’s sitting on the Sprint website, so why do they even bother pretending that Nextel still exists? But, if you’ve got a Nextel phone, you can check the above coverage map for Voice, Data and Direct Connect…

If you’re moving to a new area, and you’re thinking of getting new cell phone service, then make sure that you check with http://www.cellreception.com/ first to see which company has the best reception in that area. I checked with them to see who has the best reception in Walla Walla, where I live, it it came back with Verizon as being number one in the area. Since I’ve had service from most of the carriers in this area, I can tell you that they are correct… Verizon is the best in my area.

 

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Cover Blocks Cell Phone Radiation

If you’ve been worried about your brain being fried by your cell phone, or your butt, if you keep it in your pocket, then worry no more. Pong has a line of cell phone covers that improve reception, while at the same time blocking cellular radiation.

According to their site:

Pong’s patented antenna technology redirects the potentially harmful electromagnetic radiation (EMR) away from the your head, which reduces your radiation exposure by up to 95% below the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) limit.

If you’re interested to know how it all works, read their testing and certification page, or watch the video they’ve posted on Youtube.

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Blocking Cell Phones In Prison

There is an article in the Baltimore Edition of CBS Local about keeping cell phones out of prisons. According to the story, the Maryland Department of Public Safety will attempt to:

block covert inmate calls by creating a radio frequency umbrella around prisons.

Supposedly, this will allow legitimate calls in and out, but block calls from unauthorized cell phones. It sounds pretty good in theory, and will be nice if it works, but the second it does, the bad guys are just going to hire some geek from Harvard, or Cal Tech, to break the system.

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Mobile VoIP To Replace Cell Minute Usage

As your cell phone’s data pipe gets fatter, there will be less and less reason to use your cell phone minutes, when you could be using a VoIP app to make your calls instead. As 4G broadband becomes more widespread, there will no longer be any reason not to kill your cell phone’s per minute plan, and just go with unlimited data. As a matter of fact, if you’re not much of a data user, you could opt for the cheapest data plan, and use it for VoIP calls, because VoIP calls need only low data streams to work.

If you’ve got an Android phone, and you’d like to try out some free VoIP apps, head over to the android store, and try some out. according to current download stats, Skype has the most downloads for their VoIP and video chat app, with 377,390. Viber is second, with 82,042 downloads of their app, but they claim over 40 million users. Which reminds me, these VoIP apps only work for free in network… That means if you’re using the Skype app, you can only talk to other Skype users, unless you want to pay for it.

If you’re looking for an app that you can use to call regular phone numbers for free in the US and Canada, then you need to sign up with MagicJack, and download their VoIP cell phone app. Right now, the app only works on Apple products, but hopefully they’ll have one for Android soon. You can get it for free as a trial, but you can only call in network if you do that.

Of course, after I wrote this, I wandered out to Sprint.com to see what they had in the way of data only plans, and they didn’t. I then went to Verizon, and they do offer some data only plans, but they are for “Tablets Only”. Those plans started at $20.00 for 1GB of data, which would be enough for between 300 and 600 minutes of calling, depending on your kbps data rate. (Most VoIP calls are in the 30-40kbps range, but they can go as high as 80 kbps.) Of course, if you’re going to do that, just grab a plan from StraightTalk, and get 1000 minutes of calling, 34GB of data and 1000 texts for $35 per month.

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Ping4 Pusher App

Ping4 is releasing an app that pushes emergency alerts to your phone once you cross into the the alert’s geographical boundary area. Agencies that have purchased the ability to push data, can enter their information, and a geographical boundary into the system, and when someone with the Ping4 app crosses into that geographical area, the message gets pushed to their phone.

This can be used in many ways, from alerting a whole town that their electricity will be out for 4 hours, or that the river is flooding, to letting people at the local football game know that little Johny is lost. There are a ton of “GOOD” uses for this product, but it can also be used for “EVIL”. LOL

Companies can buy the services of Ping4 to deliver messages to their customers when they cross the store’s boundaries. While little messages about turning off your headlights and locking your car door might be OK, I think it will desensitize people to the app, if it goes off every time they get near a commercial establishment. If it’s going off all the time, people will start ignoring it, and it will then lose it’s value as an early warning system for real emergencies.

How much do you want to bet, that once the system is up and running nationwide, Billybob, and his cousins, the evil hacker twins, will figure out some way to send ads to everyone in the world who has the app? I mean, how cool would it be to stick your affiliate code in an email/text/video message, and send it to 22 million people? I’m pretty sure it would generate some health commissions…

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Channel Partners Expo Mobile App

If you’re going to the Channel Partner’s Expo in Vegas the week of the 26th, you might want to download the Channel Partners Expo Mobile App. android phones and pads can download it from the Android App Store, while iPhone and iPad people can do the same from the Apple Store.

The new app will let users find exhibitors, navigate the show floor, review their daily agenda, manage their schedule and more.

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Comparing T-Mobile and Verizon Family Cell Phone Plans

Cell phone service is practically a necessity when you have a growing family. Teenagers need a way to contact mom or dad or call 911 in an emergency. Having a cell phone is not a luxury anymore. When you have made the decision to get a family cell phone plan, the task then is deciding which service provider to choose. Selecting a plan that meets the needs of your family and fits your price range is key.

The approach to determining the ideal provider is to conduct a comparison of their family cell phone plans. The one that delivers the best value for the money will be the best one to pick. These examples below show the features and prices of T-Mobile and Verizon family plans.  Both are reputable service providers but one may have more to offer. It is always a good idea to research any company you plan to put money in.

T-Mobile Classic Family Unlimited Plus (2-line, shared)

  • Features:
  • Unlimited T-Mobile-to-T-Mobile Calling
  • Unlimited Nights and Weekends
  • Nationwide Long Distance
  • Caller ID
  • Voice Mail
  • Call Waiting, Call Hold, 3-Way Calling

Monthly Charges: $139.98

Fees: $36 activation fee, $200 early termination fee

Unique Benefits: No Roaming Charges

Verizon Nationwide Voice and Messaging Unlimited (2-line, shared)

Features:

  • Unlimited Messaging (text, picture, video) to Any Network
  • Unlimited Mobile-to-mobile
  • Unlimited Nights and Weekends
  • Nationwide Long Distance
  • Mobile Web Pay-Per-Use @1.99 per MB
  • Caller ID
  • Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, 3-Way Calling

Monthly Charges: $149.98

Fees: $35 activation, $350 early termination fee

Unique Benefits: No Roaming Charges on the Verizon Wireless Network

 Conclusions:

Based on the information above, it would seem like T-Mobile offers a good service and at a lower monthly charge. However, even though it is $10 more, Verizon has included text, picture and video messaging in the plan and T-Mobile has not. Text and picture messaging are optional and added onto the plan for an extra charge. T-Mobile does include unlimited web browsing while Verizon charges for data service. In determining the right plan for you, you will need to decide what feature you need and which ones you do not mind paying extra for.

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Sports Tracker App

Sports Tracker is an award winning App that uses GPS to keep record of a variety of your daily routine workouts. Whether you are jogging on your favorite track, running or cycling, Sports Tracker will keep track of the distance, duration and energy spent in your Training Diary. This information puts you in better control and gives you another way to share your daily, weekly or monthly data outputs, including route, speed and photos, with your followers on your favorite social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

Your phone is also synchronized with all of your exercise information and tracked online at sports-tracker.com. Application are available for “Windows Mobile 7”, iPhone and Android phone users. Your free Sports Tracker app may be downloaded and installed from the Sports Tracker website.

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Who Has The Cheapest Shared Minute Plan?

Who has the cheapest family cell phone plans between T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon? Unlimited family plans offer the best benefits for the money, but which plan is actually the cheapest? Well, we did a little research, and the cheapest unlimited 2 line plan comes from T-Mobile for $139.98 per month. This T-Mobile plan comes with unlimited texting, pictures, video messaging and more.

Shared plans are for two or more phones and users can opt for additional lines for a low monthly fee. Parents can get a phone for each member of the family on the same account. This is a cheaper option than paying for individual plans. Most unlimited plans come with the most frequently used features, like caller ID and call waiting.

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