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Monday, September 17, 2012

2 month update

So I have completed 2 months with Straight Talk. There is even a new deal to lower my costs further.

Friday, August 10, 2012

My first month with Straight Talk

My first full month with Straight Talk.

I started Straight talk on July 12th. I can't believe how fast one month has past and I look forward to using this service more. I am using the T-Mobile network sim, but Straight Talk also offers use of the AT&T network if T-Mobile coverage is not as good in your area.

For those that have not read yet, here is a link to my post about straight talk and their service.

Read more after the break.

Friday, July 20, 2012

So Share it Maybe.........Not?

Verizon and AT&T try to share taking your money

Image from IntoMobile

So within the past few weeks, Verizon and AT&T have announced and/or launched their shared data plans (Verizon going all into their shared philosophy as the only offering to new customers).  They say it will save you money, but I trust them like a trust a dog holding onto my steak while I warm up my grill.  These big companies just keep making up ways to separate you from money you work hard to earn, in the world where over the past 5 years the average American yearly income has dropped almost $5,000........screw them for taking advantage of us!

Monday, July 16, 2012

LTE vs HSPA+....the great debate?

Now that I have a few days and done some speed testing across different areas I feel I can begin sharing what I feel will be the "Norm" using straight talk.  More impressions to follow after my first full month with them.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Give it to me Straight

I have decided that I will start my prepaid adventure with Straight Talk Wireless.  Straight talk offers unlimited minutes, texts and data for $45 per month.  Data is "unlimited" but a lot of forums report that you get warnings after 2 GB of data and can even get cut off for the month for heavy abuse.  I personally usually use about 1.5 GB per month, so I see no problem using this service.  It is certainly giving me peace of mind not having to worry anymore about going over on my minutes on my 450 minute plan from Verizon.

Learn more about Straight talk and my experience after the break.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The GSM Galxay Nexus by Google

Here it new Samsung Galaxy Nexus direct from Google

Simplicity, no flim flam
What a beautiful piece of technology!  I have been wanting to get this phone since Google started offering it months ago.  Thankfully I was waiting for my contract end date, so I refrained from purchasing any phone until I got closer to the end date.  I spent countless hours researching what phone to get.  I searched plenty of used bargains on eBay, craigslist, CowBoom , but I ended up deciding on this phone as soon as Google dropped the price to an amazing $350 at their I/O 2012 conference. What I want from my technology is no bloatware, fast and frequent updates, simplistic design and lots of features.  The Galaxy Nexus checks all those boxes for me. 

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Up up and away!!!

I figure I should let everyone know that I will be away for the 4th of July week.  I will do my best to post, but if I don't, there will most certainly be updates right after.

I hope you all take the time and follow my blog by signing up on the right side.  This means a lot to me and is actually proving to be a bit theraputic in allowing me to focus my mind on these posts.

I do appreciate all who have come to visit my blog and hope that the information I am providing is helpful.  I will be transitioning to prepaid in about 2 weeks and will detail that completely on here.
Hope everyone has a smashing 4th of July!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Food for thought!

Om nom?

With Google annoucing now that the GSM galaxy Nexus is being dropped to $349, I thought everyone would like a comparison on how much you can save by going prepaid instead of postpaid.

Remember, this is a simple comparison and depends where you live and what service you choose.  This will hopefully start making more sense to folks as I post more about different carriers that offer more coverage.

It all starts somewhere....

I have created this blog (which will officially be my first attempt at blogging) to detail and share my exploration of the prepaid wireless service world.  I hope folks will take this information and use it to consider where they are and how they are spending their money.  So if you are the type of person who wants to make their money work harder for them, while maintaining good service, please read on.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A study in magenta

Today I will detail T-Mobile's offerings in the prepaid world, specifically the Monthly 4G plans.  There are pay as you go options, but I will not detail them here.

The Stats:

T-Mobile is the #4 carrier in the US at the moment, just a head of Boost Mobile.  With the failed AT&T merger attempt (thank goodness it didn't happen) T-Mobile picked up some additional spectrum and some nice cash to help them along with 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) roll-out in the next year or so.

Where you at?

So today's post will be about my first look into the individual prepaid carriers.

As I shared in my previous post, my girlfriend and her mom are current customers of Boost Mobile. Overall they seem very happy with the service and are enjoying watching their costs shrink.  Read on to see if Boost is a viable option.

**UPDATED Blackberry plan**