Southwest Airline’s Slippery Slope With iOS Access

As the FAA begins to ease the restrictions of using gadgets on flights, we’re going to see more silly things. For example, Southwest Airlines recently announced a new in-flight data option for $2/day that allows you unlimited access to iMessage. iMessage is the SMS/IM solution baked into the latest iPhones and iPads. I get whatContinue reading “Southwest Airline’s Slippery Slope With iOS Access”

Verizon Wireless Offering $10 ‘Social’ Plan Is Scary

Recently, Verizon Wireless announced a new data plan for its BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone – dubbed the ‘Social Messaging Data Package.’ This plan is only $10/month, which is about 1/3rd the price of a normal data plan, but it severely limits the user. You get 75MB of data (PLEASE stop offering consumers bucket data plansContinue reading “Verizon Wireless Offering $10 ‘Social’ Plan Is Scary”

What’s The Point Of The MiFi?

When the MiFi was announced, I thought it sounded like an awesome idea. If you don’t know, the MiFi is essentially a 3G modem combined with a WiFi router. The device is roughly the size of a credit card, though thicker, and connects to a cellular 3G network (there are both CDMA and UMTS variants).Continue reading “What’s The Point Of The MiFi?”

Should Smartphones Come With Data Plans?

A recent rumor at Boy Genius Report claims that T-Mobile is going to require most of its smartphones to be sold with a data plan. The concept is nothing new – most BlackBerries are sold with an add-on that includes unlimited data connections, and the iPhone is sold with a data package bundled from AT&T.Continue reading “Should Smartphones Come With Data Plans?”