With Smartphones, Case = Cash

With the shift from post-paid to pre-paid, the resale value of smartphones becomes an increasingly important factor. For most people dropping $400-600+ on a new phone isn’t something they can do frequently. For me, this means that I need to sell my current phone on Craigslist or eBay or something before I can buy theContinue reading “With Smartphones, Case = Cash”

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”

Real Life And Gadgets

I just read this awesome post from my friend Antoine about how he met our mutual online friend Trent in real life the other day. The two apparently had a great time discussing tech, and the conversation eventually moved to something that I firmly believe in: Technology should enrich and enable your real life, andContinue reading “Real Life And Gadgets”

Mandatory Unlimited Data Plans For Smartphones Is Awesome

Last week, it was revealed that, as of September 6th, AT&T will be requiring all smartphones to have an unlimited data package. There will not be an option to disable data, or opt for the pay-per-use. If you have a smartphone, you have to have unlimited data. While there’s been a bit of backlash againstContinue reading “Mandatory Unlimited Data Plans For Smartphones Is Awesome”

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?”