Cell Phone

Cellular Phone Add-ons And Their Uses

With boost in usage of cell phones, individuals have actually ended up being interested in making usage of all the functions in a cell phone. Devices have 3 primary functions to serve– 1) To enhance the performance of the cell phone, 2) To enhance its look, and 3) To increase the security of the cell phone and likewise its user.

You will be able to get your cell phone signal even if you are travelling in the mountains or are present in a lift. This accessory enhances the abilities of the cell phone.

There are a number of cell phone devices readily available like antennas, batteries, cases, faceplates, holsters, holders, hands totally free packages and some others. You must not leap into purchasing a device simply due to the fact that it looks great or because it can increase the applications that your cell phone can be utilized for.

The requirement for other devices like cases, holsters, faceplates and holders should be examined on your requirements.

Because the usage of cell phones has actually ended up being cost-effective and low-cost in the current days, individuals have actually been attempting to get rid of the usage of regular phones all together. Now an individual can quickly obtain a cell phone at any expense, varying from high end to low end phones.

With boost in usage of cell phones, individuals have actually ended up being interested in making usage of all the functions in a cell phone. Devices have 3 primary functions to serve– 1) To enhance the performance of the cell phone, 2) To enhance its look, and 3) To increase the security of the cell phone and likewise its user.

When it comes to increasing the security of the user, hands-free package is the most essential device. Because law has actually been enacted restricting chauffeurs from talking on mobile phone while owning, they can now talk without talking their hands off the guiding wheel. These sets likewise allow you to use earphone and microphone makings it simple for talking on them.

Because the usage of cell phones has actually ended up being cost-effective and low-cost in the current days, individuals have actually been attempting to get rid of the usage of typical phones all together. Now an individual can quickly get a cell phone at any expense, varying from high end to low end phones.

New Cell Phones Coming Out in 2017

Here are some of the hottest devices we’re keeping our eyes out for in the next few months.

There are some phones and ideas, as usual, that we haven’t put on this list. You’ll notice nothing from Apple. That’s because current rumors say there won’t be an iPhone SE update this spring, and this fall’s iPhone 8 (7s?) is just too far away for anything to be reliable on it yet. I also don’t feel the rumors about an upcoming Moto X are reliable, and there isn’t enough on the next Moto Z, coming in June. Any speculation about a Microsoft Surface Phone is just wild at this point; Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley says it may have been kicked to 2018. And I’m not putting any Xiaomi or Nokia products on this list because both companies, right now, don’t intend to release phones in the US.

Visit PCMag for the best in depth reviews.

New cell phones to look for in the coming year

Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S8 & Galaxy Note 8
Google Pixel 2
Xiaomi Mi 6 & Mi Mix 2
LG G6
HTC 11
OnePlus 4
Nokia 8
Sony Xperia XZ Premium

The best new phones of 2017 will offer faster performance and longer battery life, thanks to the new Snapdragon 835 chip for which headline performance figures include 25 percent faster graphics rendering and half the power consumption compared to the Snapdragon 801.

It’s also got 20 percent extra performance vs the Snapdragon 820, according to Qualcomm. You can expect this processor to be paired with at least 4- but potentially as much as 8GB of RAM, a minimum amount of 32GB of storage, large Quad-HD screens and class-leading cameras.

iPhone 8 release date: September 2017

Apple is set to go big on the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, which could go some way to make up for this year’s relatively minor upgrade. A combination of design and hardware changes should make the iPhone 8 the most radical new iPhone to date. See: Best Phone Deals

The iPhone 8 could be the iPhone with which Jony Ive finally gets his own way: an iPhone that resembles a single sheet of glass with an edge-to-edge OLED screen.

According to an Apple supplier, at least one of the company’s new iPhones for 2017 will have a glass body. The TouchID scanner is thought to be hidden within the glass, while the physical Home button will be gone.

Other rumours suggest the iPhone 8 will feature wireless charging for the first time, and possible biometric features such as facial recognition or iris scanning. It’ll run the Apple A11 processor and motion co-processor, and be devilishly fast.

AT&T Eliminates Key Data Plan Requirement

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From the Washington Post

“AT&T on Thursday announced an expanded version of its unlimited data plan that does not require an additional subscription to a pay-TV service.

The new unlimited plan is aimed at competing with similar offerings recently announced by Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. A single line will cost $100 a month, with the second and third lines each costing an additional $40 per month. For a four-person household, the plan will cost $55 per line for the first two months, and $45 per line every month thereafter.”

This is a great step forward! Our last post discussed T-Mobile and this confirms what we had to say then. Furthermore…

“Spurred on by T-Mobile, which now advertises only its unlimited data plan, the rest of the wireless industry has moved swiftly to adapt. 

Verizon was the last of the four major carriers to offer an unlimited plan, but it also came with the fewest restrictions on how Americans could consume streaming media. For example, it allows streaming in high definition by default, whereas the three other U.S. carriers incentivize or in some cases require content such as online videos to be viewed in lower quality, in an effort to reduce the load on their networks. (At the same time, reducing video quality can help prevent reaching the high-consumption threshold that may trigger a reduction in speeds.)

Separately, some of AT&T’s cellular customers on Thursday said they had begun receiving notifications on their smartphones concerning DirecTV Now, AT&T’s Internet-only television service. The marketing reminded customers that any video consumption of DirecTV Now that occurred over AT&T’s data network will not count against monthly data caps.”

 

 

AT&T Wireless: A Poor Service Provider

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This past week, I looked into switching over to AT&T from T-Mobile. Never have I experienced a more convoluted, mish-mash, of wrong information, conflicting directions, and poor service.

First of all, I already have a brand new phone. An LG Stylo. My first question was will my phone work on AT&T?

Yes, said the first rep I talked to at the AT&T store.

Yes, said the rep on the phone when I gave him my IMEI numbers. He went ahead and took my information, set up the account, gave me my new phone numbers (I was switching 2 lines), and promised my new SIM cards would be there in the mail the very next day.

The next day? No SIM cards. Then it was Sunday, and a Monday holiday. Tuesday? No SIM cards.

So i decided to go to the local store again. Sorry, I was told, but we are completely separate from customer service online. We can get you a new SIM card, but we don’t show an account for you.

So I called customer service. Couldn’t find my account. Doesn’t exist. Only after giving my social were they able to find anything and then I was told, no, no SIM cards were mailed out. Account has not been activated.

Really?

So the store set up a whole new account. More credit checks. More time. More hassle. Sales rep took my phone, put in the new SIM card, and tried to get it to work. No dice.

Manager came over. No success again.

You want to buy a new phone? What? How much? $600-700 hundred. Yowsa! I already have a nearly new phone. Let me think about it. Maybe I will stay with T-Mobile. I will call you tomorrow.

Next day. Call store rep. Got voice mail. Please cancel account I said. I also emailed him. 8 hours later, no reply. I text him. Did you get my message I asked? He replies. Sorry, but you have to call customer service to close account. Here is there number. Sigh…

Call customer service. Sorry, but there is no account listed. What!? Go through whole process again and they finally find my account. Sorry they say, but the store opened this account so they have to close it.

Grrrr. So I call the store and speak to the manager. She promises to get back to me by the next day. The original store rep I used calls me back that night and says I need to come in. Com in? Why? We have to scan your driver’s license in order to access your account. Your’re kidding right? He replied, you want to talk to a manager? Sigh ~ No, I reply I will come in and he schedules an appointment for the next day.

I go into the store at the appointed time and after 5 minutes, finally my account is closed and I think I am done.

The manager says, all finished and hopefully you will be an AT&T customer again soon. I look at her. And say nothing but, Welllll….

Its been a week and in my email box today was a message from AT&T welcoming me as a new customer.

Sigh~

Don’t use AT&T folks.

T-Mobile and Its Aggressive Sales Goals Get In Trouble

Once again, T-Mobile has crossed the line. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently opened an investigation into T-Mobile after numerous employees complained about its pushing of sales goals and how they were treated.

From the Washington Post;

“T-Mobile employees under pressure to meet sales goals are sometimes driven to mislead customers or to enroll them in services they didn’t ask for, alleges a report from a labor coalition.

In a complaint that Change to Win said they filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday, the labor group claimed that T-Mobile sets “unrealistic sales targets” that encourage workers to act in ways that may not benefit consumers.

The group found that some workers said they felt pressure to add insurance, phone lines and other services that customers didn’t explicitly ask for to meet sales targets and earn commission payments. The findings were based on a review of consumer complaints collected by the Federal Trade Commission, a consumer protection agency, interviews with workers and online surveys of people who identified themselves as T-Mobile employees and customers.”

Will these guys never learn?

Looks like the FTC might be getting on board as well;

” The FTC declined to comment on whether it was investigating T-Mobile for the sales practices highlighted by the labor group.

John Simpson, an advocate for Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit organization that educates consumers, has some advice for shoppers.

“The best defense for a consumer when they’re dealing with anybody, be it T-Mobile or anybody else, is to be aware of the potential problem and ask lots of questions,” he said.

Read the article here.

Here is a video of some of the trouble they got into a year ago;

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Do not buy this!

Read this article in the Washington Post here;

SEOUL, South Korea — Yonhap says Samsung has temporarily halted production of Galaxy Note 7 after replacement devices catch fire.

This is a gift to google because of the upcoming Christmas season…

“Samsung is a crucial Google partner for its Android mobile operating system. Indeed, Android and Samsung have become almost synonymous for many consumers these days — something that Google may not particularly want for its open mobile operating system. So perhaps to shift that perception, Google is trying to stake its own claim to being the premier Android brand with its recent introduction of its Pixel and Pixel XL.”

“The fallout has been clear: Slightly more than a third of Samsung smartphone owners said they would not buy another phone from the company after the Galaxy Note 7 recall, according to a survey from brand consultant firm Branding Brand, which conducted the poll before the replacements started catching on fire.”

Bottom line, Save your money and buy an alternative product.

T Mobiles New Data Plan for September

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T mobile is debuting a new data plan in September. They plan on doing way with data limits on plans and offering “unlimited
data instead for more money.

A good article discussing this is on Yahoo Fiance. Its starts off by saying,

“Sprint and T-Mobile want to sell you unlimited data for less. But don’t start celebrating just yet.

Getting more data at a lower price should be good. But wireless broadband differs from wired broadband in one key way: scarcity. It’s hard to provide reliable wireless service if everyone is maxing out their connections at once.”

The problem with this new data plan is that it is going to severely limit tethering, or hotspots. Now I use my hotspot a lot and in fact pay extra ($30) a month for 14gb. The new plan structure is going to limit you to 2G not 4G. Thats a problem. As Rob the author put it,

” To test that, I set my Android phone to connect to T-Mobile via 2G, tethered my laptop and tried to load Yahoo Finance’s home page. Four and a half minutes later, my MacBook Air’s Chrome browser gave up after loading just seven stories, two thumbnail pictures, some stock quotes and a logo or two.”

Apparently though T-Mobile is not going to do away with their old plans just yet. T-Mobile verified that they are going to keep existing plans just as they are.

My advice? Don’t switch just yet. Let the fallout happen first and the bugs get worked out. Once you switch you are trapped in the plan.

Connecting Many With Bluetooth

Attaching Many With Bluetooth

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Constantly developing, the technology of Bluetooth
started off as a basic cordless connection standard
but possesses since then been adjusted as well as shown with lots of
different uses and also functions.

An example is Bluetooth for cellular phone. It
enables mobile individuals to link to their hands cost-free
headset without using cables. Bluetooth modern technology
will certainly also allow mobile phone individuals to connect
with their hands totally free package as well.

An additional convenient usage of Bluetooth is documents sharing. It
allows the sharing of files between two cellular phone,
between a mobile phone as well as computer, that makes the
sharing of data a breeze. If you have a cell phone
and also computer, you can conveniently transfer data in between
the two.

State for instance you intended to place an MP3 on your
phone from your computer you could do it quickly
with Bluetooth All you would require is a Bluetooth.
adapter for your computer. It doesn’t quit with the
swapping of documents either, as you could utilize your computer
and phone to synchronise phonebook, send out SMS messages,
as well as a lot more.

Although Bluetooth could be dandy for mobile phone,
it additionally comes in handy for the home office also.
Making use of Bluetooth is an excellent means to establish a.
home office – two computer systems, a printer, as well as a.
scanner. They all could be connected using Bluetooth.
modern technology with efficient arrays of up to 10 meters.

The technology as well as tools of Bluetooth will certainly be.
around for many years and also years to come. As years go.
by, Bluetooth will provide even nicer wireless.
solutions for various applications. Although.
Bluetooth has a short array, it has that short.
range for a reason. Bluetooth is conveniently the very best.
in wireless technology – which it remains to.
show time and time again.

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Bluetooth Applications

Bluetooth Applications

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With Bluetooth being incredibly popular with wireless, it’s.
not surprising that there are lots of applications readily available for.
the modern technology. Below, you’ll locate the applications.
for Bluetooth.

1. Wireless networking in between laptops and also desktop computer.
computer systems, or desktop computers that are in a constrained area.
as well as little data transfer is required.

2. Peripherals such as computer mice, keyboards, as well as printers.

3. Cell phones with Bluetooth modern technology have been.
sold in large numbers, as they have the ability to attach to.
computers, PDAs (Personal Information Aide), and numerous.
various other gadgets. The criterion additionally consists of the.
support for much more effective and much longer range tools.

4. The transfer of files, photos as well as MP3, in between.
mobile phones.

5. Particular MP3 players and also digital electronic cameras to.
transfer files to and from computer systems.

6. Bluetooth innovation headsets for cellular phones.
as well as mobile phone.

7. Information logging equipment that transmits data to.
a computer system using Bluetooth modern technology.

8. Sony Playstation 3 and Nintendo Transformation will.
both use Bluetooth innovation for their wireless.
controllers.

For Bluetooth, there are actually hundreds of.
different applications as well as gadgets available for you.
to utilize or buy. As you may already recognize,.
Bluetooth is the most prominent cordless modern technology.
worldwide. It’s extremely reliable, very dependable,.
as well as extremely difficult to crack into.

There are many other applications for Bluetooth in.
growth now, a lot of which strategy to take the.
cordless age to the following level. Video game systems.
are using Bluetooth innovation too, for their.
cordless controllers. This is fantastic news for video gaming.
fans, as Bluetooth provides the very best in wireless.
data transmission.

If your curious about applications for Bluetooth.
that are still in development, you could browse on.
the web. You can locate all type of info,.
specifically when it involves Bluetooth. As the.
future arrives, you can expect Bluetooth to bring.
bigger and better things.