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Sprint lets you choose a nickname for your phone number

On October 9, 2012

Do your friends have a hard time remembering your phone number? Sprint is offering a service called StarStar Me, allowing you to replace your phone number with your name, nickname, or unique word. While this sounds great, there is a fee and limitations on your phone number length. I’d want my number to be **JENN or **5366. However, that doesn’t work….

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Consumer Reports finds problems with 4G LTE on some iPhone 5 phones

On September 28, 2012

Consumer Reports is finishing up its testing of the iPhone 5, and engineers said they found problems with the phone on the Verizon and Sprint network. The testing organization said the Verizon and Sprint phone can’t support a phone call and an Internet based connection over the network.

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Say goodbye to spam text messages

On April 27, 2012

I am so tired of my phone buzzing, only to find a text message telling me I can win an iPad or $1,000 cash.  Some even use local phone numbers to make you think it’s a legitimate text from a local business. The good news – there is something you can do about it. 

Consumer News

Shock alerts so you don’t go over your data limit

On April 23, 2012

The government is cracking down on those unexpected charges that appear on cell phone bills for going over your voice, text, or data plan limits. The government estimates one in six cell phone users have experienced what’s known as bill shock. That’s when unexpected charges appear on your bill. Cell phone carriers and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are working…

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Wireless companies work together to protect your stolen phone

On April 10, 2012

So many people can’t live without their smartphone. If you ever stand on a street corner, you’ll see one person after another talking, texting, or scrolling through emails. That $2-300 device you have in your hand, wallet, or purse are wanted by thieves. In major cities across the country, 30-40% of robberies involve cell phones. Now, the Federal Communications Commission…

Consumer News / Tech

Verizon asks customers if they want to be tracked

On November 22, 2011

A year ago, I reported on the digital footprint we all leave behind when we search the Internet. While unnerving, there are steps you can take to increase your privacy online like using your browser’s Incognito or Private Browsing mode. However, I think we only know half of what is collected about us. As marketers look for ways to make…

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Verizon iPhone 4 sales hit records

On February 6, 2011

Verizon iPhone 4 sales are breaking records according to the carrier.  It stopped pre-sales to existing customers.  Now, you’ll have to wait until February 10th for your chance to order the phone on the Verizon network. “In just our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history. And, when you consider…