Verizon’s new ‘Just Kids’ plan aims to become your child’s first smartphone plan

 

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A child’s first cell phone is increasingly becoming an earlier, and pricier, decision for parents.

While each family has its own decision to make on when the appropriate time is for their child to get their first device, Verizon is hoping a new plan will make the choice easier on the financial side of things with its new “Just Kids” plan.

The new plan, available starting Thursday, includes 5GB of 4G LTE data plus unlimited talk and text to 20 contacts pre-approved by the parents. Like other recent Verizon plans, there are no overage fees if the child goes beyond the allotted data, with the speeds simply slowed down instead.

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The way you get TV and internet at home is about to change drastically — for the better

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Verizon and other internet providers are going to start rolling out 5G internet this year.

It will change how we get TV and internet in our homes.

Instead of drilling holes for cable everywhere, you’ll get a modem and a subscription to a streaming TV service.

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Facebook is the most Complained about Brand

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We complain 879 million times/year (and Facebook is our top target)

We complain about brands an astonishing 879 million times a year on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks. A full 10 percent of us find something to be angry about publicly every single day.

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50 percent of Verizon’s mobile network traffic is video

By 2017 Verizon expects that number to grow to two-thirds.

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam’s speech at the National Association of Broadcasters conference on Tuesday indicated that half of the traffic on Verizon’s mobile networks is now video, FierceWireless reported, and by 2017 Verizon expects that number to grow to two-thirds.

 

 

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Skype Can Now Get You Access to 500,000+ Wi-Fi Hotspots

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Skype announced a new partner program for its Wi-Fi hotspots service, Skype Access, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Monday.

Using Skype Access, Skype users can pay for Wi-Fi hotspot access using Skype Credit on a pay-as-you-go (per minute) basis, rather than having to pay by day or by hour. Skype introduced this program in January 2009 and has slowly expanded the network over time…

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Verizon iPhone: Eat this AT&T!

Projected Release Date: Summer of 2011

Why not throw another Verizon iPhone rumor into the quickly-growing pile?  The latest scuttlebutt comes from Fortune magazine, citing multiple sources that say the Verizon iPhone will launch in early 2011. It will reportedly be an iPhone 4, running on Verizon’s CDMA network, and for U.S. users there won’t be any special chip for operating the phone outside the country.

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AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile Want To Make Your Phone A Credit Card

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Creating new ways to dig yourself into iDebt

You loved Visa and DeviceFidelity’s attempts at turning your iPhone into a credit card. You were dazzled by the possibility of leaving behind that 1mm of inconvenience next time you go out for burritos. However, you lamented the possibility that such a dream may never come true.

Lament no more, friends…

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Top 5 Tech Toys Of 2009 And 5 More On The Way

Top 5 Tech Toys Of 2009 And 5 More On The Way 

2008 was a good year for gadgets, and we’re hoping that ’09 will be just as impressive. We’re only a month in so far, but Palm, Dell, Sony and even Amazon have all dropped hints about what the companies have in store. We’ve collected the five big announcements that have us drooling, as well as five more that we’d like to see happen before 2010.

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