Heads up if you're a fan of Verizon Wireless's shorter, one-year contract: the company confirmed today that it would be eliminating the one-year contract agreement beginning April 17.Verizon is one of the last remaining wireless carriers to offer the single-year contract, but it says that due to device subsidies, more customers sign up for a two-year contract to get a lower, up-front cost on their phones of choice. Verizon will still offer month-to-month and prepaid options, and if you're toward the end of your one-year contract now then you can renew before the deadline to ensure you won't be attached to Verizon until 2013.
Sprint says that you should be able to transfer your mobile number to Google Voice in just minutes, and it is available starting today.
At first look, the deal will do little to change the plans currently offered to both T-Mobile and AT&T customers, though it may have technological implications. Find out more after the break.
The great wireless battle is far from over — while AT&T and Verizon's skirmish has heated up the airwaves once again thanks to the new Verizon iPhone, AT&T seems to be shifting its focus to its customers. Recently, the company has tried to entice users to stay on board by offering them some new deals, discounts, and bonuses. Granted, AT&T hasn't always had the best reputation when it comes to service, but check out these six ways it's trying to hold on to its customer base by showing its appreciation.
Don't know how to set a password for your home wireless network? The Cisco Valet Plus router is insanely easy to set up, walks you through password protection, and also allows you to create guest WiFi accounts so your visitors can surf without gaining access to your personal records. Better safe than sorry!
Find out more, and why you'll love it after the break.
For a short period of time last night, Google released the ability to port your mobile number to Google Voice for a mere $20. While the option has been removed, and Google released a statement saying that it may not be available to everyone due to testing, the idea that it may be widely released in the future is very exciting.
If you've ever dealt with porting your number from one provider to another, you'll know what this process is all about. But with Google Voice? What's up with that? Find out what porting your number to Google Voice will mean for you (along with a potential downside) after the break.
Consumer Reports recently released a study that ranked the nation's wireless carriers in terms of customer satisfaction. Can you guess which carrier was named "the worst"?Take the Quiz
Want some tips on which ones to grab? Then keep reading.
Wires and cables can create clutter, which can cause a lot of stress for those folks (like myself) that crave organization and clean surfaces. If I had my way, everything would be wireless 'cause it's just more convenient! I've been recently on the hunt for some cord-free speakers to place around my apartment, and it seems I've hit the jackpot with these.Called the Libratone Beat, these speakers connect to your iDevices and computers via an Apple 30 pin connector or USB transmitter, and can fill your room with sound thanks to its multi-directional innards and open-backed design — no wires required. Use your Mac or PC, Apple TV, Airport, or iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad with the transmitters, or wire it up the old fashioned way (if you must) to your mobile phone or TV with the mini jack connector.
Find out more about the Libratone Beat (including where and when you can get your hands on one) after the jump.