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AT&T prepping new text message plans to launch next week?

January 19th, 2011

According to a report filed by GearLive, AT&T is preparing to update its text messaging offerings with the changes taking effect next week. The changes themselves are pretty straight forward. In a two for one swap, Ma’ Bell will be discontinuing its $5 per month, 200 message and $15 per month, 1,500 message plans replacing them with a $10 …

U.S. Cellular debuts three new prepaid calling plans with unlimited texting

December 4th, 2010

Regional wireless provider U.S. Cellular has announced three new prepaid calling plans just in time for the holiday buying season. The new plans, which all include unlimited text messaging, will offer 200, 400, or 1000 talk minutes and retail for $29, $39, and $49 respectively; the 400 minute plan will also include 5GB of monthly data …

Google Voice for iPhone hands-on!

November 16th, 2010

Apple finally approved (or accepted) Google’s official Google Voice app for the iPhone just minutes ago, and while 3rd party versions of the software were allowed back in a couple months ago, sometimes there isn’t anything like the official version. We messed around with the app and here are some of our initial thoughts: We …

U.S. teens average 3,339 text messages per month

October 15th, 2010

Have any teens in your household? If you do, you may or may not be surprised to know that U.S. teens, on average, send 3,339 text messages per month. The numbers come courtesy of analytics company Nielsen who analyzed the cellular habits of over 3,000 teens in April, May, and June. The study finds the males between …

T-Mobile announces new prepaid voice and data plans

October 13th, 2010

About one-week ago, information on T-Mobile’s prepaid phone and data plans leaked… and the information was dead on. Today, T-Mobile officially announced the new prepaid monthly plans that will be available on October 18. The plans looks like this: Prepaid Monthly Phone Data Plans $70/month Unlimited Talk and Text with 2 GB of Data $50/month …

AT&T offering new GoPhone plans starting October 3

September 30th, 2010

AT&T has just sent out a quick press release to inform us of several new prepaid GoPhone plans they will be launching on October 3. The company will offer an “Unlimited Daily Talk and Text” plan which will afford customers the “flexibility of unlimited calling and texting with the two dollar rate plan charge only applying on …

T-Mobile being sued for blocking medical marijuana text messages

September 21st, 2010

U.S. mobile provider T-Mobile is being sued after blocking text messages sent by company Ez Texting on behalf of a medical marijuana website. Ez Texting is alleging that T-Mobile blocked the short code 313131 (come on, not 420420?) that is affiliated with website WeedMaps.com. WeedMaps is “a community where medical marijuana patients connect with other patients in their …

GV Mobile + submitted to App Store, we talk with Sean Kovacs

September 13th, 2010

We just got off the phone with our buddy Sean Kovacs, aka the Google Voice king of iOS, and he filled us in on the latest with his app and the development and submission process. If you aren’t aware, (please stop reading this site) Apple removed all Google Voice-related applications over a year ago when …