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Dakota Slim

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For many years I had 2 verizon accounts, a cell phone account and an unlimited data account. Both were month to month for the last couple of years because the 2 year contracts expired long ago.

With my unlimited data account, I suffered through 1x speed until 3G arrived but lo and behold, the durdy buzzards at verizon throttled my bandwidth because they unilaterally decided nobody should have unlimited bandwidth with 4G speed.

Needless to say I was furious that verizon would jerk the rug out from my long standing unlimited data account and literally force me to change it.

Well, as it turns out I did change my data plan to one that is LESS than what I was paying before and I CANCELLED my $47 per month cell phone plan because you no longer need one if you have an android phone, a $5 app and a data plan with a wifi device.

Check this out. Google Voice with Groove IP. It works very well with a verizon jetpack...

http://www.techhive.com/article/246434/use_google_voice_for_android_to_slash_your_smartphone_bill.html

The verizon plan you want is listed on the lower part of the page under

"Data Only Devices: Share Everything Plan - Shareable Data"

....

http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/shop/share-everything.html#howitworks

One more thing. If you don't have a smartphone, you don't need the latest and the greatest. I recommend an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Gio. You can get them for a reasonable price on ebay...

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=galaxi+gio+unlocked&_sacat=0&_from=R40

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Slim

Have been thinking about getting a smartphone or something. Would not use it to call anyone since my hearing is really bad. To be used mainly just for checking emails and browsing. Any recommendations out there as far as a plan and phone is concerned? Needs to be very cheap in either case.

Steve

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Sorry, I think your post is spam. :th:

I'm sorry you think that way Steel Pan. Not sure why. I'm only pointing out that this technology is available today and I have no connection whatsoever with any of this. I am saving over $700 a year and thought I'd share this info with links that will help people understand.

"Forum spam is the creating of messages that are advertisements on Internet forums. It is generally done by automated spambots. Most forum spam consists of links to external sites, with the dual goals of increasing search engine visibility in highly competitive areas such as weight loss, pharmaceuticals, gambling, pornography, real estate or loans, and generating more traffic for these commercial websites. Some of these links contain code to track the spambot's identity; if a sale goes through, when the spammer behind the spambot works on commission."

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Slim

Have been thinking about getting a smartphone or something. Would not use it to call anyone since my hearing is really bad. To be used mainly just for checking emails and browsing. Any recommendations out there as far as a plan and phone is concerned? Needs to be very cheap in either case.

Steve

Hi Steve. I never had a smartphone until recently and am certainly not an expert on the various models. I had a Gmail account and it seamlessly installed on my android smartphone. I can now send and receive email with the smartphone as well as browse the web. As for the phone and plan, I recommended the samsung galaxy gio because a friend recommended it to me. They are inexpensive compared to others. As for a carrier, Verizon has the best western US coverage by far. In fact, I see that Mill City and Winnemucca NV now have 4G coverage.

If you are in a metro area you don't even need a wireless carrier. You can access your email and surf the web through any wifi network. (McDonalds, Starbucks, etc. etc.) In my case, my verizon Jetpack is my own portable wifi device. I use the smartphone over wifi and don't need a voice plan. That's the point.

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WOW evidently you don't know Slim at all.

Actually, I don't.

It's just that so often when I click on links that are posted to a buisness I get hammered by endless junk e-mails.

I very rarely click on links anymore for that very reason.

It's just how it appears to me.

Not meaning to ruffle any feathers or any offence Slim, just being cautious.

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Actually, I don't.

It's just that so often when I click on links that are posted to a buisness I get hammered by endless junk e-mails.

I very rarely click on links anymore for that very reason.

It's just how it appears to me.

Not meaning to ruffle any feathers or any offence Slim, just being cautious.

Steel Pan, I was surfing the internet and making web sites before al gore invented it. :old: Having said that, I'll be the 1st to admit that technology has passed me by. I am no longer a geek. Hackers may know otherwise but I don't think you can get junk email from clicking on links unless they open up an email for you and you send it -- or, it is a malicious web site that infects your machine with a virus which in turn sends emails to all your friends and enemies.

In any case, the 3 links I provided are safe. They lead to a news article, to data plans on verizon's web site and to a list of specific phones being sold on ebay.

Did you know that GMail is free and has a great spam filter?

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Slim ... I agree with you on the free gmail ... I have closed all my other email sources and use it exclusively. I have to constantly check my junk mail file as they are very good about putting even very marginal probability spam mail into that file rather than my inbox. I would rather it that way than wide open as my old hotmail was.

Mike f

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Steel Pan, I was surfing the internet and making web sites before al gore invented it. :old: Having said that, I'll be the 1st to admit that technology has passed me by. I am no longer a geek. Hackers may know otherwise but I don't think you can get junk email from clicking on links unless they open up an email for you and you send it -- or, it is a malicious web site that infects your machine with a virus which in turn sends emails to all your friends and enemies.

In any case, the 3 links I provided are safe. They lead to a news article, to data plans on verizon's web site and to a list of specific phones being sold on ebay.

Did you know that GMail is free and has a great spam filter?

lol In the Early 80's we had this stuff called the DDN (Defense Digital Network)! Yep Precurser to the Internet. I remember when the Internet first started out the only folks you could communicate with was Universities, Some Other Schools and once in a while a individual that had a Address.

It would take you 10 or 15 minutes to down load a Page ( No Photo's, No Cool Graphics).

300 Baud was ok. You thought you was with it when they went to 1200 19.2Kbs Then 48Kb! The Base Comander had 56Kb and that was the Bomb.

Now your Phone has 100 times more computer power then What Got us to the Moon.

Here I am Bitching that I'm paying for 1.5 Maga Bits and only getting 1.25 in service. LOL

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Ya, it my be my provider that is allowing the crap to come through.

It sends all the info from "Nugget Shooters" to my spam folder and I can't find a remedy. :grr01:

I'll look into changing providers.

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Something Weird going on here.

My 12 year old took his computer to school.

Jumped on there WiFi.

They have a Server that has and Installs the thing called IBoss.

It's a Parental Control Program that filters what goes to the LP.

That's Cool , It's a School.

This is Not Cool.

I received a skype call from a friend in the UK that said he received a Call. After he Answered they Hung up.

He did the Good ol Reverse Call thing (Different then ours) and it gave some Goophy number and stated it came from Red Mtn Intermediate School Deming NM.

My Son's School that he knew because he is a Family Freind.

Ok, we figure the Program Latched onto his Face Book acount.

But no place on there was this guys phone number.

Someone had to look up the 500 people with the same name living in the Uk and make the call.

There's some scary Chit going on here.

What's the chances of someone calling from My Son's school to the UK ?

I called the number that was returned to him and It's not from Deming.

It says, Disconnected or No Longer in Service. Emmmmmmm?

Big Brother?

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Hi Steve. I never had a smartphone until recently and am certainly not an expert on the various models. I had a Gmail account and it seamlessly installed on my android smartphone. I can now send and receive email with the smartphone as well as browse the web. As for the phone and plan, I recommended the samsung galaxy gio because a friend recommended it to me. They are inexpensive compared to others. As for a carrier, Verizon has the best western US coverage by far. In fact, I see that Mill City and Winnemucca NV now have 4G coverage.

If you are in a metro area you don't even need a wireless carrier. You can access your email and surf the web through any wifi network. (McDonalds, Starbucks, etc. etc.) In my case, my verizon Jetpack is my own portable wifi device. I use the smartphone over wifi and don't need a voice plan. That's the point.

Thanks Slim

Steve

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  • 2 weeks later...

A younger aquintence of mine got one of those I-Pad type things that is wireless, I asked him how he got on line with it, we had no near by free Wy-FI,s. He showed me in 1 minute that he could hack any encryped Wi-Fi in range!

O;Well I don,t have anything of interest to be hacked anyway!

Max

" I have heard that wifi networks -- and the computers connect to them are easy to hack. "

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A younger aquintence of mine got one of those I-Pad type things that is wireless, I asked him how he got on line with it, we had no near by free Wy-FI,s. He showed me in 1 minute that he could hack any encryped Wi-Fi in range!

O;Well I don,t have anything of interest to be hacked anyway!

Max

" I have heard that wifi networks -- and the computers connect to them are easy to hack. "

Max, Ask him what program he is using to hack the WiFi networks!

Jim

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  • 9 months later...

I`m new to this forum, so I guess I should chime in with my cheap phone service...No fancy frills, just a basic 10 cents a minute just about anywhere...Paying about $80 a year with cash left over ( over $300 for 3 years service ) that can be used to buy a new phone ( if I need it )...PayLo is the service ( Virgin Mobile home base ), and all connected to Sprint...As you might imagine, I don`t spend a lot of time on the phone...and honestly I don`t really have that much to talk about ( considering the ridiculous phone costs some pay )...You could always write a long letter...or email (?) :D ...PS...If you are interested you have to "hunt" for the BASIC SERVICE because it`s not advertised like the other more expensive services offered...Phil

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