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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Home Button Problem on Verizon or Sprint iPhone? Here is Some Help

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 10:08 AM

"If the Home button on your Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4 is not responding when you press it, or sometimes misreads a double tap, you may need to get it fixed."

A problem if you are out of warranty. Or, perhaps not. Following the tips in the article it's possible to take care of it yourself. Just make sure you give it a thorough read to make sure it's something you can handle.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Get Your NFL Skin for Your iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:00 AM

"When Apple announced they'd picked up Sprint as a carrier for the iPhone, my first though wasn't about data plans or download speeds or this G or that G, it was about the NFL. Finally, after a couple years as an iPhone owner, I'd be able to get a Seattle Seahawks skins for my iPhone 4."

The best thing about getting Sprint on board with the iPhone.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

International Travel and the iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 02:00 AM

"One of the most interesting wrinkles in the iPhone 4S-which I review at length elsewhere-is its status as a "world phone." Unlike previous generations, it supports both CDMA (Verizon, Sprint) and GSM (AT&T, the rest of the world) wireless technology right out of the box. But there are some interesting quirks to this product that may please savvy international travelers."

Basically it means that if you are Sprint or Verizon subscriber, you may have a better International experience than those of us with AT&T, or at least a cheaper one. All you have to do is ask for an "International Unlock" of the SIM slot apparently (with Verizon after 60 days, Sprint already comes this way). This way its a bit cheaper to roam apparently, but you can't use the same phone number. Decisions decisions. Have you used international services with your AT&T phone? How was the experience for you? I'm sure it's not as simple as I'm making it out to be but since I've never done it, I am wondering just how well it works.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Want to Stay Up to Date on the AT&T-TMobile Merger?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:00 AM

"Here are some great links for staying up to date on the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile."

Several links to information from Ben Brooks at, but bottom line is no one is sure about anything with regards to this merger except that it will be reviewed by the Department of Justice and the FCC. What are your thoughts on the merger and the potential implications?

Tags: sprint, merger, at&t

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

iPhone 4 or HTC Evo? What To Do, What To Do...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 01:00 PM

"Apple's new iPhone 4 is the company's biggest update yet for the handset and it will have you drooling. The phone is a snazzily slim, glass-backed slab that boasts some impressive specs: dual cameras, a big operating system update and video chat, among other things. Apple introduced the phone at its developer conference Monday and said it will be available on AT&T's network starting June 24."

A buddy of mine is seriously considering switching from the iPhone to the Sprint HTC Evo, pondering wether or not he wants to quite the iPhone club so I was curious about the comparison between the two phones. Well, luckily Wired has the answer with this article that does indeed compare the two. The big difference, obviously, is that the Sprint Evo runs on the 4G network, but with limited availability of the network, it may not be that much of an advantage. The comparison chart is handy though, so hopefully it will at least put this in perspective if you are also considering switching.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

How Do You Compare?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 07:00 AM

"On Friday, Verizon and AT&T both dropped the price of their unlimited voice plans. Yesterday was the first day that existing customers could switch to these new plans, and luckily BillShrink has put together a nice chart comparing the different U.S. mobile carriers side-by-side."

On the heels of the price drop announcement by AT&T, here is a nice comparison of the four major carriers plans, everything laid out on one chart so you can see what each company charges, side-by-side. The two largest companies (Verizon and AT&T) also charge the most. You can check out all the work BillShrink did on their site, and it should be noted this is assuming you want unlimited texting. I also see that there is no accounting for rollover minutes.

Monday, November 16, 2009

4G Comes to Austin

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 12:00 PM

"Sprint on Monday launched its 4G mobile broadband in two Texas cities, Austin, and San Antonio. As before, the WiMAX network promises speeds between 3Mbps to 6Mbps for downloads in real-world use, which should bring VoIP, video and other tasks that are normally too data-intensive for 3G networks."

The Sprint expansion continues, adding Austin to the 4G coverage areas. They only have one plan, for $70.00 USD per month for unlimited access on the 4G network or 5GB limit on the 3G access. If you are a traveler, you can get a "day pass" and access 4G for $10.00 USD per day. If curious, you can check out the coverage map here. Too bad I'm just at the outskirts of Portland or I might try this.

Tags: sprint, 4g, austin

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Palm Releases Talking Points on Pre

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 09:00 AM

"Curious to know what Sprint is telling their own about the Palm Pre? Come on in and take a look from this leaked PDF sent in to us by a couple of very friendly tipsters. There's very little you don't already know if you're a Pre-fanatic (including what plans work, Exchange suport, etc)."

The "talking points" comparisons are always interesting if not a little skewed. You probably can't read this in their graphic (so you have to go register; I don't want to direct link their big scoop... It isn't nice!) but there are some real gems in this comparison. Amongst the killer features and ways the Pre "smokes" the competition are NASCAR content, live TV, and a camera flash (which I'm sure isn't just a pure-white LED and is a real Xenon flash like on the Nokia N85).

Wow. You had to dig that deep to find advantages, Palm? Scary...

I hope Palm isn't too much of a victim of a completely incompetent launch. Between Sprint not knowing what makes it attractive and Palm having "trouble" supplying enough Pres for a good nationwide launch... Well... I'm not holding out a ton of hope. This isn't going to be an iPhone launch, folks.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Palm to Manipulate Supply to Create Buzz

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 01:00 PM

" Palm Inc. may stockpile fewer than 400,000 Pre models when the touch-screen device goes on sale this year, making the phone scarce to enhance its allure to consumers, analysts said. The Pre will debut with about 375,000 units in stock, according to the median estimate of six analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Apple Inc. sold 1 million iPhones in the three days after the debut of a faster 3G model last July. Half of Apple’s stores in the U.S. had sold out by that time. A sellout may help the Pre generate the buzz needed to win customers away from the iPhone. Palm is counting on the Pre, which has a wireless charger and software that lets users shuffle through applications like a deck of cards, to revive its reputation as a phone pioneer, as well as profit."

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been called manipulative by many people to the point where he's become a caricature of himself in the eyes of his critics, but the one thing he didn't do with the iPhone (at least that we know about) was aritificially restrict the supply to keep the demand high. iPhones were huge on release dates (for both models) and despite shortages in the short term, were back in stock as quickly as they could be. You may not have been able to get one on day one, but within the first week, most early adopters were satisfied.

My point is that if people want your product, you don't have to manufacture buzz. To me, this stinks of Palm realizing they won't have the iPhone-like circus on launch day outside Sprint stores and they're trying to make sure that the demand for it goes beyond those who line up on the first weekend.

Could it work? You never know, but I have a feeling people will see through it when there are no lines, no circus, and no phones are there to be had anyway. That's a risk Palm really shouldn't be taking, in my opinion.

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