Cricket Wireless News – Cricket Wireless Connects Families This Holiday Season With Free Phone Calls – PR Newswire (press release)

Cricket Wireless Connects Families This Holiday Season With Free Phone Calls
PR Newswire (press release)
9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Cricket Communications, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, is helping to connect loved ones by offering free phone …

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Cell Phone News – Google adds automatic app updates to Android 2.1’s Market

Google appears to be rolling out an update to the Android Market for Android 2.1 (Eclair) smartphones. The new version of the Android Market adds the automatic and “update all” functionality that has been found in the Android 2.2 Froyo version of the Android Market from the start.
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Cricket Wireless News – Verizon changes prepaid rate plans

I’d been looking for this change in the past few days, because I saw that someone on Howard Forums had mentioned it. Verizon prepaid has changed its daily plan rates. They’ve cut out the top-end options, and now the daily fee tops out at $1.99 per day. That provides unlimited calling, with text messages costing 2 cents each. The 99 cents per day plan still provides minutes and texts at Continue reading

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Cell Phone News – Google Updates Gmail for Android Once Again

Google today announced a new update to the Gmail application for the Android platform that adds several new features. Gmail 2.3.2 for Android makes marked improvements to the performance of the priority inbox feature, which now offers a separate window view of all priority messages and allows users to set up specific alerts (ringers, vibrate) for incoming priority messages. Google has also made it Continue reading

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Cricket Wireless News – Cricket to create LTE hotspots

Here’s an interesting take on LTE: Leap Wireless, parent of Cricket, has said that they will build LTE hotspots in 2011. I’m not sure exactly what this means, but it sounds along the lines of Wi-Fi hotspots, in that they will cover limited areas and not expand across Cricket’s entire coverage area. This seems a bit curious, though I’m curious to see exactly how it’s implemented. Continue reading

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Cell Phone News – Gowalla 3 for iPhone offers Facebook, Foursquare support

Today Gowalla announced that its latest client, Gowalla 3, is now available for the iPhone. Gowalla 3 allows users to check in on Facebook Places or Foursquare and even update Twitter or Tumblr.Gowalla 3 has a new and faster check-in user interface, a new Bookmarks feature for remembering favorite spots, and a Notes feature for adding notes for friends or yourself at any location. The application Continue reading

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Cell Phone News – Facebook Adds More Account Controls to Mobile Site

Facebook today announced that it is offering the same account dashboard available from the full desktop version of Facebook to the browsers of mobile devices. The dashboard’s new availability on the mobile version will allow Facebook users to adjust their settings on the go, including application permissions, privacy measures, as well as basic account and profile modifications. This new tool goes beyond Continue reading

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Cell Phone News – Google partners with Verizon Wireless for Chrome OS netbook connectivity

Today Google announced that it has teamed up with Verizon Wireless to offer data connectivity on its upcoming Chrome OS powered netbook computers. During a Chrome conference demo today, Google said that Verizon will provide each netbook with 100MB of free data every month for 2 years. The Chrome OS netbooks will not require a contract, and data plans start at $9.99. There are also no activation, overage, Continue reading

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