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Disney Enters Wireless Business

by Logan Abbott on Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Walt Disney Company announced today that it will sell wireless services beginning next year. It will function as an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) which basically means they will be reselling airtime they buy from a network wireless provider, in this case Sprint PCS. Previously, Disney's ESPN group made a similar announcement.

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163 Down, 47 to Go

by Logan Abbott on Monday, July 04, 2005

You may recall (although we're not sure why anyone would) that a couple years back, when Dish Network and DIRECTV were trying to merge, one of the reasons they gave the Feds was that it would let them add more local market broadcast networks (NBC, CBS, etc.) -- something they were unable to do as separate entities.

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Talk More with No Contract

by Logan Abbott on Saturday, June 25, 2005

If you talk a lot on your cell phone but don't want to sign a contract, there's a new option out there called Net10 Wireless. As the name implies, it is 10 cents a minute for all calls local, long distance or roaming across a nationwide network.

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Interactive Satellite System Builders

by Logan Abbott on Tuesday, June 14, 2005

If you're considering satellite TV, here's a couple cool new tools you can use to configure your system, one for Dish Network and one for DIRECTV.

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Can You Hear Me Now?

by Logan Abbott on Friday, June 10, 2005

On June 9th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reaffirmed previously issued rules that will require some hearing-aid compatible phones by September 16th, 2005. Here's a summary of the ruling:

Who the ruling applies to: The 5 national wireless providers (Cingular, Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon)

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Raising Rates --- Without Raising the Price

by Logan Abbott on Thursday, June 09, 2005

Sneaky..sneaky...sneaky. The wireless carriers, particularly Verizon and Cingular, have done two things recently that will increase their average revenues per subscriber, even though they didn't actually go out and announce a price increase.

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Cingular Tweaks National Rate Plans

by Logan Abbott on Thursday, June 09, 2005

Cingular's rate plans changed on June 1st... they got rid of most (or all, we haven't figured it out yet) of their regional plans, while making slight modifications to their national plans.

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One Year is Enough

by Logan Abbott on Thursday, June 09, 2005

If you haven't read our Guide to Buying a Cell Phone and Plan, what are you waiting for? If you have, you know that one of the things we harp on in there are the disadvantages of signing a two year contract. However, one year contracts are pretty hard to find these days, except with T-Mobile, where they are standard.

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PC Magazine Names MyRatePlan a Top 100 Site

by Logan Abbott on Thursday, June 09, 2005

PC Magazine named MyRatePlan one of its "Top 100 sites you didn't know you couldn't live without", specifically featuring our nifty interactive phone finder.

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You'll Never Find Another One Like Me

by Logan Abbott on Thursday, June 09, 2005

About two months ago, we started working with a company that will try and match people up with a used replacement phone. As more people sign 2-year contracts, the number of people who lose or break their phone during the contract period continues to grow. As these people quickly discovered --- the phone prices offered to them when they bought new are not available to existing customers.

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