By Tracey Kaplan | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 8, 2018 at 9:00 am | UPDATED: July 8, 2018 at 9:06 am Kristie Karkanen cringes whenever a call comes in from an unfamiliar number. Which con artist or telemarketer will it be this time — a phony IRS agent demanding payment for back taxes, someone babbling threats in Mandarin or a guy offering a “free’’ resort vacation? It’s no wonder the Fremont resident is leery of picking up the phone. In May alone, swindlers and legitimate businesses bombarded Americans with a record 130 million intrusive automated messages — per day — according to YouMail, a robocall blocking service that collects and analyzes data. That’s 12.5 calls per person per month, though many people put up with far more unwanted calls. “It’s gotten to the point where I don’t answer the phone anymore,’’ Karkanen said, adding that the barrage has made her wary … [Read more...] about Epidemic of robocalls: Why your mobile phone is under siege and what you can do about it
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46 0 1. VZWsucks (Posts: 19; Member since: 09 Sep 2009) The Big Red crippler! posted on 15 Apr 2010, 14:01 0 13. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010) "Big Red" doesnt make the Android operating system toolshack... posted on 15 Apr 2010, 08:41 0 2. Gawain (Posts: 428; Member since: 15 Apr 2010) The Skype Mobile utilizes the regular switched network on VZW. It does not use data. This has been clearly stated by Skype and VZW. Skype to Skype calls using this app does not consume rate-plan minutes. This app installs a dialer and when you place the call, it routes it through that dialer. Not unlike Google voice, but without the enhanced Google features. posted on 15 Apr 2010, 08:55 0 4. ilmobile (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Apr 2010) I believe the chat/messaging feature rides over the 3G data side and could be what’s prompting the data connection validation. But to your point some users may only use it for … [Read more...] about Comments for : Verizon’s Skype client shuts down Wi-Fi on Android phones?
A recent survey of 2, 310 respondents aged 18 and over, has revealed that more than half of them pay $100 or more for their cell phone service monthly contracts, while the whopping 13% pay $200 and more.It should come as no surprise then that one in five adults said they pay more for their cell phone monthly than they do for groceries. Now they are either only eating Ramen noodles, or are dining out on a regular basis, but a fact is a fact. Furthermore, 33% responded they pay more in carrier monthly charges than they pay for utilities like electric, gas and water, 57% pay more than for cable, and the huge 71% pay more in cell phone bill than their home Internet service costs. Check out the full press release below.+- Press Release --Nearly Half Pay $100 or More Per Month; 13 Percent Pay $200 or More Per Month--WHITING, Ind., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As many new versions of smartphones hit the market this fall, a new survey from CouponCabin.com takes a look at the … [Read more...] about Fifth of mobile phone users surveyed pay more for their carrier service than groceries
Feeling lost in the woods of millions of applications out there? We’re here to help, as we cherry-pick only the best new apps that have arrived for each of the three biggest platforms this month. In this round-up, we have selected the finest new titles out of Android’s Google Play Store, the Apple App Store, and the Windows Phone Marketplace.We kick off our selection with an app that aims as high as to replace Skype - Ringo is a new VoIP client that allows you to make very cheap international calls. Unlike Skype, and most other VoIP apps, though, it routes calls via a local number and does not charge you a dime for data. Along with it, we’ve had some excellent new arrivals like the Yahoo News Digest, a twice-a-day selection of the most important stories throughout the globe, delivered in a timely manner and in a beautiful interface.We have much more in the slideshow below - starting with Android and iOS apps first, and finishing with a selection of the best apps for … [Read more...] about Best new Android, iOS and Windows Phone apps for May 2014
We recently had to call abroad for more than a few minutes on the go, and, you know, met with the wireless bill the hard way. So what's a cheapskate, who doesn't want their hard-earned cash to fulfill their carrier's otherwise noble network investment program to do? Why, check the VoIP apps that use your phone 's Internet connection, of course, and we don't mean just the usual suspects like Skype and Google Voice. In fact, there are quite a lot cheaper alternatives out there, which work just fine, so we thought we'd spare you the endless Android Market or App Store scouring. We picked three apps, out of the six or seven we tried, which were a pretty good value for the money, and we show a few of their international calling rates in a table below, compared with the Skype and Google Voice stalwarts. Bear in mind that we were only interested in the cheapest rates we could find to call our buddies abroad, not their messaging functions or social networking integration, … [Read more...] about How to make international calls with your smartphone on the very cheap