Turn Data Off While Roaming

Enjoy Cost Savings by Turning Your Data Off  While Roaming

This is really nothing new – however – very often forgotten about until your Cell Phone Bill arrives.

 

Although there are data roaming features that can be added through your carrier’s Cellular Customer Service before you travel –  using data can still be very expensive. Not to mention data usage is hard to judge – How do you know how much Data you will use while traveling or roaming?

 

If you are traveling with your smartphone and you do not want to rack up huge data roaming charges, it’s good to know that your handset has the ability to temporarily turn the data function off.

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How to Tether your Smartphone to the BlackBerry Playbook

Tethering your Smart Phone and BlackBerry Playbook!

For some, part of the perk of sitting down in your favorite coffee shop with your ‘For Here, Grande, Non-Fat, No Water, 180 Degrees, Chai Tea Latte’ is connecting your BlackBerry Playbook to the available Wifi network and browsing the web while you enjoy your drink. Your latte isn’t quite the same without perusing your recent emails or perhaps catching up on the latest celebrity gossip).  Best part is that you aren’t using the data included in your plan! (hmmm…. maybe now is a good time to download those large files…)

 

While connecting to Wi-fi is great, it may not always be convenient, particularly if you live in a more rural area( Wifi hotspots can be few and far between) or if you are on the move( while it might be nice, all day in the shop is probably not in the cards).

Since the BlackBerry Playbook was released in a Wi-fi version only, this might pose a problem for you.

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Text Messaging – Are you covered?

Did you notice any increased charges on your mobile billing lately?

 

Text messaging has gotten a little more expensive on two of the big Canadian three.

Bell Mobility and Rogers Wireless have now begun to charge $0.20 for text messaging outside of a text plan.

That means anyone who does not have text messaging included with their cell phone plan or as an added feature, or anyone who exceeds their number of allowed sent messages will be paying $0.20 for each text message.

 

This adds up quickly! [Read more…]

How To Dry Out a Wet Phone

Your Mobile Phone Got Wet – Now What?

 

You and your phone have become inseparable. It is an extension of your arm, of your self!

So when your cell phone ends up a little on the wet side (OK, a lot  on the wet side), you become desperate.

Don’t panic. You may be able to save your mobile phone yet.

 

Whether you dropped it in the lake, got caught in a torrential rain storm, or your loved one sent it through the wash, there may still be hope for your wet phone. Here are some tips that may help you save your phone.  [Read more…]

How to Reduce Data Roaming on an iPhone

How to Reduce Your Data Roaming Charges on Your iPhone While Traveling Abroad

 

If you have an iPhone and are travelling outside your home country you will incur data roaming charges – here are a few tips to lower these costs!

 

Turn Fetch new Data off – Instead of having data pushed to your device automatically, Check your email and calendar manually controlling the flow of data to your device thus reducing the amount of data used.

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Mobile Analysis of Pooling Accounts

Pooling Accounts  and Mobile Expense Analysis

Savings can be achieved in many ways when analyzing mobile expenses.  One key factor is the minute allowance of voice plans, which should be evaluated to ensure they are appropriate for a unit or account’s usage.

 

Pooled plans provide a challenge to understand at times, especially when it means looking at an entire account as a whole instead of each unit as an individual.  This means, for example, [Read more…]

Traveling / Roaming Tips

Travelling Tips for you & your Smartphone!

 

Travelling is a big part of business these days, and let’s face it – none of us wants to be without our cellular phones.

 

Here are a few things that you may not have known about traveling with your phone, along with some helpful tips:

“Travelling With Your Phone This Summer”

In response to a comment on the video “Travelling With Your Phone This Summer”

The COMMENT was:
“Great! could you also talk about cell phone usage abroad and especially electrical converters and charging? I travel or support those who do and it gets dicey. The converter and adapter throws people, changing sims, which carrier and costs. I usually advise skype but that’s not for everyone. Explaining GSM, CDMA and whatever the Japan uses and my audience just turns glassy eyed.  Thanks! Keep up the good work.”

Adapting your Mobile Device – International Travel

Is your Mobile Device Ready for International Travel?

Summer is fast approaching, and your vacation time is itching to be used.

Perhaps you are planning your next great adventure (touring Europe perhaps?).

Or maybe you are just travelling overseas for work – well I am sure you could add a little down time in that trip.

 

You have you tickets arranged, passport in order, packing list made, and roaming for your mobile device set to go.

 

You’ve checked and double checked, and you are certain you are ready to go.

But did you remember to check to see if your mobile devices are ready to go?

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Changes and Alerts Report – Premium Data Usage Alerts

Do you have Premium Data Charges?

 

The Tele-Watch Changes and Alerts Report provides a great deal of information… but what should you know about Premium Data alerts?

Premium data comes in many forms, and can carry significant charges which are not covered by any plans offered from the carriers.

Some types of charges falling into this category are: [Read more…]