| Amazon.com, Inc. recently announced three enhancements to Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player: storage plans that include unlimited space for music, free storage for all Amazon MP3 purchases and Cloud Player for Web, now on iPad.|
"Customers are already enjoying Cloud Drive and Cloud Player and now for just $20 a year, customers can get unlimited space for music," said Craig Pape Director of Amazon Music. "Additionally, we are adding free storage for all MP3s purchased from Amazon MP3, and support for the iPad. Our customers love Cloud Drive and Cloud Player and we're excited to innovate these services on their behalf."
| Boost Mobile, ranked by J.D. Power and Associates as the Highest in Overall Customer Satisfaction with Non-Contract Wireless Service, will provide its monthly unlimited customers even greater value when calling International destinations with enhancements to the International Connect add-on to Monthly Unlimited.|
Available today, Boost Mobile has added unlimited calling to all of Mexico for as low as $5 a month when added to a monthly unlimited plan. This limited-time offer, coupled with Boost’s $50 Monthly Unlimited plan, unleashes unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, email, 411 along with unlimited international text from the US and unlimited international calling to Mexico for only $55 a month – the wireless industry’s best value for unlimited calling to Mexico.
| Remember back in the days when you had to pay for verizon iphone ringtones? Well not any more! With today’s cell phones you should not have to pay for ringtones. So how do you get free or even make your own ringtones? You can do it all online for free, fast and easy at Brinked.com. |
Brinked.com offers free ringtones in mp3, wav and m4r (for iphones) formats which are supported by more than 90% of today's phones. What makes Brinked.com unique compared to other similar services it that they were the first to allow users to make ringtones from YouTube videos. No other services allows you to download, cut and create ringtones from YouTube faster than Brinked.com.
| Cincinnati Bell Inc. announced today the launch of its 4G wireless network with speeds that are twice as fast as other national wireless companies* and three times faster than its 3G network.|
"Every day the people of Greater Cincinnati use wireless phones to share news with friends and family and stream music and video," said Mike Vanderwoude, vice president and general manager of wireless for Cincinnati Bell. "With our new 4G wireless network, they can do all that and more at speeds that are faster than ever."
|Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has announced the launch of IsatPhone Link, a new global fixed satellite phone service.|
Based on the award-winning IsatPhone Pro handheld satellite phone, IsatPhone Link will offer the same voice capabilities, and email and low-speed data services, in a fixed installation. The service will be available globally from 30th June 2011.
IsatPhone Link features a simple set-up that includes telephone, cabling up to 50 metres, and a small external antenna. It can support both single and multi-user capability, and is suitable for a wide range of environments.
|Copa Airlines announced that it is making check-in faster and easier for its passengers with the launch of mobile check-in and boarding pass delivery from NCR Corporation, the leading provider of self-service travel solutions.|
Copa travelers can now visit m.copaair.com, a mobile-optimized site, to check flight status and timetables, as well as check-in for their flight. An electronic boarding pass is then delivered to their mobile device, allowing them to bypass the check-in counter and proceed directly to security. NCR, which already provides self-service kiosks for Copa, is also integrating web check-in capability, so passengers who choose to check-in on their PC can then receive a mobile boarding pass delivered to their handset.
|MetroPCS Communications, Inc., the nation's leading provider of unlimited, no annual contract, flat-rate wireless service, this week introduced Visual Voice Mail and Visual Voice Mail Plus services to select MetroPCS devices, allowing subscribers to manage voice mails directly on their mobile screen with the same ease as SMS, MMS or email messages.|
With the Visual Voice Mail service, MetroPCS customers can choose to listen to messages with one click or browse voice messages visually and see the contact's profile picture. Additionally, Visual Voice Mail Plus provides text transcriptions of voice messages appearing on the screen. The Visual Voice Mail service allows customers to respond to voice messages via call back, SMS, MMS and/or email, even in areas where audio playback is inconvenient.
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| Amazon.com, Inc. today announced the Electronics Trade-In Store, offering customers a new way to conveniently trade in used electronics for Amazon.com Gift Cards. The Electronics Trade-In Store enhances Amazon's existing Trade-In program, giving customers great value on everything from video games and DVDs to textbooks and now electronics, without visiting multiple stores. Starting today, customers can trade in electronics, including tablets, cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, GPS devices and more. With Amazon Trade-In, only one box is needed to ship multiple items and shipping is free. Simply visit http://www.amazon.com/tradein and start searching for items to trade in.|
"Technology is constantly evolving and newer, better versions of consumer electronics are introduced all the time," says Paul Ryder, vice president of Electronics for Amazon.com. "We want to give customers the opportunity to get great value from their used electronics. Hundreds of thousands of customers have already received millions of dollars in gift cards from the other products in our program. The Electronics category is a natural extension and we are delighted to offer our customers more trade-in options."
|U.S. Cellular, in conjunction with its partnership with King Street Wireless, announced today that it will deliver high-speed 4G LTE services and 4G-enabled devices to more than 25 percent of its customers across two dozen markets in time for the holiday season. U.S. Cellular customers with 4G LTE devices and service will experience significantly faster data speeds when browsing the web, accessing e-mail, playing games and viewing and streaming videos.|
The initial rollout of 4G LTE service for U.S. Cellular, which has the highest call quality and network satisfaction of any national carrier, is planned for selected cities in Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma. These include some of U.S. Cellular's leading markets such as Milwaukee, Madison and Racine, Wis.; Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa; Portland and Bangor, Maine; and Greenville, N.C.
|SendOutCards today introduced Video Cards, the next generation of greeting cards that uses video, web 2.0, smartphone technology and traditional, printed greeting cards as an enhanced way to change lives one card at a time.|
Through SendOutCards’ online system, Video Cards feature the ability to generate and add a QR Code (Quick Response Code) to any postcard, 2-panel, 3-panel or BIG Card. In a matter of seconds, a paper greeting card can become an interactive Video Card.
Spare Backup, Inc. today announced the expansion of its relationship with Wirefly, the Internet’s leading authorized retailer of cell phones and cell phone plans with the launch of Wirefly Mobile Backup PRO, a premium product providing monthly subscribers an enhanced suite of security and protection features.
Following the success of Wirefly Mobile Backup, a free basic service introduced to Wirefly customers in November 2010, Spare Backup, Inc. and Wirefly have rolled out a new premium product available on either a month-to-month or annual subscription after a 30 day trial subscription.
Under the terms of the agreement Spare Backup will provide Wirefly with advanced technology to provide multiple layers of security features to users subscribing to the PRO service. Mobile Backup PRO customers will have unlimited access to five advanced features allowing customers the ability to lock, display alert messages, sound an alarm, use GPS location and erase data from their phone using any computer connected to the internet worldwide.
ooVoo, the second largest video calling service in the world with 24 million users, officially launched free 3-way video calling for users to connect with family, friends and colleagues from smartphones, PCs and Macs. This “always free” service for up to three users was announced following a successful promotion that expanded the service from free 2-way calling capability.
“We listened closely to ooVoo users who have been asking for free expanded multi-point capability,” said Philippe Schwartz, CEO of ooVoo. “ooVoo continues to raise the bar in the fast-growing video chat category as we create competitive advantages over Skype that will bring more satisfied users to video calling powered by ooVoo.”
| Bango Inc. announced that it has further expanded its mobile payment platform by adding carrier billing in Canada. This brings the total number of subscribers it reaches through carrier billing in North America to over 200 million. Bango additionally provides mobile credit card and PayPal for payments that cannot be charged to the carrier bill.|
Bango mobile payment technology is designed to enable the migration of e-commerce services from desktop PCs to the mobile phone and tablets. Developers and publishers using the Bango platform to reach their mobile customers benefit from one-click payment to the carrier phone bill.
Today, Assurance Wireless, a cell phone service from Virgin Mobile that provides a free wireless phone and 250 free minutes of wireless voice service monthly to eligible customers, launches in Arkansas.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported1 that the percentage of Americans living in poverty increased by 14.3 percent in 2009 -- the highest rate of poverty in 15 years. An additional 4 million Americans found themselves in poverty in 2009, bringing the total to 44 million.
Fring has announced that its development team is putting the finishing touches on their super cool new service: free, mobile Group Video Calls. See video above of a sneak peek of what Group Video is all about.
| Cloud entertainment provider mSpot, Inc.., today increased its free storage offering to 5GB on its popular cloud music service for iPhone, Android, PCs/Macs and Internet TV. The service enables users to quickly upload their music to the mSpot Cloud and then immediately start listening from both desktop browsers, Android and iPhones for free. It is currently available at www.mspot.com for PC and Mac, in the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace.|
The service was launched for Android in June and for iPhone in December of 2010, and now has over 1.2 million downloads.
"We think we have a better service than storage lockers with a simple 'player' User Interface - and in order to remove any price barriers we're going to offer 5 GB free storage. Going forward, we expect that the market for storage will be very commoditized and price-driven; but unique music services like mSpot will appeal more to music listeners looking for a complete experience on both the mobile and computer," said mSpot CEO Daren Tsui.
Cricket Communications Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc., today announced the availability of Muve Music in new Cricket markets across the nation.
Beginning tomorrow April 1, Muve Music will be available in Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins, Greeley and Pueblo, CO; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Houston, Beaumont, Austin and Bryan-College Station, TX; and Lake Charles, LA. With the addition of these new markets, Muve Music will be available in 26 Cricket markets across the country.
"Muve Music has been well received by our customers who are looking to enjoy digital music downloads as part of their monthly wireless rate plan," said Doug Hutcheson, president and chief executive officer of Cricket Communications. "With our expanding music library that features every genre whether it's Latin, Indie or Hip Hop, there's something for everyone." Muve Music is a $55 a month unlimited wireless rate plan that includes unlimited voice, text, Web, video and unlimited music downloads to the mobile phone. Consumers do not need a credit card or a computer.
|MetroPCS Communications, Inc. today expanded its 4G LTE service into the Tampa metropolitan area featuring the Samsung Galaxy Indulge, the world's first commercially available 4G LTE enabled Android smartphone with unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE web browsing. The Samsung Galaxy Indulge is available on MetroPCS 4G LTE service plans that range from $50 to $60 a month, including all applicable taxes and regulatory fees.|
"As we have built-out our 4G LTE service across the nation, we continue to be dedicated to making our customers' lives easier by providing them with feature-rich smartphones that let them do more on our network," said Roger D. Linquist, president, CEO and chairman of MetroPCS. "The Samsung Galaxy Indulge offers the total package, allowing consumers to manage every aspect of their lives from their mobile phone, using the latest Android technology and our MetroPCS 4G LTE service."
|Bill.com, the leader in paperless bill management and payment for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and CPA firms, today announced that Bill.com Mobile is available to help all Bill.com customers manage their day-to-day financial operations anywhere your phone works. Where Bill.com freed SMBs and CPAs from tedious financial processes, Bill.com Mobile frees them to review, approve and make payments anytime and anywhere using their mobile device, completely freeing “on the go” users from being tethered to the back office.|
With Bill.com Mobile, users can review digital images of bills from their mobile device, approve them, and schedule payments from any bank account they are authorized to access. They also can easily access all of their Bill.com accounts from a single dashboard. Bill.com Mobile is a web-optimized version of the full Bill.com service, so it works with any smartphone or web-connected device. By keeping all financial information on Bill.com’s secure SaaS platform, it provides the power of making hassle-free mobile payments while ensuring that bank account information is encrypted and never sent over the airwaves.