Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Verizon Opening Up It's Network to Work with All Phones, and More!

In a story first reported on, Verizon Wireless has announced that it will be giving customers the option to use wireless devices, software, and applications not offered by the company, on its nationwide wireless network. So as long as a device meets their minimum technical requirements, it can be used on the Verizon network. This is huge news that definitely changes the industry and could be a huge innovative step for industry as a whole.

"This is a transformation point in the 20-year history of mass market wireless devices -- one which we believe will set the table for the next level of innovation and growth," said Lowell McAdam, Verizon Wireless president and chief executive officer. "Verizon Wireless is not changing our successful retail model, but rather adding an additional retail option for customers looking for a different wireless experience."

Verizon will still offer all of it's normal service to customers who want it, but by opening the door to people who want to do their own thing, and bring their own devices, Verizon could be bringing in new customers who prefer to do their own thing with their own devices in droves. Verizon has been known to listen to it's customers, and act according to what their customers want, and this will only be another step in further strengthening their brand.

Verizon Wireless will be hosting a conference soon to discuss the technical details of how all of this will work, and to get further opinions from the developmental community on achieving their goals for network performance.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Motorola Signs Deal with Fergie, Unveils the Moto U9!

Well the Motorola U9 has been unveiled, and Motorola is going the extra mile to promote the phone, as they have signed Grammy award winner and multi platinum star Fergie to front the campaign for the Moto U9. Motorola's exclusive arrangement with Fergie will provide some markets exclusive content on the phone, promotional activities, and TV and print campaigns.

"Fergie is a GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum superstar artist as well as a woman on the cutting edge of modern style. She is the perfect icon to help us communicate to consumers that style and music are integral to people as a way to express themselves - and that MOTO U9 embodies those qualities," said Joni Christensen, director of Global Music Marketing, Mobile Devices, Motorola.

So the way I see it, Motorola has created an upcoming super seller of a phone by signing one of the hottest artists out there, who is basically the queen (or dutchess) of endorsements, as she also has current deals with Candies, Kipling, Verizon, and others, all which have benefited greatly by using Fergie as their spokesperson. As for the phone, it is packed with features and a sleek design that will meet the technical demands as well. Here is a rundown of just some of the features for the Moto U9:

*Store up to 1,000 songs with the optional 4 GB microSD memory card5.
*Easy to download and sync your music with Windows Media Player6.
*MP3 music player with dedicated touch sensor buttons.
*Choose from a variety of floating animated external screen savers.
*Integrated stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology2.
*CrystalTalk™ technology helps deliver crystal clear voice quality in noisy environments.
*Talking phone gives you a voice readout while dialing numbers or receiving a call.
*Fast downloads from your PC to your phone with USB 2.07.
*25 MB internal user memory3.
*Touch sensitive music keys appear on the front flip when in music mode.
*Combination of metallic gloss finish and soft feel for a visual and tactile rich experience.
*Small, curvaceous, seamless form, designed to be thin and lightweight.
*2 mega-pixel camera with digital zoom captures high quality pictures.
*User interface with new main menu, offering grid, list and new spinner view.

No word yet on an exact release date, but being the promotional campaign has already begun, its believed the phone will be released very soon. Also the carrier for this phone has not been specified, although Verizon will most likely carrier it, and possibly others. For the full information on the phone, check out the Moto U9 Page.

Friday, October 05, 2007

ATT Phone Upgrade- More Information for Existing Customers

We have posted before about the ATT Upgrade process. If an existing AT&T Cingular user wants a new phone, it only makes sense to upgrade their phone with an online contract renewal.

I came across an article that explains how upgrading your cell phone will save you money:

Save Money on Cellular Upgrade Your Phone

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Verizon Answers the iPhone with the LG Voyage!

As I figured a while back, the iPhone madness has caused other carriers to jump on the bandwagon and see if they could offer something similar or even better, as the iPhone has set a new standard in the cell industry. Below is a guest blog from Random Villain who does a great rundown of the LG Voyage and some of the other upcoming Verizon phones, as he is a satisfied Verizon customer who is glad to see Verizon releasing some revolutionary phones as well: "I am a happy Verizon customer. Great service, never a dropped call. All is good and happy. I really wanted an iPhone though so I was a little bummed when I found out that Verizon would not be carrying it. Well with high demand for Verizon to get the iPhone by its customers. Verizon decided the only thing they could do is come out with their own version of the iPhone as well as a couple other new phones. Verizon isn't kidding around this fall, with four new fashionable phones, a couple of which might divert a few iPhone dollars from arch rival AT&T......" 

Read the Full Blog Here: Verizon LG Voyage Answers iPhone. Check out all of the latest Verizon phones on our Verizon Family Share Plan page

Monday, October 01, 2007

Disney Mobile is Closing Down, Where do Kids Phones Go From Here?

Well I was pretty surprised to run across the news on that Disney Mobile was closing up shop. Anytime I read something with the word Disney attached to it, I assume it will be successful, that's just how Disney usually works. But apparently not on this go around. Earlier in the year, they closed up Mobile ESPN which they also ran, but I figured Disney would dominate the market for kid phones. 

Apparently their "Family Center" feature was very popular and Disney is looking to shop that feature around to a major carrier to be featured later on, although Sprint and Verizon already offer similar programs. Family Center allows parents to see where there kids handset is on a map, and they are also able to restrict their kid's data and voice usage. The company had actually received much positive feedback for the services they provided, but the real issue is they're just not able to compete in the carrier wars that are at a competitive height right now. 

The company will provide service to subscribers through December 31, however they will announce a reimbursement and porting program by October 8. For anyone currently shopping for kids phones, AT&T offers the Firefly Kids Phone free for both new and upgrading AT&T Customers. You can order the Firefly on our AT&T Firefly Order Page.

Monday, September 17, 2007

AT&T Cell Phone Upgrades for Current Customers, Our Most Popular Service!

When I first starting working in the cellular industry, the goal in mind was to bring people in who did not currently have cellular service but were looking to get it. Now, over 3 years later, its very apparent that EVERYone has a cell phone. Kids, senior citizens, hell I've even heard stories of toddlers ordering ring tones and making calls (yes, i agree it's ridiculous, but some people believe their kids can do ANYthing,) Anyway, it's not so easy anymore to find people who don't own a cell phone, and if they don't, it's probably because they've got bad credit from past cell experiences, and even then most have gone the pre-paid route. Over time as my site grew, I noticed a trend in my sales. I was still getting some new customers who were switching carriers in most cases, but the service that eventually took over the majority of my sales were cellular upgrades.

Right now we work with AT&T to offer current customers the option to upgrade their phone and renew their contract for 2 years. Some people may ask why customers would come to us over just going to AT&T's site to upgrade. Well we realize that we'd be sunk if we offered the same exact deals as AT&T, so on most of our upgrade plans, we offer bonus rebates, which sometimes cover any cost which makes the upgrade free, or we also offer free bluetooth headsets, or music downloads on MP3 phones as added bonuses. We've got a huge variety of the latest phones available for upgrade, including the brand new Motorola Razr 2, all the latest PDA's and Smartphones, and numerous MP3 phones. We make the upgrade process very simple, and upgrading customers can have their new phone in 2 days in most cases. Also we'd eventually love to include T-Mobile, Verizon, and all other carrier upgrades in the near future, so hopefully that will go down sooner than later, as the demand is there, people are wanting the best deal possibly on their cellular upgrade, and we've seen plenty of search results to back that up.

If you are a current AT&T customer, feel free to check out our deals at our AT&T Upgrade Page, you can click "buy phone" on any of the featured phones, which will take you to our entire list of phones available for upgrade. If you are wanting to switch carriers (we can port your current phone number right to your new phone,) browse for better deals, or are one of the few who are a new cellular customer, check out our All Cell Phones We Offer Page with numerous top carriers.

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Motorola Razr 2 Launches, Will It Be AT&T's Number One Phone?

The ads are already all over TV, the Razr 2 is out, and Motorola is doing its job of letting it be known. 

Right now, just about everyone owns a Razr it seems. When it first came out, it was a hot phone, and Motorola kept it hot by steadily lowering prices over time, then coming out with more color variations, and finally releasing upgraded models like the Razr v3i which features itunes, and the Razr v3xx which is packed with more features than the original. But the Razr 2 is a full blown upgrade to just about every feature of the original Razr

The hinge design can now withstand up to 120 pounds of pressure, the touch sensitive controls allow users to control the music player or view recent calls with just a touch when the phone is closed.

It also has many new features such as the ability to automatically recognize your PC's music library. It supports AT&T music streaming and downloadable multimedia. It also features a 2.0 Megapixel Camera/Camcorder Takes Printable Photos and Extra-long Video Clips. Add all that to just about every one of the features that most newer phones have, and it's quite a super phone...possibly fixing any problems that consumers had with the original Razr V3. And being the Apple iphone is under much scrutiny due to the price dropping and many consumers being very unhappy, the Razr 2 may be a break out phone for motorola to counteract with, although the iphone is still a revolutionary phone that is very popular right now, although it's got the high price to go right along with it. 

This new wave of phones may have stepped things up for the cellular industry, as cell phone users will be wanting more big time features on their phone, and won't settle for the basic phones of yesterday.

The Motorola Razr 2 is on sale now at our store if you're a new AT&T customer or if your a current customer who needs to upgrade, check out the Razr 2 Page.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Apple iPhone Madness!

Way back on January 9, 2007, our cell phone news page announced the forthcoming Apple iPhone that would revolutionize the industry. Well now here we are, approaching July, and the iPhone as predicted, is the hottest cell phone in the industry, with everyone inquiring how they can get one without spending half of their paycheck. 

Well, so far this multimedia masterpiece of a phone has been seen in numerous commercials, and basically everywhere you turn, but it looks like AT&T is going to be keeping it to themselves for a good while, and make their own money before allowing outside vendors/agents to sell the phone. Even though the phone is going for $499-$599 depending on the memory size, all reviews appear to be saying that while it may be pricey, it seems to be worth it. 

It's by far the most complete multimedia experience a phone has ever seen, with music, video, and web surfing that is beyond compare. We'll be keeping our eye on this development and will be sure to offer this phone on our site as soon as we are able, and until then we continue to speculate that this super phone may set a new standard that many other cell phone manufacturers will follow with their own iPhone type models that I believe will be popping up all over the place before years end, many of which you will see at before long! 

We have created our own Apple iPhone page which you can check for the most current updates on our quest to offer the iPhone to the masses as soon as we are able.

Monday, May 21, 2007

The Razr2 has been unveiled!

For years now the Motorola Razr has been the premier phone for almost all cellular carriers. With a few different variations and fixes over the past few years for the original Razr V3, the time has come for the successor to the original Razr, aptly named "Razr2." The new Razr2 was recently unveilved in New York at a press conference. Also revealed was that the Razr 2 will come in 3 variations: The V8 will be a quad-band GSM/EDGE phone using Motorola's Linux-Java user interface. The V9 is the 3G HSDPA model, but it uses Motorla's older Synergy UI. It is also quad-band GSM, plus HSDPA 850/1900 in the US version. Also using the Synergy platform is the CDMA EV-DO variant, the V9m.

Check out's great rundown of the Razr2 as they attended the press conference that unveiled the phone, and their story includes more pictures, and video review of the the new Razr2, which will be released "by the end of summer."

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The New Tag Team Champions...WWE and AT&T!?!?

Multiple media outlets have had a field day reporting on today's team up of World Wrestling Entertainment and AT&T.
The announcement was made today that a multi-year agreement has been made to offer Cingular customers (who we previously reported are now part of the new AT&T), will have access to a full range of WWE video and other mobile content. AT&T plans on offering WWE fans a special $4.95 per month WWE Subscription Package which will offer exclusive mobile content. In addition, WWE ringtones and voice tones will sell for 2.49 each and graphics will sell for $1.99. And to launch this new partnership, the new AT&T and WWE will offer WrestleMania's Magic Moments, which will be a special package featuring classic matches and moments from Wrestlemania, as WWE prepares for their biggest event of the year, WrestleMania 23 in Detroit on April 1.

"The idea that 61 million subscribers can grab a photo off the site and text to their friends, 'Stone Cold Steve Austin is back,' is huge," said Shane McMahon, WWE executive vice president for global media, and occasional on-screen character.
The WWE and AT&T partnership is sure to mean huge things for both parties, as the cross promotion will bring huge business to huge companies and definitely give AT&T the upper hand in bringing pro wrestling fans to their service. This story has already made huge headlines and has been picked up by such outlets as Multichannel News and
Personally I think this will be a major factor for many customers to jump on board with Cingular/AT&T. 
Sometimes some of the carriers may seem pretty similar in plans, costs, and sometimes even phones. But now some people will be able to identify that Cingular/AT&T is the only provider that will offer exclusive WWE content, and that will be the deciding factor in a key demographics decision making process.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Cingular IS the New ATT, Let the Transition Begin!

 When our small crew began, we spent countless hours planning and learning just how we were going to go about this venture. We knew that there were going to be a ton of different aspects we'd be faced with over time. We finally decided that the best way to go was to focus on one particular area at a time and do things right. Our first major decision was that the first cellular carrier we would feature and focus on first would be Cingular, due to its immense popularity, huge selection of phones, etc. 

For almost 2 years now we've been working on many aspects of search engine optimization and link building that is geared toward the different Cingular phones and plans. From family plans to upgrades, new plans to individual phone model pages, Cingular has definitely received the most attention and time from our company. So without a doubt, the news that the Cingular name is officially being dropped in favor of the AT&T name comes as a huge shock to us. as reported, the Cingular name may be used in limited areas but the main goal is to drop it completely. 

This will no doubt surprise some people, as I personally know some people that had AT&T a couple of years back, and when time came to upgrade their phone, they were told they had to change to Cingular. Well now they'll be glad to hear they'll be switching back apparently by the end of 2007.

So while we do carry all other carriers and have many pages dedicated from everything from long distance to broadband VOIP, our team is already in the process of freshening up the site with the brand new AT&T logo's visible already on our main page. Although our site has performed well over the past year and we're proud of the impact we've made in the top search engines, especially Google, we are fully prepared for this new transition and will strive to bring our customers more deals and options than any of the competition. 
This is our first major industry change that we've had to deal with in our 3 years of working in this business, so at first the thought of having to make changes and adjustments to all of our work almost brought us down, but in keeping with what we have built our site upon from day 1, we are keeping the "Eye of the Tiger" and will be implementing even more options and navigational tools that will keep us as a top competitor in the online cellular site race.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Style Meets Substance, the Motorola Razr V3i

The Motorola Razr has been one of the most stylish phones available for quite some time now. Its thin design and overall look is something that has people everywhere you look carrying around a Razr in one of its various colors. On the opposite end of the spectrum, beginning with the Rokr, a lot of people wanted to simplify things and realized that cell phones were starting to double as MP3 Players. For a time a lot of traffic to our main site was due to the rush to grab the Rokr, as it was the first phone to feature Itunes right on the phone itself. Since then, many phones are now featuring MP3 features. Topping that list is the new Motorola Razr V3i . 

The fans of the stylish Razr and the fans of having an mp3 cell phone can meet in the middle, as the V3i is the first Razr that features Itunes! So now not only does the already popular Razr feature Itunes, but in addition to all the Razr's already impressive features, it also adds on an upgraded 1.23 megapixel digital camera that takes print-quality stills, longer video captures, and an expandable memory card slot. It still features the bluetooth capability, ultra-thin style, and precision crafted keypad that made the Razr the icon of Cingular cell phones! If you were a fan of the original Razr, then you will definitely be a fan of the Razr V3i, as its only packed with more features and improvements than the original. If your still unsure, we'd recommend checking's Razr V3i Review for some unbiased rundowns and opinions on this phone, including a full video review!

For anyone who will be getting a new Cingular account soon, for a limited time we are offering the Razr V3i free with a new Cingular account. For more information check out our Cingular Razr V3i Itunes page, where you can see the total rundown of the phone, and also current Cingular customers can upgrade to the Razr V3i.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Ohhh The enV!

The LG enV has arrived and is already a much talked about media experience. The many commercials currently airing catch peoples eye with the "phone to camera to smart phone" demonstrations. I've read many reviews that the enV isn't the complete smartphone that the Blackberry is, but is definitely a few steps above T-Mobile's Sidekick. 
The enV is packed with the usual Vcast streaming on demand TV and music, and also packs a 2.0 megapixel camera, stereo music player, camcorder, expandable memory, and hidden QWERTY keyboard for messaging. So basically this phone is a handheld entertainment machine with enough flash due to it's design to make its mark right now in the cellular industry. I see this phone gaining huge popularity in the younger demographic as opposed to the business demographic because of the flash and the catering to the growing number of text messagers out there, along with the camera/camcorder, as where other similiar smartphones cater to those in need of having all their business essentials with them at all times. 
We carry the LG enV right now in our store for only 79.99 after rebates, so stop by and pick it up if you want to be the......enV, of everyone you know.