Safety and Security Tips...
Whenever you receive an e-mail requesting you click on a link, be very careful. Phishing is when spammers use send an e-mail from a company or bank you deal with requesting information. Never click directly on these links. It's better to go directly to the company's URL. Often times, right clicking the company name, or e-mail address will reveal the bogus sender. The other thing to look for is to make sure the beginning of the URL starts with HTTPS, not just HTTPS. This means the site is encrypted and secure.
If you get an e-mail from a friends e-mail address that says, "I thought you might enjoy this..." Don't do it. If you right click your friend's e-mail address, you will notice a bogus e-mail address appears. This is common spam.
If you are still using FREE non-secure Hotspots at Starbucks and other local establishments, why? All of the wireless carriers now support encrypted 4G Hotspots from iPhones and Androids, some even include it in their plans. Think about it! What is to stop anybody from naming their personal hotspot "Starbucks". A savvy hacker can do lots of nasty things to people that log on to the wrong network. If you have an iPhone, go to settings>Personal Hotspot and enable. Simply find the name of your network and enter the wifi password you see on the page.
Big Data Users
At the 20-30GB GB Data level, Verizon is actually the best choice for big data users. That's because the other three carriers throttle their 4G Unlimited plans at 22GB (AT&T), 23GB (Sprint) and 28GB (T-Mobile). Sprint and T-Mobile offer Standard Definition 480p 4G LTE on their Unlimited plans. While still DVD-quality, it is not as razor sharp and clear as 1080p. For an additional $20 (Sprint) or $25 (T-Mobile) per month, per line, you can add HD premium quality. What makes Verizon a great value is they already include this and 4G Hotspot in their plan. If you exceed your plan's data allocation, their "Safety Mode" is also included and "throttles" speeds down to 2G until the beginning of your next billing cycle. Dr Wireless offers zero interest financing as well as two year contracts with $450 instant device subsidy with both Sprint and Verizon. With T-Mobile, we offer zero interest financing.
T-Mobile Introduces Great Data Content Transfer Tool and it's FREE
We have a great new solution designed to make it easy to move content from one device to another without a trip to the local carrier store. Apple users can go to the Apple Store and download t-mobile content transfer. It can also be downloaded from the Google Play store. Make sure to wipe your old device and turn off "Find My Phone" before re-selling or re-cycling.
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Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.