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Tech Talk / Re: Page plus: $39.95 Unlimited Talk n Txt + 100MB Data
« on: April 23, 2012, 08:19:05 AM »
im not getting you.
except the unlimited data verse 100mb of data. Page Plus offers everything you mentioned plus better service (even if att got better) and its cheaper!
You don't get how paying $10 more for unlimited HSPA+ data vs. 100 MB Verizon 3G is a good deal? If you have any interest at all in a smartphone, I think it's the best deal around.

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Tech Talk / Re: Page plus: $39.95 Unlimited Talk n Txt + 100MB Data
« on: April 22, 2012, 05:19:03 PM »
dont know where you are located- but in the NY area Page plus is awesome due to using verizon towers. 100mb is alot. save 10 bucks a month and have great service without having to buy a special phone...
I believe cozmohoot was replying to my post about Straight Talk. And yes I have yet to see or hear of a better deal for a smartphone user. Haven't had a single issue with AT&T, I believe they have vastly improved their service in the past year. Best part for me though is I haven't had to contact customer service once since I switched from VZW. No headaches about upgrades, overages, change phones, etc... with Straight Talk you buy an unlocked phone, pay $50/mo. flat, and are literally worry-free for good. Can't recommend this route enough.

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Tech Talk / Re: Page plus: $39.95 Unlimited Talk n Txt + 100MB Data
« on: April 20, 2012, 02:05:37 PM »
Now 100mb of data. Used to be 20mb
I pay $50/mo. incl. tax for unlimited talk+text+data with Straight Talk

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Tech Talk / Re: European And Israeli Sim Discussion
« on: April 19, 2012, 07:27:01 PM »
I have 2 Orange accounts, and they're great when I'm in Israel, however it sucks when it comes to communicate with them, it took me literally a year to get them to send me the bill in email, and I have no means of communication with them.

I can't figure out their website.. I'm really bad with Hebrew!!  :-[

How do you email them? Which language are you writing to them?
I email and talk to them in my passable Hebrew. Their phone agents rarely know English.

As far as seeing your bill, if you register your account online you can view your account info and bill very clearly. Use the Google Chrome translation or Google Dictionary extension if you can't read the Hebrew. Registration requires an SMS verification code, so you must either be in Israel or be on roaming.

Feel free to ask for any help that you need!

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Tech Talk / Re: Learning VBA/Macros for excel
« on: February 12, 2012, 01:40:25 AM »
I need to learn VBA for excel any opinions on best course/book/other?
Look into NYU SCPS.

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Tech Talk / Re: Galaxy Nexus (Android ICS) Tips And Tricks
« on: February 08, 2012, 12:54:27 AM »
Chrome on ICS is AMAZING! It synced all my settings from my laptop and I am loving it!
I am not impressed. No full screen, no quick-controls (which are much better than side-swipe tabs IMO), and very jerky and buggy. Definitely has potential though.

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: February 07, 2012, 04:59:28 PM »
thanx   talknsave?  why do i assume they are the most expensive always taking advantage of naive tourists and students
I would avoid Talk n Steal.

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Tech Talk / Re: International Sim Discussion
« on: February 06, 2012, 10:59:55 AM »
Relying on wifi is only for a select few a solution.

Say you got an unlimited data roaming plan (which isn't exactly free), how many places will you have a decent enough data (call it gprs/edge/3g/etc) to have a normal conversation?

We are talking't about people that don't just want to call home to say that they had a good flight, but need to make important and numerous calls, where the quality has to be of a certain minimum...
Local sim cards can be used for data at cheap rates.
I have used Groove IP many times even on 3G, and it's very reliable. Clearer than regular calls IMO. Wifi and 4G all the more so.  Call quality will of course always depend on your signal, as is the case with regular calls. I am in the same situation as the poster and this app has really delivered.

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Tech Talk / Re: international cell phone plans
« on: February 05, 2012, 11:21:41 AM »
for someone who travels all over the world, does anybody know some sort of phone/plan that you can call one number and you can be reached anywhere in the world and you wont be charged crazy roaming charges. the person travels all over including australia, south america, hong kong etc.
Easy. Android phone with Groove IP app ($4.99) or iPhone with Talkatone app (free with ads). Uses your Google Voice account to make/receive calls anywhere in the world on WiFi or 3G/4G. Free US/Canada, Google Voice rates for int'l outbound. I personally use Groove IP on Galaxy Nexus and it is excellent.

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Tech Talk / Re: Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: January 24, 2012, 03:06:42 PM »
Ill have to try again next time Im there. Wish they had better customer service.

Sent from my MB855 using Tapatalk
I know everyone always complains about their customer service, but I have honestly had only very positive experiences in the past year, whether by phone, email, or in-store.

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: January 23, 2012, 06:23:58 PM »
Can you add a data package to an Orange Big talk account? I called and the lady said no but just want to double check.
Just saw on Orange's website they offer data packages for prepaid BigTalk at great rates.

500 MB - 49 NIS
5 GB - 99 NIS
20 GB - 149 NIS

Can be added/removed anytime

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Tech Talk / Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« on: January 22, 2012, 11:26:01 PM »
Does kik work with anything else besides kik?
Not so clear about what you're asking. It works for the big 5 smartphone platform. You download the app then add contacts through email or user name. To add someone they must have kik also, otherwise you can invite them to download it.
I was worried about losing bbm when i ditched bb for nexus, but kik replaced it perfectly.

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Tech Talk / Re: Cell phone store with good return policy
« on: January 22, 2012, 02:57:38 AM »
Costco in-store and online has a 90-day return policy on cell phones. Not sure what their prepaid offerings consist of.

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Tech Talk / Re: (False Rumor) Whatsapp to start charging
« on: January 22, 2012, 02:54:46 AM »
Whatsapp is basically a glorified text-massaging app which is buggy and drains battery life.

The best messaging app by leaps and bounds is Kik. Its effectively BBM for all smartphones (in fact it was created by a former BBM developer).

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Tech Talk / Re: Galaxy Nexus (Android ICS) Tips And Tricks
« on: January 03, 2012, 09:30:34 PM »
anyone here use the swype keyboard cause i love it
i have it it's really awesome changes the whole experience. Having problems downloading hebrew eagerly awaiting the official release.

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