With data caps implemented at most carriers, most users are always looking for way to save precious data. Not to mention travelers who do not want to pay the exorbitant roaming charges. Gowex, a wifi services known in Europe has finally launched in NYC. Granted, you will see ads with the free service but free is free. So next your in NYC and need a free wifi connection, you may want to download the Gowex app and enjoy the free wifi coverage.
Every day, there seem to be more and more prepaid MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) popping up. Here is another one that just launched with one big difference. GoSmart Mobile is wholly owned by T-Mobile, 100%. Another difference is the that all the plans are unlimited with great prices.
$30-Unlimited Talk and Text
$35-Unlimited Talk, Text, and Web (Slow 2G Edge Data)
$45-Unlimited Talk, Text, and Web (3G with no caps)
The $45 plan matches what Sprint offers with their Virgin Mobile brand but with no data caps. In addition, because it uses the T-Mobile network, you can use any unlocked phone you like with SIM card kit for $8 instead of purchasing a new phone. So you can even use your unlocked iPhone on the service. As always with prepaid, there is no contract and no surprise fees. In addition, they bested their own postpaid plan with low cost add on for International text and calling.
For addition fees below:
$5 – Unlimited International Text to over 200 countries
$10-Unlimited calling to to over 200 countries
This is a great service for those looking to have one phone service to do everything. For $40, $30 plus $10 international calling, you can pretty much call anywhere in the world without additional fees
If you’re been watching Netflix on the big screen, you probably either have the Apple TV or the Roku player on your tv shelf. However, there is a new product that just may warrant an upgrade if you’re in the market for a streaming player for Netflix or other Internet TV sources – WD TV Play.
While the Play may resemble the Roku or the Apple TV in design and color. There is one big difference and the feature that pushed us to purchase the previous version of this player – USB Playback. While the Roku or Apple TV excels at streaming Netflix or Hulu, they can’t playback videos or movies you saved on an external hard drive. The WD TV Play on the other hand, can play back almost all video format from the USB port. So you can download a movie from the web or from your camera and play it directly back on the player. At only $60 retail, it’s definitely the player to beat.
Ever wanted to learn how to built a website or create a game for iPad? Well, today is one of the best days to sign up for Treehouse – One of the premier online learning sites for web design and programming. The gold package usually cost $490 a year, they’re running a special promotion with AppSumo for only $49 a year. Better hurry, the offer ends tonight.
We’ve been gamers from the late eighties and we owned quit a few systems over the years. From the original NES to the XBOX 360, we grew up with the gaming industry in general. However, sad part is, over the years, the cost of gaming systems and games have gone up astronomically.
Look like there is at least one company looking to change that – OUYA. Founded by former gaming industry executives, the company does a few thing differently. First, the new OUYA gaming system only cost $99 and powers by the NIVIDIA Tegra 4 processor (Same class of speed and power as the latest iPads). Second, the system has no physical discs for games. Instead all games are stored in the cloud and free to play during trials. This not only solve of the problem of buying a bad game but also lower the barrier for independent developers to push out unique games to the TV screen.
While we can’t say it’ll win over the PS3 and XBOX 360 crowd just yet but at $99, it sure won’t hurt to try to something new.
We missed this article awhile back on NY Times. In the age of Internet travel websites, one would think that travel agents would be obsolete. To a certain degree, that is the case. However, as the article shows, there are still times when it would pay to hire a travel agent versus going to the Internet.
For example, for many foreign country travels, an agent with specialized knowledge and relationships can often get you a better price than the Internet travel sites. For example, agents in the ethnic Chinese neighborhood of Flushing can often get you tickets to China for only $899. While many travel sites have the same ticket for over $1400. Just goes to show, it pays to shop around. Even offline.
While there are many options now days when it comes to prepaid wireless service. Very few of them allow you to truly pay as you go base on your actual usage. You usually buy a bucket of minutes or data upfront. Today we discovered there really is a true pay as you go service in the prepaid wireless sector – Ptel.com
The name stands for platinum Telephone and their service runs on the Tmobile 4G network. So if you have great Tmobile coverage in your area, this may be a great option. Beyond the standard $40 unlimited plans, they also offer true pay as your go. Where you can purchase a $10 prepaid card and only run down the card when you make or receive calls. The cards expire in 90 days so technically if you rarely use your phone, $40 will cover you for a whole year.
Check it for yourself below.
Ever wish there was an easy way to comparison shop across multiple sites when you shop? Or how about viewing the pricing history of a camera you’re looking to purchase. If you have that kind of information, you can easily make an informed decision on whether to purchase the camera on sale right now or wait for the bigger sale down the road.
Well, that tool does exist. It’s called Digital Folio. The website app allows you shop as you normally would but also display competitor’s pricing information along with historical prices for the item. It’s definitely an indispensable part of the frugal shopper’s arsenal, check it for yourself.
Target, our favorite mass retailer is now making your price shopping even easier. Instead of losing customers to Amazon who tries the product at Target and purchase online. Target will now match Amazon prices all year long. You simply have to ask. This would be great for electronics that are usually cheaper online.
We were big fans of web enabled security products such as Dropbox. However, the one stumbling block for us was the monthly fee. While the cost is still lower than what the big names in security such ADT would charge, we’re not big fan of recurring charges. Look like a new entry in the market agree with us and developed the perfect product for this niche.
Y-Cam HomeMonitor is a wireless enabled security camera you can install anywhere in your home. The price starts at $200 for the indoor version and $350 for the outdoor version. While it is more expensive than the starting price of $150 for the Dropcam, the Y-Cam services does include something that Dropcam charges for – Cloud storage for recordings.
Dropcam only allow you to view livestreams for free but you have to pay monthly for cloud enabled recording of your footage. Y-Cam on the other hand include free storage for 7 previous days of recording with no monthly fees. This will save you a bundle over the years and more than make up for the initial $50 price difference.
So if you’re in the market for a wireless security camera, we would definitely recommend you take a look at the Y-Cam products.
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