摩托罗拉RAZR手机 and sending text messages was cumbersome for him. Getting our family on the AT&T “family plan” for unlimited text messages has been on my “to do” list for a few weeks. Tonight I looked up the status of our data and SMS usage on the AT&T 无线 account website. The result? We’re overdue to upgrade our SMS plan, as anticipated. We are halfway through our 法案ing cycle (17 days left) and Alex和er has sent 500 text messages already, which is an overage of 300 messages 上 his current “plan.”

Time to upgrade text messaging plan

ESTA情况会很容易补救。我有点失望地加起来的数字,看到作为一个家庭,我们花费在无线电信业务几乎$ 2,300去年。 (2010年)在这一点上值得庆幸我们只是支付数据计划对我们的两个智能手机(不是亚历山大的或莎拉的) - 并希望我们将继续保持这种方式。当然,这将是巨大的找到一种方法,大大减少这些每月/每年的费用。我不是在这一方面非常乐观,但是,至少在短期内。

I was enthused to learn this week, via 曼努埃尔·冈萨雷斯,那 Google is testing “ph上e number porting” for 谷歌语音 for $20 per year 谷歌语音。 (当然,如果你“根据合同目前重,你会得到停飞从运营商的费用,从而改变之前仔细所以检查了这一点。)由于曼努埃尔指出,如果这意味着你有一个 Veriz上的MIFI or other 移动 hotspot device, all you’d need for teleph上y needs is an iPod Touch with an iPh上e立体声耳机 (其包括麦克风)和谷歌的声音。一个途径前进的一些人,在路上省钱的手机账单,支付的水平可能是$ 50或$ 60元,每月可供个人热点,然后使用谷歌语音的所有电话需求。

Road Warrior Tools of the Future?

Free apps / 应用 services like TextPlus都能4免费文本 are already available to provide free phone calling and SMS messaging on iPod Touches. A 谷歌语音 (GV) number, however, provides those functions and more. The fact that 无线 phone numbers are on the brink of becoming portable for anyone to GV is a big deal. I’m sure these kind of options are part of the reason AT&T let existing iPhone 3GS的 users (like me) upgrade to the iPhone4 early before our contracts had expired. I locked into a new 2 year AT&T contract in November, so options like the ones I’ve highlighted here aren’t going to be realistic for me so上. They may not be for my wife 和 kids either… But I’m sure they will be for some folks.

Telecommunications c上vergence marches on. It’s not an inexpensive prospect by any means, today, to be a smartphone-connected family when you have several kids. There ARE more options than just those put forward by AT&T, however, 和 it will be exciting to explore these possible avenues further in the m上ths ahead.


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  1. 泰勒阿米 说:

    我们做了同样的事情。昨天深夜我减少了我们的计划,并立即节省40美元。我一直在使用我的谷歌语音帐户和Skype适用于各种电话和具有真正削减用我的分钟。再加上,随着时间的过程中,我们鼓励我们所有的家庭成员Veriz上和去,已经帮助了。随着移动移动是自由的,它已经严重削减了家庭成员之间使用分钟。我想一点一滴计数。我与谷歌语音的iPod Touch和我可以插到我的Jabra免提功能,并使用它就像一个电话。伟大的职位!感谢WES。

  2. 瑞安柯林斯 说:

    502 Bad Gateway- 十大线上网赌网址-欢迎您

    我喜欢谷歌语音的一些文字上的应用程序的iPh上e或iPod touch的,因为我可以发送和从我在任何设备接收。如果您选择接受你的文本,电子邮件,回复邮件一样简单击中回复。我建立我的侄女GV圣诞节因为她就想办法文字,所以现在她可以使用网站上的她的移动GV任天堂DSi发送和接收文本。

    它起初疼痛教育每一个人文本你的电话号码GV而不是你的手机号码,但是从长远来看,这是值得的。 (我开始告诉人们我有一个新的细胞数量,只是给他们我的GV。

  3. 我们一直在努力解决这个问题,也是我们有4个孩子,因为,和是一个非常沉重的高科技。目前,我们所支付数据费两个大人和我们的少年。然而,孩子2号将被从iPod移动到手机明年,我们可能会买她的iPh上e和另一个$ 30招致/月的数据收费。它的疯狂,但我们还是决定MIFI那只能当我们在同一个地方一起....当它在课后一个不利于正等待被挑选的实践上来,在女童子军另一个跨镇。在家里,他们都可以通过我们的无线和细胞学杂志/ Skype的连接。它们是走出家门多,我想根据需要,我不能看到MIFI为我们的家庭工作,能够与他们联系....这在某些时候的手段,我们将支付6组数据费(好吧,也许短短五年以来最年长的应该然后由他自己保持的收入!)。我希望有类似我们的文本ATT家庭计划($ 20我们所有的文本无限)的苹果手机数据共享计划!

  4. allanah王 说:

    I have recently been told about Viber for free iPhone to iPh上e calls.




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