• Flyin' around the world with cellphones

    Larry Magid wrote a fairly detailed examination of roaming on non-GSM networks. I met Larry last week in Majorca, Spain where we were on a panel talking about European vs. American cellphones and the point we finally came to was pretty simple: we need better phones in the U.S. and, if we had them, the iPhone wouldn’t be nearly as exciting as we think it is. What say ye? Read More

  • MAXRoam: It's what's for dinner

    Just a quick note to mention that is a really great service. Essentially it’s a reduced rate pre-paid SIM card that lets you add multiple numbers to the same SIM. For example, I now have a SIM card with four international numbers in Spain, Poland, Germany, and the US and they all work seamlessly in almost any phone. It basically lets locals call you at local rates and you… Read More

  • International roaming plans for iPhone announced: Expensive, but better than the alternative

    International iPhone playboys, take notice: AT&T has announced flat-rate data plans for international traveling. We’ve heard a few horror stories of iPhone users being taken to the ringer by AT&T for international roaming rates, sometimes without even turning their iPhones on. If you’re a globetrotter, you’ll want one of the plans, which start at $25 for 20MB. Read More

  • Verizon Set To Terrorize 700k New Users In 2008

    Listen to this guy If any of our readers are Rural Cellular subscribers then get out NOW! We don’t have time for questions. Just do it. Verizon is taking the necessary steps to make your life a living hell in the first half of 2008 with the announcement today that they would be purchasing Rural Cellular for $757 million in cash to save a few bucks ($1 billion) on roaming. The $45 per… Read More