The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
On January 6, 2013, I published a Plus Edition article at http://eogn.com/wp/?p=23432 describing a low-cost cellular phone service. I was trying it out at the time and was pleased with it. I have now switched to this service. Since, then I have published two updates to the original article, the first at http://eogn.com/wp/?p=23432 and the second at http://eogn.com/wp/?p=24102. I am pleased with the service and have now switched to it permanently.
In the original article at http://eogn.com/wp/?p=23432, I did express dissatisfaction with the phone included with the deal. I wrote that the only available cell phone for use with this service "looks and feels like a cheap cell phone. I guess that is no surprise as it IS a cheap cell phone. The case is all plastic. However, it does have almost all the features one expects in a modern smartphone: GPS, a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus for still pictures and video capture, speakerphone, audio playback that plays music in all the popular formats, 480 x 854 pixel Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3.7-inch touchscreen that looks great, up to 32 gigabytes of memory on a microSD card, charger, and even a built-in FM radio."
However, all that will soon change.
Several new smartphones will be added to the list of available devices with the first arriving in late summer. Some will have the latest version of Android and access to LTE.
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