Archives for: August 2011
Let’s cut right to the chase on this one. As it stands, the editors of PhoneCan are content with Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility.
And we don’t appear to be the only ones. Which should be enough for most people to ask why. Why are so many companies accepting this purchase, even though they likely compete with Google and/or Motorola?
What are the real reasons behind the acquisition? What do Google and Motorola Mobility gain?
And what will the company be called (since Motorola Solutions is a separate company)? Googorola?
One of the most interesting editorial pieces we’ve ever written was our article, Hunting Down A Unicorn: The VPhone. For us, we spent considerable time last year working to get current information about the device, only to find none. In response to our article, certain representatives of Saygus, the company behind VPhone, started inundating us with emails and comments making various claims about our article.
Because it’s now been more than seven months since our article posted, we thought we’d do a little recap on the VPhone.
We here at PhoneCan talk a lot about phones and wireless devices. We talk a lot about policies. We cover several angles about the wireless business that other sites don’t bother - or can’t - cover. Our efforts are designed to empower and educate the customer with good sense and an understanding of why things are the way they are.
One thing we’ve neglected to spend much time on, however, are the people who work for cell phone companies within the stores and call centers where real people work with real customers.
Follow with us as we help bring some insight into the life of a wireless industry employee.
Hello, visitors! We hope you came to us because you’re looking for information on upgrades, policies, phone reviews, and explanations.
We have a lot of visitors who find us because they’re looking for this information. However, the answers aren’t always as obvious as we can post them, especially in more specific situations. That’s why we have our “Ask Us” section, where we will personally answer any question posed to us, or show you exactly where to find the information (espcially if it’s already on our site).
We want to hear from you!
Click here to Ask Us any wireless-related question.
The writers and editors of PhoneCan come across a lot of applications and games. Many of them are basic and unusable. But not this one.
Apparatus is a physics and design game where you create simple machinery to accomplish the goal of moving a marble to it’s destination.
Recently, Zach Epstein of BGR blasted non-Apple tablets in a featured editorial. In the article, Epstein makes the argument that tablet makers are somehow “doing it wrong” by not following Apple’s tested and proven format, or by a lack of innovation. Unfortunately, his article does little to convince me that tablet makers haven’t already followed Apple’s lead, nor does he convince me that they don’t have an eye toward innovation.
We get a ton of search engine inquiries every day. Many of them are the same, but a few are not common.
This is our Grab Bag, Part One. Or in other words, a little bit of everything. And it’s all from YOU, our readers and visitors.
People often come to our site looking for ways to get out of their contracts without fees, get an upgrade early, or remove a required data plan. It’s become very common as of late, we’re sure in part because of the economy. Still, there are always people out there trying to find a way around the rules, justified or not. Let us address these, shall we?
People ask us all the time about activating old phones on Verizon. It’s a relatively simple process, really, but there are a few things you should know before making any purchases or switches. We will explain what constitutes and “old” phone, what to look out for, and how to get the device active.