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Back to USA

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I’ll be headed back to the good old USA in a few weeks. I spend much of my time in Asia, and I have three overseas “permanent” addresses. I always like getting back to the US. No place makes better...

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TD LTE

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Colin here. One of the more unfortunate cell phone compatibility issues were going to have to live with for the next decade is TD-LTE. It is the “TD” part that makes it different. The world came very close to having...

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Cellular Maddness

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For the past several years AT&T and Verizon have been like UPS and FedEx: copying each other’s pricing structures to the penny. (“Not oligopolistic says the US Supreme Court.”). But this year things are very different. The major  carriers have broken...

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iPSTN

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Apple users are familiar with FaceTime. It is Apple’s proprietary VOIP service. You can make voice or video calls between iOS devices. What is nice about FaceTime is that it works over cellular and Wi-Fi transparently. The handoff between Wi-Fi...

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Unlimited Data

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Colin here, and I am seeing an increasing trend towards cellular data plans offering unlimited data. T-Mobile offers unlimited slow-speed data for free, and unlimited high-speed (4G) data for a flat $20 a month per phone. Sprint (and their Virgin...

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