Conserve Data: Getting the Most Out Of Your Wireless Plan

TOAST.net’s new wireless hotspots are flying off of our virtual shelves, giving previously “dial-up” only areas a much needed burst of speed as well as providing mobility to use the Internet anywhere you go. Payment on wireless systems works a bit differently than traditional land-line based Internet service in that wireless uses a “pay for what you use” model, where land-lines use a “pay a flat rate for service” model. Similar to the way electricity or water is billed, the more you use the more you pay.

This leaves customers with the question “How much data do I need per month?”

Data is an abstract term, and it can be confusing. Just like using electricity in a new house, it may take a few months to discover your usage patterns to see which level of service will be best for you. There are ways you can keep your data use in check, however. Here are a few tips to make sure you are getting the most out of your wireless connection: Continue reading “Conserve Data: Getting the Most Out Of Your Wireless Plan”

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The December Roadmap: Heading for the Holidays

Is it December already? TOAST.net has some interesting things in the oven along with the Christmas cookies this month, so let’s get everyone up to date: Continue reading “The December Roadmap: Heading for the Holidays”

It’s Phone Season! – Best of the Best Smartphones

It happens once, maybe twice a year. One company releases a hot new phone, then we get a month of one-upmanship from the other manufacturers. The result: We get oodles of new toys to play with! There is so much going on in the smartphone arena right now I can hardly keep up. With more people focusing on being mobile, it has become a priority to have a phone that can sync email accounts, calendars, contact lists, and documents. If you’re in the market and looking to add mobility to your life, here’s the current “Best of the Best” list on each carrier:

 

 

 

 

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Wireless: It’s Quickly Cutting Your Cords

Wireless - cut the cablesIt could be a commercial on daytime TV:

“Do you, or someone you know, live in an area that does not have high-speed Internet available?…”

According to a study in February 2011 by the NYTimes, 40% of US residence in rural America do not have access to a broadband connection. That’s a staggering amount of citizens that are missing out on the largest source of information and education in the history of man. Continue reading “Wireless: It’s Quickly Cutting Your Cords”