EU data roaming price caps save business people 1000 EUR per year

Here’s some good news to balance the bad news coming out of Europe. Starting 1 July 2012, the EU’s data roaming price caps enter into effect, saving business people (traveling within the EU) approximately 1000 EUR per year. Families on holiday can expect to save 200 EUR. The EU estimates that the improved EU roaming regulation […]

iPhone users on Wi-Fi more than Android users

I have suspected this for a long time but now a study conducted by Comscore in the US and UK shows that iPhone users are significantly more likely to use Wi-Fi than Android users. According to Comscore, in the US, “71 percent of all unique iPhones used both mobile and Wi-Fi networks to connect to […]

EU lowers roaming charges in time for the summer holidays

This summer, mobile phone subscribers in the European Union will enjoy even lower roaming charges as they converge on the sunny beaches of the Mediterranean, thanks to the relentless war waged by the EU on mobile carriers. Here are the maximum rates that people will pay starting 1 July 2012 when they use their cell […]

Smartphone owners prefer Wi-Fi over cellular by a huge margin

I cannot say I’m surprised by the the results of this study conducted by Mobidia Technology given all the problems I (and many others) have had using cellular networks with the iPhone (which I sold a few months ago). My experience using the iPhone on a cellular network has been negative in every way – […]

Why I dumped my iPhone

I dumped my iPhone for three reasons: (1) the high cost of a post-paid voice and data plan, (2) frequent international travel and (3) I do most of my reading on my iPad. I had an iPhone for three years when I lived in San Francisco. I paid a little over $50 per month to […]