Free Carrier Lookup is a great site if you are using a paygo cell phone (or a small or regional carrier) to see which network you are using. Net10, StraightTalk, etc., now offer services on both Verizon and ATT. So to find out which carrier you are using, just enter your phone number and hit search.
Note: If you happen to get Cingular as the network, consider it ATT.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a plan to lift restrictions of electronic device usage during certain portions of airline flights. Under new regulations electronic devices can be used during all phases of flights. Here is their news alert:
|Federal aviation regulators unveiled steps to lift restrictions on fliers’ electronic devices, concluding that tablets, e-readers and other gadgets generally can be used during all phases of flight by the end of this year.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s decision effectively ends years of safety debates over the use of the devices. The FAA said it is providing airlines with guidelines to carry out the new policy.
More information is available here.
Ookla, one of the leading Internet connection speed testers for PCs, has mobile apps available for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. The apps test not only cellular performance, but also wi-fi speeds.
The site is here.