Posts filed under "Voice calls"

About that Public Mobile $40 plan…

Posted by amcink November 3, 2016 0 Comment 1280 views

UPDATE: The plan to which this post refers has expired. The post will remain for posterity. Check the homepage to see what’s new You’re here because you’ve heard about Public Mobile’s $40 plan and you want to know if it’s any good. It’s good. A bit weird (who among us isn’t) but definitely a net-positive […]

Prepaid talk and text SIM + data-only SIM = the ultimate hacked plan?

Posted by amcink June 15, 2016 3 Comments 2638 views

Some phones allow you to insert not one but two SIM cards. Typically targeted at the traveling set, these “dual-SIM” phones also come in very handy when you’re looking to hack your cell phone plan. We’ve talked at some length about data-only cell phone plans. Paired with Fongo (which we’ve talked about at length too) […]

The hacked cell phone plan

Posted by amcink November 9, 2015 17 Comments 13273 views

How does a $22/mo. cell phone plan sound? One with unlimited talk, texting and 1 GB of mobile data? How about if this fabled plan let you bump up to up to 5 GB of data, just on those months that you really needed it, for another $20 and without penalties? It’s not impossible. In […]

Make smartphone calls for free with Hangouts Dialer

Posted by amcink November 6, 2015 0 Comment 924 views

When you go with a data-only plan on your smartphone, you may need to get a little creative in how you make calls. Especially long distance calls. Fortunately, you have a great many options at your disposal for making free calls on your smartphone. Even making free or very inexpensive international long distance calls on […]

An impartial review of Fongo phone service

Posted by amcink October 22, 2015 26 Comments 25628 views

I’ve been using Fongo exclusively as my mobile phone service for coming up on two months. For the first few weeks, I treated Fongo like an experiment. I forwarded calls from my main mobile number over to the number Fongo assigned me. I also kept an old phone on and plugged in so that it […]