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May 07, 2011

Wirefly Droid 2 Coupon Code

Get the DROID 2 Global (a Motorola phone) at Wirefly's discount (plus get free shipping).

We've talked a lot already about the advantages of Wirefly's savings including their free shipping offers.

The purpose of this short post today is really just to remind you about Wirefly's free shipping and discount on the Droid 2.

The actual cost for the Droid is variable, so you'll have to go to Wirefly through the link to find out what the cost is, but you'll likely save quite a bit by getting the Droid through Wirefly's Coupon Code link.

Get the DROID 2 Global (a Motorola phone) at Wirefly's discount (plus get free shipping).

May 04, 2011

Jitterbug Cell Phones Review

Our review of Jitterbug Cell Phones from Greatcall

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As you've come to expect from CallingAdvice.com, we really only review products and services that already are well tested and liked in the market, to either verify the other reviews and reviews, or de-bunk their claims as hype.

In the case of Jitterbug cell phones, our review is in-line with the market and is positive.

Jitterbug is one of the first cell phones designed with the idea of making the phone easy to use and fun. As cell phones get smaller and smaller, as well as more complex, there are many people who just want a simple way and a simple phone which lets them stay in touch. The Jitterbug has bigger buttons, a powerful speakerphone, and one button dialing (once programmed) which makes it really simple for even the newest (or most advanced in years) user of cell phones.

It really seems that almost everything about the Jitterbug is designed to make it simple, which is exactly what people buying the Jitterbug want from their cell phone.

In the box, you will find:
-A How-To-Guide
-The Jitterbug cell phone
-A Rechargeable Battery
-A Battery Charger (and from this review, the link will give you a free car charger for your Jitterbug as well)

The Jitterbug, which was designed by Samsung, has a large keypad for easy dialing, a strong speaker (which is enabled for speakerphone) which gives good sound, and you can access everything from the phone's screens with a really straightforward yes or no option.

When you get the phone through Greatcall, dialing 0 will also connect you easily to an operator for GreatCall. And although we didn't personally experience this service, some people have given GreatCall's operators great reviews for their helpfulness.

If you're super talkative, the phone will last up to 3 hours on a full battery charge, but will go for up to 300 hours if you're not talking on it.

Positive points of the Jitterbug cell phone from Amazon reviews and our own review:
-the LED flashlight
-the panic button
-speed dialing by holding a number for 2 seconds
-large numbers on the keys and the screen (easy to see)
-the speaker saying the number back when the button is pressed

Review potential negative points of the Jitterbug cell phone:
-people seem to not like the radio. We do, but it is one feature too many in some reviewers eyes.
-connecting the lanyard to the phone can be a challenge for some people
-Only works with T-Mobile or AT&T services
-some reviews would like the phone itself to be larger, though we found the Jitterbug to be a good size, but we're not among the elderly.

Overall review:
When it comes to the Jitterbug cell phone, the positives significantly outweigh the negatives.

If you're looking for a good, easy to use cell phone, especially for someone who has had difficulty with other cell phones, the Jitterbug may be just what you're looking for.

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May 03, 2011

Top 13 Skype Alternatives

Skype currently has over 560 million registered users who rely on the popular program to stay in touch with friends and family.

But if you've been a long-time Skype user you are probably already aware of the fact that there are days when the program seems to acts up. Sometimes calls get dropped, and if there is too much background noise you can't hear what the other person is saying.

Whether you're sick and tired of relying on Skype, or you're simply looking around for other alternatives to the program, here are 13 alternative programs you could try using to stay in touch with your loved ones:

1. ComBOTS
ComBOTS is a program that will connect your PC or landline phone with others around the world for cheap or at no cost at all. You can call other mobile phone numbers from your PC or landline, and you can also use the chat feature which allows you to include audio and video as well.

2. iChat
iChat is a popular option for Mac users, but it also has an instant messaging application that will work with your AIM or MobileMe account as well. Not only does it have an instant messaging app, it also has support for audio, video and screen/application sharing, and you can also videoconference chat with three other users at the same time.

3. Gizmo Project
Gizmo allows you to make cheap or even free international calls, and you can use the Gizmo Call In and Call Out feature to call other phones for as little as 1.9 cents per minute. You can also record conversations, map where your caller or receiver is calling from, and much more.

4. ooVoo
This program allows you to video chat with up to six people at the same time, and you can also import all of your contacts from your Facebook and Twitter account, IM services, and e-mail address book. You can also record and send video messages, share files when you're on a call, and chat with other non-ooVoo users by sending them a Web Video Call link.

5. Google Voice
Any Google Voice user can make calls to the U.S. and Canada, and one of the perks is that when you call another phone your number will show up as your Google Voice number instead of a randomly generated number. Google also recently launched a Google Voice app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch as well.

6. Jajah
Jajah allows you to make free PC-to-PC VoIP phone calls and even a limited number of free calls from your landline as well. You can get approximately 1,000 free minutes per month, but if you go over the limit you will be asked to purchase their premium services; but if you don't you could be cut off from using the program altogether.

7. Windows Live Messenger
If you use Windows Vista or Windows 7, then this program allows you to do PC-to-PC voice and video calling, however, it currently won't allow you to make phone calls to outside lines. Not only can you video chat in HD, you can also share your photos, leave 30 second video messages, and much more.

8. SightSpeed
If you don't mind shelling out $4.95 a month, SightSpeed is a great option if you're looking to use PC-to-PC voice calling and videoconferencing, video-mail recording, and multiparty videoconferencing.

9. VoIPStunt
This program allows you to call mobile phones or landlines in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Japan and much more. If you purchase a subscription of the program (which usually costs around $13 USD) it will allow you to make free international calls for between 90 to 125 days depending on how much you use the program.

10. Gmail Voice and Video Chat
Unlike Google Voice, which is known to be more of a transcribing service for your existing phone lines, this program allows you to make voice and video calls from Gmail and even call regular phone numbers as well.

11. VoxOx
VoxOx lets you set up a Google Voice-like routing system for free, but you can also add calling to outside numbers, use the video calling service, and even use a free inbound phone number as well.

12. Yahoo Messenger
This program allows you to call outside phone lines for cheap, and you can also chat using a high quality full-screen video. You can also make free PC-to-PC phone calls and PC-to-phone calls for as little as 1 cent per minute which includes free voicemail as well.

13. TokBox
This is a Web-based service that doesn't require any setup, and currently offers multi-party videoconferencing with up to 20 other users. (But be forewarned that the image quality isn't as great as other services).

Skype is a great service and of course, you can't beat free. But if you're looking for Skype alternatives, hopefully this has been a helpful article for you.

Bio: Alexis Bonari is a freelance writer and researcher for College Scholarships, where recently she's been researching neonatal nursing scholarships while preparing a guide on poor credit personal loans. In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop.