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Microsoft Possibly Adding TV Service to Xbox 360?
Last Updated on Monday, 29 November 2010 09:20 Written by PieceOfSith Monday, 29 November 2010 09:08
It seems that the technology leaders just keep on starting new products and get even better. It has been reported that Microsoft now will be adding a subscription based TV service provided through their Xbox 360 consoles for users to enjoy. This may be a response from Google, Netflix, Hulu, Apple and other streaming video sites getting into a growing market. The rumored TV service may come through a “virtual cable operator” with a monthly service fee attached to an Xbox Live subscription or through an online option just like Xbox users have gotten a taste with ESPN through the latest Xbox Live update.
Walmart Launching it’s OWN Cellular Service
Last Updated on Monday, 4 October 2010 04:09 Written by PieceOfSith Tuesday, 21 September 2010 01:00
What does groceries, car batteries, laptops and diapers have in common, they are all found at your neighborhood Walmart. Also now while you are waiting to get your tires rotated and getting your taxes, you then realize you need a cell phone. Walmart is known for selling cell phones from Verizon, Sprint and other national carriers, Walmart is also launching their own line. Called Walmart Family Mobile, this service is an unlimited talk and text service to give the national carriers some competition. The service is aimed at single lines ($45) or family shared plans (an additional $25 per line, 5 lines total). It also includes a “roll over” type option for data use. If you have a data plan, which is refilled by a prepay type option called WebPacTM, and use only a portion if it one month, the rest of the plan will move over to the next month.
A nice addition to this launch is that you can buy a new Walmart Family Mobile device or bring in a previously owned GSM phone and activate it for a $25 activation fee. Plans will also be paid through a prepay option by using a credit or debit card at any Walmart location. All of this plus an option to calling 14 major international cities for just five cents a minute.
This service officially launched yesterday at most Walmart locations. So for those concerned being tied down to a long contract, this is a nice alternative to the big carrier plans. So if you need a new phone and on the way to get some ice pops and your hair done, Walmart has got you covered.
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