Verizon dumps Premium Visual Voice Mail – Here’s my solution…

JohnMHoyt Android, Business, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP) 0 Comments

I was sad to learn that Verizon Wireless decided to drop their “Premium Visual Voice Mail” option. This was effective July 8th, 2016. While I won’t miss the $2.99/month charge, which was a bit pricey, I will certainly miss the feature on my HTC One M8 Android based phone. (iPhone has Visual Voice Mail built-in and it isn’t going away). …

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FCC – Measuring Broadband America Report Released #SamKnows #FCC #Broadband

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Technology 0 Comments

I have been participating in the SamKnows / Test My ISP program that the FCC has undertaken in an effort to better understand what internet providers are offering, and what consumers are ultimately getting. The first report has been released and it sure doesn’t look good for DSL technology!  If you have DSL based internet (AT&T U-Verse included), then you …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pre-orders are being accepted #android #notapple #samsung

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Sales, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Sales, Technology 0 Comments

Looks like this Father’s Day could be very good for those dads who have really rocked… The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is shipping on the 17th of June, and pre-orders are being accepted at major retailers now, so dads, be sure to let your family know! The Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes in two flavors, a $499.99 version which sports 16GB …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab, Fascinate & Epic 4G Thoughts

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Product Review, Technology, Windows Server 1 Comment

Anyone who has been following this blog knows that it was just about a month ago that I bought Android based phones and dumped our (until recently) beloved RIM Blackberry phones… My thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G after EXTENSIVE use are pretty much what I knew the day we first got them: Short battery life (Have increased that …

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Random thoughts about cell phones and service industry usage

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Service, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPhone, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange 5 Comments

Homeland Secure IT is stuck in the past! That’s right, a high-tech business is using what most consider to be antiquated technology. It isn’t because of the cost, it is because of the features. We are actually paying more per month for our cell phone plan than if we were using the latest devices and connectivity. What we use and …

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