I am quite sure that all of the different mobile carriers in the market do have their fair share of strengths as well as weaknesses, but for this time, we would take a look at what AT&T is doing in order to make it a whole lot easier for off-contract customers to use the carrier’s service. Known as the new Mobile Share Value Plans, these will be available as of December 6th, which is just one day away, and will also remain open to users who intend to pick up a handset at an unsubsidized price point, or one who wants to bring a compatible phone to the network, or even one who has already honored and completed their contract, or to take part in AT&T’s Next early upgrade plan.
Off-contract and Next customers will be able to take advantage of the Mobile Share Value Plans by saving approximately $15 monthly on service. You can pick from data plans which range from 300MB to 50MB monthly, and so that means a smartphone owner who will pay $80 per month for the 2GB monthly plan instead of $9. David Christopher, chief marketing officer of AT&T Mobility, shared, “With our new Mobile Share Value Plans, customers don’t have to compromise. Our new no contract option lets customers add a smartphone to the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network at a lower monthly cost. Customers want great value and a premium network — and now they can save more and get unlimited talk, text and data to share.”
It was some time in September this year that we brought you news that ASUS has already confirmed the ASUS PadFone Mini, in addition to the MeMOFone HD5. Well, waiting can get pretty long and boring at times, so much so that it is easy to lose faith in a particular product announcement afterwards. We are pleased as punch to inform you that the ASUS PadFone Mini is all set for a proper launch in Taiwan next Wednesday, as invitations have already been sent out. It does seem that the smaller docking station too, is on track to be released, so we cannot wait until next Wednesday to check out the ASUS PadFone Mini in all of its glory.
Basically, the ASUS PadFone Mini, according to a listing which was found in the Global Certification Forum (GSF), will arrive with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean in tow, in addition to a screen resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, and a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor to keep this rumored 7″ tablet going. Of course, there is no telling what the final size would be until next Wednesday, but one thing’s for sure – the GCF’s listing point to just 3G radios, so be prepared to make do without 4G connectivity if you decide to pick this puppy up.