Hello everyone, and sorry i have not been blogging very much. I have had many great shoots in the last couple of months which has forced me into editing instead of actually Blogging. Today I’m going to be a little bit off topic from the photography area, but i promise i will be returning to show you some of the cool shoots that i have been doing. So with that said one thing that has been grinding my gears lately is the cost of cell phone service. It would seem that today’s concept of a cell phone service provider is to charge you an arm and a leg for a product that they know You need and know you will pay for. let’s face it today a cell phone is a required commodity, and there is practically no competition between the dominating company’s so they think they can gouge there customers with outlandish data plans, text plans, and minutes usage. If you’re unaware recently Wal-Mart released their own unlimited talk, text, and payed data usage plans starting at prices far more affordable then at&t. Now I love saving money just like the rest of us, but as a photographer i also love all things having anything to do with Apple computers, Ipads, or I phones. So needless to say i did not want to ditch at&t if i had to say good bye to my Iphone. This had got me thinking whether or not it was possible to run an Unlocked Iphone on the Family Mobile service provider. I looked all over google trying to find something mentioning the compatibility, but to my surprise there was not one piece of information containing an answer to my question and no wireless associate was able to give me any information on the subject because they simply have never seen it happen. So i bit the bullet and found out the answer, I spent a good majority of the day learning how to jailbreak and unlock an Iphone. At this point i had to go to Wal-Mart and purchase a 25 dollar activation kit which contained my new sim card, I was so happy to see the “family Mobile” service letters at the top left of my phone i about screamed (not really) but i was pretty happy i mean who would not be happy about saving money. The associate at Wal-Mart was also thrilled to see it work because he originally thought there was no way and had been telling customers the same thing since the family mobile plan came out. So for all of you out there that are looking to save a little “Green” this is one way to do it. There are however some disadvantages to the switch. One being that you are no longer on a 3g network, rather a 2g network. And the other is that instead of having an unlimited data plan (which is now extinct thanks to tethering) or other data plan automatically billed once a month by at&t you have to do the loading by purchasing a reload card. So there you have it, hopefully people looking for similar information on the matter can now find successful Google results on the topic (within a photographers blog of all places) And also please be sure to check out my website here
January 26, 2011
Iphone unlock with Wal-Mart Family Mobile
About P & L Photography
Hello my name is Preston, and I’m a photographer based out of Central Florida. I started my journey into photography the first year of high-school and it quickly became a passion, I completed a total of 4 years of beginning and advanced photography classes where I learned everything from darkroom developing to the digital processing of today’s modern generation. Straight out of high school i began work as a photo specialist in charge developing for customers in a more commercial environment. While this was just a stepping stone in life for me, I missed the creative process that I once fell in love with and 4 years later I began my college studies within the art of photography at the Academy Of Art University pursuing my Masters in fine arts. Today I am the Owner of P and L Photography where I specialize in Wedding’s, and events. I am very blessed to be doing what I love on a daily basis and take pride knowing that all of my hard work and knowledge that ive learned over the years is placed inside each and every one of my photographs. Lastly I could not be where I am today without the love and support from my wife, she has been my best friend since the first time I saw her on that yellow school bus, and our relationship is built on a foundation stronger than any words can begin to express. View all posts by P & L Photography
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