Tag: smartphone

Comparing the 2-year plans from the Big 3 carriers

By Ted Kritsonis

Now that two-year contracts have essentially become the norm before the new wireless code of conduct goes into effect in December, the incumbent carriers have released their latest voice and data plans. Are they cheaper than they were under the old three-year terms, or still more expensive than they should be?

Sony Xperia Z can take a bath, but can it take on the best?

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

It’s not often that you can pour water over a smartphone or dunk it in a pool and not expect irreparable damage to befall it, but Sony has done just that with its Xperia Z, a premium Android handset. But the competition for solid smartphones is tight these days, so how good can the Xperia Z measure up to the others? We take it for a test drive and find out.

BYOD Convenience Comes at a Cost

Cost analysis of ‘bring-your-own-device’ workplaces by a major mobile solutions company shows that companies can shift operational costs directly to their employees.

By Lee Rickwood

A ‘phone tab’ might be better for you than a contract

By Ted Kritsonis

Three-year contracts are not in the best interest of the consumer, contrary to what carriers might say, but putting payment for a new smartphone on a “tab” might be a good alternative to signing a contract that limits your options.