Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sales of MultiMedia Phones Fly Past TV Sales

By 2011, about 9 of 10 mobile phones will include basic multimedia capabilities; today about 60% have those features, says MultiMedia Intelligence.

Worldwide shipments of multimedia-enabled mobile phones will exceed 300 million units next year, surpassing shipments of television sets, according to a research report being released this week by MultiMedia Intelligence. Sales of such phones will generate over $76 billion in revenue.
By 2011, about 9 of 10 mobile phones will include basic multimedia capabilities, which consist of an image sensor, MP3 audio support, and video playback. Currently, these capabilities are available in 60% of mobile phones, according to the report.

In general, MultiMedia Intelligence defines basic multimedia phones as those that have at least a 1.0-megapixel camera, MP3 audio and video playback capabilities, Java, USB, Bluetooth, 16-bit screen color, QVGA resolution, as well as Wireless Application Protocol and Multimedia Message Service support.

Wireless carriers view multimedia phones as a great opportunity to attract new subscribers. Consequently, they're turning to leading manufacturers, such as Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Motorola (NYSE: MOT), Samsung, LG Electronics, and Sony Ericsson, for exclusive phones with innovative form factors and multimedia features.

A touch screen will be another prominent feature on mobile phones in the near future. The number of phones with touch screens will reach almost 200 million by 2011.

Read the Full Story at Information Week

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Will Google Lead the Cell Phone Market?

For years, American technology leaders have gotten used to seeing the United States no longer globally technologically dominant. But nowhere is that lack-of-dominance more pronounced than with cell phone technology.

Whether it's interacting with digital signage, communicating with stores about inventory or paying for products directly with phones embedded with RFID (radio-frequency identification) chips, cell phones are proving to be clever and adept communication tools in key parts of Europe and Asia but not here.

With mobile payment, for example, the blame is placed on the U.S. mobile market's structure, with banks much more dominant overseas. Here, it's the cell phone carriers that own the landscape and call the shots.

That's why I saw this week's Google Android news as something that was exciting in its potential to shake up the industry. Trust me, this is one sector that truly needs a lot of shaking up.

The key question, though, is whether Google and the initial 34 members of the Open Handset Alliance will be able to do that shaking. (By the way, can you please tell me how Google could simultaneously use such a cute sci-fi OS name as Android and on the same day also roll out such a dorky and named-by-committee moniker as the Open Handset Alliance? Was this designed to establish some sort of equilibrium on the cool/uncool naming scale?)

Read the full post http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2213173,00.asp

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wide Spread Nokia Battery Recall - Danger of Explosion

Nokia on Tuesday issued a product advisory for its BL-5C battery. The pnokia1.jpgroblem: The battery, which may affect as many as 46 million devices, could explode.

In the advisory, Nokia said the battery was manufactured by Japan’s Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. between December 2005 and November 2006. The BL-5C battery is one of 14 used by Nokia. The advisory comes amid a spate of issues with batteries in laptops and other electronic devices.

Read the whole report from ZDNet!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Sprint Well Kept Secrets!!!!


Simply dial *2 after you drop a call and say "droped call" and your account will be credited $0.50

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

E-Mail Alerts on Your Phone

There is more than one way to get E-mail on your phone, I have a few favorites I would like to share.

In this company were always getting emails with vital information, But we are not always able to be near a computer to check it.

The First method is to set up Email forwarding, all email providers have this option, Even webmail. You can forward the email directly to your phone (as an sms) this is the easiest, but should only be done if you have an unlimited texting plan, or you can forward your email to the email address provided to you by you phone carrier. (ex: user@sprintpcs.com).

When forwarding directly to your phone as an (SMS), find the email forwarding option in your email, It is usually under settings, and use the below Carrier Specific templates.

    Alltel (from: 50, msg: 116, total: 116)

    Boost (from: 30, msg: 120, total: 120)

    Cingular (from: 20, msg: 160, total: 160)

    Nextel (from: 50, msg: 126, total: 126)

    Sprint PCS (from: 15, msg: 160, total: 160)

    SureWest Communications

    T-Mobile USA

    Verizon Wireless

If you do not have an unlimited texting plan, you can forward the emails to the email address you phone carrier has provided (ex: user@sprintpcs.com)

But my personal favorite is to set up the emails to forward to (sms), and to a gmail account by google. this way I will be alerted when an email hits the inbox and i can read the first 160 characters of the email, if its something i need to read right away, I can launch my google mail app from my phone, and check it on the fly.

Hope this helps
Tristan McGowan

Monday, June 18, 2007

Closing Techniques

Here are some spectacular closing techniques
the skill level of the techniques range from first time salespeople to
Ms Claudia (Expert) techniques i would be confident in saying that there is not one salesperson in the world right now that has completely mastered the art of sales and has a 100% closure rate
and that everyone could learn at least one new close from this site
in addition i strongly advise picking up a copy of dawsons 10 power of persuasions for salespeople

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Video Reviews of Cell Phones

Ever have a customer who just can't make up their mind? Or perhaps they want to get a high end phone, but just don't know it yet? Google Video and Phone Scoop to the rescue!


Sanyo M1

Samsung A900

LG Fusic

Palm Treo 750

Samsung UpStage

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Hidden Talents of Cell Phone Sales People

Yes. You sell cell phones. But is that all you are made of? I think not!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Disappearance of Bees Tied to EMR - Cell Phone Industry Facing PR Crisis

I found this pretty interesting article on Life Technology. It discusses scientific principals that radio waves (we now have 3 billion cell phone users) are causing bees not to be able to make it back to their hive.

Maybe we should all invest in honey futures, since the mobile phone industry doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon.

EMR Causes Disappearance of Bees

Friday, June 08, 2007

Sprint Novatel U720 Running on OSX with Verizon Access Manager

Of course now you can get the drivers from Sprint directly (for MacBook and MacBook Pro - intel based macs ONLY), but for the old school here you go! For the new and improved way, click through to the Sprint Business Downloads page, choose your operating system and have some FUN!

Sprint doesn't support Macs, but here we are running the Verizon VZAccesss Manager for Mac, controlling the latest USB U720 modem on a MacBook Pro.

Sprint Express Card Running on MacBook, MacBook Pro and Powerbook G4

A demo of a Novatel V640 ExpressCard running on both a MacBook Pro and an PowerBook G4 15 inch

Pantech PX-500 vs Novatel U720

Here is a great video that covers the differences between the Pantech PX500 and the Novatel USB U720 cards.

So, which is faster an EVDO PCMCIA or EVDO USB Modem? This video gives you the answer.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

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Today i will be teaching you how to do the following "Hacks" on your Sprint phone
i am not responsible for what you do after this point with this knowledge

How to get an application on your phone for Free
How to get My space Mobile on your phone for Free

Tools needed
Sprint phone (preferably a 8300 or newer)
Data Plan
Text messaging

How to get an application on your phone for Free
1. Choose an app. Todays Tutorial will be using flurry
which can be found at http://www.getjar.com/products/3916/flurry (tons of apps and junk there )
2. download the .jar and .jad file into a folder on your desktop called phone (To make it easier to find the files later)
^JAR file is a file format based on the popular ZIP file format and is used for aggregating many files into one. A JAR file is essentially a zip file that contains an optional META-INF directory.
JAD files are commonly used to package Java applications or games that can be downloaded to mobile phones ^
3. go to http://www.funformobile.com/pages/game/gamemain.php
select you carrier ( can be done on other carriers but most apps are made for sprint)
input your phone number
select the jad and jar files
hit upload
4. you will recive a text to your phone ,open text and select go (steps differ on each phone if you have problems email me
5. Scroll down to download and press ok
6. you will get a message about a non trusted file press continue (just a way of sprint to scare you into buying there stuff)
and viola you now have new stuff in your applications folder

How to get My space Mobile on your phone for Free
The installation Steps are the same as above
Jar and jad can be found at

get the jar and jad for your type of phone
if you phone is not listed use the one for samsung
if you cannot find one of the apps to work with your phone
type this address into you phones browser

If you found my tutorial helpful or at least amusing please comment im an attention whore so if you stroke my ego ill show you how to do even cooler things lol
maybe next time ill show you how to get sprint tv and all other sprint apps for free
also so al of you know 3gforfree.com is done for

3Gforfree.com is Dead

according to my sources
3gforfree.com is done
due to a copyright infringement lawsuit
and lack of donations
although there have been whispers of a site revamp
and or a possible sale of the domain name

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Neat Sprint Trick

Heres a Cool Sprint trick.
##786# from 97% of sprint phones will open an menu where you can view the life timer of your sprint phone see if it has been refurbished see how much data you have used
and run a self test on your phone.

not terribly useful but kinda interesting

##3324# is the code for the debug menu on alot of phones
*investigate the specific codes for your phone before trying*
*changing some things or resetting things can brick your phone *

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sprint Corporate Discounts

Fun Fact of the Day: Nextel Communications only gets a 5% discount thru Sprint.

Sprint Corporate Discounts

This is a great tool for any sales rep, It enables you to find out just how much, if any of a discount you’re customer is eligible to receive.

I have put together a list of 180 different transportation companies, many of witch most IC reps deal with on a daily basis and whom get at least a 5% discount.

This list is in excel format.



Discounts cannot be applied to promotional monthly rates

For example the $59.99 Unlimited Data Connection Plan for Mobile Broadband Cards and USB Modems

Or the $39.99 Unlimited Data for Phone as Modem Plan.

Other things to watch out for.

If the corporate discount is not added the day of activation adding it later could change the customers billing period, This isn’t such a big deal is long as your customer doesn’t have a spending limit. But when a customer dose have a spending limit changing the billing period could reek havoc, due to the prorated charges. Encountered from adding a corporate discount in the middle of a billing period.
I have also put together a cheat sheet for discount prices on the Power Pack plans. With 5% discount increments

Writen By: Tristan McGowan