Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Advantages Of Prepaid Plans

Why Prepaid Plans Are Better

The overall market situation cellular phones marketplace has changed by leaps and bounds since it was introduced in the 80′s. While the total cellular phone market is growing rapidly,the early interest in traditional postpaid plans are starting to shrink in their market share. Postpaid plans with contacts are now being replaced by cheaper prepaid cell phone plans that comes with cellular phones.

Prepaid Plans vs. PostPaid Plans – A Look At The Difference

As we are aware the two main types of cellular plans are the postpaid plans and the prepaid plans. With postpaid plans,we sign up with a carrier and pay for minutes used at the end of each month. Normally, most cellular companies will require a credit check as well as a contract,usually for a 12 months period. At the end of the billing month, you will be sent a bill to indicate the minutes that you have incurred and you will be billed accordingly. As for prepaid plans,you will buy the minutes upfront and use them as you go, needing top them up only if you so required.
As a matter of statistics, prepaid phone plans have been used by two groups of people, young adults as well as people with bad credit. Because traditional postpaid plans normally need a credit check, many people with bad credit status have been unable to buy a traditional postpaid cellular phone plan. As such, this group of people makes up the bulk of prepaid plan users. The main disadvantage of the prepaid plans is that the call minute charges are more expensive than postpaid plans but things have changed recently as the prepaid plan call charges and the postpaid call charges are now almost on par with each other.

Prepaid Plans – More Advantages

Most prepaid plans now comes bundled with cellular phones. A wide selection of phones ranging from simple phones to sophisticated smartphones such as Androids or iphones are now available with prepaid plans. Some prepaid plans also comes with customer loyalty programs such as additional call minutes will be credited to users if they purchase a certain amount of prepaid minutes in a month. All these advantages has users now turning more to prepaid plans than postpaid plans.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sony Xperia E Review

The Sony Xperia E is one of the smallest members of the Xperia clan . Its lightweight frame gives the impression of a stripped down interior, but don’t be fooled – you should never judge a book by its tiny cover.

Coming from a long line of successful handsets, the lightweight Xperia has a lot to live up to.

Key features
  • 3.5-inch TFT display
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Android Jelly Bean
  • microSD card slot (32GB)
  • Wi-Fi capable
Design & Hardware
The Xperia E is available in black, white and red as pictured. It’s weighs in at just 115g and hosts a removable plastic back casing, housing the detachable battery, SIM input and 32GB microSD slot. The right hand side of the handset plays host to the camera shutter button, the volume rocker and the miniature power button which grows out of the removable frame. On the opposing side you’ll find the charging port and on top the 3.5mm headphone input.

The 3.5-inch TFT display is very responsive but does jump a bit when scrolling through social media channels – it could also do with being a bit brighter. There is an option to activate a backlight, but unless you’re looking directly at the display, you’ll find it difficult to make everything out.
The VGA camera can be accessed via the app tray, recording video and capturing images using the independent shutter button, and zooming using the volume controls. Unfortunately, the camera doesn’t deal well with shake and doesn’t have a flash, but it does offer scene choice options to better suit your environment. It’s okay for well lit shots and uploading to social media, but for an entry level handset this is exactly what you should expect.

Software & Multimedia
Despite the Xperia E’s squat stature, it runs one of the most up-to-date versions of Google’s operating system, Android Jelly Bean. With a whole host of in-built apps including Sony’s Walkman, Google Maps, TrackID and many more practicalities, it’s ready to go as soon as you are. Social network channels like Facebook and Google+ offer you the immediate chance to engage with friends when setting the handset up.

Jelly Bean offers a great selection of hidden gear under the hood. Some of the highlights consist of a longer battery life, a more intuitive dictionary and the new Google Now cards that update traffic delays, weather, train timetables and other multipurpose tools relevant to geographical location. The live wallpapers also add a pleasant slice of originality to your handset. As you swipe between the five home pages, the background reacts according to finger movements.

Due to the size of relatively small 1GHz processor, web browsing isn’t that fluid and will slow down if you have more than one page open. Excessive apps running at once may contribute to slow internet use too, but they can be shut down via a swipe from the top of the display.

Performance & Verdict
If you’re looking for the Xperia Xperience (sorry, couldn’t help ourselves) but don’t want to shell out for the latest flagship, this model is for you. Budget devices don’t often measure up to much, but this is a capable handset that would be great for someone that doesn’t need to stream hundreds of hours of music or constantly scroll through Twitter.

It’s rare that a manufacturer will create a budget handset and choose to include as many of the features that characterise its flagship, but Sony has done it and it’s certainly a fine move. There’s been no news yet as to whether or not the Xperia E will be capable of upgrading to Android KitKat when it’s released, but standby for updates.