It might be time for new subway cars, and the New York Transit Authority wants to do it right. So they sent a group of researchers into the subways to stare at straphangers over three weeks and make everyone super uncomfortable. Plus gather data or whatever.
Computer World has discovered that Verizon has a range of shared data plans on offer that don't appear on its website—they're only available if you know about them and ask in-store or over the phone. (UPDATE: Actually they are online, hiding in plain sight. Verizonwireless.com > Shop > Smartphones> select a phone and…
A leaked internal AT&T document that landed in the hands of Engadget suggests the carrier is axing its $10/1000 messages text messaging plan effective August 21st. The only available text messaging option will be the $20 unlimited plan. [Engadget]
NYers and Washingtonians will soon be able to elect to be on the SMS-list in case of emergencies. More terrorism/nature emergencies than "there's a cat stuck in the tree on 112th Avenue!," the service will go live later this year.
In today's Remainders: things lurking below the surface. Literally, a fuel cell-powered fish. Less literally, ISP's seething contempt for the FCC's new National Broadband Plan. Also: Samsung's David Lee Roth tablet love and a helicopter with rocket-powered blades. Yikes.
Boy Genius has a tip from a "high up source" that the iPhone data plan is going to be around $34.99 to $44.99, have unlimited data, and somewhere between 2000 text messages to unlimited text messages. Oh, and it may just be called the iPlan.
Business 2.0 has a nice guess on how much the iPhone's data and voice plan is going to cost. Instead of an all-you-can-eat plan that Wilson speculated on, Biz is estimating based on current BlackBerry fees.