Cell phone savings and search erasing

December 27, 2007 9:10:21 PM PST
If you're tired of your cell phone carrier, you're going to like this story.

It's getting easier and cheaper to hang up on wireless providers.

If you want to switch your cell phone company or plan, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint now let you switch plans mid-contract without having to sign up for new multi-year agreements. T-Mobile and Alltel already let you do this.

As far as switching carriers, Verizon now prorates its early termination penalty so the fee drops five dollars every month you've have the contract.

Here's an example of the potential savings: If you sign a two-year contract with Verizon and cancel after a year you would now pay $115 versus the $175 you would have paid before. Unfortunately, though, this rule only applies to people who subscribed after November 15, 2006.

According to Money Magazine, Alltel, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile plan to announce similar changes soon.

AskEraser

Worried about Big Brother watching when you search for information on the net? Well, search on Ask.com and you can use AskEraser.

This tool allows users to control and prevent retention of their personal search activity.

With one click of a mouse, AskEraser will completely delete your search queries and data from Ask.com servers within a matter of hours.


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