Who’s on your five? What cellular network should you choose?

teen texting on her cellphoneIt seems like most cellular networks are just trying to rip everyone off.  They all have those huge contracts with insane fees for cancelling.  What’s the deal with that?  So are there networks out there that are better than others?  What cellular network should you choose?

Check into networks that have those pay as you go plans.  Those are a really hot deal for teens who want to avoid long contracts with nasty fees.  One of the cool things about the pay as you go deal is that no credit check is required, a total plus for those of us who don’t have credit yet.

TMobile’s prepaid cell minutes can be “refilled” online too.  Talk about convenient.  Just type in the mobile number and enter the account info and wa-la instant communication.  Not too shabby for a cell phone bill.

Cingular offers the `go phone’ which is a pay as you go plan as well.  You gotta love the go phone because it has something special.  With the go phone, any left over minutes can be rolled over when the plan is refilled before it expires.

But watch out, because snoozers are loosers in this game.  Be careful with pay as you go plans, because if they aren’t refilled about every 90 days or so the cell number can be reassigned!  No one wants to lose their cell number!

One of the hottest phone plans right now is through TMobile.  Their latest deal is the five favs plan.  These are super hot deals.  TMobile lets people pick five friends who they can call anytime for as long as they wants without getting the beat down from mom and dad to get off the phone and stop wasting minutes!  Hurray!  Talking to Mr. Hottie all night long has never been this good.

Five favs plans also come with regular minutes for talking to all those other people out there.  So just pick the favs, pick the minutes, and on you go.

TMobile’s five favs is the way to go for people who have like five friends they talk to all the time.  But, sometimes the five favs plan isn’t the best deal.  Favs plans cut out the free mobile to mobile deal.

If all the groupie chicas are on one network, like Verizon, then stick with that network.  It can save big dollars in the long run.

Whatever cell network ends up getting your vote, be sure to sign up for unlimited texting.  Totally make sure to ask specifically about that part of the deal when signing up.  Cell phone companies like to be sneaky and then charge ridiculous fees.  That’s where they make most of their money.
There’s nothing worse than getting an enormous cell phone bill with overtime charges for hundreds of text messages.  The parents won’t like that either.

A good tip to keep in mind is that the loudest bark doesn’t always have the biggest bite.  TMobile has tons of advertising about their five favs.  But check this out, Alltel has a similar deal.  They have cell phone plans called My Circle.  My Circle plans have 10 cell phone lines or landlines that can be called for free any time!

That’s twice what TMobile offers!  Of course the drawback is that Alltel isn’t everywhere like TMobile. Some places don’t have Alltel offers.  But the idea is still to see if there are any smokin’ local deals that beat out the big dawgs.

At the end of the day, TMobile is definitely one of the hotter networks out there.  They have good coverage nationwide, they have the sweet five favs plans, and they have pay as you go.  Plus, they have a little bit of that “it” factor that goes a long way.  Just be sure to watch your back, cell phones networks are only in it for themselves!

Online computer games

woman on her laptopPicking out an online gamers isn’t hard to do.  They’re the zombies walking around all day with those deep bags under their eyes talking about sprites, wizards, peons, and the like.  What are they talking about?  Online computer games are actually pretty fun to play, as long as they don’t take over a person’s life!  (There really are some people who are entirely too wrapped up in this alternate reality..)

World of Warcraft is a really hot topic with online gamers.  This is one of those games where people stay out over night, for three weeks, in a tent, with no heater, and almost freeze to death to be the first person to buy the latest version of the game.

So what is the deal with games like World of Warcraft?  Well for one they are totally fun and addictive.  It’s fun to set up a little profile, pick a person to be, gain powers, and change appearance.  It’s totally addictive too, because there’s always more, bigger, and better.

Online gaming is also fun because you bust out of the typical fight against the machine games that have been around forever.

These new online games let people play against other people via the internet – how cool is that?  Playing computer games with people half way around the world is totally hip.

It’s always a more fair game when it’s people against people.  Plus, it can be more entertaining. These online games usually have some sort of instant messaging feature built in.  It’s way fun to get a group of friends together and set up a game just for the groupies.

No one has to leave their house and be somewhere all night (which makes the parents happy).  And there’s still the instant messaging going on.  Aren’t computer networks sweet?  These things do sooo much good for us all!

Online gaming isn’t just limited to big fancy games either.  Lots of computers come set up to hook a person into an online game of hearts or backgammon or checkers with the click of a mouse.

What’s so great about that?  Well, it’s totally fun to play against a real person.  People just think and react differently that the computer!  Plus, it’s fun to get to talk to people.

The other cool thing about online computer games is that lots of them are free.

Some games don’t involved multiple players.  There are way cool games for solo gaming.  And there are some lame games that are just kinda entertaining.

Yahoo and MSN have some of the dumbest games, that are somehow in some weird way addictive.

Like word games?  Check out Text Twist on Yahoo.  There is a free trial version of the game online.   Basically a bunch of letters pop up and the game is to try to spell as many different words as possible with those letters.  Sounds kinda dumb huh?  Yeah, it is, but it’s really fun at the same time.

Yahoo is a great place to look for free online games.  They have everything sorted out into different categories.  There are word games, puzzles, card games, board games, and more.  They also have links to all of the hottest online games that are for sell too.

So get started on online gaming.  Get together with a bunch of friends and set up some sweet gaming.  There’s nothing better than staying up all night to build an empire and destroy the aliens.  Just don’t get carried away like the zombie gamers.  It does bad things to the hair and face!  Overall though, online gaming is totally a blast, it’s totally interactive, and it can even be totally free.