Sunday, August 28, 2011

A score of 10 for this One

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Net10 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Are you aware that you can stop the FCC from taxing you more? Yes you can stop tax increases for cellular service. Ok, this may be too technical. Let me quote so you can have a clear idea of what I am talking about.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is consolidating changing the way the Universal Service Fund (USF) fee assessed on all wireless carriers. This change would mean that each NET10 customers could pay almost $1.00 or more per month, even if the customer used little or no long distance service during the month. Prepaid wireless already pays its fair share into the USF, but the $1.00 fee would increase NET10'S USF taxes by 1,600 percent!
At NET10 Wireless, we support reasonable fees for USF, which is used to support affordable phone service for rural, inner-city and other low-income persons. But if you agree that a 1,600 percent increase in the USF fee would be unfair to you, or if you cannot afford higher airtime charges, you should tell the FCC directly how you feel about this proposal. 
So, with this in mind I believe that Net10 Unlimited is indeed a great deal in any phone service there is. Imagine that you can get nationwide coverage and unlimited talk, text, and data, for only $50 a month. That is huge, ain’t it?

This kind of phone service is indeed very useful for business like mine – construction where we spend more time on construction sites and always mobile. But more importantly, it is also very practical of everyday life where everyone are always out at work or at school.

As for me, this is not just a great deal but really practical. And there are 10 Good Reasons why I said that.
1.       There are no contracts, no surprise bills and no credit checks. Great nationwide coverage and excellent reception/connectivity. Finally, Net10 only uses trusted phone manufacturers like LG, Motorola, Kyocera, Nokia and Samsung.
2.       Their Monthly Plans are awesome. The Easy Minutes Plus plan is an automatic minutes plan that starts at $15.00 for 200 minutes.
3.       With Pay-As-You-Go Plans, your minutes carry over with active service.
4.       Unlimited Minutes, Text and Web for $50.00/month.
5.       Switch between plans each month to suit your budget and airtime needs, without penalties or fees.
6.        Airtime can be purchased online, at a nearby store, or directly from your phone.
7.       Their International Long Distance Service is available to over 75 countries, for about 15 cents per minute on calls originated in the US. International Neighbors program is currently available to Canada and Mexico. This program gives you a special phone number that your family and friends can use to reach you at your NET10 number.
8.       Their Phone Selection: Simple phones for simple needs, calling and texting capabilities for under $15.00
9.       Phones with essential features, such as camera, video recorder, blue tooth capability, mobile web and more for under $40.00
10.   Full QWERTY keyboard phones, slider phones, and touch screen phones, with all the basics plus great app capabilities, camera and video recorder, web access, etc., available for under $60.00

NET10 is the new thing on phone technology. And speaking of new – yes, you can check them out on Twitter or "like" it on Facebook. It only proves that they are indeed up-to-date.

To know more about NET10, don’t just take What Rob has to say… but also listen to what this Real NET10 customer has to say about these awesome phones and what they can offer.

Not convinced yet? See the Light… and check out this Cute NET10 commercial from some real Net10 customer testimonials

So between, practicality and functionality... NET10 is indeed the best phone service there is right now so what are you waiting for? Take advantage of this great offer and get connected for less and for real.

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Standing strong and proud, the Portland Head Light at Cape Elizabeth is historical. For me and my Sweetie, it's memorable. Four years ago on the 7th day of July, 2007... we vowed to love each other for better or worse.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

The convenience of Convenience Store

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ampm for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sweetie spent the New Year at her cousin’s in California this year. It was the first time we been apart since we got married in 2007 and it was kinda tough for me. I don’t know about her but anyway, I was just happy that she was able to be with her cousin whom she has not seen for over 15 years.

Anyway, as she promised she would call me every day and every chance she gets while on vacation. Sometimes I would call her. And every time I called her and asked her where she was she would be at the ampm store either grabbing a snack or buying supplies for their road trip. I bet she also bought the stuff she brought me from her trip from ampm.

I wouldn’t be surprised if my Sweetie will be in the trendy stores all the time but if I could find her at the ampm store most of the time, there is something about it that is really convenient for her. Yes, it’s a convenience store that lives to its name.

Well, my Sweetie is always thirsty so I assumed it had something to do with “drinks” and yes, ampm's Thirst Oasis she said is an oasis for her thirst indeed because it offers up to 24 flavors of different fountain drinks with a choice of crushed or cubed ice. And that for her is already a luxury. LOL

Yesterday I came home early from work and found her “facebooking”. She was so excited about something and I found out why. It was all about the "Too Much Good Stuff Giveaway" that they are running at FB. She "Like" their page to join the said contest and went through the steps to register to win!

Well, I can’t blame her to feel so excited about the contest because the grand prize is a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada which she told me she wants to visit again – with me this time. Wink* And yes there are other super cool Periodic Sweepstakes prizes like; Apple iPod Nanos, Apple iPod Touches, Apple iPads or an Apple MacBook Air. That MacBook is the one I want to win for myself. LOL. They even have the Instant Win Game that you can play by spinning a virtual slot machine where they are giving away 15,000 bottles of Pepsi Max and 10,000 corn dogs! That one is way too cool too.

Well, if you have a facebook account, you too can join this cool contest. Here is how to join.
*Like" their page and go through the steps to register to win!
* After completing registration, you must then play the Instant Win Game by spinning the reels of virtual slot machine. If all three reels match each other at the end of the virtual spin you're a winner!! By playing the Instant Win Game you've automatically entered yourself into the Periodic Sweepstakes and the Grand Prize Drawing!
There are lots of convenience store all over the US and this ampm so far is my Sweetie’s favorite. And if it her favorite, it means – it lives up to her expectations and yes, it’s got to be the best!

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Weekend Haven

I work hard everyday. And there is nothing that can compensate for a week's hard work for me but soaking in the beauty of nature with my Sweetie [though I know how much she hates it] down the river... doing one of my hobbies - gold panning.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Straighten Up your Budget

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Sweetie and I spend a lot of time up the mountain all weekends of summer. I am just so happy that she comes with me without whining. LOL Well, I guess having our budget straightened out helps. You know women – they are not happy when budget is messed up. It makes them grumpy. [shhhhh, just between us wink*]

Well, since we switched to Straight Talk, I feel richer because my cell phone bill is cut in half. Sweetie is right; it’s crazy to be on a contract in this tough economy when you can get everything you need without one.

I told my friend about this switch too and he can’t believe the amount of money I save by switching to Straight Talk. He asked me what do I do with the extra money I save. Well what else would I do with it, it’s summertime? We can go camping all weekends. Wink*

If my friend like the idea of having  no contracts, no surprise bills and no credit checks, my own mother loves its great nationwide coverage and excellent reception and connectivity. Oh yes, the saying “mom knows best” is so true with my own mother. She too was convinced by my Sweetie to switch, by the way. Why”

Here is why:
Straight Talk only uses trusted phone manufacturers like LG, Motorola, Kyocera, Nokia and Samsung.
Their Monthly Plans:
• The “All You Need Plan” meets even the needs of heavy phone users with 1,000 minutes, 1,000 texts and 30 MB of web data.
• Unlimited Monthly service is only $45, and includes calls, text, picture messaging, and web.
• Imagine unlimited calls, text, picture messaging and web for a whole year, for only $499.00!
• 411 calls are included at no extra charge.
• Free from activation, reactivation, or termination fees
Their International Long Distance feature:
• Straight Talk International Long Distance Service is a flexible prepaid calling service that enables you to make international calls from your home, cell or office phone at low rates.
Their Phone Selection:
• Reconditioned phones are available from $10.00 with camera, mp3 player, mobile web access, and blue-tooth capability. Great for young users!
• Amazing smart phones; touch screen phones, and app capable phones with features like voice navigation, camera, video recorder, music player, instant messaging, and Bluetooth®

Mom said, ”this is everything you need Mike. Good that you listen to your wife!”  Well. I am glad too because I did buy a new Hook, line and sinker for ice-fishing. LOL
If you want to know more what these phones offer, watch this video of real Straight Talk customer:

And here is another testimonial of a convinced real Straight Talk customer that might convince you too:

As for me, if you will ask me, Straight Talk is just everything you need in a phone. You can call a friend, a loved one, or anybody without worrying about your bills. So what are you waiting for?Straighten up your budget with Straight Talk.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Last Weekend

Last weekend my boy finally agreed to go camping with us. I was indeed thrilled because last year he had a huge fit and I wasn't able to make him change his mind no matter how hard I tried.
Last weekend we spent quality time at the camp. We went fishing. We went gold panning. We watched movie inside the tent. It was simply awesome.
Last weekend I was able to do what I love doing during this time of the year - gold panning. And my sweetie and my boy did a great job in making that weekend awesome, despite the fact that I didn't get a huge nugget.
Better luck next weekend.
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