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Ting is a new mobile phone service that caters to people tired of dealing with complicated billing plans from carriers like AT&T or Verizon. Their slogan is ‘Mobile That Makes Sense’.

Click here for $25 off your first device!

I have been using this service for a while. The service worked everywhere on our driving trip form Florida to Pennsylvania and our recent visit to Portland Oregon. Our bills for 2 smart phones has been $45 to $54 a month including taxes.  Glenn


The Last Password You'll Have to Remember! LastPass brings all of your usernames and passwords together in one secure place, allows you to autologin to your favorite sites, makes shipping and billing forms a breeze to fill out and helps you manage your digital life.

Create Your Account for free!  – You can also subscribe to LastPass Premium for only $12 a year!


Paytrust, the service I use that lets me receive, review, and pay 100% of my bills online from anywhere – at home, at work or on the road.


• Get Carbonite, it's easy to use. It isn't enough to backup to a hard drive, you have to have an off site backup as well. – Rules of backup are simple – there's got to be two copies of everything with a third copy offsite. Francis Ford Copolla had all his scripts, his laptop and his backups stolen! You need an off site option as well.


SpiderOak offers 5 services in 1 solution – Online backup, sync, share, access and store.


AI RoboForm from Siber Systems
Manage your passwords and information with Roboform. It will automatically fill in password information or login information to any online account or Web site. Create an identity with all of your personal information–name, address, telephone, etc. You won't have to waste time retyping that information ever again! Stuck trying to think of a new password? It will generate secure random passwords for you. All personal information is securely stored on your computer.
Cost: Free limited version; $29.99 for Pro edition


In a hotel, RV park… Wi-Fi or ethernet, you're on a shared network. So anyone can see what you're doing. Anytime you're using a public access point, it's unsecured by nature. The only real way to secure yourself is by using a Virtual Private Network, or VPN. This establishes an "encrypted tunnel" and keeps it invisible to the outside world. Check out HotspotVPN.


magicJack PLUS costs $69.95 plus shipping and handling. – One year of free local and long distance calling to the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, along with all the other great magicJack features are included with your initial purchase.   An additional year of service is $29.95 for magicJack PLUS.


Skype lets you make calls, right from your computer.

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