Odin Mobile Launches for Blind & People with Impaired Vision

Beginning in July, Odin Mobile will offer cell phone service for blind persons and people who visually impaired, including innovative accessible handsets.  The Odin wireless service uses the T-Mobile network.

Adaptive handsets include the RAY Huawei Vision ($299.99)that offers eye-free operation, voice calling , SMS, contacts, calendar, GPS, voice recorder, emergency calling and audio books.

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Marlee Matlin Advocates for Text to 911 for Deaf & Hard of Hearing @#CTIA2013


Deaf people and those hard of hearing can't rely on calling 911 when they have an emergency. Marlee Matlin appeared at the Intrado booth during CTIA to advocate text to 911.

Intrado was a finalist in the CTIA Emerging Technology Awards. The nation’s Tier 1 carriers have committed to fully implementing text-to-9-1-1 services but have not implemented a system, yet.

Intrado offers  TXT29-1-1 to provide 9-1-1 text-messaging capabilities. Standard text messaging is used to directly notify authorities of emergencies.

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Boost & Virgin Mobile Cyber Monday & Beyond Deals

Boost Mobile Cyber Monday

Boost Mobile Cyber MondayWe finally have confirmation on the latest deals from Boost and Virgin Mobile for Cyber Monday and beyond.

 We've found out what kinds of Cyber Monday deals for Cyber Monday and Cyber Week. They are almost as good as the Black Friday deals with some just for Monday only.

Virgin Mobile

  • Cyber Monday -  $100 off the HTC One.
  • Starting Tuesday, November 27th, Virgin Mobile is offering $50 off the Samsung Galaxy Reverb and the HTC Evo V through Tuesday, December 3rd and $20 off the Kyocera Rise™, $35 off the LG Optimus Slider, $80 off the Motorola Triumph, and the LG Optimus Elite will be available for $99.99 through Sunday, December 16th.

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HTC Unlocks Bootloaders for HTC Amaze, Sensation 4G, EVO 3D, Design & View 4G

HTC now allows unlocking of the bootloader for some of the latest model smartphones including the HTC Amaze, EVO 3D, EVO Design and Sensation 4G.

Unlocking allows the loading of non-market apps and is generally used by developers.  Please note that unlocking your HTC smartphone will void the warranty. Many of the unlockable smartphones appear in the Wireless and Mobile News' top ten best hottest coolest smartphones of the year list.

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