POND Mobile Blog

The CARES Act: Broadband Relief for Low-Income Families

Posted by Zakira Patel on June 21, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for a strong internet connection is undeniable. With office work being done remotely and education being given through live streams, it’s important for people to have access to the internet at all times. 

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What Is Telecom Expense Management?

Posted by Zakira Patel on May 20, 2021

Telecom spending is one of the biggest expenses for businesses. It includes the costs for the company’s cell phone plans and Internet services. This seems like it should be easy to manage but it can be quite difficult. There are a lot of changes within telecom spending with new innovations in technology, changes in plans, and usage patterns. There’s also the issue of employees using their telecom devices for personal matters instead of just business which can cause overages and other problems with billing.

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SaaS Internet Backups: Expectation Vs. Reality

Posted by Zakira Patel on April 16, 2021

Back-Up Recovery and Disaster Recovery are on the agenda for 2021. After all, it's part of the theme this year.

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2021 Europe Travel Plans: Safety First

Posted by Zakira Patel on April 9, 2021

If you’re a person who hasn’t traveled a great deal, but you yearn to spread your wings and start exploring this beautiful rock we live on, please read on.

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How to Select Mobile Business Plans

Posted by Alex Kotler on March 26, 2021

Selecting a mobile business plan has become incredibly difficult. Gone are those days where all you have are 4 major carriers that force you to play by their rules. With a plethora of Mobile Virtual Network Operators or MVNO's, Resellers, and Aggregators, things get a bit wild. Before we get into the various mobility options, we need to understand what each type of provider has and their benefits.

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eSIM for Travelers: The Pros and the Cons

Posted by Lolita Vyshniak on February 23, 2021

Over the last year, the term “eSIM” has become a part of our lexicon. But not everyone knows exactly what an eSIM is. It is not an electronic SIM card, as some of us think. eSIM is an embedded SIM card inside of your smartphone. Actually built into it. Or any other device that supports this technology. It is easy to activate an eSIM. You just scan the QR code, which is generated and then sent to you by your carrier.

It should become easier to travel with the arrival of eSIM technology. You won't have to use international roaming on your home carrier anymore. Which has some financial, traffic volume, and speed issues associated with it. You'll also free yourself from an aggravating search for rate plans at local carriers--in an unknown country. Now you can arrange everything prior to your trip. Search and select rate plans on the website of the carrier or that country where you plan to go. After you pay online, you get a QR code and go on your trip with an activated eSIM for travel.

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International Roaming VS a Local SIM Card for International Travelers

Posted by Alex Kotler on February 19, 2021

Using your carrier's existing local SIM card is usually a bad idea. Service providers have excessive roaming clauses and a controversial practice of applying expensive roaming fees. There are very few exceptions. 

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Cellular Data Speed: Expectations VS. Reality

Posted by Alex Kotler on January 6, 2021

What is the cheapest wireless service provider? How can I save money on my wireless bill? Why pay $65 per month when I can get the same thing from another provider for just $35?

These are the questions that everyone has, but the answer is not easy to find. With all the noise and various marketing gimmicks, it is incredibly difficult to understand the difference between one service provider over another. With that in mind, the breakdown is extremely simple.

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Webcam Solutions: iVcam vs EpocCam and How to Use Them

Posted by Lolita Vyshniak on November 3, 2020

Millions of us are working or schooling from home, and video communication has become the norm. We video conference, livestream, and create and watch webinars to connect with our colleagues and customers. A good webcam can be quite expensive, have low-quality, or may not be accessible when you need it. Fortunately, if you’re an iPhone user, you don’t have to panic! Your smartphone can be used as a webcam. There are options available like Epoch Cam or Logitech c920a; however, we found that iVcam works great. Here’s a tip video to walk you through using your iPhone as a webcam.

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How to Configure SMS/MMS Text Message Forwarding on Your iPhone

Posted by Lolita Vyshniak on October 27, 2020

When you travel outside of the country, it’s sometimes necessary to have multiple business mobile phones. Roaming charges between countries vary by carrier and can be costly. Juggling devices can be a hassle as well as time-consuming. If you have an iPhone, a good solution is to forward texts and iMessages to one device. We put together a tip video to show you how to set it up.

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