Back in beta 4 of iOS 6 a new feature was discovered called “WiFi Plus Cellular”. It solved a problem I’m sure we all deal with on a daily basis. The scenario goes something like this. As you leave your home in the morning and climb into your car, you launch Spotify Radio, ready to listen to some good tunes on the way into the office. But your iPhone just won’t let go of that WiFi signal from your house, so Spotify refuses to load because your data signal is so weak, but your phone won’t switch over to 3G. It’s stuck in this awkward middle ground where it is still connected to WiFi, but isn’t actually getting any data. And it’s generally not until you’re well down the road that it decides to switch over to cellular data, finally letting Spotify connect. A first world problem indeed, but certainly a frustrating one that seems to occur multiple times a day. WiFi Plus Cellular solved this, switching over to cellular data as the WiFi signal weakened, but before it was entirely lost. Unfortunately, it seems to be missing completely from the final build of iOS 6 released yesterday. Does anybody know what happened to it?
@VZWSupport last June when asked if unlimited 3G data users would be grandfathered into unlimited 4G if one upgrades to a 4G phone.
Existing smartphone customers can keep unlimited data pricing when upgrading to another Smartphone see full conversation
Verizon CFO Frank Shammo today:
As these 3G unlimited data plan customers migrate to 4G LTE, they will have to purchase the company’s data-share plan (which Verizon plans to launch in mid-summer) and move off the $30 per month unlimited data plan. “Everyone will be on data share,” Shammo said.
Well that lasted long.
Over the last 50 years I know you’ve touched people’s lives in ways you can’t even imagine. Unfortunately I’ve only known you for the last 23, so I’m going to talk about those.
Since as early as I can remember I’ve always known how lucky I’ve been to have you as a mother. You’ve worked harder than anyone I know to provide for us and give us everything we wanted (although sometimes didn’t deserve). When we were bored you took us to the beach, you walked with us to get ice-cream, and you told us stories about when you were our age. When Matt and I fought, rather than spank us, you made us sit and hold hands. Let me tell you, the awkwardness of that 15 minutes was enough to make us get a long for at least the rest of the day. But it was things like that, those moments of being uncomfortable that taught me the most. It was those moments that taught me what it meant to be vulnerable. And as I’ve gotten older, the ability to be vulnerable with other people has proven to be an amazing blessing.
You also taught me how to communicate. I remember wanting pizza for dinner so bad one night and we were going to order Sir Pizza. It was our favorite, I think we got it at least once a week. That night was different though, you told me we could only have it if I called and ordered it. At my age that was a terrifying prospect. You mean I would have to call someone I didn’t know, and talk to them? You reassured me that it would be okay though, and sure enough it was. That was some damn good pizza.
These things might seem small, and in fact you might not even remember some of them, but I can assure you I remember these moments like yesterday. I remember them because they weren’t insignificant, they were single moments that had an enormous impact on the person I’ve become. And for that I have only you to thank.
As I grew up I also watched you be the most compassionate, humble, and selfless person I’ve ever known. You have always put the needs and desires of others ahead of your own. You would frequently go out of your way to watch others kids, run errands for people when they were busy, counsel them when they were sad, and celebrate in times of joy. I still haven’t figured out how a single person can be as caring and as compassionate as you, but I can only hope that I’m able to show even an ounce of that toward the people in my life.
Today I want you to know how much I love you, and how thankful I am for everything you have done for me. You’ve truly been the absolute best mom I could ever ask for.
Happy Birthday mom, here’s to another 50!
p.s. you were right about everything, it turns out at 14 I knew nothing.