Newsletter: Verizon’s New Unlimited Plan Might Be A Sheer Disappointment & Hashtag Turns 10 Today

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The new information technology… Internet and e-mail… have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.” ~ Peter Drucker – The Founder of Modern Management.

VERIZON INTRODUCED 3 NEW UNLIMITED PLANS

THE STORY

The biggest US Carrier, Verizon announced today that their unlimited plan is being chopped into 3 different plans (which happen to be far worse than ever).

WHAT ARE THE NEW PLANS GOING TO LOOK LIKE?

Verizon’s existing unlimited data plan is breaking into 3 separate plans: Go Unlimited (starting at $75 for a single line), Beyond Unlimited ($85 for first line), and Business Unlimited. The majority of the plans incorporate unlimited 4G LTE information, alongside unlimited calling and data. With Go Unlimited, the distinctions arrives through the value, the way that all video gushing is throttled to DVD quality (480p), and hotspot information that is constantly throttled to 600Kbps. With Beyond Unlimited, you get HD quality spilling (720p), 15 GB of 4G LTE hotspot, and calling, messaging, and information in Mexico and Canada.

WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE AN EXISTING UNLIMITED PLAN?

Verizon insists that current clients will be able to keep their present plan. So you can continue paying what you are presently without picking between the new plans. Also, as a reward, for everybody on the previous unlimited data plan from February, Verizon is expanding the remittance for full-speed LTE hotspot utilization from 10GB to 15GB for existing clients at no charge.

WHEN WILL THE NEW PLANS GO LIVE?

The new plans go live starting Wednesday, so this change is happening quite fast.  Existing postpaid clients can keep their present plans, however a few things will change for them too.


THE HASHTAG COMPLETES A DECADE TODAY

THE STORY

Our very own, most favorite global trend Hashtag turns 10 today—a widely used symbol on social media and also an international form of writing.

SO HOW DID IT ALL START?

This powerful tool was invented 10 years earlier, when innovation authority Chris Messina proposed to use it for creating groups on Twitter on August 23, 2007. It took about two years for Twitter to systematize the training, by adding a hyperlink to all hashtags in tweets, on July 2, 2009. Already existing Twitter practices, for example, Follow Fridays, were transformed into single word went before by a Hashtag. More labels were made for different days of the week, for example, the well known #MotivationMonday #IcebucketChallenge and more.

HOW SIGNIFICANT IS HASHTAG IN SOCIAL MEDIA CIRCLES?

Hashtags have turned into a powerful tool for political developments and a method for indicating support amid times of tragedy or triumph. The image has moved political developments, advance web-based social networking influencers and streamline online communication. The worldwide pattern commenced from that point, overflowing into different forums like Facebook and Instagram, and even into spoken conversation. Additionally, Hashtags are also utilized by bloggers, the so called web-based social networking “influencers” to increase their number of followers. They also allow widespread groups to join discussions in pop culture spheres.

HOW DID THE HASHTAG ACTIVISM KEEP ON GROWING?

“The Hashtag changed everything — over the past ten years, it has become one of the most widely recognized and used symbols in the world,” Twitter Australia managing director Suzy Nicoletti said. Hashtags have really figured out how to get individuals who aren’t regularly activists to leave their PCs screens for a social cause. This practice is using hashtags may appear annoying to some, yet following a remarkable decade of existence, the Hashtag is certainly here to stay for long.

 

Rimzhim Sharma

Rimzhim Sharma is a blogger at Systweak Software. An engineer by qualification, she discovered her penchant for writing all things tech and cool, quite by chance. She writes about newest technology trends and gadgets. When not writing, Rimzhim is likely to be found reading, traveling, or simply digging into her favorite foods.

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