iDropped’s Tim Katsch tells all about his exciting journey from phone repair technician to company Vice President in a recent in-depth piece published by Business News Daily. Find out how this SUNY Binghamton University graduate worked his way from entry level employee to executive by harnessing the invaluable resources iDropped has to offer. For more on Tim’s climb to the top, read the full article Repair Technician to VP: Success Is More Than a One-Man Job.
After a lot of waiting, Verizon customers can finally rejoice now that the company has opted to bring back its unlimited data plan. If you, like so many others, are doing backflips over the recent announcement, you may want to consider exactly what Verizon means by “unlimited data.”
At a first look, the Verizon unlimited data plan seems pretty straightforward … for $80 you get unlimited data for a single line which includes talking and texting. Of course, that doesn’t includes the taxes and fees.
Seems crystal clear, right? Well, here’s where things can get a little tricky when you look at the fine print. (Don’t you just HATE it when that happens?)
The Hotspot Limit
When many people think unlimited data, they automatically assume they’ve hit data pay dirt. Unfortunately, unlimited data does NOT mean you can tether all your mobile devices and get free data for everything. There is, in fact, a limit on using your phone as a portable WiFi hotspot.
Verizon allows for 10 GB per month per line of LTE tethering before cutting you back to 3G speeds. And considering many thirty party testers have said that the actual speed may be even higher, the offering does seem fairly reasonable compared to AT&T who doesn’t currently allow customers to use their phone as mobile hotspots at all.
If you’re really racking up the data on your line, Verizon may slow down your service. How much data, you ask? According to the company’s FAQ, the threshold is 22 gigs, which is also reasonable compared to other carriers who are de-prioritizing customers due to network congestion.
Confusing Pricing Structure
At first glance, Verizon’s price listings have led many customers to believe that the unlimited plan actually costs more than the 8GB plan, but in reality, the 8GB plan is $10 more per month. Others have also misinterpreted the pricing structure and think the Verizon unlimited data plan really costs $95 per month. It’s also important to note that the lowest available prices are contingent on the customer using automatic payments.
All in all, with the confusion aside, the Verizon unlimited data plan seems to stack up well against competing plans from the likes of T-Mobile and AT&T. For further clarification, it’s best to speak to a Verizon representative directly or check out their FAQ by clicking here.
The first of several planned iDropped franchise locations which has recently opened in the Roxborough-Manayunk area of Philadelphia is currently being featured by Franchising.com! We’re thrilled to have the opportunity serve the Philadelphia market as we look forward to introducing customers to our reliable phone repair services. Click here to view the Franchising.com article “iDropped Charges into Philadelphia” in its entirety.
We’re thrilled to announce that iDropped is being featured on Franchise.com in a wonderful article covering our current plans for expansion. The post, entitled “iDropped Answers Demand for Speedy Phone Repair, Announces Agressive Expansion Plans,” offers a thorough overview of our company, our services, and our plans for expanding our national footprint.
To read the entire Franchise.com article, click here.
Congratulations to iDropped Franchise owner, Mario Taffera, who has recently opened a new iDropped store located in Daleville, PA! The Daleville location is Mr. Taffera’s second iDropped store and will be open seven days a week.
Only July 1st, Mr. Taffera assumed operations of iDropped’s corporate store, and the Roaring Brook Twp. businessman has plans to open a third store later this year. The full Times Leader article featuring Mario and the new Daleville location can be read by clicking here.
A big thank you to Entrepreneur Magazine for featuring iDropped’s CEO, Chad Altier, on Instagram. The social share celebrate Father’s Day, focussing on successful, entrepreneurial fathers inspiring others. You can check out Chad’s expert advice for fathers wanting to start their own companies by reading the full article here. #FoundingFathers
Don’t know what to do with your old electronic devices? Not to worry! Take the expert of advice of iDropped’s CEO and co-founder, Chad Altier, recently featured on Yahoo! Finance. In the article titles What to Do with Old Electronic Devices, Chad offers up great examples and how you can make the most of your old iPhones, iPods, and more!
To fix or not to fix? Well … that IS the question asked and answered in a recent CNBC interview with iDropped’s vice president, Timothy Katsch. We’re thrilled CNBC has featured our expert advice for their feature article The Existential Dilemma of a Broken Phone. Find out what Katsch had to say to CNBC is his recent interview by clicking here!
Check out proud iDropped franchise owner Dawn Heller in Franchise Players on Entrepreneur.com
Click here to read the full article on Entrepreneur.com.
We’re thrilled to announce that Times News has recently featured iDropped and our mobile device damage prevention tips on their website! The article includes some great advice on how to keep your phone safe during the Big Game, including the creation of a safety zone for everyone’s mobile devices and much more. Click here to read the full article.