Are you one of the many Americans who have experienced "sticker shock" recently after opening your mobile phone bill?
Wireless companies used to be able to offer unlimited data plans for a flat fee. But as Americans began to consume online audio and video at higher rates, many companies moved to "pay as you go" plans. With consumers paying by the byte, many are becoming choosier about how they use their wireless plans.
What's a cost conscious consumer to do!?
Turn to FREE entertainment local radio which is built into some phone models already. If it's not in the model you want, call your wireless company and ask for it. Consumer demand drives action and if consumers voice their desire for a free music option, they'll get it.
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Having a radio built into your mobile phone is different than streaming music.
- A built-in radio does not utilize a broadband wireless connection, there are no data fees and listening to music doesn't eat up your data plan.
- Built-in radio relies on a tiny chip inside your phone, along with a small antenna, that picks up your local radio stations.
- Listening to streaming music (whether it's Pandora, Spotify or Slacker, or a streaming version of your local radio station) requires downloading an app onto your smartphone and receiving music over the Internet using your broadband wireless data plan.
- Because built-in radio doesn't depend on an Internet connection, it's more reliable. There's no buffering and you can get local emergency information even when cell phone networks are clogged or inoperable.
- Built-in radio also off-loads traffic from congested cellular systems, which can be critical in times of emergency.