The Hunt for the Ultimate Looper
If you've read some of my other blog articles, you realize that I'm often obsessed with finding the ultimate of something. Well, this time my target is loopers--lovely musical devices / software that allow you to create stimulating sound-on-sound performances. Ever since seeing Joseph Arthur perform jaw-dropping live looping, I too wanted to explore this fascinating world of live looping performance. This is my tale...
Life in Japan - How I Cut My Mobile Phone Bill In Half
I had had enough of Softbank. I wanted out. I had to free myself from their oppressive chains of subjugation. Oh, and I also detest their obnoxious commercials. But at the same time I was married to the iPhone. Au was my other option, but I would be trading one oppressor for another. I wanted freedom--total, complete freedom from contracts, obligations, over-priced sub-par service, and that stupid white dog. I ascertained the only way to achieve such freedom was with a SIM unlocked phone plus a SIM-only pay-as-you-go (PAYG) service provider. With these 2 things I would be able to escape from Softbank's dictatorial rule for good.
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The Hunt for the Ultimate Free Calling App
In the hopes of reducing my monthly smartphone bill, I've been investigating the current state of VoIP and its potential to completely replace the traditional mobile phone. I made a list of just about every free calling app/service I found on the iPhone app store.
Specifically, I was looking for a VoIP service boasting these features:
* Inbound phone number, particularly a Japan phone number (e.g. 050...)
* Call recording - not a must-have, but would be nice for when I crank-call friends in the USA
Here are my snap impressions and notes I made during my research.
Scam Alert - officialiphoneunlock.co.uk
If you're reading this, you too probably want to get your impossible-to-unlock iPhone carrier-unlocked. You did some googling and found officialiphoneunlock.co.uk (also doing business as iphoneimei.net). You read a lot of positive reviews. You saw their Facebook page with a flood of comments from satisfied customers. Their site looks comparatively legitimate because they have an address and phone number published. Maybe you're planning on placing an order with them.
Don't. It's a scam. Allow me to share my story.
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