Interesting Findings by Our CEO

Article found in June/July 2012 of “The Wireless Journal”

Cell Phone Battery Life
by Lynn La, CNET

Along with call quality, a cell phone’s battery life is one of the most important considerations when choosing a handset. It’s never fun to watch your cell phone die when you’re in the middle of an important call. And it’s no fun either to have little power when you’re nowhere near a charger. While manufacturers make lots of promises about a phone’s battery life, the rated times don’t always hold true to real world use.

20 Longest-Lasting Phone Batteries
Rank.  Model Talk Time (Hours)

  1. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX 19.78
  2. Apple iPhone 4 (with 3G off) 14.55
  3. Apple iPhone 3GS (with 3G off) 13.4
  4. HTC Legend 12.75
  5. RIM BlackBerry Curve 9360 12
  6. HTC SDA 11
  7. LG Optimus S 10.7
  8. LG Optimus T 10.6
  9. LG Optimus U 10.6
  10. Samsung Captivate Glide 10.3
  11. Samsung Galaxy S II 10
  12. Huawei Mercury 9.32
  13. Apple iPhone 4S 9.2
  14. Samsung Focus S 9.01
  15. DuraCore 8.95
  16. LG Vortex 8.65
  17. RIM Blackberry Torch 9810 8.1
  18. Huawei Ascend II 7.25
  19. Pantech Burst 7
  20. Casio G’zOne Ravine 2 6.33

20 Shortest-Lasting Phone Batteries
Rank.  Model Talk Time (Hours)

  1. Motorola i412 3
  2. ZTE Chorus (Cricket Wireless) 3.35
  3. LG Encore 3.6
  4. Samsung Messenger Touch/SCH-R630 3.82
  5. LG Saber 3.9
  6. HTC G1 (T-Mobile) 4
  7. Huawei M835 Ideos (MetroPCS) 4
  8. RIM Blackberry Curve 3G 9330 (Verizon Wireless) 4.18
  9. HTC 7 Pro (U.S. Cellular) 4.5
  10. HTC Arrive (Sprint) 4.5
  11. Huawei Ascend (Cricket) 4.72
  12. Huawei Ideos X5 (T-Mobile) 4.75
  13. Samsung Zeal 4.8
  14. Apple iPhone 3G (with 3G on) 4.95
  15. HTC Trophy (Verizon Wireless) 5
  16. HTC Thunderbolt (Verizon Wireless) 5
  17. HTC Desire (U.S. Cellular) 5
  18. HTC MyTouch 4G Slide (T-Mobile) 5.4
  19. HTC Inspire 4G (AT&T) 5.5
  20. ZTE Score (Cricket Wireless) 5.67

Upgraded Data Rates for Wi-Max Customers

On August 15th @ 8:00pm, Cal.net wireless operations staff performed complimentary speed upgrades for all Velocity (powered by Wi-MAX technology) customers. Upgraded bandwidth for Cal.net Velocity customers is provided by the abundant available overhead bandwidth which is fed through FCC licensed wireless back-hauls to our Velocity Access Points. These upgrades entailed “bumping” our customers from their previous subscription rates to our new service offerings as follows: (Rates shown as “Down/Up”)

Basic = Increased by 500k/256kbps
Power = Increased by 1Mbps/256kbps
Express = Increased by 1Mbps/256kbps
Supreme = Increased by 2Mbps/1Mbps

The “New” subscription rates which display bandwidth packages can now be seen on our home page here –> https://cal.net/universal-qual/ . We are working diligently on upgrading our legacy wireless networks where possible in a continued effort to make your internet experience an enjoyable one!

Thank you making Cal.net, El Dorado County’s premier Internet Service Provider!

FREE Internet Access!~

As we prepare to deploy the latest in wireless Internet technology, Cal.net is working to increase its visibility in Placerville, Lotus, Coloma, Cameron Park, and throughout El Dorado County.  As a part of this effort, we want to remind our customers about our referral program.

The program is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1.  You tell your friends and family about Cal.net’s Internet Service and remind them to mention you when they sign up.

2. Our highly professional staff will check their home for service availability and schedule a FREE survey and install.

3. Our trained technicians will come to their home and confirm wireless internet service is available.  If it is available, then the technician will install new high speed wireless Internet on the spot!

Once service is connected to your referral, your account will be credited for $39.95.  That’s it!  No contracts or annual plans.  Just old fashioned customer service and the latest in wireless Internet technology.  Cal.net has no caps on its referral program, and so the opportunity exists to fund our entire Internet experience by referring friends and neighbors.

Feel free to give us a call if you would like to hear more about our promotions, programs, or to learn about upgrading your own Internet service.