New (official) Chase Mobile Banking App is here!

Chase Banking customers can certainly celebrate today!

Their official Banking app for Windows Phone just appeared in the Windows Phone Store yesterday (October 1st).

The Chase Mobile app appears to be as comprehensive as they come. I’m actually quite envious that my bank doesn’t have a WP7.5 Mobile Banking app.

Per Microsoft’s Michael Stroh: “The free app makes it easy to manage your Chase bank and credit card accounts and move money around—browse account balances and transactions, pay bills, transfer money, send wire transfers, find ATMs, and more. My favorite feature: The app lets me deposit checks using my phone camera, saving a trip to my local branch.” Download it now!

Have an Unlimited 3G plan and 4G device?

A couple of months ago I was lamenting a problem with my new Lumia 900, wherein I was unable to connect to free AT&T WiFi Hotspots automatically.

This turned-out to be due to the fact that I was still on an AT&T 3G Data Rate Plan, even though I was using an LTE device. This caused any AT&T WiFi Hotspot to query the AT&T Wireless side to confirm my eligibility to access the hotspot for free, essentially validating of my Rate Plan. The response from AT&T Wireless is that there is no Unlimited Rate Plan for my LTE device, which then caused the connection to fail.

So then I was faced with the prospect of having to give-up my Unlimited Data Plan and choose a tiered rate plan in order to correct this issue. This wasn’t really a worthwhile solution to fix a WiFi issue, so I decided to leave it alone.

Well, thankfully I held-out (and hopefully you did too!), because AT&T has apparently seen the light and created a new Rate Plan called “4G/LTE Unlimited” as of September 6th. I should mention that this obviously only applies to EXISTING GRANDFATHERED “Unlimited” Users.

So if you originally had an Unlimited 3G rate plan and are now using a 4G or LTE device, you should call the AT&T Wireless number listed on your bill and ask for the new 4G/LTE Unlimited Rate Plan! It should be the same price as your current 3G Unlimited Plan, and should also be no charge to change from one to the other!