Saturday, September 10, 2016

ATT Mobile Share Advantage Plan



ATT came up with new Shared Data Plan and was available from August 21, 2016. You can continue to use current plan. But once you change to new plan, there is no going back. The new plan claims simple pricing and no overage costs. Then, what is the catch. Here is the extract from ATT article: "Instead of overage charges, after customers use all of their high-speed data amounts, all data usage will be reduced to a maximum of 128 kbps for the rest of their bill cycle". This is good for those who are not diligent in monitoring their data usage and want a hassle free plan or are using a plan other than 15 GB. For those who are diligent in monitoring the data usage and are in 15GB plan, the new plan is not good.

ATT Mobile Share Advantage Plan is a disadvantage for those who are/were on 15GB plan. You can find the charts comparing the cost per line for different data plans in Old and New Plans. The Blue line represents the Old Plan (Mobile Shared Value Plan). The Orange line indicates the New Plan (Mobile Share Advantage Plan). It is very clear from the graphs, the new plan is indeed good for those who were on any shared data plan other than 15GB. Every plan other than 15GB has a new plan with same or more data for lower per line cost. For those who are in 15GB will have to either downgrade to 6GB or 10GB in order to maintain their monthly cost or pay more to retain the data limit.

You may click on the images to view in detail.

Cost/Line comparison (excluding taxes/fees) with 4 lines


Cost/Line comparison (excluding taxes/fees) with 5 lines


Cost/Line comparison (excluding taxes/fees) with 6 lines


Cost/Line comparison (excluding taxes/fees) with 7 lines

More details: http://about.att.com/story/att_introduces_mobile_share_advantage.html

The content in this article is solely my perspective. You should not make any decisions solely based on this article. I would appreciate any comments you would have regarding the new ATT Mobile Share Advantage Plan.

Monday, August 8, 2016

EB2 Priority Date - Cut off dates

The priority Date cut off date for Employment based EB2 category for Indians and Chinese.

Update Mar 2016: When USCIS determines there are immigrant visas available for the filing of additional adjustment of status applications, the Dates for Filing Applications chart may be used to determine when to file an adjustment of status application with USCIS. Otherwise, the Application Final Action Dates chart must be used to determine when to file an adjustment of status application with USCIS.
january febrary march april may june july august september october november december visa green card greencard gc employment

So depending up on if the visas are available, the corresponding dates are highlighted.

Number of pending I-485 applications for India and China

EB2 Priority Date Cut-off Dates
Month/YearIndia
Filing
India
Final Action
China
Filing
China
Final Action
Oct, 201622APR0915JAN0701MAR1315FEB12
Sep, 201601JUL0922FEB0501JUN1301JAN10
Aug, 201601JUL0915NOV0401JUN1301JAN10
Jul, 201601JUL0901NOV0401JUN1301JAN10
Jun, 201601JUL0901OCT0401JUN1301JAN10
May, 201601JUL0922NOV0801JUN1301SEP12
Apr, 201601JUL0908NOV0801JUN1301SEP12
Mar, 201601JUL0915OCT0801JUN1301AUG12
Feb, 201601JUL0901AUG0801JAN1301MAR12
Jan, 201601JUL0901FEB0801JAN1301FEB12
Dec, 201501JUL0901JUN0701JAN1301FEB12
Nov, 201501JUL0901AUG0601JAN1301FEB12
Oct, 2015
(Revised on 
Sep 25th)
01JUL0901MAY0501JAN1301JAN12

Month/YearIndiaChina
Sep, 201501JAN0601JAN06
Aug, 201501OCT0815DEC13
Jul, 201501OCT0801OCT13
Jun, 201501OCT0801JUN13
May, 201515APR0801JUN12
Apr, 201501SEP0701APR11
Mar, 201501JAN0701SEP10
Feb, 201501SEP0515MAR10
Jan, 201515FEB0501FEB10
Dec, 201415FEB0501JAN10
Nov, 201415FEB0508DEC09
Oct, 201401MAY0915NOV09
Sep, 201401MAY0908OCT09
Aug, 201422JAN0908OCT09
Jul, 201401SEP0801JUL09
Jun, 201415NOV0422MAY09
May, 201415NOV0415APR09
Apr, 201415NOV0408MAR09
Mar, 201415NOV0415FEB09
Feb, 201415NOV0408NOV09
Jan, 201415NOV0408NOV08
Dec, 201315NOV0408NOV08
Nov, 201315JUN0808OCT08
Oct, 201315JUN0815SEP08
Sep, 201315JUN0808AUG08
Aug, 201301JAN0808AUG08
Jul, 201301SEP0408AUG08
Jun, 201301SEP0415JUL08
May, 201301SEP0415MAY08
Apr, 201301SEP0401APR08
Mar, 201301SEP0415FEB08
Feb, 201301SEP0415JAN08
Jan, 201301SEP0408DEC07
Dec, 201201SEP0422OCT07
Nov, 201201SEP0401SEP07
Oct, 201201SEP0415JUL07
Sep, 2012UnavailableUnavailable
Aug, 2012UnavailableUnavailable
Jul, 2012UnavailableUnavailable
Jun, 2012UnavailableUnavailable
May, 201215AUG0715AUG07
Apr, 201201MAY1001MAY10
Mar, 201201MAY1001MAY10
Feb, 201201JAN1001JAN10
Jan, 201201JAN0901JAN09
Dec, 201115MAR0815MAR08
Nov, 201101NOV0701NOV07
Oct, 201115JUL0715JUL07
Sep, 201115APR0715APR07
Aug, 201115APR0715APR07
Jul, 201108MAR0708MAR07
Jun, 201115OCT0615OCT06
May, 201101JUL0601AUG06
Apr, 201108MAY0622JUL06
Mar, 201108MAY0608JUL06
Feb, 201108MAY0601JUL06
Jan, 201108MAY0622JUN06
Dec, 201008MAY06
Nov, 201008MAY06
Oct, 201008MAY06
Sep, 201008MAY06
Aug, 201001MAR06
Jul, 201001OCT05
Jun, 201001FEB05
May, 201001FEB05
Apr, 201001FEB05
Mar, 201001FEB05
Feb, 201022JAN05
Jan, 201022JAN05
Dec, 200922JAN05
Nov, 200922JAN05
Oct, 200922JAN05
Sep, 200908JAN05
Aug, 200901OCT03
Jul, 200901JAN00
Jun, 200901JAN00
May, 200915FEB04
Apr, 200915FEB04
Mar, 200915FEB04
Feb, 200901JAN04
Jan, 200901JUL03
Dec, 200801JUN03
Nov, 200801JUN03
Oct, 200801APR03
Sep, 200801AUG06
Aug, 200801JUN06
Jul, 200801APR04
Jun, 200801APR04
May, 200801JAN04
Apr, 200801DEC03
Mar, 2008Unavailable
Feb, 2008Unavailable
Jan, 200801JAN00
Dec, 200701JAN02
Nov, 200701APR04
Oct, 200701APR04
Sep, 200701APR04
Aug, 2007Unavailable
Jul, 2007Current
Jul, 2007Current
Jun, 200701APR04
May, 200708JAN03
Apr, 200708JAN03
Mar, 200708JAN03
Feb, 200708JAN03
Jan, 200708JAN03
Dec, 200608JAN03
Nov, 200601JAN03
Oct, 200615JUN02
Sep, 2006Unavailable
Aug, 2006Unavailable
Jul, 200601JAN03 
Jun, 200601JAN03 
May, 200601JAN03
Apr, 200601JUL02
Mar, 200601JAN02
Feb, 200601AUG01
Jan, 200601JAN01
Dec, 200501JUL00
Nov, 200501NOV99
Oct, 200501NOV99
Sep, 2005Current
Aug, 2005Current
Jul, 2005Current
Jun, 2005Current
May, 2005Current
Apr, 2005Current
Mar, 2005Current
Feb, 2005Current
Jan, 2005Current
Dec, 2004Current
Nov, 2004Current
Oct, 2004Current
Sep, 2004Current
Aug, 2004Current
Jul, 2004Current
Jun, 2004Current
May, 2004Current
Apr, 2004Current
Mar, 2004Current
Feb, 2004Current
Jan, 2004Current
Dec, 2003Current
Nov, 2003Current
Oct, 2003Current
Sep, 2003Current
Aug, 2003Current
Jul, 2003Current
Jul, 2003Current


For accurate information check here.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Cash back deals with EBATES

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BestBuy - 1% cashback

Coach - 5% cashback

Dell Computer - 6% cashback

Forever 21 - 3% cash back

G by Guess - 5% cashback

Groupon - 6% cashback

Hotels.com - 5% cash back

HP.com - 6% cashback

JCPenny - 6% cashback

KateSpade - 5% cashback

Kohl's - 3% cashback

LivingSocial - 8% cashback

Macy's - 5% cashback

Nordstrom Rack - 3% cashback

Rakuten.com - 3% cashback

Sears - 3% cashback

Staples - 5% cashback

The North Face - 8% cashback

Walmart - 2% cashback

Walgreens - 5% cashback

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