AT&T is offering some relief for U.S. customers trying to communicate with loved ones in Japan. The company's postpaid wireless customers will not be charged for international long distance or text messages to Japan from the United States and Puerto Rico until March 31. Also, residential wireline customers can seek credits for up to 60 minutes of direct dialing to Japan. AT&T also will offer the opportunity to donate $10 to the Red Cross by texting "redcross" to 90999 with no text message fees.
-- José Moreno
Device armband's one drawback
If you're looking for a stylish armband to rock out while you work out, NXE has an idea. The ActiveSLEEVE is a lightweight generic armband for mobile devices. Perfect for any type of media player -- from iPhones to Zune players. The sleeve has minimal presence, which looks great on your arm, but at a cost. During our first run with the ActiveSLEEVE, the performance was top notch. It felt great, and we hardly felt it while lifting weights or running. The problem is protection from mobile device-killing sweat moisture. If you are like me and sweat a lot while working out, you can forget the ActiveSLEEVE. After an hour workout, sweat had gotten through to my iPhone, causing the screen to have light spots on it. Read more online.
-- Matthew Cassella