Your phone is a prisoner. No, it's not chained to a particular cell, but it is confined to whatever handset your SIM is stuffed into. PPLConnect wants to free your phone from that confinement through the powers of cellular virtualization. And today, if you have an Android phone and live in the US or Canada, the company can do just that with the launch of its eponymous app and open beta. In case you missed our earlier coverage of PPLConnect, let us give you a quick refresher on its technology. By creating a PPLConnect account and linking it with your phone number via an Android app, you gain access to your contact list, text messages and phone calls from any device with an internet connection -- letting you both make and take calls and send and receive texts straight from the browser. And the best part? Because it's fully virtualized, your phone doesn't even need to be turned on for you to use it remotely.