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How To Find The Best Smartphone Plan in 2016

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Last Updated: July 7, 2016

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Almost everyone has a smartphone or will have one shortly. Their usefulness is undeniable. This convenience comes at a high cost and multi-year commitment. We examine the major smartphone providers, their wireless plans and costs, to help you make a more educated decision.

Important: As with any mobile wireless plan, you need to ensure you have coverage where you need it. Home, work, play, you need signal otherwise it does not matter what the price is.

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5 Things to Consider When Determining the Best Rewards Credit Card of 2016

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Last Update: 7/1/2016

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When it comes to choosing the right rewards credit card, you've got plenty of options. In exchange for making purchases on a particular piece of plastic, nearly everything you can think of is offered - from free airfare and hotel stays to cash back for gas, grocery, restaurant, and travel purchases. The challenge is determining which of the many options out there is best for you. To do so, you need to examine card features, such as how rewards are earned and redeemed, and how those features align with your own spending habits.

Consider the following cards in your quest for the perfect rewards credit card. You will probably want more than one.

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What is an Unlocked iPhone? Why do I need one?

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Last Update: 6/6/2016

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What is an Unlocked iPhone?

Unlocked Smartphones like an Unlocked iPhone allow you to use the phone on any cellular network (provided it is wireless compatible), you are no longer locked to a single carrier or stuck in a 2 year contract! An unlocked smartphone is a phone that is not tied to a specific carrier or contract. Freedom! You can sign up for low cost no contract cell phone plans from $30 a month.

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What is an Unlocked Android Smartphone? What do I look for?

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Last Update: 6/6/2016

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What is an Unlocked Smartphone?

Unlocked Smartphones like an Unlocked Android cell phone allow you to use the phone on any cellular network (provided it is wireless compatible), you are no longer locked to a single carrier or stuck in a 2 year contract! An unlocked smartphone is a phone that is not tied to a specific carrier or contract. Freedom! You can sign up for low cost no contract cell phone plans from $30 a month.

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What Does Refurbished Mean?

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Last Update: 4/19/2016

What does refurbished mean?

BuyVia features deals on refurbished electronics like refurbished iPhone smartphones or laptops all the time. Many ask: What does refurbished mean? Is it safe to buy a reconditioned item? We answer those questions and more.

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What is refurbished?

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Twelve Ways to Fix Wireless Router Problems

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Wireless networks or WiFi is an extremely convenient way to share your Internet connection with all the devices within your home. Previously we had to run wires and pull cable all over the house to achieve the same results. WiFi isn’t 100% foolproof though. Users experience dropouts, dead zones, and slow performance. Security is also a concern. Without the right protection, criminals parked right outside our door could be eavesdropping on us and stealing our personal information.

Be sure to read: 50 Funny and Clever Wi-Fi SSID Network Names

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New Google Project Fi No Contract Wireless Service

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Google Project Fi opened to the public in March 2016.

Ever have a great idea, but then began to doubt yourself? It seems like this is happening at Google, who has just released a new cellular phone service that could revolutionize how we make and receive cell phone calls. It is available to those invited to join only.

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How to Find the Best Prepaid Wireless Internet Mobile Hot Spot Plan 2016

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Last updated: 3/18/2016

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Mobile Hot Spots are small devices that create Wi-Fi networks wherever a cell phone signal is present. While there are laptops and tablets with built-in wireless access, few people can afford the premium cost and reduced flexibility of being tied into a single wireless carrier. Prepaid Wireless Internet allows you to gain this flexible access with no contract. These products are handy when you need to get your laptop, Chromebook, car, or tablet online, anywhere and at anytime. Advantages of Mobile Hot Spots:

  • Flexibility
  • Cost
  • Performance

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Should I Switch? Verizon Unlimited Data vs More Everything Plan

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Last Update: July 6, 2016

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Unlimited data plan price raised by $20 on November 5, 2015 (unless you are in a contract), but Verizon announced that no throttle of speed will occur. Business and government users will not see a price hike.

Last July 2014, Verizon introduced their "More Everything Plan", which introduced simplified monthly data allowances shareable up to 10 lines and a plethora of data package options to fit different user needs. In July 2016 they increased data caps and prices with a new plan. However, if you are part of the <1% of customers still hanging onto unlimited data, the caveats to this new plan are worth noting: Read the full post…

How to Find Cheap Airline Tickets for your next Flight

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Last updated: 4/14/2016

How to Find a Cheap Flight Ticket? Are you tired of worrying that you paid a lot more for your airplane seat than the guy sitting next to you? Airline pricing changes by the minute and often times makes no sense. Most people do 75 searches before buying airline tickets! Short of befriending an airline employee and using friend passes, here are some tried and true tips on finding a cheap airline flight.

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