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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.


What is refurbished?

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Twelve Ways to Fix Wireless Router Problems

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ASUS WL-520GU Wireless Router

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

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

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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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.

How Do We Book Tickets?

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All About Mail in Rebates Part 2: The Do’s and Don’ts of Submitting for a Rebate

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Last Update: 4/13/2016

Mail-in Rebates

So, after reading All About Mail in Rebates Part 1, you know the “why” of the rebate, let’s discuss the “how.”

mobil 1 rebate form

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All About Rebates Part 1: What is a Mail in Rebate? Why Should I Submit for a Rebate?

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Last Update: 4/13/2016

Mail-in Rebates

Do you hate rebates?  We do too.  Here is how to make them work in your favor.

A rebate, by definition is a money back after you purchase an item. They are usually a partial refund of the purchase price. Mail in rebates (MIR) are ones where you fill out a form and get money back. Rebates are given by either the store or the manufacturer of the product. Manufacturer rebates are sometimes valid only at a particular store.

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Should I Switch? AT&T Unlimited Data vs Mobile Share Plan

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Updated: 1/11/2016

AT&T Wireless has introduced a brand new unlimited wireless data offer for new and existing U-Verse (From $59.99/month) and DirecTV (From $19.99/month for first year. Then $49.99) subscribers. It started 1/12/2016. Press Release

Clearly AT&T's goal is to give full access to stream video if you are one of their Wireless and Video customers.

AT&T Unlimited Plan Details
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AT&T Next Upgradeable vs 2 year contract Smartphone Plan Review

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Last update: 4/19/2016
AT&T Wireless Announced that the 2 Year Contract is ending January 8, 2016. New and Existing Customers will only be able to buy phones using the Next Installment Plan.

Updated phones. Installment plan vs 2 year, data plan changes and price decreases.

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Verizon Edge Upgradeable vs 2 year contract Smartphone Plan Review

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Last Update: 4/19/2016 - Verizon announced that customers are eligible to get a new iPhone every year through the annual upgrade program. The new program allows you to turn in your phone and upgrade to a new iPhone every year. If you pre-ordered an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you’re automatically enrolled in this program if you’ve elected the Device Payment option.


Verizon has announced the end of 2 year plans effective August 13, 2015. Only those on a 2 year plan, can get another one when their current 2 years are up.

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