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New Google Project Fi No Contract Wireless Service

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google project fi

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.

Or maybe not.

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BuyVia Launches new Apple Watch Shopping App

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BuyVia on the Apple Watch

April 24, 2015. In celebration of the first day of Apple Watch availability, BuyVia has launch the new BuyVia Apple Watch App.

BuyVia Apple Watch App

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Horizon Interactive Awards Recognizes BuyVia as a Best Shopping Mobile App

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The BuyVia team is excited to announce that BuyVia was recognized with a Bronze award for the Best Shopping Mobile App! The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, announced the 2014 award winners to highlight this year’s “best of the best” in websites, advertising, videos, and mobile apps. Judges looked for the best blend between creativity and functionality. Entries were judged on:

  • Solution creativity and originality
  • Overall graphic design/ appearance/ user experience
  • Communication of message
  • Technical merit
  • Effectiveness of solution

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An Insider’s Guide to Upgrading to a SSD (Solid State Drive)

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SSD's are sweeping the computer industry. No one device can boost your computer's performance more than switching to one.  Only the most expensive desktops and laptops above $1000 include an SSD, what a shame.  BuyVia regular lists great deals on SSDs, we now give you help installing them.

Make your old computer usable again.  Boot your machine in 20 seconds.

What is a solid state drive?

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How to Use Your Smartphone Overseas

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People are stuck to their Smartphones. Everywhere you go someone is staring at their phone, while in the street, at work, on the bus, almost everywhere. These useful devices help us look up information, play games, take pictures and videos, do business, and stay in touch. When we travel overseas, we expect to keep our Smartphone with us, but foreign countries and their cellular networks throw a monkey wrench into our desire to stay connected. We ate BuyVia believe that constant connectivity is almost mandatory these days.

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How to Buy an Unlocked Smartphone

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Last Update: 4/13/2015

Samsung Galaxy S4 Unlocked Smartphone

What is an Unlocked Smartphone?

Unlocked Smartphones allow you to use a cell phone on any compatible cellular network, you are no longer locked to a single carrier or stuck in a 2 year contract! You can sign up for low cost no contract plans from $30 a month.

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Verizon Edge Upgradeable Smartphone Plan Review

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Last Update: 2/26/2015 - Updated for Galaxy S5, iPhone 6, Installment plan, More Anything changed to More Everything Plan. Prices have fallen!


Verizon created a new wireless plan called Verizon Edge to address the needs of customers who want to upgrade to the latest and greatest Smartphone every year. Normal Smartphone plans in America require shoppers to commit to a 2 year contract. People cannot change phones during this time unless they want to pay an expensive early termination fee (ETF), for cancelling their contract.

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When is the Best Time to Buy? – Smart Shopping

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Smart Seasonal Shopping The Best Times to Buy - Save Money

As the 1960’s American folk rock song “Turn, Turn, Turn,” covered by the band The Byrds, reminded us: “To Everything There is a Season.” Originally written almost entirely from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible, the catchy hit song instills the principle that there is a time and place for everything.

Who knew that this truth also applies to shopping?!

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50 Funny Wi-Fi Network Names

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Let’s face it - manufacturer assigned WiFi Wireless Router network names are simply boring. Every time you need to connect one of your devices, you probably see a long list of names like Belkin04621, Linksys1019014, netgear, linksys etc. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Show your neighbors you have some personality by updating your router’s name to something utterly awesome and watch the party invitations roll in.

So how do you change your router’s name? First, don’t panic - it’s not complicated and you don’t need to call in the Geek Squad. Second, find your router’s web address on the bottom of your router or from its manual. It’s generally (or,, but could be something else entirely. Just enter the numbers into your browser:

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The Best Store Return Policy and Refund Policies

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REI Black Friday Sale (Live!)

REI has a well established and lenient return policy - in general, they will take back anything within a year, as long as it is not damaged in any way. 

In the past, REI had an even more generous return policy - in a nutshell, they would accept any return, regardless of use or condition. Word of this policy spread, and they earned the nickname "Return Every Item." 

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