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AT&T Next vs Verizon Monthly Device Payments vs Apple iPhone Upgrade Program vs Apple iPhone Payments

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Last Update: September 20, 2018

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Can you believe a hidden iPhone Payment plan is the best one available? Be careful where you start your shopping.

Smartphone Product Cycle

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Should I Switch? Verizon Unlimited Data vs More Everything Plan

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Last Update: September 21, 2018

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Verizon Wireless Unlimited Data 2018

In 2017 Verizon Wireless brought back the Verizon Unlimited Plan.  Previously they had an unlimited data plan but stopped offering it for years. Those with grandfathered unlimited data hung onto it fiercely.

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Selling Unwanted Electronics, iPhones, and Smartphones: 6 ways to trade in and get cash

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Last updated: 9/11/2018

New gadgets are being pushed out almost every month, meaning the electronics industry is producing a significant number of obsolete products that need to be sold, reused or recycled. It's not news that people want the latest, greatest smartphone or tablet.

The electronics industry is counting on people to upgrade their devices to stay profitable. Companies are great at hyping up new products to make them appear essential pieces of computing gear. Planned obsolescence makes it such that older devices don't work as well with newer operating systems. It seems like just yesterday that the iPhone X was released, but in a few weeks there will be likely be a new iPhone out on the market. Have you been thinking of upgrading lately?

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

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Updated: 9/20/2018

AT&T Unlimited Data Plans

AT&T Wireless introduced a  new unlimited wireless data plan for its new and existing customers starting in 2017, after years without one. Clearly AT&T's goal is to meet the competition. This plan does not require a DirecTV subscription.

Note: AT&T may temporarily slow speeds after 22GB of data use per line each month, when the network is congested.

Unlimited & More Plan

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Credit Freeze – Block Thieves, Protect your Credit with a Security Freeze

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Last Update: 9/21/2018

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In September 2017, Equifax got hacked affecting 143 Million customers. (Almost everyone!) Equifax is offering complimentary identity theft protection.

As you probably know, security breaches at retail companies, banks, and even government agencies have been making their way to headlines rather frequently within the past few years.  At this point, if you are not concerned about identity fraud, you should be. Just this past week, Americans found out that an attack on the Office of Personnel Management had impacted 14 million more people than initially reported.

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5 Things to Consider When Determining the Best Rewards Credit Card of 2018

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Last Update: 5/25/2018

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Unlike most Best Credit Card sites, we get zero dollars when you sign up for a credit card, so our information is unbiased.

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.

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How to Find the Best Price on Anything

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Last Update: 2/16/2018

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Introduction

Everybody wants to find the best price when buying items, how do the pros do it? In this article, the founders of BuyVia.com will teach you how to find the best deals on top-notch products from vendors you know and love. These shopping experts have been involved in Internet shopping since 1999, having started TechBargains and building into a top technology shopping portal and selling it to a big company.

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The Best Store Return Policy and Refund Policies – Extended Holiday Returns

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Last Updated: 2/9/2018

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Stores Hate Returns

Let's face it, any store wants you to keep what you buy and never return it.  Returns are costly to process, restock, and ship. Consumers need the option of returning an item, or else they would purchase far less products.

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Christmas Holiday 2017 Shipping Deadlines

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Last Update: 11/14/2017

Back in the day, when all gifts had to be bought in stores, retailers would helpfully remind us how many “shopping days” there were left before Christmas - not counting the Sundays, and often Saturdays, when stores were closed. Now, in the age of the Internet, every day can be a shopping day, and store hours are any time we’re awake.

However, that doesn’t mean you can just put off all your shopping until the last minute. Because the snag with doing your Christmas shopping online is, you have to factor in delivery time to be sure your gift will arrive before Santa takes off for the year. So instead of counting shopping days until Christmas, you have to count shipping days.

Fortunately, BuyVia has taken the work out of counting for you. We’ve checked websites for all the major stores to see how long their expected delivery times are for regular shipping, express shipping, and free shipping. If a store doesn’t have this information on the Web, or the information is conflicting, we’ve called customer service to get the scoop or extrapolated from the previous year - so you can just relax and enjoy your eggnog.

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The Insider’s Guide to Cyber Monday 2017 Deals

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Last Update: 10/29/2017

The best time of the year to purchase many items is approaching rapidly. The holiday shopping season starts off at Thanksgiving and continues to Christmas. Between those two holidays, you will find two major shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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