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Should I Switch? Verizon Unlimited Data vs More Everything Plan

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Last Update: February 13, 2017

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On February 13, 2017:

Verizon Wireless brought back the Verizon Unlimited Plan.

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

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Updated: 2/27/2017

February 2017 New Unlimited Data

AT&T Wireless has introduced a brand new unlimited wireless data offer for its new and existing customers starting 2/17/2017. Clearly AT&T's goal is to meet the competition. This does not require DirecTV.

On 2/27/2017 they lowered the price from $100 to $90 when you get paperless billing and make automatic payments from a bank account. (Not credit card) You will get 10GB of high-speed tethering each month.

AT&T also created an "Unlimited Choice" plan that costs $60 a month and has no data caps and overage fees. This plan does not include any tethering, and video is always reduced to about 480p resolution or a maximum bandwidth of 1.5Mbps.

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How to Use Your Smartphone Overseas

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Introduction

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.

Be sure to read How to Buy an Unlocked Smartphone.

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7 Dumb Star Wars Toys

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Star Wars The Force Awakens must be one of the most hyped movie. Disney paid Billions to acquire the franchise, so they have done their best to generate a ton of merchandise licensing fees. When you look at these, you will wonder what the heck they are and who in the galaxy would buy them..

Here are some of the most far fetched Star Wars Toys and merchandise we could find:

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

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Last Updated: 12/28/2016

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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 2016 Shipping Deadlines

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Last Update: 12/1/2016

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 - so you can just relax and enjoy your eggnog.

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The Problems with Social Media & Shopping in 2016

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This past summer you may have noticed a button popping up on your Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest feeds next to products inviting you to “Shop Now” or “Buy.” As retailers integrate e-commerce with the social media experience, viewers are now encouraged to do more than just gawk over the latest gadgets.

 

While it’s definitely a convenient way to boost sales, is shopping on social media good for customers?

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Best Deals of Black Friday – Cyber Monday 2015

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Black Friday 2016 is rapidly approaching.  Before all the leaked Black Friday ads hit, it is useful to look back at 2015 and see what was on sale.

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the biggest sales day of the year for retailers. Usually, stores are mobbed on Black Friday with shoppers battling over bargains. But this year, the stores hardly looked crowded at all. What happened?

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How to Buy the iPhone 7 without Lining Up

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Everyone has been talking about the iPhone 7. From websites to TV programs to radio, Apple has gotten nonstop free press. Two weeks before this device was launched, Apple diehards have already starting lining up in front of Apple Stores. Why is it generating so much buzz? Read the full post…

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

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Last Update: 9/9/2016

iPhone SE Unlocked 16GB Smartphone Sale

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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