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

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Last update: 9/21/2018

The transition from 2 year phone contracts to AT&T Next installment plans

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 after this time. The move from the long time 2 year phone contract that included hardware and the plan, to separate the plan from the phone started in 2016.

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How To Find The Best Smartphone Plan in 2018

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Last Updated: August 29, 2017

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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.

  • 2018 brought out Unlimited plans from all 4 major carriers, with Lower prices! It is a great time to update your plan and SWITCH.

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Verizon Edge Upgradeable vs 2 year contract Smartphone Plan Review

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Last Update: 9/21/2018

Verizon cancelled the Verizon Edge Upgradeable Smartphone plan in 2017

Verizon replaced the Edge plan with Verizon Monthly Device Payments.  Unfortunately his plan does not have the upgradeable part of Edge. If you want this feature, please check out the AT&T Next Plan.

Read our analysis of AT&T Next vs Verizon Monthly Device Payments vs Apple iPhone Upgrade Program vs Apple iPhone Payments

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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.

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 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

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

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Last updated: 8/31/2016

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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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