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What is an Unlocked Android Smartphone? What do I look for?

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Last Update: 6/6/2016

Samsung Galaxy S4 Unlocked Smartphone

What is an Unlocked Smartphone?

Unlocked Smartphones like an Unlocked Android cell phone 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 Price on Anything

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Last Update: 1/8/2017

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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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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.

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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 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 Cheap Airline Tickets for your next Flight

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Last updated: 7/29/2016

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.

There is NO magic day/time to get the cheapest flight - Confessions of an airline revenue manager

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.”

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

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Last Update: 8/16/2016

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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.

Given the growing market for personal data, consumers need to be knowledgeable about how best to protect themselves. While most of us do not have control over  whether or not our data is sold (or whether or not a certain organization is breached), our biggest concern should be to determine how best to keep our data secure from identity theft.  What are the options for protecting ourselves against fraud?

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