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

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Last updated: 8/31/2016

T-Mobile Sonic 2 Mobile HotSpot LTE

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

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Last update: 9/8/2016

On 8/22/2016 AT&T Wireless rolled out the new Mobile Share Advantage plan with more data for less $$. It also added no overage charges, speeds will slow to a crawl after you hit your limit. This plan clearly shows the hidden costs of 2 year contracts.

An allotment of of data costs $30/month for 1GB, $40 for 3GB, $60 for 6GB, $80 for 10GB, etc..

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Verizon Edge Upgradeable vs 2 year contract Smartphone Plan Review

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Last Update: 8/29/2017

Verizon cancelled the Verizon Edge Upgradeable Smartphone plan.

Verizon Customers on active device payment agreements before 5/31/15 can upgrade their device, which is an option to turn in your existing device and purchase a new device on a device installment agreement without an upgrade fee. You must meet the other eligibility requirements for device payment program to use this option.

Verizon announced that customers are eligible to get a new iPhone every year through the annual upgrade program. The new program allows you to turn in your phone and upgrade to a new iPhone every year. If you pre-ordered an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you’re automatically enrolled in this program if you’ve elected the Device Payment option.

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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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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

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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