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  1. Three Surprising Must Have Gifts to Yourself

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    The holidays are just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start looking for that perfect gift for yourself. (and maybe a few ideas for others, as well).

    So what do your friends and loved ones really need? One thing they could definitely use is better ways to protect their security and privacy – at home and online.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Which Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 and 8 inch Tablet to Buy

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    Last Updated: 8/26/2015

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7″ Wi-Fi Tablet Sale

    Why a Samsung Tablet?

    Samsung is the #1 Android Tablet brand, making it a very popular purchase for consumers. Choosing a specific model is the biggest problem. There are over thirteen 7 inch to 8.4 inch tablets to choose from! New models are launched very often and result in a flood of decisions for shoppers to make. Older models are closed out at aggressive prices, adding to the confusion. What exactly was the change from a Galaxy Tab 3 to Galaxy Tab 4?

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  5. Which Samsung Galaxy 10 and 12 Inch Tablet Should You Buy?

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    Last Update: August 26, 2015

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    Why Buy a Samsung Galaxy Tablet?

    From their status as Google’s number one Android peddler to the high quality of their products, Samsung has been a prime choice for anyone looking for an Android handheld for years. Now there are over 10 tablets to choose from! With their devices being massively popular across the world and within their native country of South Korea (where LTE data and speedy download rates on mobile are the norm) it’s not hard to throw support behind them, but even outside of consumer satisfaction, Samsung maybe the best choice for an Android Tablet.

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  6. Smartphone Battery Life Tips for iPhone and Android Smartphones

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    Last Update: August 13, 2015

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    Battery life is the one characteristic which leads to many Smartphone complaints on how long a battery lasts or what functions and Apps draw too much power. Almost all users have run into situations where their phone runs out of power or when expected battery life is a lot shorter than expected. In this article we will help users extend the battery life of both Android Smartphones and iPhones.

    iPhone batteries are designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 500 full charge and discharge cycles. This is roughly a year and a half of daily battery charging. Your battery will start to deteriorate, at which point, you may wish to replace your battery. Most batteries are designed to last 3 to 5 years, with the average gadget possibly becoming obsolete before then. It makes sense to pay a little attention to how you manage your Smartphone’s battery in order to lengthen the lifespan of your electronics.

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  7. Making the Call Between iPhone or Android Smartphones – Part Two

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    Smartphone Deals

    • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

      Up to $700 off iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12Pro Max 5G - AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile

      Time to switch to a better carrier with a new iPhone 12 with Unlimited.. Up to $700 off iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12Pro Max 5G - AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile when you activate service and trade in select phones.  Deals are way better than expected, time to upgrade and switch carriers. If you have anything older than an iPhone X, to time to upgrade.

      Wireless companies are giving phones away in exchange for locking you in for 30 months of bill credits.

      Unlock your credit report if you locked it to pass credit checks.

      Special iPhone 12 Promotions when you Switch

      • AT&T: New and existing customers get the amazing iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro max, 12 mini for $700 off with iPhone 8 or newer trade in and 30 AT&T Bill Credits. Fineprint
      • Verizon: Get up to $750 with trade-in on new line, activation. These phones qualify for this offer: Apple iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max. Expires Soon
      • Xfinity: $250 off iPhone 12 when you switch to Xfinity
      • T-Mobile: Up To $830 Off 12 Pro Max or 12 Pro (via 30 Monthly Bill Credits) with a Qualifying Device Trade-In valid for New Lines Only/Auto Pay only.
      • Verizon iPhone SE 64GB Free when you Switch. 50% off activation online. Expires Soon

      Some Older phones are available with less trade in.  Trading in is a lot easier than selling your phone on eBay or Craigslist.

      New iPhones 12:

      • iPhone 12: Starts at $799 (64GB), $8749 (128GB), $949 (256GB)
      • iPhone 12 Pro: Starts at $999 (128GB), $1,099 (256GB), $1,299 (512GB)
      • iPhone 12 Pro Max: Starts at $1,099 (128GB), $1,199 (256GB), $1,399 (512GB)
      • iPhone 12 Mini: 5.4" screen but same as iPhone 12! Starts at $699

      AT&T Unlimited Starter Plan

      • 1 Line $65/mon for Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, DVD Quality Streaming, Max 3Mbps data speed, No Hotspot
      • 5G Access
      • Standard Mobile Security
      • 5 lines for $150
      • Plus tax & fees

      AT&T Special Trade-In Offer: Monthly Price reflects net monthly payment, after application of AT&T trade-in credit up to $800 applied over 30 months after trade-in of eligible smartphone with min. $95 trade-in value. Requires upgrade of an existing line (or activation of a new line in stores) and purchase of a new iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max on qualifying 30 month 0% APR installment plan, subject to carrier credit qualification.

      Verizon StartUnlimited Plan

      • 1 Line $70 for Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, DVD Quality Streaming, Unlimited Hotspot (600kbps)
      • 5G Nationwide
      • Disney+ 6 month on Verizon
      • Apple Music Free for 6 months
      • Plus tax & fees

      Verizon Special Trade-in Offer: Monthly price reflects net monthly payment, after Apple instant trade-in credit at checkout, and Verizon monthly bill credits applied over 24 months. Customer must remain in the Verizon Device Payment Program for 24 months to receive the full benefit of the Verizon bill credits. Bill credits may take 1-2 bill cycles to appear. If it takes two cycles for bill credits to appear, you’ll see the credit for the first cycle on your second bill in addition to that month’s credit. Requires purchase and activation of a new iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max with the Verizon Device Payment Program at 0% APR for 24 months, subject to carrier credit qualification, and iPhone availability and limits.

      T-Mobile Essentials Plan

      • 1 line $65/month, 4 lines $105/month
      • Unlimited Talk Text and Web
      • DVD quality SD Streaming 480p
      • 3G Mobile hotspot
      • T-Mobile Tuesdays
      Sales tax in: Most States
      Posted: March 3, 2021 12:01 AM PST


    • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

      Expiring Today: Verizon Up Rewards Members: $70 off JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker $50.00 + Free Shipping

      Verizon Up Rewards Members: $70 off JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker, for a limited time, while supplies last.

      Verizon iOS AppAndroid

      • From the My Verizon App, tap on the upper left drop down menu
      • Select Verizon Up icon
      • Find the offer under "Bonus Rewards" or "More Rewards"
      • Claim the current offer: $70 off JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker
      • Scroll Down  to find:  Unique Promo Code
      • Copy code then Click Shop Now to order JBL speaker
      Sales tax in: Most States
      Posted: March 2, 2021 10:04 AM PST


    • Post by: Posted by Team DealRUS

      Expiring Today: Samsung Qi Wireless Charger and UV Sanitizer Sale $29.99 + Free Shipping

      Amazon has a Samsung Qi Wireless Charger and UV Sanitizer Sale, $29.99 - Free Shipping. Expires: 3/5/2021 - Highly Rated at 4.5 out of 5 stars.

      • Intuitive Design. Simply close the lid and press the button to disinfect for 10 minutes. Sanitation will stop automatically when the lid is open to ensure safety.
      • Approved high germicidal efficiency. 99% sanitation effect. Tested by world-leading inspection and testing companies, Intertek and SGS UV-C light effectively kills up to 99% of harmful germs and bacteria, including E. Coli, Staphylococcus , and Candida albicans.
      • Smooth & Elegant. During sanitization, the magnetic cover keeps the sanitizer sealed, giving stability to users, while the rubber stopper cushions the impact and buffers noise when opening and closing the case.
      • Sanitize and Charge at the same time. UV Sanitizer with Wireless charging utilizes Qi Wireless Technology to fast-charge your smartphone.
      • Sanitize your daily items. Kill germs of not only your smartphone but also for various items, such as glasses and accessories.
      • Packaging includes: UV Sanitizer with Wireless charging, USB Type-C Cable, User Manual (Wall Charger NOT included)
      Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
      Posted: March 1, 2021 11:59 PM PST


    • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

      iPhone SE 2020 64GB Straight Talk Sale $249.00 + Free Shipping

      Black Friday price. Walmart has an iPhone SE 2020 64GB Straight Talk Sale, $249.00 Free Shipping. Expires Soon - Black or Red or White - rated 4.3 out of 5 stars.  $50 lower if you activate in store.

      Powerful little iPhone with NO contract! Limit 2

      • LTE Prepaid Smartphone
      • 4" Display
      • Multi-touch display
      • 12-megapixel iSight camera
      • iOS 14 support

      On a budget?

      Straight Talk iPhone 7 32GB Black $159 Free Shipping ($649)

      Phone Cards

      Straight talk $35 Unlimited 30 day Plan with 3GB of high speed data $45 for 25GB Sales tax in: Most States
      Posted: February 28, 2021 11:59 PM PST


    • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

      Google Pixel 4a 128GBw/ 5G Xfinity Sale $249.99 + Free Shipping

      Xfinity.com has the new Google Pixel 4a 128GBw/ 5G Xfinity Sale for $249.99 with Free Shipping. It sells out from time to time. Must be an Xfinity customer.

      Xfinity Mobile plans by the Gig or $45/line for Unlimited.

      • Great Value, no need to pay $700-$1000 for an expensive flagship phone!
      • If your phone stopped getting monthly security updates, it is time for a new phone

      It does not have all the latest bells and whistles but does the job at half the price of top of the line phones. No waterproofing, so use a good case. cnet Review calls it a feature rich budget smartphone

      Google Pixel phones get all the latest updates and do not have junkware installed. Comes with 3 years of OS and security updates] and the custom-built Titan M chip.

      • 5.8" Screen
      • 5G capable cell phone gives you an extra boost of speed[2] so you can download a movie in seconds,[3] enjoy smooth streaming in ultra clear HD, play games at home and on the go,[4] and even share your 5G speed with friends[5]
      • The all day battery can last up to 48 hours with Extreme Battery Saver[6]
      • Your phone will automatically receive the latest OS and security updates for at least 3 years;[7] the custom-made Titan M chip helps secure the operating system and sensitive data, like passwords
      • Take vibrant photos on your phone even in the dark with Night Sight, bring studio-quality light to your pictures of people with Portrait Light; and get more scenery and people in the shot with the rear-facing ultrawide lens
      • With Call Screen, Google Assistant filters out detected spammers without interrupting you and provides helpful information about callers you don’t recognize before you answer your phone[8]
      • With HD Google Duo screen sharing, you can read articles, watch live sports, and video chat with friends and family[9]
      • Phone includes a 3.5 mm audio jack for maximum flexibility, so it works with the wired or Bluetooth headphones you already have

       

      Sales tax in: Most States
      Posted: February 27, 2021 11:32 AM PST


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  8. iPhone or Android: Making the Best Choice – Part One

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  9. Which Tablet to Buy

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    Tablets are one of the hottest products on the market. Which tablet is right for you? When you consider all of the features they offer, you can understand why so many people are using them to not only supplement their laptops but also to replace them entirely. Indeed, the trusty tablet is predicted to outsell laptops by 2016, and some say the laptop is already well on its way out.

    But what’s so great about tablets, you ask. Well, let’s take a quick look at some important features:

    • Instant On – no waiting for lengthy boot-ups
    • Versatility – Entertainment, Games, Videos, Music, Content, eBooks, Web browsing, emails
    • Easily transported and light-weight
    • App Stores make it easy to add programs
    • Less worries with regards to security, configurability
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