Tag Archive: iPhone

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

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    Updated: 1/13/2017

    Last updated January 2017 to reflect price incrase.

    AT&T Wireless raised the price on grandfathered Unlimited data plans by $5 in December, 2015 from $30 to $35.  And by another $5 from $35 to $40 in March 2017. What do you think they will do in March 2018?

    2 Year plans ended January 8, 2016.

    AT&T Wireless rolled out a new Mobile Share Advantage Plan on August 22, 2016 with lower data costs but higher per device fees.  Our analysis below has been updated to reflect this.

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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  5. How to Buy the iPhone 6 without Lining Up

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    Introduction

    Everyone has been talking about the iPhone 6. 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? (more…)

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

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    • $30.00$4.69Save: $25.31 (84%)AmazonAmazon Coupons

      KEY 3.3' Apple Certified Cable & Car Charger $4.69 + Free ShippingAmazon

      Amazon has a KEY 3.3' Apple MFi Certified Lightning Cable and Car Charger, $4.69 free shipping. Expires Soon

       

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      JBL - Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Speakers $74.99 + Free ShippingHarman

      Harman has a JBL - Charge 2+ Portable Bluetooth Recertified Speaker Sale, $74.99 free shipping and returns. Expires Soon - In various colors. Highly Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. $149 new at amazon.

      Listen to your music or videos on the go with this JBL Charge 2+ speaker that connects to most Bluetooth-enabled devices for easy access to your music library. The built-in bass port delivers thumping lows.

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      iPhone 6 Plus Refurbished 16GB Sale $274.99 + Free ShippingeBay

      Price drop. Over 2200 bought. eBay (mobilepros1, 138,000 feedback) has a no contract iPhone 6 Plus Refurbished 16GB Smartphone Sale $274.99 free shipping. Tax only in FL. 30 day returns.

      Learn: No-Contract Plans, Unlocked Smartphones

      Perfect for T-Mobile, StraightTalk or AT&T Wireless. Add a line or replace and older phone.

      Choosing the right plan for you is time consuming and can also be a hassle. We've done the research and you may save over $1,000 each year! Be sure to check out our no-contract Smartphone plan article: How to Find the Best No Contract Smartphone Plans where we compare all of the major network carriers. Check out our How to Buy an Unlocked iPhone article to learn what it means to have an "Unlocked" Smartphone.

      About Apple iPhone 6 Plus:

      The Apple iPhone 6 Plus comes with a new faster Apple A8 processor (ironically made by Samsung) and runs on iOS 9. It has a a longer, larger 5.5" Retina display with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. Cnet calls the redesign "sharp, slim, and feather-light."

      Apple iOS 10 includes Airdrop, Siri, Family Sharing, QuickType Keyboard and more.

      However the iPhone 6 Plus's new improved Lightning connector makes older docks and chargers obsolete. On the plus side, the new connector is a bit smaller, a little more rugged and easier to use than the previous one.

      Reviews:
      CNet gives the Apple iPhone 6 Plus a 4 out of 5 rating.

      Apple iPhone 6 Plus Specifications:

      • 8Mpixel iSight rear camera f2.2, 1.2Mpixel Facetime camera
      • Optical image stabilization
      • 1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps)
      • Apple A8 quad-core 1.30GHz processor
      • Apple M8 motion coprocessor
      • iOS 10
      • 5.5" Retina HD 1920x1080 resolution touchscreen
      • Bluetooth 4.0
      • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
      • NFC
      • upto 24 hr talk time on 3G, upto 16 days standby
      • 6.07 ounces

      Low Cost Service Plan with Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data

      T-Mobile offers a web exclusive pre-paid plan great for unlocked phones:

      • $40/mo for Unlimited Talk & Text with 3GB of LTE Data

      Straight Talk, a prepaid carrier that is owned by Tracfone and Walmart, sells micro SIM cards for the that cost $14.99 + Free Shipping.  You can pop these into any AT&T-compatible, T-Mobile-compatible, or unlocked GSM phone.

      • $45 a month buys you unlimited talk, text and 5GB high speed data with no contract or credit check
      Sales tax in: Depends on seller
      Posted: January 20, 2017 12:00 AM PST


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    Hardware, durability and cost are not the only considerations that go into deciding between an Android or iPhone.

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

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    Android vs iPhone                           VS                  Android vs iPhone

    It’s the debate that only gets more intense as smartphone ownership nears 50 percent of the American populace — which phone is right for me? Android or iPhone?

    Choosing the right device can be a tough decision. After all, given a two-year commitment requirement with a mobile provider, the device you choose can be with you for quite a while unless you want to pay a hefty early termination fee.

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