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

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    Updated: 2/27/2017

    February 2017 New Unlimited Data

    AT&T Wireless has introduced a brand new unlimited wireless data offer for its new and existing customers starting 2/17/2017. Clearly AT&T's goal is to meet the competition. This does not require DirecTV.

    On 2/27/2017 they lowered the price from $100 to $90 when you get paperless billing and make automatic payments from a bank account. (Not credit card) You will get 10GB of high-speed tethering each month.

    AT&T also created an "Unlimited Choice" plan that costs $60 a month and has no data caps and overage fees. This plan does not include any tethering, and video is always reduced to about 480p resolution or a maximum bandwidth of 1.5Mbps.

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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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    • $249.99$149.99Save: $100.00 (40%)Best BuyBest Buy Coupons

      Sony Ericsson Xperia XA 4G LTE Unlocked Sale $149.99 + Free ShippingBest Buy

      Sale. Best Buy has an entry level Sony Ericsson Xperia XA Unlocked 4G LTE Smartphone Sale for $149.99 + Free Shipping. $199 from amazon. Highly rated at 4 out of 5 stars.

      This smartphone will work on GSM Networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile.

      We recommend that you assess plan pricing based on how much data you use per month (not from Wi-Fi) to find the best value for you. The average users tend to not use more than 2GB/mo.

      Reviews on the Sony Xperia XA:

      Tech Radar editor, has reviewed this smartphone.

      Xperia XA Pros:

      • Android 6
      • Large 5in screen
      • 2 Ghz Quad core Processor
      • Low price
      • 4G LTE
      • Long battery life
      • Memory Card Slot
      • Powerful 13MP Rear facing Camera

      Cons:

      • 1280x720 resolution

      If you are looking for more powerful smartphones, check out some of our other smartphone deals.

      Sony Xperia XA Specifications:

      • 4G LTE-enabled
      • Android 6 Kitkat
      • 5-inch display with Bravia Engine 2, 1280x720
      • Quad-core 2 GHz processor
      • Wireless-B Wi-Fi networking
      • 13-MP camera; full HD 1080p camcorder
      • 16GB Internal Storage
      • 2GB Ram
      • Expandable microSDXC slot (up to 128GB)
      • Near field communication (NFC)
      Sales tax in: Most States
      Posted: April 27, 2017 8:00 PM PDT


    • $249.99$159.99Save: $90.00 (36%)B&H PhotoB&H Photo Coupons

      Motorola Moto G Plus 4th Gen Unlocked Sale $159.99 + Free ShippingB&H Photo

      B&H Photo has the Motorola Moto G plus (4th Gen) 5.5in Unlocked Smartphone Sale Priced with 16GB for $159.99, Free Shipping. Highly rated at 4.1 out of 5. Rated King of the budget phones.

      This phone is one of the cheapest high performance unlocked smartphones available. You can also use this phone using Wi-Fi without a plan. Perfect for those on AT&T or T-Mobile. Just pop in your Sim card.

      Important Information:

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

      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

      Consider purchasing an unlocked cell phone if you are on AT&T or T-Mobile and want a new Smartphone without a contract. Unlocked Smartphones allow you to subscribe to low cost carriers mentioned below and function internationally, so you can use the same phone abroad.

      Learn: No-Contract Plans, Unlocked Smartphones

      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 Smartphones article to learn what it means to have an "Unlocked" Smartphone.

      The Plus and Minus of the Moto G 5th Edition Smartphone

      Plus

      • 4G LTE
      • up to 2.0 GHz octa-core processor,
      • Fingerprint reader
      • Low Price
      • Big 5.5 inch IPS screen
      • Unlocked
      • microSD Slot up to 128GB
      • 12 MP HD camera
      • Android 6

      Wireless Networks in the US Version

      • GSM/GPRS/EDGE
        • Bands: (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
      • UMTS/HSPDA up to 21 Mbps
        • Bands:(850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)
      • US GSM model: Optimized to work with 3G (UMTS/HSPA+) networks when operating inside the US. 3G coverage may be limited when roaming outside the US.
      • Global GSM model: Optimized to work with 3G (UMTS/HSPA+) networks when roaming outside the US.

      Motorola Moto G Plus 4th Gen USA Specifications

      • 5.5" TFT 1920 x 1080 Display
      • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 2.0 GHz octa-core CPU
      • 650 MHz Adreno 506 GPU
      • 32GB storage
      • Gorilla Glass 3
      • 16MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture (5MP front)
      • 2GB RAM
      • 4G LTE Connectivity
      • micro-SIM
      • Android 4.4.x
      Sales tax in: NJ, NY
      Posted: April 26, 2017 1:00 PM PDT


    • $13.00$5.03Save: $7.97 (61%)AmazonAmazon Coupons

      AUKEY Car Mount Air Vent Phone Holder $5.03 + Free ShippingAmazon

      Amazon has a AUKEY Car Mount Air Vent Magnetic Phone Holder, $5.03 after Coupon Code: AUMOUNT1 - free shipping $35 or with Prime. Expires Soon - Highly Rated at 4.3 out of 5 stars.

      • For iPhone 7, 6S, Plus, Samsung and Other Android, Windows Smartphones
      • Ultra-strong magnetic car mount holds your phone securely in place when you are driving
      • Easily place and remove your phone from magnetic base subtly mounted in your car’s AC vent
      Promo Code: AUMOUNT1
      Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
      Posted: April 25, 2017 8:58 AM PDT


    • $42.98$0.99Save: $41.99 (97%)FreedomPopFreedomPop Coupons

      100% Free Mobile Phone Service SIM Card $0.99 + Free ShippingFreedomPop

      Lowest price ever. Freedom Pop 100% Free Mobile Phone Service with 3-in-1 SIM Kit, $0.99, free shipping. No annual contract. Just plug into your unlocked GSM smartphone. A great deal for those with lesser use requirements or when travelling Internationally.

      Freedompop items

      • 3-In-1 Domestic 4G LTE SIM Kit
      • FreedomPop Premium Plus Trial

      Their Premium service plan is Free first month, $27.99/month thereafter if you do not call to cancel or downgrade. Unlimited talk, text, 1GB 4G LTE High speed data on Sprint's network.

      • Cancel the BEFORE the Premium trial is over to avoid charges

      We suggest you downgrade from Premium to FreedomPop's 100% Free Plan with:

      • 200 Voice Minutes
      • 500 Texts
      • 200MB free per month

      Learn: No-Contract Plans

      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.

      Sales tax in: Most States
      Posted: April 25, 2017 12:00 AM PDT


    • $249.99$29.99Save: $220.00 (88%)FreedomPopFreedomPop Coupons

      LG Tribute 1 LTE No Contract - Free Service $29.99 + Free ShippingFreedomPop

      Price Drop. FreedomPop has a Certified Pre-Owned B-Stock LG Tribute 1 LTE No Contract Smartphone - Free Cell Service, $29.99 free shipping. No annual contract. A great deal for those with lesser use requirements.

      We suggest you downgrade from Premium to FreedomPop's 100% Free Plan with 200 Voice Minutes, 500 Texts & 500MB free per month at any time, if it handles your needs.

      • 100% Free Basic Plan - 500 texts, 200 mins, and 500MB
      • Premium Unlimited Plans up to 80% off other carriers
      • Unlimited Talk, Text, and 2GB data - $24.99/mo
      • No contract. No commitment. Cancel anytime.

      Their Premium service plan is Free first month, $19.99/month thereafter. Cancel beforehand. Unlimited talk, text, 1GB 4G LTE High speed data on Sprint's network.

      Learn: No-Contract Plans

      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.

      LG Tribute 1 LTE Specifications

      • 4.5in 800x480 Display
      • 1.2Ghz Quad Core Processor
      • 1GB RAM Memory
      • 4GB Storage
      • MicroSD Memory Card Slot (Up to 32GB)
      • 5Mpixel Rear Camera - 1.3Mpixel Front camera
      • Android 4.4
      Sales tax in: Most States
      Posted: April 24, 2017 12:00 AM PDT


    • $150.00$99.99Save: $50.01 (33%)AmazonAmazon Coupons

      Moto G 4th Gen Play Unlocked 16GB Phone Sale $99.99 + Free ShippingAmazon

      Prime Members. Amazon has a Motorola - MOTO G4 Play 4G LTE with 16GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) Sale Priced for $99.99 Free shipping. No contract or commitment. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars.

      Compatible with CDMA and GSM carriers, including Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile

      The Moto G4 is simply the best phone priced sub $150 according to CNet.
      This phone is one of the cheapest high performance unlocked smartphones available. (Review) You can also use this phone using Wi-Fi without a plan.

      Moto G Play 4th Gen Pluses

      • Low Price
      • 4G LTE
      • 16GB
      • Quad-Core Speed

      Motorola Moto G 4th Specifications

      • 5" TFT 1280 x 720 Display
      • 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
      • 450MHz graphics processor
      • 16GB storage (expandable)
      • 8MP rear camera (1.3 front)
      • MicroSD Slot
      • 2GB RAM
      • 4G LTE Connectivity
      • Android 6
      • 1 year warranty
      Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
      Posted: April 23, 2017 12:00 AM PDT


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

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    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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