There are many opinions that there’s iPhone and there’s everything else. If you do share this view then you will surely be glad to know that Virgin Mobile announced today a brand new deal for all iPhone buffs. Those looking for a great bargain on the iPhone will be soon able to buy the Apple’s handsets along with an unlimited plan for as little as $1 per month.
The iPhone X may set the standards for the next generations of iPhones, but it’s price sticker of $1,000 is more than majority of mobile enthusiasts can afford. If the iPhone X’s is too expensive for you and you don’t mind Android software, the Leagoo S9 could be a solution here. The phone offers decent specs and speaks the same design language as its premium prototype, including the infamous top notches. It will debut soon at the fraction of the iPhone X’s price.
This week WWDC delivered a wide-range of new Apple products, including iPads. A day after its official premiere both iPads Pro, the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch variants, are available for pre-order nationwide. Both devices can be reserved from Best Buy at pricing shared at the conference. To sweeten the deal the big box retailer is throwing in a gift card worth up to $50, you can spend on iPad-dedicated accessories.
Andy Rubin, the father of Android, has just unveiled its first smartphone. Called the Essential Phone, the device is a serious competitor to the Galaxy S8 LG G6. It combines a beautifully-crafted body and impressive specs. In addition, except for a full-screen display, the Essential Phone features enhanced functionality provided by modular design.
Earlier today T-Mobile has shared a news about a new switcher promo. Being a part of the carrier’s ‘summer celebration’ sale, the new deal targets at Verizon subscribers. In order to encourage Big Red’s customers to port to its network, the Un-carrier promises to pay the remaining balance on their iPhone or Pixel smartphone. The biggest advantage of the promo is that you can keep the phone and use it on T-Mobile network.
Earlier today HTC released its latest flagship – the U11. However, if you’re looking for something cheaper, then Motorola, owned by Lenovo, may have something for you. Lenovo finally made official the long rumored Moto C and Moto C Plus. Both phones are supposed to be the company’s cheapest offerings ever. Packed with some really decent specs the Moto C and Moto C Plus may be your for less than $100.
Last month Microsoft issued an official announcement on discontinuing works on Windows Phone OS. Since the system is dead, there will be no further developments, no successors to Windows 10 Mobile to compete with dominating the market Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Introduced by Satya Nadella, the new Microsoft’s strategy focuses on collaboration rather than rivalry. This is at least what the Redmond’s team tried to tell itself to explain the decision on giving up on mobile software venture.
However, we can’t forget that the Windows Phone path to failure is paved with a series of smaller successes and developments, which truth to be told Microsoft and its hardware partners have never received enough customer faith in. At the day of its debut, Windows Phone was considered the most original and innovative OS offering beating even the introduced three years earlier Apple’s iPhone. Unlike Android, the Windows Phone didn’t derive from the iconic iOS and worked fluently even on smartphones with basic tech parameters. To understand the reasons behind the Windows Phone failure we need to look back at the beginnings of this ill-fated mobile OS.
Quite recently Sony took the wraps off of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. However, surprisingly enough, the power-beast isn’t the only new offering the manufacturer prepared for us. Announced yesterday, the Xperia L1 is the second handset released this month by Sony. The phablet provides its users with a massive eye-catching screen, slim design and tempting pricing.
Earlier today we shared the news that US Cellular has just added a new affordable phone to its line-up. However, the LG K8 isn’t the only pocket-friendly Android phone to debut today as Cricket Wireless has announced to expand its inventory by the LG Fortune. Closed in a slim body shell the phone packs entry-level specs that are excused by a really affordable price tag of under $100.
Budget virtual network FreedomPop is already popular on the market for delivering plans for a cheap. Today, quite unexpectedly, the service provider launched its first own-branded smartphone which is quite unique. Called FreedomPop V7, the handset costs less than $100 and comes with a SIM card packed with free calls, free data and even free WhatsApp messages. Except for free services and darn low pricing the phone offers quite decent user experience.
It’s been a while since Archos has produced anything more than a series of little interesting budget smartphones. However, this week the French manufacturer surprised the mobile world releasing three brand new devices, a rugged tablet – Archos 101 Saphir and two affordable smartphones belonging to Graphite family that offer dual camera system. Called the Archos 50 Graphite and the Archos 55 Graphite, the phones will be launched in the second half of 2017.
Remember the iconic Nokia 3310? Do you too feel a bit nostalgic about that extremely durable and long lasting phone? If so, then you will be surely glad to know that HMD Global, the Finnish company owning the rights to Nokia’s phone brand licensing took the stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and presented the first from years full line of Nokia-branded smartphones including the relaunched Nokia 3310.
Unlimited data plans have been a hot topic over this week. Mobile carriers compete to deliver the most limitless plans and when carriers compete we – customers – win. Three days ago Verizon started a small revolution in the unlimited plans, shortly after that T-Mobile upgraded its own unlimited deal so as to meet the requirements set by Verizon. Today, Sprint is giving us another option by slashing pricing of its unlimited plan to keep the pace of T-Mobile.
When preparing our ranking of top five Android smartphones under $200, we listed the Huawei Honor 5X as an option proper to those looking for a close-to-flagship phone for cheap. With the Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Huawei have thought about all those in love and announced a special deal within which you may grab the handset for just $1. But this is just a tip of the iceberg of promotions the company prepared to celebrate love.
Just few days ago we reported about Metro PCS’ new plans and cell phones offers. This Tuesday T-Mobile’s subsidiary prepaid carrier, except for giving more data for less, began throwing in free smartphones. Today AT&T-owned Cricket Wireless kicks off with a similar deal. The provider increases its data allotment and offers free handsets to all customers who want to leave their existing carrier and switch to Cricket.
Picking up a new smartphone is one of the most exciting experiences for any smart technology enthusiasts. However, before you can fully enjoy all the cool features, there are a few things you need to do, such as decide on a carrier, choose a plan, and most importantly, activate the device. Sprint, like other service providers, allows customers to activate their phones in a couple of ways. This is how you can do it without getting off the couch.
Buying a new phone is lots of fun, for the most part, anyway. Just imagine opening the box, taking your shining dream phone out and then having hours of pure joy of testing and experimenting. Even buying used or refurbished devices is a very pleasant experience. However, there’s one very important step you have to take before you can start using your phone – the handset must be activated or else you won’t be able to do a thing. This is how you can active your phone on Verizon.
Heavy duty Duraforce Pro is now for sale at Verizon featuring Sapphire Shield display and upgraded 3GB RAM
Some of us value reliability over top-notch gadgets. If you belong to this group of customers and you’re looking for a durable smartphone, we have something that may interest you. Verizon Wireless has just expanded it lineup of rugged phones by another device – the Kyocera DuraForce Pro. Although the carrier isn’t the first one to offer this model, it’s the only one in the US to sell the phone equipped with Sapphire Shield and 3GB RAM.
It’s been a while since we have seen a Nokia-branded phone as over two years ago the Finnish company’s mobile phone unit was acquired by Microsoft. Since then, the new owner has been launching phones under its own name. It’s about to change, though, and very soon we will be seeing Nokia logo again. A new company called HMD Global just pre-announced two basic Nokia phones that cost less than $30.
With never-ending lists of gifts we need to buy for this holidays, we start to look for some savings to make our budget suffer a bit less. We all surely agree that one of most irritating costs we have to pay when shopping online is a shipping fee that increases the overall costs of purchase quite noticeably. Therefore, getting a free delivery with all those online orders will be undoubtedly a smart way of reducing our holiday spending.