It wasn’t a bad relationship at all, but looking at how fast Republic Wireless was developing over the last couple of years, it was pretty obvious that one day the mobile virtual network operator would start functioning on its own, apart from its parent company Bandwidth. That day is today. Republic CEO Chris Chuang announced that as of today, the company becomes independent and to celebrate this huge step will be offering a free cell phone service.
Black Friday has come and gone which means that right now hundreds of thousands of people who managed to find what they wanted are overcome with joy. However, as it always happens, not everyone was able to get what they were looking for. If that person is you, there’s not need to worry and feel disappointed. With such customers in mind, 11 years ago Cyber Monday was launched, which is basically the same as Black Friday, only it takes place on Monday (obviously).
Refurbished phones market is expanding pretty fast and no wonder – such devices are often in perfect condition, so you can’t even tell that they were once used, yet they are way cheaper than brand new models. Moreover, such practice is great for the environment. You can buy reconditioned phones from every major retailer such as eBay or Amazon and a number of manufacturers, for instance Apple, have their own refurbished devices programs. Some carriers are also offering reconditioned smartphones. If, however, you are in the market for a cheap phone tied with free service, then FreedomPop is the place to go to, as the MVNO went green and now offers refurbished phones.
In case you’re hunting for a solid and affordable Android smartphone, Amazon may have something you may want to take a close look at. Right now the big retailer is selling the Nexbit Robin for only $169. At the time of its market debut the phone was priced at $399.99, which means that Amazon allows us to save $230. For that money we will get a capable smartphone whose functionality reaches far beyond basic tasks.
With Black Friday kicking off in just tomorrow, we already know all the deals from the US major carriers. This year’s shopping feast seems to be a big one, as T-Mobile prepared for us incredibly hot deals on iPhones, while Verizon is slashing the price of the Galaxy S8 by half. But which of the carriers have the most lucrative deals? Let’s take a closer look and compare Black Friday deals prepared by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Cricket and US Cellular.
If you are looking for a smartphone with a decent set of specs at a budget-friendly price, a ZTE offering might be a good choice. Especially worth your attention, at least in the US, is the Axon series which includes a few models, all of which are available unlocked. Last week the family got expanded with a new member as at IFA in Berlin ZTE announced the cheapest smartphone in the Axon lineup.
Like we’ve mentioned numerous times before, quality has its price, hence the most premium smartphones can cost a fortune. If you are in the market for the latest Android phone with all the bells and whistles on board, you probably should do some serious saving before, since such device could put a huge dent in your budget. However, if you could do with slightly more modest specs, for instance slower processor or lower screen resolution, there’s a bunch of options that will offer great value for a low price.
Prices of the brand new flagship phones can make your head spin, hence many users look for other purchase options. For example, you can wait for some sort of promotion or special deal, but it might be a long wait with no guarantee of a satisfying price. You can also choose to buy a used model from an independent seller but this method is not risk-free either. There’s also a third option which by many smartphone users is considered the best – buying refurbished devices. There are a bunch of places where you can find refurbished phones but if you are in the market for one of Samsung’s high-end handsets, soon you will be able to buy factory refurbished Galaxy phones directly from the manufacturer.
Carrier’s rivalry for new subscribers seems to be endless. Just two days ago the Magenta network revamped its offer by getting rid of all its plans except T-Mobile One with truly unlimited data. Today, following the T-Mobile’s policy Sprint announced its own alternative to One. Called Unlimited Freedom the new plan offers unlimited everything, but its slightly cheaper than the T-Mobile’s option and comes with a package of different restrictions.
BLU teases its new flagship smartphone for 2018, kicks off a giveaway so you can get one out of charge
Miami-based BLU company is a mobile manufacturer appreciated for delivering affordable phones offering a combination of modern design and great performance. After releasing several lower-end smartphones like Studio Touch and R1 HD, the mobile maker is preparing to unveil a new flagship. If to believe recent news, the BLU Pure XR will pack some high-end specs including 4GB RAM and use top quality materials like metal and glass. All these may soon be yours for less than $300, or completely out of charge if you enter the BLU giveaway contest.
Smartphone makers put a lot of effort into making each new generation of devices faster and more reliable than previous one. However, even the best smartphone in the world, wouldn’t be of much use without internet connection, since smartphones are smart only when they have access to cellular data or Wi-Fi. That said, unless you have constant access to Wi-Fi, you need to rely on your carrier for internet connection. Wondering which US carrier offers the best mobile internet experience? Here are the results of a test on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint carried out by OpenSignal.
We used to the fact that Black Friday comes as a guarantee of hot bargains on some of the most wanted electronics. This year is no exception. With the shopping feast quickly creeping on us, each day we are lavished with tones of new deals on great phones and tablets. Today T-Mobile shared the details regarding its Black Friday promos, within which you may find a really tempting Buy One Get One Free deal on the best phones available today.
Looking for a phone that will be easy on your budget? No worries, we got your back. Each day millions of mobile users search the market for a decent phone that won’t break the bank. Conscious of that, mobile manufacturers compete with each other to deliver the best option on a low budget. Knowing how much we all love savings, we did the market search and prepared a compilation of best dirt cheap phones to buy today.
Let’s be honest. We, customers, don’t like wasting our money buying products that aren’t worth it. Smartphones and cell phones are no exception here. Trying to avoid disappointment purchase, we always ask ourselves whether it’s better to buy a new phone with mid-range specs, or an older generation model with high-end hardware? Note that in terms of smartphones which have short product cycles, “older” often means “released a few months ago”. Knowing how important good quality photos are for smartphone users, we decided to take a close-up at optics on phones below $500, searching for a handset with best camera parameters for the money.
If you are following the mobile market for a while you’ve surely noticed tendency to rise prices in flagships smartphones. The top notch smartphones are getting better, faster and ynfirmore expensive each year. Released last year the Galaxy S7 debuted priced at $650, while the newest Galaxy S8 costs $750. Furthermore, if to believe the latest rumors the iPhone 8 might hit the market labeled with a MacBook-like pricing. Therefore, many of us prefer to buy a used phone than to ruin the budget with paying premium prices for new models.
Ting is not a typical service provider. It was the very first one carrier to offer the pay-for-what-you-use pricing policy. In addition to convenient payment structure, Ting surprisingly provides customers with decent selection of high-end smartphones and financing options that are missing in typical prepaid operators’ offer. So, if low monthly bill is your priority and have a cool phone, be sure that Ting will help you achieve your goal.
Last year brought us tones of changes to the mobile industry. The 2017 phone design trends included almost invisible bezels, ultra-sharp OLED displays and pro-like dual cameras. What’s particularly interesting, all those features weren’t reserved to only high-end flagship devices, as some of them come down to the budget phones. And with a new year just round the corner, a new generation of new handsets is waiting to revolutionize the mobile market.
Holiday is just round the corner and you still don’t have gifts to put under the Christmas tree? Don’t worry, if a new smartphone is on your holiday presents shopping list, Amazon has an offer that may should draw your attention. Reserved to Amazon Prime members, the new promo cuts the price of some of the hottest affordable phones by $80. Let’s take a closer look the offer.
Since the Samsung Galaxy S8 landed on the store shelves in early 2017, it should not come as a big surprise that the rumor mill has already started processing detail related to the Galaxy S9. Truth to be told the Samsung’s upcoming flagship is one of the most frequently rumored devices of the last weeks. Knowing how many emotions the Galaxy S9 evokes in all mobile buffs we’ve tried to systematize information to give you the best possible hints so as to what we can expect from the handset.
Let’s be honest, sporting the Infinity Display, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 are beautiful, but simultaneously quite expensive gadgets. Therefore, although most Android fans desire them, not everyone can afford one. Thankfully, except for the pricy Galaxy S8 or the Note 8, Samsung makes some of the best affordable handsets too. This means that you don’t need to mortgage you house to get yourself a solid and good looking Galaxy smartphone. To help you locate them, Cheap Phones prepared a list of the best cheap Galaxy phones to purchase in 2017.