Even if it didn’t happen to you personally, you’ve surely heard about someone, a friend or relative of yours, who bought a stolen phone online. The truth is that this may happen to everyone. If you want to avoid such a situation then the new app from CTIA, a nonprofit organization representing the US wireless communication industry, may come as a remedy for accidental purchase of stolen used phones.
Yesterday Verizon introduced its new unlimited plan which allows customers to get unlimited data, text and calls for just $80 per month. However, no matter how tempting the new deal may look like, it’s better to check and compare other limitless options the mobile market is full of. To make your purchase decision a bit easier we’ve prepared a special comparison of unlimited plans offered by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
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.
With two-year contracts gone, it’s now so much easier to upgrade to a new phone. You can do so every year or in some instances even more often than that. Most users are over the moon about this but there is a dark side to frequent upgrades. Unless you trade in your old phone, which is not always required by the way, chances are that you already have a pile of old devices you will no longer use. Tossed aside and forgotten, they gather dust in a far corner of a drawer until one day you decide to do spring cleaning and get rid of your old stuff. Your first impulse might be to throw everything in a trashcan but it’s not a good idea. If you want to do something good with your old used phone, here’s a responsible way to dispose of it.
The end of the year is traditionally the time when we sum up the last 12 months to see what went great and what’s better to forget. We do this with regard to basically all aspects of our life and as it happens, smart technology has become its integral part so it deserves a special evaluation as well. 2016 was very prolific in smartphones. Some devices were great, just as expected, others not so much. You could probably find a model or two that should have never been launched and a few handsets which should go down in history at the coolest phones released in 2016. Since we are pretty positive folks, let’s focus on the latter.
More and more customers are choosing to buy holiday’s gifts online rather than go to a brick and mortar stores and it’s no wonder. This method of shopping is easy, very convenient and save time. The selection of products is virtually limitless and you don’t even have to leave your house to pick up the item – it will be shipped to you, in some cases at no additional cost. However, many people forget that in addition to all the benefits of online shopping, there are also many dangers such as identity theft. Holiday season is the time when customers shop more and yet are less careful since they have other things on their mind. Here’s a short guide on how to shop online this holiday season and don’t get screwed.
Holidays are just around the corner so if you haven’t done that already, it’s now time to start writing letters to Santa. Don’t know what to ask the jolly fellow in red? If so, you’re not the only one, since possibilities are virtually endless. However, if you are considering a new smartphones, we might we able to help you a little bit with choosing the model. Here are top five smartphones to buy as a gift this holiday season, but be aware they won’t be cheap.
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.
Those who thought that 2015 was full of great cheap Android smartphones were surely surprised by choices in this niche offered in 2016. This year we could witness premieres of handsets like the Moto G4, ZTE Axon 7, OnePlus 3 and many others. All of them are devices that can compete with the latest flagship smartphones in terms of specs and design, but simultaneously cost half of their prices.
We often recommend cheap phones as an alternative to more expensive units. In many cases such devices come with attractive design, decent specs and up-to-date software and can easily compete with more pricey models. Sometimes, however, the only benefit of getting yourself a cheap phone is that it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and besides a low price, there’s really nothing to get excited about. These are some of the cheap Android phones that you keep distance and shouldn’t buy, even these are heavily discounted during Cyber Monday event.
There comes a time when your baby boy or girl tosses his or her toys aside and demands access to adult stuff. You may still have a few years to think about what car you are going to buy them, but there are a number of devices even a very young child can use, for instance phones. However, if you want to avoid disappointment, tears, arguments or bigger trouble, there are a few things to consider before buying a first cell phone for your child.
A month ago Samsung announced that it was recalling Galaxy Note 7 phablets and urged users who had bought the device to return it to stores. It was Samsung’s reaction to reports about users being injured as a result of the phone overheating or even exploding while charging. It turned out that the problem was due to faulty batteries and the only responsible answer was to recall the Note 7. The thing is, though, that a significant number of defective devices are still unaccounted for and chances are high that they already have or soon will hit second-hand smartphone market. Here’s how to recognize a non-explosive phone if you are planning to buy a used Galaxy Note 7.
Carriers try to do their best to make sure that smartphone users have signal even in the most remote areas but there’s only so much they can do. According to a study carried out in Scandinavia, proves that performance of your phones depends on only on actual cellular signal but also on the model of your device. Better yet, even the way you hold your smartphone can affect the quality of your call or data service. Wondering which phone to buy to get the best signal service? Here’s the answer.
Every year is the same – as soon as a new iPhone is out, rumors regarding the next model start popping up making you wish it was here already. By mid-summer anticipation is so high that you start counting days to launch. Then September arrives, Apple announces a new iPhone and… websites go down or the device sells out faster than you can say pre-order. This year is no different. In fact, it seems that this year is worse than ever as it appears to be impossible to get the hottest variants of the iPhone 7 if you haven’t reserved a unit earlier. While the Jet Black iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus are indeed hard to come by, there are a few tricks you try to buy the device today.
The iPhone 7 is finally official and already available for pre-order with launch date scheduled for September 16, which is this Friday. Although the phone doesn’t offer any dramatic upgrades over the iPhone 6S, it may be a good option for users who are looking for a slightly refreshed design and a few improvements, especially since it costs exactly the same as its predecessor. Speaking of the predecessor, unless you are going to use two phones at once, you are probably wondering where to sell your device to get a generous portion of its value back. Here are a few places to buy and sell an old iPhone to get the best return on your dollar.
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.
It goes without saying that the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is an incredible device. It comes with a beautiful design, top-notch specs and about as up-to-date operating system as you can ask for today. There’s a little (or not so little) problem with the phone, though – it’s not cheap. In fact, with a price tag of over $850, it’s one of the most expensive devices that are currently available on the market. However, there are a bunch of cool phablets that are way cheaper than the new Galaxy Note 7 if you need a device with a large screen.
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.
Do you ever get nostalgic thinking about late 90ties and all those awesome games we played then? Unfortunately, many of the best games of that era sunk into oblivion as a result of smart technology development which opened new possibilities for gamers. But guess what? A new version of one of the most popular games of that time, Pokemon, is back and taking world by storm. Of course, it requires a smartphone, so if you don’t have it and want to try the game you might need to get yourself one. Don’t worry, you don’t need a flagship phone to play Pokemon Go, a cheap basic model will do just fine. Here are some budget Android phones and iPhones that will allow you to play Pokemon Go.