If you are a smart technology enthusiast, there’s probably no greater pleasure than unboxing a new smartphone, especially if it’s the device of your dreams. Wait! Actually, there is. It’s when together with the handset you get some cool freebies. Last month at MWC a bunch of awesome smartphones were announced and a number of them are offered with a little surprise. Here are the best deals on phones that come bundled with free accessories.
Have an old phone sitting forgotten in a draw or closet? Better think twice before throwing it away or donating to charity as these are just two of the many ways to get rid of old unwanted electronic devices. Remember that no matter how old your phone may be, either it is a regular flip cell phone or one of the first iPhones, you may always try to squeeze some cash out of it. There will be always someone on the internet who may be potentially interested in buying it. Here’s a short guide on how to get the most money from your old phones. Remember the more cash you manage to get for you old phone, the less you will pay for the new one.
Galaxy S7 is now in stock and ready to ship at any major carrier, wondering if you should you upgrade from Galaxy S6?
The Samsung Galaxy S7 was announced last month at MWC in Barcelona and was available for pre-order almost immediately, two days later to be more precise. While many of you probably took the opportunity and reserved a unit to make sure that you get the phone as soon as it starts shipping, a substantial number of users waited for the day Samsung’s latest addition to the Galaxy S family arrives in stores. That day is today. The Galaxy S7 is now in stock and ready to ship at any major US carrier and a few retailers, but should you upgrade from the Galaxy S6?
Few simple steps to make your smartphone safe and secure whether it is a cheap or expensive flagship phone
Long time ago, when cell phones served to make phone calls and send texts, no one really worried about security. After all, the worst that could happen when your phone got lost or stolen is that you would lose a few phone numbers. However, about five years ago phones became smart and slowly started to replace computers not only for entertainment but also for some serious work that involves sensitive data. To protect such information, smartphone makers equip their products with a number of features, but you as a user can also increase the safety of your phone. Here are a few simple steps to make your smartphone safe and secure whether it is a cheap or expensive flagship phone.
Every year more and more people are buying used phones. It’s a very smart practice for a number of reasons; however, buying second-hand devices also comes with some inconveniences such as the uncertainty regarding the handset’s condition. Usually, a used device will have a few scrapes and scratches on the body which can happen as a result of normal everyday usage. However, some may also stink really bad. If you bought a used phone and you are wondering how to remove cigarette odor from it, here’s what you can do.
Thousands of users and experts around the world impatiently counted days until Mobile World Congress 2016 and now that the show is over, it’s time for a summary. As always, dozens of popular electronics makers as well as many lesser known ones presented their latest products in Barcelona. Some of the phone were probably forgotten the moment we turned our eyes from them, while others will be on our minds until the day they finally go on sale. Today we focus on the latter, so here’s a list of the best phones introduced at Mobile World Congress 2016.
A year ago two-year contracts were the most popular form of getting a new smartphone. Not any more, though. T-Mobile was the first network to move away from lengthy agreements. It took other carriers a few years to do the same but finally, last year, Verizon removed contracts from its offer and AT&T will do so in a couple of days. At the moment Sprint is the only carrier that still offers two-year contracts but it’s just a matter of time until they disappear from this service provided as well.
One of the best things about agreements was that, thanks to subsidized prices, they allowed you to get a high-end phone at a pretty affordable cost or even for free. There are, however, a few interesting options to buy a new cheap phone now that long-term contracts are gone.
Used smartphone market has flourished in the past couple of years. Of all used devices that go back to the market to get a second life, a significant number are iPhones. However, keep in mind that all electronic devices, smartphones in particular, are exposed to many dangers which can seriously reduce their functionality. That’s why, whether you buy a used iPhone for yourself as a main or secondary device, for your kid or to resell and earn some money, always remember to check all the essential details regarding the phone’s condition, carrier status, etc. Here’s what you should pay special attention to.
Since we’re pretty much at the end of 2015, it’s the highest time to prepare the list of the best Android smartphones launched this year. Which phone deserves the title? Well, there is no simple answer here, since everything depends on what you need your new phone for. Some people are looking for an expensive stylish gadget, others want a phone with a massive, long-lasting battery. We shouldn’t also forget about those of us who seek for a photo-oriented phone, or those budget conscious customers who want a phone offering best performance to price ratio. Below we will try to present our choices for the best Android 2015 phones, that you may turn out to be a perfect holiday gift ideas.
It’s a tough life for those of us looking for a high-end smartphone, especially if you’re one of the clever ones looking for an Android. While the benefit of the open-market aspects of the Android community allow other companies to innovate freely and produce a superior product, the “drawback” is that consumers get stuck sorting out the good from the best.
We all love receiving gifts, especially such amazing as smartphones. The only thing better than getting gifts is giving them to these very special people in our lives and seeing the pure joy in their eyes when they open the box. That is if your gift is going to bring joy, because when choosing a smartphone, there are so many factors that need to be taken into account that it’s very easy to make a mistake that could turn your potentially perfect gift into an expensive slip. Here are a few suggestions on how to buy a smartphone as a gift like a pro.
Holiday shopping season is just about to begin which means that your wallet may become considerably slimmer over the next few weeks. Of course, you could knit a pair of mittens or bake a batch of gingerbread cookies and be done with gifts for the holidays but what if your husband, wife, brother, sister, mother, father or another person you love dreams about nothing more than a new phone or tablet? The disappointed look in their face could be too difficult to deal with. It doesn’t mean, however, that you need to break a bank to get a perfect present for your loved one, since buying used phones could save you big on holiday gifts. If you are not convinced that it’s a good idea, maybe the following reasons will help you make up your mind.
You obviously don’t sign a contract with a carrier with an intention of leaving it before the agreed date. Life is full of surprises, though, and at some point you may face such dilemma, be it out of necessity or simply for financial reasons. Whatever your motives, it’s easier said than done. It’s not that the process of canceling the service is so complicated. In fact it’s pretty simple. The problem is that carriers don’t like it when folks leave them early so they have their special disciplinary measures called early terminations fees, ETF for short. These can be a real pain in the neck and heavy on your wallet. Does it mean that once you sign a contract, there is no way out of it without paying a small fortune? Of course not. There are a few tricks you could try to cancel your cell phone contract without ETF expenses.
Smartphones have been at the top of gift lists for the past few years. Since the most premium devices can be pretty expensive, some priced well above $600, many consumers wait for deals and promotions to get a new phone. The vast majority of phones are sold during holiday shopping season which starts with Black Friday sales and runs through Christmas. That’s when you can find the best deals on mobile phones, tablets and other smart devices. You might already have shopping tactics that proved successful in previous seasons; however, this year will be different due to the fact that carriers are moving away from contracts. Here are seven things you will need to know to understand cell phone sales this Black Friday event.
Over that past few years, smart technology has become an integral part of our life. It is present almost everywhere you turn, including equipment that you would never think could be smart, for example refrigerators, though the first device that comes to mind when you think about smart technology is most likely a smartphone. Smartphones have been on the market long enough so that it’s safe to assume that probably everyone knows, at least more or less, what a smartphone is and how it works. However, even though smartphones hold very few secrets for an average user there are still many myths users believe that are true. To sort these things right once and for all, here are the most common facts about smartphones that are completely false.
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s fall which means that it’s this time of the year again when you will be able to find the best deals on a bunch of products such as smartphones and tablets. In less than two months the hottest shopping season of the year will begin with Black Friday followed by Cyber Monday. Here’s our short guide on what to expect on Cyber Monday 2015 and how to find the best deals.
Carriers are working hard to make sure that their coverage reaches even the most secluded spots, but despite their efforts, there are still some places where cellular connection is basically non-existent. Fear not, though. A while ago a bunch of wise folks came up with the idea of Wi-Fi calling to enable contact with the world in places with weak coverage. As of yet, it’s not a standard service on all networks; however, starting today, AT&T Wi-Fi calling feature is available for iPhone users.
People have been stealing things from other people since the beginnings of time so it’s safe to assume that we all had something stolen from us at some point in life. Losing something that belongs to you is always a painful experience, however, in some cases it may result in devastating consequences, for instance when someone gets hold of the data that defines your identity in virtual world where most of financial operations take place. Such data is stored on devices we use to enter this virtual world, for example on smartphones. As it happens, smartphones are among the most often stolen items, meaning that our virtual identity is potentially in danger all the time. We gathered a number of useful tips to protect your phone from data breach and identity theft.
Fall is probably the best season to buy iPhones, either new or used. In mid-September Apple announced a new model of its smartphone and the device goes on sale usually about a couple of weeks later. On the day a new iPhone hits the market, millions of folks line up in front of Apple Stores and other locations that sell iPhones and (im)patiently wait for their turn to get their hands on the handset. Having a brand new iPhone to play with, most of them will want to get rid of the previous model as soon as possible, even if it means selling it at a lower price. The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus hit stores last Friday, which means that chances of snagging old gen iPhones on the cheap are now better than ever.
In case you didn’t know, all models of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus bought from the Apple Store are SIM-lock free phones, which mean that can be used with any service provider that run on GSM network. But you must know they don’t come unlocked right out-of-box as you may think, you need to follow few easy steps if you want to complete the unlocking process. If you want to learn how to unlock iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, below we present a short guide on how to unlock your brand new iPhones for Verizon, Sprint and AT&T purchased from Apple Store.