All major US carriers have had those scrappy prepaid phones since ages, for folks who didn't really have the wherewithal to endure two-year contracts, or the credit history to get a subsidized expensive phone with set monthly outlays. The death of two-year contracts forced them to rethink the prepaid conundrum, too, and these are now very enticingly priced, plus the phones offered on prepaid are no longer scraping the bottom of the specs barrel.Prepaid is becoming the most competitive category in wirelessWe've compared the current prepaid offerings from each major carrier below with more detail for your convenience. These plans include unlimited talk and texts, but who's talking these days, it's the data that counts, as well as other perks. Sprint maintains the lowest unlimited data price here as well, while Verizon is no longer the most expensive carrier for prepaid, but its network offers the most expansive coverage, and a few other extras as well. Check out the current … [Read more...] about Best US carrier prepaid plans 2018: AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Verizon vs Sprint
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So, you’ve decided to join (or renew your plan with) one of the largest networks in the US. Cool… but where does one start? There are plans that can support multiple lines, some let you use your as a mobile hotspot while others don’t, some let you add a mobile Internet modem, while others don’t, and then there’s the whole carfuffle with price options, data limitations, and so on. We studied the options that Verizon provides and came up with a buying guide, which would — hopefully — help you make better sense of all the offers and pick the right one for you. So, without further ado, let’s find the plan that’s good for you! “Since when does infinity have an end and why are there two types of unlimited plans?” may be a proper question. Basically, both will give you unlimited talk, text, and data, but Beyond Unlimited has a couple of extra perks worth considering. Let’s start with taking a look at the prices: … [Read more...] about Here’s a rundown of Verizon’s current plans. Choose the best one for you!
Bell is one of the oldest mobile providers in Canada, and has become almost synonymous with the country’s telecommunications landscape. (Being named after the inventor of the telephone doesn’t hurt.) Between cell service, internet, and TV, there isn’t much in the way of telecommunications that you can’t get from Bell. But be warned, Canada is a big country with complex politics from province to province (and from territory to territory). You’ll want to check exactly what’s on offer in your region, because prices and specific services do vary.So, what can you expect from Bell, and which plans are right for you? Bell network Bell’s high network speeds are undeniable. The LTE Advanced wireless network can deliver speeds of 1 gigabit per second and is the first wireless provider in Canada to successfully do so. Theoretically, speeds can go as high as 1.5 Gbps, as they did in trials held in Mississauga, Ontario. The company offers DSL internet at … [Read more...] about Bell Canada network review – what are the best plans?
While many folks can get by with a single-SIM handset, there’s something to be said about the flexibility that is afforded to you when you have a dual-SIM device. A dual-SIM setup allows you to not only potentially have two different phone numbers but you can also have one SIM for data, another SIM for calling and text, and you can more easily travel abroad without having to remove your primary SIM card. Typically manufacturers do not make dual-SIM versions of all their phones, instead they usually create dual-SIM models for phones that are popular in international markets. Sorted by price, on this page is where you will find our list of the best dual-SIM Android phones currently available. We will keep this list up to date as new phones are released, and as always please share your thoughts on what you think the best dual sim Android phone is. Editor’s note – We will be updating this list as more dual-SIM devices hit the market. OnePlus 5T See … [Read more...] about Best dual-SIM Android phones (February 2018)
Contents > EU regulations > How to avoid data roaming charges abroad > Change your settings > Get a data bundle > Get a new SIM card > Use a MiFi > Download your maps to save on data > Turn your phone off When heading off on holiday, the last thing you need is an extra worry - but if you're not careful about data roaming charges, you could be in for a nasty surprise when your phone bill arrives at the end of the month. In this article, we show you how to avoid roaming charges when you take an iPhone abroad. As well as general phone-use tips, we discuss the EU roaming regulations which came into effect in June 2017, and explain how they affect your phone bill, and the differences between travelling inside and outside the EU. And we talk about Brexit, and how that affects things now and in the future. EU regulations Thanks to the latest incarnation of the so-called 'Eurotariff' EU roaming regulations, roaming … [Read more...] about 6 tips to avoid phone roaming charges abroad
Planning a trip abroad? If so, opting for a travel SIM card is one way to go to avoid expensive roaming fees. It lets you make calls back home and browse the web without spending a small fortune. The alternative is to get a plan from your carrier that includes international calls and data usage. We have you covered no matter which option you go for. You’ll find the best travel SIM card and international plans from the four big U.S. carriers below, along with a few tips and tricks you have to know before heading to the airport. Before you go United Patients Group There are two things to keep in mind before you go on your travel adventure. The first is that you’ll need an unlocked device to use a travel SIM card. So if you’re smartphone is locked to your carrier’s network, you likely are out of luck. You’ll either need to get it unlocked or opt for an international plan offered by your carrier, which we’ll talk about later on. The second thing is … [Read more...] about Taking your phone overseas — travel SIM cards, local SIMs, and more
Data is a precious commodity these days. The cost of using mobile web services can get high. Even if you have multiple options available, you must be smart about picking the best among the unlimited data plans available. Factors such as pricing, signal and throttling caps tend to vary significantly. In this article we will help you find the best unlimited data plans in the US. We’ve put together the best options we could find.Note: The prices listed below are for single lines. Verizon – Starting at $75/mo After years of telling folks they don’t need unlimited data, just ahead of Valentine’s Day 2017 Big Red surprised us all by reintroducing unlimited data plans after an eight year hiatus. As of June 18, 2018, Verizon is offering three different unlimited plans: GoUnlimited, BeyondUnlimited and Above Unlimited. GoUnlimited begins at $75 a month for just one line on the account, and goes down to $65 a month each for two lines, $50 a month each for … [Read more...] about Best unlimited data plans in the US
Finding the perfect cell phone plan is a pretty frustrating experience for most, but Project Fi is now doing its part to help make life a bit easier. The Google-owned MVNO has announced its ‘Bill Protection’ plan for up to 6 lines of service. As you can tell from the chart above, pricing for these new plans start at $80 per month for a single line, while going up to $275 for up to 6 lines of service. However, the best part of Project Fi’s Bill Protection is the amount of included data for each. With the Individual plan, you will pay $20 for phone calls and text messages, and then $10 per GB up to 6GB for a total of $80. However, once you reach 6GB, you won’t be forced to pay anything extra, unless you reach 15GB of total data used during your billing period. Previously, you were just stuck paying $10 per GB regardless of how much data used per month, which could end up being a rather pricey bill at the end of the month. With this Bill Protection plan, … [Read more...] about Project Fi brings a new unlimited data plan into the mix with ‘Bill Protection’
Project Fi was a great deal when it was first introduced, minus the fact that the only compatible phone was the Nexus 6. Now that carriers are re-introducing 'unlimited' plans, Project Fi's $10/GB pricing tier isn't quite as appealing as it once was. Fi has now introduced its own version of an unlimited plan, called 'Bill Protection.' Project Fi has always had the same pricing scheme - you pay $20/month for unlimited talk and text, and then every GB of data you use is $10. You're only charged for what you use, so if I hit 2.5GB in one month, my bill would be $45. This works out great for users that are almost always near a Wi-Fi network, but not so much if you use plenty of cellular data. Single users are now charged a maximum of $80/month, no matter how much data they use. Project Fi will now cap your total monthly bill at a certain amount, based on how many people are on your plan. If you have one person, your bill maxes out at $80/month. Then it's $135 for two people, $170 for … [Read more...] about ‘Bill Protection’ is Project Fi’s answer to unlimited data plans
Google's cell phone service, called Project Fi, is changing how its billing works. Previously offering a simple model of paying for whatever data you use, the plan now caps how high your bill can go if you tend to use a lot of data. This new "bill protection" comes with a catch: Google will cap your speeds if you cross a certain data threshold. The plan scales based on the number of people you have signed up, but basically, you'll still pay $10 per gigabyte of data as normal for the first few GBs you use a month. If you're on a single-person plan, your monthly bill won't go higher than $80, even if you use more than 6GB ($10 per GB plus the $20 flat fee for calls and texts). This feature is called "bill protection" and it's Google's version of the unlimited plans now offered by other major carriers. It's not truly unlimited. If you use more than 15GB, Google will start capping your speeds, though the company will let you opt out of slower speeds and pay for extra GBs above 15 at the … [Read more...] about Google’s Project Fi offers a sort of unlimited plan