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Smartphone and Data Plan Guide for 2014

The cost of monthly cell phone service is dropping. The change for your wallet is the best since the last big wave of discounting 15 years ago. Plans and services are morphing in many different directions all at once. That makes saving money more complicated and requires you to decide ...

Republic Wireless offers cheaper smartphone

Looking for new ways to save money on wireless service? There's a service I've talked about before called Republic Wireless that I am now ready to tell you is a real deal. Republic Wireless offers truly unlimited talk, text, and web for $25 a month -- no contract. The way ...

Free replacement for cracked phone screens

Free replacement for cracked phone screens

Ever cracked the screen on your phone? Now there's hope for the hopelessly clumsy.

$25 smartphone is coming

Forget about the latest iPhone or the newest Samsung Galaxy. The hottest smartphone of 2014 could be one that costs as little as $25! Mozilla has teamed up with Chinese manufacturer Spreadtrum to announce a $25 smartphone. The technological breakthrough that will allow such a cheap yet fully featured phone ...

5G and a $50 Android are coming

The U.S. is now on a smartphone price curve…and the future of your cell service includes 5G and a $50 Android. According to various industry blogs, Google is developing a $50 Android. Think about the price points on their devices; they’ve quickly gone from the Nexus 5 at $350 to ...

AT&T/Verizon price war means big savings for you

AT&T/Verizon price war means big savings for you

There's a price war going on among the Big 4 in the cellphone world...and you're the winner. You could save up to $1,200 a year!

Freedom Pop cuts its rates

It seems like every week brings another rate cut on smartphone service. Here’s the latest round of price drops that can save you big bucks.   There’s a very controversial cell provider called Freedom Pop that launched new rate plans today. I should preface this by noting that some of ...

Capable Android smartphones at dirt cheap prices

2014 is poised to be the breakthrough year for capable non-contract Androids that are dirt cheap. Google will be the key influencer in this trend with its Moto G phone. The Moto G is a non-contract smartphone with 4.5-inch screen that's available for $179 through Amazon and other retailers. Huawei ...

Scratch Wireless: Free smartphone plan

Here's another new option for FREE text, talk, and unlimited data on your smartphone from a startup out of Boston. I told you recently about the offer of limited free smartphone service from FreedomPop. Now a new company called Scratch Wireless that launched in October 2013 has another offer. Research ...

A Windows laptop that becomes an Android tablet?

As I walk around CES looking at all these amazing TVs, I can't help but note the irony. I'm that guy who doesn't watch TV as a general rule. When the Super Bowl is over, I won't watch TV again until the NFL kicks off in September. Football is the ...

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