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    The Top 10 Best Prepaid and No Contract Plans of 2017

    It’s been quite a winter for the wireless industry. The big four carriers engaged in an unlimited plan war that has changed the face of postpaid plans. But why bother with postpaid anymore? You can save money with prepaid plans and get more bang for your buck — and after the unlimited mayhem, they’ve only gotten […]

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    AT&T Now Has an Unlimited (Kind of) Data Plan for Prepaid GoPhone Users

    With T-Mobile bringing their unlimited data plan to prepaid through MetroPCS not too long ago, it’s not too surprising that AT&T is now doing the same with their prepaid GoPhone plans. AT&T has announced new unlimited and 6 GB plans for their prepaid customers, although there are similar restrictions to their lower cost postpaid Unlimited Choice […]

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    ZTE Blade V8 Pro Review: Beyond Mid-Range

    ZTE’s best known in the US for making budget phones for budget carriers. But over the past couple years, the Chinese manufacturer’s built a solid reputation for making quality, affordable pseudo-flagships with its line of Axon unlocked handsets. With the Blade V8 Pro (a mouthful, indeed), ZTE is aiming squarely for the mid-range Android market, […]

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    AT&T Tries to Lure Folks in With New Unlimited Plans – Again

    Just a couple weeks ago, AT&T joined the unlimited data plan fray by making their unlimited data plan available to all new customers — previously, you were required to have DirecTV service, too. But, AT&T is convinced that their acquisition of DirecTV gives them a competitive edge. They’re now using their new video services to entice […]

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    Nokia 3310 is Back and It Still Plays Snake

    As was foretold by prophecy (leak, whatever), the king is returning. The famously indestructible Nokia 3310 is getting a re-release, a fresh new paint job, and preloaded games that, if we’re being real, are still better than the ones preloaded on smartphones today. As you can see, the Nokia 3310 is still not a smartphone. […]

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    The Alcatel A5 LED is Your New Go-To Party Smartphone

    As we’ve noted often, it is really, really difficult to make an Android smartphone stand out. Well, to say the least, Alcatel has managed to do so at Mobile World Congress. They’ve just announced the A5 LED, a smartphone with its back covered in flashing LED lights. Might as well be the official smartphones of […]

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    ZTE Shows Off Their Upcoming Ultra-Fast Gigabit LTE Phone

    With Qualcomm and Intel (and a few others) leading the charge toward 5G deployment, the 4G era is coming to a close. But, it’s going to go out with a bang — the Qualcomm X16 modem found on the new Snapdragon 835 SoC makes Gigabit LTE speeds possible. That means 1 Gbps download speeds — in theory, anyway. […]

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    LG G6 Fits a Big Screen into a Lovely Compact Body

    LG is going big at Mobile World Congress 2017. At the Barcelona show today, the company announced their 2017 flagship smartphone, the LG G6, and it’s a significant departure from last year’s G5 — a phone that took some risks that, ultimately, didn’t pay off. The G5’s marquee feature was a battery module that could be […]

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    BlackBerry KEYone Brings Back the Classic Keyboard We Forgot We Missed

    Last year, we learned that BlackBerry would stop making their own hardware and put more resources into developing their security software. Did that mean no more BlackBerry phones? Far from it! Earlier this year, BlackBerry revealed a business partnership with hardware company TCL (one that probably dates back to last year) while teasing a new […]

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    The Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Most Likely Get a 6.2” Model

    Late last year, rumors coming from an analyst in South Korea indicated that this year’s Samsung Galaxy S8 would be much bigger than previous entries in the line, getting 5.7″ and 6.2″ models. That rumor seems to be all but confirmed today, with noted leakmaster Evan Blass tweeting out what appears to be the spec […]

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    Could Disney be the Company to Make Wireless Charging Popular?

    Wireless charging on a whole has been somewhat of a disappointing feature since it broke out on the smartphone market a few years ago. When you hear the term wireless charging, people picture walking into a room and automatically having their phone start charging. Instead, today it involves a complicated eco-system with a dedicated wireless charging pad. […]