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Before you go off researching which network is best for your loved ones, there are few types of people who are probably better off with prepaid phones and plans than with the big four carriers. While pre-paid services were originally developed for customers with uncertain credit, that stigma has long since disappeared. Today's pre-paid services now offer as many features as traditional post paid services, and at a much more competitive rate than before. Cingular, T-Mobile, and Virgin Mobile are even offering pre-paid monthly plans that are nearly as good as post paid, but still provide pre-paids tight budget management.
These recent improvements make pre-paid a viable option for many more people than they used to. While it's smart to investigate pre-paid for almost any person, there are a few groups of people for whom pre-paid should be the only option. If the person your buying for rarely make calls or is a young adult just leaving the nest, look into prepaid and your work here is done.
Motorola has a new $500 phone and it's kind of a big deal. While Motorola has been successful with more affordable phones lately, not since 2017 have all of the big three US carriers offered a Motorola phone over $400.
Oct 20, 2022
A really important segment of the mobile market is devices for young kids. Mobile technology provides communication and safety features that feel essential, but how young is too young for a phone?
There's a whole new kind of 5G being launched and talked about in the US in 2022: C Band. It's much faster than existing "nationwide" 5G, yet has better coverage than hard-to-find mmWave 5G.
Oct 30, 2020
Samsung has officially launched SmartThings Find, a device-tracking solution roughly similar to Tile, as well as Apple and Google's respective Find My services. "SmartThings Find uses Bluetooth Low Energy and ultra-wideband (UWB) technologies to help people find select Galaxy smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and earbuds."
Apr 7, 2021
Apple has officially opened up the technology behind "Find My iPhone" to non-Apple devices. The first devices using the new program ship next week, including bicycles from VanMoof, true wireless earbuds from Belkin, and a keychain-style tracking tag from Chipolo.