Looking to step up your fitness this summer? It’s never too late to work on that summer body, right? The problem with a lot of today’s earphones is that once you get sweaty and moving about, they tend to slip out of the ear. Not the ZX3 headphones, though.The ZX3 headphones, from 1VoiceNYC, pair over Bluetooth 4.1 and offer up to six hours of music playback per charge. Available in three colors, they’ve been discounted to just $19.99 right now, a savings of some 71-percent!Not only do these look stylish and sound great, but they are sweatproof, too. Not resistant to water, mind you. These stand up to that salty stuff that comes with a rigorous run or workout. What’s more, they come with ear hooks to prevent them from falling out.ZX3 Headphones FeatureChange track, volume, & answer calls w/ the function buttons on the earphones5-6 hours of play time on a single chargeBuilt-in micBluetooth CSR 4.1 +EDRBluetooth range: 30ftBattery: 100mAh per earphoneTalk time: 6-7 hoursPick up a pair of ZX3 headphones in your choice of color: Silver, Gold, or Rose Gold. All three options have seen the respective prices dropped to just $19.99 for a limited time.Best SellersSave even more!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.
While most US consumers are content to purchase their handsets directly from a wireless carrier, an increasing number of buyers are opting for other routes. That is, they buy the phone directly from the manufacturer, often in an unlocked manner.We’re big fans of buying unlocked phones around here. If for no other reasons, it gives us flexibility and choice. We’ve never been all that excited about signing long-term contracts or exclusive carrier deals.Other factors that might make buying an unlocked phone seem interesting include price, preloaded software, support, and freedom. That is, freedom to move to a different service provider without breaking a contract or having to buy a new device.If you’ve never considered buying an unlocked phone, it’s time you did. But, before simply going out and blindly picking up the first handset you encounter, do a bit of homework. Ask yourself a few questions and consider your needs.We’ve put together a few rhetorical questions to keep in mind. Answering these might help you to find a phone that you love instead of one you simply like.Will the unlocked phone work with my current carrier?The first question you should ask yourself is whether the new phone will work with your current wireless provider. While Verizon and Sprint use CDMA networks, AT&T and T-Mobile utilize GSM technology. This is a big distinction and can make or break your phone experience.Opting for an unlocked GSM phone is pretty safe in the US as nearly all of what you’ll encounter will work. Not only for AT&T and T-Mobile, mind you, but their respective prepaid and MVNO brands, too.You’ll need to look more closely at unlocked models if you’re in the hunt to use one on Verizon or Sprint. Specifically, you’ll have to ensure it’s “universally unlocked” or “globally unlocked”. Some phone makers will draw attention to the fact that its devices will work with all wireless networks.Will the unlocked phone work with other carriers?This question might not be as important to you at the outset, but it could be a factor in the longer term. Should you ever decide to switch carriers, you’ll want to know whether your phone will work with the new one.Having an unlocked phone can change your perspective as it relates to services. With no contract or obligation to pay off the phone through your provider, there’s nothing that keeps you tied to it.SEE ALSOBest deals at Verizon (July 2019)Best deals at AT&T (July 2019)Best deals at T-Mobile (July 2019)Best deals at Sprint (July 2019)Again, GSM is flexible stuff and shouldn’t be a problem. CDMA, on the other hand, is a different animal. It’s pretty easy to check whether your phone will work elsewhere; look on the box, in the user manual, or online for network bands.How big of a phone do I want?Having a massive screen that pushes into 6-inches or more can be awesome stuff, if that’s what you want. Then again, there are plenty of people who don’t need, or even want, that big of a screen.Keep in mind that today’s phones are different from those of a few year’s back. Devices with screens larger than six inches are often smaller in stature than older models with five inch displays.Bezels are thinner, physical buttons are gone, and aspect ratios have changed to make phones easier to use with one hand. That doesn’t necessarily mean lighter handsets.What feels thin and sleek in the store might be cumbersome and heavy a week or two down the road. Once you put a case on your phone you might find it’s bulky and hard to use.Do I care about software updates?As much as we’d like to think otherwise, many consumers don’t know what software powers their phone. It’s not just versions of Android, either; we suspect plenty of our friends and family don’t even know what “Android” means.If you’re not one of those people who absolutely need to have the most recent version of Android on your phone, you are in luck. Most of what’s offered in the mobile space tends to be a generation behind Google’s annual software releases.Android’s UI has evened out and become more cohesive in recent years. At the same time, phone makers have figured out a way to be helpful without getting overly complicated. To that and, you can afford to be a step or two behind without feeling like you’re missing out.SEE ALSOBoost Mobile deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019Cricket Wireless deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019Consumer Cellular deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019Net10 Wireless deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019Yes, there are still many new tweaks and enhancements that come with each iteration of Android but it’s not as obvious to many users. If you don’t know the names of each build of Android, or know what version numbers they are, you probably don’t care about the little details.As we hit the summer of 2019 we’re in the beta stages of Android Q, or what’s likely going to be Android 10.0. With its official launch not expected until October, it could be another 6-8 months before it powers the cutting-edge flagship devicesIf you can get a phone with Android 8 Oreo or Android 9 Pie, you’re doing well for yourself. Avoid anything older than that if at all possible.If you’re buying based on price, and want to keep things as cheap as possible, understand that you might not see another software release. It’s more or less “what you get today is what you’ll have tomorrow.”How important is performance in my phone?Think about what you do with your phone on a daily basis. Are there any limitations in what you can do or would like to do? How old is that phone?As much as we might think we need the latest and best hardware, the truth is most people rarely demand much from their devices. It’s the same reason your friend bought last year’s flagship when the new one went on sale this year. They’d rather save a few bucks and sleep easy knowing it’s still more than sufficient for their needs.One area where unlocked phones really shine is choice. There’s plenty to choose from at all price points, and you can often get away with something in the mid-range.If all you care about is social media, email, messaging, and web browsing, you don’t need anything special at all. To that end, you could probably get away with something on the lower end, especially if your current phone is more than a few years old.How much do I care about taking pictures with my phone?There’s no better camera than the one in your pocket, so make sure you’re happy with it.Yes, we all take pictures with our phones. While some like to snap photos of food or loved ones, others can be found shooting a bunch of selfies and group shots.What are you doing with your photos after taking them? Are they being shared on social media and viewed largely on mobile devices? Do you print them out or use them for galleries on a smart display or TV?If a lot of what you do with pictures centers around viewing and sharing on the phone, you might not care too much about the overall quality. Any of today’s mid-to-high end cameras will suffice.Where things get really fun and interesting is in the area of AI and multiple lenses. The upper end of phones can produce some incredible widescreen, ultra-wide, telephoto, and portrait pictures. If you care about the finer aspects in photography, you owe it to yourself to consider splurging on a phone with a highly rated camera.How much do I want to spend on my unlocked phone?This question isn’t exclusive to unlocked devices; we think about cost with all of our purchases. To that end, you may have to consider this one a little more if you’re buying a handset outright.Carriers do a great job of tying customers up for an 18-24 month installment plan. And, if you’re switching from one provider to another, trading in old phones, and/or signing up multiple lines, it’s hard to beat some of the promotions.Buying unlocked, or direct from a manufacturer, can sometimes give consumers a bit of sticker shock. The cost of a flagship experience can fetch upwards of a $1,000 or more. It’s not always possible to spread payments out over a few years, especially if your credit is not great.Motorola offers unlocked phones for all carriers — and budgets.There’s something to be said about getting as much as you can when buying a phone. Consumers are programmed to think that you get what you pay for and we need to open our wallets as wide as possible. That’s hardly the case.Believe it or not, there’s a lot of phone to be had at the $300 price range, sometimes even as low as $200. The Pixel 3a is proof that you don’t have to spend more than $450 to get a big screen device with a great camera.On the other hand, if you understand what comes with today’s best phones, and plan to take advantage of the tech, look to flagships. The desktop-like software experience, AI, cameras, and benchmark-smashing hardware is truly compelling when harnessed.
T-Mobile on Tuesday announced its third generation of REVVL phones will arrive on July 19. The REVVLRY and REVVLRY+ run Android 9 Pie and offer consumers mid-range alternatives to the likes of Samsung and LG.Although they sound similar, and do resemble each other at first blush, there’s quite a bit different between the two devices. This might be expected, though, when you consider the $200 and $350 prices.Both are sold in black, feature face unlock and fingerprint sensors, and 3,000mAh batteries. Dig deeper and you see it’s more than just slapping on a bigger display.Not only do you get a larger screen in the REVVLRY+, but you also end up with more memory and storage, faster charging speeds, and better cameras. And, instead of just being water repellent, the larger model is IP54 rated against water and dust.Other differences sprinkled in include a wider range of supported network bands as well as a more robust processor. As opposed to a wider cutout notch display, the plus-sized variant has a water droplet screen.Win prizes, including a free phoneTo celebrate the arrival of the new phones, T-Mobile will host launch events at each of its six “Signature Stores”. Indeed, there will be interactive booths with chances to win prizes, including the two REVVLRY devices. Visit one of these locations on July 19 for your opportunity to walk away with cool stuff.REVVLRYCamera: 13MP RFC with LED flash/8MP FFCBattery: 3000 mAh with 10W chargingColor: BlackOS: Android 9.0 PieScreen: 5.7” HD+ Max Vision (1520X720) 19:9 displayRAM: 3 GBROM: 32 GBBands: LTE CAT 6, LTE Bands 2,4,5,7,12,38,66,71Security: Face unlock and fingerprint sensorWater/Dust Resistance: Water repellentDimensions: 5.85” X 2.81” X 0.32”Chipset: Qualcomm SD632Processor: 1.8 GHz Octa CoreREVVLRY+Camera: 16MP + 5 MP dual RFC with LED flash/12MP FFC + screen flashBattery: 3000 mAh with 27W TurboPower chargingColor: BlackOS: Android 9.0 PieScreen: 6.24” FHD+ Max Vision (2270×1080) 19:9 displayRAM: 4GBROM: 64GBBands: LTE CAT 12, LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 20, 66, 71Security: Face unlock and fingerprint sensorWater/Dust Resistance: IP54Dimensions: 6.24” X 2.96” X 0.34”Chipset: Qualcomm SD636Processor: 1.8GHz Octa CoreThe REVVLRY will be priced $200, or $8.34 per month for 24 months; the REVVLRY+ is $350 outright or $14 down, $14 per month for 24 months.
Everybody loves a bargain. Whether it’s a few bucks on an accessory or a few hundred on a new phone, we appreciate the opportunity to save on purchases. To that end, we’ve done our best to gather up the current deals and promotions available for consumers.Sprint DealsHere, we highlight the savings and discounts that can be had at Sprint. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and things might have changed by the time you read this. Nevertheless, we’ve pulled out what we think are the best from the carrier.PhonesSamsung Galaxy A6 for just $5/mo. after $198 instant discount, with approved credit, 18-month lease, new lineGalaxy S10+ $25/mo. after $16.67/mo. credit, applied within two bills, with approved credit, 18-month lease, new lineGalaxy S10 $20/mo. after $17.5/mo. credit, applied within two bills. With approved credit, 18-month lease, new lineGalaxy S10e $15/mo. after $16.25/mo. credit, applied within two bills. With approved credit, 18-month lease, new lineGet $100 off the Pixel 3a with a new line of serviceGet $100 off the Pixel 3aXL with a new line of serviceGet $300 off Pixel 3XL with a new line of serviceGet $300 off Pixel 3 with a new line of serviceGet the iPhone XR for just $15/mo. with Sprint Flex leaseLease an iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max and get an iPhone XR on SprintPlans and OffersSave $10/mo. on Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Premium plans when you bring your own phoneGet Unlimited talk, text and data for just $25/mo. with Unlimited Kickstart when you bring your phone to Sprint
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Most wireless customers are familiar with the big-name brands in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Far fewer buyers are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO).Companies like Metro, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless don’t own their own networks but license them for usage. Although coverage is essentially the same as the tier-one providers, they’ll have their own phones, rate plans, and customer service. Net10 Wireless is one such MVNO worth closer inspection.As a company that operates almost virtually, Net10 doesn’t have any towers of its own. What’s more, it does not have any official retail stores, paper bills, activation fees, or overage charges.It does, however have a presence at indirect sellers and locations such as Dollar General and Family Dollar. Net10 Wireless service plans and Bring-Your-Own-Phone SIM Kits are currently sold in Walmart, CVS, Best Buy, Walgreens and many other local stores. Its devices are available exclusively online via the brand’s websiteUsing both CDMA and GSM technologies, Net10 lets customers bring their AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, or unlocked GSM phones.Are There any Net10 Deals?The service provider has a dedicated page for deals which currently sees a number of devices on sale up to 50% off. If you sign up for the newsletter, you’ll receive offers and promotions directly in your inbox.What are Net10 Rate Plans?Customers can choose from a number of options spread across various types of plans. For those who only needed the barest of necessities, the pay-as-you-go provides buckets of minutes. The Monthly Talk, Text, and Data plans range from $20 up to $65 per month and come with variable amounts of high speed data.Note that all plans include unlimited data but allow for only certain amounts at high speed. Once you hit the cap you’ll have slowed (2G) speeds for the remainder of the bill cycle.$20/month: 1GB$35/month: 4GB$40/month: 8GB$50/month: 10GB Nationwide$60/month: 12GB Nationwide$65/month: 10GB InternationalSelect plans give buyers the option to save a few bucks per month by enrolling in Auto-Refill automatic bill payments. Let Net10 automatically deduct your payment and you’ll be looking at the following:$31.50/month: 4GB$36/month: 8GB$45/month: 10GB Nationwide$60/month: 10GB InternationalDoes Net10 Have Family Plans?Net10 Wireless refers to these as “Multi-Line Plans” as opposed to family plans. A new line of service can be added to any plan; here are some examples of what one can get for the money.$75 for 2 lines with 8GB$90 for 2 lines with 10GB$130 for 3 lines with 10GB$170 for 4 lines with 10GBWhat Phones does Net10 Have?Customers can purchase handsets in one of two ways: buy them outright or spread payments out monthly. The selection through the former leaves much to be desired with less than one dozen models to choose from. Opting for the latter opens the door to a wide range of phones with financing through Affirm.Can I Bring my Own Device to NetT10?One place where Net10 really shines is in its support for phones from other carriers. Those of you who have access to an existing phone, or who might have purchased an unlocked phone elsewhere, can bring the device to Net10.Whether you’re looking for a new phone number or hoping to keep your existing one, Net10 works. Moreover, you can also keep your same network in the background, receiving the coverage you already know. Head to the Net10 page to check compatibility of your phone.
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Everybody loves a bargain. Whether it’s a few bucks on an accessory or a few hundred on a new phone, we appreciate the opportunity to save on purchases. To that end, we’ve done our best to gather up the current deals and promotions available for consumers.T-Mobile DealsHere, we highlight the savings and discounts that can be had at T-Mobile. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and things might have changed by the time you read this. Nevertheless, we’ve pulled out what we think are the best from the carrier. For what’s worth, there doesn’t appear to be much at all in the ways of accessories right now.PhonesGet the iPhone XR for free via 24 monthly bill credits when you switch to T-Mobile, add a line, and trade in a qualifying deviceBuy a Samsung Galaxy S10, get a Galaxy S10 FREE when you add a lineSave $900 when you buy two Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ phones and add a lineSave up to $750 on the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max when you switch to T-Mobile, add a line, and trade in a qualifying device
Most consumers are familiar with the big-name wireless carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Not nearly as many, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs).It might surprise you to know that companies such as MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless operate on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T networks, respectively. These network operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service.Let’s take a look at one in particular: Consumer Cellular — a customer friendly MVNO which caters to the senior citizen demographic.AboutFounded in 1995, this Oregon-based carrier prides itself on customer satisfaction especially within the 50+ demographic offering low-cost flexible plans with additional savings/perks for AARP members.In the category of non-contract value wireless providers, Consumer Cellular is consistently ranked well by J.D. Power for customer service having earned that distinction six times in a row.PODCAST: What is an MVNO?Consumer Cellular leverages AT&T and T-Mobile network technology to cover a purported 99% of its three million US customers.Rate PlansCustomers will simply choose a nationwide talk plan and a “connect” plan (text & data). Consumer Cellular also touts the ability to change your plan any any given time (increase or decrease).Talk Plans$15.00 per month – 250 Minutes$20.00 per month – Unlimited TalkConnect Plans (All incl. unlimited text)$5.00 per month – 250MB$10.00 per month – 2GB$20.00 per month – 5GB$30.00 per month – 10GB$40.00 per month – 20GBMultiple LinesFor customers signing up online, you can only choose to activate two lines. A second line adds $15 per month. Consumer Cellular offers the ability to add more family and friends but requires a phone call to customer service. AARP DiscountConsumer Cellular has a great deal for AARP members, giving them a 5% discount off of monthly fees and usage charges, a 30% discount off select accessories, plus an extended 45-day money back, risk-free guarantee.What’s more, new subscribers can sign-up for AARP membership during checkout after selecting service and devices.Handset SelectionConsumer Cellular offers a wide array of phones, from the most basic of devices all the way up to current flagships. Interestingly enough, and considering its target demographic, there’s a decent selection at the upper end.A financing option called EasyPay allows customers the peace of mind in spreading device payments out over time. Rather than charging them hundreds of dollars at time of service, its subscribers can pay $25 per month with the phone bill.Bring Your Own DeviceDo you already have a phone or possibly looking to buy an unlocked device for use on Consumer Cellular? If the equipment in question meets certain criteria (GSM unlocked, previously used on AT&T or T-Mobile you can get a free SIM card if you wish to bring your own device.
Given our job relies heavily on writing at a computer, we’re always looking for the best way to take notes or put down thoughts. What if you’re trying to pen a tell-all memoir or recap your life in a rags-to-riches story? Google Docs and MS Word are both nice, yes, but they’re sometimes also clumsy. What’s a good, viable alternative solution?Even writing a longer review for a smartphone can sometimes feel daunting at the start. That’s where tools like Writer’s Blocks 5 come in handy. And, right now, we’ve got a tremendous bargain on the visual outlining system.Rather than taking the traditional method of creating walls of text, Writer’s Blocks 5 lets users capture and organize chunks of info in manageable ways. Feel free to throw ideas down as they come to you as it’s easy to rearrange and edit. Colors, columns, fonts and other tools will help you see an idea from inception to publication in no time.By throwing your ideas into blocks, ALL your ideas remain in front of you. In a snap, you can arrange, color-code, and group them into columns to organize them to perfection. You’re no longer restricted by the endless scrolling of archaic word processing software.FeaturesUse blocks to capture & organize large amounts of complex informationCreate an unlimited amount of blocksEach block is like a full-blown word processor document holding a huge amount of textUse columns to organize & structure notes and informationDrag & drop to rearrange your story outlineUse fonts & colors to highlight and categorize informationBuilt-in full featured word processor so you only need one program from brainstorming to final manuscriptWhere to BuyCompatible with Windows 7, 8, and 10, this great deal comes with lifetime access. Normally valued at $149.99 (check for yourself!), you can head over to the AndroidGuys Deals Store and Writer’s Blocks 5 for just $39, a savings of 73 percent.Save even more!In addition to the savings above, when you buy through AndroidGuys Deals, for every $25 spent, you get $1 credit added to your account. What’s more, should you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.If this is your first time buying, then you are also eligible for a further 10% discount when you subscribe for email updates.How about a freebie?Not looking to spend any money today? That’s alright, we understand. Why not visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and take something anyhow? Go ahead, grab two!
Everybody loves a bargain. Whether it’s a few bucks on an accessory or a few hundred on a new phone, we appreciate the opportunity to save on purchases. To that end, we’ve done our best to gather up the current deals and promotions available for consumers.AT&T DealsHere, we highlight the savings and discounts that can be had at AT&T. This isn’t an exhaustive list, particularly when it comes to accessories. But, we’ve pulled out what we think are the best from the carrier.Note that some of these will let you mix and match or double up.PhonesBuy an eligible Samsung Galaxy device, get one free or discounted (up to $750) when you buy both on an eligible AT&T unlimited planGet an LG G8 ThinQ for $5/mo. when you buy it on a qualifying installment agreement with wirelessGet iPhone 7 32GB for $5/mo. when you buy it on AT&T Next ($449.99) with a wireless (min. $50/mo. after discount)Put $150 back in your pocket when you buy an eligible Galaxy Smartphone and Galaxy WatchAll phone dealsAccessoriesGet 40% off when you buy a case, a screen protector & an AT&T-branded power accessoryBuy one, get one AT&T-branded charger FREE when you buy any deviceSave 20% on all Speck casesAll accessories on sale
You have to live under a rock to not know that season three of Stranger Things is here. It’s nearly impossible to go about your day without seeing a brand tweeting or introducing a product based around the hit Netflix series. Well, go ahead and add Polaroid to the mix, too.For a limited time you can purchase your own vintage style Polaroid camera with a pack of special Stranger Things film.Meet the world’s brightest camera. This truly state of the art innovation features an extra bright flash developed in collaboration with Hawkins National Laboratory. Pressing the shutter button sends light waves towards your subject, which reflect back to create perfectly illuminated pictures in or out of the shadows.Yes, indeed, everything old is new again. Not only that, but it’s cooler than ever. This Stranger Things Edition Polaroid bundle isn’t just some retro toy or gimmick camera; it’s a working unit that can be used over and over with film that’s readily available.Don’t want the Stranger Things model or don’t care for the cool film? Pick up the camera all by itself. There are a variety of color options and designs to choose from, all of which look right at home in both 1985 and 2019.AvailabilityYou know you want one. Hey, it’s okay, so do we. When you’re ready, head over to the AndroidGuys Deals Store and pick up the bundle for just $126.99.Best SellersSave even more!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.
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