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Net10 Wireless deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019

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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Best deals at T-Mobile (July 2019)

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

Consumer Cellular deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019

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.

Writer’s Blocks: From writing concept to final edit in no time — 73% off

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!

Best deals at AT&T (July 2019)

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

Celebrate Stranger Things season three with special Polaroid camera and film pack

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.

Cricket Wireless deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019

Just about everyone is familiar with the top-tier wireless service providers in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. But, for each of these major network operators there are a number of other smaller fish. These Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) include the likes of Metro, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless. They operate using the towers and infrastructure from the big names but have their own rates, customer service, and phone selection.Let’s take a look at one of them in particular: Cricket Wireless.AboutCricket Wireless (Cricket) initially launched in 1999 and is a US-based prepaid wireless service provider; it’s a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T. It offers its own lineup of GSM phones, many of which are also found at other carriers.PODCAST: What is an MVNO?Does Cricket Have any Deals?Currently you can find a number of phones discounted with new phone numbers, upgrades, and porting your existing number. Some models are even free with the right combination of port-in and signing up for a particular rate plan.What are Cricket Rate Plans Like?Cricket rate plans are no-contract, meaning you can go month-to-month with no long-term agreement or cancellation fees. Moreover, they do not charge for going over your allotted data and taxes are included in the cost.$25/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with no data$30/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with 2GB of high-speed data$40/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with 5GB of high-speed data$55/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with unlimited data (up to 3Mbps)$60/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with unlimited high-speed data*Cricket may temporarily slow speeds of data in the Unlimited Extra/$60 plan during times where the network is congested.Multiple LinesCustomers interested in family plans or multiple lines can do so with discounted pricing. On the $55 Unlimited Plan you can add more lines at the following monthly rate:2 Lines – $80/mo ($30 discount)3 Lines – $90/mo ($75 discount)4 Lines – $100/mo ($120 discount)It’s worth reinforcing here that this is not the all-out, high-speed 4G LTE stuff you might expect. Rather, you’ll find it’s capped at 3Mbps speeds. This may be more than sufficient for many of you, especially if you’re not primarily using your phone for watching streaming videos.Other Cricket Features and OfferingsCricket offers a handful of other options to its customers, most of which can pair with the aforementioned rate plans. Details here include international calling, insurance against lost and stolen phones, extra data, and mobile hotspot. Cricket also sells Data Only options with 3GB, 10GB, and 30GB buckets.What Phones are Available at Cricket?Taking a look at the current lineup of phones offered through Cricket we find familiar names from brands like LG, Samsung, and Motorola. There are also devices from the likes of Nokia, Alcatel, and Coolpad, too.As is the case with many prepaid providers, selection is a mixed bag and skews more toward affordability versus power. With that said, we do recognize there are some compelling devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Moto G7 Supra.If you’re in the market for a new phone under Cricket, be sure to check out our guide on which devices are the best.Can I Use my Own Phone at Cricket?You can often use your current GSM phone, especially if it was previously paired with AT&T. Head to Cricket’s website to check whether your specific model is supported. You’ll want to ensure that your phone is unlocked prior to purchasing the SIM card kit currently priced at just $10.

This enormous 161 hour bundle on ethical hacking is just $39

For all of the scary notions and ideas that spring to mind when you think of “hacking”, there’s plenty of good that can come from it. Hacking isn’t strictly a bad thing. Done right, you can leverage hacking to better your life, automate processes, and have more fun — all without breaking any laws.Learning to hack, ethically, is a necessity in today’s age of ever-growing digital threats. Whether your goal is to build a business or simply stop your secure data from being breached, learning the ropes of hacking can be the perfect leg up in sales or counter-measure against cyber thieves.The AndroidGuys Deals Store has a terrific value-packed collection of training centered around the proper way to hack your life. The 8-Course Ultimate Ethical Hacking A to Z Certification Bundle is designed to arm you with the tools on both sides of hacking. Featuring some 160+ hours of content, there are nearly 1,000 lessons to take you from newbie and novice to knowledgeable and learned!People tend to fear what they don’t understand and with this collection you can put fears to rest and truly empower yourself.CoursesThe Complete Ethical Hacking CourseA to Z Ethical Hacking CourseThe Complete Ethical Hacking 2019 Course: Beginner to AdvancedLearn Python & Ethical Hacking from ScratchMaster Ethical Hacking from Beginner Lab Setup to Coding Advanced BackdoorsPython Hacking for Cybersecurity from Basic Scripts to Coding Custom ToolsHow to Hack from Beginner to Certified Ethical Hacker with CEH V10Learn Hacking Using Raspberry Pi From ScratchWhere to BuyYou can pick up a lifetime access to the 8-Course Ultimate Ethical Hacking A to Z Certification Bundle for only $39 in the AndroidGuys Deals Store. Valued at nearly $1,700, the whole kit can be yours for 97 percent off.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!

Best deals at Verizon (July 2019)

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.Verizon DealsHere, we highlight the savings and discounts that can be had at Verizon. 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.Phones and tabletsBuy one Samsung Galaxy, get Galaxy S10e for freeGet a $250 prepaid Mastercard when you bring your own device and enroll in any Unlimited planSwitch and get $650 off LG V50 ThinQ 5GSelect phones are free when switching from another carrier, no trade-in requiredPick any mix of 3 cases, screen protectors and chargers for $99.99Get $100 off tablets, plus, get another $100 off Galaxy Tab or any iPad when you buy select smartphones. No trade-in requiredAccessoriesSave $24 on Google Home Mini – Final Price $25.9950% off Verizon Curved Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Galaxy S8$50 off GoPro HERO7 Black50% off Case-Mate Wallet Folio Case for Pixel 2 XLOtherFor a limited time Verizon is offering access to its 5G network for no additional cost, a savings of $10 per month. This is only available in select cities and requires specific devices and rate plans.

Get a master class education in Google Go for only $29

It’s no secret that there is an abundance of coding and development languages and career opportunities. Things have never been easier for someone to pick up a side hustle learning to write an app, work with cloud systems, or dabble in machine learning and AI. The tools are everywhere.Take Google Go, for instance. Created by a team of people inside Google, it’s an open source language built to work similar to C, but with memory safety, garbage collection, structural typing, and other tools.This might not mean much to the average person, but your developer friends are about that life. Google Go runs fast, is easy to use, and is a great platform for developers to create interesting and powerful web experiences.Become a Master of Google Go ($200 value)Learn Google Go: Programming for Beginners ($200 value)Google Go Programming for Beginners ($200 value)Learn How To Code: Google’s Go ($200 value)The Complete Google Go Programming Course For Beginners ($200 value)Go Essentials for Full Stack Web Development ($200 value)Modern Golang Programming ($200 value)For a limited time you can pick up a 7-course Complete Google Go Developer Master Class Bundle from the AndroidGuys Deals Store for just $29. Normally each course runs about $200 so the savings here is off the chart.The kit includes a whole array of training to help new and aspiring developer get up and running quickly with the user-friendly language. With 55 hours of help at your disposal, you’ll get a feel for Google Go, how it works, and how to build complex apps and and micro-services.Get it Now!While this 7-course collection usually costs $1,400, this limited-time offer provides you the whole Google Go training package for just over $4 per course!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.

US Cellular offering free phones and at least $200 trade-in credits

US Cellular is giving its customers the opportunity to pick up a free phone and $200 in trade-in credits.  The carrier’s so-called “Bigger than Big” deal is its most competitive offer yet and allows for some great phones at no cost.To take advantage of the promotion a customer must port their number to US Cellular and sign up with the Unlimited Plus plan. What’s more, they need to purchase a qualifying device on a 30-month retail installment contact.As of today the eligible free phones include the following: iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max; Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, Note 9; Google Pixel 3, 3XL and LG V40.Looking at the fine print we see that the list of models with a guaranteed trade-in value of $200 includes iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, XS, XS Max; Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S9, S9+, S10e, S10, S10+; Samsung Note 8, 9; Google Pixel 2, 2XL, 3, and 3XL.Digging a bit deeper, US Cellular says that the phone being traded in must power on and cannot be pin locked. It must be in full working condition and not have any liquid damage or broken components.The carrier has a landing page to check out if you sign up and want to get credit for your trade-in. Note that the value you receive is applied after your phone is verified to be in working condition and comes in the form of a bill credit.

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