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FreedomPop Buyer’s Guide

While they each seem like a necessary evil, the big guns of mobile have gotten increasingly greedier and more expensive at every turn. The plans from the likes of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint sometimes cost more than some average households are willing to cough up each month.

Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) may offer a solution. For those that don’t know, MVNOs lease the same towers from the aforementioned carriers to allow customers to connect at a discounted rate while  [Read More…]

Metro Buyer’s Guide

It might surprise some of you to know that companies like Boost Mobile and Cricket Wireless operate on the 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 another, similar situation. Metro, formerly known as MetroPCS, is a prepaid brand that uses T-Mobile’s network for coverage.

About Metro and its network

Founded in 1994, the carrier ultimately  [Read More…]

Net10 Wireless Buyer’s Guide

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.

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PlayStation 4: The complete troubleshooting guide

The extended user manual for all things PlayStation 4

But, like all devices, sometimes things go wrong and you need to troubleshoot a problem. So whether you’ve just bought your first PlayStation 4, or you just need a little help getting started, we’re here for you. In this article, we’re going to document all of the resources you will need to ensure that your PlayStation experience is the best it possibly can be. This includes explaining which  [Read More…]

US Mobile Buyer’s Guide

Most consumers are familiar with the big-name wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T, but not nearly as many are as well-versed when it comes Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) like Consumer Cellular or FreedomPop.

These MNVO brand 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: US Mobile

About

US Mobile is a small MVNO that utilizes T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network  [Read More…]

Consumer Cellular Buyer’s Guide

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  [Read More…]

Cricket Wireless Buyer’s Guide: Coverage, rate plans, phones, deals, and more

A growing number of US consumers are becoming familiar with Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) like Metro, Boost Mobile, and Straight Talk. They operate using the towers and infrastructure from the big players but have their own rates, customer service, and phone selection.

Let’s take a look at one of them in particular: Cricket Wireless

About

Cricket 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  [Read More…]

Boost Mobile Buyer’s Guide: Coverage, rate plans, phones, deals, and more

Just about everyone knows the names of the “Big Four” top-tier wireless service providers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. But, for every one of these major network operators there are a number of others in the space. These smaller, lesser known brands use the towers and infrastructure from the big names but with their own rates, customer service, and phone selection.

These prepaid Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) include the likes of Metro, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless. These brands license  [Read More…]

Pokémon Masters: A beginner’s guide

“Gotta catch ’em all” is more than a nostalgic catchphrase with this new mobile game.

The latest game from The Pokémon Company and DeNA, Pokémon Masters is somewhat of a departure from the normal Pokémon games. Very much a game designed for phones, Pokémon Masters is still a lot of fun, with complex game mechanics, as well as that all-important “Collectors” mentality.

The game releases officially in September but if you are in Canada — or you  [Read More…]

Simple Mobile Buyer’s Guide: Coverage, rate plans, phones, deals, and more

Picking out the right wireless carrier isn’t all that difficult. After all, there are just a few names to choose from in the US, right? Hardly. For every one of the service providers you can name, we bet there are two others you’re not familiar with.

The Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) space is a crowded one and there’s plenty to consider. While they each have their own rate plans, terms, and features, they rely on the network infrastructure built  [Read More…]