Tag Archive: Mobile


Get to Know: Boost Mobile

Just about everyone is familiar with the top-tier wireless service providers in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. They’re the so-called “Big Four” and they seem to collectively own the space. It’s not uncommon to assume this is pretty much all there is when it comes to purchasing phones with wireless service. That’s hardly the case.

For every one of the major network operators listed above there are a number of other players in the space. These smaller, lesser known entities operate  [Read More…]

Does Wi-Fi calling work on Mint Mobile?

Best answer: Yes, Mint Mobile users can send and receive both calls and texts over Wi-Fi, so long as it’s supported by the device itself.

Mint Mobile: 3 month, 2GB LTE plan ($ 45)

What is Wi-Fi calling?

Wi-Fi calling is a way to get around dead zones and poor coverage by allowing you to place calls over Wi-Fi, similar to calling someone with a VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) service like Skype. The difference, of  [Read More…]

These are the best phones for playing PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile is a graphics-intensive game that demands a powerful phone, and the Razer Phone 2 is your best option.

Our Pick Razer Phone 2

$ 799 at Amazon

The gaming phone refined.

For this second iteration, Razer kept everything that made the Razer Phone such a great gaming phone — the latest Snapdragon chipset, 8GB of RAM, and that buttery-smooth 120hz display — and then doubled down on the other important stuff that  [Read More…]

Why Galaxy Note 9 is one ex-Windows Mobile fanatic’s favorite new phone

As an ex-Lumia junkie, finding a phone that I enjoyed has been tough. But the Galaxy Note 9, along with Microsoft apps, has changed all of that.

Since the death of Windows phones (shout out to those still hanging on), I’ve struggled to find a phone that I really enjoy. The closest, up until now, was the BlackBerry KEY2, which made blogging on Word for Android completely viable with its tactile QWERTY keyboard. However, as a mid-range  [Read More…]

A USB-C iPad Pro is great for the mobile industry. Here’s why

Apple has the power to shift an industry, even though it isn’t the biggest player on the field.

While we were all talking about the OnePlus 6T and Google screwing up wireless charging, over in Apple land there was this “little” announcement about new Macs and iPads. You might have heard something about it, even if you usually don’t follow Apple news. One of the show-stealers was an all-new iPad Pro. Available in two sizes, they are  [Read More…]

ThriftyDroid: Discounts on mobile phones, accessories, and other gear

If you’re like us, you don’t go shopping without looking for discounts first. Not just in-store stuff, but online, too. Yes, we still clip coupons.

The tech space is one of those interesting fields where there’s always something on sale. Drilling down a bit deeper, the smartphone market is often full of discounts, sales, and limited time promotions. We’ve done our best to scour various websites, outlets, and other sources for bargains worth your time.

What follows is a list of  [Read More…]

Mobile gaming takes a step forward with SteelSeries’ $29 Stratus controller

Level up with this wireless controller for Android and Windows PC.

One of the best wireless controllers for Android devices, SteelSeries’ Stratus XL, is now on sale for its lowest price yet at Amazon — $ 28.95. It’s regularly found selling for nearly $ 15 more on average.

This full-sized wireless gaming controller utilizes Bluetooth to connect to Android devices, but it’s also compatible with Windows 7 and up, along with Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and  [Read More…]

Boost Mobile starts selling an Android Oreo Go edition phone, the Coolpad Illumina

Boost Mobile recently welcomed its first Android Oreo Go edition smartphone. It’s called the Coolpad Illumina and obviously, it’s a low-end smartphone which you can pick up for $ 39.99 (plus tax) for a limited time.

Once the promo period expires, the phone will take you back with $ 79.99, which is still pretty affordable.

Anyway, in case you don’t know Android Go is a special version of Android designed to bring smooth experience on entry-level smartphones that have low  [Read More…]

Unreal Mobile review: How good can a $10/month cell phone plan be?

How much does your cell phone line cost every month? $ 50? $ 75? $ 100?

How does $ 10 sound?

If you think that sounds too good to be true, you’ve never heard of Unreal Mobile. Unreal is an offshoot of FreedomPop, another low-cost carrier. Unreal started quick on the back of incredibly cheap lines of service and now its here to disrupt the industry.

Carriers like FreedomPop or Unreal are commonly referred to as MVNOs or Mobile Virtual  [Read More…]

Freedom Mobile is rolling out RCS support for Android Messages

You’ll need to be running Android 5.0 or later with Android Messages v3.6 or newer.

Since iMessage won’t be coming to Android anytime soon, Google’s been hard at work to build up its own version of the popular messaging service using RCS technology and its excellent Android Messages app. On Thursday, October 11, Freedom Mobile announced that it’s now rolling out RCS features for its subscribers.

If you’re on Freedom Mobile and use Android Messages, this means  [Read More…]