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How to Block Your Cell Phone Number From Caller...
When blocking your cell phone number from caller ID, you have two choices. You can do a permanent block or a temporary block on a call-by-call basis.
How Scary is Jailbreaking an iPhone?
Jailbreaking your iPhone is a way of freeing it from the limitations imposed on it by AT&T and Apple. Find out why this is a risky idea.
15 Steps to Help You Restore Your iPhone
Restoring your iPhone to its original factory settings is a way to repair any damages you've done to the phone by downloading unauthorized software. It's not guaranteed to fix your problems, but it is your best bet. Here's a step-by-step tutorial that walks you through the steps needed to restore your iPhone.
What Makes a Phone a Smartphone?
Not all cell phones are smartphones. So, how, exactly, is a smartphone different than a cell phone, and what makes it so smart?
Which Smartphone is Right for You - iPhone -...
Should you buy an iPhone, a BlackBerry, an Android phone, or a Windows Phone? Find out by taking this quiz.
How to Connect Your Android to WiFi
Learn how to get your Android smartphone connected to an secured or unsecured Wi-Fi network.
How Much Does an iPhone 4 Cost?
Interested in an iPhone 4? Find out how much you'll need to pay.
What Is an IPS-LCD?
IPS stands for in-plane switching. An IPS- LCD is a type of thin display that offers better viewing angles than TFT-LCDs.
How to Connect a Bluetooth Headset to an iPhone
Using a Bluetooth headset can be a liberating experience. Here's how to connect (or
Use These Programs to Unlock Your Samsung Phone
Most cell phones are locked, meaning that the phone is tied to a certain carrier's cellular service. To use that phone with another carrier, you need to unlock it. Unlocking your phone can be risky business -- doing so may void any warranty you have, and can irreparably harm your phone.
GPS Personal Locator: Locate Your Kids With GPS
Though some parents might feel that kids have no business owning a cell phone, one way to quell the concern is to add a GPS personal locator service.
5 Things You Never Knew About Text Messaging
The acronym SMS stands for short message service. SMS messaging allows for short text messages to be sent from one cell phone to another. SMS is also often referred to as texting, sending text messages or text messaging.
The Best Cell Phones and Smartphones
In the market for a new cell phone? You've come to the right place. Find out which phones are today's best cell phones, smartphones, and more.
The Top 4G SmartPhones You Should Buy
4G wireless service is becoming more widely available, but not all phones support this new technology. Here's a list of all of today's 4G phones.
How to Update Your iPhone's Software
Updating your iPhone's software is one way to make sure you're taking advantage of all its features. Here's a step-by-step guide that tells you how to update your iPhone software.
What is a SIM card? And why do we need one?
Everything you need to know about the SIM card in your GSM cell phone. From what it does and why it is useful, to the different types and sizes available.
What You Need to Know Before Buying an Unlocked...
You may have heard people talk about unlocked cell phones or smartphones. But maybe you're not sure exactly what that means, or why you might want an unlocked cell phone. Here's what you need to know about buying an unlocked cell phone.
How to Connect Your New iPhone to iTunes
Whether you purchased your iPhone in the store or ordered it online, you still need to connect it to iTunes to get it up and running. Doing so allows you to transfer information and data (including your music collection and more) to your new iPhone.
Find the Cheapest Cell Phone Plan
If you're looking to save money on your monthly bills (and who isn't, right?), here are a few ways to find the cheapest cell phone service possible.
Can You Send a Text Message to a Landline Phone?
For the same reason you'd sometimes prefer to send a text message to another cell phone, did you know you can text to a landline telephone, too? Here's everything you need to know about text-to-landline service.
The Best Android Phones
When Google's Android OS first launched, the software was available on a single phone. Today, however, Android is available on dozens of handsets, including today's most cutting-edge device. With more choices available than ever before, it can be more difficult to know which Android phones are worth your time. I can help: here's a roundup of today's best Android phones.
The Best Smartphones
Not all smartphones are, well, smart. Find out which smartphones have earned a spot on my list of today's best smartphones.
A Visual Guide to Downloading Ringtones
This is a step-by-step visual tutorial detailing how to download ringtones to your cell phone.
FAQ: Will Cell Phone Insurance Save You Money?
Is cell phone insurance something you need or would you be losing money on it? This About.com FAQ is your guide to cell phone insurance.
Latest Flip Cell Phones Gallery
Flip phones are convenient: they come with their own built-in carrying case, after all. You just flip the phone closed, and, voila, no accidental key presses and no scratched screens. Flip phones also offer a small, compact case -- the perfect size for slipping in a pocket. And, perhaps best of all, flips phones are often cheap, if not free with a service contract.
What Does GSM Have to do with My Phone?
What is GSM? This definition of GSM, which stands for Global System for Mobile communications, reveals that the standard reigns as the world's most widely used cell phone technology.
What is CDMA? (And Why Should You Care?)
What is CDMA? In this definition of CDMA, we learn that Code Division Multiple Access is a competing cell phone service technology to GSM, which is the world's most widely used cell phone standard.
35 Common SMS Abbreviations
There are hundreds of different acronyms and abbreviations that can be used when typing SMS messages on your cell phone. Here are 35 of the most common SMS abbreviations used today.
What's an Android Phone?
An Android phone is a smartphone running on Google's open-source Android operating system.
Here's Why 4G Wireless Is Fast
4G service providers like to talk about their super-speedy 4G wireless networks. But just how fast is 4G wireless service, anyway?
Unlimited Wireless: MetroPCS Wireless Roaming...
Unlike other wireless carriers, U.S. wireless roaming with MetroPCS is not free and unlimited. In fact, it's pricey - among the most pricey on the market.
What is a Cell Phone?
We have all heard the term. Smartphones.
12 Quality Smartphones That Cost \$100 or Less
You don't have to break the bank to get a full-featured smartphone. This roundup of the best budget smartphones includes models that are available for $100 or less.
Can You Unlock Your Smartphone?
Some smartphones and cell phones can be unlocked, but it typically requires help.
How To Type and Send SMS Messages
Detailed instructions on how to send SMS messages using a cell phone.
The Best Phones You Can Buy for Text Messaging
Cell phones are great for talking, sure. But they're also great for messaging -- especially text messaging, when you want to fire off a quick note to someone without having to make a phone call. But not all phones handle messaging the same way. Here's a list of today's best text messaging phones.
Wireless Roaming: Verizon Wireless Roaming Policy
U.S. wireless roaming is free on all nationwide Verizon Wireless plans. While no additional fees are incurred during Verizon Wireless roaming, these roaming minutes are treated like your regular Verizon Wireless minutes.
AT&T Cell Phone Plans: Which One is Right for...
This is an About.com compilation of AT&T cell phone plans. This guide includes AT&T GoPhone plans, AT&T FamilyTalk plans, an AT&T senior plan, AT&T Unity plans and AT&T Nation plans.
The 11 Best Prepaid Wireless Plans
This is a library of the best prepaid wireless and pay-as-you-go plans at the major no-contract cell phone carriers. The list features all prepaid plans from AT&T, Boost Mobile, Consumer Cellular, Cricket, Jitterbug, Kajeet, PlatinumTel, Straight Talk, T-Mobile, TracFone Wireless and Virgin Mobile.
Top 5 Best Websites for Downloading Cheap (or...
With a universe of merchants competing for your ringtone dollar, I've compiled a top-five free ringtones list ranking several of the best sites for cheap and free ringtones. I explain why they're such stellar ringtone havens and what cautions to keep in mind. Many merchants allow you to buy ringtones via text message.
Creating a Samsung Account
Creating a Samsung account on your new Galaxy S3 or S4 is an important step towards making sure you get the most from your phone. Just a few minutes spent setting up an account gives you access to lots of useful new features.
How Are Smartphones Different From Cell Phones?
While we all know what cell phones are, we don't always know how to differentiate them from smartphones. Here's how.
Which Networks Support Prepaid Wireless Service?
Sometimes it's clear which network a prepaid carrier is actually using and sometimes it's not. This article simply lists which carrier you're actually using with a lower-cost prepaid wireless carrier.
My Best Cell Phone: A Smartphone
You need a smartphone. But you don't require -- or want -- the latest-and-greatest smartphone. You want a straightforward smartphone that will allow you to make calls, surf the Web, download apps, and get a little work done.
Set Up My Family – Windows Phone 8
Se up and use the My Family feature for your, or your childs, Windows 8 phone, enabling you to control what apps and other content is downloaded.
Rooting Your Android Phone: What You Need to Know
Rooting your Android phone means gaining access to its software at the root level, a level that will let you have complete control over your device.
Find Out If You Qualify for Free Cell Phone...
Assurance Wireless is low-income cell phone service from Virgin Mobile in partnership with the non-profit organization HeartShare Human Services. SafeLink Wireless offers a similar service that is supported by the U.S. government.
Sony Ericsson w518a Flip Phone
Sony Ericsson w518a Walkman Flip Phone from AT&T. Page 5.
What's the Difference Between 1G, 2G, 2.5G, 3G,...
Though the jargon 1G, 2G, 2.5 and 4G might not have ever popped into your head, 3G very likely has given today's emphasis on high-speed data usage from your mobile phone. This article will help you understand the difference between 1G vs. 2G vs. 2.5G vs. 3G vs. 4G.
Nokia Mural
Nokia Mural flip phone. Cell Phones. Page 4.
What Is MMS Picture Messaging?
What is MMS picture messaging? This is the definition of MMS picture messaging. MMS messaging, which stands for multimedia messaging service, takes SMS text messaging a step further by allowing for longer lengths. MMS is most popularly used for picture messaging.
Number Portability: Can I Transfer My Cell...
In the U.S., wireless local number portability (WLNP) is a legally mandated service that allows the transfer of a cell phone number from one carrier to another.
What Is HSPA+?
HSPA+ is an enhanced version of high-speed 3G wireless networks.
What is TFT-LCD?
TFT stands for Thin Film Transistor, and is a type of technology used to improve the image quality of an LCD.
Samsung t139 Flip Phone
Samsung t139 flip phone from T-Mobile. Page 6.
List of Best Online Stores to Buy Cell Phones
This is an About.com-recommended guide to the best online stores to buy cell phones.
Best Cell Phones
If you're looking for a cell phone that's capable of making calls, browsing the Web, sending e-mail and text messages, you've come to the right place. This list comprises today's best cell phones -- devices that offer all of the basics you need, and then some.
What You Need to Know Before Signing a Cell...
Signing a service contract with a cell phone carrier is often necessary to get the cellular service and the cell phone that you want. But committing to a two-year contract can be intimidating, even if you're not a commitment-phobe.
What Does EDGE Stand For?
What is EDGE? EDGE takes GSM further. EDGE, which stands for Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution, is a faster version of GSM. The EDGE standard was built upon the GSM standard.
Used Cell Phones: When to Take the Plunge for...
Sometimes what's old and used breeds new appeal to lovers of all things vintage. The concept of buying used cell phones and refurbished cell phones, though, can either fit you like a glass slipper or evoke unfulfilled feelings of not being hip to the most bleeding-edge whizbang.
Simple Ways to Reduce Mobile Data Usage
Mobile data can be expensive, particularly if you don't have a data allowance with your cell plan. Here are a few quick and simple tips to help you reduce the amount of data you use.
How to Fix Your Blackberry Mobile Network...
Follow these basic troubleshooting steps to restore your mobile network connection on your BlackBerry.
Cell Phone Number Parking: How to Hold Your...
Going overseas for an extended trip? Various services help you park your cell phone number so it's waiting for you upon your return. It's also likely you can put your number on vacation or on hold at your carrier without paying for your traditional service in the meantime.
Android Smartphone FAQ
Several commonly asked questions about Android phones and the Android operating system. A great place for beginners to start learning more.
Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Review
On paper it certainly looks like a sure-fire hit, but following on from the incredible Galaxy S3, can the new Galaxy S4 impress us enough to make the upgrade worthwhile?
Sony Ericsson Equinox
Sony Ericsson Equinox flip phone from T-Mobile. Page 3.
The 3 Best Free Text Messaging Services
Why pay for a text messaging plan with your cell phone carrier when independent services exist that offer you free text messaging? This About.com list presents to you the best services for free text messaging.
What Is an Unlocked Cell Phone or Smartphone?
An unlocked cell phone is one that is not tied into a certain carrier’s network: It will work with more than one service provider.
LG Accolade Flip Phone
LG Accolade VX5600 flip phone from Verizon Wireless. Page 2.
Features to Look for When Choosing a New...
Android phones are becoming more popular every day, but not all Android phones are the same. Here are the key features to consider when you're shopping for a new Android phone.
How Much Does a New iPhone 4S Cost?
How much does an iPhone 4S cost? If you factor in the price of the handset and the phone service, you may be paying more than you think.
Synchronizing Your BlackBerry Contacts with...
Follow these instructions to synchronize your BlackBerry with Gmail OTA. Learn how to use Google Sync and Blackberry Internet Service to synchronize your Blackberry with Gmail wirelessly.
AT&T Cell Phone Plans: Senior Plan for...
This is an AT&T cell phone plans listing of its Senior plan for $29.99.
3 Great Budget Cell Phones for Seniors
Several companies exist to empower seniors by adapting technology to them rather than expecting them to adapt to technology. This article covers cell phones designed for senior citizens.
4 Rugged Cell Phones That Meet US Military...
Does your line of work require you to sport a rugged cell phone or do you need a heavy-duty cell phone that can stand up to advanced wear and tear? About.com has you covered with this list of our best rugged cell phones.
Definition of MVNO: What is an MVNO Cell Phone...
The acronym MVNO stands for mobile virtual network operator. An MVNO is a cell phone carrier (such as a prepaid wireless carrier) that does not have its own network infrastructure and licensed radio spectrum.
Use These Software Apps to Get the Most Out of...
If you own a Samsung cell phone, you've probably already realized that it's a very capable device. But, with the right software, your Samsung cell phone can do even more.
The Best Budget-Friendly Cell Phones
Picking a cell phone can be a daunting task, especially if you're trying to save money. But, as this list of today's best budget-friendly cell phones reveals, you don't have to spend a lot to get a lot.
I Bought an Unlocked Cell Phone. How Do I Use It?
If you've bought an unlocked smartphone, you'll need a SIM (subscriber identity module) to get service.
Cell Phone Glossary: What is GSM vs. EDGE vs....
This article will help you understand the characteristics between the underlying technologies of the major cell phone service carriers and unravel the differences between the GSM, EDGE, CDMA and TDMA cell phone technology standards.
The Best Free Universal Cell Phone Software
Whether you're looking to back up your contact list, send text messages from your PC, or transfer video files to your phone, there's software out there that can help. Below is a list of cell phone software that can help you make the most out of your mobile phone.
Using Samsung Kies
If you own a Samsung Galaxy phone, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the excellent Samsung Kies software, which can be used to transfer files, backup your phone and restore at a later date.
Cell Phone or Home Phone Service? Talk...
T-Mobile @Home service only costs $10 per month for unlimited home phone service. What's the catch? About.com investigates.
The 7 Types of Wireless Plans Available for...
This is a listing of current Virgin Mobile prepaid wireless service plans without a contract. This listing also includes contract-based plans for individuals and families.
Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Review
As a flagship device from Samsung, the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, the Galaxy S3 has certainly had its share of headlines. But does this huge phone live up to all the hype? Read our full review to find out.
Cell Phone Test - Quiz: Test Your Cell Phone...
Test Your Wireless Knowledge With This Cell Phone Quiz Are you a cell phone master or do you have more
Which Cricket Prepaid Wireless Plan is Right...
This is an About.com compilation of no-contract Cricket prepaid wireless plans. This includes Cricket's individual plans at six flat-rate prices, three flat-rate family plans and three pay-as-you-go plans.
The 8 Best Choices if You are in the Market for...
Not all BlackBerry phones are created equal. Find out which ones earn a spot on my list of today's best BlackBerry phones.
No-Contract Boost Mobile Prepaid Wireless Plans
This is an About.com compilation of no-contract Boost Mobile prepaid wireless plans. It includes Boost Mobile Monthly Unlimited, Boost Mobile Daily Chat & Text and Boost Mobile Pay as You Go.
Sprint Cell Phone Plans: Which One is Right for...
This is an About.com compilation of Sprint cell phone plans.
BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230
BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 from Verizon Wireless
Compare Prepaid and Monthly Contracts Cell...
When is it cheaper to pay as you go with prepaid cell phones rather than be bound by a lengthy contract? This article analyzes various pay-as-you-go and contract-based scenarios with Virgin Mobile and Verizon Wireless in an apples-to-apples comparison.
15 Sites That Offer Free Ringtones
In addition to a list of the top five best Web sites for cheap and free ringtones, this list is a growing and regularly freshened library of the best and worst Web sites for cell phone ringtones.
Free Samsung Ringtones
Exclusive And Free Samsung Ringtones by your About.com guide to cell phones. These Samsung ring tones include some classics and our home-made collection.
America's Choice 65 Plus, A senior citizens...
Here is a description of the America's Choice 65 Plus cell phone plan, a senior citizens offered by Verizon Wireless.
Cell Phones for Kids: Kajeet, AT&T Feature...
Niche cell phone offers are getting more popular. Just as there is cell phone service targeted at seniors (i.e. Jitterbug and Consumer Cellular), we also have companies (including Kajeet) and features within carriers (such as AT&T) that are specifically formulated for parents and their kids.
What Is an Email Thread?
What is an email thread, and why does a threaded email view help you?
T-Mobile Roaming: Wireless Roaming Policy for...
U.S. wireless roaming is free on all nationwide T-Mobile plans. While no additional fees are incurred during T-Mobile roaming, these roaming minutes are treated like your regular T-Mobile minutes.
Sprint Roaming: Wireless Roaming Policy for...
U.S. wireless roaming is free on all nationwide Sprint plans. While no additional fees are incurred during Sprint roaming, these roaming minutes are treated like your regular Sprint minutes.
How Much Does it Cost to Own an iPhone 3G?
Wondering how much you'll pay to get a shiny new iPhone 3G? Here's a breakdown of the costs associated with Apple's slick smartphone.
How to Backup Text Messages
The more you text, the more you may find yourself having to delete them once your cell phone runs out of storage space. But what if you archived your text messages online so they're saved forever? You can backup text messages (for free!) with Treasuremytext.
How to Use Your BlackBerry as a Tethered Modem
Using your BlackBerry smartphone as a tethered modem is a great way to get connected to the Internet when you don't have access to another network. Here's a step-by-step guide.
How to Receive a Corporate Cell Phone Discount
A few minutes could trim a quarter off your monthly cell phone bill, and you won't need to buy or sign up for anything new. But how? This article reveals the simple secret of the corporate cell phone discount.
What Is a 4G Wireless Network?
4G wireless has gotten plenty of hype recently, thanks to Sprint and the launch of the HTC EVO 4G smartphone. But what exactly is 4G wireless?
Top 6 Text Messaging Tips That Avoid Data Plans
This list of text messaging tips helps you maximize what text messaging can do for you without having to pay extra for Web data usage.
Paradigm Shift With Wireless Roaming: Free vs....
The landscape for wireless roaming has changed dramatically over the years in what can be viewed as a paradigm shift. How do you know if your carrier offers free roaming? This article will guide you on the latest with wireless roaming for your specific carrier.
BBM App for Android
Learn how to correctly set up and use BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM, on your Android smartphone.
No-Contract TracFone Wireless Monthly Value Plans
This is a prepaid wireless cell phone plan listing for the no-contract TracFone Wireless monthly value plans. These plans are for individuals and families.
Unlimited Wireless: Cricket Wireless Roaming...
Unlike the case with the other major wireless carriers, U.S. wireless roaming with affordable and unlimited wireless carrier Cricket Wireless is not free and unlimited.
No-Contract Consumer Cellular Prepaid Wireless...
This is an About.com compilation of no-contract Consumer Cellular prepaid wireless plans for individuals and families.
Cell Phone Displays: Everything You Need to Know
You may think that all cell phone screens are the same, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Cell phone screens can vary greatly from phone to phone.
AT&T Roaming: Wireless Roaming Policy for...
U.S. wireless roaming is free on all nationwide AT&T plans. While no additional fees are incurred during AT&T roaming, these roaming minutes are treated like your regular AT&T minutes.
What Does 3G Mean?
3G is the third generation of mobile phone standards and technology. 3G supersedes 2G technology and precedes 4G technology. 2.5G was a temporary bridge between 2G and 3G.
The Top 9 Camera Phones
Not all cell phone cameras are made equal. This About.com list of our best camera phones will help you understand the varying degrees of quality and features.
Samsung Fascinate (Verizon Wireless)
Samsung Galaxy S Android Phones. Cell Phones. Page 11.
New and Noteworthy Android Phones
Finding it difficult to keep track of all of the latest Android phones? You're not alone. New Android phones are announced nearly every day, it seems. Have a look at the latest Android-based phones.
Jitterbug Prepaid Wireless Plan Compilation
This is a listing of current Jitterbug prepaid wireless service plans designed for seniors.
What is 2G? Definition of 2G: Cell Phone Glossary
In the world of cell phones, 2G signifies second-generation wireless digital technology standards. Digital 2G replaced analog 1G, which originated in the 1980s.
Free Text Messaging: Review of SMS Service...
This is a review of free text messaging service txtDrop.com.
The Best Phone for Me: A Contract-Free or...
Based on your answers to our Cell Phone Chooser Quiz, your best bet is a contract-free or prepaid cell phone.
What Is Blackberry PIN Messaging?
BlackBerry PINs allow BlackBerrys to communicate directly with each other. BlackBerry Messenger uses the PIN protocol.
AT&T Cell Phone Plans: No-Contract GoPhone...
Published On: Oct. 11, 2008. This is an AT&T cell phone plans listing of its no-contract GoPhone Pay as You Go for either 10 cents or 25 cents per minute.
What Is 4G Wireless?
4G wireless has gotten plenty of hype recently, but what exactly is 4G wireless?
Using the Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner
Want an alternative to passwords and PIN's? Learn how to use the clever fingerprint scanner on the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.
Prepaid Wireless: Roaming Policy at Virgin Mobile
While prepaid wireless carrier Virgin Mobile excels in its pay-as-you-go pricing and plan simplicity, wireless roaming is not its strong suit.
AT&T's Data Plans: All the Details
AT&T recently announced the end of its unlimited data plans for uses of iPhones and other smartphones. Instead of one flat-rate unlimited option, the carrier now offers tiers of service that allow users a certain amount of data access each month. Here's an overview of each plan.
TracFone Prepaid Wireless Plan Compilation
This is a listing of current TracFone prepaid wireless and pay-as-you-go service plans.
How to Affordably Cancel Your Cell Phone Contract
What happens if you're under contract with your cell phone carrier and you lose your job or otherwise experience financial hardship? How can you affordably break or cancel your cell phone contract?
How to Synchronize Your Blackberry Contacts...
This article describes the process of synchronizing your contacts with a desktop application. After reading it, you should be able to synchronize your PC's address book with your BlackBerry contacts.
Definition of QWERTY Keyboard: What is QWERTY?
What is a QWERTY keyboard? This is the definition of a QWERTY keyboard. QWERTY is the acronym that commonly describes today's standard keyboard layout on English-language computers.
Top 5 Real Music Ringtones
Here are the very best Real Music Ringtones available today, based on my analysis and user reviews.
What Is Blackberry Internet Service?
What is BlackBerry Internet Service? What is BIS? How does BIS Work?
What is Bluetooth Technology? Definition of...
Bluetooth technology is a wireless technology that connects electronic devices while they are in close vicinity of one other.
Review: Lookout's Free Anti-Virus for BlackBerrys
Lookout Provides Free Anti-Virus and Security for BlackBerrys. This article reviews the Lookout Security and Anti-Virus application for BlackBerrys. Secure your BlackBerry with Lookout's free anti-virus and security application.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Prepaid Cell...
A prepaid phone plan, sometimes called a pay-as-you-go plan, is one of the best ways to save money on cellular service. You only pay for the minutes you use, and you're not tied in to a lengthy service contract.
iPhone 3GS Review: Apple's Slick, Speedy...
If you're using a first-generation iPhone or another smartphone, the iPhone 3GS is a worthy upgrade.
What Is Bluetooth?
What is Bluetooth? Bluetooth is a short-range wireless networking technology that is used to link (or pair) two devices, such as smartphones and headsets. Bluetooth is sometimes called a cable-replacement technology.
Which Straight Talk Prepaid Wireless Plan Is...
This is a listing of current Straight Talk prepaid wireless service plans.
My Best Cell Phone: A Basic Cell Phone
You're looking for a cell phone that has the basics covered, but offers little in the way of extras. You'd like to use your phone to make calls -- and that's about it.
Android OS Review: Powerful, Customizable, and...
Google's Android operating system is an open-source platform that's currently available on a wide variety of smartphones. Android has its advantages -- it's highly customizable, for one -- but it's also somewhat geeky software that can seem intimidating to smartphone newbies.
LTE: A Definition of LTE 4G Technology
LTE, which stands for Long Term Evolution, is the name for a technology standard used for 4G wireless networks.
BlackBerry Unlock Software - Free Software or...
A list of software programs designed to help you unlock your BlackBerry phone.
Android Viruses and Malware
An introduction to the potential risk from viruses to your Android phone, along with some simple ways to avoid infection.
Updating to Android KitKat
Learn how to check for and install the Android KitKat update on your smartphone.
How to Get MMS on Your iPhone
AT&T has (finally) activated MMS for the iPhone. Here's how you use iPhone MMS.
How To Backup Your HTC One
Learn how to backup the data, images, music and settings on your HTC One and HTC One Mini smartphones.
Understanding Smartphone Storage
Learn more about the storage space and memory capacity of your smartphone, and why 16GB of storage space doesn't always mean 16GB of storage space.
Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks
Some of the clever, useful, time-saving or just plain cool things your Samsung Galaxy S5 can do.
What is 1G? Definition of 1G: Cell Phone Glossary
In the world of cell phones, 1G signifies first-generation wireless analog technology standards originating in the 1980s. 1G was replaced by 2G wireless digital standards.
The Best Bluetooth Headsets
Bluetooth headsets offer more than just convenience. They also offer a safer way to use your cell phone or smartphone, especially if you're driving. Here's a roundup of the best Bluetooth headsets available today.
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