Straight Talk AT&T SIMs Now Support LTE

Frugal phone user can pay $45 a month and use Straight Talk 4G LTE on AT&T's network with the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5 and popular Android devices.

Just in time for the iPhone 5s, Straight Talk now supports LTE on the AT&T SIM cards which sell for $7 online and can be cut down to fit the iPhone 5s’ nano-SIM card slot. Straight Talk AT&T SIM cards returned in August, ahead of the iPhone 5s release after a long absence and now […]

GottaBe Pre-Paid? Here Are Some Things to Consider

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With Christmas around the corner, thrifty technophiles may be eyeing the latest smartphones and tablets but are balking at lengthy two-year service agreements that are typical in the U.S. along with the required voice and data plans. Fret not, as there are a number of prepaid options to fit your needs, but you do have […]

Red Pocket Mobile Review: Pre-Paid Wireless for iPhone & Android

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Red Pocket Mobile is a pre-paid wireless company that offers affordable connectivity to the iPhone and Android smartphones with no contracts for $40 to $55 a month. This means users can bring the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Android smartphones like the LG Nexus 4, and AT&T Windows Phone 8 smartphones to Red Pocket using a $10 Red […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comments on Amazon Fire Kindle Tablet, Pre-Paid iPhone

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At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook provided some insight into how Apple views the pre-paid phone market as well as the popular and well received Amazon Kindle Fire rival tablet running on a heavily skinned version of Google’s Android operating system. Commenting on the Kindle Fire, Cook recognizes that […]

Samsung Epic 2 May Be Flagship Pre-Paid Phone for Sprint

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Though the rumored Samsung Epic 2 for Sprint never came out, the phone may still be launching as recent leaks suggest. The device was most recently found on the Cellebrite device system and the Epic 2, complete with its sliding QWERTY keyboard, may make its way now potentially to Sprint’s pre-paid brands instead. As such, […]

Boost Mobile Makes Android Affordable With $99 Samsung Replenish

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Boost Mobile announced their newest Android smartphone today, the Samsung Replenish. Touted as being eco-friendly due to being made partially with recycled plastics, the Replenish also benefits from one other virtue: price. Boost and other pre-paid, non-contract carriers sell phones without the subsidized price, which can get expensive for smartphones. Thus the $99.99 price tag […]

New MVNO Ting Promises Low Rates, iPhone in Future

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File sharing site Tucows is planning to launch its own mobile virtual cellular network called Ting, which will piggyback on Sprint’s network. Ting plans to offer tiered voice, messaging, and data without contracts nor overages. The way the system works is that if a customer uses more voice or data than their plan allocates for, […]

Virgin Mobile Announces LG Optimus Slider, HTC Wildfire S Android Smartphones

It looks like the pre-paid smartphone market is heating up with attractive options for those looking for smartphone power without the price and commitment of a regular post-paid account. Virgin Mobile USA, a subsidiary of Sprint and operates on Sprint’s 3G Now network, has just recently announced the LG Optimus Slider and the HTC Wildfire S, both Android […]

Motorola Triumph Suffering From Screen, Camera Issues

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When Sprint’s wholly owned pre-paid subsidiary Virgin Mobile announced the Motorola Triumph, it was hailed as a groundbreaking device in the pre-paid smartphone market, offering high-end Android smartphone features, affordable contract-free data and rate plans, and bringing an unadulterated Android experience to the masses. The Triumph, priced at $300 without a contract, the Triumph’s impressive […]

Optimus One Coming to AT&T as LG Phoenix, LG Thrive

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Today, AT&T announced that it would be bringing the well-known Optimus One to its airwaves in the form of two devices called LG Thrive and the LG Phoenix, phones that will be attractive to those not wanting to break the bank paying for a smartphone. The LG Phoenix and the LG Thrive are both derivatives […]

Galaxy Prevail Leaked for Boost Mobile at $179

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The Galaxy Prevail has been leaked for U.S. pre-paid carrier Boost Mobile, which is owned by Sprint. The device is anticipated to be announced by Boost Mobile and Samsung in New York City, and the leak indicates that the phone will go for $179 (full price, sans contract as Boost is a pre-paid carrier). The […]