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Wednesday App Review: Polyforge

I am a sucker for games that are both simple and elegant. Most of the time when I am playing a game, I want something that is easy to pick up, hard to put down, and either requires a lot of thought or none at all. And, since my mother is an art teacher, I tend to gravitate towards games that are just plain pretty. Polyforge meets all of those requirements and then some.

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Cricket Wireless Simplifies Adding More Lines

AT&T’s prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless has always offered some pretty fantastic family plans, where visitors can save additional money with each new plan. In fact, when adding up to five lines, you can save up to $100. However, until now, adding or porting over multiple lines has been a bit complicated.

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RingPlus Discontinues All Non-Mad Plans

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RingPlus, a Sprint MVNO that features free plans with advertisements, has announced a huge change to its business model. Effective December 1, 2016, all plans that are not “Mad” plans can no longer be topped-up after they expire. According to a series of posts in the RingPlus Forum, the company can no longer offer ad-supported plans due to a lack of subscribers.

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Google Drops Play Support for Gingerbread, Honeycomb

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Google has officially announced that it will be discontinuing play store compatibility for devices running Android Gingerbread (2.0) and Honeycomb (3.0). Effective immediately, Google’s Play store will no longer support these two operating systems, which fortunately only account for a tiny portion of the Android user base.

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Boom! Mobile Expands Plan Options

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Boom! Mobile is an MVNO that operates using all four of the main carrier networks, though AT&T business plans still have not launched. The company refers to the networks as V, T, and S and color codes them red, pink, and yellow respectively. Boom recently added quite a few new plans to its lineup, so I thought it best just to do an overview. 

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Cricket Wireless Holiday Promotions

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This November, Cricket introduced its holiday promotions for the year. “The merrier carrier” is offering new customers two smartphones for free, and two at a discounted rates when they activate on Cricket’s services. 

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Page Plus Increases Data

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Page Plus, Verizon MVNO and Tracfone subsidiary, has recently made some effort to keep with the competition. Many prepaid companies have been increasing data allotments included in plans, as customers seem to be needing internet access more than ever before. 

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FreedomPop Launches Online Store For Used Smartphones

While prepaid phone plans are easily half the cost of a typical contract plan, actually purchasing the phone outright is required. This upfront cost is what stops many users from taking advantage of all of the benefits of a prepaid phone plan. While many places like Amazon offer used phones, it’s hard to know what to get. However, it looks like FreedomPop is trying to make that jump just a little easier.

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Huawei Sensa Available on Straight Talk

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Straight Talk, a subsidiary of TracFone that operates on all four of the main carrier networks, recently expanded it’s lineup of devices. Adding to the already extensive Android variety, the Huawei Sensa (operating on Verizon’s network) is now selling for $179.99 at Walmart stores and online.

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Lycamobile Revamps Plans

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Recently, T-Mobile MVNO Lycamobile made some improvements to its lineup of plans. The company increased data allotments on 4 of its plans and made quite a few improvements to its international features as well. There were enough changes made that I think its best to do an overview.

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