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Prepaid Faceoff: Red Pocket VS MetroPCS

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With the massive number of prepaid MVNOs and carrier options, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of it all and even harder to compare and decide which company is the right one for you. So, every once in a while we’re going to go through and do a Face-off of two popular companies, comparing plans and services to help you better decide.

Today, we’ll look at Red Pocket, and MetroPCS. Red Pocket has been around for a while and offers plans from all four carriers. MetroPCS, by contrast, is owned by T-Mobile and only offers that service; however it is usually one of the best values in T-Mobile prepaid.

Here’s how they compare:

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FreedomPop Launches New Family Plan

FreedomPop, a freemium Sprint MVNO, has made some pretty big changes in the last few months. Just last month, it launched a self-branded smartphone, and added a prepaid phone marketplace late last year. Now, it looks like the company has officially launched its first ever family plan. 

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Wednesday App Review: I Love Hue

I have always enjoyed art and colors, although I’m not really all that good. My mother is an art teacher, even, so whenever I see games which revolve around color I am instantly intrigued. However, frequently I find that the games involving color are either ridiculously easy or ridiculously difficult with few falling in that sweet spot. The app game I Love Hue falls in that sweet spot.

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Selectel Discontinues Free Roaming

Verizon MVNO Selectel Wireless has announced that it is phasing out free roaming for all plans. This move will happen immediately for new customers and current customers are expected to be migrated to the new Verizon prepaid platform sometime in the next week or so. Current customers with 3G phones will have to call Selectel to make the migration, but 4G customers need take no action.

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Boost Adds LG Stylo 3 to Lineup

Sprint’s prepaid brand, Boost Mobile, has announced the addition of LG’s most recently phablet to the list of available devices. The LG Stylo 3 is the most recent iteration of LG’s popular phone-and-stylus line. The LG Stylo 3 is considered to be a midrange phablet and for fans of the stylus setup, it’s a great choice.

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FAQ: How to Deactivate Wi-Fi Assist on iPhones

All iPhones with at least iOS 9 or later have this nifty feature called “Wi-Fi Assist” which basically helps fix the issue of Wi-Fi signals being a little spotty at times. However, for prepaid iPhone users, it’s causing a problem: data overages. And the worst part is that the setting is turned on automatically.

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SimpleMobile Offers Free Phone with Unlimited Plan

SimpleMobile, a T-Mobile MVNO owned by TracFone, has a promotion running through the month of March that could land users with a free device. The promotion, which ends March 31, 2017, allows customers who sign up for a $60 unlimited plan to get a device completely free. The offer is only valid online.

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Prepaid Faceoff: US Cellular VS. Verizon Prepaid

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With the massive number of prepaid MVNOs and carrier options, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of it all and even harder to compare and decide which company is the right one for you. So, every once in a while we’re going to go through and do a Face-off of two popular companies, comparing plans and services to help you better decide.

Today, we’ll look at US Cellular’s prepaid plans and Verizon’s prepaid plans. Both carriers are network carriers, which means that their speeds will be better than MVNOs, but prices will sometimes be higher.

Here’s how they compare:

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Cricket Wireless Adds, Increases Fees

Prepaid fees can be a little confusing sometimes; mostly because not every carrier charges the same ones. In fact, a few carriers add fees to the advertised price. AT&T’s Cricket Wireless is one of the MVNOs which doesn’t actually include fees in its advertised price and, unfortunately, it looks like some of those fees will soon be increasing.

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Wednesday App Review: Shadowmatic

Shape games are normally only for small children. However, the game Shadowmatic from Triada Studio Games is a new and refreshing take on the traditional puzzle game. Originally released on Apple devices in 2015, the game has finally made its way over to Android, so I thought I would go ahead and do a review for all our Android fans who have been missing out.

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