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What Should I Know When Buying A Used Phone?

At many of our physical locations nationwide, we buy and sell used phones. Here we’d like to help those shopping for a used phone or looking to sell a used phone. You have to consider many things when buying used phones, and this list will help you evaluate used phones you come across. Do not pay money for a used

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Senior Citizens Don’t Get Respect From Phone Companies

I work as a research analyst for a prepaid wireless company and have been in the prepaid wireless industry for many years. Some of the most frequent customers we get at Best Cellular are senior citizens. Typically, they want to port out of their current carrier. Most people have a cell phone plan already. However, often they’ve been mistreated by

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How To Activate New Phones

Welcome to the online phone activation portal. We are happy that you have chosen Best Cellular! We get emails daily with people asking, “How do I activate my phone?” This article will show you how to activate a phone on Best Cellular, whether you bought a new one or brought your own. How to Activate a Phone Learn how to

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Obamaphones, Fraud, and The True Cost of That “Free Phone”

You might have heard about the “Obamaphone” before as a free option for those with low income. But are Obama Phones really free? What is an Obamaphone? Who is paying for that phone? And how do you get more minutes on an Obamaphone? We took the time to research these topics and give you our findings below. What is an Obamaphone?

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Activate My Phone Online – How To Activate This Phone!

Online Activation – Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) Allowed! Activate this phone you have or you can buy a new phone to activate online as well. Before we continue, be sure to have your current information handy. We make it simple to activate your phone service online today, even if you don’t know how to activate a phone yet. Have you

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How do I check my signal strength?

What do the signal bars mean? If you look at the top of your phone screen, you’ll see 4 or 5 ascending bars. These represent your phone manufacturer’s impression of your current cellular signal strength. Unfortunately, the signal bars are arbitrary and do not correlate in any way to your actual signal. In other words, there is no standard measurement

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7 Alternatives for Using Your Phone on the Road

So you’ve hopped in the car, got ready for your morning commute, and the phone rings. What to do? Unfortunately, cradling the phone on your shoulder cramps your neck. You don’t want to ignore them because it’s an important call. If you initiate a conversation through text, then you’re obligated to respond every time they do – but texting and driving

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These Are The 11 Most Asked Questions About SIM Cards

Best Cellular gets a lot of questions about SIM cards, so we have listed some information to assist customers through the process of buying a SIM Card. If you’re looking for tips on how to activate your sim card online or just need help buying a SIM Card, you have come to the right place! There are many things to

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What is the difference between Mobile Data and WiFi?

As a prepaid wireless company, we often get the questions about the difference between mobile data and WiFi. We’ll discuss the distinctions below. After evaluating the pros and cons, you can decide which type of data access is best for your needs. What is Mobile Data? Mobile Data uses your device’s built-in cellular antenna to transmit and receive data through cellular service.

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ALERT: The Dangers of SnapMap

It’s one thing to use social media to keep up with friends, but what if someone you don’t know can keep up with you (and your exact location) too? SnapChat: Innocent Fun or A Stalker’s Paradise? With more than 166 Million daily users globally, no one can deny the popularity of SnapChat. Originally intended as a platform for covert messaging,

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