The Best No Contract Smartphone Carriers for 2016

[adsense][/adsense]In the modern world, mobile phones and other electronic gadgets have become a crucial part of our day to day operations.  Different types of smart phones have a difference of usability to specific groups and ages of people.  It is very crucial that you pick the right smartphone for your wants and needs. Also, you can safely say that selecting or picking out your wireless carrier is just as important as picking out a phone. We currently have several prepaid wireless mobile carriers, all of which have different features that makes them special to their consumers. Let’s take a look at the top no contract smartphone carriers that should be useful for 2016.   Straight Talk Wireless Straight Talk has different plans and cards to offer  just as other pay-as-you go carriers.  The most popular and advertised plan is the $45 unlimited plan.  It comes with unlimited text, talk and data on a high speed network for the first 5GB of data. StraightTalk currently does not require credit checks, activation fees, age limits or contracts that are long term.  StraightTalk Wireless is a popular choice of carrier for many.  Service is run through either T-Mobile or AT&T.   Walmart Family Mobile This no contract carrier provides convenient plans for individuals and the family. They offer plans without annual contracts or credit checks.  Unlike many other prepaid carriers, this is a postpaid service whereby billing is done monthly after the service is received.  You can either purchase one of the provided phones, or you can bring your own.  For bring your own phone plans, you do have to get a... read more

LG Optimus Dynamic II

[adsense][/adsense]As StraightTalk and other carriers continue to bring along new Android phones to add to their collection, older models are being almost given away at discount prices. The LG Optimus Dynamic II is one of the popular models from 2014 that are still around and available for those on a budget. Are you in search for a replacement of your underwhelming LG Optimus Dynamic? Also known as the LG L39C, this model claims to offer some quality features and specifications which make this product really a convenient to use. Product Description LG Optimus Dynamic II is an Android phone with Android Jellybean 4.1 that can be used with Tracfone services. It comes with a 3.8 inch HVGA screen and a 3 MP camera. It also comes with 4.0GB of internal storage space for room for a few apps along with the installed Android Operating System. It finally comes with the general features and specs of a modern android smartphone such as bluetooth, accessibility to the Google Play store, Wi-Fi, GPS and other features. Product Features • Android Jellybean 4.1 • Use for Tracfone services only. • 3MP camera with clear and high quality video • 3.8” Touchscreen • Wi-Fi Connectivity • Bluetooth • 4 GB Internal Storage Space • 4GB of Micro SD Card • GPS and Hearing Aid Compatibility • Voice Dialing • Handsfree Speaker The Best Benefits of LG Optimus Dynamic II • Size of the Screen – The screen size is not the largest, but it is large enough to make items easy and clear for many people to see, read and picture. • Great and... read more

Motorola Moto G Review

[adsense]The Motorola Moto G is considered one of the best budget choice Android no contract smartphones and is now available with 4G. Motorola Moto G is an unbelievable inexpensive phone that punches in well beyond its weight. The Motorola Moto G was launched last November and ever since, this smartphone continue to defeat every other low-price phone with an unfaltering presence as the best budget smartphone. The second generation of the Moto G which is the 4G version is a little more costly but is still a phone model that is worth purchasing. The second generation Moto G also has a micro SD card slot which expands the internal storage to 8 gigabytes which the earlier Moto G truly needed. The Moto G Design Performance Price Portability Summary 4.5 inch 720p HD display Quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 450MHz graphics processor, 1GB LPDDR2 RAM 5MP rear camera, plus front facing camera 8MB and 16MB Models Available Newer 4G Model Available Price Range: Less than $200 No Contract Less Than $100 on Contract 5 Design The Motorola Moto G is a firm without nonsense handset. It is neither fancy nor ugly. This is one reason why many have loved the Moto G from the beginning. You can add color with a wide variety of snap-up rear covers. You can also find hard shell cases or flip front covers to customize your Moto G as you desire. The Moto G has a front and rear camera and has a 4.5 inch 720p HD screen. Performance Motorola Moto G has a splash proof cover which provides protection if you should accidently drop it... read more

LG Ultimate 2 Review

[adsense]The LG Ultimate 2 also known as the L41C has arrived at several no contract cell phone providers including Tracfone, Net10 and StraightTalk. The LG Ultimate 2 comes with some impressive specs, especially for an Android smartphone that only takes around $120 or less to own. Features • Android 4.4 • 3G on CDMA Networks • Wi-Fi • 5MP Camera with Auto-focus • 1.3MP front facing camera – confirmed • 3 Home Screens • Proximity Sensor • Bluetooth • GPS Enabled • Hands free speaker, Hearing Aid Compatible • Call Waiting, Caller ID, Email, MMS, Voicemail • Voice Dialing • MP3 Player LG Ultimate 2 (L41C) Technical Specifications: • 5.01″ x 2.63″ x 0.38″ • 4.5″ IPS at 800×400 • 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor • 1 GB RAM • 4 GB Internal Memory, up to 32GB Micro SD card compatible • Weight: 4.5 ounces • 2100 mAh Battery with 12 hours talk time/ 9 days standby Key Observations OS Android 4.4 is the Kit Kat variety of the Android OS. As of Oct 2014 it is the most recent version of Android, with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) coming very soon. There are no details as to whether this will be updated with Lollipop when it becomes available. Network The LG Ultimate 2 runs on CDMA networks. This means that whichever non contract provider you choose, you will likely have to use this phone on either the Verizon or Sprint CDMA networks. CDMA is the most popular type of network in the US. But be aware that the other major technology called GSM is the most popular elsewhere in the world.... read more

Walmart Family Mobile Review

Monthly Cost Family Plan Discount Phone Selection Bring Your Own Phone Program Network Summary With one of the inexpensive unlimited plans in the market, Walmart Family Mobile is one of the best no contract smartphone providers who allow GSM Android phones. Selection is limited, but with a simple bring your own phone program, combined with a family plan discount for multiple lines, Walmart Family Mobile is a great choice if you don't mind being limited to T-Mobile networks. 4.2 Walmart Family Mobile Pros Cost is only $34.88 (before taxes) per month for Unlimited Talk, Text and Data! Great BYOP (Bring Your Own Phone) program that accepts T-Mobile compatible GSM Phones! Only $29.88 per month for each additional line after the first line Simple Web Activation and Upgrades Walmart Family Mobile Cons $25 Starter Fee for each line to be setup. Limited Phone Selection in the stores and on the website. Service provided strictly through the T-Mobile Network. [adsense]Walmart Family Mobile now has some of the most inexpensive no contract plans in the wireless market. Often confused with Straight Talk and sometimes Net10 and T-Mobile, Walmart Family Mobile is a joint collaboration designed to offer a competitive price with an unlimited voice, text and data no contract plan. Although many on the phones offered may be less than desirable to some, there is nothing to fear, because Walmart Family Mobile also offers a bring your own phone program which can result in just about any GSM T-Mobile compatible phone being used at their affordable prices. Walmart Family Mobile – Charges Walmart offers a unique plan structure, specifically designed for individuals... read more

The Top 3 No Contract Cell Phone Providers

  PricingComparison Straight Talk Walmart Family Mobile TracFone Net10 T Mobile Boost Mobile Lowest cost Unlimited Text, Data and Phone Plan$45.00 $39.88$9.99$40.00$50.00$40.00 Family Plan Discount?NYNYYN Each Additional PhoneN/A$34.88 addtl lineN/A$75.00 for 2 lines$80.00 for 2 linesN/A Lowest Cost Android Phone$59.99$29.88$99.99$49.99$0.00$39.99 DeviceSelection Straight Talk Walmart Family Mobile TracFone Net10 T Mobile Boost Mobile AndroidYYYYYY iOS (iPhone)YYYYYN Bring Your Own Phone5 Stars5 Stars2 Stars5 Stars5 Stars1 Star Bring Your Own Phone Activation Fee$4.99$25.00$9.99$6.99$10.00N/A 4G LTE Available?YNNYYY Phone Selection4 Stars3 Stars3 Stars5 Stars5 Stars4 Stars Coverage NetworkSprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, VerizonT-MobileSprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, VerizonSprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, VerizonT-MobileSprint GSM or CDMABothGSMBothBothGSMCDMA The Top 3 No Contract Cell Phone Providers [adsense]There are millions of consumers taking advantage of the recent deals offered by no contract cell phone providers out there.  With the correct type of phone, you can now receive unlimited talk, text and data at just a fraction of the cost of being on a postpay contract only smartphone plan.  The biggest drawback for switching over for many is the type of phones that are available on some of these types of plans.  Until a few years ago, the only types of phones you had to look forward to were basic or vastly outdated and/or underpowered smartphones.  Now, many of the majors players in the prepay and no contract smartphone carrier race offer a better selection of quality of services and phones that are offered.  Lets look at some of the best currently used today. Straight Talk Wireless Straight Talk Wireless is currently under the umbrella of discount cell phone carriers carried under the Tracfone umbrella.  Only offered in Wal-Mart stores, and online, the... read more

TracFone Review

Quick Reference Tracfone Smartphones Tracfone Phones [adsense]TracFone is a division of América Móvil in providing prepaid mobile services in the United States. TracFone is included with NET10, Safelink Wireless and Straight Talk under the América Móvil umbrella. TracFone offers mobile phone service without requiring contracts, credit checks, activation fees or cancellation charges. The TracFone brand is geared toward consumers who want low cost services but are considered light users. NET10, is geared more toward heavy to medium users who need more minutes and StraightTalk is geared more toward those needing “Unlimited” plans. Safelink, is the brand of the US government supported program for low-income eligible consumers. Monthly Cost Family Plan Phone Selection Bring Your Own Phone Network Summary Tracfone offers some of the most competitive plans in the market, especially for low data and phone users. Usage is bought in minutes, and can be used within a 30 day period starting as low as $9.99 per month. With the addition of Android powered smartphones, Tracfone has become one of the better non contract smartphone carriers available. TODAY'S HOTTEST DEAL - Reconditioned Android Tracfones as low as $9.99! While Supplies last! 3.6   Tracfone Android Smartphones NAMEPRICE *Subject to changeDESCRIPTIONMORE INFO Samsung Galaxy Centura $19.99Includes Triple Minutes for Life FREE! (3x Talk Time, 3x Texts & 3x Data) Android? 4.0 3.5" Touch Screen 3G/Wi-Fi? Connectivity 3 MP Camera/Video Recorder Bluetooth? Wireless Technology 800MHz Processor An Airtime Card is required for activation of this phone. ZTE Valet $39.99Includes Triple Minutes for Life FREE! (3x Talk Time, 3x Texts & 3x Data) Android 4.1 3.5" Touch Screen 3 MP Camera/Video Recorder Bluetooth... read more

Purchasing an Unlocked Android Phone

[adsense]A few years ago, if you wanted to fully purchase an unlocked android smartphone with any type of updated features, you would have to buy it from one of the major carriers. If you wanted to avoid paying below the $400+ purchase price, the cost would include add-ons such as multiyear contract commitments which resulted in grossly overpaying for equipment and service. Fortunately for consumers, there are now good inexpensive phone options for consumers who wish to purchase new android phones without breaking the bank. But before you run out and spend your hard earned money on the first deal you see, be mindful of our tips and suggestions. Considerations Before Your Purchase Android phones Do Not automatically match the cell phone carrier you wish to use. There are different types of networks available that will only work with specific types of phones.   In the US, the two main types of networks are GSM and CDNA. GSM – Is the most popular type of network in the World (but comes in second place in the US). This is considered the most useful choice for a personal smartphone but can be the most expensive. Your phone number and carrier data are maintained in a SIM Card that you can insert into your phone.  You purchase the sim card from the GSM carrier you wish to use and put it in your phone. Technically, you can change sim cards at any time in your phone (as long as it is unlocked from a specific carrier). Used by StraightTalk, Family Mobile, T-Mobile, AT&T. CDMA – Is the most popular cellular network used... read more

Net 10 Wireless

[adsense] Net 10 Wireless describes itself as ‘No Bills, No Contracts, ‘No Evil’.  And for many it delivers on those promises with a combination of a wide variety of cell and no contract smartphones that can be used on its network and some simple cell phone plans.  Also, the smartphone plans are not that shabby either…offering both unlimited and pay as you go plans for all types of users and circumstances.  Net 10 Wireless falls under the corporate umbrella of Tracfone along with its close cousin Straight Talk Wireless.  Both carriers are very similar except that Straight Talk is collaboration along with Wal-Mart which is one of the few places other than online they can be found.  Net 10 Wireless phones, refill cards and service packages which have no such direct relationship with any one store can be found in multiple department and electronic stores that offer cell phone products. Net10 No Contract Review Monthly Cost Family Plan Phone Selection Bring Your Own Phone Network Summary Net10 offers service much like Straight Talk and Tracfone. What sets Net10 apart is an easy to setup family plan which can mean significant savings for more than one line. This along with a versatile cellular network makes Net10 an attractive option. 4.6 Net 10 Wireless Smartphones Net 10 Wireless is a prepaid cell phone company, therefore, you will have to purchase any phone you use directly from Net 10 Wireless or, you can bring your own compatible phone to use on their network and purchase a sim card.  Net 10 Wireless offers cell phones for sale that range from as low as... read more

Why No Contract Smartphones Do Not Suck

Why No Contract Smartphones Do Not Suck [adsense]No Contract Smartphones have come a long way in the last few years. No longer is it necessary to have a 2+ year contract to get the type of smartphone or service you want. Even major cell phone companies are starting to fall in line with the no contract model. The concept works, and in many cases it is better in every way than a contract cell phone plan. Let’s go over a few important factors to consider before you make any decisions regarding your smartphone use. Affordability The major cell phone companies will boast amazing prices on brand new smartphones. You may see them for “sale” at $100 all the way down to free depending on the smartphone brand or model. If you look at the small print the requirements necessary to take advantage of these prices, you will usually see “2 year or longer contract required”. “What difference does it make?” “The phone is being given to me at such a low initial cost.” That may be so, but in the long run, you may be losing hundreds if not thousands of dollars in the long run. The key to understand is that the cell phone plan will be higher than normal to subsidize the cost for the phone plus more! Let’s take for example the Samsung Galaxy S3. There is a deal on this phone with one major cell phone company at around $30 with a 2 year contract. The plan for unlimited talk, text and web starts at $99 per month. Over the 2 year life of the... read more