Cell Phones

iPhone XS – Phone Review

Since the Black Friday sale is around the corner, we planned on reviewing the brand new iPhone XS, which was announced in September 2018, to give you an honest opinion on whether or not it should be on your black friday sale wishlist.

iPhone, a smartphone operating on Apple’s iOS mobile operating system has been a market leader ever since its inception in 2007. Post the release of the first iPhone in 2007, Apple has released eleven generations of smartphone, each with a major upgrade in the IOS software as well as hardware changes.
Let’s take a quick look at the eleven generations of iPhone;

iPhone

IOS

Release date

 iPhone  iPhone OS 1.0  June 29, 2007
 iPhone 3G  iPhone OS 2.0  July 11, 2008
 iPhone 3GS  iPhone OS 3.0  June 19, 2009
 iPhone 4  iOS 4  June 21, 2010
 iPhone 4S  iOS 5  October 14, 2011
 iPhone 5  iOS 6  September 21, 2012
 iPhone 5C  iOS 7  September 20, 2013
 iPhone 5S  iOS 7  September 20, 2013
 iPhone 6 / 6 Plus  iOS 8  September 19, 2014
 iPhone 6S / 6S Plus  iOS 9  September 25, 2015
 iPhone SE  iOS 9.3  March 31, 2016
 iPhone 7 / 7 Plus  iOS 10  September 16, 2016
 iPhone 8 / 8 Plus  iOS 11  September 22, 2017
 iPhone X  iOS 11.0.1  November 3, 2017
 iPhone XS / XS Max iOS 12  September 21, 2018
 iPhone XR  iOS 12  October 26, 2018

 

Here is a quick snapshot of the evolution of iPhone Screen Sizes over the years:

iPhone

IOS

Release date

 iPhone 3.5 inches 2007
 iPhone 3G 3.5 inches 2008
 iPhone 3GS 3.5 inches 2009
 iPhone 4 3.5 inches 2010
 iPhone 4S 3.5 inches 2011
 iPhone 5 4 inches 2012
 iPhone 5C 4 inches  2013
 iPhone 5S 4 inches 2013
 iPhone 6 4.7 inches  2014
iPhone 6+ 5.5 inches 2014
iPhone 6S 4.7 inches 2015
iPhone 6S+ 5.5 inches 2015
 iPhone SE 4 inches 2016
 iPhone 7 4.7 inches 2016
 iPhone 7 + 5.5 inches 2016
 iPhone 8 4.7 inches 2017
 iPhone 8 + 5.5 inches 2017
 iPhone X 5.8 inches 2017
 iPhone XS 5.8 inches 2018
 iPhone XS Max 6.5 inches 2018

Did you know the Black Friday Sale Revenue is expected to grow by 15% in 2018, in comparison to the Black Friday Revenue in 2017?

Speaking of the latest addition to the iPhone family, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are available for purchase for prices starting from $999 and $1099 respectively, making them one of the most expensive phones in the market. (You could expected to get them at cheaper prices and big discounts during the Black Friday Sale) But the question here is, are these iPhones worth the cost?

The new iPhone XS is loaded with latest features and technology that its predecessors missed out. Let’s take a look at the detailed feature list;

1. Display: Following Apple’s legacy, the iPhone XS too, has no hardware updation in comparison to its predecessor iPhone X. Both iPhone X and iPhone XS come with a 5.8 inch screen, that is decent enough for the big screen enthusiasts, while being functional enough to carry around. Although the display specifications of both iPhone X and iPhone XS are the same

  • 9.5:9 aspect ratio True Tone OLED
  • 2436 x 1125 pixels (458 ppi)
  • 2.9% screen-to-body ratio

Apple claims that the iPhone XS delivers 60% greater dynamic range with HDR content. Hence, you can expect better image & video quality.

2. Design: Although the iPhone X and iPhone XS look exactly the same, if you pay close attention to both their specification, you will find that the iPhone XS is lighter than iPhone X by 3 grams.

  • iPhone XS – 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm and 177g
  • iPhone X – 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm and 174g

3. Speaker Volume: Similar to the design difference, a very small and not-so-noticeable difference is the speaker volume and stereo support which has been improved in iPhone XS by about 25% since iPhone X.

4. Dual Sim: A fairly old feature that other smartphones (mostly android) have been offering for a long time now – dual sim support is an additional feature in the iPhone XS, a relief to the iPhone fanbois looking to use two sims. Though Apple has been late in adapting the dual sim technology, it still withholds its position of a technology leader by introducing eSim, which is not your usual dual sim phone feature. The ‘e’ in the eSim stands for embedded, as the sim card is embedded in the phone instead of having a physical sim card slot. Though eSim support is currently limited, it is expected to grow since iPhones have them now. With eSim, you can use the service of any carrier. Other than the missing physical slot, the dual sim functionality in iPhone XS works similar to that of other mobile phones, both the sim cards work simultaneously in one device.

5. Touch Sensing: iPhone XS comes with an additional touch sensitivity of 120Hz touch sense. This will help make the iPhone XS faster, as it can now respond upto twice as faster to touch than its preceders.

6. Face ID Recognition: Apple claims that the iPhone XS is faster in face ID recognition than the previous versions of the phone.

7. RAM: The iPhone XS comes with a robust 4GB RAM, which would definitely outperform the 3GB RAM in iPhone X, making XS faster, smoother and better rendering.

8. GPU: GPU or Graphic Processing Unit in the iPhone XS is of 4 core, which is expected to perform better than the 3 core GPU in the iPhone X. This would help iPhone XS process better display and image quality, when compared to the iPhone X.

9. Camera: Apple has been boasting about the improved camera in iPhone XS. Mimicking Google Pixel’s HDR+, Apple has used the ‘Smart HDR’ that combines the best parts of multiple photos taken at different exposures into a single image. Along with this, the iPhone XS also comes with a 6-piece lens and a 1.4µm pixel size, that could perform better than the 1.22µm pixel size of the iPhone X.

10. Charging: Apple claims that the wireless charging on the iPhone XS is better, and that it can charge faster than the iPhone X.

11. Battery: Despite Apple’s claim of faster charging, iPhone XS has a battery capacity lesser than that of iPhone X. While the iPhone XS is packed with a 2,658 mAh battery, the iPhone X comes with a 2716 mAh battery. In Spite of a lower battery capacity, Apple claims that the iPhone XS has a longer battery life than that of iPhone X by almost 30 minutes. This isn’t a great relief to the users as the battery life of iPhone X is said to be poor.

12. Water Resistance: The iPhone XS is said to have a better water resistance when compared to iPhone X. While the iPhone X has a water resistance of upto 1 metre depth for 30 minutes, the iPhone XS has upto 2 metre deep of water resistance for 30 minutes.

13. Storage: The iPhone XS comes in a storage variant of 64 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB whereas the iPhone X comes in only 64 GB and 256 GB variants.

14. Price: Listed below the prices of the iPhone XS and its preceder iPhone X (Prices below are regular prices, you could get an iPhone XS or iPhone X at :

iPhone XS iPhone X
64 GB US $999 US $899
256 GB US $1149 US $1049
512 GB US $1349
Colours Gold, Silver, Space Grey Silver, Space Grey

Did you know an average person’s spend is expected to grow by $5 in 2018, as compared to the Black Friday spend in 2017, raising the Black Friday average spent of an individual from $335 to $340 in 2018.

Should You buy iPhone XS?
Should I buy iPhone XS?

If you are an iPhone loyal looking for an upgrade, iPhone X might be a better option over iPhone XS, considering the very few additional improvements at the cost of extra $100 (or you might get iPhone XS at the price of iPhone X during the Black Friday Sale). A lot of complaints regarding the iPhone XS charging issues has been received throughout the globe. The phone seems to not recognise the plugged in charger if the screen is off. One has the wake the screen every time to continue the charging. This could be disheartening when you spend a whopping $999+ for a phone and end up not being able to even charge seamlessly.

Although Apple claims that the iPhone XS charges faster than the iPhone X, the phone comes packed with a slow charger and a fast charger cost an additional $75, which is not something everyone would be willing to spend. If you have already bought an iPhone XS or willing to buy one, you could get the fast charger at amazing discounts during the black friday sale, don’t miss the chance to grab the offers.

The battery life of iPhone XS doesn’t seem to be anything better than that of iPhone X. This is a disappointment, considering its previously mentioned charging issues. You might want to keep a portable charger handy if you want to own an iPhone XS, don’t forget to get discounts on the iPhone portable charger during Black Friday.

A lot of user reviews have shed light over the iPhone XS’s fragile design. The back glass as well as the screen has said to shatter into pieces with a drop. Hence, not the best choice for the clumsy ones among us.

But if you are an android user, or someone looking for a feature-loaded mobile phone, here are some options you could consider at cheaper prices, we have compared them side-by-side for you:

iPhone XS SAMSUNG GALAXY S9 LG G7 THINQ HUAWEI P20 PRO
 Pricing $999 / $1,149 / $1,349 $720 $750 $749
 Dimensions 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches) 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm (5.81 x 2.7 x 0.33 inches)  153.1 x 71.9 x 7.9mm (6.03 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches) 155 x 73.9 x 7.8mm (6.1 x 2.9 x 0.31 inches)
 Weight 177g (6.24 ounces) 163g (5.75 ounces) 162g (5.71 ounces) 180g (6.35 ounces)
 Screen Size 5.8 inches (147.32mm) 5.8 inches (147.32mm) 6.1 inches (154.94mm) 6.1 inches (154.94mm)
 Screen Resolution 2,436 x 1,125 (458ppi) 2,960 x 1,440 (570ppi) 3,120 x 1,440 (564ppi) 2,240 x 1,080 (408ppi)
 Screen Type Super Retina OLED Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Quad HD+ FullVision LCD Full HD OLED
 Battery 2,659 mAh 3,000 mAh 3,000 mAh 4,000 mAh
 Internal Storage 64 / 256 / 512GB 64GB 64GB 128GB
 External Storage None microSD microSD None
 Rear Camera Dual cameras:
Wide-angle, 12MP, f/1.8, 1.4μm pixel size
Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.4
12MP, dual aperture f/1.5 and f/2.4, 1.4μm pixel size Dual cameras:
Standard, 16MP, f/1.6, 1.0μm pixel size
Wide-angle, 16MP, f/1.9, 1.0μm pixel size
Tri-lens camera:
RGB, 40MP, f/1.8
Monochrome, 20MP, f/1.6
Telephoto, 8MP, f/2.4
 Front Camera 7MP, f/2.2 8MP, f/1.7 8MP, f/1.9 24MP, f/2.0
 Video Capture 4K at 60fps 4K at 60fps 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps
 NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Bluetooth v5.0 v5.0 v5.0 v4.2
 SoC Apple A12 Bionic Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Huawei Kirin 970
 CPU 64-bit hexa-core 2.8GHz octa-core 2.8GHz octa-core 2.36GHz octa-core
 GPU Unknown quad-core Adreno 630 Adreno 630 Mali G72 MP12
 RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB 6GB
 WiFi Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac Dual band, 802.11ac
 Operating System iOS 12 Android 8.0 Android 8.0 Android 8.1
 Other Features IP68 certified, Lightning connector, Qi wireless charging, dual SIM IP68 certified,
USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, WPC/PMA wireless charging
IP68 certified, USB-C, Qi wireless charging, 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC IP67 certified, USB-C

 

If you planning to buy a new phone anytime soon, consider buying it during the black Friday sale and grab amazing discounts.

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Moto G5 smartphone review

Are you looking for a new phone with the latest OS? Something that is less than 250 bucks? Well, you have come to the right place. Here, you will find one of the many smartphone reviews on the Moto G5.

Design and Build

Let’s start with the design and build. The phone is 144.3 mm in height, 73 mm in width, and 9.5 mm in thickness. It weighs 144.5 grams. The aluminum body of the Moto G5 is crafted with precision. You may choose from gold or lunar grey designs. The phone also has a water-repellent nano-coating so that walks in the rain are always welcome.

Performance

The Moto G5 comes packed with a 2,800 mAh battery. The phone also comes with a 10W charger that ensures you get an entire day’s worth of power in minutes. This powerful phone contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) processor. The Octa-Core CPU supports a speed of 1.4 GHz. The Adreno 505 graphic card and GPU support up to 450 MHz. The Moto G5 also has a 3GB RAM for smoother multitasking.

Operating system (OS)

The Moto G5 comes with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. With this, you will not have to worry about your phone getting outdated anytime soon. This is one of the phone’s highlights in most smartphone reviews online.

Camera

The Moto G5 has a 13 MP rear camera. This has many cool features like an 8x digital zoom (4x for videos), slow-motion video, professional mode, burst mode, panorama, quick capture, HDR, and more. The 5 MP front camera has a wide lens and even supports flash so that the dark doesn’t make your selfies look bad. For more touch-ups, you could even use the professional mode as well as the beautification mode. Most smartphone reviews by customers laud the cameras of this device.

Moto experiences

We all know that while juggling different things in life, there may be no time, even to open certain apps! Hence, the Moto experiences have been introduced. Now, you may use simple gestures or actions to access a certain app. For example, a twist of your wrist will open up the camera.

With this budget-friendly phone, enjoy all that Motorola has to offer. Stay tuned for other smartphone reviews.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone review

If looking at gorgeous and world-class phones is your thing, then by now you will have certainly heard about the Mi Mix by Xiaomi. Read one of our latest smartphone reviews on the phone.

The Mi Mix is truly known as the smartphone of the future. The almost bezel-less display will make all your videos and movies stunning. This display showcases a 6.4-inch screen.

Design

The phone’s body is made out of micro-crystalline zirconia ceramic that is known to be as hard as sapphire. This makes the phone extremely durable and ensures that you will not have minor heart attacks every time you accidentally drop it. It is 158.8 mm in height, 81.9 mm in width, and 7.9 mm in thickness. It weighs around 209 grams.

Hardware

The Mi Mix smartphone reviews can also boast of a Snapdragon 821 processor, a 6GB RAM, and UFS 2.0 ROM. It also has an Adreno 530 graphics card for a better gaming experience. The device comes with a whopping 4,400 mAh battery to keep you charged throughout the day. What’s more? The battery even has a fast charging feature where the charging speed increases by 20 percent.

Camera

The phone comes with a 16 MP rear camera. This lets you take pictures in different modes like low light, HDR, panorama, burst, face recognition, and more. The 5 MP front camera is 50 percent smaller than other typical front-facing cameras. This is so that it fits in spite of the bezel-less display. It also has 36 smart beauty profiles so that you always look your best.

Added features

If you are in the mood for added luxury, you could get the Mi Mix 18K. This phone has an 18 karat gold rim around the camera and a fingerprint sensor. This will add a sparkle to your phone.

If traditional is not your thing, the Mi Mix is certainly the right smartphone for you. With its cutting-edge technology and design, it is a revolutionary step in the smartphone industry. So now that you have read the smartphone reviews of the Xiaomi Mi Mix, don’t waste time in getting your own new phone!

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4 easy-to-use mobile phones for seniors

If you want a simple and basic phone for your grandparent, then you have come to the right place. Here are some of the best options to have a look at:

  • Jitterbug Smart

Jitterbug is a brand that offers the best to its seniors. It gives phones bundled with the best senior mobile phone plans. This model from the company offers a user-friendly interface, simple navigation, and easy access to medical and emergency services. The phone has a large display of 5.5 inches, making it convenient for elders to see and read. It also has a simple menu with all the important things organized as a list.

  • Emporia Smart

Emporia Smart is a blend of a smartphone and a basic cell phone. The phone is operated on Android and has a touchscreen. It comes with a keypad cover for anyone who prefers pressing buttons over tapping the screen. Like the previous one, this device has a simple menu and allows easy navigation, too. It comes with a stylus as well. Apart from all this, the phone has an emergency call button to help in times of crisis.

  • Samsung Galaxy J3

This model is not specifically designed for seniors but it has many features for their benefit. The phone comes with Easy Mode option that enlarges all the icons and keeps all the important things within easy reach. It makes management simple. The Galaxy J3 comes with a vibrant 5-inch Super AMOLED display that enhances the viewing experience. Buy this phone bundled with one of the best senior mobile phone plans to make the most of it.

  • Doro Liberto 825

This Doro phone is a simple device perfect for seniors. It offers smartphone-like features and enables easy navigation. The phone comes with an inbuilt app named My Doro Manager. The app will let you monitor the handset, manage settings, and also share apps remotely. This means you may help your grandparents even when you are not around. There are many senior mobile phone plans available that you may choose with this phone.

Depending on your needs and affordability, choose the best phone, tie it with some suitable senior mobile phone plans, and gift it to your grandparents or elderly parents.

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All you need to know about the new T-mobile plan for seniors

If you are 55 years old or more and are looking for a suitable mobile plan, then you have a reason to rejoice. T-Mobile has recently announced a new plan for seniors; and trust us, it is one of the best senior mobile phone plans that you may have ever heard of. With the new plan, you will be entitled unlimited calls as well as chatting, all at a budget price.

Read on to know some of the key details of one of the most sought-after senior mobile phone plans.

  • What is the name of the plan?

The plan is called T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+.

  • What does the plan offer?

It offers unlimited 4G LTE data, talk, as well as text along with all the other T-Mobile ONE benefits. It offers the services for two lines.

  • What is the cost of the plan?

The plan is available for USD 60 per month. This price includes taxes and fees and is calculated after applying the AutoPay discount. The first line costs USD 50 while the second one costs USD 10.

  • How much does it cost without AutoPay?

If you are not eligible for the AutoPay discount, then you will have to pay USD 5 extra for each line.

  • Can I buy a third line on this plan?

This plan is applicable for a maximum of two connections. For the third one, you will need to browse through other plans.

  • Who is eligible for this plan?

Anyone who is aged 55 years or more and has a valid age proof is eligible for this plan. The plan is available for new and existing T-Mobile postpaid customers.

  • Do both the members need to be 55 years old?

This plan requires only the primary member to be 55 years old. The age proof is also asked from one person only.

  • How do I avail of this plan?

Anyone who is interested in registering for this plan should visit a nearby T-Mobile store. Existing customers may even get it done through a phone call.

What are you waiting for? Choose one of the best senior mobile phone plans and enjoy all the unlimited benefits.

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4 smartphones with one of the best cameras

A smartphone isn’t just called so. It derives its name from how smartly it makes life easier for us. It houses your e-mails, music, pictures, videos, documents, monthly budgets, games, and other multimedia files. You name it and your smartphone does the job for you (well almost most jobs). A smartphone was in fact created to ease the stress of the human mind and how much it has to process in today’s day and age.

Speaking of the human mind, did you know that according to psychology, human beings are drawn to most things pictorial? And most smartphone cameras have been curated bearing this in mind. So, we are here to take you through some of the best mobile phone cameras with regards to smartphones.

  • iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus that comes with dual 12.3MP cameras on the rear and a 7MP camera on the front, is one of the best mobile phone cameras in the smartphone market. It also has a point-and-shoot feature that makes capturing moving images easy.

  • Google Pixel XL

This smartphone has a rear camera of 12.3MP and a front camera of 8MP. With features like electronic image stabilization, phase detection, and laser autofocus, this is the next thing in the best mobile phone cameras category that you can get your hands on.

  • Huawei P9

Tied up with Leica, one of the best brands in the world of photography, the Huawei P9 also comes with dual 12.3MP cameras on the rear of its body. While one rear camera makes for some of the most stunning black and white photos, the other rear camera brings to life some beautiful DSLR-quality colored images. There is also a 7MP camera on its front.

  • LG G5

We have another camera phone with a dual camera on its back, the only difference being you are able to switch between its main 16MP camera and its 8MP wide-angle camera in order to get a great zoom effect, making it one of the best mobile phone cameras in the world of smartphones.

This year gave us some great camera phones, and the list above comprises of the best of these.

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4 things you could do with your smartphone camera

So, you’ve gotten your hands on a brand new camera phone that is known to take some of the best pictures ever? Well, congratulations! We’re here to let you into a little secret—there is a lot more you can do with your smartphone camera other than just taking pictures. Yes, you read that right. We know, you’re going to wonder, “What else can I do other than taking pictures from my smartphone camera?” We’re here to tell you exactly that.

  • Search for stuff

With the new Google Goggles app, you can now search for anything anywhere. All you need to do is point the camera in the direction of your subject (that could be a monument, food, drink, poster, or almost anything), and the app will provide you a whole lot of information on what it is, its history, its alternatives, and more. Mind boggling isn’t it? And you don’t even need the best mobile phone camera for this. Just a decent enough camera phone will do.

  • Catch a phone thief

Let’s hope this doesn’t happen to you; but, just in case someone has stolen your phone, with the new Gotya app, you are now able to get your hands on the thief with ease. All you need is just about the best mobile phone camera that’ll take a clear picture when the thief is trying to bypass your phones security login screen. Must download Gotya now, everyone!

  • Stargaze

With the assistance of apps like Google Sky Map and Star Chart, you can now be a self-made astronomer. All you need to do is point your phone toward a particular star you want to know about, and with the help of Augmented Reality (AR), these apps will give you the name of the star you are pointing at.

  • Make videos

Making high-definition videos is especially useful if you happen to be a vlogger or are documenting something. And nothing better than a best mobile phone camera to help you with this.

There’s a lot more you can do with a camera phone than just click selfies. Try these exciting new functions out and be amazed!

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10 Aarp discounts you should know about

Crossing fifty can be life-changing and, understanding this, AARP does a lot for citizens registered under it.

From discounted food, shopping, and travel, to AARP cell phones for seniors and free tax help, AARP does its best to make the life of a senior citizen better. God bless them. Let us take a detailed look at ten AARP discounts you should know and avail of.

  • Car maintenance

This is something we could all do with; but, lucky are the AARP seniors who, with just about USD 18, can get their car oil changed, a maintenance inspection at any Mr. Tire or Monro Muffler Brake & Service, and also save 10% on any RepairPal-Certified outlet.

  • Movie Tickets

Go out and have fun at the movies with your pals while availing of a 25% discount at any Regal Cinema.

  • Books and E-Books

Save 10% on Amazon Kindles, 50% on select Kindle books, and 10% on select audio and print books from Amazon.

  • Shipping

Get a 15% off on shipping of certain products and a 5% off on domestic and international courier services.

  • Household stuff

Swipe your AARP card at select Meijer, Family Dollar, and Fred’s Super Dollar outlets and get 10% off on select items.

  • Eating out

Avail of discounts ranging from 10% to 15% at eateries like Denny’s, Landry’s INC., and so many others.

  • Pet insurance

Save more than 10% with Petplan pet insurance and also receive a USD 35 Petplan Visa Prepaid card for services like dental cleaning, vaccinations, etc.

  • Shows and concerts

Buy tickets to concerts for four or more people from Ticketmaster and save about 25%. Also avail of a 30% off on the very famous Cirque du Soleil shows.

  • Mobile phone services

Save big bucks on a monthly basis by availing of discounts and AARP cell phones for seniors offered by network providers like AT&T, Consumer Cellular, and Cricket Wireless. A lot of these AARP cell phones for seniors come at a cost as low as USD 25.

  • Shoes

Save 20% on your total purchases from Reebok and Rockport outlet stores.

So be it a movie, AARP cell phones for seniors, dining out, or even getting your car serviced, with AARP, life becomes so much easier!

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Choose the best cell phone plans with Aarp

Receiving an e-mail from AARP welcoming you to the big 50 may not be the best thing you’d like to see on your 50th birthday (since that is sure to remind you of the fact that you’ve done half a century already), look at the positive side of things. You can now avail of one too many offers and discounts that AARP provides you with. A few among these are travel discounts, free help on issues related to tax, information on housing, financial planning, real estate, fantastic financial and insurance programs and so much more!

Among all of these, one of the best and most important benefits is the discounted cell phone plans. In fact, members registered with the organization are eligible for discounts as well as low-cost AARP cell phones for seniors. This is especially good for senior citizens who have low incomes to back them up. Cellular carriers tie up with AARP to provide senior citizens with some well-discounted calling plans. A few of these plans are as follow:

  • AT&T

Here, senior citizens are offered a 10% discount starting from their second bill cycle once they have submitted proof that states that they are active members of AARP. This is generally done by providing an authorized AT&T dealer with your AARP membership card before you are able to get your hands on one of the AARP cell phones for seniors.

  • Verizon

Although Verizon does not provide AARP cell phones for seniors, it does have a plan known as the Verizon Nationwide 65Plus Plan for senior citizens. This comes in the form of a two-year contract that is offered to senior citizens who are above 65 years of age. This plan has zero long distance calling charges and comes with unlimited national mobile-to-mobile minutes within the Verizon cellular network.

  • Cricket Wireless

When you buy a Cricket Wireless cell phone as a senior citizen, you receive a USD 20 Cricket Visa Promotion card. However, again, an active AARP membership at the time of buying the cell phone is necessary.

  • Consumer Cellular

One of the leading providers of AARP cell phones for seniors, Consumer Cellular is a service provider that offers some fantastic deals and discounts to members registered with them. Senior citizens can avail 30% discounts on their mobile phone accessories, apply for plans that start from as low as USD 10 per month, and so much more!

Being 50 may not be such a terrible thing after all.

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4 reasons why T-mobile is one of the best

A few years ago, T-Mobile had almost disappeared from the market scene. A bad network led to the provider losing many customers. However, T-Mobile made a heroic comeback with a new look, stronger network, and polished services, and before you knew it, it became the leading carrier in the country.

T-Mobile makeover

The first thing that T-Mobile did was cut itself from the contract stigma that was driving its customers away. Second, it eliminated data overages and introduced cool plans that catered to its customers’ requirements. Adding the cherry on the top, T-mobiles sold smartphones in all price categories, presenting a wider range of options for buyers to choose from.

Today T-Mobile has launched some of the newest and best smartphones in the market. T-Mobile new phones are priced from lowest to highest.

T-Mobile plans

  • Unlimited Plan

T-Mobile has introduced an unlimited plan that is best suited for families. The plan allows the user to get as many as five lines or connections. The unlimited data plan is $70 per person and every additional line is charged at $50, $20, $20 and $20 respectively, making it $100 per month.

  • International Traveler Plan

T-Mobile has also rolled out the best international traveler plan under which the user gets unlimited text and 3G data in almost 100 countries. Calls are charged at 20 cents per minute. The perks of taking an international plan are that the user can access an hour of Gogo Internet on select flights.

  • T-Mobile Tuesdays

The newest and most popular offer that T-Mobile has introduced is T-Mobile Tuesdays. With this offer, the user or the subscriber gets free perks or discounts like vouchers or credits.

  • Prepaid option

For those, who do not want the hassle of getting into any plans, the T-Mobile new phones are prepaid ones where the user can load the amount they require and get activated. Under a prepaid plan, the data is capped and there are no overages. This lets users monitor their usage more effectively.

T-Mobile new phones are sold at T-Mobile outlets and even online. T-mobile is truly the country’s best unlimited phone service in terms of data and mobiles.

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