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What to Look for in Cell Phones for Seniors

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Senior Using a Phone and looking at postcard

When we think of cell phones, we probably picture our teenagers texting away for hours on their smartphones. But what about when the kids call Grandma? Chances are, she’s not using a landline anymore! According to PewResearch, 77% of older adults now have mobile phones.

Is it time for your senior relative to make the switch? If so, it’s important to know what to look for in choosing their mobile phone.

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The Top Three Misconceptions About Pay As You Go Phones

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Man on a pay as you go phone

You might have noticed that at Pure TalkUSA, we’re fans of paying as you go. We love anything that makes our lives easier, and pay as you go phones certainly fit that description.

With a prepaid phone, we don’t have to worry about contracts with hidden fees, long-term commitments, or paying for service we don’t need or use. Instead, we get to tailor our plans to our preferences.

It’s this flexibility—this stress-free mobile phone experience—that makes no-contract cell phones so great. It’s also what makes us proud to offer our service to you.

However, working in this industry, we tend to hear a few peculiar notions regarding no-contract phones. So we’re here to set the record straight. Without further ado, here are the top three misconceptions about pay as you go phones:

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The Truth About Cell Phones on Airplanes

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Ah, the holidays. Feasts, merriment, and uninterrupted family time. With all of that celebration, it’s no wonder that the holidays are some of the busiest travel periods of the entire year!

Are you gearing up to visit the family? You probably know all about navigating around holiday traffic, what snacks to pack for the kids, and even the fastest way to get through the airport. But what about when you’re finally on the flight? When you can sit back, relax, and enjoy? Do you automatically reach for your cell phone?

Not so fast.

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Holiday Gift Guide: How to Give a Cell Phone as a Present

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Cell Phone as Gift

Bells are jingling, people are singing, and there’s a chill in the air. It must be holiday season!

Do you have someone on your gift list that’s pleading for a cell phone? What a great gift! But before you hit the mall, keep in mind that buying someone a cell phone can be a tad trickier than simply picking up the hottest new device from the store.

Cell phones are incredibly personal items. Think about it—we use these devices for just about everything. They’re calendars, phone books, notepads, and communication devices.

Furthermore, when you give someone a cellphone, you often have to account for a new cell phone plan as well. As we know, there’s a lot that goes into that decision!

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Breaking Down the MVNO Guide: Pure TalkUSA vs. Cricket Wireless

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Cricket Wireless, owned by AT&T, offers mobile service backed by one of the largest providers in the world, but how does their service compare with Pure TalkUSA?

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*Updated frequently as plans change

A popular choice for mobile users, Cricket Wireless boasts many enticing features: fees and taxes included in quoted plan pricing, bring-your-own-device, and compatibility with a wide range of mobile networks. At Pure TalkUSA, we’re proud to offer all of that, plus world-class customer service and customizable budgets, so you can always find a plan to meet you or your family’s needs. Take a look at the chart to learn more about Pure TalkUSA vs. Cricket Wireless features, or better yet, hear what our customers have to say about Pure TalkUSA’s service:

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The Evolution of the Cell Phone

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Long ago, in a land (not so) far away, there existed a civilization that knew not the wonders of wireless technology. This primitive society never experienced the joy of Angry Birds, nor the thrill of taking a selfie on a camera phone. How did this world, which knew only of landlines, dial-up Internet, and even, dare we say it, face-to-face communication, come to be the one we know today, equipped with smartphones?

Let’s find out.

Without further ado, we give you: The Evolution of the Cell Phone.

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How Much Data Are You Really Using While Streaming?

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Picture this:

You’re on the way to visit family in another state. It’s your spouse’s turn to drive, so you settle into the passenger seat with your phone, ready to pass the hours with some Netflix. Thank goodness for that 4G connection! Everything is great… until you get your phone bill.

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Pure TalkUSA vs. Consumer Cellular: Breaking Down the MVNO Guide

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Wondering what Pure TalkUSA vs. Consumer Cellular looks like? We’ve compared the two in our MVNO Guide to help you choose the best service for you!

*Updated frequently as plans change

*Updated frequently as plans change

Consumer Cellular offers quality mobile service to seniors, featuring a variety of easy-to-use devices and stripped down monthly plans. At Pure TalkUSA, we pride ourselves on providing easily understandable options for customers of all ages and levels of expertise, while still boasting all the features and services to satisfy even the most advanced users. With features like rollover minutes, included messaging, and rollover data, our plans are hard to beat.

Take a look at the chart to learn more about Pure TalkUSA versus Consumer Cellular features, or better yet, hear what our customers have to say about Pure TalkUSA’s service:

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