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Seniors using cell phones are much less likely to use texts

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From Mashable.com (September 24, 2013):

Commercials portraying grandparents using phones and tablets to Skype with their grandkids may be deceptive — in reality, only 3% of cell phone users over the age of 65 use their smartphones to video chat.

Statista’s chart, below, shows how cell phone use differs by age group. As you might expect, teens and 20-somethings are far more likely to rely on cell phones to check email, text and listen to music than any other age group. Continue reading

Vote in the Pure TalkUSA “Name Our Phone Plan” Contest

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Pure TalkUSA is getting ready to launch a few great new cell phone plan options later this month and we need your help in coming up with a name for one of our new fixed rate cell phone plans.

This new plan will give our customers the option of adding 750 fixed minutes to their account each month for only $21.95/month. Minutes can be used for both talk and text. And since the minutes are fixed, customers who use it will never have to worry about going outside of their monthly budget. It’s perfect for those who regularly use their cell phone, but don’t want to pay for an unlimited phone plan.

We want your ideas on what we should call this new plan option so we’ve listed our top 10 favorite suggestions below. Continue reading

Family cell phone plans are great option for kids heading back to school

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During the school year, parents can keep track of their kids with affordable, no-contract family cell phone plans.

Whether it’s football, cheerleading, basketball, soccer, swimming, studying, band, or just plain old hanging out with friends, your pre-teen and teenage children will be super busy now that the new school year is here.

You’re going to want to keep track of them to make sure that they’re OK and safe at all times, right? Continue reading

What in the world makes Candy Crush Saga one of the best smartphone games?

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Posted by: Chris
Pure TalkUSA, Marketing
 
Why do so many people love to play Candy Crush Saga?

Why do so many people love to play Candy Crush Saga?

I have a question for you readers — What in the world is so addictive about Candy Crush Saga? What makes it one of the best smartphone apps, as it is commonly billed?

Right now, you’re either thinking, “What is Candy Crush Saga?” Or if you’ve played the game before, you probably have at least two or three good explanations ready. For those in the former category, allow me to give you a little back ground. Continue reading

How to connect your smartphone to WiFi [VIDEO]

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free-wifi-1Were you aware that data that is transferred over a WiFi connection doesn’t count toward any data usage allowance that may be associated with your Pure TalkUSA cell phone plan?

Connecting your smartphone to a WiFi network is the undeniable best way to save money on your cell phone bill, while still being able to take advantage of all of the bells, whistles, and streaming media apps that your handset can accommodate.

Here are a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) about using WiFi on your cell phone or smartphone… Continue reading

Snapseed App: Best Mobile Photo App 2012 (Android & iOS)

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snapseedAre you an Instagram fanatic? If so, then this is for you. Snapseed will let you enhance, transform, and share your photos with ease using incredibly advanced features from the leader in digital photography software. Snapseed won the Technical Image Press Association’s (TIPA) award for Best Mobile Photo App in 2012. Continue reading

Why you should think twice about getting cell phone insurance

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broken-cell-phoneMany cell phone owners have trouble keeping their phones safe. They’re easy to drop on the ground, fall into water, and nowadays, are very attractive to thiefs.

Is it smart to insure your phone? That depends.

According to a University of Minnesota finance professor, Andy Whitman, probably not. Continue reading

The dirty little secret of the cell phone industry

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Pssst — come here! We’ve got a dirty little secret to tell you that many cell phone service providers don’t want you to figure out.

But first, imagine this scenario…

You’ve found a great deal online for a new, unlocked smartphone. It’s the perfect device for you to check and respond to emails, maybe upload a few pictures here and there to Facebook, or even even fire off a few Tweets if that’s your thing. All you need now is a no contract cell phone plan with data. Continue reading

RunPee App: Because Movie Theaters Don’t Have Pause Buttons (Android & iOS)

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runpeeMovie fanatics (particularly ones with kids) will LOVE this app! It tells you the best times to take a bathroom break at the movies. Just choose your movie and leave your phone on vibrate, and the app will vibrate to alert you of the best “pee-time.” When you get back, it will summarize what happened while you were gone. We usually only post free apps, but this one is so cool that we had to include it. The current price is only 99 cents. Continue reading