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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

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

Using Wi-Fi to get more data from your cell phone plan

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Coffee shops…good for more than just good coffee!

We all know that streaming music and videos with your mobile phone can use huge amounts of your data plan – around 200 MB for a 2-hour, high-quality movie! While the 600 MB of data per month that comes with the Pure TalkUSA Unlimited Plus+ plan is more than enough data for casual users, if you’re a big time mobile movie watcher, you could easily deplete your data plan before you know it. But there is a way around that! Continue reading

Wireless Warrior: College Football Rivalry Week Sweepstakes

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Who’s your favorite college football team? Show us and win your choice of one of the following three great prizes! (First, you must “Like” our Facebook page to be eligible.)

• The new Apple iPad 4 (with Retina display)

• Kindle Fire HD 8.9” with a $200 Amazon.com gift card

• HTC One X with one free year of Pure TalkUSA’s Unlimited Plus+ Plan

To enter, all you have to do is:

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1.  REP YOUR TEAM
Throw on a hat, t-shirt, or jersey — even some face art will do the trick. Actually, any pic that represents your team will work!

2.  SNAP A PHOTO
Give us your best game face or show us your lucky team socks…it doesn’t matter as long as we can see you team’s colors or logo.

3.  ENTER TO WIN!
Submit your photo using the ENTER TO WIN button. If entering through a mobile device, your photo must first be uploaded to Facebook.

THE WIN-WIN! Just SHARE this contest on Facebook. If one of your friends happens to win the random drawing, then you get to choose a prize of your own.

GET A BOOST! If your team wins its RIVALRY WEEK game (Nov. 20-25), you will get three (3) bonus entries into the prize drawing! See the rules if your team doesn’t play that week.

The sweepstakes entry period starts Sunday, October 28, 2012 @ 06:00 am (US/Eastern) and ends on MondayNovember 25, 2012 @ 05:59 am (US/Eastern). You must be at least 18 years old to enter.

How much data is enough for you?

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Purely considering your smartphone, how much data do you usually stream each month? Unless you’re constantly streaming high quality videos and music, chances are haven’t even come close to the data usage that is allotted to you by your wireless provider each month.

Most usage-based smartphone agreements allow you 2 GB (or 2,000 MB) of data with their base plans. However, according to a 2011 Nielsen report, 77% of all smartphone users used less than 500 MB of data per month.

So when a customer agrees to a wireless phone contract that gives them more data usage then they need, they’re essentially agreeing to pay for something that they’re probably not going to use. It’s like paying for a monthly gym membership, but never going to the gym. Continue reading

Best Free Smartphone Apps for Checking Fantasy Football Stats

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With Week 1 of the 2012 NFL season now in the books, fantasy football fanatics have begun scouring through mountains of stats, looking to plug up holes in their rosters with one or two free agents that they expect to “breakout” this season.

If that’s you, and you happen to be on Pure TalkUSA’s Unlimited Plus+ plan – which now gives you more data than you’ll know what to do with in a month – you’re in luck! We’re here to help you use your data for what it was meant for…to reach playoff glory!

We did some research and came up with the best free smartphone apps for checking your fantasy football stats. Whether you’re using an Android phone, Blackberry, or iPhone, there’s a free app that you can download that will make digging through the data super easy. Continue reading