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Buying a used iPhone - A Checklist

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Buying a used iPhone - A Checklist

If you're in the market for getting your hands on an iPhone and you don't want to spend copious amounts of money on a brand new one, you may want to consider a used iPhone. As people upgrade their phones regularly, there's no shortage of used iPhones available on the market, so you won't have an issue finding one. However, there are a number of things that are worth looking at beforehand so that you don't get burnt and stuck with an iPhone that has a functionality issue or - even worse - an iPhone that you're unable to activate...

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Mobilicity is Joining Rogers' Network - What's Compatible?

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Mobilicity is Joining Rogers' Network - What's Compatible?

This move may be a smart one for everyone as well. In an effort to increase competition in the Canadian cell phone industry, an auction for new wireless spectrum was conducted and the major carriers (Rogers, Bell and Telus) were barred from bidding on these to ensure that there are new entrants in the market. Once that was said and done, we had Wind Mobile and Mobilicity enter as new plan providers. They had much cheaper plans than what was normal for Canada, but there was a catch - only specific phones would be compatible. Because of this, their phone...

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Why You Should Buy a Used Smartphone

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Why You Should Buy a Used Smartphone

No need to shell out hundreds and hundreds of dollars when you need to get a smartphone. These days, buying a smartphone is becoming more and more expensive, with phone price tags reaching the 4-digit range. There's also the issue of all of the major carriers creating complicated pricing structures depending on whether or not you're choosing to get a new phone with your plan (spoiler alert: you're going to pay more per month if you do). So for someone who wants to graduate out of their old iPhone 4s, or for that unfortunate soul whose phone has landed at...

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Find Out Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone's Battery

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Find Out Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone's Battery

Just one thing that all iPhone users hate to see on their screens. "My phone's battery dies so quickly!" are words that probably each and every one of us have spoken once in our lives. The unfortunate ones have spoken it multiple times, when their reliable smartphones run out of battery when they need it most. There are only a few solutions to this. Perhaps it is your battery that is becoming a bit old, and needs to be replaced. This is a relatively inexpensive procedure, usually not costing more than $50 to do at your local repair shop. Or,...

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What is Activation Lock on iPhone?

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What is Activation Lock on iPhone?

Don't let Find My iPhone leave a bitter taste in your mouth after purchasing a used iPhone. If you're looking to purchase a secondhand iPhone, and it's on iOS 7 or later, you may want to be careful, as the Activation Lock feature may be activated on the phone. But what exactly does this do? We'll break it down: When the owner of a shiny, shiny iPhone sets up their phone, they have the option to set up Find My iPhone as well, which allows that owner to be able to find their iPhone if they happen to lose it...

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