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Zanco Tiny T1: World’s Smallest Cell Phone

Big phones are currently all the rage. You won’t find a cell in the market that doesn’t have an edge-to-edge display, ultra-sharp screen, beefy battery, and edge-to-edge display. The Zanco Tiny T1 doesn’t possess any of those things, but it does have the title of world’s smallest cell phone, and it currently has plenty of admirers.

The Tiny T1 seems like a toy but it’s really a totally functional cell phone able to make and receive voice calls and texts. It possesses a full numerical keyboard and a very tiny OLED display with a resolution of just 64 X 32. Yep, it is really, really tiny.

As you’d probably guess, the Tiny T1 isn’t really the most powerful mobile on earth. Its little size limits its abilities, letting it function only on 2G networks. With such a little display, you won’t be doing anything besides texting and talking. With that being said, it’s still a seriously amazing accomplishment.

Zanco’s specs list also says it has “32RAM + 32ROM” which you can believe if you want to. There’s no way this phone has 32GB RAM and it’s difficult to believe it has 32GB of storage, particularly when it isn’t even a smart phone. Possibly 32MB. Difficult to say and the phone’s website doesn’t provide any information.

On the positive side, the Tiny T1 is very cheap which probably makes it a great emergency cell phone for someone who doesn’t want to carry a smartphone but still wants to have a phone with them at all times.

When powered up, it has 3 days of standby time, meaning it can handle close to 180 minutes of talk time before needing to be re-charged. How much does it cost? Less than $50.

Do you need one? No! Do you want one just because it’s incredibly cheap, odd, and will bring you some wanted or unwanted attentions? Yep.



Spy Kids: Apps to Track Your Children Without Them Knowing

A good way to know where your kids are is to have the sort of relationship with them in which they tell you the truth each and every time. But for parents who have a strained relationship with their children, well, here’s a few apps for you. Here are some apps that will aid you in protecting your cover as you track your kids’ online movements

mSpy

mSpy is the #1 used cell phone tracking app on earth. Its big selling point is that you can observe many things with it, including what they text, who they call, what apps they use, GPS location, the number of contacts, and much more. And from parents/guardians who have used it, they all say it works fabulously.

While the arena of spying apps isn’t inadequate, reliability and easy to use are issues to be measured. The average US teen typically is in contact with others on electronic devices for over 10 hours a day. For those that are 16, 1 in 3 have done or said something regrettably online.

The Spy Bubble

The Spy Bubble is another jack-of-all spying app, used for monitoring the phone of your suspected cheating significant other. Its site does provide some warning, if scary, worldly info you might find helpful. We’re still reeling from this one regarding online photos: Never let your kids put their pics online. Yes, everyone does it and over 10% of those kids are harassed because of photoshopping done on their pics. The worst bullying of this kind is done by girls since the reputation of a female is one of the most delicate things in the world.

The Phone Sheriff

One great feature of the Phone Sheriff is that it lets you set time limits on your kid’s device. You want “you can use your cell for an hour” to really mean one hour? This app will shut it down and lock the phone after 60 minutes.



Why Verizon is #1

Verizon rules as the top overall carrier, according to studies that closely tracks carrier performance.

Verizon ruled in every performance category, the 1st time that’s been done since testing started on the US cell phone carriers.

Cell phone carriers were tested in network reliability, call performance, network speed, and overall performance. Verizon usually comes out on top in overall performance, but not in all categories.

While Verizon had an overall high score, AT&T wasn’t far behind, with Sprint coming next, and T-Mobile came in last.

Reports suggests that Verizon has some sort of edge over its competitors in terms of network performance. This has also been reported by businesses that research consumer services.

AT&T was 2nd to Verizon in five out of six categories at the national level. The only one that AT&T didn’t come in 2nd was in call performance in which Sprint came in 2nd. AT&T seems to be a real #2 performer in the areas of network reliability, data performance, network speed, and overall performance.

Other carriers aren’t just waiting in its dust. According to studies, the gap in network quality between the best four US cell phone carriers is tightening and will continue to do so as T-Mobile and Sprint invest more in their networks. The next big test for carrier performance will occur when more advanced wireless technology is introduced such as 5G.

All US cell phone carriers must step up to satisfy varying consumer expectations. Previously, consumers might have expected that data speeds would slow down in areas outside of major cities. However, that’s changed and isn’t acceptable now.

Then, obviously, there’s costs. It’s worth noticing that T-Mobile and Sprint have just introduced new unlimited plans that could make that carrier’s talk about being a solid value more attractive to prospective customers.

 



How Good is T-Mobile?

Positives: T-Mobile’s low prices are very good to your pockets.

Negatives: The company’s coverage in rural areas is terrible, the only negative with this great cell phone carrier.

Results:  As long as your area is covered, picking T-Mobile is a no-brainer. Its costs are amazing and you can have unlimited data on one of the swiftest networks in the US.

T-Mobile is a weird cell phone carrier. Led by its arrogant CEO, John Legere, it called itself “the uncarrier” and makes habitual attempts to buck carrier trends. At first, this meant dropping contracts, a move swiftly followed by the other big three in the industry. Currently, it’s means the launch of T-Mobile One, one of the top cell plans with unlimited data.

There’s no doubt T-Mobile is in a world all by itself, but its network isn’t as strong as AT&T or Verizon.

Coverage in rural areas has continuously been a sore spot for potential T-Mobile customers and is the reason why, for many of us, it isn’t even a worthwhile option.

However, if you live in a covered area, it’s hard to beat. T-Mobile’s LTE speeds have the tallest peaks in the nation, while the costs stay affordable. If it wasn’t weak beyond the suburbs, it would be #1. It’s one of the top cell phone carriers in America and it is almost ready to take over the #1 spot.

T-Mobile’s weakest link is network coverage. The business has put plenty of effort into offering a 4G LTE network across the US, but it isn’t completed, and the company’s rural coverage can be flawed.

You’re straight with T-Mobile if you live in a major city. But go too far from the city and you lose connectivity. Those looking for the top cell phone service in the US are better off with another carrier like AT&T or Verizon.

 



Choosing the Right Cell Phone

It seems that these days, almost everyone has a cell phone. There are so many brand names and so many new models, it’s difficult to keep up on the latest ones.

But picking cell phones is about more than picking the latest new model. It’s about comparing plans and accessories. It’s also about seeing the best deal, and manufacturers are offering amazing deals to make sure that you pick theirs.

When comparing cell phones, you’ll see that the manufacturers make their phones and other wireless products so that they can be utilized with several service plan providers. For example, if you choose T-Mobile and sign up with their camera phone plan, you’re free to choose your preference of phones made by Samsung and LG. Look around, because not every cell phone maker create phones that are compatible with all plans and deals.

Before picking a new phone that you like and meets your requests, make sure that it will work with a feasible plan. The best way to achieve this is to discover the service plan you want and then shop around for the cell phones and accessories that can work with that plan. When you find the plan and the phone you want, you can buy both. Many of the best wireless phone plans also provide bundled packages that include the service plan and the phone for one affordable price.

When the time comes for picking cell phones, make a list of the manufacturers that catch your eye and check out some of the online reviews. The ratings and comments are available online and reading them can truly help you to reduce your options. There is a wealth of information about cell phone companies online. Compare prices and products to find the cell phone that best fits your needs and you budget.



The Benefits of a Pre-Paid Cell Phone

Pre-paid cell phone service gives flexibility that you just can’t get with customary cell phone providers. Pre-paid cell phones don’t need a contract. Whether you keep your cell phone or not is entirely up to you. Most need a recharge once every 30 days in order to keep the same cell phone number.

Pre-paid cell phones let a person budget less per month for their cell phone service. While pre-paid cell phones usually cost more per minute, those who use it sparingly can make their minutes last for less each month.

Pre-paid cell phones are excellent for people with credit issues that have a hard time getting the usual cell phone service, although less companies are needing credit checks, some still do and they can stop a person’s chance to get cell phone service.

Pre-paid cell phones are also a great choice for teens. They get a cell phone allowance every month and it isn’t possible for them to run up a huge cell phone bill. If they use all their allotted minutes in one week, then they must learn to budget more carefully for next month. Pre-paid cell phones teach teenagers responsibility and budgeting strategies which are very helpful to have when they enter the real world.

Pre-paid cell phones are an ideal choice for folks in transition Those who are just briefly staying in one place while waiting to move on to another area can stop contract problems and the aggravation of getting their phone number changed once they get to their final destination.

Of course, pre-paid cell phones have their issues too. You will not have the convenience of just paying a bill and have to recharge the cell phone in order to keep on using it, although most will let you use a credit or debit card in amounts as low as $20.



Sprint Cell Phones

In regard to phone services, everyone knows the name Sprint. Established in 1899 in Kansas, by Cleyson L. Brown, Sprint was back then named Brown Telephone Company. Brown Telephone Company underwent a rapid growth spurt due to its technological advances, and became great in the telephone industry by 1976. However, it wasn’t until 1989 that Sprint International surfaced as a worldwide name. Sprint’s sudden success was in part due to its series of technology advancements, like the first nationwide fiber-optic transmission and the first fiber-optic phone call (transatlantic).

By 1993, Sprint provided phone services to more than seven million customers worldwide. In 1995, Sprint obtained 29 PCS wireless licenses in a major trade in FCC’s first auction. As a result, Sprint PCS developed, as well as the Sprint PCS cell phones. Below is info on Sprint PCS cell phones, different types of available cell phones, and the “fair and flexible” calling plans available with Sprint PCS.

After you choose a Sprint PCS cell phone plan, you will be able to pick from a huge assortment of cell phone types and styles available with Sprint PCS. Often, Sprint is offering some sort of promotion or deal, so you can really get a stylish phone at a great price. There are times you will even be able to find instant savings promotion and online specials on the Sprint PCS website.

For example, Sprint offers cell phones from all major manufacturers, including Samsung, LG, even iPhones. You can get a deal, like an instant rebate or the first month of service free. With competition in the industry being so fierce, Sprint understands that it has to “come with it” when it comes to delivering great phones with great features at affordable costs. Bottom line is with Sprint, there’s something for everyone who wants a cell.




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