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Apps You Should Have on Your Phone

Most folks spend a lot of their time with just a few apps. I’m no different.

While I have more than 100 apps on my phone for little things, there are only around 15 apps that I frequently turn to. I think of these as my go-to apps that make my life more productive, enjoyable, and simpler. If you want to get the most out of your cell, may I suggest getting these important apps.

Spotify

For listening to as much music as you want, the way you want to.

Yelp

For restaurant suggestions and business reviews.

Slack

For getting work done, and work together with clients or co-workers.

Uber

For have a quick ride from point A to point B, regardless of where that could be.

Google Maps

For getting around the city, driving guidelines and discovering places of interest.

Reddit

For news, stories, and entertainment to share with others.

Your bank’s app

For following your finances, not to mention outgoing and incoming payments.

Email by Edison

For a superior, more efficient and organized email experience.

Dark Sky

For a highly exact view of the day’s weather.

Instagram

To stay in touch with friends and family, as well as sharing your own experiences too.

Solebon Solitaire

A quiet, free game for commuting or downtime.

YouTube

For watching any type of trailer, show, or video clip.

Google Trips

Travel is fabulous for the soul, but it can be a very muddled experience. You’ve got handbooks, tickets, car rental details, printed itineraries, hotel addresses scrawled on the back of envelopes, camera gear, backup batteries, and zillions of other things crammed in your cargo pants.

Sleep Cycle

Sleep Cycle is an app that collects info on your sleep patterns and then comes up with the correct time to wake you up.

 



The 411 on Free Cell Phones

Federal LifeLine Assistance Program (www.fcc.gov)

Free cell phone plans usually sound too good to be true. But if you’re not a serious cell phone user, you may find you’re paying too much for your cell plan every month. Wasting money on minutes, megabytes and texting you never use.

While there are numerous affordable options for cell phone service, you should take advantage of matching cell phone plans from every provider. There are many cell phone providers now providing free phone plans to qualified customers. And free means free. You get a certain number of minutes, texts, and data every month…for free.

Of course, there are conditions. But if you’re not a real cell phone user and you don’t want to pay a cell phone bill every month, this might be what you’re looking for. You could also be eligible for the government phone subsidy program.

Here are some facts about free government cell phones and the folks who own them.

  • Over 11 million free government cell phones are in usage. The program started in ’99 with landline service. Since the 1st cell phone was provided in ’08, the program has swiftly increased.
  • In over 35 states, DC and Puerto Rico, companies provide government cell phone service. The program has quickly grown since it started in TN in the middle of ’08. Coverage is available in all states now.
  • You are eligible for a free government cell phone just by being on any type of government assistance, including food stamps, Medicaid, SSI, Section 8 housing, National School Lunch, etc. You don’t have to offer proof when you first get the phone. However, you have to prove your eligibility every year.
  • It’s referred to as a “Obama Phone.” Calling this the “Obama Phone” is not correct. Contrary to belief, the 1st government free phone was offered while President Bush was in office not President Obama.

 




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