If you are considering switching to another wireless carrier because of problems due to poor customer service or cell phone service, several consumer blogs and publications publish annual ratings of how these companies do and how they compare with each other.
Reports from consumer marketing survey firms such as J.D. Power and Associates can act as a baseline for determining which carriers have the best track records for taking care of their customers.
If you are experiencing problems with your wireless carrier, should you switch to another one? And if you don’t what are you options? More...
Wireless retail stores can increase their point of sales revenue by implementing a new mobile web-based application, newly launched by BuyMyTronics--a part of the GameStop network, which can help sales reps to instantaneously quote current trade in values for used tablets or cell phones. The new service is called TIMS or Trade In Management System.
How it works
Customers who walk into wireless retail stores are often looking to purchase a new mobile phone. But what do they do with their old phones? This is where the genius of BuyMyTronics’ TIMS program enters the scene.
A sales rep can show customers what new mobile products may be a good fit for them, but now they can sweeten the deal by using the TIMS program to find out what sort of trade in value they can get for used phones or tablets. The TIMS app shows the cash value for thousands electronics, and displays the most current information with just a few clicks. More...
By Frank Ling
As everyone knows, mobile phones aren’t just for making calls – they’ve evolved into devices that help us to do tasks such as schedule our week, remind us of events, surf the web, take photos, shop online, and of course, play games!
We've selected some of our top picks for mobile phone games and hope that you'll get as much fun out of these as we do. But we never play these games during work or school hours, right? (wink, wink)
The game Angry Birds has the distinction of being the most popular game app in history with over 500,000 downloads. It only takes a minute to learn but the game has such an assortment of fun physics-based puzzles that you can literally spend days in trying to solve some of the more challenging levels.
Gameplay is simple: slingshot various birds to crash into green pigs and other baddies. There is a selection of different types of birds for each version of Angry Birds, each one possessing a unique power. Some act as bombs, others can split up into several smaller birds, and one even blows itself up like a balloon. More...
By Frank Ling
As new models for smartphones come out every few months, the costs of owning one of these cool devices may seem out of some people’s price range and budgets. But not all is lost because you can buy a good one for just under $50, believe it or not.
If you don’t mind last year’s tech but still want to own one of Apple’s most successful products, you can pick up an iPhone 4 for the price of $49.99 with a two-year contract, and applicable data plan through Best Buy stores.
The iPhone 4 has an abundant supply of features for any potential smartphone customer. It has a great easy to use interface, is relatively speedy, fun to use, and has access to the iTunes store where tens of thousands of apps are available for downloading.
Some of the tech specs for the 8GB iPhone 4 model are its super-sharp Retina display, 3.5-inch touchscreen, 960x640 resolution, 7-14 hours of talk time, up to 300 hours of standby time, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, 8GB storage, 5-megapixel camera, LED flash, HD video, and 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor. More...
By Frank Ling
At one time or another you’ve probably heard about devices called unlocked phones. If you’ve wondered what they are, what unlocked phones do, and where to get one, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ll give you information about how much they cost, who may need one, and what the benefits of owning one are. So if you want the key to finding out what unlocked phones are all about, keep on reading!
Mobile phones that can be connected to different wireless carriers are called unlocked phones. These phones accept SIM cards from any mobile phone company as long as they operate on compatible mobile networks. About 99% of the world operates on the GSM network standard.
In the U.S. the major wireless carriers that operate on GSM are AT&T and T-Mobile, while Verizon and Sprint run on the CDMA network. All unlockable phones are GSM phones and use SIM cards, while CDMA phones do not.
On the flip-side locked phones are devices that are "locked" to only one wireless carrier and cannot be switched to another company. So if you own an AT&T locked phone, it cannot operate on T-Mobile, Verizon, or any other network except AT&T. Virtually all mobile phones sold by wireless carriers are locked. More...
By Frank Ling
Many of us don’t give a second thought to how we carry around our mobile phones. They’re usually tucked away in a pocket where they’re susceptible to all types of damage from loose change, house keys, and other objects. Purses also contain their own little shop of horrors to mar and scratch cell phones.
Tablets fare a little better because most users buy an aftermarket case or screen protector. But after a while, the care for a new device starts to get more casual and the dings and dents start to accumulate.
Keep your machine clean and pristine
The thought of keeping our electronics neat and clean isn’t the highest priority for a lot of us, but the benefits of doing so can mean extra cash in your pocket when you trade them in. All it takes is a little care, a few dollars of investment, and a little foresight on what these preventive measures can do for you.
Buy an outer shell
Whether you have a tablet or a mobile phone, a small investment in the purchase of a protective case covering can not only help you to preserve the new look of your device, it can also save it from minor damage related to slippery fingers syndrome or the occasional accidental drop. More...
The hardest part for customers of BuyMyTronics is deciding what condition their phone is in. It's a subject science, for sure! What could be one persons "trashed piece of junk" could be another's "slightly used device." This guide will help you figure out how to accurately rate your items.
For working items, we offer quotes for four different condition levels. Each level holds a specific price, so it’s important to be as accurate as possible when submitting an order. Below is a breakdown of each condition: More...