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Hack your phone plan: A smartphone plan under $20

smartphone plan under $20A phone plan with data for around $16 plus tax each month. It’s not a pipe dream. It doesn’t mean giving up your smartphone. In fact, it requires having a smartphone.

With Ting Mobile, the $16 phone bill is within reach. If you’re smart about how you use your phone (and smart about choosing a cell phone service) your phone bill doesn’t need to come with a side of sticker shock. Whether you love iPhone or whether you’re in the Android camp, following are some easy ways to take complete control of your phone bill.

This phone hack works due to Ting’s flexible pricing model where you pay for minutes, messages and mobile data separately. With this “a la carte” approach to pricing, you can use free and freely available services to meet all your smartphone needs without ever paying for a voice minute or a text message. Use Wi-Fi whenever it’s available and jump on mobile data when it’s not.

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

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You don’t need the latest iPhone. Here’s why.

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If you’re looking at that iPhone X price tag while turning your pockets inside out in protest, we get it. As far as phones go, the $1000 plus range feels gratuitous at best.

But if you’re using a battered iPhone 5C and thinking, I’m in need of an upgrade now, don’t worry. There are more budget-friendly iPhone options that will get you all the flash of the latest iPhone, for less.

Do more with your smartphone without paying more for mobile data

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Instead of asking how to get more data without paying, learn how to do more with less

You may be asking yourself “how do I get more data on my phone?” and, judging by the searches that bring people to this particular article, you are. In a similar vein, “how to get more data without paying” is a common question.

Rather than trying to figure out how to get more data on your phone, though, a better approach is how to do more with the data you have. While it’s possible to have a smartphone without a data plan, a little mobile data makes the smartphone experience that much better.

That said, don’t listen to carriers that want you to sign on long-term for so-called “unlimited” data, though: Instead, learn how to do more with less using the simple and easily implemented tips below.

Five things iPhone can do that Android can’t

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

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Why iPhone users stick around and keep buying Apple

While the launch of the iPhone X had Apple fans rejoicing, it left many Android users left thinking, Really?

With a hefty price tag and some competitive Android phones in the sub $200 range, what gives? Why do iPhone users stay so loyal to Apple year after year?

Five things Android can do that iPhone can’t

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

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Five things Android can do that iPhone users can’t

If you haven’t already pledged your allegiance to team Android, maybe this article will pull you away from your precious Apple device. We’re going to let you in on five things Android phones can do that iPhone can’t.

All joking aside, there’s a bunch of things Android can do that iPhone users can only dream of doing.

We’ll walk you through some of our favorite and most useful Android features that Apple doesn’t offer on the iPhone: displaying two apps on screen, home screen customization, flexible file managers, guest mode and extra storage.