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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.

How much data does Google Maps use?

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How much data does Google Maps use?

The short answer: Google Maps doesn’t use much mobile data at all when navigating. In our experiments, it’s about 5 MB per hour of driving. Most of Google Maps data use is incurred when initially searching for the destination and charting a course (which you can do on Wi-Fi). There are ways to ensure Google Maps doesn’t use any mobile data at all when driving.

We asked Ting customers: what are the best money saving apps?

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The best money saving apps

Ting customers are some of the savviest people around when it comes to tips and tricks for saving money.

When we asked you to weigh in on the best money saving apps, your recommendations didn’t disappoint.

These apps will help you save more, budget better and make the most of your paycheck. The best apps for saving money are all-in-one organization tools, deal finders and free content databases.

Want to save more? It’s time to start downloading.

Cheap tech haul: $66 worth of cheap tech stuff

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Cheap tech haul – Bargain tech shopping

We hit a Family Dollar store to see what kind of tech stuff we could find for a buck or two… or 13. Well, mostly we went to a Family Dollar store to break up the two-hour drive from Charlottesville, VA to Dulles Airport but the point stands.

The original idea was for a $1 tech haul but in the end, we had to set our sights a little higher. We found headphones and chargers, smartphone camera helpers and even a decent HDTV-ready antenna. Here’s all the stuff we snagged, along with the total price of our tech haul at the end.