What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?

A very confusing topic! Don’t worry I figured it out. =] There are four major networks in the USA: Verizon, ATT, T-mobile, and Sprint. I will refer to these 4 as networks.  They all have different coverage in different areas. In order to be sure which is best for you, you can consult their maps. ask Read more about What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?[…]

The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100

$99 + $9.99 shipping. No taxes or other fees. I disabled all paid trials. Instructions are below. The big reason I choose Android vs iPhone (iOS) is the fact that I can have free WiFi hotspot tethering on any carrier.  Apple allows the carrier to disable this hardware in order to charge you for this Read more about The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100[…]

Republic Wireless – T-mobile with AT&T roaming partner OR Sprint with Verizon roaming partner.

You either be on their GSM (T-mobile) network or CDMA (Sprint), not both. Which carriers does Republic Wireless use? Republic Wireless 1.0 and 2.0 plans use Sprint with roaming partner Verizon. 3.0 (Clearchoice) plans use either Sprint roaming to Verizon or T-mobile roaming to AT&T. Depending on zip code. No data roaming on 3.0 plans. Read more about Republic Wireless – T-mobile with AT&T roaming partner OR Sprint with Verizon roaming partner.[…]

Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income

I’m consistently amazed at the level of assistant you can get from government, and non-profit organizations if you make less than 21K-40K a year. Here are programs I’ve had personal experience with. Also, some extra money saving tips. For a comprehensive list of services (Dial 211 or visit  www.dial211.com) Bottom Line: Minimize buying, but when Read more about Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income[…]

Free cell phone service in California

If you are low income and live in California, you are eligible for a free cell phone and service. Totally FREE! (Paid for by the federal government) Talk, text, and data. If you are not low income, try freedompop. By network (in order of best coverage to worst in Nevada County): Verizon  Blue Jay Wireless: Read more about Free cell phone service in California[…]