Smartphone Guide

From the ever-popular iPhone to Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone handsets, LAPTOP reviews the best smartphones of 2015 to help you compare models and determine which smartphone to buy. We also help you make the most of your handset by picking the best smartphone apps and accessories while providing helpful tips.

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Who Offers the Cheapest iPhone 4S?

Over the last week, no-contract carriers Cricket and Virgin Mobile announced upcoming sales of the iPhone. If you can swing the initial expense of purchasing an iPhone for $500 or $650, you may be s...

4G Reality Check: Beware of These Cons and Lies

Anyone in the market for a smartphone these days will likely see the term 4G shoved in their face by the major carriers. "We have the biggest network!" "We have the fastest speeds!" Sometimes the prov...

Verizon Drops $2 Convenience Fee Due to Customer Complaints

Verizon's new $2 convenience fee for paying bills online or by phone was instantly unpopular when it was announced yesterday, and the carrier seems to have received the message. The new fee, which was...

Republic Wireless Offers $19

Bandwidth.com, the VoIP provider for services such as Google Voice, just launched its very own mobile carrier. Dubbed Republic Wireless, the service's biggest selling point thus far is an ultra-low mo...

iPhone 4S Carrier Shootout: AT&T vs. Sprint vs. Verizon

  The AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless versions of the iPhone 4S have all sold out (at least temporarily). And the overwhelming demand is understandable, given the brilliant Siri voice-c...

Wireless Providers To Alert Users About Overage Charges

A cure to the sort-of medical condition known as 'bill shock' - the reaction when a cell phone user realizes ghastly overage charges - is finally here. CTIA, the international wireless association rep...

Which Carrier's Smart Phone and Mobile Broadband Plans Are Cheapest?

When it comes to jumping onto the smart phone and mobile broadband bandwagon, consumers certainlyhave a lot to consider.Unlike standard voice plans, data packages can include everything from extra c...