Smartphones and even basic cell phones can do so much more than make phone calls. Wirefly will show you how to do more with your smartphone, including how to make a mobile hotspot, how to block unwanted calls, and even how to personalize your ringtone. At the same time that smartphones pack more capabilities than ever, cell phone manufacturers have stopped including manuals in the box. Wirefly makes it easy to learn how to use your phone in new and exciting ways.
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Ready to switch to an Android smartphone but worried about losing all of that iTunes music you spent time and money on? Let Wirefly help make this transition a lot easier for you. Transferring all of your music from... read more
In situations where you need a secure internet connection and no safe, public WiFi is available, a mobile hotspot can feel like a lifesaver. You can create a personal mobile hotspot with your Android smartphone or with a separate mobile hotspot device, also called a MiFi or Jetpack, to connect multiple WiFi-capable devices to the internet through a cellular connection.
The smartphone has forever changed the way the average person takes spontaneous pictures. Since most people carry around their smartphones everywhere with them versus only bring out the old point-and-shoot camera for special occasions, more photos are being taken per year than any other time in history.
For instance, while walking down the street in Reston, Virginia, you might run into a local celebrity like...Scott Lewis the video reviewer and blog writer from Wirefly. A few years ago, if you didn't have your point-and-shoot camera with you, you would have only been able to tell the story to your friends. In the smartphone era, you can take a picture with me, I mean the local celebrity that you run into and post a high-definition copy to your social media sites for... read more
Transferring all of your contacts to your new phone one-by-one is frustrating and takes some of the fun out of getting a new smartphone. Wirefly Mobile Backup is a free service that transfers all of your old phone contacts to your new smartphone. After your contacts are transferred to your new smartphone, you can feel safe knowing that your contacts are archived on Wirefly's secure servers. You can access all of your stored information at any time by logging in to Wirefly Mobile Backup site. Having an archived backup is a very useful in the event your phone is lost or stolen. Your backed-up information from Wirefly Mobile Backup can be downloaded on to your replacement phone in only a... read more
Gone are the days of a five phone selection and limited service plans. With today's large assortment of smartphones from every wireless carrier also comes a multitude of service plans and options, including "unlimited" and "shared" plans. What's the Buzz on picking the best plan today? People are asking: "How much data do I need?".
Refreshing your Facebook feed, Google-ing local restaurants, and downloading apps are all daily activities we smartphone users are doing on the regular, and potentially more so than actually talking on our phone. With all of the data usage we're doing, it can be easy to get dinged for overages. On the other hand, why pay too much for a large data plan that you (or family members on your shared plan) won't use? You can be a savvy smartphone user... read more
How many times have you gotten stuck without your charger and are painfullly watching the battery life of your smartphone quickly drain into the dangerous red zone at the most inopportune time...you're walking down a dark alley after a late night at the bar, you are late for an appointment and relying on your phone's gps for directions or expecting that very important phone call about a new job! Crossing your fingers and hoping for the best isn't going to help keep your phone alive. And what good is turning off your phone when you need it so badly! In an ideal world, you always leave your house with a full battery, but let's be real, that doesn't always happen. Plus, with smartphones these days, rarely can you make it a full day without recharing anyway. In any event, by following... read more
A smartphone is a necessity these days but even more so for any parent. Your phone can make calls, surf the web, and help keep appointments. But what people forget is that for parents, a smartphone can be that needed connection back to reality or even the hero of the day when your child is about to have a meltdown in the most public of places. When purchasing a new phone, there are a few key features that every parent should be sure their new phone has.