Best Canadian Apps for your Smartphone

Best Canadian Apps

If you have a smartphone, then you’re already familiar with the plethora of apps available on the app store. However, it’s a little bit of a different ballgame if you’re Canadian. Apart from the major apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Messenger, there are tons of FREE apps that will be beneficial if you’re Canadian like me.

Transportation:

Getting around can be a bit of a hassle if you’re entirely familiar with how the TTC works, or if you’re always struggling to stay on schedule. Here are three apps that will help you organize your time and find a ride to get to where you want to go.

Transit App:

The worst thing in the world is waiting for a bus or a train in the cold. And

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Free Samsung Unlocking – Step by Step

For us, this hack became apparent after the S6 release. Samsung started free unlocking of all their devices, at least in Canada. Yes, you heard right! Samsung themselves will unlock your device free of charge. Now we’re sharing it with the GizmoGrind community so you can save your cash the next time you go to unlock your phone.

Let’s get the basics out of the way. This is not a root. It’s a 100% legitimate way to unlock your device. Before we brought this to you all, we made sure to test it out thoroughly to make sure it’s totally safe. We found it works 9 out of 10 times and the times it doesn’t, try again the next day, it may

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Google Pixel – Best Smartphone in The World

Google pixel

The Google Pixel is a monumental leap for Google. Forget the Nexus. The Google Pixel is truly a “Google Phone.” Like think about it, Google, the guys who make Android, making a phone. Pure Bliss! Are they the absolute best, Nop! Comparing the Pixel to Samsung’s S8, the upper hand goes to the S8. However, the Pixel released about a year before the S8 and this was Google’s first go, imagine the second Gen Pixel. Oh boy, I’m sure a lot of people in suits are sleeping less easy.

I’ll skip the jargon and explain what you need to know as simply as I can so you can fully appreciate just how exciting this is for Android fans. Also, I’ll be comparing the

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Rising Cost of Owning A Smartphone In Canada – InfoGraphic 2017

You know the feeling, that gut turning moment when you get your cell phone bill in the mail. By the way, not opening it for a week doesn’t make it go away. It still sits on your counter, a juicy chunk out of your bank, really out of your life. Canadians are well travelled, comparing price plans abroad to what we pay here, most of us know its exorbitant. I’ll explain how they’re extortionary! You probably also noticed that buying a new smartphone is getting pricey. These two factors are becoming a serious expense for Canadians, and many are slowly getting blindsided by the upward trend hoping it will get better. I hate to break it to you but after this, you’ll see why its just getting started

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Sugar Mobile Review on Android 2017

Sugar Mobile Logo

We’re all for saving on your phone bill at GizmoGrind, so I’ve been itching to do a review on Sugar Mobile. Let’s dive in and see what we get for $19 a month. The thing is, Sugar Mobile has had its ups and downs and faced some criticism, like the continuous feed of negative rants on HowardForums. Still, I couldn’t help but try it out myself.

Quick Rundown:

$19 a month for unlimited calls and texts in US and Canada. On top of that, you get 400MB of Data. WOW! Hold up, let’s analyze this offer and see what its pros and cons are.

How it Works

Sugar Mobile is an MVNO in telecom lingo, which is Mobile Virtual Network Operator. VoIP technology, baby!

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Kick Your Phone Contract with These Tips

KICK YOUR PHONE CONTRACT WITH THESE TIPS

 

Once in a while you may feel like upgrading to the latest version of your phone’s brand. Or you’re simply tired of the gadget you have used over the years and you just feel like getting a new one. However, this can be a tall order if you are tied down to a phone contract.

There are very many reasons as to why you’d wish to get out of a contract with your service provider. Maybe you just don’t like them, maybe you’d like to switch to another carrier or you simply want to upgrade your device earlier. For instance, on Rogers wireless, upgrading to iPhone 5S would cost you a whopping

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4 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Cell Phone Bill Today

Bundle Your Services

Bundling your cell phone, internet, TV and home phone with the same company saves a ton of money!

Phone companies are eager for your loyal business, so they’re willing to offer you discounts in exchange for bundling more services with them. Try it: add up your internet, home phone, tv, and cell phone bills separately, then compare it to the price of a bundled package of all four. Even thrifty shoppers will be surprised to see the bundled price is less expensive.

But don’t take the bundled price at face value. Research the prices posted at each company’s website, and contact customer service to ask for any discounts or coupons available. Canadians can often snag a discount of 15-25%, but only if they ask for it.

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11 Ways to get the Best Value out of Your Phone

Sell my phone

Cell phones are a big investment. As time goes on, the value of cell phones depreciate. As you continue to use your smart phone, its battery life and processing power slowly degrade as well. Proper care is essential if you plan to trade your phone in when a new one is released, purchase a phone to use as long term as possible, or if you want to get the maximum value from your phone when you sell it.

Keep Your Cell Phone Safe

Many companies purchase or allow trade-ins for broken phones, but the fact of the matter is that a working phone will always sell for more. Likewise, taking the extra care to ensure your device stays in good working condition will prevent you from having to replace it very often.

Keep

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