Apr 18, 2017
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Last year was the first time that I left my iPhone for more than a month and switch to Android. I used the Galaxy S7 for around 5 Months until the iPhone 7 came out. I've always liked Android but until a couple years ago it just wasn't as good as iOS and when I say good I mean the apps available on the OS were not as good as those on iOS.

Switching from iPhone 7 to Galaxy S8


 

I believe 2017 is the first year that it doesn't really matter what phone you choose because all of them are going to be pretty much the same. The iPhone 8 will look and function very similarly to the Galaxy S8 and both devices have lots of features which end up accomplishing the same thing. I sold my iPhone 7 a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the Galaxy S8 because it is the best smartphone ever made. The combination of materials, features, software, and design of the phone make it the most comfortable smartphone I have held and it sports the most beautiful screen I have seen. The iPhone 8 will most like match all this but we are still months away from an announcement this means it's currently Samsung's turn to shine.


 

I ended up purchasing the Silver since I have had a black phone for the past couple of years and Samsung has given all the S8 colors black fronts which is perfect. If you have yet to see one in person, I highly reccomend going to a store and checking it out. This is what phones will look like for the next couple of years until the foldable displays become more affordable. I’ll be making some videos on the S8 this coming weekend so stay tuned for those!

How To: Use iPhone 5 on AT&T GoPhone/Prepaid with 4G Data Speeds (PayAsYouGo)

Back when the iPhone 4 came out I started paying full price for phones and broke off my contract with AT&T. I know paying $650+ for a phone is a lot of money but so is paying $60+ monthly to get the same phone for $199, not to mention the fact that iPhones change every year and you have to pay more for breaking the 2-year contract. I used to have the unlimited data plan from AT&T but now I am close to Wi-Fi spots at all times and there are very few cases in which I might need internet right away.

With a prepaid plan you have more freedom to choose how much you want to use and spend every month. At the moment I pay $25 for 250 monthly minutes and unlimited texting which is good since I don’t make too many phone calls and if I need a quick favor I can just text them. I haven’t used data on an iPhone for a while until today. I got my iPhone 5 yesterday morning and got home quickly to cut my micro SIM into Nano SIM to get it up and fully working. Shortly after I realized that I bought a phone with 4G capability so why not try it out?

Getting 4G data on AT&T’s GoPhone service is very easy to do and won’t take much of your time. Follow the directions below.

1.Buy an iPhone 5

2.Get a GoPhone SIM card from AT&T or buy a cheap GoPhone at an Electronics retailer like Best Buy that includes the SIM card.

3.Cut the SIM card down to a Nano SIM (Instructions Here)

4.Settings>General>Network>Turn Off Cellular Data

5.From your iPhone 5 go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz/ and as “Carrier” choose “AT&T (PAYG)” then create the APN and Install Profile.

6.Go to paygonline.com/ and purchase whatever minutes or plan you want except for the “Unlimited $50 Monthly Plan” since it won’t work, you will want to purchase the data separately for this to work. You can get up to 1GB of data for $25 which is pretty good. I recommend paying $5 for 50MB for now until you get this to work and then purchase more.

7.Restart iPhone 5

8.Settings>General>Network>Turn On Cellular Data

9.You should see 4G/LTE next to AT&T but just incase, restart it one more time.

10.You’re done, I don’t recommend  refilling your data by calling AT&T.

When you complete those ten steps you should be done and data should be working. If you have any questions feel free to contact us here.

(Update 9/24/12) You can use this method to use the device as a prepaid phone without buying data.

(Update 5/30/12) AT&T has made 4G/LTE GoPhone compatible with iPhones. Normal data plans that include smartphones should work now.

Unboxing: White iPhone 5 16GB (Video)

Today we waited in line for nearly 5 hours to get our hands on the iPhone 5 and it was truly worth the wait. The iPhone 5 doesn’t change many things from the iPhone 4S in fact, the major difference is that the iPhone 5 has a 4-inch retina display which for me was all I wanted. The display helps get things done quicker and provides a better experience over all. We will talk about all of its features in the review but for now, check out our video unboxing below.

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