Planning to upgrade to the new iPhone 5? I don't blame you: with
its bigger screen, faster processor, better camera, and myriad of
other improvements, there's a lot to like.
Of course, this begs the question of what to do with your current
iPhone. Sure, you could sell it to help defray the cost of the new
one, but now that Ebay and trade-in services like Gazelle are
flooded with used models, you probably won't get the best buck for
The smarter move might be to keep that old iPhone. Here are three
cool ways to give it a new lease on life.
1. Turn it into a no-contract phone
I'll bet your spouse or one of your kids would love to inherit
your old iPhone. Just one problem: You don't want to sign up for
another two-year contract or pay another $70-plus monthly for
You don't have to. Now that your old iPhone is out of
contract, many carriers will allow you to keep it active on a
I've long been a fan of Virgin Mobile's cellular service, if not
its actual phones. The company offers no-contract plans that start
at $35 per month and include unlimited (well, unlimited with an
But its phones, well, so far they've been mostly entry-level
models. And they've run on Sprint's older, slower 3G network
(Sprint owns Virgin Mobile).
All that's about to change. Starting May 31, you'll be able to buy
the HTC Evo V 4G smartphone for $299.99 and pay as
little as $35 per month for 4G service -- no contract
Color me interested.
The Evo V runs Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich), the latest
and greatest version of Google's smartphone operating system.
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Last week, I had the opportunity to interview Greg Grunberg, co-creator
actor and all-around nice guy.
Come one, come all. It's the 2011 edition of the Yasar and Guy Show. We're back from vacation (and by we I mean me) and ready to deliver your weekly dose of money saving tech news. This week's post is for current and future Android users.