Quick Guide to Guaranteed Mobile Phone Contracts

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As customers continue to struggle with their mobile phone contract application because of bad credit, providers came up with a handy solution in the form of guaranteed mobile phone contracts. As the name suggests, approval for such applications are often guaranteed no matter what your credit score may be. If you have a poor credit score because of your history of default or CCJ, this makes guaranteed phone contracts ideal alternatives to a standard phone contract deal.

But first, here’s a quick guide to guaranteed phone contracts so you know what you’re getting into before you sign a deal.

What are guaranteed phone contracts?

Guaranteed phone contracts work just like a typical phone contract deal. This means that you get to choose a handset from your provider’s selection offers in addition to your phone tariff. The phone tariff will include allocations for your calls, texts and data. Like with any phone contract, you’ll be paying a fixed monthly fee over a 24-month term. Once the term has ended, the phone is yours and has been fully paid off. You can then opt to upgrade to a better plan or package if preferred.

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Who are guaranteed phone contracts for?

Guaranteed phone contracts are specific for customers who have a bad credit history. If you’ve ever been rejected a phone contract deal because of your credit score, this is where guaranteed phone contracts become an ideal alternative. Even if you’ve been rejected multiple times by a major carrier, you can rest assured that you’ll get approved fast when you apply for a guaranteed phone contract no matter your credit score. Just make sure you can provide proof of income to convince your potential provider to take a risk on you.

What are the requirements?

The requirements when applying for a guaranteed phone contract include just the basics. You must be of legal age and a UK resident to be eligible. You also need to provide basic documents such as proof of identification, proof of billing address and of course, proof of income. If you can prove that you have a steady income that can handle the fixed monthly fee, your phone contract application can get approved within hours. There’s no need to worry about your bad credit score since providers of these deals no longer run credit checks on applicants.

How to apply for a guaranteed phone contract?

If you’re ready to apply for a guaranteed phone contract, online is a convenient place for customers to find the best phone deals available in the market today. There’s no need to leave the comforts of home to avail this kind of deal. You just need to complete the online application form, choose your handset and phone tariff then wait for approval. If there are no problems with your requirements, approval can be confirmed within hours up to a day. Once approved, the pre-activated phone will be delivered to your address, which you can receive in 24 to 48 hours.

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Apple iPhone 7: What We Know So Far

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If Samsung is gearing up for the upcoming launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7, Apple is not to be left behind. Rumors suggest that the iPhone 7 is expected to launch this 2016 featuring significant design tweaks, features and more. It has also been reported that there’s a high chance for Apple to fix its biggest design flaws with the upcoming new iPhone model.

With the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus just a few months fresh, you’d think it’s too early to talk about the upcoming iPhone 7S. Well, you are wrong because rumors have already been floating around. From what we’ve gathered, here’s what we know so far about the next iPhone release.

Release Date

Just like the previous iPhones, the upcoming iPhone 7 is believed to launch in September of this year. But that doesn’t mean it’s the next iPhone after the 6S and 6S Plus. Before we see the iPhone 7 in the market, we’ll have to watch out for what Apple has been rumored to be working on, a smaller iPhone 5SE that’s set to release in the coming weeks.

Screen Size

When it comes to its screen size, iPhone 7 will have a 4-7-inch display while the bigger version, iPhone 7 Plus, will feature a 5.5-inch display. If Apple makes a smaller iPhone this year, there’s a possibility the brand will call it the iPhone 7. All these are just rumors for now. What’s relatively more possible is Apple releasing an iPhone 6C and iPhone 6e before the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Design

Considering some complaints about the iPhone 6S’s design, Apple is set to carry out substantial design overhauls to the upcoming iPhone 7. If rumors are to be believed, the new iPhone is likely to be thinner because the phone will ditch the headphone jack feature. You might not also see the protruding camera anymore with the iPhone 7.

Battery

Many users have complained about the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus’s battery life. In comparison with Samsung Galaxy S6’s battery, last year’s iPhones were left behind. Hopefully, Apple listens to the complaints and give us an iPhone with a longer battery life this time. But even if the brand doesn’t pull through with a longer battery life, you can expect better things with the upcoming iPhone 7.

Storage

In order to catch up with the competition, it’s very likely that the new iPhone will sport a higher screen resolution. With last year’s iPhones lagging behind because of its relatively lower resolution in comparison with rivals such as the Galaxy S6, Apple may just go the higher pixel density route for iPhone 7. There are also rumors that Apple might also opt for a harder screen material this time around. If both true, iPhone users have more and more things to get excited about this year.

Other Features

It’s also very likely that Apple will ditch its lowest storage offering of 16GB. With the competition offering higher storage options, we can probably hope (with crossed fingers) for iPhone 7’s storage to start at 32GB then with higher storage options of 64GB and 128GB. Though there are hopes for a USB-C port for the iPhone 7, this might be unlikely. If Apple does push through with this, the brand could get a backlash. The switch is just too soon for now.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S7: What We Know So Far

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If you own the Samsung Galaxy S6 and have been incredibly satisfied with your phone, you probably couldn’t contain your excitement anymore for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7. Samsung has already confirmed the launch date for said phone and it will be on February 21. If you’re thinking of snatching a unit as soon as it hits the market, here are some of the things we know about the upcoming mobile phone release so far:

 

Design

Considering the huge success of the Samsung Galaxy S6, it is safe to say that we won’t be seeing massive changes with the Galaxy S7. A smart move for Samsung because there’s no point for a complete design overhaul when the predecessor has done incredibly well. What you can expect instead are a few tweaks and some new features that promise to improve user performance.

According to rumors, the Galaxy S7 promises faster processing speed and better viewing quality. Other than the few tweaks, the phone will look similar to the Galaxy S6 but with a relatively rounder edge.

Screen

As for the screen, some rumors suggest that the new Galaxy phone may sport a 5.7-inch display with resolution of 1440×2560 QHD for the phablet-type Galaxy S7 Edge while another rumor reports that the smaller phone may feature a 5.1-inch display with resolution of 1440×2560. Either way, you can expect both phones to boast enhanced displays that will make your viewing experience even better.

Camera

After having unveiled the new BRITECELL camera, many suspected that the upcoming Galaxy S7 might use said camera instead of what the Galaxy S6 currently features. If true, this means that the new phone will have a camera that still works impressively even in low light. Another leak suggests   that the new Galaxy phone release will also include the IMX300 sensor. And other than following Apple’s lead with its 3D technology, Samsung may also mimic Apple’s Live Photos. Samsung is believed to call this Vivid Photos, which basically makes it easier for user to share and upload your photos to your social media accounts.

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Battery

Just like the Galaxy S6, the new Samsung phone will have a battery you cannot remove, which remains a sticking point for some mobile users who want a removable battery. With Galaxy’s already solid and long battery life, chances are high that the Galaxy S7 may stick with the same battery size and capacity. As for the battery being removable again, you might want to expect less in that respect as Samsung seems to be sticking with a non-removable battery instead.

OS

In addition to the other exciting new enhancements and improvements for the Galaxy S7, it also looks like consumers can look forward to the phone running on the latest Android OS. Rumors strongly suggest that the Galaxy S7 may launch with Android Marshmallow as supported by some document leaks online. Another exciting news is the bit about Samsung adding a liquid cooling feature to its Galaxy S7. If true, this could help prevent overheating as well as lengthen battery life. As for the processor, the Galaxy S7 is believed to come with the Snapdragon 820.

Cost

When it comes to the cost, there are no words or confirmations as of now about the phone’s price tag. But if we are to get clues from previous Galaxy phone releases, a good guess may be around £600. A price cut would’ve been good news but it’s probably too much to hope for. Considering how successful the Galaxy S6 was, Samsung won’t launch their new phone any less than the cost of the Galaxy S6 when it was launched.

Best Budget Phones of 2016

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Just because mobile phone releases such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6S are making waves doesn’t mean you should get one yourself. If you’re on a tight budget and you’re looking for a cheaper handset, there are exciting choices on this end of the market too. While they may not offer the same powerful performance and seamless mobile phone experience as high-end handsets, we found a number of budget smartphones that will give you great value for your money and the only the cost is under £200.

EE Harrier Mini

For under £100, you can enjoy 4G speeds and Wi-Fi connectivity with the EE Harrier Mini. Even if your phone doesn’t have any signal, you can still make calls thanks to the phone’s Wi-Fi calling function. The phone also features a set of decent features including an 8MP rear camera, 2000 mAh battery and 4.7-inch screen.

Nokia Lumia 735

If you’re fond of taking selfies, the Nokia Lumia 735 may be the perfect budget phone for you. With a 6.7MP rear camera and a decent 5MP front camera, the 4.7-inch mobile phone comes handy for everyday selfies and snaps. On the downside, the keyboard may be frustrating and the phone can feel slow at times. Regardless, the phone is a decent buy considering the low cost.

Motorola Moto E (2015)

Motorola has always hit the sweet spot when it comes to budget phones and their Motorola Moto E is one you can never go wrong with. With a set of new improvements and upgrades, the phone features a solid design with a reliable 2,390mAh battery and a decent camera all at a great low price. There’s just one downside. The storage may not be enough at only 8GB.

Sony Xperia T3

If you want a larger phone at a price friendly to your budget, the Sony Xperia T3 is worth looking at. With its large 5.3-inch screen, the budget phone from Sony is making waves in the low-end part of the market. Although there are some disappointments when it comes to the resolution and the limited storage, the phone remains a viable choice especially for mobile users who are looking for a budget phone with a large screen.

Moto G (2015)

In addition to the Moto E, Motorola continues to win the best budget phone game with its Moto G offering. It’s been dubbed the best cheap phone available in the market today and it’s also better than ever thanks to its smart water resistant feature. In terms of performance, you can count on the Moto G to deliver. Other key features includes the 2,470 mAh battery, 13MP rear camera and high quality 5-inch display.

Sony Xperia M4

If you’re looking for a phone with a good waterproof design, look no further than the Sony Xperia M4. This mid-range offering from Sony boasts a set of features you’ll simply fall in love with. For its great low price, you couldn’t ask for more. The phone has a good battery life, great resolution and it’s just under £200 too.

OnePlus X

Saving the best for last, the OnePlus X with its attractive design and bright display is a budget phone that easily stands out from the rest. Now that the phone has dropped its price, it makes the OnePlus X an even more irresistible option. Key features include the 13MP camera, very good battery life and great 5-inch screen. There’s just one downside. With its price tag decrease, it will be harder to get hold of the budget phone.