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WHY ‘NO CREDIT CHECKS MOBILE PHONES’ IS NOT A GOOD OPTION

Securing a good mobile phone contract that fits your condition perfectly is anything but a child’s play. Especially when your credit score is not so good, it can turn out to be quite a nightmare. Most of the carrier companies before signing you on board perform a credit check to confirm whether you will be able to keep up with the monthly payments or not. Those who fail these credit checks, thanks to their dreadful financial situation, find themselves turning to other avenues where it might not be that hard for them to secure a deal and one of them is ‘no credit check mobile phone contracts’.
As the name indicates, companies who offer no credit check mobile phones apparently do not perform any kind of credit check and claim to grant almost anyone a mobile phone contract no matter what their credit score is. Now the idea seems pretty tempting, especially to those who just got rejected from other companies due to bad credit history, the idea that there would be no stress of credit checks and all the lengthy applications involved is very inviting. Plot twist: Such contracts do not exist, check an additional info.
A few odd companies here in UK, do offer no credit mobile phone contracts but they are unreliable because granting a mobile contract to someone without any credit check is practically impossible. Here we would explain why.
Mobile carrier companies have to make money too
Mobile career companies, just like other businesses, are meant to make money. They recover their money through the monthly payments that the client has to pay. Now do you really think any rational company on this earth would ever grant a contract to an individual without knowing whether the customer will be able to keep up with the payments or not?

Credit reports are needed to sign the contract

Network providers before signing you on board go through your financial history as they determine your ability to keep up with the payments from your previous financial handlings and of course, current source of income. If your credit history is good, they won’t hesitate to sign you up. However, if your credit record is not so pleasing like it consists of missed out payments etc, chances are that your application will be rejected because the company would not like to take risks.
Now what these no credit check mobile companies do is lure an already rejected, bad credit customer who does not really have any other option except going for a no credit mobile phone contract. Now you must be wondering what’s in it for the company? Actually, everything in it is for them. Technically, they do promise a contract for everyone but the deal is not always a rational one. Even in the circumstances when one manages to clinch a deal with them; chances are that the handset you are getting is not worth the price you are paying.
Also, mostly what they offer is SIM only deals. You can easily avail those deals despite the bad credit record from major mobile networks. SIM only deals are less risky since they don’t involve mobile phones with which all the risk is associated; any provider happily agrees to grant you one in lesser price than the one no credit check companies are charging.
All we want to make you realize is that these deals are not worth it. You will end up losing the little bit of money that you have left for nothing. What you can do is improve your credit score and meanwhile apply with a bad credit mobile phone company such as Wall Phones to help you out. Check additional info on their website.

ALL THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT iPHONE 6S

The world was glued to the annual September event of Apple and thankfully, the world witnessed some major upgrades to its existing line of products including, but not limited to, iPhone. Following the Apple’s traditional convention of naming its products, the latest version of iPhone is called iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus. This article intends to talk about iPhone 6S only. So, here’s everything you need to know about the latest version of iPhone.

  • iPhone 6S offers 70% faster processing speed than previous processors with its latest 64-bit A9 processor chip. The Apps will now load and run faster than ever.
  • The finishing of iPhone 6S is in silver, gold, space grey, and a brand new rose gold color.
  • Weighing 143 grams, iPhone 6S comes in three capacities and prices vary depending upon the capacity you choose. The capacities are 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB.
  • It has 4.7 inch Retina HD display comes with the biggest upgrade called 3D Touch. Besides detecting swipes and pinches, it offers three level of pressure. For 3D touch to create a more subtle and haptic feedback, iPhone 6S includes the latest version of Taptic engine, currently being used in Apple watch.
  • The iSightcamera in iPhone 6S has also been upgraded to 12 megapixels as compared to 8 megapixels in previous version. iPhone 6S has the capability of shooting videos in format 4K that has 4 times higher resolution than high-definition 1080P video. It can also shoot up to 63 megapixels sized panoramas. It also gives the facility of face detection and photo geo tagging.
  • Retina Flash is another useful upgrade now that the selfie is an unavoidable trend. With Retina Flash, you can take selfies with your front camera and that too in low light. It occurs due to the screen flashing up to three times brighter than normal.
  • All of us are fascinated with the idea of moving pictures in Harry Porter series. iPhone 6S lets you fulfill your dream of having a moving picture by introducing a feature known as Live Photos. A moving picture is preceded by 3D touching a static picture. iPhone 6S makes it happen by recording video for one and a half seconds both before and after the picture is taken.
  • Another great news is that there is no need to plug in iPhone 6S before Siri activation on the iPhone 6S hands free. You can now activate Siri without your phone on charging. You can easily set reminders, send messages and other things using your voice.
  • With Touch ID feature, finger print sensor is built into home button in iPhone 6S.
  • The standby battery time of iPhone 6S is 10 days. With 3G in use, talk time of iPhone 6S is up to 14 hours. Internet can be used for up to 10 hours if 3G is being used, up to 11 hours on Wi-Fi, and up to 10 hours in case of LTE. Video playback time is up to 11 hours and audio playback time is up to 50 hours.
  • iPhone 6S uses the world’s most advanced operating system for mobiles namely iOS 9. It includes Facebook integration, Twitter integration, iCloud keychain, spotlight search, AirDrop, AirSearch, AirPrint, notification center, control center, Multitasking and so on.
  • iPhone 6S works with Nano-SIM only. Its compatibility with existing micro-SIM cards is nonexistent.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR SMARTPHONE PROTECTED

The more the technology advances and our gadgets become high end, the more the means are invented to breach their security. Most people tend to ignore this but protecting your Smartphone in this technological era should be as important to you as protecting your home or PC. We don’t realize but there are many small ways through which we are putting our data at risk. Not only data, you probably don’t want the hefty amounts you spent on your beloved phone to go down the drain, will you? This has to be prevented; therefore, we have compiled some tips for you to boost your Smartphone security.

Lock your phone with a PIN/Pattern/Password

Maybe you can’t stop someone from stealing your phone but you can definitely prevent them from gaining access to your data by putting up a PIN, password, pattern or facial recognition, basically anything that secures a lock on your screen. Also, in order to protect the data on your SIM setup a ‘SIM card lock’ that is usually in the form of a PIN number. So, even if the thief removes the SIM from your phone and tries to access it through some other set, he will need the PIN code to connect to the network.

Protect and backup your data

All the sensitive data on your phone can be protected by downloading software, offered mostly by all Smartphone companies, that encrypts files and folder on a device meaning that you have to type in a code to access or copy those files. Also, make a backup of all your phone data. For example, you can backup your data using Verizon Cloud.

Install apps only from trusted store

This is very important. Make sure you download the apps from trusted and genuine stores. Check the reviews and ratings and most importantly, their privacy policy i.e. what features of your phone the app is going to have access to once it is installed.

No jailbreaking or rooting

Do not root or jailbreak your phone. When you do that, a lot of security features that come with the phone are removed, thus making your phone vulnerable.

Install an Antivirus

Don’t forget to install good antivirus software in your phone to protect it from malicious software. Almost everyone have at least one point in their life lost all their data because of viruses that invaded their phone.

Keep updating

Make sure your operating system and all the apps are always updated. A new update not only adds features but also provides increased security.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

The first and foremost thing you should do is to always turn your Wi-Fi off when you are not using it. Turning off your Wi-Fi when not using not only saves your battery but it also prevents the malicious parties to connect to your device without you knowing. Be wary of public Wi-Fi hotspots. Not all of them are genuine. Same goes for the Bluetooth. Turn it off when not using. One good thing that you can do is set the Bluetooth configuration to non-discoverable mode by default. This way your device would not pop up on people’s devices searching for potential targets.

Logging out of sites

If you shop or transact money through your phone, make sure that you log out of sites after you are done. Strictly avoid transactions when you are on some public Wi-Fi. Don’t ever store your usernames or passwords on your phone.

No confidential data on phone

The best way to protect your confidential information is not to store it in your Smartphone. No matter how many precautions you take, there are still chances of the information getting out. Better be safe than sorry.

TOP 5 SMARTPHONES OF 2015

Choosing a Smartphone that perfectly suits your needs can be a real ordeal, especially if you are on a tight budget. There is Team iPhone who thinks iPhone is the best thing that could ever happen to the world and then there is Team Android who takes pride on Android’s flexibility. Also, now we have a Team Windows too. But in the end, it all comes down to what your needs are. So, if you are on a lookout for the best Smartphone of 2015, you need not look further because we have rounded up top 5 Smartphones of 2015 available in the market for you.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Members of club iPhone might not agree with us but it’s a fact undeniable that Samsung Galaxy S6 is the undoubtedly 2015’s best Smartphone in the market right now. With a 5.1 inch display and screen resolution of 1440 x 2560, Galaxy S6 has OIS enabled 16 MP rear shooter that excels in low light and 5MP front camera and a gorgeous new glass-and-metal design one can’t stop drooling over. Having a mighty octa-core CPU and 32GB storage and 3GB RAM, Galaxy S6 promises you to give a real first class experience. Add to that an 8 hour long battery life and built-in wireless charging, you have the best Smartphone for the year 2015. If you are willing to spend even more and want something really stylish and more awesome then go for the Galaxy S6 Edge with an even sleeker dual-curved display.

Apple iPhone 6

Breaking all records just after its launch, Apple iPhone 6 is probably the best phone ever released by Apple till now. With a 4.7 inches display, a screen resolution of 1334 x 750 and a sturdy aluminum, stainless steel and glass design, it is a perfect choice for people who want it subtle yet classy. It has internal memory of up to 128 GB and powered by 1GB RAM. With a swift 64-bit A8 CPU and a high quality 8MP camera, this phone is totally worth all the money you are going to spend on it. Want a bigger screen and even higher resolution? Go for iPhone 6 Plus with 5.5 inch screen and screen resolution to full HD.

LG G4

It can be said without a doubt that LG offers some of the best gadgets in the world. Their latest brainchild, the new LG G4 with statement debonair leather back, is probably the best phone out there for power users. Having a 5.5 inch display, screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 and IPS LCD display technology, its high-end specifications will surely blow your mind away. This set has Qualcomm’s zippy new Snapdragon 808 processor, enabling the user to open multiple apps at the same time with ease. It also has removable battery and expandable storage, something that other mainstream smartphones mostly lack. With 16 MP rear camera that offers a manual mode set with DSLR-like features and a wide f1/1.8 aperture, this phone is a true wonder for tech lovers.

Motorola Moto G

Don’t pass this one up. Yes, you read it right. What it makes it so exciting is the fact that it’s the cheapest best phone of 2015. Offering a vibrant 5 inch display, a Snapdragon 410 processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB expandable storage, this phone gives more than it charges you for. Some added perks are 9 hours of battery life, 13 MP camera and a water-resistant design.

HTC One M9

If you are more concerned with the specifications of the phone than the brand name, then this one is a good choice for you. HTC One M9 offers the latest Android Lollipop experience with a 5 inch display and a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It has a 20 MP rear camera supported by a 4 MP front camera. An added perk is extra battery life because of 2900mAh battery. In short, this is the best phone ever released by HTC.

TOP 5 UK MOBILE SERVICE CARRIERS

Are you confused about what mobile network you should opt for? Have you been researching but couldn’t decide even then because there were too many options?

You need not look further because you have landed just at the right place. We have listed below UK’s top 5 mobile networks, the sort of coverage they provide, their plus points and some added extras and perks that might attract you. Go through our concise guide to help you decide.

Three

Phones offered: The best thing about Three that gives it an edge over others is that it sells its phones unlocked. Thus, you can change networks anytime you feel like. Three offers a wide array of phones to choose from such as Apple, Samsung, Nokia/Microsoft, BlackBerry, HTC, LG and more. So, basically you have everything at one place.
Coverage: Three’s 3G network, named as country’s best in the year 2014 through a survey conducted by PC Advisor, is said to cover 97 percent of UK’s population. Their 4G network is kind of limited to big cities currently but it is expanding.
Key features: Extremely reliable, only UK network to offer unlimited 4G and that at no extra cost, allows you to use your phone abroad at no extra cost.
Compare and browse different Three deals here.

EE

Phones offered: You can find all the latest phones here including iPhones, Samsung Galaxys etc. All phones offered are 4G compatible.
Coverage: Widest 4G coverage of all networks, covering almost 80 percent of UK’s population. Impressive 3G coverage as well, accommodating majority of the nation.
Key features: Fastest 4G in UK, Exclusive low-cost phones and tablets.
Some added perks: Discount tickets for movies and concerts, EE Film Store, tickets to football matches at Wembley.
Compare and browse different EE deals here.

BT

Phones offered: BT doesn’t offer mobile phone deals. It specializes in SIM only plans.
Coverage: Almost 75 percent of UK population has access to 4G on BT and 3G reaches out to almost 98 percent. Basically, BT recently purchased EE so their coverage is excellent.
Key Features: 4G with all deals, you can have up to 5 SIMs on one monthly bill, £5 discount on any deal if you own BT broadband or TV.
Some added perks: infinite access to BT’s 5 million public Wi-Fi spots, Free BT Sport app, free voicemail on all plans.
Compare and browse different BT deals here.

Vodafone

Phones offered: It has the widest array of phones you won’t find anywhere else. From iPhones to Samsungs, from HTCs to Motorola, it has everything. Basically, there is a lot of variety.
Coverage: 3G reaches out to 90 percent of UK’s population. 4G is less extensive as compared to other but it is expanding.
Key Features: Widest choice of phones and deals, Data Test Drive, unlimited calls and texts on Vodafone Red plans, Vodafone Freebees.
Some added perks: Free NOW TV, Spotify Premium, Sky Sport Mobile TV, Vodafone Freebees Rewardz, free access to BT’S Wi-Fi hotspots.
Compare and browse different Vodafone deals here.

O2

Phones offered: Wide choice of phones including latest models such as iPhone 6, HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5 and many more. There are also some low-cost phones available for people who have a limited budget.
Coverage: 3G reaches out to 99 percent of the population. 4G mainly reaches out to large towns and cities but they are expanding fast and claim to reach out to 98 percent of UK population by 2017.
Key Features: O2 Refresh – allows you to upgrade your deal anytime, User-friendly bills, Rolling Pay and Go plans.
Some added perks: Free access to O2 public Wi-Fi spots, Priority Moments – discount and offers on various companies such as Halfords, Priority Tickets.
Compare and browse different O2 deals here.

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