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13 ways to lower your cell phone bill

Cell phone bills can be costly. Discover practical strategies to lower your cell phone bill and save money without sacrificing connectivity.

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What’s the difference? WiFi vs. cellular

Learning the difference between WiFi vs. cellular data will help you understand and decide what options will work best for your data needs.

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How to secure your mobile phone from hackers

Looking to secure your mobile phone? Learn about the types of mobile security threats that exist and discover ways to secure your phone...

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Can using a mobile hotspot replace home internet?

Thinking of replacing your home internet with a mobile hotspot? Learn about the differences between mobile hotspots and WiFi to help you make a decision.

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What is the difference between data roaming and mobile data?

Understanding the difference between data roaming & mobile data helps mobile consumers avoid unexpected fees, manage data usage, and lower bills.

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How to make mobile data faster

Do you want to learn how to improve your mobile speeds? Discover why your mobile data connection is slow and how to make it faster.

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How much cell phone data do I need?

Understand how much cell phone data you need and what cell phone plan can support your personal and or professional needs...

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How to reduce mobile data usage

Learn how to reduce mobile data usage with these ten simple tips. Stay connected without exceeding your budget with our expert advice...

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What happens when you go over your data limit?

Learn about what you can expect if you go over your data limit and how you can check what your limit is...

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What happens when you turn off your mobile data?

Learn why you might want to consider turning off cellular data on your smartphone and what happens when it’s turned off.

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What is the average cell phone bill per month?

Cell phones are an essential part of our lives, and like other necessities, they can have a significant impact on our budget...

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What are cell phone plans?

Learn what cell phone plans are, and how to choose the best mobile plan for you and your family...

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Astound mobile savings calculator

Think we can find the best mobile plan for you in just 3 easy steps? Let's find out.

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Switch to Astound Mobile deals

Make the switch to Astound Mobile and pay less for the nation's best network. Explore switching deals and bring your own phone to Astound.

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Cell phone, unlimited data & family phone plans

Your mobile plan should fit you. To do more. Be more. With Astound Mobile you only pay for what you need, by the gig or go unlimited!

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Do I need a new SIM card to switch carriers?

Are you thinking about switching carriers? Learn about SIM cards and whether you need a new one to make the move as simple as possible.

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How to use dual SIM cards on your phone

Learn the benefits of using dual SIM cards on your smartphone and how to set it up for your personal and professional life to gain more from your service plans.

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How do phone upgrades work? Everything you need to know

Find out all about phone upgrades, how to navigate the process and how to maximize your phone upgrade experience.

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What is a SIM card?

Read to learn what a SIM card is, different types of SIM cards and the benefits and drawbacks of each...

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What is an eSIM card?

Learn about the embedded SIM card, or eSIM, and how it works on mobile devices. Discover the advantages of an eSIM and how it compares to SIM cards...

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How to activate your Astound Mobile account

Follow these steps and tips to get off to a great start with your Astound Mobile service activation...

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How to activate a SIM card or eSIM

Whether you're transferring a number from your previous carrier or getting a new number, we've made the activation process simple...

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Bring your own device

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) allows mobile customers to switch an unlocked, compatible phone from their current wireless carrier network to a new network.

Astound Mobile upgrade for current Astound customers

Switching to Astound Mobile is easy using your MyAstound account. Login now and add Astound Mobile today.

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How to transfer your phone number

Keep your existing phone number when you switch to Astound Mobile. This process is referred to as porting a phone number.

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