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Comment by Ross Tipler on [FINALLY] An Affordable Smartphone (August 21, 2018 05:51 AM)
I bought two Alcatel smartphones [not the Android Go]and after two months scrapped them owing to the embedded advertisements. Nothing I tried could st...
Comment by Nightshadow on [FINALLY] An Affordable Smartphone (August 21, 2018 03:38 AM)
TracFone user here. I buy one-year refill plans. The phone is for emergencies, if I want to access my e-mail I use my home computer with it's protecte...
Comment by nick saunders on [FINALLY] An Affordable Smartphone (August 21, 2018 12:17 AM)
If it 'rankles' you to see products sold at lower prices than in the US then it is a good thing you don't live down here in Oz - most consumer items (...
Comment by Karena on [FINALLY] An Affordable Smartphone (August 20, 2018 09:51 PM)
I love technology, but I'm always willing to wait for the price drop! Over the last several generations of smart phones, I don't think we're really se...
Comment by Orville on [FINALLY] An Affordable Smartphone (August 20, 2018 09:12 PM)
TracFone here, too, also with a one-year plan/refill card. I, too, don't use the phone very much, but like to have one for emergencies, non-routine c...
Comment by mike on [FINALLY] An Affordable Smartphone (August 20, 2018 08:24 PM)
The SIM card in my laptop works fine. Plus I don't have to use my cellphone as a computer when I am sitting in a restaurant eating my meal instead of ...
Comment by Misterfish on [FINALLY] An Affordable Smartphone (August 20, 2018 07:51 PM)
Good to know that serviceable smartphones can be so cheap. I also have a Samsung Galaxy S4 (second-hand two years ago for about $140) which does more...
Comment by Will on [FINALLY] An Affordable Smartphone (August 20, 2018 07:25 PM)
I may be interested but... The resolution on this screen is lower than many (most) similarly priced phones. The inability of home automation connecti...
Comment by CDK on [FINALLY] An Affordable Smartphone (August 20, 2018 07:18 PM)
Have a Flip phone and service from Trac Phone, $106 a year includes 9ver 900 minutes. All one needs to make and receive phone calls! I have inexpensi...
Comment by Howard Wentz on [FINALLY] An Affordable Smartphone (August 20, 2018 07:04 PM)
I bought my phone off HSN, which is a Tracfone and have 1 year of service for $85 and includes the phone. I can text, phone and get emails and the we...

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I've been using online faxing for about a year, but until now I never really thought about the potential for my fax transmission falling into the wrong hands. Should I be concerned about the security of Internet faxing?

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Free Internet Faxing

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HP OfficeJet Pro L7780

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