August 16th, 2016

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Wristband sleep alarm

Hey! I just wanted to throw out a quick request for recommended favorites out there. Those wristband fitness trackers are super popular with a lot of people, but do any of you use a version only as an alarm? It feels like overkill to buy an expensive Fitbit just for that, but I'm trying to find one that's still good quality with a strong vibration to it. Thanks for any suggestions!

picking a smartphone and carrier - Aug 2016 edition

It's time for me to buy a real smartphone and pay for a real network. Freedompop has to go, because I still can't consistently make and receive calls. Maybe you really do get what you pay for.

Recommendations, please.

Phone: I'm looking at the Moto G4 plus, 4 meg Ram, 64 meg storage, fingerprint reader, $299. Can do LTE, GSM, all major networks, yada yada. Is there something else I should consider? I really do want the fingerprint reader, and that's the top of my budget.

Carrier: I'm open to anything, from contract to pre-pay to pay-as-you-go. I'm not terribly happy with the companies that lease a subset of Sprint coverage, leaving me without coverage at all in places where other Sprint phones work. I'll be renting as an individual, one phone on the plan, no shared anything, 1 meg gig of high speed is plenty, rollover would be nice. Where should I go?