Archive for October, 2015

More details on MargaritaVillage

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From the Orlando Sentinel: “MargaritaVillage plans wedding pavilion, water taxis

Couples looking to tie the knot in a setting straight out of a Jimmy Buffett song will be able to do so at the proposed MargaritaVillage, the project’s developers said Thursday.

MargaritaVillage, a lifestyle resort based on the tropical vibes crooned about in Buffett’s hit songs, is shaping up to be much more than a hotel and a place to shop, including a planned wedding pavilion.

“There’s just so many opportunities to have this tailgate atmosphere,” said Jim Bagley, of Encore Capital Management, the project’s developers.

Other features include a lazy river, outdoor stages for concerts and a wellness center.

The wedding pavilion, which would be built near the 175-room Margaritaville themed hotel, was not originally planned for the resort, a 300-acre site on U.S. Highway 192 in western Osceola County near Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


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The Pier’s Halloween Weekend Show Locator!

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Happy Halloween from The Pier family! Have you decided yet where to go Saturday night? Well, get your costume ready and keep on reading. This edition of The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator has lots of shows and Halloween parties to choose from the Hallow-Ink Halloween Bash in Vegas, to Noche de Muertes in San Diego, and especially Suwannee Hulaween in Florida.

Reggae fans will reunite this weekend under the waning moon for another round of Suwannee Hulaween. The festival returns to Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida for three full days and nights of jam rock, electronic, reggae and much more. The Pier’s own Aaron Solomon will be in attendance again this year to provide on-site coverage of all the Halloween craziness. Check out previous Suwannee Hulaween articles and coverage at The Pier here and here.

Centered around Spirit Lake on the banks of the famous Suwannee River and surrounded by 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped forest, the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park provides the perfect atmosphere for Hulaween. Music and visual arts combine to create a can’t-miss festival experience for fans of all ages.

Fans can expect an epic fusion of dazzling lights, art installations, and performance art that morphs the Spirit Lake waterfront and adjacent forest into a vivid dream-like space that fully engages the senses

Spirit Lake will be the central point for various activities throughout the weekend including numerous Spirit Lake Workshops and Playshops for Yoga and Flow enthusiasts. Multiple stages are spread across the venue offering festival-goers the opportunity to explore the entire park while enjoying the music. A “must” for many attendees is the on-site camping also spread around the park with various levels of accommodations from primitive campsites, to the horse camp, and upgraded RV or VIP campsites. Camping is especially fun at Hulaween with the Ultimate Campsite Contest that encourages festival-goers to build their own theme-based campsite. Campsites will be transformed into fun, sill, scary, and creative temporary living quarters with the winner awarded the Werewolf VIP campsite upgrade that includes discounted drink tickets, VIP indoor bathrooms, designated VIP viewing areas and camping areas near the Main Stage, Swag Bag, complimentary massages and complimentary golf cart shuttle service. Check out the #HULACREW hashtag through the weekend to see all the creative campsite decorations.

Aside from all the camping and community fun, there will be plenty of music to enjoy. Suwannee Hulaween is again hosted by The String Cheese Incident and will feature a total of seven sets over the three-day festival. The event officially kicked off Thursday with Dumpstaphunk and others getting the party started. Friday will feature The Hip Abduction, Beebs and her Money Makers, Morning Fatty, and Primus. But things really heat up when Slightly Stoopid and Stick Figure take the stage on Saturday afternoon and evening. Sunday closes up the event with none-other-than The String Cheese Incident along with others.

Have a fun and safe weekend!

Remember to come by here every single Thursday to see what shows are going on for the entire weekend. You may also view our built-in Show Locator, where you can search by artist view all of their upcoming shows, with options to purchase tickets for select shows!

Friday, October 30th

Fishbone with Dumpstaphunk and more
@ Empire Control Room and Garage. Austin, TX

Fortunate Youth with Stranger and Sensamotion
@ Scout Bar. Houston , TX (Don’t Think Twice Fall Tour)

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad with The Simpkin Project
@ Westcott Theater. Syracuse, NY (Fall Steady Tour)

Hallow-Ink Halloween Bash featuring Authority Zero and more
@ Diablo’s Cantina. Las Vegas, NV

Iration with The Green, The Movement and Hours Eastly
@ St Andrews Hall. Detroit, MI (Hotting Up Tour)

Jon Wayne The Pain and more
@ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom. Denver, CO

@ Ludlow Garage. Cincinnati, OH

Mishka (acoustic)
@ Standthalle. Weinheim, Germany

New Kingston
@ Sunset Tavern. Seattle, WA (The Protect Me Tour)

Pepper with Ballyhoo! and Katastro
@ Club LA. Destin, FL

RX Bandits with Circa Survive
@ Bogarts. Cincinnati, OH (Juturna Ten Year Anniversary Tour)

Slightly Stoopid with Stick Figure and Roots Of A Rebellion
@ War Memorial Auditorium. Nashville, TN (Fall Tour)

SOJA with J BOOG and Dustin Thomas
@ Hollywood Palladium. Los Angeles, CA (Fall Tour)

Spiritual Rez
@ Club Metronome. Burlington, VT

Suwannee Hulaween featuring The String Cheese Incident, Primus, The Hip Abduction, Beebs and her Money Makers, Morning Fatty, and many more
@ Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Live Oak, FL

Zach Deputy
@ The Purple Fiddle. Thomas, WV

Saturday, October 31st  

Damian Marley
@ Reggae on the Bay, Hasely Crawford Stadium. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Fortunate Youth with Stranger and Sensamotion
@ Flamingo Cantina. Austin, TX (Don’t Think Twice Fall Tour)

Iration with The Green, The Movement and Hours Eastly
@ Bogarts. Cincinnati, OH (Hotting Up Tour)

Jon Wayne The Pain and more
@ Zbar and Night Club. Spearfish, SD (Black Hills Halloween)

@ The Englert Theatre. Iowa City, IA

Mishka (acoustic)
@ Christuskirche. Bochum, Germany

Pepper with Ballyhoo! and Katastro
@ The Plaza Live. Orlando, FL

RX Bandits with Circa Survive
@ Royal Oak Music Theatre. Royal Oak, MI (Juturna Ten Year Anniversary Tour)

SOJA with J BOOG and Dustin Thomas
@ The Observatory North Park. San Diego, CA (Fall Tour)

Spiritual Rez
@ Smoke Signals. Lake Placid, NY

Summervines Fire Festival featuring The Black Seeds and more
@ Vilagrad Winery. Ngahinapouri, New Zealand (Vilagrad Re-Opening Party)

Suwannee Hulaween featuring Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure, The String Cheese Incident, and many more
@ Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Live Oak, FL

The Supervillains
@ Bar iX. Titusville, FL

The Wailers
@ Harley Rock Riders VI-Richardson Cruddas. Mumbai, India

Zach Deputy’s Halloween Bash
@ Rex Theater. Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, November 1st  

Fortunate Youth with Stranger and Sensamotion
@ Gas Monkey. Dallas, TX (Don’t Think Twice Fall Tour)

Iration with The Green, The Movement and Hours Eastly
@ Wooly’s. Des Moines, IA (Hotting Up Tour)

Noche de Muertos featuring B-Side Players and more
@ Music Box Theatre Little Italy. San Diego, CA

RX Bandits with Circa Survive
@ Riviera Theatre. Chicago, IL (Juturna Ten Year Anniversary Tour)

SOJA with J BOOG and Dustin Thomas
@ The Observatory North Park. San Diego, CA (Fall Tour)

Steel Pulse
@ Aeroparque Juan Pablo II. Medellin, Colombia

Suwannee Hulaween featuring The String Cheese Incident and many more
@ Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Live Oak, FL

The Wailers
@ NH7 Weekender. Calcutta, India



-If you’re a group that would like to be included in The Pier Weekend Show Locator, submit your shows in a direct email request to before Tuesday of each week to make our weekly Thursday publish!

Show Locator Article By: Eric Schoep



Check out the weekend’s posters…

Damian Marley

Fortunate Youth Dont Think Twice Fall Tour

GPGDS Fall Steady Tour

Hallow-Ink Halloween Bash

Iration Hotting Up Tour

Jon Wayne and the Pain

Noche de Muertos


RX Bandits Juturna Ten Year Anniversary Tour

Slightly Stoopid

SOJA and J BOOG Fall Tour

Steel Pulse

Summervines Fire Festival

Suwannee Hulaween

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Family Mobile Plans

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The family mobile plans are great options for parents having kids
spending minutes, messages and data plan. But it’s also very important
to know everything
about it, which carrier to choose and review every different offer
in order to choose the best to be able to save some money.

Always got to choose what’s best recognized in your area with the
best reputation and review all of them to pick the family mobile plan
for you and your

Reasons to Choose Family Mobile Plans

Below we presents to you some useful things you should know about how to and which family plan to use.

Family Mobile plans: minutes 

The first thing you should it’s to realize in which way you are
going to use your minutes. Most cell phone companies provide free
minutes for clients in
different times during the day or to some certain phone numbers.

Then second thing, is to know which areas you will generally make
calls to, because some companies give unlimited national country phone
calls and other
companies don’t.

And the last thing is to know how many members of the family will participate in the family mobile plan.

Family Cell Phone Plans: coverage map

This is the most important thing for any mobile plan. Because any
plan that you choose can be cheap but also needs to have a good coverage
in signal to be
able to make phone calls without having any problem.

A good place to visit and acquire more and better information about
this subject it’s in the cell phone companies’ web site. There’s also
the help your
family and friends can provide to you by asking them which company
can best suit you and how good their coverage is.

Family Mobile Plans: number of phones

Family cell phone plans generally include only 2 phones, and they
will charge you additional fees if you want more cell phones. If you
want to add more
phones later for your kids or any relative you should choose another
plan that involves more than two phones.

Family Cell Phone Plans: text messages and data plan

Nowadays phones for us are more than simple phones, we basically
have our summarized life in this small important device, and we check
our email, browse
the web, and much more.

Of course kids are the people of the family that use the cell phone
much more and can spend more that’s why you should find a plan that
suits this type of
situation and your pocket.

Here are The Best mobile Phone Plans You must check :

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Best Cell Phone Plans for Seniors

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Cell phones are important, especially for seniors who can live,
driving and spend a lot of time alone. The benefits of owning a cell
phone safety are
obvious; call for help can be a necessity. Many wireless companies
have changed their marketing efforts to push wireless packages for
seniors that offer
many of the same standard features as other wireless plans and
similar and monthly fees.

 Senior Cell Phone Plans 2015

Jitterbug: Best Cell Phone Plans For Seniors

cell phone plans for seniors

Jitterbug by Great Call is a cell phone plans for seniors,
which ranges in price from 50 minutes total per month for $ 14.99 to
$ 49.99 for unlimited talk and text. Plan characteristics and are more
minutes, and no contract, no cancellation fees, no data charges and
no contracts. Users can have access to health advice in everyday life,
the phone book,
calendar, text messaging and even a live nurse. He set up a single
time fee.

ATT Senior Nation 200: Senior Cell Phone Plans

senior cell phone plans

ATT Senior Nation 200 is a wireless plan that provides
seniors with 200 anytime minutes and 500 night and weekend minutes. The
plan includes long
distance, call waiting, call forwarding caller ID, voice mail and
conference calling. Users can make mobile unlimited mobile calls to
other users within
the ATT network. The plan requires unique activation fee and
contract for two years and is available for a low monthly fee. Discover the latest republic wireless phone plans in 2015 which offers unlimited talk, text and high data speed.

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Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus: Cell Phone Plans For Seniors

best cell phone plans for seniors

The Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus is a plan that provides wireless high
200 minutes in all and 500 night and weekend minutes for monthly access
fee $ 29.99.
There is no charge for domestic long distance. Users who sign up for
Verizon’s Friends and Family Promotion can even make calls to up to
five users
off-grid. The plan is open to users at least 65 years of age and

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High Times Jamaican World Cannabis Cup

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Sorry to disappoint you bong rip behemoths out there, but this is not the World Cup of smoking weed. From November 12th-15th, Rastafari Rootzfest will host the first ever High Times 2015 Jamaican World Cannabis Cup in Negril, Jamaica.
Since 1988, High Times Magazine has held the Cannabis Cup, the world’s foremost marijuana trade show and gathering of ganja enthusiasts, in Amsterdam. However, the Jamaican Government recently amended its Dangerous Drug Act to recognize Rastafarian religious and sacramental rights to use ganja, and also decriminalized the possession of up to two ounces of marijuana for all adults, prompting organizers to host this year’s Cannabis Cup in Jamaica.

Rastafari Rootzfest is a comprehensive event that will celebrate Rastafari ideology, livity and culture after years of struggle to legalize the herb. The event will feature daily expositions and seminars exploring the Rastafari culture, weed competitions, an awards ceremony and nightly concerts from roots reggae artists supporting the cause such as: Luciano, Bushman, I Wayne, Tarrus Riley, Jah9, Jah Bouks, Mighty Diamonds, Fred Locks, Talking Dreads, Tosh 1, and Mutabaruka.

“Reggae deals with issues that affect humanity and we will use the music in an educational process for this event,” says Ras Iyah-V, organizer of the festival and president of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers Association. “The artists performing reflect Rastafari in their music and way of life; they sing about herb but also the struggle, equality and justice.”

This will be the first legal ganja event to take place in Jamaica. The event will be held from noon to midnight every day in Long Bay Beach Park, set along Negril’s popular Seven Mile Beach. Anybody under 18-years-old will not be permitted to enter and this restriction will be strictly enforced.

Tickets and travel packages are on sale at and Start requesting your “sick” days today.

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Best Cell Phone Plans

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As a wide variety of mobile phone plans and deals are coping up
these days, sometimes the mobile phone buyers feel helpless and confused
rather than
finding the comfort of shopping. This happens just because right
after entering into a shop for buying a handset you get loaded with a
bunch of offers and
deals knowing about all of those in detail and then deciding to go
for one on the spot gets quite difficult. The best way to tackle this
problem will be to
opt for online shopping, taking your time in knowing these and then
compare cell phone plans to trace the best out of these.

 The Best Cell Phone Plans 2015

The compare cell phone plans is the best ever way to find out which
deal is suitable for you and which is not. Take for instance, the
benefits and
facilities like free messages, free night calls and other that are
available in the contract deals are not there in any other deal.
Similarly, the pay
monthly deals too offer some benefits which are unmatchable with
others. So, after a comparison only you will get to know which deal is
perfect for you and

Verizon Wireless is one of the highly and widely opted mobile phone
service providers
which are easy and open for a tie up with all widely
sold mobile
phone brands. So, if you have any plans of going for handsets of
Nokia, LG, Motorola or Samsung then you won’t have to worry about
whether you could avail
Verizon Wireless or not with it. According to some, the services
provided by Verizon Wireless are a bit pricey but that is what the sign
of quality service
is! So, if you are looking forward to get Verizon Wireless cell
then you are always welcome to do so.

Verizon Single Line Plan Here

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Any online shopping site can guide and provide you with adequate
information and deals on the Verizon Wireless cell phones. So, you can
check out the
offers and the charges made on these at an ease and then decide on
which one to go for and why.

If you want faster, better and satisfied services while being a
mobile phone user then you would definitely like the services provided
by the ATT cell
. ATT is a new generation service provider which has been
always up-to-the-mark in terms of delivering advanced data services to
subscribers. You can access all best services including video and
music clips, high speed internet, email on the go and picture
video messaging etc
just very easily after opting for the network services provided by

ATT Family Plan and Individual Plan

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The ATT Cell Phones are widely accessible in many parts of the
world and that ranges up to more than 13,000 cities and towns. As a
network provider,
it has always tried to provide all lucrative offers and benefits to
its subscribers that include free calling minutes, free text messaging
and others.

The MetroPCS Cell Phones is one of the notable service providers of
USA which promises and claims nationwide coverage to all its
subscribers. Formerly,
this company MetroPCS Communications, Inc. was known as General
Wireless, Inc. and it changed its name later on to the existing one. It
is the operator of
the fifth largest mobile telecommunications network in the entire US
and is a proud service provider to almost 8.1 million subscribers.
Hence, the number
of the customers of this service provider only indicates how widely
adopted a network provider it is.

MetroPcs Plans

best cell phone plans

The headquarter of the MetroPCS Cell Phones is located in
Richardson, Texas. The facilities and benefits that you can derive out
of this service provider
include mailing, messaging and social media access, mobile web and
unlimited local calling.

You might have heard about the Sprint PCS earlier but the Sprint wireless network provider of the present times is different from what it
previously was.
It is today a brand of Sprint Nextel Corporation and specializes in
providing uninterrupted and free-flow network services to all its
subscribers. Emerged
as the third largest wireless telecommunications network provider in
the United States
, the Sprint cell phones are found in almost every
alternate hand and
that only denotes how widely opted for an option it is.

Sprint Prepaid Plans

best smartphone plans

The total numbers of customers that are currently enjoying the
unmatchable services of Sprint cell phones are almost 49.9 million
customers. Whether it is
for smooth access of internet or barrier free calling from places,
the Sprint cell phone services are perfectly ideal options.

T-Mobile is a Germany based mobile phone service provider which has
recently been made its mark as a mobile phone manufacturer as well. As
expected, it has
been able to do justice to both its role and the customers too are
pleased at its conduct. Owned by the Deutsche Telekom, it is undoubtedly
the widely
opted for and one of the leading service providers of the Europe and
United States.

T-Mobile Family Plans

best cell phone plans

The total number of subscribers of this provider ranges
up to or even
more than 150 million which itself is a proof of its field and
popularity in the telecommunication industry. In fact, if you are
looking for the best ever
and lucrative offers on the T-Mobile cell phones then the online
shopping site probably would be the ideal place for you.

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As a multinational telecommunication company, T-Mobile acquires the
third position in all over the world and that is encouraging enough to
make people go
for it.

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Destin Happenings

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Sunshine Cindy and I had a quiet few days in Destin. We did get out a little though. Friday afternoon we headed to The Back Porch restaurant for lunch. Julie joined us as we sat outside overlooking the water. It was a gorgeous day with the aqua blue water contrasting with the blue sky. The food was excellent as usual. We were surprised how crowded the place was for a late afternoon. There are still a lot of tourist in town I guess.

When we left we decided to stop in at the bar at the Palms to see what was going on there before heading home. There was one guy sipping on a beer at the bar but it started to fill up as residents were getting off work. Tommy came in and we talked to him. He told us Daniel and his girlfriend JoJo were back in town. Daniel is the percussionist for the Zac Brown Band and we had met him a few weeks earlier. They did come to the bar and greeted us like long lost friends. Daniel just finished a leg of the ZBB tour and he was now spending a week in Destin. It was great seeing them again.

Shannon came in. We asked her if the Sand Bar on the beach was still open as she manages it. She told us this weekend was the last weekend they would be open. We almost stopped in too.

There was a couple from New Orleans at the bar that we talked with. They own a few units at The Palms and were enjoying a weekend in Destin. They were nice folks.

Speaking of folks from Louisiana…A major brew-ha-ha erupted during the week about some LSU fans not being seated at Harry T’s for the Florida game the previous week. It had something to do with Harry T’s being the home to a Florida alumni association and those people not wanting LSU fans in their area. Anyway, this blew up into a major PR disaster for Harry T’s when someone in management went on Facebook and blasted LSU fans. That was not a smart thing to do. Harry T’s tried to minimize the damage but it was too late. People from Louisiana come to Destin in droves and right now Harry T’s is on their “stay away” list! Textbook case of how not to run a business.

Saturday Sunshine Cindy and I didn’t do too much. She went to get her nails done we did breakfast at the Waffle House but other than that, I spent most of the day doing some computer work and watching sports. Ohio State looked as good as they finally played up to their potential with J.T. at quarterback. The Tampa Bay Lightning had a tough overtime loss to Chicago. We just can’t seem to beat those guys.

Sunday I went to Landshark Pizza to watch the Browns game. I should have saved my time and money…they sucked. But Brian had the smoker going and smoked a bunch of wings. They were fantastic too. Sunshine Cindy stayed home getting ready for our trip to the Keys. We head south next weekend. Can’t wait…

I talked to Sue about when the new Landshark Pizza will open. She said it looks like sometime in the middle of November. They have extended their current lease for one month so they should be good to go with the move. Sue is excited as she is meeting her sisters in New Orleans next weekend for Halloween. They will have a blast for sure.

This is the last week of the fishing rodeo and soon the snowbirds will start to come to town. Our friends Alan and Jackie get here next week. We are looking forward to seeing them when we get back from the Keys!

I will most likely not publish a blog next week but will be back on track the following week with a full update on our trip. See ya then!

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Fat Freddys Drop New Album ‘BAYS’

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Based out of New Zealand comes Fat Freddys Drop who dropped their fourth studio album with the release of their 9 track LP titled, Bays. It was recorded at their BAYS Studio in Kilbirnie, Wellington a former 1950s HMV vinyl pressing plant…

With the release of BAYS on Oct. 23rd, 2015 Fat Freddy’s Drop has released four studio albums, Based On A True Story (2005) and Dr Boondigga The Big BW (2009), Blackbird (2013) in addition to two live albums, Live At The Matterhorn (2001) and Live At Roundhouse (2010). Not to mention limited edition vinyl singles, including Midnight Marauders and Hope For A Generation.
Fat Freddys Drop BAYS
Starting off in the 90’s as an improve jam band, Fat Freddys Drop have gone on to reach amazing success in their home country of NZ, Australia and Europe. Bays is the follow up to Fat Freddy’s Drop 2013 release of Blackbird.

The predominantly studio written album of BAYS draws on the lexicon of genres that have come to epitomize the bands’ sound which include, but not limited to Soul, Jazz, Reggae, RB and Funk. As the press release reads, the album exudes a confidence of a band truly comfortable in their skin.

“It’s been a more creative process writing this album in the studio rather than recording songs which have been well road-tested”, Freddy’s vocalist Joe Dukie said.

Internationally, Fat Freddy’s Drop reputation continues to soar. Blackbird has sold over 200,000 album copies worldwide with the UK, US and Germany becoming the bands strongest markets. This success is reflected by recent live highlights including sold out gigs at London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace and 3x Sydney Opera House shows.

The worldwide BAYS album tour will bring the band back to the UK, for two consecutive nights at 02 Academy Brixton in MARCH 2016.

One question that continues to remain for fans here in the U.S. is WHEN will the 7-piece group make their way back to the states to support a new album in one of their strongest markets? We have posed this question to the group and look forward to sharing their response in our upcoming exclusive interview.

In the meantime, you can pick up the new album BAYS via !K7 Records. It’s available via iTunes, but you can also purchase a Vinyl copy of the album by clicking HERE!

Fat Freddys Drop Tour Dates

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Article By: Mike Patti

Watch: Fat Freddys Drop – “Slings and Arrows Jam”

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Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

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Nowadays having a Smartphone is simply another one of life basic
needs. Understanding all too well about reliance on those devices,
mobile phone service
providers are capable to charge high costs for monthly data plans
and all of the other extras.

For people who just need a simple wireless plan or don’t like the
idea of joining a 2 or 3 years agreement, a prepaid cell phone is a good
choice. These
types of plans are not only flexible but permit you to purchase the
service on a monthly basis.

We’ve collected the best prepaid cell phone plans in the market to
make the look up a little easier and examined them on their cell phone
choices, types of
deals, and also other features.


When it comes to looking for a prepaid cell phone plan, it’s important to keep the following factors in mind:

if you’ve chose a prepaid cell phone it’s probably because you wish
you skim the extra from your monthly charge. Before actually surfing the
available, figure out the quantity you really can afford to invest
depending your general budget.

on regular, what exactly does the phone usage consist of? Do you
spend the most of your time sending texts to family and friends? Or do
you utilize your
cell phone mostly to browse the Internet and check e-mail? Figure
out precisely what part of your time you spend texting, data and
talking. If you find
that you really lean largely in a single area over the other, a
pay-as-you-go plan may be your best option.

as with any cell phone carrier, coverage is really important. First
of all, make sure that the provider coverage is available in your
location with high
speed. You will find a map describing the coverage places on the
carrier’s website.

Phone Selection:
not prepaid phone carriers usually operate offers which entitle you
the latest phones at a reduced or small price. By charging high monthly
costs and
signing up in a set term agreement they’re in a position to recover
the cost of the cell phone. Because a lot of prepaid cell phone
without contract terms and do provide a cheaper monthly price,
you’ll most likely spend a lot more at first for a handset. cell phones for seniors

At the end of the day, it’s eventually your choice which company to
sign up with. Make sure to check their network coverage availability
along with the
aforementioned points. Discover the latest republic wireless phone plans in 2015 which offers unlimited talk, text and high data speed.

The Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans Available Today


Boost Mobile: best prepaid phone plans

best prepaid phone plans


  • Unlimited voice talk, text messaging and data plan options.
  • National sprint Network
  • Basic phones or smartphone for a daily unlimited plans
  • Call Waiting/ Caller ID
  • Referral program
  • Shrinking payments


  • Data speed slow down when it reached the limit. 


Virgin Mobile: best prepaid cell phone plans 


best prepaid cell phone plans


  • Unlimited voice talk, text messaging and data plans.
  • No activation cost fee
  • National 4G LTE
  • Lost cell phone replacement
  • Pay-as-you-go plans available
  • Keep existing mobile number
  • Carriers newest model phones
  • Cheaper monthly rates


  • Data speed slow down after it reached 2.5GB
  • Network coverage limited in some areas  


MetroPCS: best cell phone company

best prepaid smartphone plans


  • Unlimited voice talk, text messaging and data plan options.
  • No contracts required
  • Nationwide T-Mobile coverage
  • Family plan available
  • Range of basic phones and smartphones
  • Bring your own phone choice.


  • No Pay as you go or daily plans
  • Coverage limited in some areas

Net10 Wireless: best prepaid smartphone plans


best prepaid cell phone plans



  • Unlimited voice talk, text messaging and data plans
  • Pay as you go available
  • Bring your phone option
  • Basic phones and Smartphones
  • Online store available
  • 30 day plans with auto refill


  • Expensive pay as you go rates
  • Complains about network coverage.


TracFone Wireless: best prepaid cell phone plans


best prepaid phone plans


  • No monthly fees or contract requires
  • Purchase online available or in store
  • Nationwide coverage
  • Plans includes voice talk, text messaging and data plans
  • Pay as you go available


  • Limited selection of Smartphones and basic phones
  • Not great for heavy web users or messaging

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Getting the best cell phone plan on a fresh cell phone deal is far from
simple], and you are forgiven for purchasing the impression that cell
phone companies
intentionally making it complicated. As soon as you have chosen what
phone you desire, you still need to choose which service provider to
sign up with, at
which purpose you might ask whether it makes sense to purchase a
subsidized Smartphone through a two years contract, or maybe if the
pay-as-you-go plan is
much better for your requirements. Then, naturally, there is the
question of network coverage (certain carriers have higher service in
several areas),
along with the prices tiers for a voice call, text messages, and web
data plan.

Before you decide to throw yourself up in re-up and defeat with the
exact same company for another 2 years since it’s easy, spend some time
to review and
compare the prices and possible cost savings of most the carrier
plans. You might find the best cell phone plan for you.

When looking for a wireless cell phone carrier, be aware of 2
things: coverage in which you require it trumps almost all else, and
when you find service
providers that offer excellent service in your areas, you must
choose whoever provides the cheapest complete price of ownership for
your normal usage.
That’s how we arrived in this particular recommendation; however
many other factors may have an effect on what’s great for your own
personal needs.

Best Cell Phone Companies 2015

Verizon Wireless: The best cell phone carrier

The largest wireless company in USA, Verizon Wireless runs a strong
and wide-reaching 4G LTE coverage and a good collection of basic
handsets, Smartphones
and feature phones. Partnerships between Verizon and Vodafone,
Verizon Wireless was created in 2000 via a merger between Bell Atlantic
and GTE Wireless.

Details you should know about Verizon Wireless:

  • Verizon offers a “Share Everything” plan which includes unlimited
    voice calls and text
    for multiple phones plus a monthly allotment of web
    data use
    (individual lines plans are offered}, The monthly cost increases
    depending on the amount and model of phones you add to the plan along
    with the amount of
    web data that you select to utilize.
  • As a CDMA provider, Verizon’s international network coverage is
    limited to a few countries, but it provides dual-mode CDMA/GSM phones.
  • Verizon has prepaid plans.
  • Verizon released Edge, its first upgrade program. You get a new
    cell phone
    without an advance payment, but you are on the hook for
    twenty four monthly
    bills before the phone is really yours. Moreover, Verizon limits you
    to one upgrade every 6 months and you have paid off 50% of the cost of
    your phone
    before you decide to deal it in for another device. 

Best Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Plans 


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Sprint: Cheapest cell phone service provider

With a general rating of {7.75/10|7.76/10}, a small customer support
service score (50%), and low coverage (65% in urban zones and 55% in
rural zones),
Sprint (NYSE:S) definitely isn’t on the similar playing field as
ATT and Verizon. However, it provides unlimited data along with
global calling.
Sprint as well offers numerous handsets with different functions.
Sprint family plans are popular, and though the coverage is not at all
times strong,
Sprint is offered national calls. This is especially useful for
those who travel often or families with college children.

For the past couple of months, the carrier provided an application
known as Sprint One Up, but that finished Jan 9. The application used to
permit users
who bought a qualified Smartphone when agreeing to pay twenty four
monthly payments for the phone to deal the cell phone in after twelve
sequential months
of paying. Consumers will then be provided a new device and a new
agreement. While the plan expires, in case Sprint brings this plan back,
this offer could
notably increase its client base.

Best Sprint Cell Phone Plans 


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ATT: top cell phone company

ATT is one of the 2 largest cell phone companies in the United
. the coverage network features is second fast mobile broadband
in the USA. It
provides single-line, business, single-line plans to fit every cell
phone need. And also its phone collection is great: You can purchase
mobile hotspots
and tablets and almost any new or last-generation mobile phone you
might want. ATT is not our best carrier –the coverage isn’t strong,
the speeds
quite fast, or the customer support as constantly dependable as we
would like.

Monthly Pricing

The best cell phone plans at the several companies we reviewed all
vary extensively in price. ATT carrier has the difference of being
the most
high-priced of the large four companies, – ATT, Verizon,
T-Mobile and Sprint. Blocking seasonal promotions and specials,
ATT’s costs are
prodigiously expensive, beginning at $65 per month for a plan with
1GB of web data. It is possible to kick this down to $50 a month if you
are wanting to
use the ATT early upgrade offer, but as we found when we
shattered the numbers down, those usually cost a lot more over time.

Most of ATT Mobile Share plans include unlimited text and talk.
They are created for multiple members; however you can join one with a
single cell
phone. The deal fees for devices and web data rates individually:
Each Smartphone on a package costs $40 a month, with web data charges
changing by amount
selected. A single line plan with 3GB of web data and unlimited text
and talk will charge you $80 per month; with 6GB of web data, it might
cost about

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Almost all contract based ATT deals are much more costly
compared to plans at no-contract companies, however signing up for one
allow you to order a
new handset at subsidized price. Usually, it will help you save
about $400 at first. Remember, that during a 2 years contract, the
amount you would save at
first is going to be eclipsed by the extra you will spend over those
2 years.

Best ATT Cell Phone Plans

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T-Mobile: Best prepaid cell phone plans company

After an unsuccessful merger with ATT in 2012, T-Mobile stays
the lowest of the large four U.S. cell phone companies. It now runs a
LTE coverage
network and after 1st announcing a HSPA+ network that provides
LTE-comparable rates of speed. T-Mobile was the last major company to
offer the iPhone also
it was an old market in Android. Compared to the other biggest
, the home signal network is less common in country areas.

Details you should know about T-Mobile:

  • T-Mobile modified its program service plan type. Most
    significantly, it did away with agreements completely, meaning that you
    can finish your service
    anytime you want. Users get unlimited talk and text service, as well
    as choosing from a number of web data packages you need. Though total
    web data utilize
    is unlimited, T-Mobile charges its plans by the amount of 4G data
    you use every month. Also, T-Mobile will no longer provide subsidies for
    their phones.
    You may either pay complete price for the phone up front or perhaps
    you can “finance” the phone by paying monthly payments for 2 years.
  • As a GSM provider, T-Mobile offers extensive global roaming.
  • T-Mobile company has no-contract family plans.
  • T-Mobile kicked off the first upgrade style by presenting Jump on
    July 10. Available just for clients that are paying off their phone in
    monthly payments
    (if you paid complete price, you are out of luck), Jump plan
    requires an additional charge of $10 a month, which also functions as an
    insurance plan. You
    will order your cell phone in twenty four monthly installments;
    however, unlike Verizon and ATT, you begin with an initial payment.
    After you are in
    the Jump plan for 6 months, you are qualified to receive their first
    trade-in. You will need to make an additional down settlement on your
    new phone, but
    the method begins again by this time. 

Best T-Mobile Cell Phone Plans 

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Consumer Cellular: The best cell phone provider

You would be forgiven for having not heard about Consumer Cellular.
It’s AARP partner, the carrier does not promote itself far beyond it is
demographic, that is comprised of AARP subscribers and families of
older, retired individuals. Their prices are affordable, and because of
their coverage and web data speed are both quite strong.
However Consumer Cellular does not provide the similar experience you
would have at the
best cell phone carriers, which explains why –a minimum of most
people – we’d suggest companies higher on our list.

Beside the unlimited text and talk plans provided by all the best
cell phone plans
across the competitors, Consumer Cellular limited talk
and text options
are cheap but discouraging. The service provider breaks the plans
into 2 halves – data allocations/talk minutes and text – which you spend
individually. Minutes are offered in 7 different tiers, which range
from zero minutes for just $10 per month (helpful if you rarely call,
with overages
referred to per-minute), to 6,000 minutes for $60 (a lot more
compared to the vast majority of callers ever use).

Text/data bundles are usually tiered, but in linked allocations.
Hence, you can purchase 20MB of web data and 200 texts a month for
$2.50, or you can
choose 2.5GB of web data and 15.000 texts for $30. You cannot,
however, order only a few text messages but lots of data. If you compare
Consumer Cellular
cell phone plans with what is available at the competitors, the
carrier performs decently enough: It is possible to expect 2.5GB of web
data and 600 voice
minutes for $50, or even 1,200 minutes for $60 complete. While, we
miss the ubiquity of cheap unlimited text and talk plans.

Best Consumer Cellular Cell Phone Plans

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Boost Mobile: Top Cell Phone Carriers

Boost Mobile is a cell phone carrier with many different qualities,
but it is not the undeniable ideal at anything. As a prepaid service
, for
example, it is very cheap, with only a $35 level plan that is as
affordable as anything you will find – except for a few the choices
greater on our list
which are as cheap, and also have features going for them. In case
you fall under an extremely particular market, Boost Mobile is really an

Best Boost Mobile Cell Phone Plans

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if your family’s on a tight budget, choosing Boost Mobile might help
you save a lot of money. The company’s primary plan for cell phones
costs $45. For
that, you receive unlimited text, talk, 411 service assistance and
extra features you would count on from a strong phone, additionally a
5GB of data. If
you review that 5GB limit, you will still be able to access the
internet; you will simply be throttled right down to 2G speeds.

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