August 16, 2019

Back-to-College Techlist: 4 Essentials that Won’t Break the Budget

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Back-to-school season is here, and the list of to-dos is long. Sometimes the essentials get overlooked. At the same time, students need to stay on budget. Whether returning to college or headed there for the first time, starting the new school year begins with having all the right technology to get work done and stay connected to friends and family. Don’t forget these four things.


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  1. Get Organized: Start the school year off right by investing in a planner and using a calendar. If you’re serious about getting organized, try With, you can view your calendar, to-do list, reminders and daily planner all in one app. The beginning of the school year is the perfect time for a fresh start, so also consider doing some summer cleaning—throw out what you don’t need and figure out what should be next on your shopping
  2. It’s time for a new smartphone: A fresh start begins by going out with the old and in with the new. From research and watching lectures to stocking up on snacks and staying in touch with family and friends, you need a phone equipped with all the right features. For example, the Blade Max View includes enhanced capabilities like an advanced 16 MP + 2 MP dual-lens rear camera and an 8 MP front-facing camera to take photos and videos like a pro and snap the perfect selfie. Using the high-speed 4G LTE network and Android 7.1.1, you can post those selfies online for your loved ones back home to see. Check out the entire ZTE lineup of premium, affordable devices to start the new school year right.

  3. Simplify life: With new classes, friends, and maybe even a new place to live, going back to school can be complicated. Some things in life are complex by nature, but not everything has to be—simplify life in a time that can be chaotic by trading in your old Android device for a brand-new Visible R2 by ZTE. With Visible, there’s no contract required and a $40-per-month payment for unlimited calls, texts and data, all on Verizon’s 4G VoLTE network. And, you can handle sign-up and payment right within the Visible app—there’s no online portal or in-store sign-up. What’s simpler than a phone service directly in an app?
  4. Share multimedia with friends: Socializing is a huge part of the college experience and the Blade Max 2s helps you do just that. With Dolby Sound DS1, you can enjoy enhanced audio and a clear, powerful sound for listening to music, watching videos, and more. Through a 18:9 FHD+ IPS display and a six-inch edge-to-edge display screen, you get a compelling visual experience for reading books, surfing the web and keeping up while you’re on-the-go—letting you enjoy even more of life and share it with others.

With a new smartphone and all the features necessary to get the most out of the new school year, ZTE helps you check the techlist boxes on the back-to-college checklist.