AT&T Offering Early Upgrades for Contract Subscribers

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In an effort to get more customers onto its Next program, AT&T is offering current contract subscribers the opportunity to upgrade their phone for $0 down on AT&T Next. However, customers must be at least six months into their current contract in order to take advantage of the deal. AT&T Next launched last summer, and […]

Verizon Edge Plan Now Lets You Upgrade After Just 30 Days

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If you thought Verizon’s Edge plan was already a bad deal, the company updated it over the weekend and is now allowing customers to upgrade phones after just 30 days. Of course, though, there’s still a big catch. Customers who upgrade their phone after 30 days would still have to pay off at least 50% […]

AT&T Giving T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch (Update)

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It seems AT&T is tired of T-Mobile’s new tactics to try and get mobile subscribers to switch over, so the carrier is implementing some new tactics themselves to try and fight back. Rumored earlier today and recently made official, AT&T is offering T-Mobile customers up to $450 if they switch over to Ma Bell. UPDATE: […]

AT&T Mobile Share Value Plans Launch with Low Off-Contract Pricing

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AT&T is launching what it’s calling Mobile Share Value plans on December 8, which aim to take on T-Mobile’s “uncarrier” initiative with lower-priced off-contract plans for those looking for such an option on a carrier with better coverage. The new plans are additions to AT&T’s current Mobile Share plans, which has customers share a pool of […]

U.K. Shows the U.S. How to Keep Carriers Under Control

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If there’s one thing the United States’ mobile industry is known for, it’s the ferocity with which American smartphone carriers lock users into service agreements and slowly strip away their rights and privileges. It’s a vicious cycle, one that many smartphone buyers hope will end with a re-energized Federal Communications Commission. Luckily, should the U.S. […]

Retina iPad Mini Still Backordered at Carrier Stores

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We’ve known that the iPad mini with Retina display would be in limited stock, and even after over a week of being available, you can still only order one from Apple’s website. Carrier versions are available, but carrier stores themselves are still having a hard time getting units of their own to sell, and most […]

T-Mobile Getting Rid of Grandfathered Plans in Favor of New Plans

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T-Mobile will be canceling grandfathered plans for subscribers and will begin to put customers on new plans starting sometime next month. The company confirmed the changes to Engadget, and a T-Mobile user also posted a copy of a letter they received from the carrier about switching to a new plan and getting rid of the […]

AT&T Axing Traditional Data Plans for Mobile Share Plans

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AT&T has officially announced that it will be making changes to its bevy of data plans starting later this month. The carrier will be getting rid of its traditional data plans and will be focused solely on offering its Mobile Share data plans for all new customers starting on October 25. AT&T’s Mobile Share plans […]

Want to Change iPhone 5s Color or Size? Do It Today

The gold iPhone 5s and silver iPhone 5s offer the same experience.

Today is the last day that you can return your iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c if you bought it from a carrier on launch day. This will allow you to change to a new color or size option if the one you bought just isn’t doing it for you. Furthermore, you can take this opportunity […]

Cheapest iPhone 5s Plans Compared: How to Save

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The iPhone 5s is officially out, and as Apple’s latest flagship device, it won’t come cheap. On top of the subsidized cost of the phone, plus your monthly service charges, owning and using a smartphone can be pretty expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. Luckily, each carrier has its own prices and types of […]

iPhone 5s US Regional Carrier Availability Rumored for October 1

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It’s rumored that the next big wave of iPhone 5s launches is coming next week on October 1. According to MacRumors, nine regional carriers in the US are said to be a launching the iPhone 5s on October 1. These carriers include Appalachian Wireless, Bluegrass Cellular, C Spire, Cellcom, GCI, MTA, Nex-Tech Wireless, Ntelos and Strata. More regional carriers are expected to join in […]

Verizon Edge Early Smartphone Plans Coming August 25

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Today Verizon announced that its answer to T-Mobile JUMP, called Verizon Edge, will arrive on August 25, giving users an option to upgrade phones every six months. Verizon Edge lets users upgrade their phone every six months by spreading out the full cost of the device over a course of 24 months. Users just sign […]

Upgrades Slow as Consumers Wait for Wow of iPhone 6

The iPhone 5S is rumored to be coming out later this year.

Without a blockbuster iPhone 6 this year is shaping up to be a bad year for smartphone upgrades according to a new report which predicts a continued slowdown as manufactures plan new smartphones and plans that offer faster upgrades for a fee. The summer lull of new smartphones aside, a new prediction from UBS AG […]

iOS 6.1.1 Release Reportedly Sped Up to Fix iOS 6.1 Bugs

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Apple may be pushing ISO 6.1.1 through carrier approval faster than normal to squash iOS 6.1 bugs. According to a report from iFun, iOS 6.1.1 is on the fast track for a release and carriers have already completed testing for iOS 6.1.1 build 10B145. The IOS 6.1.1 update could arrive soon to fix a host […]

AT&T Buys Alltel to Deliver Better Coverage and Speeds

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Today AT&T announced that it will acquire Atlantic Tele-Network Inc.’s retail wireless business which is runs under the Alltel brand. The ATNI Alltel brand operates in rural areas in Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina. The ATNI network currently runs on a CDMA network, which is the network technology used by Verizon […]

Voyager Mobile Plans Start at $19, Service Coming Soon

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There’s a new carrier in town and it’s using Sprint’s network to offer inexpensive phone plans with no contracts. Voyager Mobile was ready to launch today offering plans starting at $19 a month, but the carrier had to push back the launch. The delay is due to a “malicious network attack to its primary website.” The carrier […]

FCC Hoping to End Bill Shock With New Alert System

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The FCC is hoping to protect American wireless consumers from unsightly–and unexpected–high cellular phone and data bills with a new alert system that would warn mobile subscribers when you’re near your limits. With the nation’s two largest national carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless having already moved to tiered and metered data plans, the FCC’s alert […]

Verizon Wireless Adds $30 Upgrade Fee

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Verizon Wireless is giving users yet another fee. This fee forces customers to pay to upgrade their phones. Verizon customers will soon have to pay a $30 upgrade fee whenever they upgrade to a new phone with a two-year contract with the carrier. This new fee will apply to all Verizon customers that are eligible […]