iPhone 6 + iPad Deal Is Too Good to Be True for Most


The brand new iPhone 6 release date is tomorrow, and those still looking to snag an iPhone 6 may want to consider a deal from Verizon Wireless when bundled along with a new iPad. Whether you want to look at this as an iPhone 6 deal, or an iPad deal, you’ll still be saving $200 […]

Verizon iPhone 6 Release Brings Early Upgrade Option

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With the iPhone 6 pre-order date now out of the way, consumers now have their sights set on the highly anticipated iPhone 6 release date set for September 19th. However, millions of prospective buyers may be waiting due to still being tied to a 2-year carrier contract, but this week Verizon announced early upgrade options. […]

Sprint ‘One Ups’ The Competition With Leaked Early Upgrade Program


As the last of the four major U.S. carriers to roll out an early upgrade program, Sprint’s leaked ‘One Up’ plan shows that the carrier is looking to offer subscriber the option to upgrade their phones annually by trading in old devices while at the same time saving on their monthly plans. The program follows […]

Will Lack of New iPhone Cause Trouble for New Carrier Contracts?

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No one really expected new iPhones to be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this week, but we are not wrong in saying that there will be a new iPhone… sometime. Some of our latest rumors have the launch pegged for a September release (which is typically when Apple does their fall iPad/iPod events). The […]

The ‘Un-Carrier’ Era May Impact Android the Most


In the U.S., T-Mobile is believed to be announcing a new era this month that will mark the end for smartphone subsidies. Though the nation’s fourth largest carrier may be doing away with subsidies, it will allow customers to finance their handsets over installment payments, making it more affordable to walk out the door with […]

Sprint Latest to Consider An End to Phone Subsidies

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Following T-Mobile‘s lead in the industry of ending subsidies on smartphone purchases with a two-year contract, Sprint is the latest to consider such a move after rival Verizon Wireless said it would observe how the market reacts to T-Mobile USA’s plans. Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse said that Sprint would wait and see before making […]

Verizon May Also Stop Subsidizing Smartphones, Be Prepared to Pay Full Retail


T-Mobile USA had made a controversial announcement in the U.S. wireless industry by saying that at some point in the future, it would stop subsidizing phones in exchange for a two-year service agreement. However, it seems that T-Mobile‘s decision isn’t just controversial, but may be industry-leading as rival carrier Verizon Wireless has announced that if […]

AT&T Cuts Down Return Policy to 14 Days, Follows Industry


Over the weekend, there has been a lot of outcry over AT&T’s new return policy, which has since been confirmed by AT&T. The policy, which has already gone into effect on Sunday, October 7, shortens the period where a customer can change their minds and return a phone without being assessed an early termination fee. […]

Motorola Xoom 2 On-Contract Pricing Leaked for Verizon


Pricing information may have leaked for the pair of next-generation Xoom 2 tablet for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The tablets, which will bear a closer resemblance to the Droid RAZR than to the original Xoom that they will replace, will be priced between $430 on a two-year contract all the way up to $420 depending […]

Unlocked, Contract-Free iPhone 4S Delivered in November


If you’re a frequent traveler, getting a truly unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S may be a better option than getting a subsidized handset through a carrier, like AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. The benefit of an unlocked handset allows you to just use a local or pre-paid SIM card when you’re abroad so that you can choose […]

Why I Won’t Sign Another Cell Phone Contract


Americans have a love-hate relationship with cell phone contracts. We love that signing a two-year contract takes $200 to $300 off the price of our new smartphone, but we hate that we are locked in to a carrier for two years and cannot get any more cheap phones. Well, I’m ending this bad relationship today – well as […]

Verizon Discounting Full Retail Prices of Android Smartphones


For the commitment-phobe smartphone buyer who’s reluctant to sign a two-year service agreement, Verizon Wireless is now discounting the full contract-free retail price of some of its most popular smartphones. The carrier is saying that the discounts may be temporary as it adjusts “pricing from time to time to address current market dynamics and to […]