HTC EVO 3D just $99.99 during 24-hour sale

By on August 10, 2011 at 5:00 PM.

HTC EVO 3D just $99.99 during 24-hour sale

Online retailer Wirefly is holding a special 24-hour sale on Wednesday, during which customers can score a new HTC EVO 3D for just $99.99 on contract. As part of Wirefly’s “Fan Appreciation Month,” the retailer is offering discounts on a new smartphone every Wednesday in August. HTC’s EVO 3D is the star of this month’s show, and we called it “one hell of a compelling package” when we reviewed it back in June. So how does it work? Simply dig the coupon code out of the YouTube video below and apply it during checkout on Wirefly’s site via the read link. Sprint’s flagship 4G smartphone will then be rushed to your door by FedEx, and your pockets will only be $100 lighter. More →

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Every version of Google's Nexus S is free today only from Best Buy

By on August 3, 2011 at 8:18 AM.

Every version of Google's Nexus S is free today only from Best Buy

Best Buy has announced a special one-day sale that will put any of the three versions of Google’s latest own-branded smartphone in your pocket for free. The T-Mobile Nexus S, Sprint’s Nexus S 4G and the new AT&T version of the Google Nexus S can all be had for zero dollars from now through midnight tonight, Central Time. Of course a two-year contract will need to be signed in order to take advantage of Best Buy’s 100% subsidy, and with new Nexus phones looming on the horizon, that could be a tricky proposition. Those willing to roll the dice for sexy pure Google handset likely won’t be disappointed, however. Google’s Nexus S smartphone features Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 16GB of internal storage, dual cameras, a 4-inch WVGA display and an integrated NFC chip. In the case of Sprint’s version, the sleek handset also features a 4G WiMAX radio. Best Buy’s full press release follows below. More →

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Sprint may reintroduce mail-in rebates on July 24th

By on July 14, 2011 at 5:45 PM.

Sprint may reintroduce mail-in rebates on July 24th

It was fun while it lasted. BGR exclusively reported back in May that Sprint was doing away with mail-in rebates for an unspecified period of time. According to a purported leaked document obtained by Sprint news site SprintFeed, the limited-time promotion will come to an end later this month. “Duuude, where’s my rebate?” the dealer memo asks. The answer — riddled with errors, though it may be — is July 24th. As we’ve learned long ago, typos and grammar mistakes hardly mean a carrier-made document is fake, and Sprint customers who prefer to buy their devices directly from the carrier should consider doing so before the 24th. A Sprint spokeswoman declined to comment. Hit the break to take a look at the purported letter to Sprint dealers. More →

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Several Windows Phones now just 1¢ direct from Microsoft

By on June 8, 2011 at 9:10 PM.

Several Windows Phones now just 1¢ direct from Microsoft

Microsoft is currently offering Windows Phone handsets from three major U.S. carriers for just a penny each. Through the company’s online Microsoft Store, users can now purchase either Verizon Wireless’ HTC Trophy, Sprint’s HTC Arrive or T-Mobile’s HTC HD7 for just $0.01 alongside a 2-year contract with a smartphone data plan. While the HD7 is the oldest of the bunch, it’s still a wonderfully capable supersized smartphone that we enjoyed very much when we reviewed it last November. The Trophy is Verizon’s first Windows Phone, featuring HD video capture and SRS WOW HD sound, and the HTC Arrive is easily our favorite Windows Phone to date. Microsoft’s penny offers are only good through July 2nd, 2011. More →

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T-Mobile intros two new unlimited plans

By on April 12, 2011 at 4:28 PM.

T-Mobile intros two new unlimited plans

T-Mobile on Tuesday announced the addition of two new unlimited plans to its portfolio. Dubbed “Even More” and “Even More Plus,” both plans afford subscribers with unlimited nationwide voice calling, unlimited messaging and unlimited data. Both plans also include 2GB soft caps, so customers who go over 2GB in a single billing period will have their data speeds reduced, or throttled, until the next billing period begins. T-Mobile says its 4G smartphone users average about 1GB of data each month. “Consumers today are looking for even more value and flexibility from their wireless plans,” said T-mobile SVP of Marketing, John Clelland, in a statement. “While data plans for many of our competitors continue to be very expensive, T-Mobile is lowering the price of our unlimited plans and offering more options, making it easier than ever for customers to step up to a richer mobile data experience on our 4G network.” The $79.99 Even More plan is available to contract customers while the $59.99 Even More Plus plan is available to customers on a month-to-month basis. Both plans become available for a limited time beginning Wednesday, April 13th. Hit the break for the full press release. More →

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Sprint to ditch mail-in rebates starting March 27th

By on March 23, 2011 at 6:31 PM.

Sprint to ditch mail-in rebates starting March 27th

BGR has learned that Sprint will be getting rid of mail-in rebates on its phones and other devices beginning March 27th, and we have confirmed with Sprint that mail-in rebates will be a thing of the past — at least for a limited time. A Sprint spokesperson confirmed to BGR that “Sprint will temporarily replace mail-in rebates in most channels, including our company-owned retail stores, with instant savings.” It all goes down on Sunday, March 27th, and it will continue for “an unspecified period of time,” the Sprint spokesperson told us. Sprint just seems to be rocking and rolling these days, huh?

Thanks, Mike!

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Verizon takes 30% off all devices (except DROIDs, iPhone and tablets) for one day only

By on March 11, 2011 at 3:31 PM.

Verizon takes 30% off all devices (except DROIDs, iPhone and tablets) for one day only

Verizon Wireless is in the midst of a one-day sale that offers great value to prospective subscribers and current customers looking to upgrade. Dubbed “Social Friday,” the nation’s top carrier has knocked 30% off all devices purchased online between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 11th. Of course Verizon uses the term “all devices” loosely, and the most popular high-end devices in the carrier’s portfolio — DROID-branded phones, the iPhone and all tablets such as the iPad 2 — are excluded from the sale. There are plenty of other great devices in the carrier’s lineup, however, and they’re all on sale for almost one-third off until the end of the day. More →

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T-Mobile offers two free G2 smartphones with unlimited family plan

By on February 4, 2011 at 9:51 PM.

T-Mobile offers two free G2 smartphones with unlimited family plan

Several BGR readers have emailed us to point out a new limited-time promotion T-Mobile is running, and we’re glad they did because it’s quite an attractive deal. The caveat: you’ll have to put all those shiny new dual-core Android phones from CES out of your mind, and ignore the second wave of next-generation smartphones set to be announced later this month at MWC. With that out of the way, T-Mobile is offering not one but two free T-Mobile G2 smartphones with the activation of a new unlimited two-line family plan. The carrier will also waive both activation fees, normally $35 a piece, and ship your new smartphones to you for free. The plan runs $179.99 per month all-in, and includes unlimited nationwide voice calling, text messaging and data — “4G” data, no less — for both phones. This is a Web-only promotion and T-Mobile hasn’t said how long this limited-time deal will last, so hit the read link for the rest of the details. More →

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T-Mobile G2 is free through January 20th

By on January 18, 2011 at 11:33 PM.

T-Mobile G2 is free through January 20th

The Consumer Electronics Show was packed to the brim this year with forthcoming Android phones and tablets, but truth be told, T-Mobile didn’t have much to offer in the way of beastly new smartphones to look forward to. Now, it’s entirely possible that the scrappy carrier is saving most of its goodies for Mobile World Congress next month, but some of you may be in need of a new smartphone and can’t wait a month or more to get it. You’re in luck — from now through Thursday, January 20th, T-Mobile is offering its latest Google-powered QWERTY slider for the low, low price of free-fifty. All you have to do is sign on the dotted line and prepare to sit on the sidelines for the next 24 months while new Android smartphones continue to launch and best each other on a near-monthly basis. More →

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Google eyes Groupon clones following bungled buy

By on December 22, 2010 at 5:51 AM.

Google eyes Groupon clones following bungled buy

When it comes to the online coupon space, Google wants in. The Internet giant wants in so badly, it was willing to pay $6 billion for the current market leader, Groupon. The huge offer was actually pretty fair considering Groupon’s reported $1 billion in annual revenue, but the deal died on the table and now Google is left searching for other ways to enter the space. According to a report from the New York Post on Tuesday, the company is doing just that — Google is currently on the prowl for a “Groupon wannabe” to snatch up so it can compete with the company that rejected its advances. Google tends to get what it wants, so an acquisition is bound to happen soon — and that’s good news for consumers. Stiffer competition means more deals, and thus more savings for users of these trendy new local deal vendors. More →

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Apple drops prices on refurbished iPads; $70 to $100 off

By on December 8, 2010 at 5:28 PM.

Apple drops prices on refurbished iPads; $70 to $100 off

Apple further reduced its pricing on refurbished iPad models this week, offering discounts of up to $100 off the price of a new iPad. The price drops only apply to the iPad Wi-Fi models, and total discounts range from $70 to $100. Pricing is now as follows:

  • Refurbished iPad Wi-Fi (16GB): $429
  • Refurbished iPad Wi-Fi (32GB): $499
  • Refurbished iPad Wi-Fi (64GB): $599

The discount applied to refurbished iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models remains at $50, and there has been no indication that Apple might lower pricing on the 3G models any further. Apple’s website notes that reduced pricing on its refurbished iPad Wi-Fi models is only applicable for a limited time, though it does not specify when the promotion will end. All refurbished iPads purchased directly from Apple come with a new battery, a new outer case and a 1-year warranty. More →

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RadioShack takes $50 off Apple’s iPhone 4 and 3GS

By on December 3, 2010 at 4:25 PM.

RadioShack takes $50 off Apple’s iPhone 4 and 3GS

RadioShack announced a limited-time promotion on Friday that offers a $50 discount on Apple’s iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS. The promotion applies to brand new devices — not refurbished phones — and there are no tricky terms and conditions to be afraid of. Interested parties just need to be eligible for a two-year agreement, and the offer is valid from December 4th through December 11th. Pricing works out like this:

  • iPhone 3GS: $49.99
  • iPhone 4 (16GB): $149.99
  • iPhone 4 (32GB): $249.99

In addition, The Shack has a “Trade & Save” promotion running that allows iPhone 3G and 3GS owners to trade in their devices for a credit of $75 and $125, respectively. This means a 32GB iPhone can can be purchased for $124.99 when trading in a 3GS, and the 16GB iPhone 4 can be had for as little as $24.99. Eligible trade-ins must be in working condition and cannot be unlocked. More →

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Verizon Wireless to discount family plans for smartphone users

By on November 17, 2010 at 4:15 PM.

Verizon Wireless to discount family plans for smartphone users

Verizon Wireless will soon offer discounts on monthly plans to smartphone users who subscribe to a family plan, The Wall Street Journal reports. The new promotion, which starts Friday and will allow sign ups through January 7th, will require customers to have smartphones with $29.99 per month unlimited data plans. While WSJ did not specify the discount scheme Verizon’s new promotion will employ, it did report that discounts would be up to $30 off monthly bills on family plans ranging from $69.99 to $149.99 per month. Verizon Wireless has yet to make any official announcement regarding the promotion.

Thanks, SH! More →

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