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Details of Best Buy’s new ‘Buy Back’ program revealed

January 3rd, 2011

It looks as though retail giant Best Buy is planning to launch a new buy back program aimed at keeping users who uncontrollably constantly upgrade their smartphones off-cycle, buying from Best Buy Mobile. At this point, details are scarce. But from what we can gather, cell phone purchasers can opt into the cleverly named Buy Back program …

Rogers reinstates 24-month hardware upgrade program

October 29th, 2010

Following up on a story we broke last week: it looks like Rogers Wireless has reverted back to a 24-month term for their customer hardware upgrade program. The program — which previously allowed customers to upgrade handsets, with full subsidies, after fulfilling 24-months of a 36-month contract — was adjusted last week, requiring customers to …

Rogers to offer customers early equipment upgrade… after 30 months

October 20th, 2010

You think signing a 2-year cellular contract is bad? Think about our poor brethren up north! Canadian carriers frequently require a 3-year contract in order for customers to obtain the most aggressive handset discounts; which means you are stuck with your phone of choice for an entire 36-months. Pretty rough. According to a memo obtained by BGR, …

Limera1n now available for Mac and PC

October 14th, 2010

Geohot’s iOS 4.x jailbreaking utility limera1n has been available for Windows since 10/10/10 and now, thanks to some handy coding, it is available for the Mac as well. The one-click jailbreak utility can be downloaded free of charge from limera1n.com; geohot does ask for voluntary donations to keep the project alive. If you give it a whirl let us …

Sprint to offer 'certified pre-owned' devices

October 11th, 2010

If you’re one of those people always looking for a bargain, whenever available, Sprint has a new offering that may entice you. Today, the nation’s third largest carrier officially launched a new “certified pre-owned” handset program that targets the aforementioned personality type. As the press release explains: “Sprint Certified Pre-owned devices offer customers exceptional, feature-rich refurbished devices at lower …

Apple terminating free case program September 30

September 10th, 2010

This afternoon, on Apple’s official iPhone 4 Case Program website, the company released the following statement: We now know that the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought. A small percentage of iPhone 4 users need a case, and we want to continue providing them a Bumper case for free. …

MythBusters renew contract, no myth safe for next seven years

July 30th, 2010

Myths be warned! At Comic Con last Saturday, MythBusters stars Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Grant Imahara, Tory Bellici and Kari Byron took the stage to promote their show’s upcoming season. The gang also announced that they have renewed their contract for a full seven years with the Discovery Network. Appeasing the Comic Con crowd, Adam Savage clamored that they …