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Sprint to end instant rebate promotion, bring back mail-in rebates on May 7th

April 22nd, 2011

Last month BGR confirmed that Sprint would be launching an instant rebate promotion that eliminated mail-in rebates and instead brought users instant savings. At that time, Sprint told us that the promotion would continue for an unspecified period of time. According to a purported internal document obtained by technology enthusiast blog Spantechular, the carrier will …

Verizon Wireless drops pricing on Samsung Fascinate, Motorola DROID R2-D2, more

January 31st, 2011

In confirming over the weekend that Verizon Wireless would be doing away with mail-in rebates on smartphones priced at $150 and higher, we also mentioned that price drops were expected to take effect today on several devices. Sure enough, several smartphones saw price reductions this morning as Verizon Wireless’ new policy slid into place. Among …

New Verizon Wireless rebate sheet reaffirms policy change

January 29th, 2011

We reported on Friday that Verizon Wireless would be doing away with mail-in rebates on its high-end devices. Instead the carrier will begin applying instant rebates to all smartphones priced at $150 and above. This means a customer will pay the final subsidized price when purchasing a high-end smartphone instead of paying an extra $50 …

Verizon Wireless may eliminate rebates on smartphones $150 and up

January 28th, 2011

According to a new report from Android enthusiast blog Android Central, Verizon Wireless will eliminate rebates on all smartphones priced $150 and higher. Smartphones priced at $149.99 and lower will still have associated rebates, which are typically $50 and require proof of purchase to be mailed into a processing center. Rebates will now be applied …

BGR Breaks It Down: How to shop for a new phone

February 1st, 2010

Guest post by a “connect” in the wireless industry. Absolutely dread going to your location wireless provider’s store and having to be social? If it’s one of your worst nightmares, hopefully this will help you change that. Here are a few tips that might help you get a better deal on a phone and keep the hurt off …

U.S. Cellular rebate sheet reveals upcoming handsets

July 17th, 2009

U.S. Cellular subscribers have plenty to be excited about this morning as we’re pointed to a brand new rebate sheet about to take affect. In short, your current hit or miss selection of handsets is about to get a whole lot more hit and a whole lot less miss. Highlights: HTC Touch Pro2 Blackberry Tour …

New Verizon rebate form reveals policy change, little else

January 31st, 2009

We have to say, Verizon, we’ve seen more impressive rebate sheets from you. What happened to the spark? The flair? The discovery of sexy new handsets your clientele can’t wait to get their hands on? Sorry folks, this time around we bring nothing but bad news. Sure there are a few new discounts available on …

Verizon dresses down with fauxbates

August 28th, 2008

A less-than-classy move by Verizon Wireless will put them in the AT&T Rebate league … AT&T currently sends “rebates” in the form of those impossible-to-ring horrid orange prepaid debit cards — after about two months. Verizon, which has historically been excellent at processing of rebates in less than a month and as of now issues …