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Today Is The Last Day To Discover If Sprint & Verizon Owes You A Refund!

December 30th, 2015 by Tech Staff

The Sprint and Verizon refund deadline Is here!  The clock is ticking for Verizon and Sprint customers to apply for their share of a $158 million dollar refund.  If you have or have had service with either mobile carrier at any point since July 2010, you are eligible to apply.

 

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The Federal Communications Commission reached an agreement with both wireless carriers after they were investigated for “cramming ,” or charging customers without their knowledge or permission for premium third-party text messaging services for things like horoscopes, sports scores, flirting tips, celebrity gossip, and so on. Customers were typically charged about $10 per month for the unwanted services, which were buried in their bills.

 

AT&T and T-Mobile were part of a similar settlement last year but the deadline has passed for refunds from those carriers. Verizon has agreed to refund $90 million to customers, while Sprint is paying back $68 million. How much you’ll get back depends mostly on how many people request refunds. As part of the agreement, from now on, Verizon and Sprint must get your permission before placing extra charges on your bill. They must also provide a free service to block third party charges from your account.

 

To claim the refund, customers must file a claim on the refund websites – click here for Sprint or Verizon. But you must act fast – the deadline is this Thursday, December 31st.

 

 

Hey Sprint Customers! Starting Today You Can Upgrade Your iPhone Anytime With An iPhone Forever Plan!

August 17th, 2015 by Christen

Hey iPhone loyalists! There’s a new reason to love being a Sprint customer!  Starting today, new and upgrade eligible Sprint customers can get the newest iPhone for just $22 per month with iPhone Forever. Anytime customers don’t have the latest iPhone, they are eligible to upgrade. They bring their iPhone, upgrade on the spot and away they go. It’s that simple. iPhone Forever is available on any eligible Sprint rate plan and upgrade eligibility is always included in your price. Qualified customers can get1 a 16GB iPhone 6 model at Sprint branded retail stores, Sprint.com, 1-800-Sprint-1, Best Buy and Target.

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How do the numbers add up? Check out the comparison chart below:

Sprint iPhone comparison

 

 

 

Trade-in Offer

Through Dec. 31, 2015, customers on any other carrier or existing Sprint customers who are upgrade eligible and turn-in any smartphone will get a promotional rate of just $15 per month on a new iPhone. When they upgrade to the latest iPhone after Dec. 31, their monthly lease rate returns to current lease pricing, $22 per month.

 

Special Promotion – $15 Limited Time Offer

New or existing customers who are upgrade eligible can bring in any smartphone and get a 16GB iPhone 6 model and their monthly rate will be reduced to just $15 until their next upgrade. As a special promotion, customers who get iPhone 6 and upgrade before Dec. 31 continue with the discount price of $15 until their next upgrade.

 

Three Key Steps

1. Get a 16GB iPhone 6 model for $22 (or the $15 special promotional price with trade-in) when you activate on any individual unlimited plan or family share pack plan.

2. Upgrade to the latest iPhone by the end of the year and keep the $15 a month special promotion price.

3. At your next upgrade, the monthly cost is $22. (Excludes taxes and service plan charges.)

Stuck in a contract with another carrier? Not anymore. Sprint will pay off your old phone and contract so you can switch. It’s that easy.

 

“We asked ourselves, ‘What could we do that would move our customers forward with the latest and greatest technology every day?’ said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “We decided: How awesome would it be if anytime customers don’t have the latest iPhone, they are eligible to upgrade, and have it be as simple as handing us your existing iPhone and picking up a new one – all included in your monthly rate.”

For more information on $15 iPhone Forever, go to www.sprint.com/iphoneforever, call 1-800-SPRINT-1, or visit your local Sprint retail store, Best Buy or Target. Customers also can get their new phone delivered and set up for free with Direct2You.

Why The Sprint And T-Mobile Merger Could Mean Bad Biz For Customers

June 6th, 2014 by Christen

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So now that the word is out on the Sprint and T-Mobile merger, could that be a set back on the industry and bad business for customers?  The two wireless companies are reportedly close to a $32 billion merger. Sprint, the larger company, would pay $40 a share to take over T-Mobile.  T-Mobile has killed the two-year contract, meaning subscribers are no longer locked into deals with the company. It has eradicated roaming charges for calls and data in over 120 countries. And it pays the termination fees for customers who want to break out of contracts with other carriers.

Although these tactics have cost T-Mobile a lot of money, they have paid off in terms of new subscribers: T-Mobile added more subscribers in the latest quarter than Verizon and AT&T combined.

Since AT&T and T-Mobile tried unsuccessfully to merge in 2011 — a merger that Sprint itself came out against — T-Mobile has taken dramatic steps to compete with the big players. That, in turn, has forced the big players to change the way they do business (which has been a huge win for consumers!)

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Since Americans have only a handful of options when it comes to deciding who to go with for mobile phone service.  If Sprint and T-Mobile have their way, we could have even fewer (which would be horrible for consumers).  Wall Street analysts say there’s a good chance regulators will reject the deal, and with good reason: If approved, it would dramatically reshape the entire wireless industry scope in the United States.

Right now, AT&T and Verizon each control a bit more than a third of the U.S. wireless market. A combined T-Mobile and Sprint would account for most of the final third.

A wireless monopoly that could potentially be hazardous for consumers.  Less competitive pricing and almost no industry shaking deals could be eminent and if so, this could be bad business – (not just for Sprint and T-Mobile customers,) but for an entire wireless customer community involved.

 

What do you think?  Are you ready to see another mobile monopoly take shape soon?

 

 

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Google Nexus 5 Android Phone by LG – Carriers and Availability

October 31st, 2013 by Analie

In case you haven’t heard, Google has finally announced the
Nexus 5 Android smartphone. Android fans everywhere have been
clamoring for its release lately. We recently posted up what the
rumors suggested the Nexus 5 specs would be. Thankfully Google made
this announcement and it’s indeed a Happy Halloween. So here is the
latest new on the Nexus 5.
Google Nexus 5 Android Smartphone by LG Multiple Views

Some ordered the
Nexus 5 from the Google Play Store (Check it out HERE)
So which carriers are getting the device? So far we have word from
the carriers that offer unlimited data, Sprint and T-Mobile. Check
out their offers and availability below:

T-Mobile Offering the Nexus 5 Soon

T-Mobile
doesn’t have any official date yet. Right now they are quoted as
saying: “T-Mobile to Offer the Google Nexus 5 in Time for the
Holidays”. I hope that means sometime in late November, probably
around Black Friday. You can see their “sign-up” form below. You
can stay updated by going to this website here: T-Mobile Nexus 5 Android Smartphone by LG
Availability Update Sign Up

Google Nexus 5 Android Smartphone by LG T-Mobile Updates

You can check
out T-Mobiles Mobile Plans HERE

Sprint is also offering the Nexus 5

Sprint is a little more official with their availability and
release dates. Sprint plans on launching the Nexus 5 on Friday
November 8th, just a little more than a week away. But you can
pre-order them beginning tomorrow, Friday, November 1st. You can
get the Nexus 5 on Sprint for $149.99 (16GB version) after a $50
mail-in rebate via reward card1 with a new line or eligible upgrade
and two-year service agreement or $18.75 per month with Sprint One
Up (excluding taxes). Nexus 5 by LG will be available in all sales
channels, including Sprint Stores, Web Sales and Telesales
(1-800-SPRINT1). Customers can pre-order the device beginning
Friday, Nov. 1, by visiting www.sprint.com/nexus5.

So don’t forget
to go HERE
tomorrow and pre-order your Sprint Nexus 5 smartphone.

Google Nexus 5 Android Smartphone by LG Slanted View

You can check out Sprint’s Mobile Plans HERE
“Sleek, powerful new LG tri-band capable device featuring
Android 4.4 will allow users to take advantage of Sprint Spark
technology for improved 4G LTE speed and capacity.”

 

 

 

In case you forgot the Nexus 5 Specs, check them out below

Google Nexus 5
by LG Specifications

Display: 4.95? 1920 × 1080 display
(445 ppi)

Processor: 2.3GHz Qualcomm
Snapdragon™ 800 processor | GPU Adreno 330, 450MHz

Cameras: 8 Megapixel rear-facing
camera with Optical Image Stabilization / 1.3 megapixel
front-facing camera

Storage: 16GB /
32GB

OS: Android Kit Kat 4.4 (first
device to officially carry the OS)

Battery: 2,300 mAH with Wireless
Charging built-in

#HeresToChange: Sprint, Robert Downey Jr., And One Sexy HTC Smartphone

August 15th, 2013 by Christen

HTC is doing something new these days.  Earlier this week, HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, unveiled the Change brand platform, a long-term strategy that celebrates HTC’s disruptive impact on the ever-changing mobile industry over its 17-year history.

The Change brand message that HTC inspires innovation by standing for “anything you want it to”. Featuring Robert Downey Jr. the new ads will explore imaginative HTC word associations and possible HTC acronyms including Humongous Tinfoil Catamaran and Hipster Troll Carwash.  HTC wants you to know that it can be “anything you want it to” and the comical commercial below hopes to get consumers talking…

 

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If you’re not talking about Robert Downey Jr., maybe the new HTC One in red will get you to talking.  Sprint customers looking for a handset with panache may be happy to learn that the network is offering the “glamor red” version of the HTC One as a carrier exclusive. Launching tomorrow, August 16th, the device is available at $199 on a two-year deal or with an eligible upgrade.

With HTC’s new partnership with Robert Downey Jr, could an all out Iron Man edition be in the works? We’ll see…

 

The Big Surprise Found at Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores

July 19th, 2013 by Christen

Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores Divas And Dorks

Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores

Did you know that with Best Buy Mobile’s customer promise, you’re guaranteed to top quality phones with expert and unbiased customer assistance? Recently, with the upgrade announcements & rumors from major players like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile – I was curious to see how Best Buy Mobile stores would roll with the ever changing smartphone punches. So I recently stopped by one of the Best Buy Mobile specialty stores in Miami, to look into the possibility of upgrading my additional line smartphone. The staff there were knowledgeable and friendly & offered great advice for getting the biggest bang for my buck! See at Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, they don’t earn commission on what they phones, plans and features they sell – so you get an unbiased, expert opinion everytime!

Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores Divas And Dorks

 

So of course when I walked in inquiring about upgrading my phone, I received expert advice & even was offered a trade in offer that I couldn’t refuse. What’s great about this discovery? These deals happen everyday and I had no idea! Did you know that those old phones you keep in a drawer somewhere could be worth cash? Get a Best Buy Gift card when you trade it in at a participating Best Buy Mobile specialty store location – and if you have a newer working phone, you could get up to a $200 Best Buy gift card. Learn more and find a participating Best Buy Mobile specialty store: http://bestbuymobile.com/promotion/tradein/

 

Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores Divas And Dorks

Talk about a surprising experience! Now you can grab up those smartphones that have been sitting around your home & head to your local Best Buy Mobile specialty store near you. Best Buy Mobile specialty stores are found locally in malls or in your neighborhood shopping centers, and are focused on mobile devices and accessories. Shop for the latest smartphones and tablets from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, from all the top brands, along with stylish accessories to suit your lifestyle. The staff is highly trained, yet non-commissioned, so they can help determine the right phone for you, as well as compare plans across the carriers. They can set up and activate your new phone, transfer your contacts and data and set you up with the complimentary Walk Out Working™ program. To find a Best Buy Mobile specialty store, go to www.BestBuyMobile.com.

 
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Disclaimer: The review has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Move Over T-Mobile and Sprint – Verizon Wireless Has Upgrade Rumors Rising

July 17th, 2013 by Christen

Verizon Wireless Has Upgrade Rumors

If last week’s announcement of T-Mobile’s Jump upgrade plan and Sprint’s unlimited plans got your feathers a little ruffled (because you’re a Verizon Wireless customer) then here’s great news for you.

Verizon Wireless Has Upgrade Rumors

Verizon Wireless Has Upgrade Rumors

The folks at Droid Life have acquired a Verizon document detailing a new VZ Edge program that’ll allow customers to trade in their phones once they’ve paid off 50 percent of the purchase price. To join the program, Verizon will merely require a monthly fee of unknown amount, and in return, folks can get their upgrades early fee free and without contract. When will customers get the option to do so? According to the doc, launch is scheduled for Q3, August 25th, to be exact. So, if Verizon can stick to its schedule, its customers are just under six weeks away from being free from the tyranny of the new every two upgrade cycle.

Verizon Wireless Has Upgrade Rumors

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Verizon Wireless Has Upgrade Rumors

Am I the only one excited about the battle for uncontractual deals? (yes, I made that word up – but you know what I mean!)  Anyday now, with carriers trying to up the ante on one another – could superior service + unmatched coverage soon be available to all – without contracts?  One could only hope…

via Engadget / Droid Life

Got Sprint or T-Mobile? Then You’ve Got Upgrades Coming Your Way

July 13th, 2013 by Christen

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There’s been a shakeup this week in the mobile carrier community caused by Sprint and T-Mobile and you may want to do something about it.

 

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T-Mobile, which recently rebranded itself as the “uncarrier” among U.S. wireless companies because of its abolishing of traditional two-year contracts, on Wednesday announced a new program called Jump to give customers on its network more freedom to upgrade their phones.  Starting July 14th, customers will be able to upgrade phones twice a year, with the first upgrade coming in no earlier than six months. Jump costs $10 a month and includes insurance for the phone. Customers will be required to trade in their old phone.

 

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Just a day after T-Mobile debuted its Jump upgrade plan, Sprint has answered with its own new plans that promise unlimited data for life. Starting July 12th, both new and existing Sprint customers can take advantage of the carrier’s offer by signing up for one of its new My Way or My All-in plans.

The new Unlimited, My Way plans features unlimited talk, text and data starting at $80 per month. However, you can opt for 1GB for data for $70 monthly if you’re looking to save money. You can also choose to add 1GB of hotspot data to your phone for $10 per month. 

And how will AT&T and Verizon respond with competing customer deals?  Hopefully we’ll hear something very soon…

 

Are you a Sprint customer & plan to upgrade to the new unlimited My Way or My All-in plans?  Why? Are you a T-Mobile customer who’s looking to upgrade devices twice a year?  Share your thoughts below…

 

via Mashable & Laptop Magazine

Texting & Driving Isn’t Just A Teen Problem…Take The Pledge & Spread The Word #ItCanWait

July 12th, 2013 by Christen

Texting & Driving isn’t just a teen problem… more and more adults do it everyday!  The lid hiding the misconception of texting and driving has been uncovered, and the fact is there are more adults who text and drive than teens.  So what does that mean to you?  That means that there are more seasoned, commuters on the road who believe that they’re capable of  texting while operating a motor vehicle and putting more and more people in danger now than ever before.

Earlier this year, AT&T released the results of its latest commuter survey which showed 49% of commuters admitted to texting and driving versus 43% of teens. These findings finally dispelled the myth that texting and driving is predominantly a teen problem, when in fact, commuters are more guilty of it.

 

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While there are impactful psa commercials on tv & celebrities like Gabby Douglass and Demi Lovato bringing light to the #ItCanWait campaign, many people still do not realize the dangers that texting while driving can cause.  That’s where you can help!  You now know that texting and driving is wrong, so why not spread the word?

 

Here are TWO QUICK and easy ways you can spread the word, take a stand and show support.

Step One:  Take the #ItCanWait pledge.  “I just took the pledge @ itcanwait.com now NO TEXT IS WORTH THE RISK. #itcanwait”

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Step Two:  Use your social media channels to spread the word & show that you’re publicly taking a stand: http://twibbon.com/Support/It-Can-Wait

It Can Wait Twibbon

 

Your next text shouldn’t be your last.  Add your own #twibbon today to show that you support the #ItCanWait Movement.  Join AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and other champions of the movement today!

 

This post has been sponsored in part by the “IT CAN WAIT” program which focuses on educating people – especially teens – about the dangers of texting and driving. The message is simple, yet vital: When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait.  For more information visit ItCanWait.com.

Put Your Skills To The Test With The Texting While Driving Simulator Online

July 2nd, 2013 by Christen

This post has been sponsored in part by the “IT CAN WAIT” program which focuses on educating people – especially teens – about the dangers of texting and driving. The message is simple, yet vital: When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait.  For more information visit ItCanWait.com.

 

If you’ve ever thought that texting while driving was dangerous for everyone except you – or that you have exceptional multitasking skills which include texting & eating lunch while driving, then I’ve got news for you.  It appears that more adults are becoming culprits of dangerous texting and driving activities than teens.  That’s according to the results of a survey conducted by AT&T and published in USA Today, showing that 49% of adult drivers admit to texting behind the wheel. Compare that with 43% of the teen respondents admitting that they text while driving.

 

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Many adults may believe that their experience will never fail when it comes to texting while driving, however they’ve changed their tune after experiencing the Texting While Driving Simulator online.  The online simulator puts you in “real life” scenarios causing you to choose between answering a text or making a wrong driving decision (which could ultimately cause you to crash — or worse, lose your augmented reality life!)

 

texting while driving

 

I recently tried out the simulator and as a driver who once thought that she’s the queen of auto multitasking, I can whole-heartedly attest that the simulator game reveals a first hand account of how seriously dangerous texting while driving truly is.  During the simulator, my online driving experience was paired with my smartphone which enabled me to receive text messages while maneuvering the driving simulation online.  My first idea was to keep a minimum driving speed which would help my reaction and reply time once I began to receive text messages – but clearly that didn’t work.  (Note:  If you’re not driving within 10miles of the speed limit, your simulation session will end).

 

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However, the moment I began speeding using the simulator and tried to respond to a text, I was prompted to make a left turn & before I knew it – I collided with a city transit bus.  This simulation is a great example on how it only takes a moment to get into a serious accident if you’re texting while driving.  After a few additional attempts, I am convinced that trying out this simulator with a co-worker, a friend, a teen or an adult will truly impact their beliefs on texting while driving – and hopefully save lives this summer in the process.

 

If you believe that “No text message is worth dying for” take the “It Can Wait” Pledge and join the AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint as a champion for this campaign for change.  If you have yet to try out the simulator, check it out here at http://www.itcanwaitsimulator.org.

 

 

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