Carriers are fiercely competing for new iPhone customers and the lucrative two-year contracts that come with them. The latest carrier deal comes from Verizon, which confirmed to Gigaom that all existing postpaid customers who would be eligible for an upgrade before November 15th can now take advantage of their upgrade starting today. That means that some customers will be able to purchase a $200 iPhone 6 with a two-year contract after 22 months, instead of the customary 24. This promotion doesn’t just work with the iPhone either — it works with Android devices as well, such as the LG G3 or the Samsung Galaxy S5.
It’s that time of year again: Many people are deciding whether to upgrade to Apple’s new iOS. But before you switch to iOS 8, here are a few things you should do first.
The latest craze among wireless carriers is the early smartphone upgrade, and AT&T is going all out. It’s letting customers out of their contracts 18 months early if they move to its Next trade-in program.
T-Mobile is growing again, and not just from its merger with MetroPCS. With 44 million connections T-Mobile is filling out its seat in the country’s Top 4. Before too long it might even start challenging Sprint.
The deal starts Saturday and also applies to other devices, including several Samsung Galaxy devices, Nokia Lumias, the HTC One and Sony Xperia.
None of the upgrade plans are a good deal if you’re upgrading your phone once a year. But if you just buy your phone outright at T-Mobile you not only get more value, you get more flexibility.
Chicago, Reno, and the LA burbs join Atlanta, Minneapolis and Seattle as the newest areas of the country where an iPhone will work on T-Mobile’s 3G network. T-Mo is now about one-third of the way from completing its nationwide HSPA+ overhaul.
Verizon Wireless apparently isn’t done talking about its controversial plan to phase out “grandfathered” unlimited data plans, issuing a statement Thursday explaining the new policy. What it boils down to is this: You can keep unlimited, but don’t expect Verizon to subsidize your device.
So the iPhone 4S is real and arriving Friday, Oct. 14, with pre-orders beginning this Friday, Oct. 7. That doesn’t give you much time to figure out whether or not to upgrade, if you want to be an early adopter. We’re here to help.
There are times when your Mac will just start misbehaving. Video settings getting reset, fans start running at full speed, and more. This often happens after an upgrade like Lion. There are many possible fixes, but if everything fails, try resetting your PRAM or SMC.