Sprint and Best Buy Offers Students a Free Year of Talk and Text on New Contract


We have seen many of our readers here comment on how they are waiting for their Verizon contract to end to see what their options are going forward. All four major carriers are fighting over this customers just like you, and Sprint’s newest plan announced today is an example of that. The Now Network has teamed up with Best Buy to give students a whole free year of contract service.  (more…)

Nexus 5 Now Available From Sprint, Best Buy, and Amazon Starting at $49.99 On-contract

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When Google first introduced their new flagship phone at the end of last week, they told us to expect retail availability of the Nexus 5 at outlets like Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy and RadioShack. As of this morning, they can check off three as the phone is now available with Sprint service at Best Buy, Amazon, and Sprint.com. The thing is, unless you are interested in overpaying for the phone or signing a contract, you should probably consider taking your chances with Google Play inventory and ship times.  (more…)

Best Buy Offering Exclusive Arctic Blue Galaxy S4 for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint Starting Nov. 14

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Beginning November 14, Best Buy will begin to offer an exclusive Blue Arctic Galaxy S4 from Samsung, for three of the four major U.S. carriers. Customers on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint can pick up this new colorway for an unknown price, but you can expect it to be in the $199+ on contract range. Besides the color, it’s the same exact GS4 that we have known for months now.  (more…)

LG G Pad 8.3 Arrives Today at BestBuy.com for $349

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First announced prior to IFA at the end of August, the LG G Pad 8.3 has now arrived on our shores and in Best Buy’s online store for $349.99. The G Pad 8.3 is LG’s first tablet in some time, but appears to be a solid entry. With an 8.3″ full HD IPS display (1920×1200, 273ppi) and Snapdragon 600 processor, it’s as powerful as almost any other tablet on the planet, but is still small enough to be a mobile companion, much like a Nexus 7. It’s also similar in build and design to the LG G2, which we can’t say enough good things about (our review).  (more…)

Empty Google Display Appears at Best Buy Store, But What is It for? (Updated: It’s Nothing)

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Update:  At least three readers have already weighed in, saying that in stores near them these are Chromecast, Chromebook, and Nexus 7 displays. Nothing to get excited about. Carry on with your night. Hypebeast, out.


Well then, is that an empty Google display we are seeing setup in Best Buy stores? Why yes, it appears to be. But what could it be for? Having seen similar tech displays in stores like Best Buy for years, it certainly looks like the type of display that would house phones or tablets. Those little prong stands are used everywhere, from carrier stores to press events as a way to secure devices. But which Google devices could they be preparing to hold?  (more…)

Moto X Drops to $99 at Best Buy With New Contract

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If you were looking for a deal on the Motorola’s 2013 flagship, the Moto X, Best Buy has you covered with models from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint all dropping to $99 on contract. This is the 16GB version of the phone, but it’s $100 cheaper than any of the carriers are selling it for at their own stores. It’s also cheaper than Amazon is selling it for, with most of their discounts only hitting the $149 mark. Well, you can jump into a Sprint Moto X for $79.99 if you are a new customer. This Best Buy deal covers both upgrades and new accounts.  (more…)

Here is the Front and Back of Verizon’s Galaxy Note 3

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The Galaxy Note 3 is obviously the newest version of Samsung’s popular oversized smartphone line with all sorts of new additions, but if there was one area where we were hoping to see an “Oh, hell naw!” from Samsung with a foot forcefully stomped to the ground, it would be over Verizon’s branding of the phone’s front home button. We made a colossal stink over the Galaxy Note 2’s front-branded home button last year, and were prepared to go thermonuclear-Jobs-style-war again if the Note 3 had it. Thankfully, that won’t be happening this time around.  (more…)

Best Buy Selling Verizon’s HTC One for $49, Including the New Exclusive Blue Version


Best Buy is currently hosting a solid deal on the HTC One from Verizon, where you can land either the exclusive blue color or classic silver for just $49.99 on contract. The phone is still new enough that Verizon wants the full $199 for it – other online dealers are asking for as much as $149. The only other deal similar to Best Buy’s is through Amazon, where you can grab the One for $49.99, but the blue color is obviously not a choice.  (more…)