Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ Pre-Orders are Now Live!

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are now live! Samsung said it would make them available today by 3PM Eastern and they delivered.

We have links to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile devices below to save you a Google search and a few clicks. Keep in mind that T-Mobile is the only one that isn’t actually doing a pre-order, but if you at least pre-register before August 21, they will give you a free year of Netflix after buying one of the two phones before September 30. Everyone else will let you pre-order. Most also have promo offers accompanying the devices for a short period of time.

Get after it.  (more…)

Sorry, Verizon Unlimited Data Users, You Still Can’t Upgrade Cheaply

Verizon’s new “The Verizon Plan” is now live and available for those interested in a simplified S-M-L-XL approach to voice and data service. We’ve talked a lot about it over the last week, even sharing exclusive details that were unavailable until today. But even with the info we were privy to, there was one subject we did not yet have an answer to that many having been on edge about – how does this all affect unlimited data users?

The subject was brought up because Verizon has insisted since announcing the new S-M-L-XL plans that if customers wanted to keep their current plans and still upgrade, they could without moving to the new plan. That news excited the hell out of unlimited data users who for all of these years have had to pay full retail for phones in order to keep their plans alive. Could Verizon be giving in to the handful that are left?  (more…)

Where and When to Buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ in the US

Samsung is done with its Unpacked event, where it just unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Now, after months of leaks leading up to this moment, it’s time to talk about where and when you can buy either phone.

According to Samsung (and now all of the carriers individually), both phones will be available on August 21 (next Friday) with pre-orders opening at many locations today, August 13.

Below, we have (and will continue update) info from each carrier below, including pricing and when exactly you can walk in and get your hands on each.  (more…)

LG Extends $100 Visa Gift Card Offer for LG G4 on Verizon to End of August

LG told us today that its exclusive promotion through Verizon that gets you into a free $100 Visa prepaid card when you buy an LG G4 has “exceeded expectations” and has been extended through the end of August. The deal was originally supposed to end today, but you now can take advantage through August 31.

Verizon’s site doesn’t show the extended date just yet. LG’s, on the other hand, has already been updated to show the extension.

Anyone take up LG and Verizon on their offer?  (more…)

New Details on Verizon’s New “One Plan. Four Sizes”: Keeping Current Plans, Upgrades, and Other Data Options

On Friday, Verizon surprised most of the wireless industry with an announcement of new S-M-L-XL data plans and a move away from 2-year contracts for new customers. Now that the dust has settled a bit and we move closer to their August 13 launch, we have some additional information to share that should clear any remaining questions up, courtesy of our sources.  (more…)

FYI: Verizon Killed the 2-Year Contract With Its New S-M-L-XL Data Plans

Verizon is done with 2-year contracts. That also means they are done with subsidized (discounted) phones in exchange for you signing up for two years of service. Starting August 13, Verizon’s new S-M-L-XL plans are your option when you decide to become a Verizon customer or upgrade from your current phone. Verizon is now fully invested in device payment plans separated from service costs.  (more…)