There's an App For Legally Binding Contracts

Signing something on a smartphone may not feel very legit, but be careful where you squiggle because mobile contracts are for real. And if you're trying to keep legal fees down, a contracts app like Shake may actually help. Shake's CEO claims that $1 million worth of contracts have already been signed on the app, which … » 9/15/13 6:39pm 9/15/13 6:39pm

AT&T's New Next Plan Lets You Upgrade Your Phone Every Year

Less than a week after T-Mobile announced its new upgrade-at-will Jump plan, AT&T has announced that its new Next scheme will offer yearly upgrades as part of a new monthly instalment plan. » 7/16/13 9:00am 7/16/13 9:00am

T-Mobile Has To Stop Its "Deceptive" No-Contract Ad Push

T-Mobile's big no-contract, Uncarrier campaign just hit a bit of a snag; Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has ordered the company to correct the deceptive campaign, which promised no contracts and no commitment without saying anything about hardware subsidies. T-Mobile has agreed to update the ads… » 4/25/13 3:38pm 4/25/13 3:38pm

The T-Mobile iPhone Is Here at Last

We knew it was coming sometime this year, and yesterday we heard murmurs that "sometime" could be today, and at last, it is. T-Mobile has an iPhone 5. Yes, it's the same iPhone 5 that was announced five months ago, but maybe (just maybe) it's better. » 3/26/13 11:34am 3/26/13 11:34am

A Father Gave His Daughter a $200 Contract to Stay Off Facebook

If your kid is spending too much time on Facebook, what should you do? Cut the Internet? Annoying for you. Restrict their access? Not realistic. Ground them? Haha. What about give them a signed contract that promises them 200 bucks if they stay off Facebook for five months? Sounds like a plan! » 2/06/13 9:00pm 2/06/13 9:00pm

Redbox Puts the Kibosh on WB's 56-day Waiting Period

While Netflix is happy to kowtow to Warner Brothers Studio's title-delaying demands, Redbox is having none of it. The curbside video rental chain just let its contract with WB expire over the issue—allowing Redbox to rent its WB catalog ahead of the competition. » 1/31/12 11:57pm 1/31/12 11:57pm

The FCC Finds Verizon's Termination Fee Defense "Troubling"

Verizon's been defending its ridiculous $350 smartphone early termination fee to the FCC, but those folks aren't having any of it. In fact, the five-person committee dealing with the issue thinks Verizon's answers are "unsatisfying and, in some cases, troubling." » 12/23/09 9:04pm 12/23/09 9:04pm

Palm Pre Won't Be Coming to Verizon or AT&T Within Six Months

We knew Sprint had the Pre locked up through 2009, but now Sprint CEO Dan Hesse is trying to make the period of exclusivity seem long enough to convince users to switch to Sprint rather than wait a few months. » 6/05/09 11:40am 6/05/09 11:40am