For years, the only decent way to buy a phone was from your carrier. Those days are behind us. Now, in many circumstances, it’s just as easy and usually better to buy your phone outright and ditch the contracts forever.
In a smartphone renaissance where we’ve finally realized that carrier contracts are bullshit, Verizon is now moving to month-by-month contracts, meaning you are no longer forced into sticking with Verizon for years at a time.
If you take a temporary factory job at Amazon, you have to sign away your ability to work almost anywhere else, for 18 months after your gig is finished.
Over the weekend, AT&T announced that it's cutting the prices of its Mobile Share Value plans that are aimed at families—and it could save you between $50 and $100 a month.
The newly crowned chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, is clearly an ambitious man: he's on a crusade to get carriers to allow phone unlocking.
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,…
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.
AT&T has announced that it's extending its standard upgrade interval from 20 months to 24—the full stretch of most contracts.
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…
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.
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!
Though you may think the iPhone 5 only costs $200, you're forgetting about the contract that's tied to it. Yep, that fatty two-year, soul-selling new contract you get when you buy a new iPhone. That's the real cost of the iPhone 5 and it can get quite expensive.
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.
"Stephen G. Wozniak", "steven p. jobs" and "Ronald Wayne". The latter had the best signature on Apple Computer's founding contract, signed on April 1st, 1976. Too bad he used it again to sell his 10% share for $800.
Thought getting out of cellphone contracts here in the US was bad? Sorry. It's got nothing on what American-in-Paris Leonora Epstein went through trying to break up with Orange. This is her story. Quelle horreur!
AT&T's upgrade offer for iPhone 4 is "generous," as Steve Jobs put it. Any iPhone owner eligible for an upgrade any time this year can upgrade immediately—up to six months early. But maybe you shouldn't.
Apple has sneakily put the UK iPad data plans up on its website before networks Orange, O2 and Vodafone have had a chance to issue news themselves—and what's obvious so far is that it pays to shop around.