Verizon offers emergency first responders discounts on unlimited plans

10th December 2018

Verizon has announced a new discount for emergency first responders. The carrier already offers special plans for government agencies, but the new discount applies to personal consumer plans for first responders, not just their professional lines. State and local police, fire, and EMS workers are all eligible for the discount, be they current employees, retirees, or volunteers. Eligible customers can get $15 off their bill for a single unlimited line,…

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AT&T more than doubles ‘Administrative Fee’ for every wireless customer

27th November 2018

AT&T is raising the cost of an “administrative fee” line item tacked onto the bottom of every single one of its 64.5 million wireless customers in the US, as reported first today by BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk. Originally $0.76, AT&T has raised the fee to $1.99. When added up and multiplied by 12 months, the increase will result in an additional $800 million or so for AT&T’s annual revenue….

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New Amazon Day shipping option lets you pick the day you get deliveries

27th November 2018

First there was Prime Day. Now there’s Amazon Day. Amazon is slowly rolling out a new delivery option for its Prime members in the US, called Amazon Day, the company said Friday. The invite-only program lets members set a specific day of the week for their shipments to arrive. For example, if you pick Thursday, all the stuff you bought during the week, and select at checkout to arrive on…

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Amazon Cyber Monday 2018: Here Are The First Deals

24th November 2018

Looking for more holiday season sales? Amazon’s big Cyber Monday sale is almost ready and it features all the store’s popular devices. Furthermore, there’s a secret. I know what the top deals are and you can buy many of them right now… My Cyber Monday 2018 store guides are already live for Apple, for Best Buy, for Target and for Walmart. Thanks go to my holiday season sales partner, BestBlackFriday.com,…

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Walmart just announced its Cyber Monday 2018 deals: Switch, iPhone, and TV discounts

24th November 2018

Black Friday isn’t even over, but that won’t stop Walmart from announcing its Cyber Monday deals. The company early on Friday unveiled the next batch of sales that will go live online this Monday — that’s 12:00 AM EST on November 26th, to be precise. Walmart says it’ll have thousands of more deals this year than it did in 2017, as well as more availability on some of the best…

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Social Security: 10 Smart Ways to Get More Benefits

23rd November 2018

Without Social Security benefits, 22 million Americans would be poor — per a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. About 21% of married elderly beneficiaries and 44% of unmarried ones get fully 90% or more of their income from Social Security, while about 48% of married elderly beneficiaries and 69% of unmarried ones get 50% or more of from it, according to the Social Security Administration. How much…

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AT&T claims completion of a world’s ‘first’ 5G connection. Here’s why it matters to you

23rd November 2018

You’re going to hear a lot of claims about “5G firsts” as the leading telecom companies slug it out to deliver the next generation of wireless. And one just came from AT&T. The company says it has successfully completed the “world’s first millimeter wave” 5G connection over a live network to what will be commercially available  “standards-based” commercial mobile 5G device. Did your eyes just cross? Let’s break this down a bit…

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How to score free food at Chick-fil-A, Burger King and more on Black Friday

23rd November 2018

Don’t shop ’til you drop on Black Friday. Grab a bite to eat and power through those deep discounts with some free (or almost free) grub. Unless you’ve packed a to-go picnic of leftover Thanksgiving meals, chances are you’ll be needing some sustenance while navigating the crowds. Luckily, many of the country’s largest fast food chains will have freebies and discounts all day during one of the busiest shopping days…

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Amazon will start Black Friday a week early this year

23rd November 2018

Beginning last Friday, the world’s largest online retailer started offering discounts that will last through the week, ending on Black Friday (Nov. 23) itself. Some of the deals being offered include 40 percent off select Mattel toys; 40 percent off Adidas apparel; and 25 percent off Amazon Basic items. Other discounts include a brand-new Amazon Echo Dot for $24 and a $100 discount on an Xbox One 5. The e-commerce giant…

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Amazon is giving away free money for Prime Day

22nd November 2018

Most of the Prime Day 2018 deals we cover are mere suggestions. We comb through thousands upon thousands of deals to pick out the best ones to help you make the most of Amazon’s huge annual sale. With this particular Prime Day deal, however, we absolutely insist that you take advantage. Why? Because Amazon is giving away free money for Prime Day, and there’s absolutely no reason to refuse free…

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Black Friday 2018 iPhone deals: Free iPhone XR, $750 off iPhone XS, free $400 iPhone X gift card

20th November 2018

It’s the Black Friday week, folks, which means many of this year’s hot tech deals are already available online, as various retailers are hosting extended sales events spanning well beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Apple a few days ago published its 2018 holiday gifts ideas, but the company isn’t offering any spectacular sales of its own. Apple products including iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and AirPods are among the most…

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Apple’s New iPhones Have A Serious Problem

16th November 2018

They may ship with some great secret features, but Apple AAPL +2.47%’s new iPhone XS (details), iPhone XS Max (details) and iPhone XR (details) are widely assumed to be in trouble and it has hammered the company’s share price. Moreover, the problems are getting worse… In a new report, Bloomberg reveals Face ID component supplier AMS AG has been forced to slash its revenue estimates and the company (not so…

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