Deal: Buy the LG G6 and get a free LG K8 (2017) in some European markets

As we noted earlier today, LG has begun to roll its new G6 smartphone out to consumers across Europe and in some markets, the company is throwing in its mid-range K8 for good measure. In Spain, Germany and Romania, some buyers of the LG G6 will also receive the LG K8 (2017), which could potentially be passed on as a gift or used as a backup handset. 

In terms of specs, the K8 (2017) is Bush League compared to its flagship cousin. There’s a 5.0-inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 SoC with 1.5 gigs of RAM …

Deal: Save $40 when you buy a Moto G5 Plus and a Cricket refill card

In case you’re looking for an unlocked, affordable mid-range smartphone (in the US), right now, there’s likely no better option than the Motorola Moto G5 Plus. Sold for prices starting at $229, the G5 Plus offers long battery life (with fast charging times), Android Nougat, and plenty of other nice features for this price range.

If you’re a Cricket Wireless customer, or want to become one, there’s a Moto G5 Plus deal for you currently available at Best Buy: you can save $40 when you’re purchasing a G5 Plus and a Cricket refill card of at least $40. Basically, you’re getting a refill card …

Deal: Buy a Surface Pro 4 and receive a free Surface Dock (worth $199)

If you’re in the market for a great 2-in-1 tablet, you might be interested in Microsoft’s latest offer. The Surface Pro 4 series are pretty much the top devices in the tablet-notebook category, and although this excellence is accompanied by a hefty price tag, Redmond is prepared to entice potential buyers with a nice new deal.

Currently, purchasing any variant of the Surface Pro 4 will get you a free Surface Dock which usually retails for $199. The accessory is really useful, as it essentially allows the 2-in-1 to work as a desktop PC by connecting it …

AT&T buys spectrum for 5G service with its $1.25 billion deal to buy Straight Path Communications

Seeking additional spectrum for the upcoming move to 5G, AT&T will purchase Straight Path Communications. The nation’s second largest carrier today made a $1.25 billion bid for the company. That works out to a price of $95.63 a share; Straight Path’s shares are responding with a massive gain of $53.27 or 146% to $89.75 in afternoon trading. The firm is one of the largest owners of 28 GHz and 39 GHz millimeter wave spectrum.

Both AT&T and industry leader Verizon have been purchasing companies with millimeter wave spectrum, which will be used when 5G networks are built. AT&T previously …

Buy the LG G6 or LG V20 from T-Mobile and get a free LG G Pad X 8.0 tablet

How would you like to receive a “free” tablet on T-Mobile’s dime? Purchase the LG G6 or LG V20 from T-Mobile along with the LG G Pad X 8.0 using the carrier’s Equipment Installment Plan. Then, sign up for a data plan containing at least 2GB of data a month. Six to eight weeks later, you will be reimbursed for the tablet via a pre-paid MasterCard. In theory, the MasterCard should be used to pay off the remaining balance of the tablet. But you could decide to use it for something else; as long as you are making the monthly payments on the device.

Speaking of the tablet, the LG G Pad X …

Samsung spent $10.2 billion to get you to buy the Galaxy S7 and other S-stuff last year

Samsung is notorious for its huge marketing spending, but fellow Korean big shot LG is catching up each year. Still, there’s a lot of spending LG has to do before the $1.6 billion it scrounged together in 2016 touches Samsung’s $10.2 billion.

This billion-dollar marketing doesn’t include just smartphones, of course, that would be quite desperate! But the two do spend a lot of money to get you to buy their phones, regardless. Industry watchers say Samsung spent most of that money on promoting smartphones like the Galaxy S7 and the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, while LG promoted “high-end home …

Save up to $100 on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ by pre-ordering at Best Buy

ProductLocationCarrier Price
(on Best Buy)Best Buy DiscountTotal SavingsSamsung
Galaxy S8
(Verizon)Best Buy$30 x 24 mo.
($720) $27.91 x 24 mo.
Galaxy S8
(AT&T)Best Buy$25 x 30 mo.
($750)$23.33 x 30 mo.
Galaxy S8
(Sprint)Best Buy$31.25 x 24 mo.
($750)$29.16 x 24 mo.
Galaxy S8+
(Verizon)Best Buy$34 x 24 mo.
($816)$29.83 x 24 mo.
($715.92)$100.08Samsung …

Best smartphones you can buy right now: April 2017

With so many different (yet similar) smartphones from so many brands from across the globe, one may start feeling a bit lost. Which one of those many is the best phone you can buy right now, in spring 2017?

There is no one-size-fits-all deviceThe spring months are a great time to get a new phone, especially if it’s an Android phone: after all, we have just seen the biggest Android phone makers unveil their best new handsets. The new Samsung Galaxy S8 series and LG G6 are going on sale in late April, and they are among our top choices.

In …

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ coming to Target and Best Buy

This Sunday, you might want to consider reserving that Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ that you want, from Target. Sure, Target might not be the first place you’d think of when it comes time to pre-order a flagship phone. But it’s not like you are going to be looked down at because you pre-ordered your handset from a discount retailer. First of all, since it isn’t an obvious place to buy a high-end phone from, chances are that it won’t sell out leaving you high and dry. Secondly, the first 3,000 to use a debit or Target RED card to reserve an S8/S8+ will be put on the priority reserve list.

If …

Best deal on Apple's new iPad: Best Buy bundles in gift cards, more extras

Apple took the tech world by surprise a few days ago: rather than announcing the much rumored 10.5-inch iPad, it actually introduced the most affordable 9.7-inch iPad to date.
The ‘new’ iPad (Apple no longer calls it iPad Air) costs just $330 for the base 32 gig Wi-Fi-only model, which is already a great deal, but Best Buy makes it even sweeter: order the tablet now and you get a $25 gift card, and a free 6-month subscription for the Webroot Secure Anywhere protection app for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows.
The deal …