College students get a discount on the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+

Thanks to Samsung’s Student Discount Program, being a college student can save you some money on the purchase of an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9+. Sign up with a valid .edu email account to join the program. After getting validated, you can use the student email account to log into for special promotions. For example, students can get $63 off the Galaxy S9/S9+, taking the prices of the unlocked handsets down to $665.99 and $776.99, respectively.

If you are taking advantage of Samsung’s deal that takes up to $350 off the price of the new flagship phones with …

Google offers some Nexus owners a one-time 20% discount on the Pixel 2 / 2 XL

Google is sending out e-mails containing a one-time 20% discount for the Pixel 2 and 2 XL. The offer is available through February 28 and is sent only to some previous Nexus device owners.

The news for the offer first made it on reddit, where a user reported receiving such an e-mail, with others joining as well. The subject of the e-mail is “20% off Pixel 2, just for you” and is called by Google a “thanks for being a loyal Nexus owner”. Here is what the Pixel 2 and 2 XL prices look like after the discount:
Pixel 2 64GB: $519,20Pixel 2 128GB: $599,20Pixel …

T-Mobile and Sprint's plan prices may chase Verizon and AT&T, as carriers ditch the discount model

We hate to be a harbinger of bad news, but not only are phone prices going up with no end in sight, but affordable carrier plans will be few and far between going forward, it seems. After their merger failed, Sprint and T-Mobile will now have to focus on expanding their networks, and boosting profitability on their own, which will be affecting their plan pricing, and their heretofore “affordable carriers” mojo. 

Sprint, which reported a much larger customer churn than the other three carriers, due to its promos expiring en masse, already said last …

Apple starts sales of refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, at a very gentle discount

As if its iPhone product lineup wasn’t diverse enough already, with the introduction of the new entrant iPhone X, and keeping the 6s in the mix, Apple recently started selling refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well. These certified pre-owned handsets start at $499 for a basic 7, which is just $50 less than the brand new one, while it has passed all the necessary checks, and comes with a year of warranty.

Apple sells the refurbished 7 Plus with 128 GB storage for $689, or $70 lower than the $769 for a new unit. All refurbished units come unlocked, but we’ll leave it to you to …

Fitbit to end Pebble support in June, offers $50 discount to all users

After launching its first ever wearable device powered by its proprietary OS – the Ionic, Fitbit announced that it has decided to discontinue support for Pebble effective June 30, 2018.

The wording of the announcements is a bit different, as Fitbit actually says that it will extend its support of the Pebble smartwatch ecosystem for six more months. Until this period expires, all those who still own such a wearable device are urged to check out how the Pebble ecosystem is evolving on the Fitbit platform.

This six-month extension of Fitbit’s support for Pebble’s infrastructure and …

Deal: Misfit offers 30% discount on all smartwatches, including the Vapor (limited availability)

Misfit is running a promotion on just about all its wearable devices, including its most recent smartwatch, the Vapor. Unfortunately, the deals listed on the company’s website are different in each country. The good news is the 30% discount is available in all regions where the promotion is live.

For example, if you live in the UK, Germany, Italy, or France, you’ll be able to get the Misfit Vapor, as well as other Misfit smartwatches for 30% off by applying the promo code WINTER30. Other accessories are discounted by 30% as well, as long as you apply the promo code.

Apparently, …

B&H Black Friday deal: Buy the unlocked Moto Z Play for $249.99, a 44% discount

From now through November 27th at 11:59pm EST, you can save a whopping 44% on the unlocked Moto Z Play. Normally priced at $449.99 at B&H, with the sale you can take $200 off and pay $249.99. The device carries a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. Thanks to the energy sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset, and the 3510mAh cell inside, battery life is terrific. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of expandable native storage.

Adorning the back of the unit is a 16MP camera, with a 5MP selfie snapper in front. With the Turbo Charger, 9-hours of power is restored after …

NVIDIA Shield TV receiving new Experience Upgrade 6.2 update, gets a $30 discount

NVIDIA pushed quite a few major updates to the Shield TV in the last couple of months. If you’ve already purchased the device, you’ll be pleased to know there’s another update coming soon, but if you didn’t get the NVIDIA Shield TV yet, now would be a good time to consider one since it’s on sale.

But first things first, so let’s see what’s new in the last Experience Upgrade 6.2 update, that’s about to hit all NVIDIA Shield TVs out there:

Latest Android security patch;Cast Amazon Music;Enjoy HDR on VUDU;Play Metal Gear Solid 3 HD (Android), FIFA18 (Gamestream) …

Best Buy knocks another $50 off the Essential Phone; discount takes the price down to $449.99

If it’s ___day (fill in the blank), it must be time for another price cut for the Essential Phone. This time, big box retailer Best Buy has lopped another $50 off the already discounted price of $499.99. So now, you can pick up Andy Rubin’s smartphone for just $449.99. And the modular 360 Camera is now just $49.99, a huge savings from the pre-sale price of $199.99. The accessory uses magnets to ‘plug-in’ to the back of the handset.

It’s not like the Essential Phone isn’t well spec’d. After all, it does feature a 5.7-inch edge-to-edge LCD display with a resolution of 1312 x 2560, and it is …

Flagship on the cheap: LG G6 now available at discount from Amazon Prime

This year, the Amazon Prime program stirred a bit of controversy as it slowly gained popularity and came to the public eye. Basically, it goes like this — you can get a brand-new smartphone for a pretty good discount, but the device’s lock screen will feed you Amazon Prime ads every time you light it up. A lot of people despised the idea of “selling out” their lockscreen for a discount, but plenty enjoy the opportunity. And, to clear things up, you can pay an extra $50 down the line and have the ads removed from your phone.

Thus far, the Prime program only had midrangers …