AT&T is offering HBO for free or at a discount to DirecTV Now subscribers

DirecTV Now has been out in the wild since November 30, and things have been far from smooth sailing since its launch. Just a day after the service went live, subscribers were faced with heaps of sign-in errors, content that was being blocked for no discernible reason, and a lot more. AT&T (DirecTV Now’s owner) seems to have ironed out most of these issues, and announced today that customers who have stuck it out through these growing pains would be getting rewarded with free HBO.

If you’ve been a subscriber to DirecTV Now since March 6 or earlier, you’re eligible to receive …


These paid iOS apps are free for a limited time

Today, we have a number of paid iOS apps that can be yours for free during a limited time only. If you see an app that you would like, pounce on it immediately. Otherwise there is a chance that you will miss out on the opportunity.

To go through the list of free iOS apps, all you need to do is to click on the slideshow below. Among the nine paid apps that are free for a limited time, we have a sticker camera app, one app that makes To-Do lists and another one that allows your iOS device to run Roku. Each of these apps is on the house, and if you don’t like one that you’ve installed, you …

FreedomPop's first smartphone isn't free, but is close enough

You may remember FreedomPop as the free-to-use mobile network, but the company has been expanding its operations for some time now. After getting into the refurbished smartphone market last year, FreedomPop has now announced it will be releasing a device of its own, called the V7, and will sell it for a measly £59 ($72).

Considering its price, the phone is pretty good specs-wise, even if it’s a far cry from most serious contenders on the market. It features a Snapdragon 210 processor and a 5-inch 720p display, along with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal …

Samsung shaves $100 off the Galaxy S7/edge prices across the board, and throws in free memory

Samsung has seemingly dropped the prices of its flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in anticipation of the Galaxy S8 announcement in three weeks or so. While the cuts aren’t as drastic as during the holiday shopping season, they are now across the board, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and unlocked models.

As you can see, Samsung is shaving a Benjamin off all Galaxy S7 and S7 edge prices, and it is also throwing in a free 64 GB card with the purchase of an S7, or a 128 GB one for the S7 edge. That’s not even counting various carrier or BestBuy promos that cut the prices …

U.S. buyers of the Huawei Mate 9 can score a free box of premium accessories

If you purchased the Huawei Mate 9 in the U.S., you could be eligible to receive a free gift box containing premium accessories for your handset. Inside is a 9V/2A charger (a fast charger, but not a turbo fast or rapid charging component). Also included is a USB Type-C to Micro-USB adapter, a USB Type-C to USB Type-A  cable and a Selfie Stick. The value of the accessories in the box comes to about $15.

To receive the gift box, click on the sourcelink and complete a quick survey. There are no embarrassing questions. Huawei simply wants to know things like the phones you considered buying …

The iOS free app of the week is a vertical calendar that can increase your productivity

This week’s free iOS app is not a game, and is in fact a visual calendar app called Vantage Calendar. Normally $3.99, you can pick it up for free from the App Store until Thursday. With its vertical UI, you can see future or past dates by scrolling up and down on the screen. The use of different colors, stickers and fonts will make your more important appointments stand out from others. A horizontal bar at the top of the screen moves with the timeline, so you can always have an eye on what date you are looking at. Events can also be turned into tasks that can be checked off when completed.

According …

Deal: Galaxy S7 & S7 edge get official $250 discount with free 128GB microSD

With the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ looming, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are coming towards the end of their flagship life cycles. The duo has endured an especially busy year, having been forced to pick up the Galaxy Note 7’s slack whilst fending off Google’s new foray into the high-end smartphone arena. Still, the S7 series has withstood the test of time and while we’re desperate very eager to see what’s next, heavy discounts on the models of yesteryear could prove very tempting indeed. 

From the outset, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were costlier than …

Bring your current number to T-Mobile and score a free Apple iPhone 7


How would you like to get an Apple iPhone 7 for free? Starting today and running through March 16th, new and existing T-Mobile customers who bring their current phone number to the Un-carrier will get a free iPhone 7 or an Apple iPhone 7 Plus for only $100. Consumers will be switching to T-Mobile One which gives them unlimited high speed data including video streamed at 720p (HD). Taxes and fees are included in the price as long as subscribers agree to Auto Pay.

When you trade in a qualified handset, you will get the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus on T-Mobile’s EIP. After crediting you instantly …

Deal: Get a free Chromecast or Chromecast Audio with your Google Home purchase

If you are in the market for a smart home speaker, then you’ve likely already narrowed your choice down to either the Amazon Echo or Google Home. Both devices have their respective upsides and downsides, but Google is trying to sweeten the deal on its home speaker through a new promotion on its official store.

If you grab a Google Home alongside a Chromecast or a Chromecast Audio, you’ll get a $35 discount, meaning that you will be effectively getting the Chromecast for free.

The discount is applied automatically when you add Google Home and one of the Chromecast …

Cricket cuts its price for unlimited data, and offers a free phone to those who switch

The latest carrier to make an adjustment to an unlimited data plan is pre-paid carrier Cricket. Owned by AT&T, Cricket Wireless is chopping $10 or 14.3% off the price to $60 a month. When a second line is added, there is a $10 discount that increases to $20 with a third line. A fourth line chops $30 off the price bringing the price for a family of four to $180. If you need a fifth line of unlimited service, add an additional $40.

Besides offering unlimited data, the plan includes free calls from the U.S. to Canada and Mexico, and texting to 38 countries is also free. As with most of …