Apple is offering free repairs if your iPhone 7 won't connect to a cellular network


Apple is providing iPhone 7 owners with free repairs if they have one of the “small percentage” of devices that do not properly connect with a cellular network. 

The affected iPhone 7 devices will show “No Service” in the status bar at times even when cellular coverage is available in the area. The defect comes from a failed component on the main logic board, according to Apple’s website

The affected devices were manufactured from Sept. 2016 to Feb. 2018 and were sold in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, and the U.S., according to Apple. 

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Apple starts offering its $29 battery replacements today, two days earlier than expected

A couple days ago, Apple apologized for throttling the CPU of certain iPhone models. Apple says that it did this so that the handsets’ lack of prime battery power wouldn’t shut them down when handling certain tasks. Along with the apology came a deal from the company. Since weak batteries are at the heart of the issue, Apple is allowing you to replace the cells on the iPhone 6 and up for $29. That is a $50 discount from the usual price of $79.

The deal was expected to start on January 1st 2018 and runs through the end of next year. An Apple spokesman said that it expected to need more time …

WOW Air is offering an amazing holiday deal, but you're going to have to act fast


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WOW Air is offering a great, last-minute Christmas sale on end-of-the-year flights.

Until 7 p.m. ET Saturday, travelers can book roundtrip flights to 38 destinations for 50 percent off. The Icelandic airline flies all over Europe (and Canada) from many American cities, including Boston, New York, Chicago, Cleveland, and San Francisco.

The promo code to snag in the next few hours is WOWXMAS. Read more…

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Target/Verizon offering a gift card and bill credits adding up to $550 for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

If you’re looking for a great deal on the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and even the first-gen Pixel, you might want to search out the red bullseye belonging to discount retailer Target. First things first. Activate a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL on a new or existing Verizon line, and Big Red will give you $300. That money will be spread out over 24 months as a $12.50 per month bill credit. Add to that the $250 Target gift card that the retailer will award you for activating either phone, and you have $550 thanks to the largesse of Verizon and Target.

There are some caveats to the deal as you might expect. …

Sprint may start offering free Hulu service to unlimited customers

It looks like Sprint plans to take on T-Mobile and AT&T with a special offer for its customers. After the two carriers announced their unlimited customers would get free Netflix and HBO, respectively, Sprint now has similar plans regarding the offering of free streaming service to consumers.

According to an internal note from Wave7 Research, Hulu streaming service will be provided for free by Sprint to all unlimited customers.

Sprint is planning to include TV shows from Hulu with its unlimited plans. Dealers have been told that this is ‘coming soon.’ …

Amazon offering Music Unlimited at 50% off to students, Prime Students only pay $1 per month

Amazon’s Music Unlimited is getting a lot cheaper… for university students, that is. The e-commerce site is slashing 50% off its subscription fee for the music streaming service, provided that you can verify your enrollment in a degree-granting college or university. 
This means that eligible users will only have to pay $4.99 per month, down from the usual rate of $9.99. Students that are on Amazon Prime can get it for even cheaper – $6 for 6 months, much less than the regular Prime rate of $7.99 per month.
Such …

Virgin Mobile adds current iPhone users to Inner Circle, offering one-year of unlimited for $1

Pre-paid carrier Virgin Mobile announced its new iPhone-only plan back in June. Called the Inner Circle, customers purchasing an iPhone from Virgin receive one-year of unlimited talk, text and high-speed data for $1. After the year is up, members of the Inner Circle pay $50 a month to keep the unlimited data plan going. This includes receiving streaming video at 480p (DVD quality), and streaming music at a rate up to 500 kbps. Cloud gaming streams at 2 mbps. During periods of heavy traffic, these speeds can be throttled. 

Today, Virgin is extending the offer to include customers of …

BlackBerry is offering the Privacy Shade to subscribers of Hub+

Back in March, we told you about BlackBerry’s Privacy Shade. This is a feature that uses a dark shade to cover up sensitive information on your screen. You can decide how much of the display you want covered, and how much you want to leave as the viewing area. The idea is to protect sensitive and important words written on your phone screen from being seen by prying eyes.

Currently, the Privacy Shade is available only to BlackBerry users running an Android powered unit. But soon, BlackBerry will offer it for any Android handset free for a 30-day trial, along with all of the other BlackBerry …

For a limited time, Sprint is offering the 5th line free with its Unlimited Freedom plan

The nation’s fourth largest carrier, Sprint, fired a salvo across the bow of the SS T-Mobile today. The wireless operator announced that Sprint Unlimited Freedom subscribers can get a fifth line for free. The plan offers unlimited talk, text and unlimited data. Before taxes and fees, five lines will cost $120. This pricing requires that the subscriber sign up for AutoPay, which results in $5 of savings each month. This discount will be applied within the receipt of two invoices.

Sprint’s Unlimited Freedom plan offers up to 1080p streaming on video, 8Mbps on games and 1.5Mbps on music. …

Deal: HTC offering $150 discount codes for the U Ultra

One of the first flagships revealed this year, the HTC U Ultra, suffers from overpricing. When the Taiwanese company announced the smartphone would be available for purchase for $750 outright, many customers decided to wait for other flagships to be unveiled, such as the LG G6 or even the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Two months after the U Ultra’s release on the market, HTC is trying to sweeten the deal by offering discount codes to those who are members of TEAM HTC, a promotional membership program that runs special sales events and allows customers to earn points toward …