T-Mobile launches early Black Friday deals, BOGO offers for iPhone 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, Note 8, LG V30, and more

T-Mobile has just revealed its first wave of promos for the upcoming holiday season. Starting November 17, the Un-Carrier will be offering BOGO (buy one, get one) deals for some of the hottest smartphones of 2017. Here’s the complete list of devices:
Samsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S8+Samsung Galaxy S8 ActiveSamsung Galaxy Note 8LG G6LG V20LG V30 and V30+Apple iPhone 8
There appears to be no BOGO deal for the iPhone X, but T-Mo has a trade-in offer for those of you interested in Apple’s $1,000 flagship. 
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T-Mobile Revvl Plus to launch on November 17th; 6-inch phablet offers dual camera setup for $200

Back in August, T-Mobile introduced the Revvl, a budget priced phone for T-Mobile customers who “want a boatload of features without spending a boatload.” The phone carries a 5.5-inch HD screen (720 x 1280 resolution), 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, all powered by a 3000mAh battery. Priced at $150, the Revvl is a capable handset giving bargain hunters a lot of bang for their buck.

When the Revvl was unveiled, T-Mobile hinted that it planned on extending the line. That started today with the unveiling of the T-Mobile Revvl Plus. This time, the nation’s third largest carrier …

Cricket Wireless chirps now to promote new offers that start this Sunday, November 5th

Pre-paid carrier Cricket Wireless, owned by AT&T, announced today some upcoming promotions that start this Sunday, November 5th. Starting on that date, Cricket’s $30 a month plan will come with 2GB of high speed data, twice the current amount. The $40/month plan will come with 25% more high speed data (5GB up from 4GB). In addition, Cricket Wireless is bringing back its Unlimited 2 plan.

The Unlimited 2 plan allows subscribers to sign up for two lines with unlimited high speed data, for $80 a month. Additional unlimited lines can be added (up to four more) for a rate of $25 a month per …

Samsung offers a free Gear VR or DeX Station with any Galaxy S8 or Note 8 purchase

If you plan to buy a high-end Samsung smartphone, there are plenty of offers that you can take advantage of, not to mention that you’ll most certainly be getting better deals on Black Friday if you wait until the end of the month.

Samsung is now running a promotion that would allow customers who purchase one of its 2017 flagships to get some free stuff in the process. The deal is only available in the United States via Samsung’s online store.

While the South Korean company does mention that this is a limited time offer, it doesn’t say when it will end. In …

Deal: Best Buy offers important discounts on various Apple Watch Series 2 models

Although Apple has already launched the Watch Series 3, its previous lineup of smartwatches is still selling very well, especially that many retailers are now discounting the wearable devices to make room for the new models.

Best Buy is running an interesting promotion on the Apple Watch Series 2 Sport and Nike+, so if you think charging a watch on a daily basis is something that you would like to do, then, by all means, you can go ahead and buy one on the cheap side.

There are more than 10 Apple Watch Series 2 models on sale at Best Buy, and although they’re …

MetroPCS offers free Android smartphones when you switch to its unlimited LTE plan

MetroPCS, T-Mobile’s prepaid carrier, has just announced that for a limited time customers will benefit from promotional prices on its unlimited plan. On top of that, every customer who ports its line to MetroPCS will receive an Android smartphone for free.

Starting today, new and existing customers who add at least one new line of service will receive four lines of unlimited talk, text and LTE data for just $100 (taxes and fees included). Usually, MetroPCS customers must pay $50 for the same plan, but the current offer will lower the cost to $25.

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Sprint offers a $350 discount on the iPhone X if you trade in your old smartphone

Apple’s iPhone X will be available for pre-order starting this Friday, but some carriers will probably jump the gun and announce their special deals on the flagship a few days earlier – just like Sprint did today.

Since the iPhone X’s price starts at $999, any discounts would help make it a better deal. Sprint announced today its iPhone X promotional deal, which allows customers to save up to $350 when they buy Apple’s upcoming flagship.

The deal is only available through Sprint Flex leasing and implies customers to trade in their old smartphone for the iPhone …

Deal: T-Mobile offers the 256GB iPhone 7 (Jet Black) for just $600 upfront

Now that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have already been launched on the market, it’s probably a good time to be looking for older Apple iPhone models if you can’t afford the new ones.

If T-Mobile is your favorite carrier, then you should be covered if you really want an iPhone and don’t really care if it’s the latest one. The iPhone 7 256GB is now on sale at T-Mobile for just $600 upfront or $25 a month for 24 months.

Apple is not even selling the 256GB iPhone 7 any longer, but the 128GB variant is available for $650, which makes T-Mobile’s deal much better. It’s …

Google offers an olive branch to publishers — but will they want it?

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Suddenly, everyone realizes the importance of quality journalism — and has a plan to “help.”

Google announced Monday that it will be offering its biggest olive branch yet to publishers: new ways to attract subscribers, as well as a change in how paywalled articles can be accessed through search.

It’s an important shift for Google, which remains a major traffic driver for publishers, especially through search.

The change to the way Google Search deals with paywalls is the most immediate shift. Publishers had been required to let readers access at least three articles through Google Search or News. Now, Google will let publishers decide how many free articles will be accessible via those tools. Read more…

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Verizon extends deadline, offers service to some rural roamers it had forced to leave its network

Last week, we told you about 8,500 rural Verizon customers that were being forced to leave the nation’s largest carrier. Because these customers live in areas where the Verizon network doesn’t reach, the LTEiRA program entitled them to free roaming over pipelines belong to smaller, rural carriers. But Verizon still had to pay these tiny wireless operators, and the result was that Verizon was taking in from its LTEiRA customers less than what it was paying out in roaming charges. As a result, Verizon was planning on removing these customers starting on October 18th.

As we told you last week, …