T-Mobile subscribers can save up to $400 on the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

This is the time of the year when carriers and retailers start coming up with their best promotions and discounts for the Apple iPhone. After all, the next-gen models could be just two months away. T-Mobile now has a trade-in promotion that will save you $300 on the purchase of the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. At the same time, the carrier is offering a free memory upgrade that has an additional value of $100. Add those together and you just might be able to save $400. Let’s examine the two deals and tell you how to participate in them.

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Former Verizon subscribers made up the largest percentage of its rivals recent customer additions

During the second quarter of this year, Verizon made the biggest contribution to its rival carriers in the form of recently added customers. Based on data from Cowen and Company Equity Research, more customers from Verizon left to switch to another operator than any other U.S. based wireless carrier. Cowen says that this indicates a more competitive market in the wireless industry. It also suggests that consumers aren’t willing anymore to shell out more money for a premium wireless experience now that the difference between carriers is fading.

Cowen analyst Colby Synesael blames this on …

T-Mobile subscribers get to go ape with the next T-Mobile Tuesday

If you’re a T-Mobile subscriber, this is the place to go every week if you want to know what freebies are being given away for the next T-Mobile Tuesday giveaway. This coming Tuesday through opening weekend, T-Mobile subscribers will get to see the new Planet of the Apes movie for the price of only $4 per ticket. On Tuesday, T-Mobile customers get to take 25% off anything ordered off Papa John’s regular menu. And check the T-Mobile Tuesday app every Tuesday from July 11th through July 25th. If you haven’t received it yet, you could be the recipient of a free medium one-topping pizza. T-Mobile subscribers …

This coming week, T-Mobile gives subscribers discounts on Pizza and Gas

It’s that time once again to talk about the freebies that T-Mobile subscribers will get this coming Tuesday from the carrier. This coming week’s T-Mobile Tuesday includes discounts on pizza and gas. Some might say that both of those things go hand-in-hand, but that depends on how strong your stomach is. On Tuesday, T-Mobile subscribers will get to pump up to 20 gallons of Shell gas into their car with a 25 cent discount per gallon. The same day, T-Mobile subscribers can take 25% off a regular menu item at Papa John’s. In addition, every Tuesday in July, a different group of T-Mobile customers will …

Jay Z's new "4:44" album not accessible to new Tidal subscribers unless they're Sprint customers

Sprint announced less than two weeks ago that its customers would be among the first to experience Jay Z’s “4:44” album when it gets released on the artist’s music streaming service Tidal on June 30.

Jay Z’s “4:44” album is exclusively available on Tidal, so as long as you’re a subscriber, you can listen to the album even if you’re not a Sprint customer. Well, that’s what we thought, and probably that’s what many of music lovers thought.

However, it appears that if you subscribed to the music streaming service after Jay Z’s album was released on Tidal, you …

Some rural Verizon Unlimited subscribers are getting the boot from Big Red

Verizon Unlimited is supposed to give subscribers unlimited data with a couple of provisos. When a subscriber’s data consumption reaches 22GB for the month, his or hers service can be throttled to a lower speed. That happens only during periods when there is traffic congestion at the cell tower they are using. And if they use more than 10GB of 4G LTE data while tethering, future use of this feature is limited to 3G speeds for the balance of the month.

For some Verizon customers in rural areas of the country, there seems to be a third way to lose unlimited 4G LTE service. Some of these rural …

U.S. Cellular offers free iPhone 7 to switchers and promotions for current subscribers

U.S. Celullar needs some subscribers, so it’s organized a promotion to the taste of many. The budget-oriented carrier offers a free iPhone 7 to customers who switch and bring a working, qualifying phone in healthy condition. Examples of phones you can trade in include the iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy S6.

The carrier will cover the cost of the new iPhone by issuing 30 monthly bill credits worth $18.28/mo, in addition to a $100 US Cellular promo card. Moreover, current U.S. Cellular customers can buy a 9.7-inch iPad Pro and have $200 taken off of any new iPhone they upgrade to.

U.S. …

Starting today, Verizon subscribers can sign up to insure their current handsets

Everyone at one time or another has dropped their handset causing serious damage to their phone. Yet, when we buy a new handset and the rep asks us if we are purchasing insurance, the answer is inevitably “no.”  We start thinking that insurance is a rip off, and after all, there is the deductible that needs to be covered. But Verizon’s insurance package might change the way you look at phone insurance.

Starting today, for a limited time only, Verizon subscribers are getting another chance to insure their current handsets with Total Mobile Protection. You have until July 14th to enroll. …

Windows 10 Mobile preview 15223 sent out to fast ring subscribers

Those Windows 10 Mobile users subscribed to the fast ring are now getting access to preview build 15223. Fast ring members get first crack at a new Windows 10 Mobile build, but because this software is not thoroughly tested, there are often some kinks and bugs. That is the price that must be paid for being first to install the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile. Those opting for the slow ring get a more refined and tested build, but they have to wait for the software to be ready for prime time before installing it.

As we said, the fast ring subscribers are receiving build 15223. The changelist …

This coming week's T-Mobile Tuesday gives subscribers a discount on the LG Tone wireless headset

One week after celebrating the first anniversary of T-Mobile Tuesday, the nation’s third largest carrier will continue giving out freebies and sending out prizes to contest winners. Last week, the contest prizes alone had a valuation of nearly $1,000,000. And that didn’t include the hourly prizes that were being awarded on Twitter. The wireless operator gave away 100 LG G6 handsets to first prize contest winners, and some additional  units were used as prizes in the hourly Twitter contest.

This coming Tuesday, T-Mobile subscribers get a free three-month membership to ShopRunner. With …