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Get a free Gear VR or DeX with a Galaxy S8 or Note 8 purchase from Samsung

As flagship phone prices continue to inch up, manufacturers are trying to find ways to keep customers opening up their wallets. One common way is to offer a bonus when you purchase your phone. That could be a prepaid card that has a few hundred dollars on it, a microSD card or other accessory, or even a free HD TV

Samsung is back with another promotion when you pick up a Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S8 Active, or Galaxy Note 8 you’ll be eligible for a free DeX Station or Gear VR. There’s always some fine print with promotions like this, so let’s go through it.

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You have to order your device from Samsung.com (links below) or the Shop Samsung app to claim your freebie.  The free gifts will automatically be added to your cart and discounted to $ 0. This means you must decide on which gift you want at the time of purchase. The nice thing about this process is that you don’t have to submit any receipts or proof of purchase like other promotions.

If you return your phone, you’ve got to send your free gift back too. If you don’t, Sammy will charge your original form of payment. This deal can’t be combined with any other promotion and you only have until 11/18/17 to take advantage of it.

If this deal isn’t in your wheelhouse but you want to get a Note 8, T-Mobile has dropped the price by $ 130 and Samsung is offering a $ 200 Samsung Pay promotional credit when you pick up the phone at T-Mobile. You can find out more about the promotion here

What do you think? Is a free Dex Station or Gear VR enough to entice you to buy? Let us know down in the comments.  

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AT&T renames GoPhone to PREPAID, offers two months of service for free

America’s second largest carrier has finally ditched the old GoPhone brand for something a bit more self-explanatory: AT&T PREPAID.

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You may not believe it, but AT&T’s (now retired) prepaid brand GoPhone has been around since the 80s. While the carrier’s prepaid plans have undergone some serious (and much-needed) changes over the past few years, its confusing and antiquated name stayed the same. Well, today marks a new era: GoPhone is no more. Long live AT&T PREPAID!

AT&T’s prepaid plans have been a savior for me the past four years, especially when I’m traveling across various North American countries.

Although the name has changed, the plans themselves remain the same: for $ 65 a month ($ 60 with AutoPay), you get unlimited talk, text, and data (AT&T will throttle the speed after 22 GB). For $ 45 a month ($ 40 with AutoPay), you get unlimited talk and text as well as 6 GB of LTE data. Both of these plans include talk and text to, from, and within Canada and Mexico, and you get to use your data in those countries without extra roaming fees. I know that I’ve said it multiple times before, but AT&T’s prepaid plans have been a savior for me the past four years, especially when I’m traveling across various North American countries.

To top it off, the US carrier will be offering two months’ worth of free service to those who activate and keep a new PREPAID line on select plans for 12 months or more. If you open a new PREPAID account with AT&T after July 14, the company will essentially refund the amount you’ve paid for the 3rd and the 12th months after a year. If you have your own device and are looking for cheap phone plans that offer plenty of high speed data, look no further:

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Buy your dad a new phone from T-Mobile this Father’s Day and get another for free

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T-Mobile is running a sweet BOGO deal to celebrate Father’s Day: buy a new Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, LG G6, or LG V20, and you get another for free.

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Yes, it’s that time of the month: scrolling up and down Amazon and Googling frantically to figure out what to get your pop for Father’s Day. T-Mobile wants to help make that decision a bit easier by offering a pretty sweet BOGO deal on the latest flagships from Samsung and LG. Whether you are with T-Mobile right now or not, when you pick up a new Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, LG G6, or LG V20 on T-Mobile’s no-interest Equipment Installment Plan with an unlimited data plan, the Un-carrier will give you a mail-in rebate for another one.

The promo will end on June 22, so if you were looking to surprise your dad or if you just wanted two new phones for whatever reason, this is your chance.

Given that this is specifically for Father’s Day, the promo will end on June 22, so if you were looking to surprise your dad with a special gift or if you just wanted two new phones for whatever reason, this is your chance. Of course, there are terms and conditions you must fulfill to take advantage of the deal: for instance, both phones must be activated on T-Mobile’s ONE plan, meaning you cannot just buy the first outright and expect a second phone for free. Also, if you choose to cancel your cell service, you will have to pay the remaining balance.

However, if you’re a fan of T-Mobile and use a lot of data, getting two flagship phones for the price of one isn’t too bad. After all, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will usually set you back $ 750 and $ 790 respectively, and LG’s G6 and V20 both cost around $ 500. If this is something you might be interested in, you can head on over to T-Mobile’s Deals Hub to find out more about it.

Do you think this is a good deal? Will you be getting your dad a brand-new phone from T-Mobile this Father’s Day? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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Verizon sending free Daydream View headsets to some Pixel owners

We have been reporting for some time that demand for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones continues to exceed supply, especially for the larger Pixel XL. Now it looks like Verizon Wireless, the exclusive US carrier for the phone, is trying to make up for these shipping delays by offering some of those buyers a free Daydream View VR headset.

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Many users on Reddit who have ordered a Pixel phone have posted word online that they have received calls from Verizon telling them they will be getting a free Daydream View headset. Some of the users have already received their Pixel phone, but only after a number of delays, while others who have gotten these calls have yet to get their phones.

It would appear that Verizon is trying its best to apologize for the shipment delays that have hit the Pixel with this free offer. Normally the Daydream View headset costs $ 79, although a current promotion from Google has lowered the price down to just $ 49 until February 25.

A quick check of the Verizon site shows that the black 32GB Pixel is the only model that’s available for immediate shipment. The white 32GB model will ship on February 14 if ordered today, and the blue version will ship on February 28. The black 128GB Pixel will ship on February 14, and the white version will ship out on March 10. It’s even worse for the Pixel XL. The 32GB version will ship on February 21, but all of the other colors and models have shipment dates in March. That includes a date as late as March 31 for people who want to get the white 128GB model.

Google recently said that it is “working with our partners to restock inventory across our retail channels” in reference to an incorrect report that claimed the company was stopping production of the Pixel phones. While Google is clearly trying to make as many Pixel devices as it can, we suspect that it will be making more apologies, and possibly offering more freebies, to frustrated customers.

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Buy a Galaxy on T-Mobile this Saturday and get one for free

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If you buy one of the newer Galaxy devices on T-Mobile, the self-proclaimed Un-carrier is giving you a second one for free – this Saturday only.

If you’ve been thinking of buying a new Galaxy phone with T-Mobile, you may want to go ahead and do that this Saturday, August 6th. America’s fastest network will be offering a free Galaxy phone for those who purchase a qualifying Samsung Galaxy this Saturday only.

Dubbed the Saturday-Only Samsung Superphone Superdeal (gotta love some alliteration!), T-Mobile’s BOGOF deal covers the most beloved Galaxies from the recent years: Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, and Galaxy Note5.

As you may have noticed, the newest addition to the Galaxy family, the Galaxy Note7, is not on the list, so pre-ordering the iris-scanning phablet won’t get you a free smartphone sadly. However, the deal does include last year’s Note5 as well as Note7’s S-Pen-less siblings: the Galaxy S7 family.

Want all the fine prints? Well, here they are:

If you buy a qualifying Samsung Galaxy phone on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), and you add a line of service, you get a second Galaxy phone of equal or lesser value for free. According to T-Mobile, customers will be credited on their monthly bill over the 24-month EIP term for the full amount of the second device after paying any down payment, which will also be credited.

The deal is available at T-Mobile stores in the US and online for US customers.

With the Galaxy Note7 launching on America’s third largest network soon, T-Mobile probably wants to boost sales of all the older Galaxy models. Considering all of the qualifying devices still boast top-notch specs and considering T-Mobile’s recent victory, the Super-deal is indeed quite… super.

What are your thoughts on T-Mobile’s latest deal? Let us know if you plan on buying a qualifying Galaxy device on T-Mobile this Saturday!

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Just when you thought Friday couldn’t get any better, T-Mobile has an out of this galaxy deal for you this weekend. Starting tomorrow on Sat., Aug. 6, for ONE DAY ONLY, buy a qualifying Samsung Superphone and get a second of equal or lesser value for FREE when you add a line! Here’s the lowdown:

Get a free Samsung Galaxy superphone when you buy a Samsung Galaxy superphone with T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), and add a line of service.

Customers will be credited on their monthly bill over the 24-month EIP term for the full amount of the 2nd eligible device of equal or lesser value, after paying any down payment (they’ll be credited for that, too!).

Qualifying devices: GS7, GS7 edge, GS6, GS6 edge, GS6 edge+, Note5

The one-day deal will be available at T-Mobile stores nationwide and online at T-Mobile.com <http://t-mobile.com> on August 6.

And, T-Mobile is the only place to take full advantage of your new Samsung superphones with unlimited music streaming, unlimited video streaming, unlimited data and text in 140+ countries and destinations worldwide, and more – all at no additional cost!

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T-Mobile celebrating Friday the 13th by offering free LG G Pad F 8.0


Obviously, Friday the 13th is the best day to make a tablet purchase… right? We are not sure, but whether you are superstitious or not, you just can’t say not to a free tablet. T-Mobile is trying to turn this date’s fame around by offering a free LG G Pad F 8.0. But you should hurry, as this deal is only available this weekend!

The LG G Pad F 8.0 currently costs $ 239.76. Going by the price, you will likely assume this is a mid-range tablet; and you would be right. Its specs include an 8-inch 1280×800 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 5MP/2MP cameras and a 4,200 mAh battery. It’s not a stunning gadget, but it’s also not bad – especially for free!


Just keep in mind T-Mobile does have its conditions. You will have to put the tablet on a qualifying data plan of at least 1 GB. It could also be added to your current account for $ 10 a month. Aside from that, all you have to do is get the tablet on an installment plan and you will get a prepaid MasterCard for the full amount 8 weeks after the purchase.

Are you thinking of signing up? Don’t forget, this offer is only available this weekend! And you should act fast, as T-Mobile does warn quantities are limited, both in stores and online.

Have any of you used this tablet? Would you recommend it to your fellow Android lovers?

Buy the LG G Pad F 8.0 from T-Mobile

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Oculus making up for Rift delays with free shipping


It was March 28th when customers would begin to see their Oculus Rift VR headsets shipping, but delays have managed to decelerate the process. Buyers were not getting shipment updates days after units should have started going out. Now Oculus is finally standing up and telling us what’s going on.

Though many users have already gotten their $ 599 headsets, an “unexpected component shortage” is leaving others empty-handed. Here is what Oculus has to say in an email sent to customers:

We’ve been working through an unexpected component shortage, and unfortuantely, that issue has impacted the original shipping estimates for some early customers. We’re working hard to get up-to-date ship windows, and you should expect to see your order status updated on oculus.com by Tuesday, April 12th.

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Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has also taken it to Twitter to give us a quick update on the matter:

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There you have it, guys. Your order status should be updated by April 12th. Hopefully the other orders won’t take too long to ship after that. Meanwhile, you can rest assured that Oculus will be waiving shipping fees on all orders “placed to-date”. You know, for your the trouble you had to go through. At least there’s that!

How many of you have already gotten your Oculus Rift devices? Are any of you still waiting?

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Get a free movie rental from Google to celebrate Chromecast’s second birthday

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Want to escape the heat this weekend? If you’re looking for something to do indoors, Google has a small offer that may be worth your while. To celebrate the Chromecast’s 2nd birthday, Google is giving out one free movie rental to all owners of the media streaming device from now until December 31st, 2015.

To redeem your free movie rental, first you’ll need to make sure your Chromecast is set up and connected to your Wi-Fi network. Then, open up your Chrome browser on your computer, head over to this link, then click on the offer you’d like to redeem. Once you select your streaming device from the list, you can then head to the Google Play Store to claim your free rental.

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It should be noted that Google does have some restrictions in place for the number of free movie rentals you claim on your Google account. So, depending on how many offers you’ve already claimed, you might not be able to take advantage of this deal.

Don’t have a Chromecast? Right now, you can buy two Chromecasts from the Google Store and save $ 15 at checkout. This isn’t the cheapest we’ve ever seen the media streamer, but it’s a pretty nice deal, nonetheless.


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Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops comes to Android, free to download


I spent countless hours playing the first iteration of Tiny Troopers, and now I know exactly what I will be doing during my days off. Popular developer Chillingo has released a successor to the mentioned title through the Google Play Store. The new game goes by the name of Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops and it’s free to download, so you might as well check it out.

Let’s tell you a bit about the game before you rush over to the Play Store and download it, though. In Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops you command a troop of soldiers through a series of missions. The user command them and tell them where to go, who to attack and how to do so. It’s a simple concept, but the game does have an extensive system of upgrades, levels and experience, similar to an RPG game.

For example, one can level up soldiers’ ranks, customize their uniforms, upgrade their rifles and strengthen their body armors. This game also includes special forces, which allow you to recruit medics, machine gunners, flamers and more. Not enough fun? Then jump on a humvee and blaze through your enemies with a powerful 0.50 caliber automatic gun.

It’s a fun game, packed with many hours of intense battles and tactical planning. It’s especially exciting that Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops is free of charge to download from the Google Play Store. The developer does need to make money somehow, but they follow the in-app purchase strategy, which has become very popular the past years.


Don’t let the in-app purchases scare you away, though. These are mostly to advance in the game without having to go through much hassle. You can still play the game to its fullest without spending any of your precious cash.

So, who is downloading this game? I know I am!

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Monument Valley is Amazon’s free app of the day

Monument Valley is a pillar of brilliance. The game, while admittedly on the short side, is one of the most refreshing and creative apps ever released on a mobile platform. Conjuring a hybrid of Esher and a random Gotye music video, the adventure sees the player assisting a mysterious girl as she tries to restore her world.

The game is an absolute masterpiece, and is now… FREE! On Amazon, least. For a limited time only, the Amazon Appstore has slashed the $ 3.99 price tag to absolutely nothing. This is an offer you literally can’t afford to pass up, and will whet your whistle for the recently released expansion pack currently available on iOS (Android deployment pending).

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Do yourself a favor and get this one (for free) while you can!

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