There is one thing that users find especially difficult to deal with when switching from a basic phone to a smartphone – it’s battery life. Due to specific requirements for battery construction and the fact that smartphones are power-hungry devices, frequent charging is what you need to be prepared for. If, however, your phone keeps dying on you unexpectedly and too often, it can mean that you happened to buy a faulty unit. Fear not, though. If you have been facing battery problem with your iPhone 5, there might be good news for you. On Friday, August 22nd, Apple launched a battery replacement program for iPhone 5 after discovering that a certain percentage of units have been found to be defective.
T-Mobile sale brings zero down payment on the hottest smartphones: Galaxy S4, iPhone 5, Galaxy Note II, Lumia 925, Xperia Z
Who said that nothing in life is free? They see black and white, but there is always that gray area of circumstantial acceptation. Choosing to capture that moment is a matter of preference. It is safe to say that T-Mobile lives up to that statement in saying our top devices are free for you, for a limited time — for a limited moment.
Mobile virtual network operators such as Virgin Mobile are especially valued for being a relatively cheap alternative to other carriers. Their weak point, however, is somewhat less attractive portfolio compared to e.g. AT&T or Verizon. Virgin Mobile has just gotten a little more attractive with the addition of the iPhone 5 to its offer.
Ladies and gentlemen, history is happening before your very eyes. Walmart has dropped the price of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S to an unprecedented level. The first one can be yours for as little as $129. Previous price tag was showing $189, which means that now the phone is now available $60 cheaper, which is almost 32% off. Impressed? Check this out. The 16GB version of the iPhone 4S, can be yours for just $39. This is a $50 discount from the previous price of $89, which is 56% off if you prefer percentages.
June 1 was a happy day for the users of older iPhones. On that day Best Buy offered a free 16 GB iPhone 5 in a trade-in program. The phone was available to those users who traded in the iPhone 4 or the iPhone 4S. The retailer did not reveal how many Apple smartphones were turned in, but we can imagine that the number must be huge. Apparently, the deal was considered a success, since today (June 21) Best Buy has re-launched the program. This time it will run for 9 days.
Wanna save $50 on Apple iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S? If so, we recommend to check out Best Buy’s latest promotion on Apple iPhones. For the next four weeks the retailer offers $50 discount on both models. The deal is available for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and Virgin Mobile customers and requires signing up a new 2-year service agreement. The deal also includes free shipping.
Want to grab Apple’s latest offering for a half of its regular price? Verizon just confirmed its special promotion which cuts the price of the iPhone 5 to $99.99 on contract. However, only select customers will be able to take advantage of the deal. You can get the iPhone at discounted price, if you are a Verizon customer ready for upgrade and you must be an owner of a regular basic phone. A little confused? Here is the explanation.
April 12 will go down as a big day in T-Mobile’s history as it is the first time ever that an iPhone was released on the carrier’s network. And it is not just any iPhone, but the latest iPhone 5. The handset is available in retail and online starting at just $99.99 down plus $20 installments over 24 months. That much money will get you a 16 GB model. If you need more storage, the 32 GB version costs $199.99 upfront and 24 monthly payments of $20. If you want to go all the way up to 64 GB, you will have to pay $299.99 upfront, again with $20 installments.
Today T-Mobile announced a new trade-in program aimed at iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S users. If you are one of them and looking to upgrade to Apple’s latest smartphone – the iPhone 5, this is possibly the best offer you may get at this time. T-Mobile offers the iPhone 5 for $0 down payment when you trade-in your current iPhone. This does not mean that the device will be completely free, though, as you will still have to pay off the remaining value of the device in the form of monthly payments.
After all hopes, speculations and rumors, T-Mobile finally announced last week that will add Apple iPhones to its portfolio. Apple fans are now able to pre-order the iPhone 5 as of today either online or at select T-Mobile locations throughout the U.S. The 16GB iPhone is offered at price $99 without signing up 2-year contract. According to carrier’s announcement, the iPhone 5 will be officially launched next week, April 12, when the phone will ready for purchase and immediate shipping.
Up until now, T-Mobile was the only one of the major US carriers not to have the Apple iPhones on its offer. However, it will change soon. At a media event today in New York, the carrier announced that it will follow in the footsteps of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint and start offering the iPhone 5 starting April 12. If you do not want to miss the date, go to T-Mobile’s sign up page and the carrier will notify you when the phone is available.
Big changes are heading toward Alltel later this year. The carrier, or what has left of it after the merger with Verizon, will be acquired by AT&T in the second half of 2013. Of course, for Alltel’s 585,000 subscribers it will mean significant changes such as converting the network to GSM/UMTS and LTE. As of now, however, Alltel is going just fine and is adding new phones to its portfolio, such as the popular Apple iPhones.
There are not too many carriers to choose from if you want to use an unlocked Apple iPhone 5. Just a few days ago the short list included only three service providers: AT&T, T-Mobile and Straight Talk. Now you can add one more operator to the band. Solavei officially announced availability of nano SIM cards compatible with the iPhone 5. The SIM cards cost $9 and do not require cutting down like a regular SIM card. Apart from the iPhone 5, customers can choose from such popular phones as the Samsung Galaxy S III or Google’s Nexus 4, as well as other Android-powered devices.
Two days ago we brought you news that Best Buy offers the best deals in town for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S offering $50 rebates on any model when you sign up a 2 year service agreement. Today we have another tip for you. It looks like another retailer, Radioshack, joined the trend and also began attracting the interest of last-minute shoppers by giving the same discounts. With this limited-time sale, Apple enthusiasts can get the 16GB iPhone 5 for as little as $149.99 with a new two-year contact, and the 16 GB iPhone 4S starts at just $49.99. Unlike Best Buy, Radioshack made the offer available in stores only. Both retailers have not indicated when the sale on Apple smartphones will end.
If you are looking for a best deal on iPhone 5 this holiday season, Best Buy’s stores is the right place to be. Just two days after we brought you a tip about Best Buy throwing a free $25 gift card to any iPhone 5 purchased on contract, the retailer just began selling the latest Apple’s smartphone and its predecessor with $50 discount. The 16 GB version of iPhone 5 is on sale for $149.99 and 32 GB for $249.99. The iPhone 4S starts at just $49.99.
Wanna score the iPhone 5 with a little extra? The hottest smartphone on market is available from a variety of retailers, however, non of them offer discounts or temporary price cuts on the device. No matter if you buy it directly from your carrier, Apple‘s store or third party merchants, the price tag remains the same.
Everywhere you will need shell out $199 for 16GB version of the phone on contract. AT&T offers the iPhone 5 for $99 but you will need to purchase a refurbished phone with shorter warranty, which may not suits you. Feeling helpless? Well, here is a tip. If you cannot get the iPhone 5 cheaper, just get it with something extra. What about a free gift card?
The Unlocked iPhone 5 was finally released in the US without much fanfare. If you missed the opportunity of grabbing the SIM free iPhone 5 from third-party sellers on Amazon or eBay for around $700 depending on the version, don’t feel too bummed out, as you can now purchase it directly from Apple’s Online Store.
If you are looking for a cheap iPhone 5 we may have some good news for you. AT&T today added refurbished iPhone 5 to its portfolio and the phone is available for $100 less than the brand new one. The 16GB model can be bought for only $99.99, the 32 GB version can be yours for $199.99 while the most capacious variant, with 64GB of storage, sells for $299.99. Apple’s latest smartphone, despite of its refurbished condition, still requires signing up a new 2-year service agreement with carrier. The deal seems to be available online only.
Starting today the new iPhone 5 is available not only at AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint but also in a pay-as-you-go fashion with contract free at Cricket, so you will not be required to sign any long term agreement.
As it could be expected, the price is a bit steep – for 16 GB iPhone 5 on Cricket network you will have to pay $499, but low $55 monthly cost for unlimited talk, text and data plus lack of the lengthy contract have its cost but may be worth it.
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Being the thinnest and the lightest iPhone created so far, the iPhone 5 definitely stands out from the crowd with its slim and stylish design. If features an amazing 4-inch Retina display with a 1136 x 640 pixel resolution at 326 ppi, which makes everything look more vivid, sharper and brighter than ever before. The display is covered with oleophobic coating so you will not have to worry about leaving fingerprints and smudges.
The 8 megapixel rear iSight camera / camcorder is equipped with auto focus, LED flash, improved video stabilization, face detection in videos and still images, panorama mode and HD (1080p) up to 30 fps video capture, and the 1.2 megapixel front FaceTime HD camera is perfect for video chatting with friends and family.
Under the hood of the iPhone 5 you will find a powerful A6 chip which offers up to two times faster performance compared with the A5 chip, so even graphics-heavy websites and apps will load almost immediately.
The device runs iOS 6, which is dubbed as world’s most advanced operating system. It includes the intuitive technology and all the apps and tools you may need, for example Siri, the intelligent assistant which will help you find the nearest ATM, book tickets to a concert or check the weather. Other apps include iCloude, which lets you share and access your content from other devices like iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC, AirPlay, which wirelessly streams content from your iPhone to Apple TV and AirPrint, which lets you print documents from your iPhone over Wi-Fi. If you need more, just visit the AppStore and choose from over 700,000 apps available.
The phone packs a powerful battery, which allows for up to 8 hours talk time on 3G, up to 225 hours standby time, up to 8 hours internet use on 3G and up to 30 hours on Wi-Fi, up to 10 hours video playback time and up to 40 hours audio playback.
The new iPhone 5 comes with all new and redesigned EarPods, for more comfortable use and better audio experience. Other features include ultrafast Wi-Fi access, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, calendar, alarm, and calculator.
With the Apple iPhone 5 being the hottest phone recently launched, there is so much talk about it that at times it can be really difficult to tell the difference between a fact and a gossip. Today we have another good news for you and the information is officially confirmed.
The Verizon version of the iPhone 5 comes unlocked, which means that you will be able to use the phone with a SIM card from any other GSM carrier, such as T-Mobile or AT&T. As to whether the iPhone 5 will be locked in the future the way it happened to Sprint iPhone 4S last year, Verizon denied the rumors and promised that iPhone 5 will remain unlocked.
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A GSM unlocked iPhone 5 comes with many advantages. To begin with, the feature is a major plus for those who travel a lot. You can take your phone with you and be sure it will work abroad without problems. Moreover, the fact that you are not tied down by a contract allows you to change carrier and choose the one that charges less for the service. It is a great opportunity to reduce your monthly bills and save some money. Besides it is much easier to sell, since your buyer does not have to be on the same carrier.
The decision to keep the iPhone 5 unlocked may increase the sales from Verizon, especially since AT&T unlocks the phones that are off-contract and Sprint will unlock your iPhone 5 for international use once you have been in good standing for 3 months.
There is one catch here, though. If you expect high 4G LTE speeds, the only way you can achieve them is on Verizon’s network. Second best option is AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network, which though slower than LTE, is still rather impressive and satisfying for most people.
The iPhone 5 is another Global Ready (World Edition) smartphone, which means that you have voice service and access to the internet and email in other countries as well. The iPhone 5 accepts NanoSIM cards and there is no need to cut down your MicroSIM card, since a MicroSIM to NanoSIM converter works just fine and it can be purchased online.
As a conclusion, here is a quick reminder of the newest Apple iPhone 5 specs and features. The phone sports a brilliant 4.3-inch Retina display and is powered by A6 chip. It runs iOS6, which is world’s most advanced mobile operating system and provides access to Apple services, like iCloud. The iPhone 5 is equipped with iSight camera and is pre-loaded with useful apps and tools, for example Siri, which will turn your phone into a personal assistant, AirPlay, which will stream content from your iPhone to Apple TV, and AirPrint, thankt to which you will be able to wirelessly print documents, photos and ebooks from your phone.