Conventional wisdom holds that if you want an iPhone, you have no
choice but to get it from a big carrier, lock into a two-year
contract, and pay a minimum of $70 per month for service--usually
closer to $80 by the time you get hit with all those taxes and
Not today. In honor of Cyber Monday, Virgin Mobile has the iPhone 5 (16GB) for $359.99 shipped, with no
activation charge and, more important, no contract.
You already know what it's like to pay for your smartphone.
(And how!) Wouldn't it be nice if your smartphone could pay you for
It can, if you stock it with a few special apps. Just by going
about your daily routine -- shopping in stores, watching TV, and so
on -- you can earn points good for rewards, prizes, or even cash.
In most cases it costs nothing for the app or the service that
provides it. Your only investment is a few minutes of your
Get paid to shop
The only thing better than finding a sale? Getting a reward
every time you set foot in a store, buy something, and/or point
your camera at a product.
CheckPoints, for example, rewards you for scanning
product barcodes, checking in at various stores, and completing
offers on your phone.
I've often said it's not the price of smartphones that bothers me, it's the monthly fee you have to pay for service.
AT&T and Verizon, for example, charge $59.99 per month for 900-minute plans--not including the obligatory data plan for your iPhone or Android phone. And if you're a serious gabber, the unlimited voice plans will run you $69.99 monthly.
Wouldn't it be great if you could switch to the cheapest available voice plan, without giving up a single minute of talk time? Thanks to a couple amazing apps, you can.
Manufacturer Pegatron Technology has received CDMA iPhone orders from Apple slated for a fourth quarter 2010 delivery date, but the ailing allure of the traditional AT&T moneymaker makes us wonder: Why now, Jobs?
Can you feel it? Madness is in the air. March Madness that is. The sound of sneakers squeaking up and down the courts of College campuses will soon be echoing through televisions, and if you're really retro, radios across the country. CBS Sports Mobile has decided to offer another, better option again this year in the form of an updated On Demand iPhone app.