Wireless retail stores can increase their point of sales revenue by implementing a new mobile web-based application, newly launched by BuyMyTronics--a part of the GameStop network, which can help sales reps to instantaneously quote current trade in values for used tablets or cell phones. The new service is called TIMS or Trade In Management System.
How it works
Customers who walk into wireless retail stores are often looking to purchase a new mobile phone. But what do they do with their old phones? This is where the genius of BuyMyTronics’ TIMS program enters the scene.
A sales rep can show customers what new mobile products may be a good fit for them, but now they can sweeten the deal by using the TIMS program to find out what sort of trade in value they can get for used phones or tablets. The TIMS app shows the cash value for thousands electronics, and displays the most current information with just a few clicks. More...
By Frank Ling
Getting a cool new smartphone is great, but there are additional charges that aren’t always apparent, especially for individuals who have never owned one of these devices before--wireless carriers require a mandatory data plan with the purchase of a smartphone, and these fees can range anywhere from $30 a month or substantially more.
There are “unlimited data plans” offered but as we’ll see, many of them aren’t really unlimited at all, but have serious restrictions. We’ll try to lift the fog on these plans and see which ones are really unlimited.
What’s a data plan?
A data plan is a service you buy from the wireless carrier that enables you to connect to the Internet with your smartphone. You can surf the web, watch videos, listen to music, shop on the Internet, view content, and just about anything else you’d be able to do on an Internet connected computer – just on a smaller scale.
Data plan prices
Data plan prices vary according to the amount of bandwidth or data you want to use per month. A basic 2GB per month plan will allow you to watch 2 HD movies, 5 hours of TV shows or download 41 music albums. These plans start at around $30 per month from most carriers. More...
By Frank Ling
As new models for smartphones come out every few months, the costs of owning one of these cool devices may seem out of some people’s price range and budgets. But not all is lost because you can buy a good one for just under $50, believe it or not.
If you don’t mind last year’s tech but still want to own one of Apple’s most successful products, you can pick up an iPhone 4 for the price of $49.99 with a two-year contract, and applicable data plan through Best Buy stores.
The iPhone 4 has an abundant supply of features for any potential smartphone customer. It has a great easy to use interface, is relatively speedy, fun to use, and has access to the iTunes store where tens of thousands of apps are available for downloading.
Some of the tech specs for the 8GB iPhone 4 model are its super-sharp Retina display, 3.5-inch touchscreen, 960x640 resolution, 7-14 hours of talk time, up to 300 hours of standby time, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, 8GB storage, 5-megapixel camera, LED flash, HD video, and 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor. More...
Announced yesterday, March 20th, AT&T will be acquiring T-Mobile for $39 billion. This acquisition, if approved, will make AT&T the number 1 wireless subscriber in the US. Details so far are that both companies will remain the same, but just owned by AT&T. This means that the T-Mobile brand and company will continue to exist even after the acquisition takes place in about a year from now. Hit the break for the full press release.
Just minutes ago, the new iPad 2 was just announced! Here's all the information that you need to know at a glance!
It comes out March 11th. That's next Friday!
MUCH beefier dual core processor with more RAM and better graphics card
2 Cameras, 1 front facing, 1 back facing
2 Colors, white, black
It's thinner, MUCH thinner. The new iPad is 8.8mm, compared to the iPad 1 which is 13.4mm, and the iPhone 4 which is 9.3mm.
It comes with iOS 4.3 which includes these new apps: FaceTime, Photo Booth, Camera, iMovie, GarageBand.
There are several magnets in which you can afix a new magnetic SmartCover.
Same battery life!
There will be more details to come very shortly! We just wanted to get a all the facts up, and more details about each one will be soon to follow!
After months, even years of anticipation Verizon announced Tuesday that they will offer the iPhone 4 for its customers on February 10th. Not only does this mark the beginning of Verizon offering the iPhone, but it also marks the end of AT&T's exclusivity over the device since it first debuted in 2007. This event absolutely opens the floodgates to all sorts of discussions about the future of these two carriers, Apple, and the iPhone itself, not to mention the rest of the cell phone industry. Below Andy and Chris will conduct a point/counterpoint discussing the following subjects: What the release of the iPhone to Verizon means for AT&T, What it means for Verizon, What it means for Apple, and What it means for CDMA vs GSM iPhone. See our discussion after the jump.
First Facebook is trying to take over email, and now AT&T, T Mobile, and Verizon have announced that in the near future they will be introducing the Isis national mobile commerce network, or Isis for short. So what is Isis? To make a long story short; AT&T, T Mobile, and Verizon basically want you to say goodbye to your credit cards and use your cell phones to make payments, use coupons, and track your purchases at different retail stores. The technology will use near-field communication, or NFC, technology which is much like the technology used in credit cards to be able to simply tap the card to make at payment at certain stores. It's a unique concept, and some would argue it's a logical step in the evolution of the cell phone, but there's clearly going to be questions about security. This will definitely be a technology that we'll be keeping our eyes on as it continues to be developed. For more information, check out the press release after the jump.
Because AT&T doesn't have enough cool phones in their arsenal, here's the newly unveiled Samsung Captivate Galaxy S. Even more so than the Motorola Backflip, AT&T's first Android phone, the Galaxy S will help to solidify AT&T's Android arsenal. It will feature a 4 inch touch screen (4 inch!) and a 1GHz processor. The Galaxy S seems to have focused most on its video capabilities, not only will it have HD video recording that shoots in 720p; this is also the first phone that will let users download full movies via the Blockbuster application. It will have access to videos and books from "the biggest names in entertainment" but to date, no word on these big names yet. The only disappointment about this phone is that it's not called the McLovin (from Chinavision).
It’s that time again where the flowers are starting to bloom, BBQs abound, and Puxatony Jobs comes out of hibernation to show the world his brand new creation. Shown at the 2010 World Wide Developers Conference Apple’s new iPhone has created the same fervor that has preceded it with more enthusiasm from the Apple loving public more than ever before! Here’s the nitty gritty which has caused all the iPhone Fever: