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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 5, 2017 - 7:06 am

As always, we have several dedicated threads for the hotter items each Black Friday. Please try to keep all discussion related to these items in their official threads. Other threads posted will likely be merged into this main thread.



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Posted Sep 7, 2017 - 4:59 am

Hoping for a deal on a cricket prepay phone. I know most of the ones we see are for contracts through the big guys but we are happy with our service and the lower bill.

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Posted Sep 7, 2017 - 9:53 am

Just got a 'we want you back' from Verizon.  Hoping a couple months more absence makes their offer grow fonder. 



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Posted Sep 24, 2017 - 9:01 am

I need a new phone,looking over old threads but don't remember anything exciting prob since I bought my first smart phone years ago.this installment payment thing sucks

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Posted Sep 24, 2017 - 3:54 pm

I need a new phone,looking over old threads but don't remember anything exciting prob since I bought my first smart phone years ago.this installment payment thing sucks

It certainly does suck and my carrier (Verizon) charges more for a single line plan.  All carriers may do that though?  I don't really know.  Unfortunately for me though, Verizon has the best coverage for my area and my travel habits.  I'll be eligible for an upgrade during the holiday season but am going to have to think long and hard and probably visit a store for some assistance in deciding what, if anything, to do.  



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Posted Oct 3, 2017 - 6:46 am

I still have $300 In gift cards from signing up for new phones last year that i am saving for this year's shopping!

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I need a new phone,looking over old threads but don't remember anything exciting prob since I bought my first smart phone years ago.this installment payment thing sucks

they usually have $100-$200 in gift cards for getting a new phone!

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Posted Oct 4, 2017 - 11:54 am

Are the gift cards only available for new contracts? I’m looking for a prepaid iPhone deal for DD15.
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Posted Oct 7, 2017 - 6:29 am

I am looking for a new tracfone, will be watching HSN and QVC.

For anyone tired of Verizon but liking their coverage if you get the right Tracfone it will use Verizon towers.  

Most of their smartphones aren't the fanciest but they do the job.



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Posted Oct 9, 2017 - 3:35 pm

Hoping for a Straight Talk deal,got the Samsung Galaxy Prime a few years ago on Black Friday for $49, was priced at $199 pre black Friday and ST did the $99 I phone last year. Hoping for a return to Samsung, maybe the 6 for $99, I could live with that.

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Posted Oct 11, 2017 - 10:53 am

I need a new phone really bad but am waiting as someone usually has a good deal on one that I need (Virgin Mobile) this time of year. I think the last one I got was from Target on BF like 2 or 3 years ago!


Retail: Homey don't pay that. :D

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Posted Oct 11, 2017 - 1:34 pm

I am looking for a new tracfone, will be watching HSN and QVC.

For anyone tired of Verizon but liking their coverage if you get the right Tracfone it will use Verizon towers.

Most of their smartphones aren't the fanciest but they do the job.


Make sure you get one that triples your minutes DD14 has one and it's worked great

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Posted Oct 11, 2017 - 8:33 pm

Hoping for a good xfinity mobile Black Friday sale on iPhones since I cracked my screen a few days ago.

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Posted Oct 12, 2017 - 4:45 pm

They usually have good gift cards, the phones are about the same price

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Posted Oct 13, 2017 - 5:52 am

I'm looking for a free phone. Work changed it's Mobile Data policy and now I need to have a separate phone for my work email. Doesn't have to work great - literally just needs Outlook, a PDF viewer and Excel. Hoping if I wait for BF, something nice will be free when I add a line.


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Posted Oct 18, 2017 - 4:28 pm

I'm thinking of going with the google pixel. Did anyone check google for discounts last year?

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Posted Oct 18, 2017 - 9:33 pm

Are the gift cards only available for new contracts? I’m looking for a prepaid iPhone deal for DD15.


I changed to ST with iPhone this year and am very pleased with coverage on ATT type sim. 0% finance from Apple didnt hurt either so I have my present this year!

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Posted Oct 19, 2017 - 5:03 am

I'm thinking of going with the google pixel. Did anyone check google for discounts last year?

 

Verizon (the only carrier that carries the Pixels) had discounts on them last year, so you could expect the same this year.

 

Google offered 3 months of Google Play Music/YouTube Red with the purchase of one last year, no nothing great.



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Posted Oct 22, 2017 - 5:08 am

Hmmm...was hoping google would drop proceed with 2 having been released or for BF. Time will tell I suppose, this phone has been a real let down so don't want to go with Samsung again or Apple. Not really looking to switch carriers either. AT&T was the only thing that worked after Irma

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Posted Nov 1, 2017 - 6:42 am

Will Best Buy , Target , or Walmart have the iphone deal with gift card online or will it just be an instore thing???

Thanks!



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Posted Nov 2, 2017 - 9:47 am

Sams club has the $300 gift card deal with free activation on the Samsung series on it's 11/11/17 one day sale, worth thinking about. I know I am waiting to see what deal is posted on first day or two of the OnePlus 5T smartphone sale here in about 2 weeks. 


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Posted Nov 2, 2017 - 10:10 am

Wish the OnePlus would work on Verizon.

Was planning on getting the Pixel2 XL til all the news about the screen came out.


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Posted Nov 3, 2017 - 11:35 am

When do the Black Friday ads for the Verizon store come out. They had some good deals last year



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Posted Nov 9, 2017 - 4:34 am

Anyone see any good deals on the Note 8? I saw where Best Buy was having $300 off but you can get that deal now.

 

Thanks



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Posted Nov 9, 2017 - 6:04 am

Anyone see any good deals on the Note 8? I saw where Best Buy was having $300 off but you can get that deal now.

 

Thanks

 

If you are a member, Sam's has a $300 Sam's GC and waived activation fee on Samsung phones Saturday during their one day only sale.  



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Posted Nov 9, 2017 - 6:05 am

I am confused with Target's wording for the free iPhone 8 with activation.  Is it really free, or is it just 0 down with the payment plan?   I don't understand why they say "free" if you have to do the device payment plan.   :wacko:



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Posted Nov 9, 2017 - 6:25 am

I am confused with Target's wording for the free iPhone 8 with activation. Is it really free, or is it just 0 down with the payment plan? I don't understand why they say "free" if you have to do the device payment plan. :wacko:


Free refers to the $250 gift card you will receive, not the phone itself.


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Posted Nov 9, 2017 - 6:36 am

I'm waiting on the TMobile sale/ad. Been with them 100 yrs but now that kids are teens, I need better phones. Hard to let go though as we have unlimited everything (grandfathered in).

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Posted Nov 9, 2017 - 10:46 am

Seen any online deals on Iphone 8?   Gift cards only in store??



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Posted Nov 9, 2017 - 6:03 pm

It certainly does suck and my carrier (Verizon) charges more for a single line plan.  All carriers may do that though?  I don't really know.  Unfortunately for me though, Verizon has the best coverage for my area and my travel habits.  I'll be eligible for an upgrade during the holiday season but am going to have to think long and hard and probably visit a store for some assistance in deciding what, if anything, to do.  

You may want to check out Straight Talk or Total Wireless.  In our area they pull off Verizon towers but the plans are much less.  We use Total Wireless.  We pay 114.00 for 4 lines, which includes unlimited talk and text and 25 GB data.  For a single line you can choose the 25.00 plan which includes no data, or the 35.00 plan which includes 8 GB data (I think).



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Posted Nov 16, 2017 - 8:58 am

Most of the ads are offering gift cards with an iPhone 8 and activation.  How does this work?  We are currently AT&T customers with no contract and iPhone 5s devices.  Do I simply walk into Walmart, but two phones, activate and leave with my existing account plus amortized phone payments and a gift car?  Or do I have to switch from one carrier to the other to get the gift cards?  





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