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When you're getting beaten down by your larger and smaller rivals, it's time for desperate measures. And there's certainly a hint of that with Sprint's latest offer for AT&T and Verizon customers: Switch over to Sprint starting on December 5 and your cellphone bill will get cut in half. The ca...

December 2nd 2014 at 6:49pm 0 Comments
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Some Americans have no doubt been tempted by T-Mobile's willingness to pay early termination fees for switchers, but the offer has many catches -- you have to jump ship from a major carrier, for one thing. However, the network tells Re/code that its requirements will soon loosen up. It plans to ex...

January 16th 2014 at 5:46pm 0 Comments

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top...

January 9th 2014 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Well, we knew T-Mobile was promising an "easy transition" for Sidekick owners once Danger's long-running cloud service was shut down later this spring, and we now finally have the details on exactly what that transition will entail. According to a letter sent to Sidekick owners and obtained by TmoN...

March 3rd 2011 at 1:48pm 0 Comments
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Congratulations Verizon, you're the latest wireless provider to lose a class-action early termination fee-related lawsuit! It's a dispute that's been circulating in courts since 2008, and while the settlement was agreed upon quickly, there were a few lingering appeals that have taken this long to ge...

July 2nd 2010 at 11:51am 0 Comments
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Any geek who can get FiOS, has FiOS; but there are plenty out there who live in a area with the all fiber service and don't subscribe. We're sure there are plenty of really lame reasons not to switch, but not wanting to sign a two-year commitment isn't one of them. For whatever reason most don't re...

June 22nd 2010 at 11:26pm 0 Comments
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So look, we know the dilemma you're in. You nabbed that iPhone 3G or 3GS a little late in the game, and now you've got to wait until December in order to snag the iPhone 4 at a discounted rate. Lucky for you, Apple and AT&T have worked to give folks like you a little leniency, with existing AT&...

June 7th 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments