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[Deal]: Grab a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Radio Shack for $79.99 with a new two year contract


Were you interested in getting a Samsung Galaxy S5 at launch but were deterred by its pricetag?

Well now might be a good time to pounce.

The Samsung flagship is currently on sale for only $79.99 (with a new two-year contract) at Radio Shack.

If you need a refresher on what the device has to offer, check out our review here.

Source: Radio Shack 

Radio Shack offers new trade in program, up to $300 credit toward purchase of any Samsung device


Radio Shack is unveiling a new deal that will allow customers to trade in their old devices for an in-store credit toward the purchase of any Samsung device.

There are a few caveats, however. The Samsung device you are getting in return must be branded by Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, and the amount of credit you receive for your trade-in varies by device and the accessories that you trade in along with the device. According to Radio Shack, the only two devices that will get you a $300 credit are the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the AT&T 64GB iPhone 5. You also have to sign a new 2-year contract with the purchase of your Samsung phone.

The deal ends on July 7th, so if you’re looking to get a new phone, you may want to take advantage of this program.

Source: Radio Shack

Radio Shack and Cricket pair up to offer new contract-free plans and two devices to go along with it

Radio Shack and Cricket have come together to offer a couple of new contract-free mobile plans along with two devices for budget friendly customers. Here’s what you can expect:

$25 per month

  • 300 voice minutes
  • Unlimited data access
  • Unlimited texting
  • Call waiting
  • Three-way calling.

$35 per month

  • 1000 voice minutes
  • Unlimited data access
  • Unlimited texting
  • Call waiting
  • Three-way calling.

$50 per month

  • Unlimited voice minutes
  • First gigabyte of data will run at full 3G speeds
  • Unlimited access to music through Cricket’s Muve Music service

$60 per month

  • Unlimited voice minutes
  • First 2.5GB of data at 3G
  • Tethering
  • Unlimited access to music through Cricket’s Muve Music service

To go along with these new plans, Radio Shack is offering two separate devices. First we have the Huawei Pillar, a feature phone equipped with a QWERTY keyboard, a built-in camera, and access to the mobile Web for $39.99. The Pillar is available through either the $25 or $35 feature phone plan.

Then we have the Huawei Mercury Ice Android smartphone. Powered by a 1.4GHz processor and Android 2.3, the Mercury Ice offers a 4-inch WVGA screen and an 8-megapixel camera. The phone will cost $149.99 and can be paired with either the $50 or $60 smartphone plan.

Any Cricket users out there willing to give these plans/phones a shot?

source: c| net

Radio Shack and AT&T offering HTC One X for $99 on July 29th

Radio Shack has officially confirmed our previous report that the AT&T HTC Once X‘s price will be slashed in half to $99 starting July 29th. This move is likely due to the Samsung Galaxy S III‘s monstrous sales numbers and this could be HTC’s way of attempting to keep up. AT&T is also going to drop the price as well and it’s been reported that they already have, but we just checked online and at the time of this post, it still shows $199.

While the One X is a couple of months older than the S III, it’s still an Android powerhouse and at this price it would be hard to pass up. Any one out there planning on taking advantage of this price?

source: CNET

[Deal] Radio Shack Wireless Offering Sprint’s Pebble Blue 16GB Galaxy SIII For $149.99

Considering the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most hyped phone currently out, who wouldn’t want to pick up this phone on a sweet deal right? Radio Shack has your back and is currently offering the Sprint Galaxy SIII (Pebble Blue, 16GB) for just $149.99 for those opening a new account or upgrading their current device. In case you haven’t read about the phones specs enough, the Galaxy S III sports a 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED display, Android 4.0.4 (with TouchWiz overlay), 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera and 1.9MP FFC, and all powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. If the specs still aren’t convincing you about this device, then check out our review of the Galaxy S III!

If you’re a Sprint customer looking for an affordable super-phone upgrade, then this should be right up your alley. Any of our Sprint readers looking to take advantage of this deal? Hit up the source link!

source: Radio Shack

Pre-order your Virgin Mobile HTC EVO V 4G at Radio Shack today


Have you been thinking about a switch to a pre-paid mobile service? Many people are getting sick of the whole 2yr contract thing, especially as the carriers seem to be focusing less on what the customer wants. If this is a consideration of yours, you may want to check out this deal at Radio Shack. You can now pre-order a Virgin Mobile branded HTC EVO V 4G for $299.99. This EVO V is no slouch, packed with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Sense 3.6, a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, a 3D and 5MP rear-facing shooter, a 1.3 mp front facing camera , 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. This just might be the Android you’re looking for. Even more enticing is the low-low price of a $35 plan with unlimited data and 300 minutes of talk time from Virgin Mobile. Check out the source for the deal now.

source: radioshack

Radio Shack To Offer Pre-Order For AT&T HTC One X Starting April 22

The AT&T HTC One X smartphone is one step closer to being a reality in the States. Our friends at Android Central apparently got some interesting developments regarding the anticipated device. According to a leaked document, Radio Shack is offering up a pre-order of the device starting tomorrow, April 22nd for a mere $149 and adds the device will be available on May 6. Furthermore, customers will also have the ability to use a code on their receipt to get free downloads of seven Coldplay songs. The leaked document also has additional information regarding employee training and briefings on the device. It looks as if Radio Shack will have thorough training so they will be able to answer all questions on the device, a vast accessory list and Zagg shields which will be available for the smartphone.

Well folks, it looks like we’re almost closer to having the device in our hands. Be sure to hit the break to see additional photos. Read more

Select Radio Shack stores receiving Verizon Galaxy Nexus for a ridiculous price of $799 off contract, $299 on contract

It looks like this week is officially the Galaxy Nexus week. The news of the Galaxy Nexus has been going non stop for a fee months now, but things are only heating up with the release this Friday. Just in case your local Verizon store sells out, we just wanted to let you know that you can head over to Radio Shack as select stores are receiving the most coveted phone in the land. Of course Best Buy is another option.

What really concerns me is the price. The $299 with a 2-year contract price is fine, but the whopping $799 off contract price is insane. Let’s hope Verizon stores don’t go that high because  an unlocked version (GSM) is cheaper.

[via androidcentral]


HTC Rhyme Hitting Target Exclusively At Target On Sept. 30th With $50 Trade-in

A tip from phandroid reports that Target Mobile will be exclusively selling the HTC Rhyme (aka HTC Bliss) tomorrow the 30th. During their exclusive third-party period of three weeks, Target Mobile will also be offering a “Trade and Save” deal taking off $50 bucks off by trading in qualified phone up to Oct. 8th. This will take the final price of the Rhyme down to $149.99 on contract. Don’t forget, the Rhyme is supposed to be a winner with the ladies that comes with a glowing charm that lights up when you get a notification on the phone. Come on, you know you want that charm. Anyone going to be grabbing one?

[via phandroid]