Tag Archive: Fees


Verizon raising monthly fees, lowering deductibles and adding new benefits for Total Mobile Protection plan

There are a few changes coming to Verizon’s Total Mobile Protection that you need to know about.

For a lot of us, phone insurance of one sort or another is a must-have. If your phone gets stolen or lost, or even if you bust the screen (and you will) getting a replacement at a fraction of the cost is easier on the pockets than just buying another phone or parts outright, and hey, who doesn’t like easier, right?

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Cell carriers waive fees to following earthquake and hurricane Irma

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have waived fees following deadly earthquake.

Following a deadly earthquake of the Mexican coast, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all announced they will be waiving fees for anyone calling to the region. The earthquake has been said by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to be the strongest earthquake felt by the country in 100 years. The death toll from the earthquake has already reached 61, a number that will unfortunately but surely rise. We have  [Read More…]

Carriers waiving fees for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey

Carriers are helping customers stay connected in their time of need.

Carriers in the U.S. have all released news that they are waiving some fees and overages for customers in some areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. During any disaster, your phone is one of the best ways to stay abreast on news and weather information as well as communicating with friends, family or emergency services. It’s great to see carriers come forward with any type of relief during difficult  [Read More…]

No more service fees and wait times: Fix your electronics yourself for $7

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on an awesome screwdriver set!

Jackyled’s 45 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set is currently available at Amazon for just $ 6.92 when you enter promo code ZDAU28AE at checkout to save $ 4 off this item’s regular price.

Featuring a tweezer, handle, extension bar and 42 screwdriver bits, this set is a great option for repairing smaller objects like phones, laptops, watches or eyeglasses. It  [Read More…]

EU roaming fees are no more

Roaming fees between operators in EU member states have been abolished — but future for UK customers + visitors remains unclear.

European roaming fees, finally, are no more. The cost of roaming within Europe — using one EU country’s SIM card in another — has been growing more affordable for the past three years. But now roaming charges have, for the most part, finally been abolished. “Roam Like at Home” applies to voice calls, texts and data  [Read More…]

How to save money on roaming fees outside the UK

Using your phone abroad can be expensive — but with a little planning, it’s easy to save a lot of money.

If you’re unprepared, using your phone overseas can add hundreds of pounds to the cost of a trip abroad, in the form of an enormous roaming bill when you return home. Fortunately, international roaming is more affordable than ever. Depending on your network and circumstances, it’s easy to keep costs to a minimum. And even  [Read More…]

Microsoft wins patent court battle against Google to lower licensing fees

Microsoft has scored a victory against Google in the courts. Redmond won an appeals court ruling that could lower the rates numerous electronics makers pay to license technology for smartphones and personal computers. The appeals court in San Francisco upheld a $ 14.5 million jury verdict against Google for unfairly demanding excess amounts from Microsoft for patents covering Wi-Fi and video downloads.

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Sprint is offering to reimburse all fees for customers to ditch current carriers

Sprint is now offering anyone who switches from their current wireless carrier to its service full reimbursement of both their termination fees and any remaining phone payments.

This is just the latest effort from Sprint to get new customers. The company says that it will pay off any remaining fees and costs from former carriers “no matter what is owed.”

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Canada ready to give retailers an out for Google Wallet fees that don’t exist

It seems that the Canadian government is mulling over a proposal, which could be announced as early as this week, to give retailers the ability to reject Google Wallet (and mobile payments in general), The Wall Street Journal reported today.

FTC claims T-Mobile charged customers millions for bogus SMS subscription fees [Updated]

Update: T-Mobile CEO John Legere has posted a public response to these claims, saying they are “unfounded and without merit.” He goes on to talk about T-Mobile’s proactive response to these issues as compared to the competition. You can find the full statement at the T-Mobile Newsroom

Original story: The Federal Trade Commission says that T-Mobile has placed “hundreds of millions” of dollars in bogus charges into customer bills. In a press release issued today, the  [Read More…]