Wireless carriers and handset makers are offering up a bevy of discounts and deals for "Cyber Monday" today, a day that has become devoted to online retailing following the traditional "Black Friday" retail rush after Thanksgiving.
Sprint (NYSE:S) is among the companies pushing deals for Cyber Monday and is continuing to offer customers the ability to save up to $100 on any phone when they switch their number to Sprint (Sprint started the $100 promotion late last month). Additionally, the carrier is offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and LG G2 for free with a new line of service and two-year service agreement. Those two smartphones are among Sprint's fist tri-mode LTE devices, and the carrier is keen to get them into the hands of its customers.
Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Motorola Mobile unit is another company offering a high-profile deal for its Moto X smartphones, though its discount has encountered some hiccups. The company said it will be selling the 16 GB, no-contract version of its Moto X smartphone for $349, down $150 from its original price. However, the company tweeted that its website had been overwhelmed with traffic as a result of the deal, though it appeared to be up and running as of mid-morning today.
Other wireless carriers are also offering a range of deals for Cyber Monday, according to MyRatePlan.com. Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ), for example, is offering a white version of the LG G2 for free with a two-year contract as well as $0 shipping. AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) is offering the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Moto X and HTC One for free with new two-year contract when customers switch.
Additionally, T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) is extending its Black Friday offer of $0 down for its smartphones into Cyber Monday, including the new iPhone 5s and 5c. However, customers will still have to pay off the full cost of the device under T-Mobile's Simple Choice plans despite the $0 down teaser price.
- see this MyRatePlan.com release
- see this The Verge article
- see this GigaOM article
- see this MobileBurn article
- see this 9to5Mac article
- see this WSJ article (sub. req.)
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