Black Friday - Cyber Monday Tips, Tricks & Smartphone Deals Round-Up



At Wireless and Mobile News, we are grateful for your continued readership and support.  We'd like to remind you of some of our favorite survival tips and tricks for deals on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond into the holiday season, as well as show you all the latest deals.

Sales Started Already
If you are not busy today, Thanksgiving, many of the online retailers have started their sales.

As we reported yesterday, Wirefly has already started their Pre-Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale, with free activation for AT&T and Verizon.  Other Wirefly deals include deep discounts on the Samsung Fascinate, LG Vortex and Samsung Intercept (read all Wirefly deals).

Amazon Wireless Beta
has some great offers running until midnight tonight on the Samsung Captivate  ($.01), Droid X ($49.99), Samsung Fascinate ($29.99), HTC HD7 ($49.99), T-Mobile G2 ($49.99), and BlackBerry Torch ($.01)  (see all Amazon deals today).

Update 11/25/10 12:57 PM  - We just checked the Verizon website, and all Black Friday deals are live now.

Before buying, it's always a good idea to read reviews of the smartphones - more than one review to get an idea of what many reviewers are saying.  If you don't have the time to read all the reviews, Wireless and Mobile News' Review of Reviews distills reviews into a condensed read with all the information you need.

Refresh Yourself & Your Browser
When much anticipated smartphones go on sale, and there is a chance of them selling out, we found that night owls who shop online in the wee hours of the morning have an advantage.  Internet traffic soars on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  If you are up late, try ordering after midnight.  If you get an error message showing that the website is overloaded, when you click back, be sure to refresh your browser (Ctrl R in Firefox/Chrome or F5 in Internet Explorer).  When you've finished ordering, you can relax, knowing you don't have to go to the store.

Since last week, we've been getting all the BlackFriday Deals through Cyber Monday Deals ready for you.  Here's what we've found so far.

Black Friday Only Deals

  • AT&T -  refurb iPhone 4 super discounts.
  • Verizon - free Bluetooth Jawbone Icon Hero earphone, Samsung Continuum ($99.99), free LG Vortex, and BlackBerry Bold 9650 ($49.99).  Verizon has Buy One Get One free offers on Android an' Droid smartphones, as well as feature/messaging phones throughout the weekend until Cyber Monday.


All Days

  • U.S. Cellular -$150.00 smartphone activation credit and slashed prices on Android smartphones.  Runs until Monday.
  • Wirefly - free activation on AT&T and Verizon - lasts until Monday with deals through the weekend - incredible deals on Droid Incredible, Android an' Droid smartphones.
  • Amazon Wireless Beta - free activation and one-cent BlackBerry smartphones with a contract.


Cyber Monday Deals

  • AT&T deals throughout the weekend - end with a one-cent Cyber Monday rotating high-end smartphone sale.


Ending Later

T-Mobile buy one Windows Phone (HTC HD7), get one free.  Read HTC HD7 review.