We've been looking for the best Cyber Monday-Week deals for our readers and if you want to switch to prepaid or get a new smartphone or tablet we found some excellent bargains from Best Buy, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, Verizon Wireless and AT&T.
Update November 23, 2014:The incredible Samsung Galaxy S5 for $1 deal is now live at Best Buy for Black Friday 2014. iPad Air 2 deals are coming and we suspect that will sell out quickly. T-Mobile started its deals. Virgin Mobile has cut prices, already. Verizon deals are on the horizon. AT&T has not announced its daily deals. However, Sprint has some new deals ready
Virgin Mobile is still running it's BFD (Black Friday Deal) today with 50% of some of its best smartphones such as Save 50% Off the Virgin Mobile Supreme - for $149.99 . Cyber Monday deals started today, Sunday with great deals on HTC Desire ($179.99), Virgin Awe ($49.99) and Samsung Galaxy III 4G ($249.99) through Tuesday at 7:00 am EST. We checked today at Virgin Mobile and the iPhone 5 is 20% off and there are even more deals from Virgin Mobile.
We found out that Best Buy is giving out saving codes of up to $50 when you chose in-store pick-up for items bought online through Cyber Monday. In fact, we discovered that Best Buy online on Saturday through Cyber Monday is better than Walmart in some cases for mobile phones and when you throw a $5o coupon to spend after December 9, it is very compelling indeed.
Update November 23, 2014:The incredible Samsung Galaxy S5 for $1 deal is now live at Best Buy for Black Friday 2014. iPad Air 2 deals are coming and we suspect that will sell out quickly.
Yes there is a surprise gift from BestBuy, when you order online, you get a coupon code worth $50 to buy more online or in store when after December 9 through Christmas. Best Buy online until Saturday is better than Walmart in some cases for mobile phones when you factor in the $50 coupon that sends Best Buy over the top. The deal started today, Saturday and runs through Best Buy calls it "Get Up To A Free $50 Savings Code At BestBuy.com When You Choose Store Pickup. The official end date is 12/03, Cyber Monday. The value card gives you $10 per $100 purchased.
- We noticed today under under tablets, at BestBuy.com that prices were $50-$75 off the iPad Air, add another $50 that makes it very tempting.
Students really want smartphones, but parents usually don't want to pay the high price of data. In order to coax more family member onto the Sprint bandwagon. Sprint and Best Buy are offering free talk and text for student smartphones with one gigabyte of data for one year.
The price for the smartphone is the "Student-activated price," which is very close to the full unsubsidized price of the phones see chart below for student pricing. There is a $100 discount on the Samsung Galaxy S4 for activation. In case phone gets lost or damaged, you may want consider insurance.
After the one year when the student is addicted to smartphone use, someone will have to pay full price. Someone in the family must already have a Sprint line of service.