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Apple offering free iPad engraving

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on October 26th, 2010

If you have been thinking about getting an iPad and wanted a two-line message on the back of it, then we have some good news. Apple is now finally offering free engraving for both the 3G and WiFi models like it does with iPods.

It’s no coincidence that this comes ahead of the holidays. The shipping time is one to three business days. Just make sure you think out the message, you or the recipient will be stuck with it forever. Or at least until you upgrade.

Microsoft giving free WP7 devices to AT&T workers

Posted in Microsoft by Conner Flynn on October 16th, 2010

It was rumored that Microsoft was giving out WP7 devices to its staff and now we have word that the company is also giving AT&T workers free WP7 devices to get the word out. An employee claims that about 100 devices were given out to those attending an event in Minneapolis, though it wasn’t confirmed if it was a US-wide policy or not. We assume not.

It also wasn’t mentioned which phone of the many WP7 devices were given out, but with the Samsung Focus being the first to ship, it’s likely that one.

FedEx to offer free Wi-Fi at its stores

Posted in Wi-Fi by Conner Flynn on October 7th, 2010

If you spend much time in a FedEx office, we have some good news. FedEx has announced that it’s offering free Wi-Fi access to about 1,000 of its FedEx Office Print & Ship Center locations around the US. It will be powered by AT&T and will be arriving in its other stores by the end of October, bringing the total number of locations that offer free Wi-Fi closer to 1,600 in all.

That includes former Kinkos stores, which FedEx recently took over. The idea is to draw in extra business customers who need to keep working while they’re shipping packages.

Apple stopping free iPhone 4 case program on September 30th

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on September 12th, 2010

Remember when “antennagate” turned into a big deal and Steve Jobs went out on stage and offered everyone a free case, as well as extending the normal 14-day return policy to 30-days? Good times. But, now it’s September 12th today, and the program is closing in 18 days.

While Apple is ending the overall program, which meant that owners of the iPhone 4 could get a free case, it also meant that Apple’s return policy was “upgraded” from 14-days to 30, and the traditional restocking fee of 10% was waived. But, those two features are going back to their old ways.

TomTom offers free iPhone 4 adapter for Car Kit

Posted in TomTom by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2010

In order to maintain compatibility with Apple’s latest iPhone, TomTom is now including a simple adapter for all Car Kit orders going out on September 1st or later. Good news for sure.

But if you ordered one before that, you can apply for a freebie to be sent your way. It’s either that or go all DIY to create something that looks like the insert above. It’s up to you, but free is easiest.

Sam’s Club to offer free WiFi

Posted in Wi-Fi by Conner Flynn on August 11th, 2010

Soon when you hit Sam’s Club to stock up on toilet paper and fruit loops, you’ll also be able to get free internet. That’s because Sam’s Club is working with AT&T to add free WiFi to all its US stores by November. The store will also enable connectivity for its IPTVs so customers can view Web applications like Facebook and Pandora on big-screen TVs before they decide to buy.

Sam’s Club is also planning a smart phone app that will include access to discounts, product information and user reviews.

Samsung sending free Galaxy S handsets to unhappy iPhone 4 users on Twitter?

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2010

Samsung has been quietly giving out free Galaxy S handsets (the European version) to a few lucky British Twitter users. Apparently four of them were complaining about their iPhone 4s, while the fifth guy needed help to choose between the Desire, iPhone 4 and Galaxy S.

It looks like they are only picking certain ones though for some cheap publicity. For instance, Tiffany works in Digital Marketing for Condé Nast. The other ones also appear to be involved in marketing or publishing, with the exception of one student.

Free iPhone 4 Bumper Cases will cost Apple $175 million

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2010

Apple’s recent offer of free bumper cases for the iPhone 4 is generous. Not as generous as a well engineered phone, but still. The move will cost quite a bit. One analyst had previously speculated that a full hardware recall would set Apple back $1.5B. Apple has announced a figure that is a bit easier to swallow.

The free bumper cases for the iPhone 4 will cost the company $175 million. But one still has to ask, how does such an engineering snafu get past Apple in the first place? One wonders if they were trying to save money for some reason. This whole issue is very unlike Apple.

Google Open Spot lets Android users find free parking spaces

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on July 11th, 2010

Google’s latest initiative is called Open Spot. It’s an Android (2.0 and up) application that allows you to search for unclaimed spaces that have been reported by other Open Spot users. Once users head elsewhere, it allows you to mark your spot as open and available. Once a spot is marked, the color gradually goes from red to yellow the longer it remains unclaimed.

Engadget checked it out and they generally like it, however they feel that the ability to add notes to each marked place is needed. There should be a way to see whether a spot is metered, covered by a strange city permit law etc. Hopefully an update will enable comments.

Pre Plus and Pixi Plus free on contract, with free accessories

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on July 4th, 2010

To celebrate the opening of the new HP Wireless store, the company is now offering both the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus, on AT&T or Verizon, free of charge, but for a limited time only. The handsets also feature free shipping, and the Pre even comes with free accessories like a Bluetooth headset, car charger and leather case.

Poor Sprint still expects buyers to pay cash money for these handsets. If you’ve been thinking about these handsets, it looks like now would be the time to get one.

Dell offering HTC Aria for free

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2010

Want to get the HTC Aria for free? Of course you do. Luckily for you, Dell is offering the HTC Aria for free, instead of having to get it for $129.99 from AT&T. Gotta be a catch right? Of course there is. You and I weren’t born yesterday, if we had been we would be sucking our thumbs and getting our arses powdered.

This deal is available only for those who want to open a new AT&T account, making it a lot less attractive than free. Existing AT&T subscribers whose plans are up and are looking for Android will need $129.99 after all.

T-Mobile to give away free phones on Father’s Day

Posted in T-Mobile by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2010

T-Mobile has announced that it will offer a Father’s Day promotion on Saturday, June 19 where all phones in its stores will be free. That should make dads happy. The phones are free as long as customers sign up for a new family plan or add a line to an existing family plan on a two-year contract. They can get both regular and smartphones without any cost beyond the service.

Handsets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. T-Mobile also says that there won’t be any rainchecks or exchanges after Saturday. To be clear, a family plan is made up of at least two users, and up to five free handsets can be put under the deal, each with its own two-year contract.

Sony thinks about charging for PSN

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2010

One of the advantages of owning a PS3 over an Xbox 360 is that Microsoft charges for its Xbox Live service and PSN is free. But maybe not for long. You may or may not have to pay for PSN in the future.

In November, a presentation slide revealed that Sony had a paid subscription plan in the works for PSN. And now Peter Dille in an interview with IGN says that “it’s something we’re thinking about”.

McDonald’s expands free Wi-Fi to 11,500 U.S. locations

Posted in Wi-Fi by Conner Flynn on January 21st, 2010

McDonalds isn’t just expanding stomachs across the nation, they have also expanded their free Wi-Fi to 11,500 new locations starting last Friday. So it’s finally here free Wi-Fi fans.

It used to cost $2.95 for two hours. McDonald’s even offers an easy lookup site, letting you know if the wireless connectivity is available in your area. Hey, it’s free, there are fries and burgers and if you’re lucky maybe you run into Grimace or the Hamburglar while you are tweeting away.

Verizon offers free replacement battery covers for the DROID

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2010

Have you been having problems with a loose battery cover on your Motorola Droid? Maybe you’ve lost the battery cover completely because of it. Well, if you need a battery cover for your Droid, Verizon Wireless is now offering replacement battery covers with overnight shipping, and it’s totally free.

Replacement covers normally cost about $5, so it isn’t surprising that since these are free, Verizon has run out of inventory. No word yet on when they will get another shipment, but it won’t hurt to keep watching Verizon’s site if you need one.