Best Buy Confirms It's Disconnecting Best Buy Connect
Best Buy today said that it will suspend its Best Buy Connect mobile broadband service starting June 20. Its existing customer base, which numbers about 11,000 subscribers, will be given the opportunity to transfer their service to another provider. "We have decided to exit this business after re-evaluating the priorities of the newly formed Connectivity Business Group, determining that we can achieve greater growth and customer satisfaction by delivering mobile broadband support in ways other than an exclusive Best Buy branded service," a Best Buy spokesperson confirmed to AllThingsD. The service was launched in 2010. Best Buy will waive early termination fees and offer gift cards to customers.
T-Mobile Rolls Out Buy-One, Get-One Offer for Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6
T-Mobile said shoppers will be able to score a free Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, or LG G6 or V20 (pictured) through a new buy-one, get-one offer that kicks off June 16. Existing T-Mobile customers need to buy both phones on an installment plan and subscribe to an unlimited data service plan in order to qualify.
Samsung Releases Pink Gold Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung today announced a pink gold version of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The new color will be available only at Best Buy stores in the U.S.
Best Buy Scores Electric Blue Galaxy S5
Best Buy today announced the August 17 availability of an electric blue Samsung Galaxy S5, a color exclusive to the big box retailer. The blue GS5 will be available to AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless customers for $99 with a new two-year contract, which represents a savings of $100 off the normal contract price.
Sprint Intros Service Plan Only for Best Buy Customers
Sprint recently announced the Best Buy One Plan, a plan that includes a smartphone and service for a single monthly price. According to Sprint, Best Buy shoppers (who have good credit) can lease an iPhone 6 16GB with unlimited talk, text, and data for no money down for $65 per month.