Consumer Cellular Intros EasyPay Financing Program
Consumer Cellular today announced its own smartphone financing program, called EasyPay. EasyPay is available to consumers purchasing smartphones that cost $300 and up. The program requires a $100 down payment, and then monthly payments of $25 that are added to the service plan fees until the device is paid off. A $300 phone, for example, would take eight months to pay off entirely after the $100 down payment and monthly installments. There are no financing costs associated with EasyPay. Consumer Cellular said the LG 930 is the first device compatible with EasyPay. Other devices that can be financed will debut throughout the remainder of the year. EasyPay is a response to similar programs introduced by Cricket Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.
T-Mobile Rolls Out Another BOGO
T-Mobile today announced a buy-one, get-one deal that sees major discounts on top phones. T-Mobile says 12 flagship devices from the likes of Apple, LG, and Samsung qualify for the promotion, including the iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, G6, V30, S8, Note8 and others.
Google Home Max Now Available for $399; Verizon Discounts LG V30
Verizon Wireless today began selling the Google Home Max in-home assistant and speaker. The Max relies on the same Google Assistant that powers the Google Home and Google Home Mini devices, but packages the voice-based tool in a larger, music-focused box.
Consumer Cellular Adds Alcatel Pop 3 and Others to Lineup
Consumer Cellular recently added four phones to its roster of inexpensive devices, including the Alcatel Pop 3. The Pop 3 (pictured) has a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen, 1.1 GHz quad-core processor with 8 GB of storage, 5-megapixel camera, and FM radio.
Apple Extends iPhone Upgrade Program to Online Sales
Apple is now offering consumers the option to select its iPhone Upgrade Program when purchasing an iPhone via the Apple web site. Apple first rolled out the program last year with the debut of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
Not really a response if you ask me. More like a wimper.