The people’s champ: Verizon is most favorable carrier

Remember those “Can you hear me now?” Verizon commercials? Turns out there’s actually some truth to those messages. The people have spoken and Verizon is the most favorable cell phone carrier in the nation based on an annual Consumer Reports survey of 63,253 subscribers around the country. Out of the four big carriers, Verizon led the way… Read More

Apple's University Village store. (Credit: Apple)

The best places to buy your cell phone: Apple and Costco

These two retail experiences couldn’t be anymore different. Apple stores are sleek, cool minimalist environments, typically tucked in high-traffic urban shopping centers. Costco, on the other hand, is a no-frills big box that packs thousands of products to the ceilings in its suburban locations. But both retail environments are good at one thing: Selling cell… Read More


New outlet for T-Mobile phones: Family Dollar discount stores

Looks like T-Mobile is serious about this whole low-cost wireless provider thing. Two weeks after inking a deal to sell mobile phones at 7-Eleven stores, the Bellevue company tonight announced a retail agreement with Family Dollar stores. The discount chain will sell a prepaid T-Mobile phone, the LG GS170, for $30 in nearly 6,000 of… Read More