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10 Sep: Mobile Phone Plans Have Morphed: 5 Things to Know

With Apple’s new phones coming, along with Samsung’s Note 4 and Note Edge, you may be thinking about upgrading.

What you may not know is things have changed with carrier plans too, giving you more options.

In the old days (about six months ago), a two-year contract was the gold standard. Now new carrier monthly installment billing options without contracts are gaining popularity with consumers, especially those with family plans.

Here’s what’s so appealing about this new option:

1. Pay $0 down
Well-qualified customers can leave the store with a new Apple iPhone or Samsung Note for $0.

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03 Apr: EPA Names Best Buy 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year

AWD_POY2014lgBest Buy is the only consumer electronics retailer to be named 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ceremonies recognizing Best Buy’s  substantial contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and educating consumers about energy efficiency will be held on April 29 in Washington, D.C.

Here’s why the EPA named Best Buy a Partner of the Year:

Just last year, U.S. customers bought more than 20 million ENERGY STAR certified products, helping save more than $76 million in utility bills.

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12 Mar: Here Comes the Sun: Affordable Solar Power from SolarCity Now in Select Best Buy Stores

BBYSolarCityAccess to solar power just became easier and more convenient.

SolarCity, the nation’s largest residential solar power provider, is now offering its services at approximately 60 Best Buy stores  in Arizona, California, Hawaii, New York and Oregon. Keep in mind that just last year, solar power became the second-largest source of new electricity generating capacity in the U.S., behind only natural gas.

From re/code to the Los Angeles Times – this new partnership’s grabbing headlines – with SolarCity executive Jonathan Bass observing that partnerships like this one with Best Buy allow the provider to address the outdated perception that installing solar panels is complicated and costly.