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15 Sep: September Is Smartphone Season

Two of the largest smartphone companies — Samsung and Apple — recently announced their latest devices, and they can be in your hands real soon.

These phones have fresh features, cool accessories and Best Buy is the place to get them.  

But buying a phone has changed a lot over the past few years. Read on to find out what you need to know as you get ready to upgrade.

New phone features and how to get them at Best Buy

Boasting big screens, advanced cameras and wireless charging capabilities, the new phones from Samsung and Apple are rejoicing tech fans left and right.

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27 May: Best Buy Aims To Simplify Smartphone Shopping

The smartphone industry has changed significantly in recent years as the category as evolved because of changes like installment billing, unlimited data plans and the proliferation of prepaid and unlocked devices.

This shift has created more options and choice for consumers, but it has also made it more confusing and complicated to choose the right device and plan.

That’s why Best Buy is revamping the mobile departments in our stores and enhancing the online presence at BestBuy.com to create a better, easier, more seamless shopping experience for customers.

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09 Oct: 5 Things You Need To Know When Trading in Your Phone

There’s nothing like the feeling of a brand new smartphone with the newest technology at your fingertips (not to mention the bragging rights) – and the feeling is even better if you can get some money back for the outdated one.

That’s where Best Buy steps in. With our trade-in program, you can get money back for that cellphone you no longer need, based on the condition and original accessories you bring in.

Here are five tips to make sure that process goes smoothly:

  1. Get an estimate.
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15 Dec: Holiday Tech Advice On-The-Go: Geek Squad Arrives at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

DSC_8651Over the past several years, Chicago O’Hare International Airport has been one of the five busiest airports in the U.S., with more than five million passengers coming through the airport in December.* Like 94 percent of all adult travelers, O’Hare travelers rely on electronic devices to keep themselves busy as they make their trek home for the holidays.** Dead device? No problem. Tablet that won’t play that favorite holiday movie for the billionth time? Don’t sweat it.

 

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Geek Squad Agents will come to the rescue from 8 a.m.

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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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10 Mar: VIDEO: A 90 Second Multi-Screen March Madness Game Plan

Hope you’ve polished your “going out” shoes.

It’s time for the Big Dance.

With the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament just days ahead, Best Buy’s showcasing four fantastic ways for you to enjoy Multi-Screen March Madness in the 90-second video above.

Then again, if you aren’t into incredibly easy video tutorials and would rather read a how-to, check out the following can’t-fail game plan.

 

Pick up the most baller apps out there

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27 Jan: A Second-Screen Success: Watch the Winter Olympics in Ultra HD or on your Tablet and Smartphone

What’s better than the 2014 Winter Olympics?

Watching the world’s greatest snow season athletes wherever and however you want.

From Feb. 7-23, catch all the action not only on your TV, but also on your tablet or smartphone.

According to NBC, 15 sports + 98 medal events = 1,000 hours of coverage running day and night.

So whether you’re thinking of upgrading your smartphone, tablet or HDTV, splurging on a 4K TV, or seeking out the best mobile apps for the Winter Games — Best Buy has you covered.

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17 Jan: From Ultra HDTVs to the Best Mobile Apps: How to Make Watching the Big Game a Winner

The biggest TV event of the year is just days away.

Still need the right TV to host your party for the Big Game, or unsure which sound bar to add?

Or maybe you’re searching for the best mobile apps to complement six hours of football and commercial watching.

Bottom line: The NFL title game is a great excuse to buy the new TV you’ve been eyeing.

LED, Plasma, LCD, OLED, 4K TV, Ultra HDTV … there’s a lot of amazing technology to choose from, and the good news is Best Buy has you covered.

15 Mar: Best Buy Offering Pre-Registrations for Samsung Galaxy S4

Customers can sign up on BestBuy.com to receive text message notifications of pre-sale and in-store dates

Best Buy is now offering pre-registrations for the Samsung Galaxy S4 on BestBuy.com and in all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores.

The pre-registration process is simple. Customers visit www.bestbuy.com/thenextbigthing and sign up to receive text message notifications when the Samsung Galaxy S4 is available for pre-sale on their selected mobile carrier. They will also receive a text message notification when the phone is available for purchase at Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile and on BestBuy.com.