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Off-contract iPhone 5S, 5C come to Cricket

Customers of the prepaid network can begin ordering Apple's new iPhones online, for $500 and $600, respectively.

By Oct. 25, 2013


AT&T says Next plan adoption exceeding expectations

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega said he expects 10 percent of its customers will sign up for the early upgrade plan.

By Nov. 12, 2013


Sprint Easy Pay revives early phone upgrade option

After killing off the One Up plan last week, Sprint quickly reintroduces a new upgrade program to take its place.

By Jan. 16, 2014


Doctor Who leads iPlayer's biggest day ever

iPlayer had its biggest day ever on New Year’s Day thanks to Doctor Who and Eastenders, as tablet viewing overtakes PCs for the first time.

By Jan. 8, 2014


Verizon CFO: Abandoning subsidies would be a mistake

Though carriers have moved more agressively to offer installment plans to subscribers, Verizon's CFO still sees risk in that area.

By Mar. 10, 2014


Apple offers installment payments to customers in China

The company's move makes it easier for Chinese customers to pay for its products.

By Jan. 16, 2013


Sprint confirms 'One Up' early phone upgrade program

As CNET previously reported, Sprint is following in the path of its fellow wireless carriers. Customers get a break on a service plan in exchange for the monthly payments for their device.

By Sep. 20, 2013


Verizon revamps prepaid wireless offer with new AllSet plans

Verizon Wireless is now offering its prepaid customers the option to carry extra data over into the next month with its new AllSet plans and a la carte data offers.

By Mar. 3, 2014


Amazon offers Kindle Fire HDX tablets on a payment plan

The online retailer offers the option of buying the Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 in four installments paid over nine months.

By Dec. 15, 2013


AT&T: People really like our Next upgrade program

A growing percentage of people are opting to pay for their phones and take the lower service fee.

By Jan. 28, 2014