Grab your tech passport and travel to Berlin for the massive IFA consumer-electronics trade show.
iPhone fans, you can still take advantage of carriers' hot deals, but see the new devices in person to ensure you're getting the right one, says CNET's Marguerite Reardon in this edition of Ask Maggie.
The carrier's new family plan model rewards customers who band together and guarantees at least $15 trade-in value for any phone.
The carrier will also offer up to $350 per line to T-Mo subscribers to cover costs related to switching networks.
Both carriers have similar programs that allow customers to carry unused data from one month to the next, but it's not as simple as it sounds. This is how these rollover data plans really work.
Like the carriers and other retailers, Target will offer the new iPhone for preorder on September 12 -- a week before it officially goes on sale.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon touts T-Mobile's new no-contract plans for iPhone users jumping ship from other carriers, and offers advice on which trade-in program to use.
Customers can trade in their existing iPhones (or other smartphones) for a better monthly rate.
Microsoft is offering MacBook Air owners up to $650 in store credit for trading in their Apple devices for its new Surface Pro 3 tablets.
The trade-in promotion is a promising idea for the struggling company, but will iPhone owners go for it?
Apple has sued Ericsson, arguing that the Swedish company is charging too much on royalties that are not "essential" to industry cellular standards.