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RadioShack to offer iPhone 5s starting at $99 on a two-year, could be $0 with qualifying trade-in

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RadioShack to offer iPhone 5s starting at $99 on a two-year, could be $0 with qualifying trade-in
Even with the big push for device financing through programs like T-Mobile’s JUMP!, AT&T Next or Verizon Edge, two-year contracts hold appeal for a lot of people.

The Apple iPhone 5s is a proven best seller even at regular carrier subsidized prices, and it remains a resilient platform even when facing an onslaught of competitive flagships from Samsung and HTC. Even then, it is not unusual for third party indirect retailers to offer discounts to get customers in the door.

Of course, that is the key for places like Best Buy or Radio Shack, they take a haircut on mobile devices with the hopes that you will pick up extra accessories, maybe a computer or TV along the way too. Radio Shack is offering the 16GB Apple iPhone 5s for $99 on a two-year contract with either AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon.

If you happen to be upgrading from an Apple iPhone 4s, and you are willing to trade-in for it, Radio Shack will give you a $100 credit which then makes your new iPhone 5s free. That is a fine deal for Apple’s banner smartphone.

If you have been sitting on a 4s and waiting patiently for a good deal to upgrade to Apple’s latest and greatest, stop by a RadioShack location on Friday (it is an in-store deal only), and you may be able to pick up a new Apple iPhone 5s for free.

source: RadioShack

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posted on 17 Apr 2014, 22:22 2

1. alexboy20 (Posts: 15; Member since: 05 Apr 2014)


Why would anyone upgrade now ? Just wait for the hone 6

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 22:49 1

2. vishalaestro (Posts: 36; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


for people who still prefer smaller sized phones 5s will be the only option since iphone 6 will definitely be longer also iphone 5s is not a underpowered phone it's fast than anyother phone processor till now.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 00:14

4. blingblingthing (Posts: 417; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Why wouldn't it be fast seeing? it's not processing an HD screen with multiple home screens for one.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 02:27 1

6. Sauce (unregistered)


Unless youre a photographer, designer, or artist, and need to use a screen to check/show your work to people, what is the point in screen wars? To me, my Note and iPhone screen look the same, as well as my friends LG. It's nice for spec nerds but other than that... Why?.. Movies? All looks the same.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 02:31 1

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 1940; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


When a co-worker shows me videos on his iPhone 5, the screen is so tiny and low resolution, they are painful to watch. On my Note 3, videos are far better. And this is just normal people stuff -- dogs, kids, the zoo, etc. The day and age of tiny phones has come and gone. Apple has admitted this, but just hasn't done anything about it.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 08:14

9. mrblah (Posts: 389; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


"low resolution" You are so full of it and you know it.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 13:11 1

12. 0xFFFF (Posts: 1940; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The iPhone 5 is in fact low resolution -- 1136 x 640 which equates to 727040 pixels. Whereas most flagship Android phones have a resolution of 1920x1080 which equates to 2073600 pixels. As you can see, this is a massive difference -- 185% more pixels for Android.

Apple's antiquated display can't even display the lowest resolution HD movie (1280x720) without lossy compression to make the movie fit on the iPhone screen. Outside of build quality, support, and audio/camera, the iPhone has some real weaknesses. First and foremost is the small low resolution screen. Second, is the stagnant iOS that makes the phone dull and boring to use.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 02:02

5. 0xFFFF (Posts: 1940; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Whenever I use an iPhone, it just feels so old and stale. Like nothing has changed on it for years.

Even so, the build quality is still good, the camera for the most part is fast and "just works", and Apple support is second to none. These are still really good things about owning an iPhone that, all together, are not matched in the Android/WP world.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 05:12

8. promise7 (Posts: 284; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Might be for the price. They can possibly get a 5s for free right now, whereas when the 6 is released it'll be around $199+ on contract.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 22:56

3. sam3k (Posts: 33; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Take a way the apps and iPhone 5s is just another boring expensive phone, apple really need to step up their game with the iphone 6, I mean if you have a galaxy s5 or even 4 you can do so much things with the device out of the box without downloading a single app.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 08:16 1

10. mrblah (Posts: 389; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Sounds like a stupid opinion, thanks for sharing.

posted on 18 Apr 2014, 12:11

11. alexboy20 (Posts: 15; Member since: 05 Apr 2014)


We'll I personally only get iPhones because of the music player/ iTunes and the built of the phone and the o.s system is easy to use when my mom ask me to help her do something on her s4 it takes me like 10 minutes to figure out how to do something on that phone or look for something.

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