The Apple craze is thickening as Sprint aims to compete with T-Mobile by offering international roaming offers.
The world is going nuts today! The Apple Watch is finally available for pre-order and you can put your name to one of these devices right away. The bad news? Well, it has been selling so well that now devices are backordered until June.
Regardless, you can still put in your order through Apple’s website or Apple Store app. For now these are the only ways to get an Apple Watch, but they should reach more retailers and locations soon enough. In addition, you can go to Apple Stores and try them on, just in case you are not sure which version suits you better.
Opinion: I am waiting on Google to see if they make Android Wear available for iOS. FOr now, I will keep enjoying my Pebble watch. The Apple Watch seems cool and all, but it’s a bit too overpriced.
If you are investing so much in a smart watch, you better be ready to spend some cash on an extended warranty, too. You don’t want to be left in the dust when something happens to your wearable, right? We have heard rumored prices for Apple Care+ that seemed insane, and the actual prices are even crazier.
Well, Apple Care+ for the Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch are reasonable at $49 and $69, relatively. Things get nutty when you consider getting an Apple Watch Edition, for wich Apple Care+ costs $1500! Granted, the watch starts at $10 grand, but that’s not where the crazy ends.
If you want accidental damage repair, you will have to pay an extra fee, which amounts to $69, $79 or a whopping $1000, depending on the version you have. Ouch.
Opinion: These things are definitely an investment, so I would make sure I get Apple Care if I was to buy one of these. Remember, these are things you wear. They will be rubbing, bumping and hitting other things constantly.
Sprint is having a hard time competing, period. But they especially have a hard time competing against T-Mobile, which may have just surpassed them. This is why the Now Network has decided to raise the bar on competition and start offering some enticing value to their services.
Today they are announcing a feature that would allow users to use free 2G data and texting from a long list of countries. These would be Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Russia, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom.
In addition, users can call anywhere in the world (from these countries) for only 20 cents a minute. All you have to do is call Sprint or g to a store to add this feature.
Opinion: This deal is actually pretty awesome. I would probably consider it if Sprint had better 4G LTE coverage.