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Sorry, Guys: No More Free Verizon Phone Upgrades: $30 Fee Starts April 22

11 Apr

On April 22nd, Verizon will begin charging a$30 upgrade fee when existing customers buy a new phone on a new contract. It’s the sad end of the free upgrade era.

Right now, Verizon is the last major carrier to skip the fee. AT&T and Sprint both charge $36, and T-Mobile charges $18. Verizon says the fees will go toward providing “Wireless Workshops, online educational tools, and consultations with experts” for customers—and who says they won’t? But there’s always been a slime factor to giving folks a discount on a phone for signing a new contract, then charging a fee for taking the discount. Verizon ain’t alone on this, but it’s still a sorrowful thing that we’ve got one more universal, idiotic fee. [Verizon via BGR]

No More Free Phone Upgrades: Verizon’s $30 Fee Starts April 22nd.

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For $30, turn your iPhone into a 350x microscope, courtesy to UC-Davis #teechy

10 Oct

Scientists Turn iPhone Into Microscope with $30 Mod | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.

Great for classroom and research fields!

It’s resolution of 1.5 microns is sensitive enough that doctors can use it to view red blood cells and diagnose blood diseases like iron deficiency sickle-cell anemia. And it’s cheap. Even when you add in the cost of an iPhone, the $30 lens system is significantly less expensive than a full-size microscope.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0017150#s2

 

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