toggle

AAPL Stock: 121.3 ( -1.07 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Best Buy Connect shuts down service: leak

updated 04:35 pm EDT, Thu April 26, 2012

Best Buy to shut down Connect business on June 1

Best Buy Connect, the branded mobile 3G and 4G data service that went live in June of 2010 is now being discontinued, Engadget learned. A leaked memo indicates that new activations will no longer be accepted, effective immediately. Current customers will see their service end on June 1.

To appease these users, Best Buy will cancel any Early Termination Fees and give them a free $125 or $150 gift card to help offset the cost of switching to another network. Those one the WiMAX Connect 4G service will have the option to move over to Clear, which already supplies the network.

As to why, Best Buy only said that it will look at other ways to grow mobile broadband support. The official news is expected to come from the retailer soon.







by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented