You can order the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ through AT&T starting today

galaxy s6 edge+If you can’t wait to put an order in for the Galaxy S6 Edge+ or Galaxy Note 5, AT&T will begin taking pre-orders for the device later today. You’ll still have to wait for August 21st to get your hands on it, but you can secure your device now if you know for certain that you want it.

Both devices will be available for zero down up front on AT&T Next plans, although the prices wildly fluctuate depending on which phone and storage option you want. Read more

Samsung teases upcoming smartwatch to be shown off on September 3rd

samsung gear s2After announcing the Note 5 and S6 Edge+, Samsung quickly teased a new smartwatch that they’re planning on officially unveiling at IFA early next month. The watch looks completely rounded and more like what some other manufacturers are going for, but the interface looks considerably different from what Samsung ships on their current watches.

Unfortunately, they didn’t go into any details aside from the way it looks and when it will actually be announced, but we should know more in the next few weeks.

AT&T’s wireless sales experience ranks highest among carriers five times in a row

AT&T_Logo_01_TAAT&T has ranked higher than other wireless carriers in JD Powers’ wireless purchase experience survey, marking the fifth consecutive time AT&T has outscored the competition in this category. The award is given out twice per year.

The carrier scored top marks in four of the six categories, including store sales rep, website, offerings and promotions, and phone sales rep. Roughly 12,700 customers took part in the survey, so there was a decent sized sample to get this information from. Read more

Rite Aid to begin accepting mobile payments on August 15th

rite aidRite Aid has announced that they’ll be joining tons of other companies and being accepting mobile payments on August 15th. All of the company’s nearly 4600 stores will be able to take Apple Pay and Google Wallet payments.

It’s not a major deal, and it’s something that’s becoming increasingly common with most bigger stores and restaurants. But hey, if you shop at Rite Aid often, at least you won’t need to worry about bringing your credit card with you anymore. Read more