This Friday, AT&T will be adding another tablet to its deep lineup of devices. The LG G Pad X 10.1 will be available to customers online on September 4 before reaching retail stores a week later.
When Verizon introduced their newer wireless plans, there was some confusion on the state of the carrier’s two-year contracts. Now that the plans have been available for a few weeks, the carrier has posted some new info clarifying the specifics of the plan, including that existing customers can still get two-year contracts and contract pricing, just like they’ve always done. Read more
You may think it would be hard to re-orient Wednesday from being known as anything other than Hump Day, which you probably say in your head using the voice of a certain camel, but Verizon thinks they can do that. They have announced they are launching a new campaign called #WhyNotWednesday in which they will offer samples of “the best of the digital world.”
Another carrier in the United States started selling the best mid-range device on the market. The Moto G (2015) can be purchased through U.S. Cellular in three different ways. Customers can choose to pay for the device monthly, sign a two-year contract, or pay outright on a prepaid account.
Sprint is making a one-time offer exclusively to DirecTV customers that gives them free service for a full year when switching to Sprint. This strategy is an effort to lure away customers after AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV, and offers customers 12 months of unlimited voice calls, text messages and 2 gigabytes of data. Read more
It seems that everyone is developing a mobile payments system these days, Apple has the imaginatively named Apple Pay, Google is hopefully bringing Android Pay to market before the end of 2015, and we have Samsung with its own take, also imaginatively called Samsung Pay. You’ve probably read about Samsung Pay undergoing a trial in Samsung’s native South Korea, where it was well-received. Today, we have news that a beta-program for Samsung Pay is rolling out in the US ahead of its official September 28th launch.
Verizon has made some effort to become a little more friendly towards unlocked devices, which means getting on their network is easier than ever. Now any compatible, unlocked iPhone 6 or Nexus 6 can be brought to Verizon’s network with little effort. You’ll just need to punch your phone’s device ID into Verizon’s site and purchase a Verizon SIM card to get started.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean you’ll be able to take any unlocked phone to Verizon’s network, since there aren’t many phones that have the required CDMA and LTE radios to work properly. That might change as LTE becomes more prevalent, but as of right now, you’re pretty much locked to the handful of devices that include tons of radios. Read more
If you’re eager to pick up Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 with LTE connectivity, you’ll be able to order one through AT&T starting September 4th. Like all other carrier enabled tablets, hardware will be identical to the WiFi-only model, but it will be able to be activated on a carrier’s network as well.
The Tab S2 will be available on AT&T’s tablet installment plan for $30 a month, or $499 with a two-year contract. Read more