HTC One (M8) for T-Mobile to get Lollipop on February 10

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The HTC One (M8) for T-Mobile was originally scheduled to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop in a software update sometime today. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be happening as there is an hour left in the day (on the east coast) and no such update has arrived. On T-Mobile’s support page for the HTC handset, February 10 is listed as the new date for Lollipop to start rolling out. The software update will be labeled as build 4.20.531.4 and the start of the roll out is tomorrow; therefore, it may take a few days for the update to reach all device owners.

Let us know in the comments when you receive the update.

Source: T-Mobile

Motorola Moto E (2015) for Sprint listed on Best Buy’s site

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Pretty soon, we expect Motorola to announce the next version of its affordable Moto E handset. A product page went live earlier today on Best Buy’s site showing that the device would cost $99. This specific listing is for the Sprint variant as a prepaid option. Also, specifications and images of the device were included. The Moto E (2015) does not seem to have changed all that much compared to its predecessor.

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T-Mobile HTC One (M8) getting Android 5.0 Lollipop this Monday, February 9

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Owners of the HTC One (M8) on T-Mobile have something to get excited about this weekend. Android 5.0 Lollipop will start pushing to the device starting this Monday, February 9th.

This news comes from Mo Versi who Tweeted that the update has received technical approval.

Sprint already started pushing the update to their branded One (M8) today, so we can only assume that AT&T and Verizon won’t be too far behind.

source: @moversi

WIND Mobile introduces $39 plan with unlimited data in Canada and the U.S.

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The fourth largest carrier in Canada is WIND Mobile and today the company is introducing a plan that gives attention to customers that frequent the United States. The new $39 per month plan offers unlimited 3G data in both Canada and the United States. It is a great offer considering no other carrier in Canada has unlimited rolling when customers go south of Canada. Also, WIND Mobile has dropped a monthly $10 service fee for customers taking advantage of this plan.

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Sprint cares more about improving than its rank among carriers

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As it stands today, Sprint holds the title as the third largest carrier in the United States. Only Verizon and AT&T stand in front of Sprint while T-Mobile watches from the back. But staying in third place seems difficult when John Legere has committed to putting Team Magenta ahead of Sprint by the end of 2015. T-Mobile has launched an attack on the wireless industry with competitive deals and unrivaled incentives.

Sprint has received plenty of negative attention due to the network’s quality being poor and pricing not matching service. Slowly though, things are changing because the carrier has invested in improving its network and introduced plenty of promotions. Marcelo Claure, the CEO of Sprint, feels that Legere is “in for a rude awakening” and will allow to “let actions speak.”

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Leak reveals launch date of the Verizon Nexus 6 and Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

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A few days ago, we saw the Verizon site listing the Motorola Nexus 6 as ‘coming soon’. This left much to our imagination and didn’t provide enough clarity on when to expect the handset. But now, a new leak has revealed it all, along with the alleged release date of Samsung’s midrange Galaxy Core Prime smartphone.
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Sprint HTC One (M8) Lollipop update starts rolling out today

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Yesterday we reported on a leak indicating the Android Lollipop update for the HTC One (M8) on Sprint was going to start rolling out on February 13th followed by the update for the LG G3 on February 16th. Turns out that leak was bit pessimistic as Sprint has released update 4.20.651.10 today which includes Android Lollipop along with removal of the Lumen Toolbar.
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New laws for unlocking phones go into effect February 11th

Unlocked_DeviceSIM unlocking phones is something that comes up in the legal world every so often, with the most recent event making it completely legal to unlock your device. Like any other law, though, the fine print changes, and on February 11th there will be some slightly tweaked rules to go by when getting your smart device unlocked to use on other networks.

Most of the rules generally stay the same, but some of the details have been altered to keep up with the changing landscape of buying phones. When purchasing a subsidized phone, if you sign a 2-year contract for your device and it’s paid off, your carrier is still legally obligated to unlock the phone for you. This now extends to installment plans, too. Prepaid phones are similar, but the carrier has up to a year to unlock the device.
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AT&T ranked #1 in J.D. Power 2015 Wireless Customer Care survey

AT&T_Logo_01_TAAT&T has picked up some new bragging rights with the latest J.D. Power rankings. The Wireless Customer Care survey scored AT&T at the top, ranking them above other wireless carriers for the third time in the past four surveys spanning back to the second half of 2013.

I think it’s safe to say the pressure from some other carriers probably helped spur AT&T to step up their customer service game. Either way, it’s definitely a win for the consumer.
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