If you are into cutting-the-cord to access traditional television content, then we have some great news for you. Today AT&T announced that, later this year, DirecTV will be launching three new streaming options for customers to watch live and on-demand DirecTV programming without having to be a traditional satellite/cable customer.
After an exclusive run with AT&T, it looks like the BlackBerry Priv could be available for pre-order at Verizon as soon as March 3, with an anticipated launch date of March 11.
Owners of Verizon’s DROID Turbo 2 by Motorola are getting the latest version of Android.
Sprint has teamed up with European wireless retailer Dixons Carphone to try and pierce the tough US market. The two companies will be working together to open 500 new Sprint-branded stores across the US, with both companies splitting costs 50/50. Dixons Carphone will be responsible for running those stores. Read more
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are scheduled to launch in sixty countries on March 11th. This is when pre-orders typically start shipping. However, some T-Mobile buyers have received confirmation that their new device has shipped already.
When Google decided to get into the Internet access business by offering fiber connections, part of their motivation was to disrupt the market for Internet access. Google saw it as stagnant and offering a substandard product. Of course, Google does have a bit of a vested interest in consumers being able to access fast broadband Internet. It should be no surprise when a company like AT&T files a lawsuit like they did this week to slow down Google’s process. Although not the target of the lawsuit, Google has issued their support for Louisville. Read more
Even presidential candidates are weighing in on the reported problems T-Mobile is having with labor unions.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont), who, while on the campaign trail has repeatedly decried corporate power and its influence on American politics, had this to say:
“T-Mobile’s repeated labor law violations and anti-union activities are particularly troubling given the long history of its parent company in Germany of respecting worker rights. In my view, we have got to make it easier, not harder, for workers at T-Mobile to form a union and collectively bargain for better wages and benefits.”
Sprint’s stance on two-year contracts has been confusing for the last six months. It was back in August that the carrier was rumored to be doing away with two-year contracts, but it wasn’t until last month when Sprint officially (and quietly) ended offering them to customers.
Less than two months after dropping them, Sprint is once again offering two-year contracts.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 owners with the Verizon LTE model can now install the latest security patches for the month of February.
A slide has surfaced revealing some important details about Samsung’s new flagship smartphone models. Read more