T-Mobile is currently in the process of rolling out a vital security update to its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5 located in the United States. This upgrade transports a much-needed patch for the incredibly irritating MMS bug found present on a number of smartphones running Lollipop, along with several bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
T-Mobile today announced that it will be offering discounts on off-contract purchases of the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, and LG V10. With the holidays just around the corner, these discounts come just in time. All you have to do is add the off-contract version of the device to your cart, and apply promo code DEAL75OFF at checkout.
If you are looking for a pair of smartphones as gifts this holiday season, AT&T is offering up the Samsung Galaxy S6 in a kind of buy one get one free deal. Since the deal only works by signing up for the AT&T Next program, you end up having to setup service and make payments on both phones. However, as long as you comply with the program’s requirements, AT&T will start granting credits that effectively make the second smartphone free. Read more
Yesterday word surfaced that Verizon and Motorola were working on some special versions of the DROID Turbo 2 that would be part of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens marketing train that it seems everyone is hopping on board. The original indications were that this might mean special wallpapers for the devices, which it turns out is part of the deal, but other options were unclear. Verizon has now revealed that starting today, users can customize their DROID Turbo 2 devices through Moto Maker to not only get the wallpapers, but they will have a selection of special colors and backing materials to choose from. Read more
Some early rumors and reports are indicating that Verizon and Motorola are jumping on the Star Wars marketing train by offering some exclusive Star Wars content with its DROID Turbo 2 license. In the coming days, Verizon and Motorola will launch DROID Turbo 2 “Star Wars Editions” with 5 wallpapers exclusive to Verizon customers.
It would seem that T-Mobile is once again gunning for Verizon. Back in May, it was with the #NeverSettle promotion that allowed Verizon customers to experience the Un-carrier network via a trial. Now it’s enticing Verizon customers with the lure of a year’s subscription to Hulu and a 50% discount on financed accessories if they switch to T-Mobile’s Simple Choice postpaid plan. With no trade-in necessary. Read more
While Virgin Mobile recently announced unlimited music streaming from certain services, and T-Mobile has offered the feature for a while, Boost Mobile has decided to join the party and delicately skirt around a net neutrality issue by offering their own form of unlimited music streaming. Read more
When HTC unveiled the One A9 back in September, it vowed to roll out monthly security updates for the handset based on Android’s latest patches. According to HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi, AT&T is the first and currently the only carrier to start pushing out this month’s update.
Verizon announced last week that a software update coming to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge would activate WiFi calling for the handsets. Today, the carrier is pushing out the update along with additional features and fixes. Verizon’s variants of the two Samsung devices are also getting Live Broadcast and Hi-Fi audio support.
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You may have heard of Sprint’s 50% promotion where any subscriber of AT&T and/or Verizon could get 50% off their current monthly invoice just by moving to Sprint. As of today, Sprint is bringing back the promotion and additionally adding T-Mobile to the offering.