According to new revelations found in another leaked document, AT&T has been working closely with the National Security Agency (NSA) to assist in the government agency’s need to spy on internet use. Billions of messages have been intercepted and hundreds of millions more were spent on programs to provide the agency with the data it needs.
If you’re a Cricket Wireless customer, you’ll soon have two more options when it comes to picking out your next phone. The carrier is now officially offering LG’s G Stylo and HTC’s Desire 626s on their cheap prepaid service plans. Read more
Samsung only unveiled their new smartphones this week and started taking US pre-orders the same day. The date customers are supposed to receive them is on August 21, but many have already gotten shipping notices for the Galaxy Note 5.
Malaysian carrier Maxis is offering reservations for an invitation to purchase the all-new OnePlus 2.
Sprint has started accepting pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and plans to start shipping devices starting Friday, August 14th with retail outlets getting the devices on their shelves starting August 21st. To help entice buyers, Sprint says they are offering the most options for consumers and they are sweetening the deal with some special offers. Read more
Verizon is pushing Android 5.1.1 and a Stagefright fix to update the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy Tab 4 10.1.
Samsung announced the successor to the Galaxy S6 Edge, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ earlier today alongside the all new Galaxy Note 5. Both will arrive in stores on August 21. Following the announcement, Sprint announced a deal for buyers of the new flagships, but T-Mobile users shouldn’t feel left out.
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
AT&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
HTC said they have plans to release new mid-range Desire phones across every major carrier all over North America. Verizon Wireless will be one of the first to get the Desire 526 tomorrow and the 626 soon after.