U.S. carriers respond to Samsung’s kill switch for the Galaxy Note 7

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Because not everyone in the U.S. returned their Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is rolling out a lethal software update to disable the phone from being used again. It’s up to individual carriers, though, to send the software update to customers. So it’s interesting to see the differing takes on whether or not a kill switch should be implemented.

Hit the break to see what the U.S. carriers are doing.

T-Mobile becomes “the ultimate giving machine” for Giving Tuesday next week

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T-Mobile has some awesome Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals lined up, but the carrier is also doing something fairly unprecedented next week on T-Mobile Tuesday. November 29, the day after Cyber Monday, is Giving Tuesday, and to help support the movement, the Un-carrier will be giving away up to $500,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs across the US.

Details after the break.

Sprint will give you 3rd, 4th and 5th Unlimited Freedom lines free this Black Friday

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If you’re looking for a bargain basement prices on your carrier bill, then you might want to turn your eyes to Sprint for this Black Friday. The carrier announced today that wireless customers who sign-up for the Unlimited Freedom plan will be able to get their third, fourth and fifth lines of unlimited data, talk and text all for free.

Details after the break.

Android 7.0 Nougat comes to Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid with Daydream VR in tow

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Here’s the surprise of the week: the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid on Verizon are getting an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Speedy updates have gone downhill since Lenovo took over Motorola, and Verizon isn’t exactly known to be first to the party as far as the latest updates go. So, this is quite the surprise — a surprise owners of these two Droid devices are going to like very much.

Join us after the break for details.

AT&T introduces Stream Saver to reduce your data usage

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Using a smartphone or tablet for multimedia streaming, such as video, is one of the most common ways to enjoy content. Yet with mobile carriers doing away with all or most “unlimited data” plans, the concern of going over your limit when not on WiFi can be very real. AT&T today announced a new service called Stream Saver that aims to help you enjoy video streaming while keeping your data usage low.

Join us after the break for the details.