Verizon has begun teasing Motorola’s upcoming smartphone(s) using the shatterproof display as the baseline. Big Red just outed a video portraying the new feature on its Twitter page.
Sprint continues to build out their Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) offering that targets business customers by adding 1TB of cloud storage per user to each account for no extra charge. The cloud storage solution will be provided to Sprint customers by Microsoft OneDrive for Business and will be made available to new and existing customers. Read more
If you are a TalkTalk customer, it may be worth your while changing your login details and keeping a keen eye on your various accounts over the next few months, because the phone and broadband provider’s website was the victim of a ‘significant and sustained‘ cyber attack on Wednesday, October 21. The hack is believed to affect more than 4 million customers, with personal data such as bank details and birth dates being snaffled in the attack.
From October 22nd (today) till October 25th, T-Mobile will give you a free Samsung Galaxy S6 and a free Galaxy Tab A for $0 down and $0 per month through its JUMP! On Demand service. This only applies if you trade in a recent Samsung or Apple smartphone. Read more
Sprint may be a large corporation with decades of experience in the business market, but that does not mean everything works like a well-oiled machine. The carrier has recently been hit with several actions that can be traced to sloppy attention to detail or, as the cynic may contend, an intentional effort to cut corners. The latest hit comes from the Federal Trade Commission which has proposed $2.95 million in civil penalties related to failure to give proper notices when customers were charged extra due to low credit scores. This comes in the same week that Sprint lost an appeal in the state of New York regarding a $300 million fine for not collecting taxes. Read more
Sprint in 2012 was accused of not billing its customers $100 million for the carrier’s wireless services over seven years, and as a result, the state of New York was and still is seeking $300 million in fines. The company, of course, appealed the decision, but now a report from Reuters is saying the court rejected Sprint’s appeal.
Virgin Mobile announced today a new fundraiser connected to Canadian sales of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone and the Universal Power Bank. The Galaxy Grand Prime has been named the next RE*Generation phone available from the carrier. With that status, for every device sold Virgin Mobile will donate $5 to help at-risk and homeless youth.
An unlocked variant of the new HTC One A9 can already be pre-ordered following the handset’s announcement earlier today. The company is selling the One A9 at a “promotional price” of $399 set to last for a limited time. That price also applies to the carrier variants that operate on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint’s networks. And each of them, with the exception of Sprint skipping Deep Garnet color, will have the One A9 in Carbon Gray, Opal Silver, and Deep Garnet.
Select carriers have committed to selling the One A9 online and in retail stores, too.
Yesterday Star Wars fans were treated to a new trailer for the next installment in the franchise coming this December. Verizon hopes the fictional “droids” from a galaxy far, far away are not the only ones people are looking for as the carrier plans to release new DROID models from Motorola on October 27th. We have already seen some leaked promotional materials for the new devices and now Verizon has released a teaser video through their Twitter account. Read more