This afternoon, @evleaks tweeted an image of what is Motorola’s DROID Ultra with a different look. The image above shows the Ultra with a red stripe going down the center and the capacitive buttons lit red. This is the same device that leaked on eBay in September. @evleaks asks his followers if they remember this “Employee Edition” of the device. What could it mean? Well, perhaps Verizon is considering releasing this Limited Edition model to the general public. » Read the rest
When T-Mobile’s Nexus 5 launched in November, it was available for $17 per month (for 24 months) with $41.99 up front. That meant the phone cost $450. But now, T-Mobile has dropped the price. If you head over to the carrier’s site, the Nexus 5 is available for no down payment and just $16.50 per month for two years. This means that the full retail price has dropped to $396. While it is not the same price that the Play Store is selling it for, it isn’t bad considering the cost is spread out.
Now go take advantage of Uncarrier 4.0′s incentives and hit the source link below to get your Nexus 5 with T-Mobile.
Starting today, you can purchase Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 from T-Mobile. In usual T-Mobile fashion, you do not have to pay the full retail price. Instead, T-Mobile is spreading the payments across twenty-four months at $13 with $0 down. If you would rather pay for the whole thing up front, the full retail price is $312. With the Galaxy Tab 3, you get a 7-inch display, dual-core processor, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Did I mention you will get to be with the nation’s fastest growing carrier?
On Tuesday, AT&T announced their Sponsored Data program. It allows companies to pay for your data use when using their services; therefore, it will not count against your data limit. But many are taking issue with the program’s potential violation of the FCC’s Net neutrality rules. These people believe that it will raise costs for companies, thus costing consumers more as well. Also, it puts the control into the content creator’s hands. » Read the rest
Samsung made a pretty big deal of its upcoming Galaxy TabPROs and NotePRO tablets at CES this week, but that’s no reason to ignore the LTE-powered Galaxy Note 10.1 which should be released in just a few months.
The tablet passed through the halls of the FCC this week and all signs are pointing to a release on Verizon in the US.
The LTE edition of Samsung’s hit tablet has LTE bands 4 and 13 (which are used by Verizon). The Wi-Fi version is currently being sold by Samsung for $599.99— expect the LTE variant to come with a pretty hefty price tag.
The Moto G, which we reviewed last week, is finally available from Verizon. While other sellers are attaching a $179 price tag, Big Red is selling Motorola’s latest device for just $99. As a reminder, the Moto G is a prepaid-only device for Verizon and does not have LTE connectivity, falling to only 3G. To buy one, hit the source link below.
During CES 2014 today at T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 4.0 event, CEO John Legere spent some time reviewing results for the carrier. In the last quarter of 2013, T-Mobile added a whopping 1.6 million subscribers. This brought their numbers for the year up to a net gain of 4.4 million new customers. For comparison, T-Mobile lost 515,000 customers during the 4th quarter of 2012. Just looking at the chart presented by T-Mobile tells the story of the carrier’s success during 2013. It may also be a testament to the success of their Uncarrier strategy, which continues to produce results for T-Mobile as well as shake up the industry. » Read the rest
As many guessed, when T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced Uncarrier 4.0 today at CES 2014, the carrier introduced the idea of paying off ETFs from other carriers as a way to make it easier for customers to switch carriers, especially family plans with multiple lines of service. Unlike AT&T’s limited attempt targeted at T-Mobile, Uncarrier 4.0 makes the payment of ETFs for any of the other three major carriers in the U.S. part of T-Mobile’s standard operations. » Read the rest
Sprint has announced a new set of plans for customers, titled “Framily” plans. That horrible mash-up of a word combines friends and family on one account, which will allow up to 10 customers to share a bill on one account, with some discounts.
These new plans look slightly similar to Sprint’s All-In plans; the more lines on the account, the bigger the discount you get for your service. A single-line account with unlimited talk and text will run $55 a month, and you’ll have the option to get 3 GB of data for an extra $10 a month or unlimited data for $20. Sprint’s slowly edging towards data caps on their plans, but at least they’re offering unlimited data for those willing to pay for it. Now, if there are two lines on the account, each phone only costs $50 a month for unlimited talk, text and 1 GB of data, and that goes down $5 for each phone added up until the 7th line. Lines 7 through 10 will all cost $25 bucks for the talk, text, and 1 GB of data, which is a pretty substantial discount if you can manage to get more than 7 people on one plan. Plus, you still get the advantage of being able to individually purchase the bigger data packages per line. » Read the rest
Sprint announced that their Spark program is coming back to six new cities, bringing the total to eleven markets. Spark uses Sprint’s multiple frequencies together to provide very fast mobile data service, and also improves coverage in congested areas by hopping across frequencies. The full list of cities is now:
- Austin, Texas
- Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Antonio, Texas
- Tampa, Fla.
Source: Sprint Newsroom