The holidays are coming and it is easily the busiest time for carriers. There are promotional offers to be found everywhere to encourage new lines and upgrades. On November 14, Sprint will be adding value to its Family Share Pack Plans. The plans, which come in $80 (12GB) and $90 (16GB) price points, will lower the cost of a line to $15 per month. This is down from $25. Families will definitely rejoice over that. Furthermore, a tablet will cost $10 per month. Sprint is leaving some money in your pocket with the hope that it will be spent on new devices.
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Purchasing a device through a carrier comes with one major downside: the bloatware. Any device, no matter the hardware manufacturer, will ship with software that just takes up space and will never be used. It has gotten better over time but bloatware is still an issue. Nexus devices always remained the exception to the rule as Google kept the experience pure and the way Android is meant to be seen. This year, the Nexus 6 will be available through select carriers. And at least the Nexus 6 sold through AT&T will be packed with bloatware. Most of them are AT&T’s, covering things like account information and navigation. Fortunately, it can all be removed (which at one point was not possible).
So maybe it is indeed a good thing that Verizon is not selling the Nexus 6 itself at this time.
Are you looking forward to Connection Day? What day? Connection Day. The day before Thanksgiving when Verizon will be giving away a bunch of free stuff, in an effort to make those long journey’s to families and friends a whole lot more exciting. You don’t have to be a Big Red customer to get in on the action, either. On Wednesday, November 26, anyone can head over to the official Connection Day webpage using a mobile device to receive a freebie.
T-Mobile announced via Twitter that the Nexus 6 launch will be pushed to November 19, one week later. They didn’t give a reason other than they want to give customers the best experience possible. That could mean a lot of things, but we suspect it has to do more with supply than anything else.
AT&T pre-orders are already live and Sprint will have the device this Friday. Still no word on when Verizon will carry the device, but don’t expect it to be too soon since they are in DROID mode at the moment.
UK retailer, The Carphone Warehouse, has today announced that it’s currently exclusively selling an “Aqua Blue” variant of HTC’s flagship smartphone of 2014, the One (M8), which is now available both in-store and online for £28 per month with no upfront cost after trading in your old smartphone.
The Galaxy Note Edge is heading to carriers in the United States this week. AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile are all going to release the unique Samsung device on November 14. Verizon, at some point in the near future, will join in doing so. So the Galaxy Note Edge will be found the nation’s four largest carriers. There is good news for customers with smaller carriers as well.
A Samsung device with the model number SM-N915R4 showed up at the FCC. This matches that of the Galaxy Note Edge and the ending “R4″ belongs to a specific carrier. Which one? It seems that US Cellular will be getting its own Galaxy Note Edge.
Via: G 4 Games
Earlier this year AT&T announced they were going to enter the market for in-flight wireless services. The carrier indicated they were responding to feedback they picked up on from air travelers who were frustrated with the service offered by current market participants like Gogo and Row44. In a statement issued on Monday, AT&T has announced they are abandoning their plans and will “no longer pursue entry into the inflight connctivity industry.”
Sprint has announced the Nexus 6 will be available for sale through Sprint retail outlets starting this Friday, November 14th. The device will be available in Sprint Stores, on the web, through Sprint Business Sales, and through Telesales. According to Sprint, well-qualified buyers can get the Nexus with no money down and 24 monthly payments of $29 through their Sprint Easy Pay program, yielding a suggested retail price of $696. As part of their announcement, Sprint highlights their Family Share Pack of shared-data plans as well as their $60 Unlimited Plan. The Nexus 6 will be the first device on the Sprint network running Android Lollipop.
If you are a Sprint customer, or considering becoming one, you can check out the Nexus 6 pre-registration page at www.sprint.com/nexus6.
AT&T has finally announced when they will begin selling the new Nexus 6 with Android 5. Lollipop. The big day for pre-orders will be tomorrow, November 12. The device will run $249 on new 2-year contract or $682.99 without a contract.Alternatively, there are three AT&T Next (device payment plan) plans to choose from, all of which require $0 down: Next 24 at $22.77 per month, Next 18 at $28.46 per month, or Next 12 at $34.15 per month.
The device will be available to order in only Midnight Blue, as the press release does not mention the Cloud White version.
The Nexus 6 in all of its color and storage options is available from Google Play. No matter what carrier you have, Google Play’s Nexus 6 will be supported with an appropriate SIM card. Carriers in the United States, though, will be selling the device themselves. Prospective buyers just won’t see the same amount of configurations on a carrier-by-carrier basis. Sprint clarified today that it would only offer the Midnight Blue model with 32GB of storage. Want 16GB? Or do you want Cloud White? You cannot have either one if purchasing through Sprint.
So, again, the Play Store will offer exactly what you want because carriers decide to make odd choices.