AT&T announced today a new appreciation program called AT&T thanks designed to show their customers “how much they mean to us.” Customers with AT&T do not need to do anything to participate in the program. There are no sign-ups required, no fees or waiting periods. Perhaps not surprising given moves to acquire DirecTV and with more involvement in content, the new AT&T program is entertainment-centric. Read more
On Monday, T-Mobile will launch its next attack on the wireless industry with Un-carrier 11.
The tablet market might have slowed down a tad, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a space for a budget friendly tablet with a decent level of specifications. At least, that is what LG is hoping for with the launch of its G Pad III 8.0 in Canada and its home market, South Korea. Join us after the break for the rundown. Read more
Those on Verizon with Samsung’s 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, can finally treat themselves to Marshmallow.
T-Mobile is launching a new option starting on June 12th that targets travelers visiting the United States. The new T-Mobile Tourist Plan is a pre-paid plan that comes with data, text, and voice services good for three weeks that will set tourists back only $30. Read more
Three UK previously announced that they were going to work on implementing new technologies and tools on their network to try to exert some control over advertising hitting their customers’ devices. The carrier is now ready to test this new technology during an event to be held in mid-June. Three UK plans to contact customers to ask them to be part of this testing event. Read more
The Android operating system dominates the global smartphone market, but in spite of that lead position, there are some frustrations that users put up with in using the platform. One concern is a lack of updates to the operating system being released by manufacturers and carriers for devices that are in the hands of consumers. This has been an issue Google has battled for years and it looks like they may be getting ready to deploy a new tool to aid end users by releasing public rankings and hoping this has a shaming effect on those parties who are lax in keeping up. Read more
For a service that isn’t expected to even be profitable for another two years, Verizon bet big on Go90. And while the carrier claims that performance of the Net Neutrality-skirting video streaming app is “satisfactory,” they also know that it got a little bit overhyped and caught a bit of flak for what it is. Read more
Verizon began pushing updates yesterday to both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The update has the same purpose for both handsets, which will fix Google Play issues, kill off some bloatware, and include a few other nifty features.