If you’ve been a Verizon customer for any amount of time, you’ve might have already been received a perk or two as a reward for your loyalty. Now it seems that loyal customers are being offered a special early upgrade to the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge. Read more
You gotta love watching Sprint and T-Mobile add service after service in order to compete with the big boys. Sprint’s latest offering is called Direct 2 You, which is launching today.
You know what’s it’s like going to the carrier store right? Even if you know exactly what you want, it always seems to take hours to get the hell out of there. With Sprint Direct 2 You, a Sprint account rep will come to you with your knew phone, whether it be your home, office, coffee shop, or who knows, maybe even Disney World.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is no stranger to having his tweets picked up and turned into headlines, a limelight that he seems to relish as he continues to push T-Mobile up through the ranks of U.S. carriers. Likewise, Donald Trump seems to be one of those larger-than-life characters in U.S. culture and he is not afraid to Tweet. Unfortunately, the two crossed paths over the weekend and it was not pretty although it has been entertaining for those who enjoy a good flame war. Read more
Another device has joined the Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy S 4 as devices from Samsung sold by Cricket Wireless. The carrier is now offering the Galaxy Grand Prime to its customers. This entry-level handset, which has decent specifications for the price, comes in white only and costs $179 with a new activation.
Sprint has launched aggressive promotions and incentives for customers on their network in recent months. The latest one takes an idea used first by T-Mobile, a company that Sprint was exploring as an acquisition candidate. Starting today, Sprint customers can take advantage of International Value Roaming. Customers get unlimited international data and texting while visiting Latin America, Europe, and Japan; however, connection speeds are “up to” 2G speeds. While 2G speeds are slow, it should work fine for checking emails and other small tasks. International calls, however, are not free and cost twenty cents per minute.
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Today is April 10th, and that means it’s the official launch of Samsung’s newest flagship devices; the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. You are probably expecting to see the usual flood of unboxing videos (give it time) but we have something a little different here courtesy of Tesco Mobile. The UK retailer has attached the dual-edged Galaxy S6 to a special balloon and launched it up to the edge of space in a competition to give away 2 handsets via Twitter.
If T-Mobile’s sales are indicative of how the other carriers are faring, the little traction and sales Samsung may have lost last year with their Galaxy S5 are now nothing to worry about considering the numbers their new Galaxy S6 is putting up. According to T-Mobile, sales of the Galaxy S6 have already nearly doubled the total sales of the previous S5. Consumers have wanted Samsung to change things up a bit as they viewed the S4 and S5 as minor iterations rather than a new device. With the new S6, Samsung decided to finally change things up a bit with a revamped look and finally parted with their plastic materials and opted for a more “premium” look/feel. The reviews of the S6 have bode very well for Samsung and it seems nothing will slow this train down.
What do you guys think of the S6? I know not everyone is on board with Samsung’s decision to go with glass and removing expandable storage alongside the removable battery (including myself), but it is refreshing to see Samsung listening to it’s critics and changing things up a bit.
If you’re a Sprint customer and own a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and/or Galaxy Note Edge, your wait for Lollipop is over! This update will bring you to Android 5.0 and not 5.1, though. Read more
Cricket Wireless announced earlier today that it launched new phone payment plans. The plans are “designed to help customers get the latest, premium devices.” Devices include the new Galaxy S6 and it’s designed to do so without breaking the bank. The prepaid carrier boasts that it’s the first to offer three credit financing options without an annual contract.
HTC’s Desire 626 has been available in Taiwan for a while now, and today it has announced that a version of the handset will go on sale in India. The Desire 626G+, as it will be known in India, is a solid mid-range smartphone with a 5-inch 720p display. Read more