Turn that phone sideways. That’s what Verizon is asking you to do with its new video streaming service called Go90. So, yes, the name comes from the fact that you are turning your phone ninety degrees to start watching television shows, live sports and concerts, and other random videos. And today Go90 launched its mobile apps so you can start enjoying content anywhere at any time.
T-Mobile today released new information about credit card processing company Experian, whom seems to have had a serious security breach going as far back as September 2013.
AT&T’s subsidiary, Cricket Wireless, is expanding its retail presence by offering its smartphones in nearly 1600 Target locations across the United States. Starting October 25, Target customers will be able to get their hands on a Cricket Wireless-powered device in-store and online.
Boost Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid service, has announced some new features for their data plans that will result in “Growing Data” for customers who make their payments on time. Boost Mobile customers will now receive an extra 500MB block of data for every third on-time payment they make for up to 18 months. That means customers could end up with an extra 3GB of high-speed data. Read more
Sprint’s unlimited data plan is used by many around the county. If you’re one of them, then you should know that it costs $60 per month. However, as of October 16, new Sprint wireless subscribers will have to pay $70 per month.
Vodafone has just launched the Smart Speed smartphone, a 4G capable handset aimed squarely at the budget-conscious consumer. The 4.5-inch Smart Speed runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and will retail for £50 on Pay As You Go. Read more
Although more smartphone manufacturers are going down the path of selling directly to consumers rather than through carriers, a move welcomed by many consumers, there are some pitfalls to be on the lookout for. One of those concerns band 12 LTE and use of these phones with T-Mobile. Following similar issues for the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition, T-Mobile indicates they have managed to get Google to disable band 12 in the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, at least until Google gets the devices certified for VoLTE. Read more
An earlier leak revealed that the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P would only be available to pre-order through Google’s online store. For the most part, that seems to have been the case. However, UK-based carrier EE says it will offer the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P for pre-order starting October 9.
Verizon has issued a report on how their network held up during the recent Papal visit to the United States. According to the carrier, even though parts of the network saw traffic surges to 12 times normal levels during periods of the Pope’s six-day visit, their network was able to handle the influx of additional usage. The biggest bump from users trying to document and share the visit occurred on Sunday morning for the Papal Mass, which was attended by 850,000 people. Read more
Over the weekend Google’s new Nexus devices surfaced in the FCC database just ahead of their anticipated launch announcement tomorrow. Both the LG manufactured Nexus 5X and the Huawei manufactured Nexus 6P have passed through their FCC certification. One big piece of information that can be gleaned from the information is that the devices have support for all wireless bands, both CDMA and GSM, meaning they should work on any of the major U.S. carriers including Verizon. Read more