EE’s free Power Bar portable chargers are available again

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The UK carrier, EE, announced a customer rewards scheme with a difference back in April by giving its members a chance to sign up to receive a free external battery pack called the Power Bar with a 2,600mAh capacity. But after receiving more than a million requests in just four days, EE had to temporarily halt accepting new applicants. If you’ve had to wait to claim your free Power Bar, you are in luck because EE has just started accepting new sign ups again.

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T-Mobile readying “Un-Carrier Amped” for Thursday

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On Thursday, T-Mobile has plans to debut another aggressive strategy called “Un-Carrier Ampled” to tackle the competition. The carrier has yet to detail the new strategy but T-Mobile does say that several of its existing moves will be expanded upon this week, becoming “even bigger, even better, even ballsier” than before. The amping up will take place across the few weeks.

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[Deal] T-Mobile supplying a free storage upgrade with the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge offer one of the best Android experiences ever. One huge reason to buy this phone is for the superior camera. It takes very large 16MP photos and can record all the way up to 4K video. It is also rumoured to be getting RAW image support in the future. These features are great, but one huge problem with all this is that they take tons of memory and unfortunately Samsung got rid of the micro SD card slot.

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Verizon leaving LG G3 owners hanging out to dry?

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When LG rolled out the Lollipop update for their then flagship smartphone, the LG G3, they staked a claim as being one of the first to get Lollipop out to their devices. We all know manufacturers will roll out an update to a small market to make claims like this. Nevertheless, it is usually a decent sign of a commitment to providing the latest version of Android for a given device even if users have to wait a bit longer for kinks to be worked out and carriers to give their blessing. At the time, as a relatively new owner of an LG G3, I was looking forward to seeing what would happen with my device. Fast forward half a year later and Verizon finally pushed out the Lollipop update. That was the beginning of the transition for my “dream” phone to a nightmare and now signs point to Verizon not doing anything to fix the problems they have wrought. Read more

Boost Mobile goes after Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS customers with switching promotion

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For a limited time, Boost Mobile is letting qualified customers bring their own number from Cricket or MetroPCS can get unlimited data, talk and text with up to 2.5GB of high-speed 4G LTE data starting at $20 a month. Boost claims that the promotion will save you roughly $20-30 by switching compared to you current plan. Once the introductory rates end, customers will be moved to the most comparable monthly plan.

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 coming to Canada on June 30

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The Idol 3, which we reviewed last month, will be available in a new market later this month. On June 30, Alcatel OneTouch will begin selling its flagship phone in Canada. The carriers in Canada offering the Idol 3 to customers are Bell, TELUS, and Videotron. A specific release date and pricing for each carrier has yet to be clarified.

Hit the break for the full press release.

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FCC proposes $100 million fine of AT&T

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The FCC announced today a proposed $100 million fine of AT&T over allegations the carrier was improperly throttling data speeds for unlimited plan customers and in particular that the company failed to adequately disclose the throttling consumers may face. The plans in question were offered between 2007 and 2010 by AT&T. Although the carrier no longer offers unlimited data plans, subscribers who had such a plan could continue to renew them. The FCC contends AT&T falsely labeled plans subject to the company’s maximum bit rate policy as unlimited and failed to adequately inform customers of the maximum speeds they would have available. Read more