Samsung announced the successor to the Galaxy S6 Edge, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ earlier today alongside the all new Galaxy Note 5. Both will arrive in stores on August 21. Following the announcement, Sprint announced a deal for buyers of the new flagships, but T-Mobile users shouldn’t feel left out.
If you can’t wait to put an order in for the Galaxy S6 Edge+ or Galaxy Note 5, AT&T will begin taking pre-orders for the device later today. You’ll still have to wait for August 21st to get your hands on it, but you can secure your device now if you know for certain that you want it.
Both devices will be available for zero down up front on AT&T Next plans, although the prices wildly fluctuate depending on which phone and storage option you want. Read more
AT&T has ranked higher than other wireless carriers in JD Powers’ wireless purchase experience survey, marking the fifth consecutive time AT&T has outscored the competition in this category. The award is given out twice per year.
The carrier scored top marks in four of the six categories, including store sales rep, website, offerings and promotions, and phone sales rep. Roughly 12,700 customers took part in the survey, so there was a decent sized sample to get this information from. Read more
HTC said they have plans to release new mid-range Desire phones across every major carrier all over North America. Verizon Wireless will be one of the first to get the Desire 526 tomorrow and the 626 soon after.
Replacing a broken smartphone is never a pleasant experience, and it’s often an expensive one at that. If you purchased a Nexus 6 when you first set up your Project Fi account, though, you can get a one-time replacement if you break the Nexus 6 within the first 12 months for just $100.
Verizon has successfully tested out a new fiber connection that will theoretically provide speeds up to 10 gigabits per second, with a little bit of headroom to improve that even more. That’s insanely fast.
This test doesn’t mean that Verizon is going to immediately start offering those speeds to all of their customers, unfortunately, but it’s a step in the right direction towards faster internet speeds than what we have today. Right now there isn’t even commercial equipment available for this new technology to be used, so we’re a ways off from it being mainstreamed. Read more
Sprint has a new add-on, called “Open World,” which brings many new features for international callers and travelers. The add-on brings free calls and text to Canada and Mexico, as well as rates starting at only five cents for Latin American countries.
Today, Sprint announced its Direct 2 You service is expanding. The service will now be available in Atlanta, Boston, Houston and Philadelphia.
This one goes out to those of you who are waiting to get your hands on Blackberry’s first Android-powered handset. Despite being an alleged AT&T exclusive, Evan Blass now claims that T-Mobile customers, too, will be able to purchase codename ‘Venice’ this fall.
Verizon is making some huge changes to the way it operates. On August 13th, the carrier will be changing its plans in regard to data and devices. Verizon will now be offering four data plans instead of separate single-line or family plan options.