Verizon unboxes Pixel in new promotional video

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Capitalizing on their position as the exclusive carrier for the new Pixel and Pixel XL phones made by Google, Verizon has released an “unboxing” video for the Pixel. The unboxing part is really only the first few seconds of the video as the devices are shown being taken out of their boxes. After that, Verizon focuses on some of the other key features that Google covered in their event today, notably the power of the camera which was used to capture all of the images used in the video.

Verizon standing firm against offering unlimited data plans

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As business cycles go, it seems we are coming around for our second lap with wireless carriers offering unlimited data in an effort to entice customers to choose their service. During an investor conference on Thursday, Verizon’s chief financial officer Fran Shammo confirmed that in typical fashion for the company, Verizon would not jump on the bandwagon and offer their own unlimited plans.

Comcast to jump into wireless carrier market in 2017

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The wheels have been in motion for a while now and according to Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, the company is moving forward with the launch of its own wireless service offering starting in 2017. According to Roberts, the company will capitalize on an existing network of 15 million wi-fi hotspots as well as an existing MVNO agreement with Verizon to access their network.

T-Mobile outshines Verizon’s with official 4×4 MIMO technology

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You’ve probably seen Verizon’s latest commercials for their LTE Advanced network improvements lately, which is essentially just 2 channel aggregation for faster speeds and more bandwidth. If you really keep up with network technology, you probably also know that T-Mobile has offered that for several years and even offers 3 channel aggregation in some areas.

T-Mobile halts sales of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 amidst recall, other carriers following suit

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Earlier today we reported that Samsung has indeed started a recall of the Galaxy Note 7 due to problems with batteries exploding or catching on fire. Samsung is still developing a plan for how to replace units previously purchased and they have halted shipments of the device and they are getting retailers to pull stock from shelves. Getting a jump on Samsung’s actions, T-Mobile took a step on its own to suspend sales of the Galaxy Note 7.

T-Mobile announces new partners for T-Mobile Tuesdays ‘thanks’ program

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T-Mobile announced the addition of some new partners for their T-Mobile Tuesdays promotion. The new companies joining in include Buffalo Wild Wings, PetSmart, Subway, and Shell. They will be joining existing brands like Wendy’s, StubHub, Fandango, VUDU and Lyft as partners with T-Mobile for the program. First out of the gate for the new partners will be Subway starting on September 6th when T-Mobile customers will be able to snag a free 6-inch oven-roasted chicken sub to go with a free Lyft ride and a VUDU movie rental. T-Mobile Tuesdays also include some contests and next week’s features the opportunity for a lucky winner to get free Subway sandwiches for a year.

T-Mobile One unlimited plan getting tweaked after customer feedback

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When T-Mobile One was announced, it wasn’t exactly met with a warm reception, despite what John Legere yelled about on Twitter. There are aspects of the plan that are no doubt great for customers, but the drawbacks are very apparent. Fortunately, T-Mobile is taking some of that feedback to heart and tweaking the new plan to make things a little more palatable for all of us.

Sprint’s Unlimited Freedom Premium plan retires “optimization” for an extra $20

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The wireless industry was in for a rude awakening last week when T-Mobile and Sprint went live with their new unlimited plans that are actually pretty limited. While the carriers say their T-Mobile One and Sprint Unlimited Freedom plans are full of value for everyone, both fall short and rid consumers of choice. The plans give customers unlimited talk and text but scheme you into thinking you’re getting unlimited data when the experience is “optimized” while streaming.

Unlike T-Mobile, Sprint didn’t immediately offer any way to upgrade Unlimited Freedom to get an untouched experience on its network. Now the carrier is going live with Unlimited Freedom Premium for people that want a plan that’s as close to unlimited as possible.

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