If you don’t own one of the newest handsets, waiting for the latest version of Android to hit your device can be pretty frustrating to say the least. It would appear that the wait is over for one lucky owner of a Verizon LG G3 (LGVS985W) though, with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update reaching his device via OTA. Read more
MetroPCS, a subsidiary of T-Mobile, has announced another promotion geared at snagging Sprint customers, which is set begin at 9:00 AM on Thursday, January 21. As part of this new deal, current subscribers of Sprint’s Family Share Pack will be given a discount on their monthly bill and a free phone, up to the value of $50, when they switch their line over to MetroPCS and sign up to one of its affordable prepaid tariffs.
FreedomPop is steadily growing their footprint across the world, and thanks to some recent investments they’re pushing out into several countries globally. With their latest $50 million in funding, the MNVO is going to begin selling a global hotspot with unlimited data for Europe. Read more
One of the great things about using a 4G equipped tablet is the sense of freedom it gives you when you are out and about; being able to browse or stream content without using up your smartphone’s data allowance while tethering. In the past, buying a tablet equipped with a SIM slot meant having to pay a premium for the privilege, but these days there are cheaper options, one of which is the Vodafone‘s Tab speed 6 tablet (4G) that was announced earlier today. Read more
Motorola and Verizon have teamed up yet again to hold a limited time promotion. The offering gives a DROID half off with the purchase of one of two DROID smartphones. Both the Motorola DROID Turbo 2 and DROID Maxx 2 are eligible.
Boost Mobile is adding to their prepaid lineup by bringing LG’s Tribute 5 into the fold, and it’s priced aggressively at $99. It’s probably not going to sway any potential LG G5 buyers, but on the budget side of things, it doesn’t look too bad. Read more
Verizon is joining all of the other carriers that are trying to test the boundaries of net neutrality with their own new free data program, called FreeBee. It’s more similar to AT&T’s Sponsored Data and less similar to T-Mobile’s chaotic Binge On, but still gives companies a way to drive traffic to their sites and apps without it dinging a customer’s data allotment. Read more
We’re only a week away from T-Mobile launching the BlackBerry Priv on its network, and now the company has already releasing pricing details for the Android smartphone.
As part of a network overhaul dubbed “Next Generation Network” by Sprint insiders, the company hopes to also overhaul its business in an effort to end six years of financial losses. Reports from sources familiar with the effort indicate Sprint hopes to save $1 billion per year through a combination of moves directly tied to the performance of the network. These moves include the relocation of radio antennas to new towers and cutting ties to the AT&T and Verizon “backhaul.” Read more
This past Thursday, Canadian wireless carrier Telus published a tentative distribution schedule for Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates to devices on their network. Included on the list were the HTC One M9 and HTC One M8 slated to get the update starting on Monday January 18th. That date was validated for the HTC One M9 for several Canadian wireless carriers by HTC’s Mo Versi. Read more