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. Read more
The leaks keep pouring in about Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones, which will finally be announced tomorrow, as we now are seeing a report that Australia’s largest carrier, Telstra, will offer not just one, but both of the devices.
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T-Mobile announced today that it has extended its summer offer, giving customers free high-speed roaming and calling in South America and Europe. Starting October 1, T-Mobile customers will be able to take advantage of this offer until the end of 2016.
Verizon announced today that they are brining their HD Voice service and capabilities to prepaid customers who have smartphones that support the service. The new HD Voice capability will be turned on for prepaid customers starting this Sunday, September 25th. Read more
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. Read more
Later this year, the HTC Bolt will launch exclusively on Sprint’s network.
We have an image of the device that we’re sharing with you today.
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. Read more
On Thursday, Cricket Wireless announced a new plan that is cheaper than anything the prepaid carrier has offered until now.
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. Read more
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. Read more