T-Mobile was supposed to be the ‘chosen one’ in terms of US carriers by saving consumers from the questionable charges handed down by Verizon and AT&T. Now, the Uncarrier is being charged by the Federal Trade Commission due to ‘bogus charges’ that have been appearing on some users’ bills.
A new leak indicates the LG G Watch will be landing on both Verizon and AT&T. Currently the LG G Watch is like most other smartwatches in that it is paired with another device, like a smartphone, instead of having its own wireless carrier chip on board. This means companies like Verizon and AT&T will be selling the current version of the LG G Watch as an accessory to be used with other devices. It is expected the G Watch will come without bloatware from the wireless companies retaining a stock Android Wear experience.
source: @evleaks (official site)
We are finally starting to find out when carriers in the United States will make the LG G3 available. While the handset has been put on sale in some places outside of the United States, LG has remained quiet on anything further. But T-Mobile has decided to come forward and put the G3 up for pre-order starting today. Customers can then pick up the handset on July 16 on T-Mobile stores (or presumably shipped to their homes).
For other carriers, the rumored release dates are July 16 and 17.
The new XLTE network over at Big Red is growing impressively. Verizon announced that the speedy network reaches more than 300 markets, just 200 shy of its 500 total for 4G LTE markets. While XLTE is not LTE-Advanced, it does bring increasing network speeds in those particular markets.
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Lately there has been some confusion as to what exactly Verizon has going on with the LG G Vista. It looks almost identical to the G3, but now there seems to be clarity in that it is another LG handset with different branding. The LG G3 is on the left in the image above and the G Vista is on the right. The G Vista looks a tad wider and taller, meaning that this is quite possibly the G Pro Lite 2. It is very common for non flagship devices to be renamed and that could be the case here.
Look closely and we may have an August 7 release date on Verizon’s network for at least the G Vista. The G3′s release date is already scheduled for July 17.
Source: @evleaks (Official site)
Earlier this month as part of T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 6.0 announcement, the company indicated they were not going to count data generated by several music streaming services against customers’ data caps. Going a step further, the company has now announced it will also exempt speed-testing apps from the limits. T-Mobile uses network throttling restrictions on user data when customers exceed their monthly data limit in lieu of charging overage fees.
T-Mobile indicated the popular Ookla Speedtest.net app in particular would be exempt, but other similar apps would also be whitelisted. According to T-Mobile, their goal with this move is to show off the data speeds available on its network. Of course, by removing the throttling restriction on speed-testing apps, this means customers will not be able to measure how much T-Mobile has slowed down data speeds for traffic that is not exempted from the restrictions.
source: Fierce Wireless
We all love some choice, especially when purchasing a smartphone or tablet. And we all love being able to narrow down a particular device by its color choices. When the HTC One (M8) launched, there were three colors: Gunmetal Gray, Amber Gold, and Glacial Silver. Shortly after, HTC and Sprint partnered with Harman Kardon to release a muscially-targeted version. And just a few weeks ago, Verizon added a Glamour Red color to its selection. Now, it seems HTC wants to make at least one of those exclusive colors available to more people. Above is an image of a black One (M8) and it does not carry any branding from Harman Kardon.
Could this be that an exclusive window with Sprint and such has ended? We’ll just have to wait and see. Are you interested in the black color or prefer something else?
Source: @evleaks (Official site)
HTC’s newest Desire phone, the 610, has shown up with AT&T branding. No word on exact specs, but if the rumors from earlier in the year are still true, you can expect a 4.7 inch qHD screen, a Snapdragon 400 processor, and a standard 8 megapixel camera on board. Nothing fancy, but it’ll be a solid budget device.
Yesterday, it was reported that Verizon decided to kill off the 2-year offer of 100mb per month of 4G LTE that was given to many Chromebook Pixel owners. For whatever reason, they cut it off at the 1-year mark leaving owners hanging. Well leave it to Google to come to the rescue. They are offering a credit of $150 to all those who bought the Chromebook Pixel when the deal was offered.
Yesterday a press render leaked that was believed to show an encased Motorola Moto X+1. A new image has leaked today that appears to show the same device headed for Verizon, but going by the name Motorola Victara. In the past we learned that the codename for the Moto X+1 was “Victara” or at least that is what was believed. » Read the rest