The newest HTC flagship, the One A9, separates itself from any of the company’s previous handsets by having a somewhat low off-contract price with respectable specifications. Consumers interested in the One A9 can buy it directly through HTC for the limited time price of $399 that will soon increase. But HTC hasn’t forgot about working with carriers to enable subsidizes and maximize exposure. Customers with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon will all have the chance to purchase the One A9. Today, AT&T becomes the first carrier to make the One A9 available.
In yet another attack on a British telecom company this week, hackers have stolen account details of as many as 1,827 Vodafone customers. A Vodafone U.K. spokesperson revealed that sensitive data such as victims’ names, email addresses, telephone numbers, bank sort codes as well as the last four digits of their bank account numbers may have been compromised.
We’ve been hearing plenty of rumors about T-Mobile’s Uncarrier X move that’s set to be unveiled on November 10th, and we know it’s got something to do with video streaming. Now it looks like Evan Blass, better known as @evleaks on Twitter, has uncovered more details on exactly what that initiative entails. Read more
The LG V10 is now available on Verizon’s network, and those who purchase the smartphone on a device payment plan will be able to get the LG G Pad X8.3 for just $49.99 on a new two-year contract.
Calling abroad can be an expensive hobby, especially from a mobile phone, but UK carrier, EE, has announced some new options for its customers in the form of its new international calling packs and add-ons that will bring down the price of calling friends and loved ones living overseas down to as little as 1p a minute. Read more
While we wait with bated breath for December 17 to come around so we can finally see what JJ Abrams has achieved with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the merchandising campaign is well under way. While much of the associated merchandising will cost a pretty penny (the cynic in me understands why the film is being released in the holiday season), UK carrier, O2, has decided to give away 25,000 Star Wars themed Mini Buddy speakers via its Priority app from November 5. Read more
LG has announced that its latest smartphone, the V10, will start shipping in China, Hong Kong and the United States this week. The handset will then make its way to “key markets” in Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America and the Middle East.
Waiting to get your hands on Samsung’s jumbo-sized Galaxy View tablet? You’re in luck, at least if you live in Canada. Bell will be selling the tablet for $699 starting November 19th, exclusively pre-loaded with the Fibe TV application. Read more
The problem with Sprint’s new Starter Unlimited Data Plan is that it’s not actually unlimited. The carrier will give customers 1GB of data on its 4G LTE network for $20 per month before knocking data speeds. Sprint’s madness doesn’t stop there, though, because the data speeds when exceeding 1GB are from its aged 2G network, a technology that debuted more than two decades ago. Then customers have to get Sprint’s unlimited talk and text services for an additional $20. So the total price for the
total ripoff Starter Unlimited Data Plan is $40 per month.
What in the world would cause you to choose this plan?
There’s a new phone from Alcatel OneTouch coming to MetroPCS next week. On November 2, the carrier will add the Fierce XL to its lineup.