Vodafone UK now offers Pay-Monthly upgrades for its SIM-only subscribers

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An easy way to save money on your monthly outgoings is to take out a SIM-only contract, handy if you are content with the handset you currently use and aren’t tempted by the latest and greatest. But what happens if you take this path and a few months later decide you really want that LG G4 or Galaxy S6 smartphone? Vodafone has taken notice of such a likelihood, with customers now being able to take out a 12-month SIM-only plan that includes a flexible upgrade option to a Pay-Monthly plan.

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Sprint could sell some spectrum, but is that answer to financial woes?

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Last month Sprint revealed that the company had burned through $914 million in cash during the first quarter as part of its efforts to gain new subscribers. While more consumers are making the switch to Sprint, the financial results are unsustainable over the long haul with analysts projecting another $4.5 billion in cash to be used the rest of this year. In February, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure indicated he was open to selling some of Sprint’s 2.5 GHz spectrum. Analysts are now saying that even that move would not have a major impact on the company’s position. Read more

T-Mobile turning on mobile hotspot features for all of its customers on June 12th

T-Mobile_Logo_02_TAWe knew T-Mobile was planning on unleashing some new promotions to kick off the summer, but it’s looking like some of those promos will actually be better than we originally thought. That’s a pretty rare thing in this industry, but hey, more stuff is always good, right?

It was leaked that T-Mobile was planning on upping the data limits of mobile hotspot usage for customers who paid for it, and that they were planning on doing away with data caps in favor of data throttling. Those things are still true, but it gets even better. Read more

AT&T LG G4 owners seeing a software update install without permission

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Those who purchased the LG G4 from AT&T are noticing that a software update arrives, reboots, and installs on their phones. All of this is without owners engaging the update themselves. While that is not usually the case for any software update, AT&T seems to have no qualms about it.

The changelog on AT&T’s site merely states that the AT&T Address Book has been enhanced.

Source: AT&T
Via: /r/LGG4

U.K. carrier EE launches 4G enabled action cam

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Hoping to compete in the action camera space currently dominated by GoPro, U.K. wireless carrier EE announced today the launch of the 4GEE Action Cam, the world’s first action cam with 4G technology built-in. To capitalize on the built-in connectivity, EE has built-in support for live streaming of video being captured by the device using the skeegle platform. The 4GEE Action Cam is the first of several 4G devices EE plans to launch as part of a new EE Connected Strategy. Read more

Mickey Demands Your Allegiance, Compels LG to Release Disney-Themed Phone

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In what is either the best news ever or the worst news ever, LG has revealed the latest in its line of “Disney Mobile” phones, available exclusively in Japan. The phone, dubbed the “DM-01G,” because Disney Consumer Products clearly had no input on nomenclature, is the eighth Disney-branded phone sold through Japanese carrier NTT Docomo, Inc.

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