Sprint announces new $90 Family Share Plan with 10 GB of data

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Sprint announced today that it is making available a new Family Share Plan that it thinks places it at the forefront in terms of providing value for customers. The new plan provides 12 GB of high-speed data along with unlimited talk and text for up to 10 lines for only $90 per month. This bests T-Mobile slightly, which has a plan offering 10 GB of data for $100 per month if four lines are on the plan, as the carriers appear to be focusing more on scooping up entire families as customers. In order to achieve this feat Sprint is waiving the normal line access fee for new lines on the plan until March 31, 2016 after which the plan may no longer represent such a value.
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T-Mobile shows Q4 profit, Legere claims company is now a bigger carrier than Sprint as he looks on to 2015

John LegereIt should come as no surprise that T-Mobile had a stellar year. Despite being told otherwise, both CEO John Legere and the company have been pushing an uncarrier approach to how it does business. From music streaming services not eating data to rollover data, the company has done a lot to sway public and consumer opinion. As such, it looks like the move has paid off as T-Mobile posted a fourth quarter profit of $101 million.


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[Bug Report] DROID Turbo won’t ring when receiving calls and goes straight to voicemail

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I know it’s hard to imagine, but some smartphone owners actually do make and receive phone calls with their devices. If you’re a DROID Turbo owner though, unfortunately you might find yourself waiting and waiting for that girl or boy to call you back.

Turns out there is some sort of bug that prevents the Turbo from ringing when receiving a call and it goes straight to voicemail. I stumbled up on this when a friend, who owns a Turbo, was asking if I knew of a way to fix it. It turns out that many other users are experiencing the same issue.


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AT&T adds Mexico to GoPhone plan, ups data allowance on two GoPhone plans

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AT&T continues to capitalize on their acquisition of Iusacell and expanding into the Mexican market. Last month the carrier added free calling to Mexico for AT&T customers. Not to be left out, AT&T’s prepaid service GoPhone is reaping some benefits of the expansion.

Starting February 20th, GoPhone users on the $60 plan will enjoy the same unlimited calling to Mexico that AT&T customers get. 
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Google’s Android One program launches in the Phillippines, brings Android 5.1 goodness

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While many of us are still waiting patiently for Android 5.0 to reach our devices, the Philippines is going one better thanks to Google’s Android One program. That’s right, Android One handsets will be launching in the Phillippines in the coming weeks, with Android 5.1 Lollipop running out of the box for under 5,ooo Phillippine Peso (around $113).


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Lollipop heading to Sprint’s HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon Edition this weekend

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Another device from HTC is being prepared to receive a software update that brings with it the latest version of Android. This weekend, the Harman Kardon Edition of the HTC One (M8) on Sprint will see Android 5.0 Lollipop arrive. Mo Versi, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, shared the news on Twitter, saying that the over-the-air (OTA) update would start this weekend.

Let us know in the comments when you have received the update.

Source: @moversi

RootMetrics performance review for 2014: Verizon leads in all categories, T-Mobile gives impressive metro speed performance

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RootMetrics, a consumer focused, independent mobile network tester, has released its latest United States report discussing where mobile carriers are leading and where they’re falling behind.

For 2014, RootMetrics has taken the crown away from AT&T and given it to Verizon, who took first place in all of the categorical breakdowns RootMetrics tested.
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