AT&T to start taking Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders on September 19th

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AT&T has announced that they will start taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Friday, September 19th. Shipping for units that are pre-ordered is expected to start on October 14th. AT&T will sell the Galaxy Note 4 in either Charcoal Black or Frost White. The no-contract cost for the device will be $825.99. Consumers can opt for a 2-year contract and buy the Galaxy Note 4 for $299.99. AT&T Next options will also be available. AT&T indicates that users who activate a new line of service with a smartphone purchased using the AT&T Next program will receive a $100 credit on their bill.

The announcement from AT&T comes on the heels of Samsung’s announcement that pre-orders would start tomorrow. We anticipate other carriers will be releasing their pre-order and pricing details soon.

source: AT&T

AT&T pre-ordering open for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 with 4G LTE

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The Galaxy Tab S, regardless of which size, is a visually stunning tablet. Now, you can get the same tablet with a 4G LTE connection. AT&T is now taking pre-orders for the Samsung tablet in both 8.4- and 10.5-inch sizes.

The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will be available in Charcoal Gray for $429 with a two-year contract or $529 without. With AT&T Next, customers can pay $26.50 per month for twenty months. The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 in the same color will cost $31.50 per month for twenty months; however, the two-year contract price is $529 or $629 outright.

The carrier will also offer a dedicated keyboard with a 50% discount when purchasing it with the tablet. AT&T will ship orders on September 23 and the tablets will be available online and at retail stores on September 26.

Hit the break for the full press release.


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HTC and Amazon deal may have fizzled because of AT&T objections

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In October of 2013, news broke that Amazon and HTC were penning a deal that allowed the Taiwanese company to make a budget Amazon smartphone. It would have been a deal that showed that HTC had a new momentum and allowed for another revenue stream. It also would have given Amazon an in on the low-end smartphone market. However the deal fizzled out. According to a source close to The Information, it’s because AT&T had objections.


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Moto 360 to be made available by AT&T at a later date

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The Moto 360 sold out in minutes of it being first available online and has created a ton of buzz since its initial announcement.

Pretty soon, you’ll have another option for where you can pick one up.

According to an AT&T release, the carrier will be adding the device to its accessory portal on its website — customers will be able to purchase the Moto 360 as an accessory.

The release says pricing and availability will be announced at a later date, but don’t expect it to cost any more or less than what it can be gotten for now from other retailers/carriers.

Source: ATT

Amazon’s Fire Phone takes a drastic price cut down to 99 cents on-contract

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We knew Amazon’s Fire Phone was struggling to pick up traction, but the latest move by Amazon and AT&T might be indicating that the Fire Phone was DOA. After about a month on the market, Amazon has cut the price of the Fire Phone from $199 on contract down to just 99 cents on contract. At least the Facebook First took some incremental steps down to the nearly-free option instead of plunging so quickly. For those of you interested in the off-contract pricing, the Fire Phone has also seen a steep decline to $449.

Those prices reflect the 32 GB version, but the 64 GB has also seen a price drop. On-contract will run $99, while off-contract you can opt to pay $549. If Amazon is struggling to sell any of these phones, though, I doubt the 64 GB versions have gotten any interest at all. However, you do still get the full free year of Amazon Prime with this deal, so there’s still some value in the purchase.
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Carriers announce Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge availability

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With the announcement of the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge out of the way, the only thing left to find out is when and where you’ll be able to pick one up. Fortunately, all of the major US carriers have released some information and sign-up pages so you’ll be able to get your hands on one.

Verizon plans on selling the Note 4 and Note Edge, but they haven’t said anything about the Gear VR or a specific release date. They do have a sign-up page for those of you that are interested, however. AT&T has listed pages for both devices, and they are going to sell the Gear VR as an accessory to the Note 4. No release date here, either.
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New info suggests AT&T will have very brief Moto Maker exclusivity period

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Some new information suggests AT&T will have a very small window of exclusivity with Moto Maker for the new Motorola Moto X+1. Previous reports suggested the new Motorola device’s Moto Maker customization would be available on both AT&T and Verizon, possibly with simultaneous launches and availability. Now sources are saying AT&T will actually get a brief three-day period when they will be the exclusive source for the Moto Maker program.

Verizon fans may be bummed by this, but it is still a big improvement compared to last year’s launch when AT&T had a much longer exclusive period for Moto Maker. There is still no word on when T-Mobile or Sprint may carry the device or get access to the Moto Maker program. That information may come out in the next few days though once the device is officially announced.

source: TK Tech News

New and current customers will receive $100 bill credit for activating a line on AT&T Next

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Starting today, new and existing AT&T customers who activate a new AT&T Next line with a smartphone will receive $100 credit to their bill. AT&T, like other carriers and their similar plans, offers customers a chance to purchase a new smartphone or upgrade to a new one with zero money down, no upgrade fees or activation fees. The added caveat to Next is no annual service contract. Payments for a new phone are instead broken down over a 20 or 24 month installments. Of course there’s debate over whether or not these types of plans are worth it. That being said if you’re looking to take advantage of this, you can do so at any AT&T retail store or online at att.com/100credit. However this offer is a limited time deal and you’ll have until Sept. 30, to take advantage.

source: AT&T