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Verizon Wireless already grabbed headlines earlier today with the announcement that pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge would go live on April 1. But the company has even more cause to celebrate thanks to J.D. Power’s “2015 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study.” J.D. Power’s semiannual study ranks America’s wireless carriers based on the following ten “problem areas” that customers may encounter on a daily basis when using their cell phones and tablets: Dropped callsCalls not connectedAudio issuesFailed/late voicemailsLost callsText transmission failuresLate text... Read more...
“The Next Big Thing” will soon be upon us. Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge over the weekend and many buyers are eager to get their hands on the new flagship smartphones. If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer, we now know when pre-orders for both smartphone will open up on April Fool’s Day. The global launch for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is officially earmarked for April 10, so the April 1 pre-order date matches up nicely with Samsung’s launch window. As for pricing, T-Mobile revealed yesterday that the retail price for the Galaxy S6 (32GB) is a steep $699. If... Read more...
The recently announced HTC One M9 may be the “new hotness” with its 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and upgraded cameras, but there are still millions of customers out there rocking the previous generation One M8. One M8 users on T-Mobile received their OTA Lollipop update on February 9 and nearly a month later, it’s time for Verizon customers to enjoy some sweet Lollipop goodness. The OTA Update, which is Software Version SU4A – 3.28.605.9, SU4B – 4.17.605.5, includes Lollipop-based improvements to the Notification Panel, Lock Screen, and Recent Apps. Google’s Material Design language... Read more...
When it comes to Android smartphones for folks that are looking for respectable performance and specs at a reasonable price, look no further than Motorola. While Motorola chastises its competitors for pushing high-end smartphones that can touch the $1,000 mark (and higher), it is happy to sell you devices like the Moto E and Moto G that cost less than $200 off contract. Two weeks ago, the second generation Moto E leaked to the Internet courtesy of product listing on Best Buy’s website (you can actually still view it here). That product listing clued us in on a prepaid version the second generation... Read more...
T-Mobile seems to be leading the way — among America’s four largest wireless carriers — with bargain basement pricing and innovative “Un-carrier” infinitives that have been raising eyebrows among its competition. T-Mobile may have an advantage when it comes to pricing and features like Data Stash, but its nationwide coverage doesn’t come close to matching the reach of larger carriers like AT&T and Verizon Wireless. So when the America’s largest wireless carrier, Verizon Wireless, starts cutting prices, we really start to take notice. Starting tomorrow, the wireless carrier will begin cutting... Read more...
With all the news and rumors surrounding the upcoming launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S6, it’s easy to forget about the company’s current flagship smartphone: the Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S5 may not have lived up to Samsung’s sales expectations, but there are still millions of the devices out in the wild. And a large subset of those smartphones can now access an upgrade that users have been craving for months: Android 5.0 Lollipop. According to Droid-Life, there are actually two updates to download. The first one is a small prerequisite update to prepare the phone for Lollipop. The second update is the... Read more...
AT&T and Verizon Wireless received a lot of backlash from privacy advocates back in October when it was discovered both carriers were using a Unique Identifier Header (UIDH) to track its customers. Unlike regular cookies, which can be deleted by users, a UIDH cannot be deleted and is used primarily for targeted advertising purposes. Since there was no option to disable the UIDH by the customers, they have been dubbed “supercookies” by critics. Feeling the heat from a growing chorus of critics, AT&T decided to bail on supercookies in November. "It has been phased off our network," said AT&T... Read more...
T-Mobile shocked the tech community when it announced its Data Stash program that not only allows customers to rollover unused data month-to-month for up to a year, but also starts you off with 10GB “just because.” Not one to be left in the dust, AT&T countered with its own, inferior program that allows Mobile Share Value customers to rollover data for up to one month. When AT&T jumped onboard with rollover data, we assumed that Verizon Wireless wouldn’t be too far behind. Well, we couldn’t have been more wrong — Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo confirmed today in an interview... Read more...
Motorola released its flagship Droid Turbo smartphone just over a month ago, but that doesn’t mean that you have to wait until after the New Year to get one for an extremely attractive price point — that is, if you’re an existing customer or planning on making a switch to Verizon Wireless.The Droid Turbo normally sells for $199 with a new, two-year contract, and that isn’t changing with the Best Buy’s newest promotion. However, those that qualify for a device upgrade through Verizon Wireless can score a $100 Best Buy gift card when they purchase the phone either with a new two-year upgrade or with... Read more...
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Yesterday, Sprint caught the attention of numerous wireless subscribers with its “Cut Your Bill in Half” promotion. The United States’ third-place wireless provider promised AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers that it would cut their bills in half if they made the switch to Sprint. The promotion, however, was loaded with caveats with the biggest one being that you had to trade in your existing smartphone to Sprint with no compensation in return. In addition, customers that don’t handover their current smartphone within 30 days are hit with a... Read more...
The pricing war between wireless carriers continues to heat up. AT&T initiated a limited time promotion back in September that doubled the data available for Mobile Share Value customers on existing 15GB and higher plans. Verizon Wireless and Sprint then followed up with competing plans of their own. Now, Sprint is looking to kick some dirt in AT&T and Verizon Wireless’ eyes with a new promotion. The company is introducing a new “Cut Your Bill in Half” promotion that will dramatically reduce the price of your wireless plan if you leave AT&T or Verizon Wireless. Starting on Friday, AT&T... Read more...
When Motorola introduced the Moto X last year, the company was owned by Google. In our hands-on review of the first-generation Moto X, we pointed out that the collaboration between Motorola and Android engineers led to an incredibly sleek device and a good user experience. Although the first-generation Moto X didn’t have quite as impressive hardware specifications as its high-end competitors at the time, the phone still performed very well. What’s more, the Moto X also included a number of unique extras, like touchless controls that worked exceptionally well. Fast forward to today,... Read more...
Update 9/30/2015: Motorola just launched the Moto X Pure Edition, a larger flagship device with a 5.7-inch display, a faster processor, more RAM and the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS, along with an enhanced camera and some interesting new hands-free voice-activated features. The second gen Moto X you see here is still a great midrange phone but Motorola has just release a new flagship, so we'd highly suggest you check that out as well. When Motorola introduced the Moto X last year, the company was owned by Google. In our hands-on review of the first-generation Moto X, we pointed out that the... Read more...
We all want more from our smartphones. Whether it’s more screen real estate, more battery life, a better camera, or more storage for pictures, videos, and games, it seems there’s always something we could use more of from our phones. Manufacturers are constantly striving to deliver the best device, touting the areas in which they’ve provided “more.” HTC designed its One Max with demanding users in mind. This smartphone boasts “more screen size, more camera, more everything” according to the company. With its 5.9-inch screen and 3300mAh battery, the One... Read more...
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