According to sources, US Cellular is jumping on the “better bang for your current buck” trend that almost all of the major U.S. wireless carriers have fallen under over the last couple of weeks. It’s a competitive world out there, so carriers are now offering you more data for the same price. Verizon did it with MORE Everything, AT&T did it with family and individual plans (Aio Wireless too), and so did T-Mobile (sort of).
Come March 13, US Cellular will make their new shared data plans official and permanent. Their $40 plan with 300MB of data will now be 1GB, the $50 plan jumps from 1GB to 2GB, and the $60 plan rises from 2GB to 3GB. There will also be a new $15/300MB plan and a $60 single line plan with 1GB of data.
If you are a current US Cellular customer, your account will automatically upgrade to the new data amount. (more…)
Outside of the ultra-late arrival for the Nexus 7 (2013) on Verizon, Big Red customers have been without a Nexus device since the disaster that was the launch of the Galaxy Nexus in late 2011. OK, so the launch wasn’t the only disaster there, but you get what I’m saying. The last two phones from Google have not made their way to Verizon’s airwaves, even though the latest (Nexus 5) does just fine on all other carriers, including the CDMA-reliant Sprint.
But what if that changed? What if Verizon launched the Nexus 5 late, just like they did the Nexus 7? What if you could buy the Nexus 5 in the coming weeks – would you? With the Galaxy S5 and “All New HTC One” on the horizon, is Google’s 2013 flagship still worth having, just because it’s a “Nexus” device?
If you need help responding to that question, feel free to read our Nexus 5 review. Then hit up the poll and comments to share your thoughts.
Verizon CFO, Fran “ShamWow” Shammo, sat down for the opening keynote of the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet and Telecom Conference and weighed in on all sorts of topics. Since we know how many of you are still Big Red customers, even with T-Mobile and AT&T shifting up strategies in order to grab your business, we thought you’d be interested in hearing what he had to say.
Shammo is always worth a few good quotes during his interviews. I don’t want to call him the new Sanjay Jha, because well, that would be a massive insult, but he sure knows how to grab a headline while talking to investors and analysts.
In his sit down today, he walked through everything from how Verizon wants “high creditworthy” customers for EDGE and how they don’t plan to leave the subsidy model any time soon, to how many millions of customers they still want to upgrade to 4G LTE and why his company likes having four major players in the wireless industry. (more…)
Samsung managed to keep the Galaxy S5 out of public view until the press got a hold of the 2014 flagship and mistakenly outed it less than 24 hours before its official unveiling. HTC on the other hand, still hasn’t officially announced the “All New HTC One” (One 2014), yet we have seen the device in a 12-minute video and more images than we even know what to do with at this point. HTC sucks at controlling leaks.
In today’s set of leaks, we not only get a new video of the phone in action, but also in a series of photos that shows off its exterior trimmings and how it compares in size to the HTC One Max. (more…)
T-Mobile has approved the Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” update for its variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4, with rollout expected to start today. The new build number is M919UVUFNB4. In order to update over-the-air (OTA) or through Kies, you’ll need to be on build M919UVUEMK2. (more…)
This afternoon, HTC continued their translation of technical details for features from last year’s HTC One while also teasing the “All New HTC One” for a third time. The spot is as painful to watch as the previous two, but this time focuses on the UltraPixel camera from the original One. After diving through its ability to take shots in low-light situations, the on-screen duo goes into how the “All New HTC One” “has added” a…Well, we don’t know because everything is blurred out after that part. (more…)
A few weeks back, a report surfaced suggesting that Google would unveil a wearables platform some time in the month of March, with a device potentially arriving a couple of months later at Google I/O. That report is now at least half correct, as Android head Sundar Pichai announced today during an interview at SXSW that in two weeks time, his team would launch a new wearable SDK for Android. (more…)
Thanks to @evleaks and his never-ending pursuit to leak all things “All New HTC One” or HTC One (2014), we are getting our first taste of the accessory line for the “M8.” He also mentioned the possibility of a new Google Play Edition of this 2014 HTC flagship.
In two images posted to his account yesterday, we are seeing a new flip-style case that comes in four colors: black, red, green, and blue. The case stands out – or at least comes off as being unique – because of its hole-filled front sides. As you can see from the images, the holes are being used to show important information (like time and weather) with the case closed. We aren’t sure if the display will constantly show this information or if you’ll need to press the power button to see it. I’m not sure I see the point if the power button is required, though maybe this case can save battery life by only showing a minimal amount of display. It’s an interesting idea, I guess. (more…)