So it’s 2017 and unlimited data is officially back at all of the major US carriers. (Don’t even try to tell me that you saw this coming.) It seemed like just days ago we were paying a hundred dollars for 2GB and 4GB of data and having our grandfathered unlimited data plans ripped from our cold, crusty, fingers with the shadiest of moves. But hey, we’re not about to complain that we can all get back on unlimited data for some decent prices. (more…)
Now that Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint have all done something in the unlimited data plan industry this week, AT&T didn’t want to be left out. Starting tomorrow, they will expand availability of their unlimited data offering to all customers. Previously, AT&T’s unlimited data plan was only available to those with DirecTV accounts, but come February 17, all AT&T postpaid customers can get in on the action. (more…)
In reaction to T-Mobile’s reaction to Verizon’s reaction to the unlimited craze that has once again swept the wireless industry in the US, Sprint has another new unlimited plan to share with you today. This one is dubbed “Best Unlimited HD Plan Ever” and includes the same style of unlimited plan that Verizon introduced on Monday, which T-Mobile already had to match. It includes HD streaming and tethering without the extra up-charge. (more…)
Last night, LG unwrapped a teaser for the UX that will accompany the launch of the G6 in a week. While the teaser may not show us a revamped UI and software design that we all have begged for, LG is planning to take advantage of the G6’s 18:9 display, which “almost entirely fills the front of the smartphone,” to go full-square mode. That might be confusing, so let me explain. (more…)
Alright, so it won’t be a full death, because there are thousands and thousands of gadgets that still sport microUSB ports, but when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are announced next month at an event in New York City, we’ll welcome in the official era of USB Type-C. That’s something we should all applaud, even if it’s not a moment you had given much thought to.
You might be thinking, “Ummm, Kellen, almost every phone last year launched with USB Type-C, so why does the Galaxy S8 get credit?” Because the Galaxy S7, a phone that sold in massive amounts in 2016 and crushed sales of the phone you are holding right now, had microUSB. Even if the LG G5 and V20, Google’s Pixel, the HTC 10, the Moto Z family, OnePlus 3 line, and almost any other phone that launched had USB Type-C, it doesn’t really matter. The king of Android phones (in terms of volume) is the Galaxy S line and it still featured the older, more frustrating plug. (more…)