HTC Nexus Phones Stop Off at the FCC With Universal US Carrier Support (Updated)

Oh boy, the HTC Nexus phones just stopped off at the FCC this morning. As we all know, that’s huge news in terms of how this story begins to unfold in front of us. After seeing supposed pictures of one of the phones hours ago, we now know model numbers, get confirmation that HTC is indeed making two Nexus phones, and other details, like universal LTE support across US carriers, including Verizon.

Let’s dive into the filings that went live this morning and share what we are finding. Also, as we find more, we’ll be updating this post.  (more…)

Friday Poll: Who is Your Current Wireless Carrier?

It’s been a year since the last time we asked which carrier you are using for your mobile phone needs, so it’s time to update our numbers.

Last year, the majority of voters were rocking Verizon, with Big Red capturing nearly 60% of the vote. Following Verizon was T-Mobile at 20%, then AT&T with 9%. Sprint, which got less votes than the total of “Prepaid or Other,” had 3% of the vote.

This time, to get a sense of which prepaid options people are using, we have included the names of the top US prepaid carriers, so let us know exactly who you are using.

Extra credit if you feel like telling us how you think your carrier is performing.

Who is your current wireless carrier?

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T-Mobile’s Binge On Ups Amount of Supported Services to Over 100

T-Mobile’s Binge On, the added feature for customers that allows them to stream video from select services and have it not count against their monthly data allotment, is getting quadrupled in size. In total, there are now more than 100 services for users to stream DVD-quality (480p) video from.

As for which services have been added, let’s name a few. Starting today, you will find ABC, Apple Music, Disney Channel, FOX NOW, Nat Geo TV, FXNOW, as well as the Big Ten Network.

Check out the full list of new services below.  (more…)

Sprint Posts Best Postpaid Additions in Nine Years, Says LTE Plus is Getting Faster

Sprint is reporting excellent fiscal Q1 numbers, detailing its best postpaid phone net additions in nine years. According to Sprint, the company’s “focus on delivering the best value proposition in wireless,” resulted in the fourth consecutive quarter of positive net additions with 173,000 in the quarter, compared to net losses of 12,000 in fiscal Q1 of 2015. To put that in layman’s, Sprint is now gaining more postpaid customers than it is losing, and for this company, that’s a major victory. (more…)

So, Yeah, T-Mobile is Gifting Customers With Free Pokémon GO Data

T-Mobile announced the goodies inside of next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday, and to nobody’s surprise, it has a lot to do with Pokémon GO. Next week, when you open up the T-Mobile Tuesdays app, the carrier will be gifting you with free high-speed data for use with Pokémon GO. This free data will be good for one year, so whenever you are out and about capturing Pokémon or taking over gyms, you won’t need to worry about your data usage.  (more…)