AT&T announced a brand new streaming TV solution today called DIRECTV NOW. As the name suggests, this is an initiative launched through their DIRECTV arm, but will be available to everyone starting November 30 for as little as $35 per month. (more…)
Starting tomorrow, AT&T customers who own an Amazon Echo will be able to send text messages with Alexa. With the soon-to-be-launched Send Message Skill on Echo, users need only ask Alexa to send a message to a contact, then dictate the message. If your hands are full or you really don’t want to pick up your phone, this could be useful. (more…)
Last week, Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy S7 Edge in Coral Blue would arrive in the US before the end of 2016. The vagueness surrounding the launch seemed a bit weird, especially since this new color would potentially be a great seller as a holiday release. As it turns out, Coral Blue may indeed be coming in time for the holidays. (more…)
AT&T GoPhone, a prepaid plan that is without a doubt (and has been) one of the best values in the business, will receive a bump in data on Friday to two of its plans. That data bump, as has been the case for years, did not increase the price, leaving your GoPhone plan with more data just because. (more…)
When we last left you on Friday, both Sprint and AT&T released statements suggesting that they would accept exchanges of “safe” Galaxy Note 7 devices, after a report or two had surfaced of those same “safe” replacement devices catching fire. Then, as the weekend unfolded, numerous new reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7s arrived and carriers quickly abandoned ship. Most, in fact, have completely halted sales of the device while we wait for Samsung to tell us what the hell is going on. Two reports have also said that Samsung has stopped production of the device temporarily. (more…)
While no body of our government or Samsung has confirmed the recent report that a replacement Galaxy Note 7 up and exploded on a domestic Southwest airplane, AT&T and Sprint seem to wish it was just over already.
Recently confirmed by Engadget, both carriers are accepting exchanges on the Galaxy Note 7, even if it was a replacement device for a recalled unit picked up last month. Once exchanged, you are free to pick any other device on the network. (more…)
Google’s ad blitz for its new Pixel phones has much greater reach than any other product ad campaign of theirs I can recall. We are seeing non-stop TV ads, carefully placed billboards in major cities, and even full four-page ads in newspapers like USA Today. But one thing I keep seeing accompany these ads needs some clarification. (more…)