Itching to try out the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Gear smartwatches? If you live near a Best Buy, today is your chance. The chain announced yesterday that many stores will have sample units of the S5 and Gear line on hand starting March 21, several weeks before their respective April launch dates. (more…)
AT&T announced this morning that it will open up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5 starting tomorrow for $199 on-contract. Pre-orders can be made in-store or online, with shipments starting in “early April.” That’s right, no specific date has been set, but Samsung did mention April 11 during their big device unveiling back in February. (more…)
The Android 4.4.2 update for the AT&T Moto X has been approved by all parties and should begin to rollout as build 165.44.1. A soak test for the update was scheduled to begin last week, so we’ll just assume that went well.
Motorola posted up the changelog for the update this afternoon, showing an identical update to the other carrier variants of the Moto X, in that it brought cloud printing, better battery life, and fixed an email sync issue. Well, there was one difference – the AT&T model “fixed a bug that caused data connectivity issues for AT&T Moto X users while traveling outside the US.” (more…)
In a first move following their completed acquisition of Leap Wireless, AT&T will now merge Aio Wireless into Leap’s Cricket prepaid brand. Reports of this happening surfaced months ago, which we mentioned in our best prepaid plans post, so it shouldn’t exactly come as a shocker. The good news is that not much is changing, at least for now. (more…)
The AT&T Moto X – also known as the last of the bunch to get Android 4.4.2 – has a soak test for a new software update on the horizon. While nothing is confirmed until the update starts, we would be surprised if this doesn’t turn out to be 4.4.2. There isn’t much else it could be.
To see the changelog from the Verizon 4.4.2, hit up this post.
Competition is a good thing, especially when it comes to smartphone plans. Almost certainly in response to T-Mobile’s doubling of data for entry-level price tier customers last Friday, AT&T announced a price cut for no-contract plans with two or fewer lines.
Single-line Mobile Share Value plans now start at $65, a $15 savings, while two-line accounts are $90. That price will net you 2GB of data, unlimited talk and text, unlimited international messaging in 190 countries and 50GB of AT&T Locker cloud storage. In addition, AT&T is offering a $100 bill credit for activating a new line of postpaid service. (more…)
According to a report out of GigaOm, AT&T has gone live with LTE-Advanced in several markets, making them the first major U.S. carrier to offer what could be an incredible 4G wireless experience. AT&T isn’t ready yet to make this news into a marketing campaign, though, since no current devices can even take advantage of the network technology outside a hotspot unit. That will likely change once the Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives in April. (more…)