It’s January 24, which means AT&T’s pre-orders for the LG G Flex are now live online. The device is priced at $299.99 on a new two year agreement, $694.99 off contract, or just $34.75 per month for 20 months with AT&T Next.
The internals for the G Flex would seemingly warrant such a high subsidiary, but don’t forget, the device’s 6.0″ curved P-OLED display is not Full HD. We had a hands-on with the G Flex at CES, and while it is a gorgeous device, pixels are quite visible from certain viewing angles. While seeing pixels may not be a deal breaker for a few of you, we still wanted to give a friendly heads up. (more…)
According to HTC’s roadmap for software updates, the Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” update for the One on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile has now reached what they have dubbed the “certification” stage. In other words, we are getting closer to a release now that HTC is giving this initial build a last look before carriers take a crack at it. (more…)
AT&T launched a big list of new 4G LTE markets this morning, opening up about 20 new markets across the US, including Puerto Rico. San Bernardino County in So-Cal has a few new markets to show off, while Michigan also got a hearty serving of improved mobile data speeds.
AT&T is now right on Verizon’s heels in terms of the number of LTE markets available, and with all of the talks now surrounding LTE-Advanced, 2014 and 2015 should be a couple of great years for data speed. (more…)
With preorders for the LG G Flex on AT&T starting up this Friday, January 24, the carrier is pumping up awareness on YouTube, posting a walk-around of the unique device for all to see. The G Flex, when compared to other smartphones, is quite the attention grabber, sporting a 6″ HD Curved P-OLED display, while also housing top tier internal specs. (more…)
Still aren’t convinced that T-Mobile has shaken up the wireless industry here in the U.S.? AT&T announced a new early smartphone upgrade program today that will actually help you get out of your AT&T contract and onto a month-to-month wireless package. Seriously, AT&T apparently wants you to get out of your contract, sign up for Next and add-on a Mobile Share Value plan. And they want this, because they want their customers to experience the world “all at a great value.” It sounds so unAT&T-like.
So here is the deal. If you are currently under contract with AT&T – as in you signed a contract before January 18 – you can upgrade to a new device within 6 months and kill off your contract, as long as you upgrade using AT&T Next, plus sign-up for a new Mobile Share Value plan. If you signed a contract after January 19, you are essentially stuck, however, AT&T will let you upgrade within 20 months. To check to see if you are eligible, dial *NEW#. (more…)
At CES this year, LG made its upcoming G Flex the focal point. It was announced that the curved smartphone would be coming to all of the major carriers in the US sometime soon, but there were no hard dates. AT&T announced today that it will start taking pre-orders for the phone this Friday, January 24. (more…)
If you watched any amount of TV this weekend or took a glance over at the sidebar of this site, you more than likely ran into a T-Mobile advertisement that talks about their new ETF-killing program. Seriously, these ads are everywhere, right now. Introduced during CES as their next UnCarrier movement, T-Mobile wants to pay the Early Termination Fees (ETF) from your current carrier to have you bring your business to them. It’s a bold move, though bold moves are exactly what we expect from a company led by a man willing to crash an AT&T party during CES and then call their CEO of mobility “fat” during a press event.
The plan works something like this:
- Bring your business to T-Mobile, and they’ll pay up to $350 in ETFs per line once you sign-up for service and send them the last bill from your previous carrier.
- Then, trade in the phone from your previous carrier to earn up to another $300.
- You have to sign-up for a postpaid Simple Choice plan and also buy a device.
- They will only pay ETFs from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.
My question to you today is – are you going to take their offer and switch carriers? According to T-Mobile’s numbers, they had 4.4 million new customers join their UnCarrier way of life, so you certainly wouldn’t be alone.
Beats Music, the streaming music service created by the headphone giant of the same name, will launch January 21 in an exclusive partnership deal with AT&T. For $14.99, your entire family (up to 5 members and 10 devices) can be a part of Beats Music, and that’s after you try the service for free for 90 days. With access to over 20 million songs and “a unique curated experience,” AT&T is telling you to download at will as well. They claim to have made Beats Music available on an unlimited basis (both streaming an downloading for offline listening) for AT&T subscribers. We’re not sure if this is their first sponsored data deal or something separate, but they are making this sound as if your tiered data plan is unaffected by the service.
If you are an individual, you can access Beats Music on up to 3 devices for $9.99 per month.
So what is Beats Music and why should you consider it? (more…)