How easy is it to get your new Moto X Pure Edition up and running on your carrier of choice? As easy as swapping in a nano SIM from that carrier. Have activated service on AT&T? Just put your SIM in. Same thing with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, or a variety of prepaid carriers. Remember, the phone is fully unlocked with supported bands for all of the major US carriers, so it should just work out of the box.
Because we wanted to show how easy it is to get your new Moto X Pure Edition working with your carrier of choice, we put together this quick video of a SIM swap from no SIM to AT&T to Verizon within a matter of minutes. It’s amazing how quickly you can get from one network to another with this phone. (more…)
Where can you buy the Gear S2 from Samsung? So far, most major US wireless carriers have confirmed plans to carry it. No one gave us pricing or a date of availability, but Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and US Cellular all said it’ll be in their lineups. (more…)
The Galaxy Tab S2, announced from Samsung in July, is now up for pre-order in the United States. Carriers are also getting in on the fun, as you can purchase the tablet with LTE radios inside, launching in-store through AT&T on September 4, and T-Mobile on September 3. US Cellular, Sprint, and Verizon are also confirmed to carry the device, but we have yet to learn the in-store launch date.
The Galaxy Tab S2 comes in four models, a 8.0″ and 9.7″, both sporting WiFi-only and LTE variants. For specs, the tablets feature Super AMOLED displays, octa-core processors, 3GB of RAM, 8MP rear-facing cameras, and decently sized batteries. More impressively, both tablets are extremely thin, with both models measuring in at just 5.6mm thick. For comparison the Galaxy S6, a rather thin device, is 6.8mm thick. (more…)
The Stagefright exploit updates are still rolling out, with the AT&T One M8 and One M9 from HTC being the latest phones to receive the OTA patch. After the patch, users of these devices should no longer worry about receiving malicious MMS messages, as detailed in this post. (more…)
According to an unnamed source of PhoneArena, Samsung and AT&T are working together to launch a Galaxy Note 5 Active onto the network this November. We know, it sounds ridiculous. As most of you likely know, the Active moniker deployed by Samsung defines a device’s rugged and tough design, capable of taking drops and even going for a swim thanks to water resistance. (more…)
RootMetrics, a 3rd-party independent researcher, released its findings for the first half of 2015, detailing a pretty big win for Verizon. For the 4th consecutive time, Big Red has earned top honors across the nation for overall network performance, topping the charts in 47 states across the United States. (more…)
For AT&T customers using the $60 a month GoPhone plan, the carrier is making the 4GB of high-speed data on your account usable for travel in the countries of Mexico and Canada.
Not new, but definitely noteworthy, when users pay with Auto Refill, they also save $5 on their monthly bill, bringing the total to $55 a month for 4GB of high-speed data in the US and across the border on both sides. These GoPhone accounts also feature AT&T’s Rollover feature, where unused data amounts carry over for a 30 day period. (more…)
This morning, AT&T unwrapped changes to their Mobile Share Value plans, changes that decrease prices here or there, while bumping up data in others. Some of the changes are also just in-between moves that land in the middle of older plans that are now gone.
Mobile Share Value plan options like 1GB ($25) or 3GB ($40) data buckets are now gone and have been replaced by a 2GB $30 option. The 6GB $70 option is gone as well and has been replaced by 5GB for $50. I’ll let you decide if that’s a deal or not. (more…)