This morning, T-Mobile took the wraps off its latest technology introduction, DIGITS. The idea here is very much Google Voice meets AT&T’s NumberSync in that you get to use a single phone number (your “DIGITS”) across multiple devices and have additional phone numbers funnel through it.
T-Mobile’s take on this type of technology allows you to access your “DIGITS” number (calls, contacts, texts, and voicemails) on phones, tablets, wearables and computers. You can even have it setup to funnel through an old flip phone. T-Mobile says that they are taking this 1-number to rule them all idea further by letting customers attach multiple T-Mobile numbers on the same device. That means accessing numbers from work, home, and a personal line on a single smartphone. (more…)
AT&T announced its first 5G business customer trial this week, the first of its kind, according to the company. Located at one of Intel’s Austin offices, AT&T, in cooperation with Intel and Ericsson, is utilizing millimeter wave (mmWave) technology to power the 5G network experience. (more…)
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…)
T-Mobile’s Binge On, the opt-out video throttling service that most of us thought was shady garbage when first introduced, will now be a part of AT&T’s service under the name “Stream Saver.” The new feature will launch in early 2017.
What is Stream Saver? (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…)