Gold Galaxy S5 Coming to All Carriers May 30, Not Just T-Mobile

Earlier today, Samsung put out a press release for all of the “tastemakers” out there. If you tastemakers were jealous that T-Mobile was the only one getting the Band-Aid Gold Galaxy S5, today is your lucky day. Samsung announced the new colorway will be available to more people on more carriers around the globe.

On May 30, T-Mobile will not be the exclusive carrier to offer the phone. AT&T, Sprint, Verizon (through select indirect retailers), and even U.S. Cellular will be offering up the Gold Galaxy S5 option for its customers.  (more…)

LG Optimus G Pro on AT&T Gets Kit Kat Update Today

The LG Optimus G Pro on AT&T is receiving an update to Kit Kat today. As surprising as that may sound, the update weighs in at 700-800MB and can be downloaded over-the-air. The software version post-update is E98020g.

You can find a mini-changelog below, but similar to the G Flex and G2 updates, the G Pro will see a restyled status bar for Kit Kat, stronger security, Immersive Mode, improved battery performance, cloud print settings, and even better processing speed. The update should also include NFC  Tap&Pay for mobile payments, lock screen media art, Emoji, and more.  (more…)

AT&T to Acquire DIRECTV for $48.5 Billion

Last week, a report surfaced suggesting that AT&T was on the verge of acquiring DIRECTV for close to $50 billion. Today, that deal became official for $48.5 billion.

Together, AT&T thinks the companies can become a content distribution leader across mobile, video and broadband platforms. To be more specific, the deal will help AT&T and DIRECTV “better meet consumers’ future viewing and programming preferences, whether traditional pay TV, on-demand video services like Netflix or Hulu streamed over a broadband connection (mobile or fixed) or a combination of viewing preferences  on any screen.”  (more…)

Goodbye, Aio: Cricket Wireless Takes Over With New Plans, Pricing, and Phones

Back in March, AT&T announced that Cricket Wireless and Aio Wireless would soon merge, leaving Cricket as the name of their prepaid wireless service. That day has come, meaning Aio Wireless is no more. Well, all of the Aio plans seem to have carried over under the Cricket name, but the Aio color scheme (which T-Mobile hated) and website are a part of wireless history. Oh, the little “Aio” mentions on your lock screen and notification pull down now say “Cricket” as well.

So what does Cricket Wireless now offer? Again, the Aio package, just under the Cricket name.  (more…)