The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus officially arrive tomorrow. Oh, you don’t care? OK, good, because Samsung announced this morning that the Galaxy Note 4 goes up for pre-order tomorrow as well. Carriers are weighing too, with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile all confirming that you can pre-order the phone through their stores in the morning.
The device is expected to arrive in stores on October 17. (more…)
Are trade-in deals the next exciting front in the carrier wars? Judging by recent developments, it appears so. In response to T-Mobile’s improved trade-in program, Sprint announced a reworking of its own policies today.
The changes read like counterpoints to each of T-Mobile’s trade-in shortcomings. Sprint notes it allows customers to trade-in up to three phones per line and five in a calendar year, while T-Mobile restricts subscribers to one trade-in per line. (more…)
According to Samsung’s support page for the Sprint Galaxy Note 3, an update to Android 4.4.4 is approaching. The support page, which detailed the update as build N900PVPUCNH7, briefly appeared before seemingly being removed moments later. Thankfully, we caught it and have the info for you below. (more…)
All of the major US carriers have already weighed in with the preliminary plans for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and (believe it or not) Galaxy Note Edge. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile will all carry both devices this Fall, with most saying specifically, October. (more…)
A new device is available today from Sprint, the HTC-made One (E8). The E8 is much like the One (M8), minus the premium metallic hardware. Instead, the E8 is a mid to high-range device featuring a good-looking polyurethane exterior, with specs that might surprise you given the phone’s $0 down through Sprint’s Easy Pay pricing deal. (more…)
Many thought that Sprint was going to kill off unlimited data after announcing their new double-data share plans on Monday. In an announcement this morning, claiming today as a “new day for unlimited data,” it’s clear that they still believe in an unlimited way of life. Starting tomorrow, new and existing Sprint customers can sign-up for their new unlimited data plan, which includes unlimited talk and text as well, for $60 per month. (more…)
In response to Sprint’s new 20GB $100 plan that was announced earlier in the week for new customers, T-Mobile has decided that it wants all of the current Sprint customers that aren’t being offered this new deal to come on over to its promised land. Through current T-Mobile customers, Magenta is offering unlimited LTE upgrades to any current customer who brings over a friend from another carrier, including Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon. That new customer will also receive the free upgrade to unlimited LTE. (more…)
RootMetrics pushed out the first of their 2014 semi-annual performance reports for the wireless industry late last night, showing Verizon as the overall winner once again. The report looks at five areas (data performance, call performance, text performance, reliability, and speed), four of which Verizon topped the charts on, including the overall category. (more…)