Sony Xperia Z3 Returns to T-Mobile at $499 After Short Hiatus

The Sony Xperia Z3 randomly showed back up on T-Mobile’s online shop this week after disappearing nearly a month ago without notice. Not only has the device returned, but it can be had for just $499 without a contract or broken out into monthly payments as low as $20.

We still aren’t sure why the Xperia Z3 disappeared for a couple of weeks, but everyone should be happy that it’s back. This is a hell of a smartphone. Sony’s Xperia line has only gotten better over the last couple of years and should be considered by fans of this operating system even with the Galaxy S6 now available. While the fate of the Xperia line in the US now seems to be up the in air, the Z3 deserves more than a 6-month stay at the Uncarrier.

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T-Mobile’s Walmart Family Mobile Plans Get 500MB of Extra Data at No Extra Charge

The Walmart Family Mobile plans (it’s like a prepaid plan that runs on T-Mobile’s network) are getting a boost in data starting tomorrow, April 18, without a price hike. The two tiers – $29.88 and $39.88 – are each receiving a bump of 500MB per month, bringing them to 1GB and 3GB, respectively. Each plan also still includes unlimited talk and text.

And yep, it is a “slow news day.”  (more…)

T-Mobile LG G2 Gets Lollipop Update Today

T-Mobile, at least according to its support site, is ready to push Lollipop to the LG G2 starting today. The update will actually begin rolling out today an finish around May 22, so if you don’t see it right this minute, keep checking over the next couple of days.

The update introduces the phone to Android 5.0.2 and software version D80130b. The update weighs in at 617MB, so you’ll want to have plenty of battery or a charger nearby before updating.  (more…)

If You Want an Unlocked Galaxy S6, eBay has You Covered for $699

A number of you have expressed interest in purchasing an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6, even though Samsung hasn’t officially announced one for the US. I can’t say I blame you for wanting the carrier-removed variant, as it doesn’t contain (as much) bloatware and can be taken to any of your favorite GSM carriers without first needing someone to unlock it. These also tend to be the versions that get the first wave of updates as they are pushed out by Samsung. Unlocked phones are awesome.  (more…)

Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 are All Available Today!

April 10 is here! Did you order your Apple Watch yet? Errr, that’s not what we care about. What is happening today….oh yeah! Star Wars is now available digitally! No…well, that’s awesome news, but that’s not what we care about either at this moment. Ahh yes, it’s Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 day! Did you get/order yours?

Below, we have links for all and to each carrier, in case you can’t figure out how to use Google Search.

If you need more info, well, we have that too. Our Galaxy S6 Review is out. That’s probably a must read. Our One M9 review will be here next week. We also have who knows how many videos of each phone over at our YouTube channel. Go watch them. Here is a pricing breakdown of the Galaxy S6s. Fun stuff.  (more…)

Galaxy S6 Sales “Nearly” Double Galaxy S5 at T-Mobile in First 10 Days

The Samsung Galaxy S6 hasn’t even officially launched yet (tomorrow is launch day) and T-Mobile has already seen sales of it nearly double that of the Galaxy S5, which was previously the most popular Galaxy phone ever at the carrier. We are talking the first 10 days of availability, but then again, we are also talking a pre-order period. I would imagine those numbers will only increase once the phone becomes widely available.  (more…)