Galaxy Note 4 Full Retail Pricing is Out of Control at AT&T

AT&T thinks you are a sucker. Either that, or they want to discourage you from even considering the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 off-contract. At $825.99 with “no annual contract,” AT&T will sell you Samsung’s latest oversized device, the same oversized device that Verizon is asking $699 for. Or that T-Mobile is asking $749 for. They all have the same storage, display, processor, and camera. There are no differences other than the branding on the back.

Oh, well maybe you could just go for the AT&T Next pricing, which sits at $34.42 per month, a full $0.57 lower than Verizon’s monthly Edge option? Except that AT&T’s monthly payment plan runs 24 months and Verizon’s runs just 20? Ugh.

Seriously, what the hell, AT&T?

Samsung Gear S is Coming to the Big Four This Fall

The Samsung Gear S, Samsung’s curved smartwatch that wants to be a stand-alone phone, is officially coming to the US “this Fall.” No pricing or an exact release date has been announced by anyone involved, but we do know that Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will all sell it. If that’s not enough news and you need Gear S in your life sooner, you can stop by 1 of 125 different AT&T retail stores starting Friday, September 26, to get a look (list of stores).  (more…)

T-Mobile Moto X Finally Gets Android 4.4.4

The T-Mobile variant of the original Moto X, which is a lot like this year’s “Pure Edition,” is finally receiving its update to  Android 4.4.4. We aren’t sure what took Motorola so long to push this update out, since the Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint models have all had it for some time (update details), but that’s the situation. With the T-Mobile variant being controlled by Motorola as an unlocked device, you would have figured that it should be first to receive new software.

Either way, the update started as a soak at the end of last week and may be rolling now to all. To check for it, head into Settings>About phone>System updates.

The update is version 213.44.1.  (more…)

Galaxy Note 4 Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow, Available October 17

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…)

T-Mobile’s Personal CellSpot and GoGo In-Flight Texting Now Available

T-Mobile’s newly announced Personal CellSpot at-home router is now available to Simple Choice customers who want to have a a “personal T-Mobile tower” in their house. The device, like any router, is used to help boost a signal, only this router helps give you full T-Mobile service when you may lack it. According to T-Mobile, 57% of American wireless users say they “often” drop calls when at home. The Personal CellSpot is here to fix that.  (more…)

T-Mobile Un-carrier 7.0, Brings Gogo In-flight Texting Partnership and Next-gen WiFi Calling

Down in San Francisco, T-Mobile hosted Un-carrier 7.0 today, making a few announcements which are sure to have many T-Mo customers, and even non T-Mo customers a bit excited.

For starters, the carrier announced its next generation of WiFi calling. To put it simply, T-Mobile states that for every single customer, a WiFi connection is now a T-Mobile cell tower. When moving through the town or within your home, T-Mobile customers, as long as there is an active data connection they can hook up to, can make and receive calls via WiFi. No more black holes in your home.  (more…)

T-Mobile Galaxy S4 Gets Update to Android 4.4.4 With WiFi Calling Enhancements

Joining the LG G3’s update party this morning on T-Mobile is the Galaxy S4. The 2013 flagship from Samsung is seeing a bump to Android 4.4.4 that includes enhancements to WiFi calling. That’s it.

The build weighs in as M919UVUFNH7 and is around 403MB in size, according to T-Mo’s support site.

To check for the update, head into Settings>More>About device>Software update.  (more…)