Sprint Posts Best Postpaid Additions in Nine Years, Says LTE Plus is Getting Faster

Sprint is reporting excellent fiscal Q1 numbers, detailing its best postpaid phone net additions in nine years. According to Sprint, the company’s “focus on delivering the best value proposition in wireless,” resulted in the fourth consecutive quarter of positive net additions with 173,000 in the quarter, compared to net losses of 12,000 in fiscal Q1 of 2015. To put that in layman’s, Sprint is now gaining more postpaid customers than it is losing, and for this company, that’s a major victory. (more…)

So, Yeah, T-Mobile is Gifting Customers With Free Pokémon GO Data

T-Mobile announced the goodies inside of next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday, and to nobody’s surprise, it has a lot to do with Pokémon GO. Next week, when you open up the T-Mobile Tuesdays app, the carrier will be gifting you with free high-speed data for use with Pokémon GO. This free data will be good for one year, so whenever you are out and about capturing Pokémon or taking over gyms, you won’t need to worry about your data usage.  (more…)

T-Mobile Offers Families of Four or More Cheaper Plans, Free Galaxy On5 Phones

It seems that T-Mobile announces a new “best deal ever” about once a week, and this week, it’s no different. Beginning tomorrow, T-Mobile is kicking off its “Best. Deal. Ever.” This deal is geared specifically toward families of four or more, who are preparing this summer to send kiddies back to school. To provide you with the no BS version of what T-Mobile is offering, let’s take a look.

As I stated, the deal is for families of four or more – up to 12, specifically. T-Mobile is offering four lines of 6GB for $30 a month per line, and for each line, the carrier is providing a free Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Is it a Galaxy S7? No. Is it a Galaxy S6? Absolutely not. The free Galaxy smartphone is the Galaxy On5, a device that retails for $140. (more…)

Root Achieved for Snapdragon-Powered Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Devices

Root has been achieved for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, appearing to be stable on all carrier variants. Just to be clear, if you own a Galaxy S7 (SM-G930) or Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935) featuring a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon processor, and not the Samsung Exynos processor, you may proceed.

The letters that follow the model number, such as A (AT&T), T (T-Mobile), or V (Verizon) indicate which carrier variant is being referred to. At this time, root is achievable for what appears to be all carrier models, which is a big time win for Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge owners who love complete system access.  (more…)

AT&T Thanks Program Kicks Off Today, Postpaid Customers Receive 2-for-1 Movie Tickets

AT&T is ready to start ‘thanking’ its customers, with the first phase of the Thanks program kicking off today. Unlike T-Mobile Tuesdays, which is available for all postpaid and prepaid customers, AT&T Thanks is currently exclusive to postpaid customers, which is something to keep in mind if you ever plan on switching carriers or are attempting to weigh your options when seeing which carrier is right for you.

As for what AT&T is thanking its customers with, phase one is a 2-for-1 movie ticket deal. If there is a movie you would like to see with a friend or loved one at an AMC theatre or Regal theatre (the two largest chains in the US), all you need to do is purchase one regular general admission ticket via AT&T’s dedicated redemption site, then receive an extra ticket free of charge. There are no apps to download or server malfunctions to deal with.  (more…)

Samsung Releases Unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the US, Works on All Carriers

You probably won’t believe this the first time you read it, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can now be purchased in the US as unlocked phones. Officially. This isn’t a story about buying an imported version at a discount from who-knows-where. We’re talking about officially supported, unlocked phones made specifically for the US with support on all carriers.

Samsung announced the unlocked versions this morning, saying that they should go on sale later today, June 30.   (more…)

Moto G4 and G4 Plus are Unlocked and Work on All Major US Carriers

The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus will arrive in the US on July 12 at a starting price of $199. The price and set of specs should be enough to get you interested in them on their own, but these two phones are also some of the few options out there that work across all of the major US carriers, including Verizon. At this point, not even the incoming flagship Moto Z line can say that, unless something changes last minute.  (more…)

T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 4 is Getting Android 6.0.1 Today

T-Mobile has started pushing an update today to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as software version VU2DPE3 or VU1DPE3. Those numbers don’t actually matter much, though, because the real story here is the fact that the update is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

T-Mobile doesn’t list many details about the update outside of the file size (1.5GB), but being a Note device, you should expect a similar experience to what the Note 5 got with Marshmallow. Details of that update can be found here(more…)