Verizon is Handing Out Up to $650 Per Line if You Switch Over From Another Carrier

To end the year, Verizon appears to be ready to pay for your business in a way that almost all of the other carriers have tried over the past couple of years. Big Red, the one wireless carrier who has tried to avoid this type of promo, has either given in to the new battle for wireless customers or wants to try and crush them all with through their LTE fingertips. Whatever the case, this is what’s going on in a new $650 per line switching deal that the company kicked off this morning.  (more…)

YouTube: T-Mobile is Throttling All Video Traffic, Regardless of Binge On Enrollment

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, YouTube is calling out T-Mobile this week, claiming that the carrier is effectively throttling, or degrading, its network video traffic. Recently, T-Mobile announced Binge On, a service that allows customers to stream video from select providers without any associated data fees. Essentially, T-Mobile scales back the quality of the incoming video to 480p, relieving stress on the network, which allows the video data to not count against a customer’s monthly bill. However, according to a YouTube spokesperson, T-Mobile is degrading all incoming video regardless of network congestion, regardless of being a part of Binge On, and is not informing its customers of the action.  (more…)

Wednesday Poll: Month-to-Month or Contract?

Last year around this time, we asked all of you to weigh in on your current wireless situation. We kept it simple, only asking if you were in some sort of month-to-month type of plan or if you were locked into a contract. The vote showed that most of you (59%) had ditched long-term contracts in favor of a month-to-month plan, which is something you should be proud of.

This year, we want to ask again to see how things have changed. This time, though, we’re tossing in an extra answer or at least breaking out the month-to-month option. You see, if you are in a month-to-month plan, but still have a device payment plan, you are still basically under contract, just without the nasty ETF fee typically associated with a contract. So in this poll, you can vote for a straight up contract, month-to-month without a payment plan, or month-to-month with a payment plan.

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Are you on-contract with your wireless carrier or month-to-month?

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T-Mobile Knocking $100 Off Flagship Samsung Devices, Plus Free Year of Netflix

Beginning this Friday, T-Mobile is knocking $100 off Samsung’s latest smartphones, plus throwing in a free year of Netflix when you purchase one. Phones offered at the discounted rate are the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and the Galaxy Note 5. The $100 promotion is good until December 23, and the Netflix offer is good until December 31.  (more…)

T-Mobile Adds 11 More Services to Music Freedom Lineup

This afternoon, T-Mobile announced 11 new music streaming services that will be included in Music Freedom, the feature that grants Simple Choice customers the ability to stream music from various services, with all of the data not counting towards your monthly total. For those who enjoy rocking out all month long, it’s a big deal.

While Music Freedom already covers most of the major services available, including Play Music, Spotify, and Pandora, T-Mobile continues to add new services, making the feature that much better. Newly added music services include Aud.io, Dash Radio, SomaFM, StreamOn, TuneIn Premium, and many more. All of these services will now be able to be streamed at no data charge to you.

Below is the list in its entirety.  (more…)

Buy a LG V10, Get a Free 64GB MicroSD Card, Battery Charging Cradle, and Battery

Starting today and ending December 20, if you purchase the LG V10 through Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile, you are eligible to receive a free 64 microSD card, battery charging cradle, and extra battery. This promotion highlights the V10 quite well, as it is one of the last flagship devices to feature a removable battery, as well as expandable storage.  (more…)

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Gets Advanced Messaging and Video Calling in Update

T-Mobile is issuing updates to two of its older Samsung phones this morning, those being the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. The update adds T-Mobile’s Advanced Messaging and Mobile Video Calling, two features first announced by the wireless carrier back in July.

With Advanced Messaging, you get a more robust, chat-like experience, where you can send bigger photos (up to 10MB), see when a person is responding to you, participate in better group chats, and more. It’s basically the new version of text messaging that most of the carriers will adopt.  (more…)