Verizon Pushes Battery Indicator Update to Galaxy Note 7, Also Adds Warning to Unsafe Models

Whether you own a new, safe Galaxy Note 7 or are holding onto the bomb-in-waiting version that was recalled, Verizon has an update for you this morning as software version VRS2APHE. The update serves two purposes, really, to turn the battery indicator green if you have a safe phone or to splash warnings all over the phone should you have a potentially unsafe version.  (more…)

Assuming Google Ties the Pixel Phones to Verizon, I’d Assume Higher Prices Too

The sample size is small, but each time that Verizon has carried any of Google’s phones, the price hasn’t been one of the selling points. Should Verizon once again get the opportunity to sell Google’s phones this year – the Pixel and Pixel XL – I hope you aren’t expecting anything less than top tier pricing in the range of an iPhone or Galaxy S.  (more…)

Moto Z Play DROID Now on Sale, Hasselblad True Zoom Up for Pre-Order

The Moto Z Play DROID is now available for purchase via Motorola and Verizon, plus the Hasselblad True Zoom is available through pre-order. If the Z Play interests you, Verizon is selling it for $408 full retail or $17/month with a payment plan. More interestingly, if the Hasselblad Moto Mod is something you want, it’s priced at $299 on Motorola’s website, but just $249 through Verizon. If you do want the Hasselblad, be sure to save yourself the $50.  (more…)

T-Mobile’s New LTE-A Tech Offers Up to 400Mbps Speeds on Select Devices in Select Cities

Following Verizon’s announcement of LTE-A for select markets, T-Mobile is looking to one up the competition, as it always is. To do so, the carrier is launching 4×4 MIMO (multiple input, multiple output), as well as 256 QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) and 64 QAM.

To explain, 4×4 MIMO means there are double the number of data paths between a cell site and your phone. According to T-Mobile, “Double the paths = up to double the speed than before!” Of course, not all T-Mobile customers will benefit from this technological advancement.  (more…)