Comcast May Purchase Wireless Spectrum in Upcoming FCC Auction

Stated by Comcast executives during an earnings call that took place yesterday, the company will be filing with the FCC to be part of its upcoming spectrum auction, scheduled for March 29. At that time, the FCC will transfer spectrum licenses in the 600MHz range from broadcast TV to wireless service. “If the price is right,” said Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh, the company would like to purchase wireless spectrum licenses.  (more…)

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Hit FCC

Once Samsung announce the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in Barcelona on February 21, the world will be anxiously awaiting their arrival for purchase at local retailers and carriers. Early reports suggest that March 11 could be the day that Samsung’s new flagships arrive in stores, but before that happens, we need to see pieces fall into place – like each stop off at the FCC for approval. Today, that happened.

According to FCC documents for Samsung devices under model numbers SM-G930 and SM-G935, we should be all set for launch. As a reminder, the Galaxy S7 is SM-G930 and the S7 Edge is SM-G935. The FCC IDs for each are A3LSMG930US and A3LSMG935US, respectively.  (more…)

Question of the Day: What’s Keeping You With Your Current Wireless Carrier?

Every time we share news about a wireless carrier (whether it be good or bad), the comment section fills up with conversations about which is the best or why this one is better than that one or why they are all terrible. We typically get a bunch of, “Glad I left them when I did!” comments, as well.

Because of those almost-always-entertaining conversations, our question of the day will be to ask you what it is that’s keeping you with your current wireless carrier. You all seem to have very specific, well-informed (or at least passionate) reasons for sticking with one over another, so this is your opportunity to share it all in one place.

Is it all about network? Is it price-related? Does one carrier have better phone choices over another? Do you just hate this carrier less than the rest? Feel free to drop those thoughts below.

Verizon: Haha, No, We’re Not Bringing Unlimited Data Back

A couple of weeks ago, AT&T grabbed a bunch of headlines when it re-introduced an unlimited data plan that has limited availability. Today, following Verizon’s quarterly earnings call, the company’s CFO Fran “ShamWow” Shammo was asked by CNET if they planned to bring back their own unlimited data offering. Shammo wasted no breath in saying, “At this point, we are not going to entertain unlimited.”  (more…)

AT&T Holding BOGO Smartphone Promo for Business Customers, Free Gear S2 for Consumer Galaxy Phone Buyers

Business customers on AT&T can take advantage of a BOGO offer from the carrier, granting them a chance to purchase two phones for the price of one. In order to take advantage, both smartphones must be purchased on AT&T Next, the carrier’s installment plan, and in addition, you must activate both smartphones with a qualified service plan (voice and data).  (more…)

AT&T Introduces New Unlimited Data Plan for Those With DIRECTV or U-Verse

Did you ever think Verizon or AT&T would re-introduce unlimited data to this wireless world of ours? I can’t say that I saw it coming this soon, but AT&T is the first of the two to decide that overpricing the hell out of data for years was probably unnecessary. This morning, AT&T announced the “New Unlimited Plan” for AT&T customers who also “have or add” DIRECTV or U-Verse TV. The new plan is available beginning tomorrow, January 12.

Yes, that is the important qualification here. This unlimited plan isn’t for everyone – it’s only for those who also plan to use one of AT&T’s cable services too. So as long as you already have or plan to add DIRECTV service, or AT&T U-Verse, into your monthly billing schedule, you can ignore this and move on with your day. If you do use (or plan to) one of those TV services, then read on!  (more…)

AT&T Confirms: GoPhone Prepaid Buckets Increasing to 5GB and 2GB

UPDATE 1/6: AT&T reached out and confirmed the changes to us. The only difference is the new plans and upgraded data bucket amounts will be live on January 8, not January 6 as we originally reported.


Tomorrow, AT&T will introduce some changes to their prepaid plans that include more data without a price hike, according to sources of ours.  (more…)

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