“Does this unlocked phone work with my carrier?”
How many times have you asked that over the last couple of years? I know we ask it often. In a time where prepaid services are very attractive, and more and more phones are available as unlocked models that work on a variety of LTE and GSM/CDMA bands, this a question you should be able to easily find an answer to. So since there doesn’t seem to be a quick reference guide for figuring out if a particular unlocked phone will work on a specific carrier’s network (trust me, I’ve looked), we decided to throw one together.
Below, we have given you a quick chart that shows each of the five major US carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular), along with 3G and 4G LTE bands and frequencies. By no means is this the most in-depth wireless carrier band and frequency chart, but it should help when you go to buy that next unlocked phone. (more…)
If you buy an AT&T LG G3 between now and February 14 from Amazon, you will earn yourself a $100 Amazon gift card for your troubles. Well, “troubles” probably isn’t a great way of putting that since the G3 is one of our favorite phones of 2014. In our tag-teamed review, Tim and I gushed about its camera, design, and feature add-ons. Before the 2nd half flagships were released in 2014, this was the phone to have.
So the deal works like this. You buy the LG G3 on AT&T – it costs $0 with AT&T Next, $0.01 with a contract, or $478 at full retail (solid deal there). Make sure that it is “Shipped and Sold by Amazon.com” or “Sold by AT&T Mobility and Fulfilled by Amazon.com.” In other words, don’t try to sneak in an even better deal by buying it through a reseller because you won’t quality for the $100 gift card. If you can satisfy that term, then you will land yourself a great phone with an added $100 bonus to spend after the fact.
Now that FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has made his open internet, net neutrality proposal public, we thought we should create a placeholder or gathering ground for all of the laughable responses that will undoubtedly arrive from our favorite ISPs, both wired and wireless, over the next few hours.
Check back for the latest! (more…)
On Monday, many people looked to the sky assuming that a giant meteor was set to hit the Earth at any moment. This was in reaction to Samsung and Verizon pushing out a Lollipop update to the Galaxy S5. However, the world did not end, and unsurprisingly, an update is now available for Galaxy S5 owners on AT&T. But sadly, it’s just Android 4.4.4, not Lollipop. (more…)
“The internet must be fast, fair and open.” Those are the words of FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, penned in a post he wrote this morning that was published through Wired. Wheeler, in his statement, is talking about net neutrality, of course, the subject that will define the way we use the internet going forward, both on computers and on mobile. In his statement, Wheeler said that he will use his authority to submit the “strongest open internet protections ever proposed,” which means he is proposing Title II regulation. (more…)
Today, news is breaking from the FTC’s order for TracFone, a prepaid service provider, to pay $40 million for slowing the speeds of customers who have paid for ‘unlimited’ data plans. While the act of throttling data speeds is not exactly frowned upon, the way in which TracFone implemented it was the issue.
While advertising ‘unlimited’ plans, users on TracFone saw throttled speeds after only 1-3GB of usage, then a complete suspension in service after 4-5GB of data. The FTC wants it to be known that they will not stand for false advertising, but as long as the terms of a plan are fully disclosed, carriers need not worry. (more…)
Last week, headlines were dominated by talk of Google creating its own wireless service through network deals inked with T-Mobile and Sprint. Unfortunately, those were really the only details that surfaced through a number of stories all claiming to have “sources” close to the matter. We still don’t know pricing or plan details, where or when the service will be available, and why any of us would consider switching to it from our current carrier options. We talked on the DL Show about Google potentially having something special in mind that would attempt to change the way wireless service plans work in order for them to even consider entering the market, but didn’t necessarily have any suggestions as to what that “special” something might be. According to sources of the Wall Street Journal, we may now know. (more…)
This may not last more than another minute, but if you want a Galaxy Note 4, you should head over to Amazon which has a lightning deal currently running that slashes the price to $620, off-contract, unlocked, for AT&T.
The black version was available for all of 5 minutes before selling out. The white is still available for now.
If that link isn’t working, go to the Amazon Deals page, scroll over in the lightning section until you see the Note 4. (more…)