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.
Ready to leave your phone at home? With AT&T’s NumberSync, customers can break free of their smartphone addiction, needing only a compatible smartwatch when they leave the house to place and take calls, as well as send/receive text messages. NumberSync connects the same AT&T phone number to multiple devices, and right now, AT&T is offering the Gear S2 from Samsung at only $99 on a two-year plan with NumberSync. (more…)
From now until year’s end, if you purchase a Galaxy S6 through AT&T using the Next program, and start a second line, AT&T will gift you a second Galaxy S6 for free. The free phone will come via monthly bill credits that will cover the amount of the second device. (more…)
Update: AT&T users of the Moto X Pure Edition are now getting Marshmallow as well, according to an update posted by Motorola’s David Schuster this morning.
Big news today from Motorola’s David Schuster on Google+, as he announced that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update should now be rolling out to owners of the Moto X Pure Edition on Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular. (more…)
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…)
According to a source of 9to5Mac, AT&T may look to raise the price on its grandfathered unlimited data plan for existing customers, bumping the price up by $5 a month. Recently, Verizon did this same move, but opted for a $20 a month increase, really putting the hurting on anyone still utilizing unlimited LTE data. (more…)
Last week, LG abruptly pulled the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE from the market, just days after launching the device. At the time, LG stated that a “hardware issue” was to blame, and now, we have a few more details directly from LG. (more…)
This morning, AT&T announced that it has added Advanced Messaging and Video Calling to its Rich Communication Services (RCS) platform. The new additions join Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), HD Voice, WiFi Calling, and NymberSync.
With Advanced Messaging, users can send larger files (up to 10MB), but will also know when messages are delivered, read, and when someone is typing a reply. It’s basically a more robust texting experience that you already get through other messaging platforms. (more…)