Check It Out, This Could be the Galaxy S7 Active on Its Way to AT&T

A little over a month ago, we talked about the idea of there being a Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, not only because Samsung mentioned the device in a listing for one of their apps, but because this is a long-running line of exclusive phones for AT&T that makes a lot of sense. It’s a pretty brilliant product idea (super high-end rugged phone) that should live on, even if we do all hate the fact that you can’t get it outside of a single carrier.

Today, thanks to a leak out of a Vietnamese Samsung-focused site, we get what might be our first look at the phone. As you probably expected, it’s rugged as hell and has all the camo a rugged person could ask for.  (more…)

Netflix Now Offers Cellular Data Controls for Quality

After admitting that it had been purposely throttling the hell out of video streams to AT&T and Verizon customers without their knowledge as a way to save them from themselves and the overpriced, data lame plans they had been forced into in recent years, Netflix is now ready to let those customers control their own fate. Through simultaneous blog posts and app updates released this morning, Netflix customers across the globe can control cellular data usage on a number of levels.  (more…)

AT&T Galaxy S6 is Next in Line for Marshmallow Update

According to Samsung, the Galaxy S6 on AT&T is the next of its 2015 flagships to receive the update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. After updating most of its other carrier variants, AT&T getting in on the action all but rounds out the S6s.

The update will arrive as software version G920AUCU3CPC2. Thanks to Marshmallow, users will be able to use Google Now on Tap, see longer battery life through Doze, and enjoy finer controls over app permissions.  (more…)

NFL Sunday Ticket Subscribers No Longer Need “Max” Upgrade for Out of Market Streaming

Previously, subscribers of DIRECTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket needed a “MAX” upgrade to stream every out of market game. As of today, that is changing. Announced by AT&T this morning, “Customers will no longer need to upgrade to NFL Sunday Ticket MAX when they subscribe to Sunday Ticket in its 22nd season.”

With this announcement, anyone who subscribes to DIRECTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket package will be able to stream every live out-of-market regular season game every Sunday afternoon. AT&T details that streaming of Sunday Ticket went up 35% last year, and this move should help increase those numbers even more so.  (more…)

AT&T’s LG V10 Receiving Marshmallow Update

Owners of the LG V10 on AT&T are beginning to receive the update to Marshmallow, allowing these good people to access Doze, Now on Tap, added control over notifications, and a more comprehensive app permissions experience.

At this time, AT&T has not yet updated their support site with all of the details, such as file size or version number, but we will update this post once that information is live. Verizon’s V10 received this update in March, and the T-Mobile variant got it earlier this month(more…)

Cricket Introduces $70 Unlimited Plan, Will Give T-Mobile Switchers $100 Bill Credit

Cricket Wireless, the prepaid arm of AT&T, is targeting T-Mobile customers with its newest wireless plan that includes unlimited talk, text, and data for just $70 per month. That price can drop lower, though, down to $65 if you sign-up for autopay alongside it. Cricket will also give T-Mobile switchers $100 bill credit for coming on over.

What’s the catch, you ask? There isn’t much of one, assuming you understand Cricket. The biggest drawback to their service is the fact that they cap your data speeds at 8Mbps down. You will never see speeds higher than that. Are you OK with that? If so, and you think that’s fast enough, Cricket is a solid option, especially for the price.  (more…)

AT&T Introduces Comcast-Like Triple Play for TV, Internet, Wireless

I’m sure you saw this coming, but AT&T, now that it has merged with DIRECTV and really, really, really, really wants you to subscribe to all the things (just boot up a G5 for the first time on AT&T), is offering up a “triple play” for its services, just like Comcast has been doing for years. The idea is that as you bundle (I shutter every time I hear that word now.) you begin to save money.  (more…)