Speaking at a wireless infrastructure conference, AT&T’s president of Labs announced that he thinks the wireless carrier could have themselves a VoLTE compatible device by the end of this year, with VoLTE service popping up sometime in 2014. Not that its appearance will be widespread for users, but that general testing and rollout will begin around that timespan. This development is right on the heels of Verizon’s same announcement that took place back in August. (more…)
The LG G2 and Moto X were slashed this week at mega-e-retailer Amazon, down to $99 depending on the carrier. If you were at all interested in LG’s newest flagship (our review), which is more or less the inspiration behind the next Nexus, then you have a couple of options. Verizon’s variant will run you $99 should you sign-up for new service or just $119 with an upgrade. If AT&T is your carrier of choice, you are still looking at a slightly discounted price of $149.
This chilly Wednesday morning, AT&T announced 13 brand new 4G LTE markets across America, ranging from North Carolina up to Illinois. It seems like every week for the past couple of months, the carrier launches another group of LTE markets. At this pace, I would say they are right on track to match Verizon, who sits around 500 markets, by the end of the year. From personal experience, AT&T’s LTE network still seems much faster and less bogged down than Verizon, so if you are on AT&T, this is great news.
Full list of new markets can be seen below. (more…)
If you were looking for a deal on the Motorola’s 2013 flagship, the Moto X, Best Buy has you covered with models from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint all dropping to $99 on contract. This is the 16GB version of the phone, but it’s $100 cheaper than any of the carriers are selling it for at their own stores. It’s also cheaper than Amazon is selling it for, with most of their discounts only hitting the $149 mark. Well, you can jump into a Sprint Moto X for $79.99 if you are a new customer. This Best Buy deal covers both upgrades and new accounts. (more…)
With root access available for the Moto X, ROM flashers have patiently been awaiting the arrival of the next big step – Safestrap. Safestrap master Hashcode, released an alpha build of for the Moto X on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile this weekend, giving tinkerers an early look at their life with a bit more freedom in it. (more…)
The much anticipated camera enhancing update for the Moto X that first began rolling out to the T-Mobile variant of the phone a couple of weeks ago is now ready for all AT&T customers. A soak test for the AT&T model actually started popping up on phones earlier in the week, but AT&T has announced that it should be available to the majority of customers today, October 4. (more…)
The Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung is available on AT&T and Sprint starting today, but Verizon customers will need to wait just a little bit longer. If you haven’t seen our full review of the Note 3, you can see that here. To sum up the review, the Note 3 is a fantastic phone for anyone looking to upgrade to a larger device.
The phone is a specification powerhouse, sporting a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP camera that takes amazing shots, a gorgeous 1080p display, and the phone features a ton of useful S-Pen software to go along with the stylus. (more…)
AT&T is starting to make its way into the deepest parts of America, hitting towns and communities with no more than 20,000 residents, making sure everyone has access to its 4G LTE network. Not all of the towns listed below are super small, but it’s clear that AT&T has pretty much hit all of its biggest markets already, and now we will see a lot more “filling out” in terms of where it pops up. If you live in one of these rural markets, enjoy those speeds. (more…)