Activate Select Samsung Galaxy Phones at Sprint and Get a Free Year of Amazon Prime

I don’t know that a free Amazon Prime membership ($99 value) would get me to switch carriers any time soon, but if you were thinking of taking your wireless money to Sprint, or are already a Sprint customer who plans to buy a new Samsung Galaxy phone in the near future, get ready for a heck-of-a-freebie. For a limited time (until November 30), new and existing Sprint customers who activate a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5, will receive a free 1-year membership to Amazon Prime.  (more…)

Blackberry Priv and HTC One A9 Now Available in the US

Just got paid and need to blow all that cash on a new smartphone? Today would be a decent day, as we have two devices available worth at least a few minutes of your time. On one hand, we have the Blackberry Priv, which is the first Android-powered phone from the Canadian keyboard aficionado. On the other, you have HTC’s One A9, which is actually a pretty great phone, aside from the fact that it looks like an iPhone 6.  (more…)

Samsung Pay Launches in the US Today!

Samsung Pay, the mobile payment system from Samsung that I would argue is actually a game changer, launches today in the US. I say that it’s a game changer because it’s not just another NFC payment system that requires retailers to have NFC-ready payment terminals. With Samsung Pay, you can (theoretically) pay at almost every credit card terminal you encounter, because it uses magnetic secure transmission (MST) that emulates a credit card swipe. It’s awesome.

Anyways, here are the details for today’s launch in the US.  (more…)

Video: SIM Swapping on the Moto X Pure Edition

How easy is it to get your new Moto X Pure Edition up and running on your carrier of choice? As easy as swapping in a nano SIM from that carrier. Have activated service on AT&T? Just put your SIM in. Same thing with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, or a variety of prepaid carriers. Remember, the phone is fully unlocked with supported bands for all of the major US carriers, so it should just work out of the box.

Because we wanted to show how easy it is to get your new Moto X Pure Edition working with your carrier of choice, we put together this quick video of a SIM swap from no SIM to AT&T to Verizon within a matter of minutes. It’s amazing how quickly you can get from one network to another with this phone.  (more…)

Sprint Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Updates Prep Devices for Samsung Pay

Updates rolling out today to Sprint’s variants of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will get each phone ready for the launch of Samsung Pay. Keep in mind that Samsung Pay doesn’t actually launch until September 28, but a trial opens tomorrow that select users will get to be a part of.

As for the rest of the update, you are looking at “Live broadcasting via Yahoo!” being loaded, along with better audio with Samsung headsets, UI updates, and bug fixes.  (more…)