On Monday, Motorola began pushing an update to the T-Mobile Moto X that dramatically improved the camera, but also fixed a few important bugs in Touchless Control, voice call audio, and Migrate (full changelog). Again, the star was the camera update, which we have highlighted in a series of comparison photos that can be seen here. That update is now to be rolling out to the Sprint model as well. (more…)
For the next 72 hours (three days), Amazon is hosting a sale for new Sprint customers (or customers adding a line of service to an existing account), offering top tier devices for rock bottom prices. When signing up on a new agreement, the HTC One can be purchased for $0.01, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 for $49.99. Any color of the device can be bought, including the special Red One from HTC, plus the Purple Galaxy S4 from HTC. (more…)
Sprint announced this morning that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available in all sales channels on October 4 for the on-contract price of $349. They will have both black and white models in stock, along with Samsung’s smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. The Galaxy Gear will be priced at $299.
If Sprint isn’t your carrier of choice, we already know that T-Mobile will carry the Note 3 on October 2. Verizon is taking pre-orders, with an expected ship date of around October 10 or 12. AT&T expects their pre-orders to ship around October 1.
We went in-depth hands-on with the Note 3 back in the first week of September – be sure to check it out.
Now that Sprint has joined the other three major U.S. carriers by making their early upgrade plan official, we felt as if a simple chart was in store to help display most of the fine print from each. And while we wouldn’t necessarily recommend that you participate in any of these outside of T-Mobile’s, we know that monthly payment plans are an attractive option for those who want to keep current data plans and upgrade often. So below, to help those of you in that category out, you’ll find a comparison of Verizon Edge, AT&T Next, T-Mobile JUMP!, and Sprint One Up. (more…)
This morning, Sprint joined the wireless carrier early upgrade party by launching their own annual upgrade plan called One Up. Details of this new plan were leaked earlier in the week, all of which look to be spot on now that things are official. So, is Sprint’s deal any better than Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile’s? According to Sprint, you’ll save up to $45 over AT&T and Verizon’s plans. (more…)
With carrier policies constantly changing (not always for the better), the introduction of tiered and shared data plans, prepaid plans becoming more appealing, and LTE rollouts happening at various intervals, we can imagine that many of you have changed wireless carriers over the last couple of years. At one time, most of the DL family was filled up with Verizon subscribers, but our comments clearly indicate that you have had changes of heart and moved on to other options.
So something we haven’t done in a while is ask which carrier you are currently signed up with. Are you still with AT&T or Verizon? Have you gone the prepaid route? Did T-Mobile win you over with their UNcarrier approach?
As always, cast your vote, but then afterwards take to the comments to tell us why you are with your current carrier.
We knew that when the LG G2 arrived, it would be a smartphone more powerful than any we had seen before it. LG teased it for weeks, even announcing the phone’s Snapdragon 800 processor, display tech, and name before it ever took the stage to make the phone official. So when we finally got our hands on it, our concerns weren’t about the display quality or performance, they were going to be about the ecosystem that LG was trying to create with its new app suite, whether or not the camera could live up to its fancy spec list, and if those oddly placed volume and power buttons could win us over.
For the most part, I can easily say that LG has won us over on a number levels with the G2. The display is insanely good, the camera might be our favorite to date, and the UI over the top of Android isn’t as awful as we thought it would be. Let’s talk about all of that and more, to help you decide if the G2 is your next phone. (more…)
With all major carriers following T-Mobile’s lead on the early upgrade road, Sprint looks like it too is launching a plan of its own. Titled One Up, this will allow customers to purchase devices on a monthly payment plan, then upgrade devices after only a year with their current device. Previously, customers were only able to upgrade with no extra charge after two years of service. (more…)