AT&T is ready to start ‘thanking’ its customers, with the first phase of the Thanks program kicking off today. Unlike T-Mobile Tuesdays, which is available for all postpaid and prepaid customers, AT&T Thanks is currently exclusive to postpaid customers, which is something to keep in mind if you ever plan on switching carriers or are attempting to weigh your options when seeing which carrier is right for you.
As for what AT&T is thanking its customers with, phase one is a 2-for-1 movie ticket deal. If there is a movie you would like to see with a friend or loved one at an AMC theatre or Regal theatre (the two largest chains in the US), all you need to do is purchase one regular general admission ticket via AT&T’s dedicated redemption site, then receive an extra ticket free of charge. There are no apps to download or server malfunctions to deal with. (more…)
You probably won’t believe this the first time you read it, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge can now be purchased in the US as unlocked phones. Officially. This isn’t a story about buying an imported version at a discount from who-knows-where. We’re talking about officially supported, unlocked phones made specifically for the US with support on all carriers.
Samsung announced the unlocked versions this morning, saying that they should go on sale later today, June 30. (more…)
The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus will arrive in the US on July 12 at a starting price of $199. The price and set of specs should be enough to get you interested in them on their own, but these two phones are also some of the few options out there that work across all of the major US carriers, including Verizon. At this point, not even the incoming flagship Moto Z line can say that, unless something changes last minute. (more…)
T-Mobile has started pushing an update today to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as software version VU2DPE3 or VU1DPE3. Those numbers don’t actually matter much, though, because the real story here is the fact that the update is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
T-Mobile doesn’t list many details about the update outside of the file size (1.5GB), but being a Note device, you should expect a similar experience to what the Note 5 got with Marshmallow. Details of that update can be found here. (more…)
T-Mobile customer with travel plans for Europe this summer? Thanks to the Uncarrier’s new “Summer Unleashed” promo, your trip will now include unlimited high-speed data at no extra cost.
This morning, T-Mobile announced that all Simple Choice customers get “unlimited high-speed data across all of Europe” (except in Andorra), with speeds up to 4G LTE levels. That means no massive roaming bills or never-ending hunts for WiFi hotspots. As T-Mobile puts it, if you are traveling throughout Europe, “your phone just works = exactly like it should.” (more…)
T-Mobile Tuesdays was billed as a way for the growing wireless (un)carrier to thank and reward all customers with free sh*t on a weekly basis. Dinner and a movie was the biggest selling point, but T-Mobile wanted to give out free Lyft rides, swag to MLB.com, and Frosties from Wendy’s too. Of course, we already saw the dinner and a movie idea fall through after just two weeks of Domino’s struggling to keep up and now, in our third week, the bumps aren’t softening. (more…)
T-Mobile Tuesdays is off to a pretty poor start after only two weeks. Last week, we saw the apps that support the deal movement struggle mightily while customers flocked to claim their freebies and now this week, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has announced that they are already ditching their Domino’s deal that was to land all customers a free 2-topping medium pizza every week. So much for that whole, “dinner and movie every week” idea. (more…)
T-Mobile announced the sixth expansion of the Binge On service this morning, bringing the total number of supported streaming services to nearly 90. With Binge On, any video you stream over T-Mobile’s data network from a supported provider (such as Netflix, HBO, and YouTube) will not count towards your monthly allotment, saving you from possible overage charges.
As for which services were added this week, viewers can now stream video from PBS, PBS Kids, Azubu, Dailymotion Games, Eyegroove, as well as YouTube Gaming. According to T-Mobile, customers have streamed more than 500 million hours of video, with none of it counting towards their data. (more…)