Two New Wireless Carrier Reports on Quality and Experience Put Verizon at the Top, T-Mobile at the Bottom

Both Rootmetrics and JD Power released separate reports this week that focus on the consumer experience and network quality from U.S. wireless carriers. The reports peg Verizon as the clear winner in both situations, while Sprint and T-Mobile struggled to even remain in the conversation. AT&T faired well, but still remains in the distance from Verizon in overall rankings, especially in the reliability category. You may remember AT&T’s “we are the most reliable network now” campaign? According to these reports, that campaign should end now if it hasn’t already.  (more…)

T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 3 Getting Kit Kat (Android 4.4.2) Update Today (Updated: Changelog Added)

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile, your Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) update is ready today. You can pull it over-the-air or via Kies, but understand that the file is roughly 500MB in size. It’s a big one.

The build once finished is N900TUVUCNB4 and Android 4.4.2, so you will be running the newest version of Android available.

Unfortunately, T-Mobile hasn’t listed a changelog other than “user improvements.” Once we have the list from Samsung (which could be here today), we’ll be sure to update this post. Until then, get to updating!  (more…)

AT&T Offering Free Unlimited International Messaging for Existing MobileShare Plans Starting February 28 (Updated)

Attempting to gain back a bit of momentum that T-Mobile continues to steal away, AT&T announced from MWC this week that the company will now offer unlimited messaging to land and mobile lines free of charge starting at the end of this week. Previously, AT&T charged customers $10 a month for international messaging. AT&T also announced that they are reducing the price of international calls to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean to 1-cent-a-minute in a plan that costs $5 a month.  (more…)

Galaxy S5 Confirmed for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, MetroPCS, and Verizon – Launches This April in US

The wait is over – the Galaxy S5 from Samsung is finally official. With its 5.1″ Full HD Display and 16MP camera, the question on everyone’s mind is, “when can I get one?” American carriers have been quick to announce availability for 2014′s most-hyped device, with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and US Cellular all stating that the device will be available on their networks starting in April.  (more…)