LG G5 Now Available at Your Favorite US Carriers

It’s LG G5 day! I know that doesn’t ring as loudly as it did on Galaxy S7 day, but the G5 is still a big phone, a big deal, and worth your consideration now that it is available for purchase and in stores. We’ve unboxed one, done a non-unboxing and tour, compared it to the S7, and given you our seven favorite features. We have actually talked a lot about it leading up until today.

So if you have seen enough and are ready to purchase the G5 before our review is up (which should arrive next week), you will find all of the links below to your US carrier of choice.  (more…)

LG G5 Unboxing!

So, we have another LG G5 in house. Excited? Confused? I say “another,” because we have had a pink, non-retail unit around these parts for a good couple of weeks now that we were really only able to toy and tease our inner tester-selves with. But with this new arrival, we have a retail unit to finally do some dirty work to. That’s slick talk for, “We can finally test things!” You know, like the camera, battery life, performance, etc. That’s pretty exciting.  (more…)

T-Mobile Might Launch Data-Only Plans on March 30

Because T-Mobile is “about giving customers the freedom to use their devices however they want,” the company is planning to launch data-only plans on March 30, at least according to a leaked document posted by Tmonews.

Why data-only plans? Because not everyone places phone calls these days in the traditional sense. Some use VoIP (voice-over-IP) services and don’t think they should have to pay for the minutes portion of a wireless service plan. Others, well, they may not even want to be able to place calls at all, but still want the wireless data connectivity.  (more…)

Netflix has Been Throttling Verizon and AT&T Streams to 360p

Last week, as a part of YouTube and T-Mobile’s joint announcement that YouTube was joining Binge On, T-Mobile CEO John Legere released a video to help sell the news. During that clip, he made reference to Netflix streaming on T-Mobile that was dropped to DVD-like quality with BingeOn enabled, but noted that the 480p resolution was better than what you would see at AT&T and Verizon, who were only “delivering” content for Netflix at 360p (clip here). The news was somewhat shocking, because no one had heard this before and either assumed Legere was talking out of his ass or knew something no one else knew. As it turns out, he may have had the inside track to information that even Verizon and AT&T weren’t aware of.  (more…)

T-Mobile is “Pivoting” Away From Pushing Unlimited Data Plans

During a an interview given at the Deutsche Bank 24th Annual Media, Internet and Telecom Conference a couple of weeks back, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter made comments about his company “pivoting” away from unlimited data plans. That’s headline grabbing news because the UnCarrier has always been able to heavily promote its previously-affordable unlimited data plan as a great alternative to whatever overpriced tiered data plan AT&T and Verizon will get you into for similar money.  (more…)

Unlocked LG G5 on B&H Photo Should Work on GSM and CDMA Networks (Verizon Included)

B&H Photo is now listing the LG G5 on its website, available for purchase starting April 1. However, this isn’t an ordinary carrier-specific variant. Instead, this unlocked model, according to the product listing, features LTE bands that would make it compatible with all of the top US carriers, including Verizon.

Usually, consumers only see this much carrier compatibility from Nexus or similar devices, so seeing LG embrace this type of functionality, which is known to be extremely beneficial for buyers, is a great thing.  (more…)