US Cellular announced its own version of shared data plans this morning, joining Verizon and AT&T in one of the most often criticized new wireless trends of the last couple of years. As with the others, US Cellular claims that having giant pots of data that can be shared between family members and employees is much easier to manage. Of course, no one was actually asking for this type of easy management until the industry took unlimited data away from us all and realized that they could bank off of GBs just like they once did with minute and text overages. (more…)
This morning, US Cellular announced that they are now carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear both online and in stores. The Galaxy Note 3 in Jet Black will run $299 on-contract (after an instant rebate), while the Galaxy Gear will stick to its wildly high matching $299 price. The Gear will be available in both Jet Black and Oatmeal Beige.
We have already reviewed both products, drawing complete opposite conclusions on each. In our Galaxy Note 3 review, we found few faults in the oversized phone, and generally enjoyed everything about it. In the Galaxy Gear review, well, this one got ugly.
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.
Customers on T-Mobile looking to grab the Galaxy Note 3 can do so on October 2, according to an announcement made by T-Mo this morning. Unlike Verizon and AT&T, whose on-contract price is listed at $299, the Note 3 on T-Mobile will cost you $199 on contract through its “Simple Choice Plan.” After the upfront cost of $199, subscribers will then make 24 monthly payments of $21. In addition, T-Mo will also carry the Galaxy Gear smartwatch for its usual $299 price. (more…)
The Moto X is now available from US Cellular for the low price of $125 on-contract to new customers and newly added lines. It can currently only be purchased online, but will arrive in stores by this Friday, September 6.
Like on other carriers, the Moto X is available in both woven white and black models, with no word on if or when MotoMaker will become available.
Be sure to read our Moto X review if you haven’t already.
Via: US Cellular
This month, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 from Samsung will finally hit the States. When launched, this line of devices was only available overseas, but it looks as though America was in need of even bigger phones. The Galaxy Mega features a whopping 6.3″ HD display (720 x 1280), plus a dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz. The specs won’t put it up against this year’s flagship devices, but it is the perfect phone for the phablet lovers out there. (more…)
According to sources of ours, US Cellular will soon join the shared data plan party that AT&T and Verizon have been hosting since last year. Employees are currently being briefed on the benefits of shared data (if there are any) for not only the company, but US Cellular associates and customers. (more…)
Now that the Moto X is official, priced, and ready to arrive on the five major U.S. wireless carriers, it’s our job to try and figure out if this “mid-range” device with its premium price tag and handful of tricks is worth every penny that Motorola thinks it is. We know that you have all seen the spec sheet – it tells a story of a device that certainly can’t compete on paper with the Galaxy S4 and HTC One. But that’s not what Motorola cares about. They want to win you over with a customized phone assembled in the U.S. that runs as smooth as butter, has a simple approach to Android, and carries a set of features that should make your life easier without confusing or overwhelming anyone.
After dedicating my life to the phone since it was handed to me at Motorola’s press festivities on August 1, I think I have plenty of thoughts to share on all of that. It’s time to talk Clear Pixel camera. It’s time to talk 720p vs. 1080p display. It’s time to talk performance. And most importantly, it’s time to talk about that damn price. Let’s do this. (more…)