Posts tagged with: AT&T
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    BlackBerry’s desperate Hail Mary pass last fall couldn’t be converted into an immediate touchdown, and the clock might be running out on the Canadian security and productivity specialist that probably got with the Android times a little too late. CEO John Chen insists things are looking up, and a hardware profit isn’t too far off, but Priv sales numbers reportedly failed to meet even modest analyst expectations. Worse yet, an unnamed “high-level” AT&T executive recently told CNET “we’ve seen more returns than we would like”, which suggests many of the very few buyers of ...

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    Mere hours before arch-rival T-Mobile can “turn it up to 11” with the latest in a long line of unconventional attention-grabbing publicity stunts, Sprint appears to want to make peace with the rest of the US “big four” carriers. A face some of you might find familiar delivers a rather bizarre marketing message in the beginning of a 30-second commercial, claiming “it’s 2016 and every network is great.” Yes, including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, according to Sprint, as unbelievable as it sounds. The twist? The “Now Network” insists its rates are much lower than those of ...

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    AT&T has come to Samsung for the fourth year in a row with its desire for a more rugged, durable phone for its customers. It comes in the form of the Galaxy S7 Active — the largest and most massive of the series yet. But with that bulk comes more of the features that have been missing in past Actives and some new ones that might have Motorola scared. Pretty much all of the internal specs borrow from the regular Galaxy S7: the same 5.1-inch quad HD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 12-megapixel main camera with DualPixel focusing and a ...

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    There was a time where it seemed Samsung was releasing a different experimental Android device every week. One of the more successful phone lines has come form Samsung's partnership with AT&T to produce rugged phones. First the Rugby, then the Active, we're now entering the fourth generation of "tough" Samsung's with the Galaxy S7 Active. We have fewer compromise here than ever before. Not only does the S7 Active continue to offer both Mil-STD-810G drop resistance with IP68 water resistance, Samsung has included standard Galaxy features like the fingerprint sensor, the 12MP rear ...

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    The few legacy Windows Phone devices that have been promised an update to Windows 10 Mobile are, in many cases, still waiting. AT&T's got the Lumia 640 still kicking around with 8.1, but customers are starting to see a change. The support forums have been buzzing that the latest OTA for the Lumia 640 bumps that OS up to Windows 10 Mobile. AT&T shortly thereafter updated its product support page for the phone. The update is 750MB large and brings the build version to 10586.107. Now, if the Lumia 640 XL could only get the darn update. Source: AT&T (1, 2) Via: Windows Central

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    If John Legere believes that what T-Mobile has done over the past couple of years with its Un-carrier initiatives was forwarding the entire cellular industry, the CEO might have to give credit to the "Dumb" of "Dumb & Dumber" for this one. Big Magenta has officially teased out its Un-carrier 11 event on Twitter. It will be livestreamed on YouTube, Periscope. Facebook Live and the carrier's own website on Monday, June 6 at 1pm Eastern. You’re invited! Tune in LIVE to be blown away by our next Un-carrier move. Epic news you won’t want to miss! https://t.co/cYCU2xOHzi — T-Mobile ...

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    With the number of ways you can be tracked everywhere you go, — many of which you actually can't control — if law enforcement are on your case, it used to be that they needed a warrant to get cellular networks to turn over location records. Not so much anymore with a ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The judges voted 12 to 3 that the location data being retrieved has been revealed to a third party and, therefore, does not get the protection of the the Fourth Amendment in the US Constitution against searches without a warrant. The government can compel that third party ...

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    New York City. Home of everything, ever. That includes an event from Samsung this week — specifically, this Thursday, June 2. The press invitation the company has sent out tells us to "Go. Move. Explore. Create with Galaxy". The fitness vibe that marketing gives off would tell of something like a Galaxy S7 Active, but our colleagues at Droid Life are thinking more of the Gear Fit 2 or "IconX" earbuds that's also been teased about. And hey, it could be all of the above. "Experience how Samsung's devices work together to create a Galaxy of Possibility," the invite continues. Dubstep ...

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    In the United States, when you talk about smartphones, you usually talk about how much of the rest of the market is affected by Apple's weight. Not the case anymore. In Counterpoint Research's latest Market Monitor report for the first quarter, Cupertino's lead on the other OEMs has been thinning out for the past year. It has dropped from 46 percent last year to 33 percent this year. While it still heads the pack, Samsung is nipping at the heels with a 28 percent share, 2 percent better than 2015. LG dropped 1 percent to 15 percent, but that's after seven straight quarters of gains. ...

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    Not again, AT&T! What is it with America’s second largest wireless service provider and essential software updates lately? Both the HTC One M9 and M8 got their Marshmallow makeovers on Ma Bell way too late compared to models locked to other networks, the OTA 6.0 rollout for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge was a bona fide fiasco, and now Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon leave their common enemy behind as far as the S5 is concerned. But today’s story isn’t about the “DeATTh Star”, with Big Red instead capturing the spotlight even on the heels of the Now Network and Magenta. You weren’t ...

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    ZTE is clearly moving up through the Android OEM ranks, not just in its homeland, but stateside and in international markets like Germany, Russia and Mexico also. The Chinese device manufacturer seeks global fame in the high-end segment, as well as the low-cost, entry-level scene, with a diversified product portfolio including Axon, Nubia, Blade and Zmax families, among others. Of course, you can’t really call a phone like the Zmax 2 entry-level, although it’s super-low-cost right now, setting you back a measly 60 bucks at Best Buy. Originally launched at $150, the 5.5-incher still ...

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    The prepaid sector has been juicing up their plans with more data for the same monthly price. Sprint's about to revitalize its Virgin Mobile brand while T-Mobile subsidiary MetroPCS is offering an unlimited LTE data allowance, as does Cricket Wireless. But AT&T's own GoPhone service — which does not cap LTE download speeds at 8Mbps like Cricket does — has been a little more limited in its offerings. Well, as leaked before, it's almost time to change that up. On May 27, AT&T will add an extra gigabyte to the high-speed data allowances of its $45 and $60 monthly plans. That ...

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    As hard as Samsung’s many US retailer and carrier partners might be trying to make the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge feel affordable with frequent BOGO deals, various freebies and outright discounts, these remain fairly prohibitive buys for some Android enthusiasts on tighter budgets. Outdoorsy folks probably feared things would get even worse as far as the Galaxy S7 Active was concerned, seeing as how AT&T is once again rumored to win exclusive rights to sell the rugged flagship, and a massive battery will almost certainly be squeezed into the 185-gram 5.1-inch package. But Ma Bell inserted ...

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    If Kyocera just isn't doing anything for your rugged phone needs, perhaps you're just a few weeks away from getting your hands on a Samsung solution. For the fourth consecutive year, we're looking forward to an AT&T co-opted Galaxy S Active device, tacky as it may look. Previous rumors seemed to say that the Active model would more likely take on the dimensions of the Galaxy S7 edge rather the plain 'ol Galaxy S7. It's better that VentureBeat's Evan Blass can give us a better idea of what will go into the phone based off a spec sheet the publication has acquired. So, a Snapdragon ...

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    It's been a few months since ink dried on AT&T's last signed two-year contract. Its Next installment program has been the main way for customers to pay for their phones. Well, either that or bellying up for full retail price. But the Death Star is saying that on June 9, it will cut two of its four Next plans it offers to consumers now. As a matter of interest, here are the payment plans the carrier offers now. [table] Plan,Down payment,Number of months for pay off phone,Number of months for upgrade eligibility AT&T Next 24,0,30,24 AT&T Next 18,0,24,18 AT&T Next 12,0,20,12 ...

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    You could play whack-a-mole with the number of buy-one-get-one-free deals the carriers are pulling off these days. But that AT&T, though. Yeah, it's got everyone beat right now with the number of phones available for the BOGO-ing. Just watch out for what you need to do to get in the door with this deal. So, here's the skinny: New customers will need to get at least two lines while existing customers will need to add a line. Customers must buy two phones from the same manufacturer. Both phones have to be paid through installment plans, but the free one (we suppose the one worth less ...

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    It’s not easy to design a rugged flagship phone that won’t make fashionistas queasy on sight, although you have to figure the target audience of Samsung’s Galaxy S Active roster cares a lot more about other things, starting with resistance to drops, shocks and hard impact. Still, it’d be nice if the GS7 Active was a little less showy about its muscles than the S6 Active while reducing bulk and going with paint jobs the masses can relate to. Together, the flamboyant gold version rendered yesterday and the much lower-key but soldierly camo green flavor first caught on camera a couple ...

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    It's amazing how it takes nearly a month for AT&T to pass on a software update from a manufacturer. But it's the case for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge as we now see the update package out over the air. The feature adds have been tweaked and include Android 6.0.1, video calling and a few switcharoos in the app preload — gone are Keeper, AT&T Live and Facebook Messenger, but Amazon is now on-board. The package is 1.45GB large and will bring the build version up to G920AUCU3CPD6. Source: AT&T Via: Droid Life  

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    Did the LG Phoenix really need a sequel? Well, since it was on AT&T the first time around, why not? The LG Phoenix 2 is apparently now online and on sale exclusively from AT&T as another of its first-party prepaid GoPhones. It's black, it's small and it's okay — a five-inch 720p display is paired will show off pictures from your 8-megapixel main camera and 5-megapixel selfie cam. All of that slathered onto Android Marshmallow. The Phoenix 2 will be at third-party retailers May 14 and at AT&T stores proper on June 10. We took a visit to the site today and found the LG ...

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    Owners of one of HTC’s last two pre-10 flagships subscribed to America’s second largest carrier were already growing impatient with AT&T’s Marshmallow lag a couple of weeks ago, when it was finally announced technical approval would be coming soon after a “slight” delay. That only made Ma Bell’s One M9 and One M8 users angrier, as international unlocked updates to the latest and greatest Android iteration started way back in December for both phones, and Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon all followed that up with major software makeovers of their own in February and March. At ...

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    After busting Verizon’s balls in a couple of witty TV commercials, including one starring the infamous Steve Harvey that debuted at the Super Bowl, T-Mobile lifted the foot off the competition-lampooning pedal a little. Sure, there was also the mildly amusing “DeATTh Star” stunt for Star Wars Day last week, but compared to some of John Legere’s past antics, that felt subdued and even a tad lazy. Consider it the calm before the storm though, as T-Mo’s CEO might be cooking up his most epic trolling effort yet. Legere recently spent no less than $21,800 (from company money, we ...

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    Contrary to popular belief, Samsung can be competitive in the low-cost Android scene when it sets its mind on it, with the Galaxy J3 (2016) acting as living proof both internationally and stateside. Granted, it took a while for the low-end 5-incher to go wide on US shores, first seeing daylight on prepaid-specialized Sprint subsidiaries Boost and Virgin Mobile back in January, then going on sale in a GSM unlocked variation a couple of weeks ago, and now, finally reaching Verizon at its lowest price yet. Even better, Big Red sells an Android 6.0 Marshmallow-powered model for $110 on prepaid ...

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    T-Mobile celebrated May the Fourth by holding the DeATTh Star against AT&T, now Kyocera is celebrating in its own way by announcing that the Un-carrier has picked up its DuraForce XD. As you may recall, the Kyocera DuraForce XD was originally launched on said DeATTh Star and was billed as one tough cookie. Indeed, it was one that survived a barrage of tough conditions in our testing. If you want a 5.7-inch phablet that can stand up to MIL-STD 810G requirements and IP68 water-resistance, you'll need to belly up $449.99 in total. Rugged is coming to @TMobile. May the (Dura)Force be with ...

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    May 4, aka May the Fourth, aka unofficial Star Wars Day, is probably a happier celebration today than it’s been for over three decades, following the historic commercial success and overwhelmingly positive critical reception of the 2015 “Force Awakens” reboot. Granted, it’s also a more somber commemoration than usual, in the absence of our beloved Han Solo (spoiler alert?), but you can always rely on Internet memes and… T-Mobile pranks to put a smile on your face on such mixed-feeling occasions. Yes, T-Mo CEO John Legere strikes back at AT&T for “padding” its latest ...

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    In the grand scheme of the tech industry, conventional Android-running tablets have stopped being relevant a while ago. But Samsung isn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet, as it continues to diversify its jumbo-sized gadget portfolio instead of streamlining or rescinding it altogether. Unfortunately, the Galaxy View merely made headlines with its weirdness of late, while the Tab E, Tab A (2016) and rehashed Tab S2 went largely unnoticed as they tackled different little portions of the world Samsung easily controls when it comes to smartphones. Now the 8-inch Galaxy Tab E spreads its ...

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