Posts tagged with: at&t
  • by | January 8, 2014 8:17 AM

    Even though T-Mobile isn't doing a great job in gaining new customers through the quality of their network, we can't deny that the company is definitely trying to gain some recognition with their ads and strategies against competition. John Legere is already popular for his UnCarrier 4.0 strategy, along with his demeanor during events, and even in how dramatically he gets kicked out of AT&T parties, but now he's also becoming popular for how he plans to steal customers from his competitors. New leaks show a T-Mobile ad that might land on the Internet very soon, and the ad speaks for ...

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  • by | January 6, 2014 11:54 AM

    LG is one of those companies that bring a whole boatload of products to CES. That's because the show's more general-purpose electronics focus allows the company to show off a whole lot more than just mobile tech: TVs, refrigerators, audio equipment, washers, and dryers – LG has it all. While that means that a fair bit of its CES keynote strayed a little away from the sort of products we tend to cover, we did get to check out a few treats, like that fitness tracker that leaked the other day. We had heard that LG could be working on a number of wearables, and sure enough, it's confirmed ...

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  • by | January 3, 2014 9:28 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, and its recent processor upgrade. ZTE is next as the company has already laid out their plans for CES 2014. LG follows the news as their G Flex now appears in renders for AT&T and T-Mobile. Samsung follows the news as we've got some odd rumors of the Google Nexus 10 update to land at CES 2014. We end today's show talking about the HTC M8, which is the successor to the HTC One, and the rumors of interchangeable lenses coming with the phone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Surface Pro 2 receives ...

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  • by | January 3, 2014 8:57 AM

    LG's G Flex is that rare smartphone, one which on first glance appears dominated by some overly gimmicky feature, but by some lark of fate, everything just works – perfectly. Where 3D displays couldn't live up to the hype, the G Flex's curved display is surprisingly unobtrusive, intuitive, and just pleasant to interact with – and as a result, it ended up a late-stage contender for some of our 2013 best-of lists. Over the course of the past month, we've been tracking the phone's progress towards international availability, first spreading to new markets in Asia, and then later hinting ...

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  • by | January 2, 2014 5:34 PM

    What are you looking forward to in 2014? Upgrading to a new phone? Sure; who wouldn't be? And with plenty of high-profile models expected, it's shaping up to be a year full of solid options. You can expect to see handsets running faster than ever before, offering better camera quality than you've ever seen on a phone, and introducing screens with more pixels than your living room HDTV. And while maybe not anything worth getting excited about to nearly the same extent, you can probably also look forward to the year bringing numerous improvements to wireless service. Again, nothing ...

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  • by | December 27, 2013 12:13 AM

    In these United States there are essentially two carriers that offer "unlimited everything": Sprint and T-Mobile. Both have advantages over each other, as well as the other major players in the cellular "game". Then again, they both have some fairly obvious disadvantages as well. After a failed bid by AT&T just a few short years ago, is another merger even possible? Could the advantages of both Sprint and T-Mobile somehow cancel out the disadvantages of the other? Here's why a Sprint T-Mobile merger just might make sense. Buyouts Way back in 2011, AT&T decided to buy T-Mobile, ...

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  • by | December 19, 2013 2:38 PM

    Remember a month ago when we told you about the RAW photo support coming to Nokia Lumia phones? An update to Nokia Camera delivered compatibility with Digital Negative files, but there was a hitch: the handset needed the new Nokia Lumia Black update to function. That wasn't an issue for the 1520, but the 1020, with its 41-megapxiel PureView sensor just aching to snap some RAW shots, still hadn't seen Lumia Black become available. Thankfully, that's now changing, as AT&T starts making the software available to its users. AT&T appears to be first out of the gate with this release, ...

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  • by | December 7, 2013 2:19 AM

    Earlier today, while we were busy hanging with some of you fine folks on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Live, a lot was going down elsewhere. Our LG G Flex review was in the final polishing stages; our own Taylor Martin was kicking out some coverage on Motorola's mold-breaking budget wonder, the Moto G; and friend of the show Marques Brownlee was interviewing Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola Mobility. All that activity demands a followup, of course, and what better venue for an end-of-week wrapup than the Pocketnow Weekly podcast? We can't think of any, either. So whether you're here ...

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  • by | December 6, 2013 7:01 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's new enhancements to Google+, which are still not enough for most of us to consider making this our social network. Oracle and Google follow the news as rumors have it that their legal issues are about to return to the scene over the Java API used to develop Android apps. AT&T then surprises us with some new contract changes that actually benefit customers. The iPhone 5S takes the spotlight next as customers begin to complain about the reliability of Touch ID. We end today's show talking about the Nexus 5, Android 4.4.1, and why ...

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  • by | December 5, 2013 7:27 PM

    The way smartphone users buy their handsets is still pretty messed up in a whole lot of cases – would you ever buy a car from a gas station which then forced you to buy only its gas for the next two years? Makes about as much sense as subsidized phone hardware. But this year we've seen lots of progress towards the introduction of a more sensible system, thanks to carriers like T-Mobile. Heck, even AT&T has started showing some signs of improvement, like with that $15 monthly discount for off-subsidy phones we learned about earlier today. Now we've got some more progress to share with ...

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  • by | December 5, 2013 1:02 PM

    Shopping for a new smartphone service plan can be one of the least pleasant activities you'll have to put up with. The more and more you look around, and the more options you consider, the clearer it becomes that no matter what you do, you're still going to get screwed a little bit. One big reason for that has to do with smartphone subsidies, and the problem carriers created by building the cost of those subsidies into their most popular service plans. Sure, we've seen carriers like T-Mobile try to re-imagine a more fair way for this to work, but that's been the exception. The tide may be ...

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  • by | November 28, 2013 12:13 PM

    If your phone was recently stolen and you reported it as such, there are high possibilities that it is working for a new owner, but not one that's close to you. Carriers block stolen phones from being activated in a very effective way, but their main problem was that these black lists of devices were not accessible to carriers outside the United States. Smartphones can cost twice as much as they do in the United States when you sell them abroad, so you can imagine how much of a lucrative business it is for thieves to steal a phone, regardless of how much you had it blocked. That's about to ...

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  • by | November 23, 2013 2:54 AM

    Here's a quick heads-up for Moto X owners on AT&T: you should soon receive an update notification as the carrier and Motorola have started the official roll-out of the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Those rocking the phone on AT&T are joining other Moto X owners on Verizon and T-Mobile, who have recently received their KitKat treat. You all should know that this refresh brings, according to Motorola’s own blog post, an improved phone dialer, more gallery goodies, a new Hangouts app, color Emoji, drag to focus and expose, and much more, part of the OS itself. For more details make ...

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  • by | November 22, 2013 2:41 AM

    The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available for in-store purchase at AT&T starting today and we're hoping that the stock is healthy. Apparently, those who have ordered or pre-ordered online will get their devices at a later date, both from Microsoft and AT&T, according to some bad news people were receiving via e-mail. "Because of overwhelming demand, your Nokia Lumia 1520 order is delayed in shipping. As soon as your shipping label is printed, we'll send you an email with the tracking information. You can also track your order on our site", says the e-mail. However, Microsoft will ...

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  • by | November 18, 2013 7:34 PM

    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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