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    Both the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S5 Active on AT&T have gotten their Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates this weekend. The build is MMB29M and has the August 1 security patch level. The OTA weighs in at just a tad over 900MB for the S5 Active and about 945MB — give or take — for the regular Galaxy S5. About a week from today, it'll be 11 months since images of Android Marshmallow were released for the Nexus devices. Source: AT&T (1, 2) Via: Android Police (1, 2)

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    T-Mobile’s recent Un-carrier 12 announcement essentially put traditional data plans to rest with “One” unlimited option for all, Sprint instantly responded by launching Unlimited Freedom service on a wide scale, while AT&T has Mobile Share Advantage up its sleeve. What does Verizon have? Bloatware, and before long, possibly even more pre-installed Android apps you don’t need. But although Sprint can’t refrain from passingly yanking Big Red’s chain for forcing data caps on its subscribers, no matter how much they’re willing to spend, the Now Network’s latest press ...

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    Last week, unlocked Windows 10 Mobile phones got the Anniversary Update. This week, the carriers' phones get their turn. It started with AT&T's Lumia 950 today getting the update to 14393.67. There's no new firmware for the double-tap to wake feature, but it's still the Anniversary Update. Whether or not you're in for the same disappointment elsewhere is to be determined. AT&T hasn't officially listed the update on its device support page for the Lumia 950, but check your settings throughout the week for the update. Via: Windows Central

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    Time to knock some balls about. RootMetrics chewed through 265,386 miles across all 50 states and performed nearly 3.7 million tests in conditions from the great outdoors to the urban jungles and, yes, even inside the concrete canopies of 125 metropolitan areas. All of that just to find out how our big four carriers in the US are doing. So, how did everyone do? Well, Verizon's the winner because duh, AT&T's second, but who came in last? Here are the criteria and scores (base on a 100-point scale): [table] Criteria,AT&T,Sprint,T-Mobile,Verizon Reliability,92.4,90.1,84.0,95.7 ...

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    Sprint made it there first. Then came T-Mobile. Freaking Verizon also has a roaming agreement in Cuba. It seems that when US travel restrictions got the kibosh last year, everyone wanted to make deals across the river to keep their tourist customers connected. AT&T is the last of the major national carriers to sign an agreement with a local provider (in this case, ETECSA) for roaming services in Cuba. Data is covered as is text and talk. Availability and pricing are subject to later announcements, likely under AT&T's Passport program. Source: AT&T Via: CNET

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    Could it be a coincidence that Sprint successfully completed its Unlimited Freedom market trials just as T-Mobile surprisingly decided to pull the plug on data plans altogether in one of the boldest Un-carrier moves yet? We think not, and the Now Network might be trying to beat Magenta at its own game, raining on the ONE parade with an arguably cheaper two-line unlimited everything scheme. For only $100 a month, compared to $120, a pair of Sprint subscribers can send however many texts they like, make all the voice calls in the world, and browse the web sans worries. The big catch? Video, ...

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    Well, this is beyond confusing. The same exact phone, with the same exact humdrum design and outdated hardware specifications, available on four US carriers under three different names. First, Boost and Virgin Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid-specialized daughter operators, picked up the Alcatel Dawn a little over a month ago, charging just $70 with no-contract activations. In the meantime, the price dropped to $60, and now $30 on Cricket Wireless, where the entry-level 4.5-inch phone is branded Alcatel Streak. The Dawn/Streak can also be purchased starting today from Best Buy on AT&T ...

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    Verizon made some changes to its plan pricing recently and added some features that T-Mobile and Sprint have had for a while. Starting August 21, it's AT&T's turn to shuffle around its Mobile Share Value plans. The Death Star's new Mobile Share Advantage plans will get rid of data overage fees and introduce overage throttling, stunting your connection speeds to 128kbps if you happen to hop over your limit for the month. The company points out that its Rollover Data feature is still here — letting you use your unused data for an extra billing cycle — and still free, unlike Verizon's ...

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    What's a few days between a multinational tech conglomerate and its anticipating customers? Well, possibly a few weeks of shipping hassles. But if you're hitting your carrier up for an iPhone this September, you're probably going to have an easier time than most and without the wait until 3am Eastern/midnight Pacific. That said, it'd help if you could get an idea of how long you'll have to wait for your AT&T iPhone 7 (or 6SE). And 9to5Mac thinks it has an idea, thanks to a leaked AT&T store reset schedule. Two dates are listed on it: September 9, and September 23. The former ...

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    As with the Kyocera DuraForce XD, AT&T will be the first the actiony, exciting, holy cheeseballs Kyocera DuraForce PRO. The Japanese manufacturer continues to serve its niche of customers who happen to like their phones tough, rugged and ready for anything with its "Super Wide View HD Action Camera" while AT&T gets to pull in its Enhanced Push-to-Talk service as well. Unfortunately, there's no pricing and date on the darn phone yet. Perhaps T-Mobile will strike out of left field with their table-flipping mannerisms. Something the DuraForce Pro might be able to take. Source: AT&T

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    We've seen AT&T bolster its smartphone lineup for its first-party prepaid GoPhone service. It's also committed to a revamp of its plan structure with more data than ever — although you'll probably find better deals at AT&T subsidiary Cricket Wireless. But here we go again with another temporary, but major change in the plans, this one benefiting accounts with more customers on it. Through September 22, you can apply for a GoPhone plan and get a monthly discount on up to five lines for a total savings of $50 per month. Business can get up to $150 off per month with up to ten lines ...

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    Windows 10 is getting updated as it has passed on its first year of release. Windows 10 Mobile? Not so much. We haven't had the luxury of figuring out when the heck the update would come until recently — and what good is covering Windows 10 around without an update planned for Windows 10 Mobile? Well, Windows Central is confirming a piece of information spotted in a tweet from the Lumia India Twitter account — the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update will start rolling out to unlocked devices on August 9. Carrier-specific devices will have to wait until August 16, courtesy of ...

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    Microsoft has cut the price of the Lumia 950 several times in its nine months of existence. At its official partner carrier, AT&T, the phone is now down to half its original tag. You can get a Lumia 950 for $298.99 or $9.97 a month on AT&T Next (30 months). That's $100 off the current price of an unlocked phone at Microsoft. Whether that gap will mean anything to you between getting it on AT&T or getting it on T-Mobile or any other GSM network... well, it's up to you. We remind you that, even for a short period, this is the carrier that sold the Lumia 1520 at its full price ...

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    Hilarious and efficient albeit sometimes tactless publicity stunts, irresistible deals and steals on new and old phones, a growing unlimited video streaming service, rising customer count, and according to OpenSignal’s latest “State of Mobile Networks” report, the fastest 3G and 4G LTE connections in the US. How is T-Mobile still third in the subscriber ranks, well behind both Verizon and AT&T? It has to do with history, of course, and public perception, since Magenta is about to overtake Big Red in terms of 4G availability too. Notice that the recent 2.8 billion measurements ...

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    Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the full retail price of the phone as $695. It is $880. AT&T is offering an account credit of $695 if customers buy a second, eligible Galaxy smartphone. Pocketnow regrets the error. If you've been following the rumors regarding the wheelings and dealings of carriers carrying the all-new Galaxy Note 7, you'll likely not be surprised at the United States's number two network making its pitch. Starting tomorrow, customers on AT&T can pre-order the Galaxy Note 7 in Blue Coral, Black Onyx and Silver Titanium at the price of $880. ...

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    Has the "buy one, get one free" offer run its wear? T-Mobile was said to have such a campaign planned for the Galaxy Note 7 as soon as it arrived at its stores. Fast forward to today and we have something that probably won't need a new line or upgrade to obtain. 9to5Mac is reporting from its two sources that Samsung is supplying its new Gear Fit 2 fitness smartwatch as free bundle promotions for Sprint and T-Mobile to carry out. Then again, multiple campaigns can simultaneously apply to a single device. If a smart step counter isn't in your taste, Sprint may offer a 256GB microSD card. ...

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    It was the maligned "Mid-Range Flagship" on AT&T that was going to get its Windows 10 Mobile update someday. Long after everyone else has left the station, — and the device left Microsoft's support — Big Blue has moved upon the Nokia Lumia 830. In a support forums post, it has announced the milestone Windows 10 Mobile update for the device. As of this post, the update has not been officially acknowledged in AT&T's Device Support section. That said, you should know what to do at this point: download the Upgrade Advisor app, check for update availability and then make you have ...

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    Exactly one week after launching the upper mid-range LG G Pad X 8.0, AT&T today previews the August 5 rollout of a slightly humbler self-branded option for those of you still favoring Android tablets over phablets. The Trek 2 HD has a number of decent entertainment-friendly features to file under key selling points, but above all, an unbeatable price of $0.99 with two-year contracts, or $7.50 a month on Installment Plans, equating to a grand outright total of $150. The G Pad X 8.0, mind you, is a full Benjamin costlier, though it’s also prettier, sharper and a little more powerful, ...

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    With Cricket being the only carrier in the US to have the Microsoft Lumia 650 for sale, we're probably not going to see the only mid-ranger with Windows 10 Mobile native on it go for much less than this. From launch, it has been reduced in price by $20 to $109.99. But if you're looking to leap to Cricket along with your number, you can get the Lumia 650 for $69.99. We're not sure how long this promo will last, but with a slow decline in prices happen, we suspect it might last. The phone still retails above $170 in most quarters, new. Microsoft itself is selling the dual-SIM version for ...

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    Even with all the concerns and controversies surrounding the 2016 Summer Olympics, from Zika virus threats to political instability and economic crisis, as well as sanitation and security issues, an estimated 100,000 Americans and millions of sports fans around the world are expected to travel to Rio de Janeiro next month. T-Mobile can’t show its appreciation for the enthusiasm of all these people, but as far as Magenta’s US customers are concerned, this year’s games should be a reason to celebrate, not foot the bill for “AT&T’s VIP parties and private suites in Rio.” What, ...

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    People always wondered what was the point of a carrier-exclusive Active variation of the Samsung Galaxy S7 when the widely available standard and Edge models already resisted water immersion up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes. The answer was simple, having to do with those other certifications for transport and thermal shock protection, salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, and so on. But if the Galaxy S7 Active isn’t as waterproof as its non-outdoors-friendly cousins, how can AT&T expect its subscribers to cough up $800 a pop? Luckily, Samsung is on the case, despite ...

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    Looking for the cheapest possible way to experience the immersion and growing wonders of virtual reality? A $15 or so Google Cardboard can be paired with many budget-friendly Android smartphones, but for a grand total of just $200, Alcatel and Cricket Wireless have a much better VR fix incoming. AT&T’s prepaid subsidiary is surprisingly the exclusive carrier of the Idol 4 handheld stateside, packaging the beautiful glass-and-metal-made 5.2-incher with its very own VR headset. The goggles are of course no match for premium products like the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, though they’re ...

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    Just because you're saving money as best you can doesn't mean you don't deserve some extra help in doing so. If you and someone else are on an AT&T's prepaid GoPhone plan or you're thinking of getting on one, heed this bit of news before GoPhoning for it. Sorry. Anyways, you can get two smartphones for the price of one starting Friday, July 22, so long as they're valued above $59.99. Both phones have to be on a $45 or $60 monthly plan. Also, be prepared to talk it out with a customer service rep: you must redeem the offer at an AT&T or Authorized Retail store. You can learn more ...

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    In the market for a reasonably priced, reasonably sized Android smartphone and tablet with 4G LTE support on one of America’s largest wireless networks? Starting Friday, July 22, the mid-end LG K10 and G Pad X 8.0 will be up for grabs from AT&T at $180 and $50 respectively. Of course, a modest grand total of 230 bucks can’t possibly score you a pair of Marshmallow-powered devices with 5.3 and 8-inch IPS LCD screens free of contractual obligations or other strings attached. Instead, the pad’s $50 tag is good for 24-month pacts, which are apparently still a thing at Ma Bell. On the ...

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    Add "waterproof" to almost anything in tech and you probably would not get much of a complaint. Now add in the value component: are you going to be able to save money and keep liquids out of these circuits? Oh, and feel good about your purchase? Well, if you're living on a shoestring or just need a better burner phone for your needs, AT&T has a GoPhone for you. The Kyocera Hydro SHORE has Android 5.1, a five-inch display, is ingress rated at both IPX5 (water spray) and IPX7 (1m submersion for 30 minutes), and its touchscreen can be operated while wet. It runs on a Snapdragon 210, has ...

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