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    While Android N… utella could still technically see daylight and perhaps even roll out to new and old Nexus devices before the critically acclaimed Note 4 turns two in the fall, chances are Marshmallow will be the last major software update officially delivered to the first of Samsung’s metal-framed high-end Galaxy phablets. You’ll therefore probably excuse T-Mobile for taking its sweet time to ensure the Snapdragon 805-powered 5.7-incher’s 6.0.1 goodie pack is one for the ages. Of course, Sprint somehow kicked off its own over-the-air rollout way back in March, ahead of even ...

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    Close to nine months after its release, Android Marshmallow has finally come to a pair of major autumn-side Samsung phones on America's number two carrier. The Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ on AT&T are getting over-the-air updates for Android 6.0.1. The packages include AT&T's Video Call feature plus all the typical add-ons and up the build version to  MMB29K.G928AUCU2BPE6.  There are different OTAs for those on firmware from March 3 and those on the May 26 build, but they size up to about 1.36GB either way. Source: AT&T (1, 2)

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    If you like to buy your Apple Watch with your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you're going to like this package deal. Best Buy is offering a $250 discount on any Apple Watch in-store or online if you also get an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with an installment plan, lease, or contract on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. That means that a base model Apple Watch will cost $49 as opposed to $299. You can also combine this deal the ongoing $200 discount for devices with steel bands. If you're headed to BestBuy.com, just follow the instructions as told on the webpage. The deal's valid up until June ...

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    Sprint has been making a lot of headlines lately after they showed off their 5G chops with a demo at the Copa América Centenario soccer (or football for our non-U.S. readers) tournament. Rocking out download speeds up to a whopping 2Gbps with a super low latency, it was indeed an impressive feat to say the least. They showed it off streaming 4k video as well as streaming some VR goodness courtesy of VideoStitch and as far as we can tell it all went off there without a hitch cruising along on the 73GHz spectrum. Here soon they plan on showing off their service on a 15GHz spectrum touting ...

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    AT&T was granted permission by the FCC to implement Wi-Fi Calling onto its devices late last year. It was able to get all of its current iPhones connected, but the carrier hasn't been able to touch an Android device since then. Today, Ma Bell announced that the LG G4 now has WLAN-enabled SMS and calling features through a software update. Wi-Fi Calling will spread to other Android handsets sooner or later, but for now, the G4 comes first. Call charges will be the same — free to and from US numbers and available in most international countries. The LG G4 still looks to be on its ...

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    Broadband internet will remain a utility that the Federal Communications Commission can easily and strictly regulate, so ruled two judges to one in a federal appeals court. The decision tossed out petitions from AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and other telecom companies challenging the courts' earlier agreement with the FCC's declaration. "We have always expected this issue to be decided by the Supreme Court, and we look forward to participating in that appeal," said David McAtee II, AT&T's senior executive vice president, also acting as general counsel for the company. Internet service ...

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    AT&T and its subsidiary, DirecTV, have a unique synergy in that they both provide services that, for the most part, bypass wires — because who gets free over-the-air transmissions anymore? So, if you get a satellite TV package in addition to your cellphone service in the Rocky Mountain, Northern Plains or Mid-Atlantic regions, you'll be able to get a free iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. You'll also get half-off the price of up to five more such devices. Here's the major catch: the discount comes in the form of bill credits over 30 months on the AT&T Next plan and the amount is only ...

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    ZTE’s quirky Spro line of 2-in-1 Android projectors has come a long way from a clunky, unfocused first generation, but for some reason, the “professional-grade” 8.4-inch Plus model unveiled back in February isn’t ready for primetime yet. At least not on T-Mobile, the third major US carrier to sell the 5-inch ZTE Spro 2, a little late and a little expensive. Then again, you can always choose to split the hybrid device’s $500 MSRP at Magenta in 24 affordable monthly payments of $20.84 each. Meanwhile, as long as Verizon and AT&T don’t launch the larger, slimmer, more capable ...

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    AT&T-owned Cricket Wireless has chirped out its apologies for a 17-hour outage that stunned customers across the nation. It was an especially inopportune time for the carrier's younger demographics: Friday night. According to the Scripps news agency, problems started cropping up around 5pm Eastern on Friday. Cricket first addressed its customers two hours later: We are aware of a service issue affecting some customers & are working quickly to resolve it. We apologize for this inconvenience. — Cricket Wireless (@Cricketnation) June 3, 2016 The company tweeted an update at 1:21am ...

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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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