Posts tagged with: T-Mobile
  • 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 2:35 PM

    CES 2014 is just around the bend. Anton D. Nagy, Michael Fisher and yours truly will be in attendance, and coverage will begin shortly after we land in Las Vegas Sunday afternoon. This particular show has been growing in size and attendance almost every year since its induction in 1967. But for us mobile guys, the show has become far more sparse with juicy details and big product announcements. It's far too easy for a major device to get lost in the mass of new announcements at a show like CES. As such, companies like Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and have taken to one-off events to announce ...

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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 23, 2013 11:55 AM

    Plenty of smartphone users are familiar with getting their phones for “free,” paying nothing out-of-pocket and seeing those costs subsidized by their wireless carrier. We also enjoy access to tons of free apps, with the cost of development often offset by advertising. But the one aspect of our mobile lives that has so far eluded this sort of funding structure has been our wireless data itself. Sure, there have been attempts to help users out with bills by delivering things like lock screen ads, but today we're seeing two companies take things a little farther, as Facebook teams up with ...

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  • by | December 20, 2013 2:45 PM

    The recent changes T-Mobile's been making to its service offerings have been a lot more interesting than just “get X gigabytes for Y dollars,” and by tackling things like subsidies and contract, have really been trying to shake-up the status quo for the US smartphone market. Every few months, we've been learning of more details behind this new “Uncarrier” direction for the company, and the next Uncarrier 4.0 announcement, ready to arrive on January 8 during the CES, could be one of the biggest yet, at least if the rumors of its content are true. Supposedly, T-Mobile may attempt to ...

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  • by | December 14, 2013 12:36 AM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Skype for Android tablets, and how this will enhance your experience on video calls. We then go through a recent design revision to the Google Nexus 5, and what this means to new Nexus 5 customers. Sprint is next as we go through the rumors of a possible merger with T-Mobile next year. Apple follows as the company might adopt wireless charging in the future iWatch we're still waiting for. We end today's show talking about Samsung's recent move to merger its mobile device and digital imaging divisions together. All this and more after ...

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  • by | December 13, 2013 5:22 PM

    Remember back when AT&T was trying to acquire T-Mobile? Some two-and-half years ago AT&T attempted to snatch-up T-Mobile USA in a deal worth nearly $40 billion. Ultimately, the whole thing fell apart, following strong governmental objections to making a mobile player as big as AT&T that much bigger (and giving it that much more control over the market). Since then, we've really seen T-Mobile find a new identity for itself, and it's been doing great things in rethinking how we approach moth plans and subsidies. However, it looks like other carriers still have their sights on ...

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  • by | December 6, 2013 10:52 AM

    Last winter, LG was getting a large chunk of its 2013 lineup ready to show off, including the new Optimus F series. While far removed from being flagships, this family of mid-rangers was at least a little more capable than the Optimus L club, and the F phones supported 4G LTE communications. We haven't paid the F3, F5, and F7 a whole lot of attention in the months that have followed, but today we find our thoughts back on this hardware as we see a leak of a supposed Optimus F3Q with hardware QWERTY keyboard. Yup, despite fewer and fewer handsets in this form factor launching as time goes ...

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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 | 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 27, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Android 4.3 reaching the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in the US, and the software updates that are also arriving for the US-variant of the Galaxy Gear. We then talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 5, the full list of rumored specifications, and even the fact that there may be more than one phone. Nokia follows the news as the company has just released the budget-friendly Lumia 525. Motorola is next as we have more details on the wooden Moto X. We end today's show talking about the fact that Apple is finally meeting demand with the iPhone 5S. All this and ...

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  • by | November 27, 2013 3:14 AM

    T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4 Android 4.3 update is rolling out as of now to those who're rocking Samsung's flagship phone on Magenta. Be on the lookout for an update notification or make sure to manually check for its existence in settings. Alternatively, you can download and apply the update using the KIES software suite. As far as the contents of the refresh are concerned, you'll of course get the basic features of the 4.3 version of Android OS. Samsung has bundled it's own Knox suite for securing information on your device, as well as support for the Samsung Galaxy Gear, which is also ...

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