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May 13, 2015

Waterproof Galaxy S6 Active Spotted

It seems that Samsung has a more durable version of its popular Galaxy S6 handset in the works, as a leaked image of a “Galaxy S6 Active” appeared on the web on Tuesday. Leaked to GSMArena, the image shows a rugged device stamped with the AT&T logo and the name of the device on the back—and it could be just the phone for folks who want a high-end handset without the fear of it shattering into a million pieces:

This appears to be the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, a waterproof, ruggedly [...]

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April 6, 2015

Google Wireless May Offer Free International Roaming

While details about the plan are still relatively sparse, it seems as though Google’s plans for providing a new MVNO wireless service could include killing international roaming fees. The news comes by way of an article in the Telegraph published this past weekend.

According to the report, Google is working out a deal with a company called Hutchison Whampoa, which owns the wireless provider Three. Hutchison Whampoa, which operates wireless networks throughout the Ireland, Europe, and Asia, already allows its customers to travel [...]

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March 28, 2015

The Phone Insurance Claim System for Major Wireless Carriers is Laughably Easy to Defraud

We have all been there, you are buying a new smartphone and the sales associate asks if you would like to purchase phone insurance — you know, in case of an accident. You weigh the pricing options for a moment and think about your general clumsiness and decide to get the insurance. If you use one of the major carriers in the U.S. such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and/or Sprint the insurance you buy comes from a company called Asurion Insurance Services, Inc.

So what if they all use the same [...]

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January 11, 2015

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Watch to Drop in March; AT&T Announces Data Rollover

Happy Sunday, folks! It’s time for the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we go over the top tech stories from the past week.

Companies making news this past week include Apple, AT&T, Sony, Sharp, Phillips, and Razer. Let’s dive in.

Apple Watch to Drop in March

Apple announced its wearable back in September, and since then, details have slowly been leaking out. One bit of news we haven’t had? When, exactly, the Apple Watch is coming out. A recent report has helped somewhat, narrowing the release of the device to [...]

 
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January 7, 2015

AT&T Announces Data Rollover Plan

Last month, T-Mobile – which calls itself the “un-carrier” – announced its latest plan to screw with its competitors: with the Data Stash, customers would be able to roll any unused data into the next month. In a move surprising no one, least of all T-Mobile CEO and crazy person John Legere, AT&T has just announced a new plan that will do pretty much the exact same thing.

According to AT&T’s announcement, the new feature is simply called “Rollover Data,” meaning that Mobile Share Value customers – those who share data [...]

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November 29, 2014

Ad Review Board Claims AT&T is Falsely Advertising U-Verse as “Fastest Internet for the Price”

It’s probably hard to believe that a telecom company would use misleading advertising (eyeroll), but that’s exactly what an advertising review board is saying AT&T has done with its U-Verse Internet service.

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus is taking issue with one particular claim made by AT&T — that its U-Verse service provides the “Fastest Internet for the price.” It’s true, but only at the 3 Mbps tier; that doesn’t even qualify as [...]

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November 26, 2014

Fire Phone Price Cut Again to $199

One of the biggest smartphone flops of 2014 was Amazon’s Fire Phone – an adequate, if a bit gimmicky, handset made and sold by Amazon. The device has decent enough specs, a few neat tricks with glasses-free 3D visuals, and a direct line to help users buy as much as they can through Amazon – and it launched with a crazy-high price tag of $650 off-contract and $199 on-contract from AT&T. Starting now, though, the price of the Fire Phone has been cut drastically to $199 off-contract.

As you may recall, this is the second major [...]

 
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October 24, 2014

Mayday: Amazon Fire Phone is Officially a Flop

Yesterday, Amazon revealed its third-quarter financial results, and there was one very specific detail that those who follow the tech industry seemed to latch onto: the company took a $170 million write-down on the leftover inventory of unsold Fire Phone units. This comes despite its much heralded launch earlier this summer, as well as the phone’s ridiculous discount to just a buck roughly two months later.

In short, Amazon now has way too many Fire Phones that no one wants to buy, especially with Apple’s ridiculously popular [...]

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September 18, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Available on Oct 17

Samsung’s newest phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, will be available starting October 17, the company announced today. Moreover, pre-orders for the ginormous handset begin tomorrow, with availability coming from AT&T and T-Mobile to start.

While the iPhone 6 Plus offers users a 5.5-inch screen, the Galaxy Note 4 beats Apple’s first phablet by a whole two-tenths-of-an-inch, clocking in with a display measuring 5.7 inches. The device also comes with a stylus, if you’re into that sort of thing, along with a 2.7 GHz quad-core CPU, 3 GB [...]

 
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September 15, 2014

Pre-Orders for Moto X Start Tuesday

Sure, Apple set new records for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders. But what if you want to get your hands on the hottest Android handset to come down the pike in a few months? Motorola announced yesterday that it’ll start accepting pre-orders for the new Moto X starting Tuesday, September 16.

Of course, no matter how slick the Moto X is, it’s not as widely available as the new iPhone. According to Motorola, you can pre-order the Moto X from AT&T, or from Motorola directly. Obviously going with AT&T as a carrier will [...]

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