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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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