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Galaxy Note 4 Now Available for Pre-Order From Verizon and AT&T

Posted by Kellex September - 19 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now up for pre-order from the two biggest wireless carriers in the US. Both Verizon and AT&T went live with pre-orders late last night, so if you are ready to become one with the newest version of Samsung’s oversized phone, the time is now. Well, sort of now. This is just a pre-order, which means you won’t get your phone until October 17. But you get that already. I’ll stop rambling.

The links for each are below. Verizon appears to only be selling the black version at this time, whereas AT&T is offering either black or white. 

The on-contract price remains $299, like all previous Notes. If you choose a different payment route, things get a little wonky depending on which carrier you choose. Verizon will get you into the Galaxy Note 4 for $34.99 per month for 20 months if you choose their Edge payment plan, or $699 if you want to buy it up front. AT&T has two payment plans available of $34.42 per month or $41.30, with the difference in price happening because of upgrade times. If you want to buy the Note 4 at full retail from AT&T, they are currently listing it at $825.99. That, is insane.

Don’t forget to catch up on Galaxy Note 4 news if you have not already. Here is how it compares to the new iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung’s official introduction video, and our hands-on.

Links:  Verizon Pre-order | AT&T Pre-order

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Cheers Mike and John!

Galaxy Note 4 Now Available for Pre-Order From Verizon and AT&T is a post from: Droid Life

AT&T announces pre-orders for LTE-friendly Galaxy Tab S

Posted by wicked September - 17 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

It feels that Samsung unveiled the slim Galaxy Tab S so long ago that this news almost came as a surprise. That said, most of the models floating around sport WiFi-only connectivity. AT&T will soon be giving LTE users a chance to buy either a 10.5-inch or an 8.4-inch Galaxy Tab S with pre-orders starting today.

Announced in June, the Galaxy Tab S remains Samsung’s current high-profile tablet, sporting its cream of the crop hardware, with the exception of a stylus commonly reserved for its Note line. The Galaxy Tab S’s call to fame is a very slim profile, then claimed to be the thinnest Android tablet at only 6.6 mm. Since then, however, there have been quite a few contenders to the throne, including the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with its 6.4 mm profile and the surprising Dell Venue 8 7000 at only 6.0 mm thick, or rather thin.

Of course, that isn’t the only thing going for the Galaxy Tab S line. Naturally, Samsung is raving about its Super AMOLED display, which was the tune it has been singing since the Galaxy S5. That means blacker blacks, more faithful color reproduction, a wider range of supported colors, and power efficiency. There’s also the rather beefy Exynos 5 Octa processor paired with a 3 GB RAM. On the software side of things, you get multiple user accounts, perfect for family usage, and fingerprint-based security, probably the first in a consumer tablet.

All these, plus 4G LTE support, will soon be available to AT&T subscribers, both present and future. The 10.5-inch model will come in Charcoal Gray and will sell for $31.50 per month for 20 months, $529 on a two-year contract, and $629 without. The smaller 8.4-inch model, also in Charcoal Gray, carries a price tag of $26.50/month for 20 months, $429 on a two-year contract, and $529 at full price. AT&T will start shipping on September 23. Those who put in an order today and until supplies last, will be able to get a 50 percent discount on the purchase of a Galaxy Tab S keyboard accessory.

SOURCE: AT&T

Moto X (2nd Generation) Now Up for Pre-Order at AT&T in Black, Bamboo, or Leather

Posted by Kellex September - 16 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

Tomorrow at 12PM Eastern, Motorola is going to put the AT&T and GSM (unlocked) models of the new Moto X (2nd generation) up for pre-order through their own store. If you can’t wait until then, feel free to cruise over to AT&T’s site right now, as they have the device up for pre-order in “Black Resin,” “Bamboo,” or “Black Leather.”

As expected, the device runs $99 with new 2-year contract. In not-so-expected news, the full retail price is listed as $526, which is higher than the $499 price that Motorola gave us during the phone’s unveiling. 

Keep in mind that Motorola should have Moto Maker options available tomorrow, meaning you will be able to customize the new Moto X to your liking. If you order from AT&T, you are getting a pre-made device in the three colors mentioned above.

AT&T Link

Cheers Tony!

Moto X (2nd Generation) Now Up for Pre-Order at AT&T in Black, Bamboo, or Leather is a post from: Droid Life

AT&T Confirms Release of LG G3 Vigor on Its 4G LTE Network

Posted by Tim-o-tato September - 15 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

AT&T announced a new device for its network this afternoon, the G3 Vigor from LG. The G3 Vigor is much likes its big brother, minus a few of the top-tier specs. If you will recall, LG announced the G3 Beat not too long ago, and basically, the G3 Vigor is simply a rebranded Beat. 

AT&T has yet to announce official specs, but given its G3 Beat DNA, its safe to assume this device will feature a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 2,530mAh battery, and run Android 4.4+.

AT&T was unable to announce availability or pricing of the device, claiming that info will come at a later date.

We will keep you posted for those interested.

Via: AT&T

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T-Mobile signs deal with Gogo, Verizon possibly next

Posted by wicked September - 15 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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Inflight connectivity continues to flounder due to average service, high prices and limited availability. With Gogo holding a near complete monopoly on inflight connectivity, AT&T has even been talking to the FCC about a 4G LTE-based inflight service.

Now, T-Mobile has agreed to an exclusive partnership with Gogo that will allow T-Mobile customers, at no charge, to send and receive text and picture messages as well as visual voicemail using their phone number over Gogo’s inflight system. If T-Mobile customers want to access this service, they will need to have their Wi-Fi Calling-enabled phone in airplane mode and connected to Gogo Wi-Fi.

As RunwayNetworkGirl notes, this is a low-bandwidth service, and therefore will not take up that much space from Gogo’s air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity pipe.

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There are also rumors of Verizon and Gogo coming to an agreement once T-Mobile’s exclusive deal expires:

Interestingly, some industry observers believe a sponsorship agreement between Verizon and Gogo would also be compelling. “Verizon could agree to pay $20 million per year to sponsor Gogo for its customers, for instance,” noted satellite industry consultant Tim Farrar in a recent conversation. That might be less sexy to some than a JV or acquisition, but it’s logical. - RunwayGirlNetwork


Source: RunwayGirlNetwork;

Moto X, Moto Hint and Turbo Charger pre-orders start on Tuesday, Moto 360 back in stock

Posted by wicked September - 15 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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If you’ve been eyeing the new Motorola Moto X, wondering when you might get your hands on it, you are one step closer tonight. Motorola has announced that pre-orders of the Moto X will go live on their site starting this coming Tuesday. If that is not enough to get you excited, you’ll also be able to order the Moto Hint and the Turbo Charger starting September 16th at 11am CT.

Let the infomercial begin: But wait, there’s more!!! Motorola says they will have the Moto 360, their round shaped, Android Wear powered smartwatch, back in stock as well. However, there will be limited quantities of the Moto 360, so we expect it to sell out fairly quickly once again.

Motorola says that all shipping dates will be provided at checkout and that other U.S. carriers, as well as partners around the globe, will have product availability announcements coming soon.

Here is the rundown:

New Moto X

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The new Moto X will be available through the Motorola website, offering the AT&T version of the new 5.2-inch phone, as well as a Pure Edition. The Pure Edition is an unlocked phone with an unlockable bootloader and will run you $499.99. This is the closest thing to a vanilla Android experience to be found, with guaranteed fast updates to new Android versions. The AT&T version of the new Moto X will run you $99 on contract.

Moto Hint

Motorola Moto Hint

The newly announced Moto Hint is a nifty little wireless earbud that gives you ‘complete control’ of your phone by just using your voice. An accompanying Motorola app, that is only compatible with certain phones, allows for the extra controls, for the rest of us, imagine Google Now in your ear. Moto Hint will run you $149.99.

Motorola Turbo Charger

Once again, this new toy will only work with certain phones, specifically ones that have Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology. The new Moto X is ready for it, of course. Turbo Charger promises to take your nearly battery depleted device and in just 15 minutes, rocket up enough charge to last another 8 hours of your day. The Turbo Charger will work on your other devices too, if not as fast, offering up to 15 watts of charging power. The Turbo Charger runs for just $34.99.

Moto 360 inventory

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If you had attempted to purchase the Moto 360 from Motorola last week, you likely encountered the ‘out of stock‘ road block to your purchase. Motorola has more of their first Android Wear powered smartwatch on hand, which can be yours for $249.99, if you can get in there fast enough.

Remember, 11am CT on Tuesday September 16th. Hit the Motorola website for more details.

Are you planning to grab up any of Motorola’s new devices this week?


Via: Droid Life;
Source: Motorola;

AT&T to not Offer Wi-Fi Calling this Year

Posted by wicked September - 15 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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Wi-fi calling has been all the rage recently, due to T-Mobile’s improvements on the feature and Apple’s implementation of it on the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, along with iOS 8. Now, it seems every carrier that matters is going to join the party, but someone’s running a bit late: AT&T.

America’s second largest carrier will be delaying implementation of Wi-Fi calling until 2015, apparently not seeing the benefit in a sooner release. Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T’s Mobile Business Solutions, said Friday, “We’re very focused on making sure it’s a great experience for customers, but we see it as a complement, not a replacement.”

Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon all either currently offer or are in the process of offering Wi-Fi calling, so the delay is confusing on AT&T’s fault. What do you think? Are you a diehard AT&T fan that will stick with it with or without Wi-Fi calling, or is this the final straw? Leave a comment below and spout off your thoughts.

Source: GSM Arena

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Contest: Win a MINI JAMBOX From AT&T and Droid Life!

Posted by Kellex September - 12 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

To celebrate a recent price drop to $99 (from $130), AT&T has partnered with us to give away a brand new MINI JAMBOX to one of our fabulous readers.

For those new to the MINI JAMBOX, just know that it’s a smaller version of Jawbone’s popular JAMBOX series of Bluetooth speakers. It lasts for up to 10 hours on a single charge, is pocketable, works as a speakerphone for calls, comes in a variety of fashionable colors, and still gives off “rich, crisp, three-dimensional sound.” Better yet, Jawbone recently released an update called Multi Play that allows users to connect two MINI JAMBOX speakers together for simultaneous sound domination.

To pick up a MINI JAMBOX today, head over to AT&T’s site and check out the variety of colors available. 

After that, jump below for contest deals on how you can win one!

Contest

Prize:  1 (one) MINI JAMBOX from AT&T.

How to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner:

On Monday, September 15, we will choose our winner at random at 10AM Pacific.

Contest: Win a MINI JAMBOX From AT&T and Droid Life! is a post from: Droid Life

HTC and Amazon deal may have fizzled because of AT&T objections

Posted by wicked September - 11 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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In October of 2013, news broke that Amazon and HTC were penning a deal that allowed the Taiwanese company to make a budget Amazon smartphone. It would have been a deal that showed that HTC had a new momentum and allowed for another revenue stream. It also would have given Amazon an in on the low-end smartphone market. However the deal fizzled out. According to a source close to The Information, it’s because AT&T had objections.

According to the source, AT&T objected to the fact that it would not have US exclusivity of the HTC made Amazon phone. As such, the carrier threatened to not carry the high-end Fire phone causing Amazon to just scrape the project entirely. Given the current state of how well the Fire phone is doing, HTC may have avoided a disaster. While none of the companies are commenting, this rumor could be likely given AT&T’s previous grabs of HTC exclusives. Anyone remember the HTC Status?

source: The Information

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AT&T data plans for Timex wearables announced

Posted by wicked September - 9 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

Most of the wearables that are on the market today get their data connectivity from a paired smartphone. In some instances, having to pair your smartphone to the smartwatch and keep the smartphone with you can be a pain. One of those instances is when you are running or are very active.

Timex has some wearables that have been announced that don’t require a smartphone for connectivity. That means you will need a data plan specifically for these watches and AT&T has announced that it will be the data carrier for Timex.

The Timex Ironman One GPS+ wearable will hit AT&T stores this fall and is on the Timex website for pre-order now. No matter where you buy the wearable, the first year of data service is included with the purchase.

After that first year of free service, the data plan will set you back $40 per year. AT&T will also allow owners of the device to add it to an existing Mobile Share account in the future. So far, it’s unclear exactly what data limits AT&T will impose on the Timex devices.

SOURCE: SlashGear

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