Following up on the news that its UnCarrier rival will soon raise the cost of its unlimited data plan, AT&T is making some pricing changes of its own -- in the completely opposite direction. The base rate for the company's 2GB Mobile Share Value plan is currently $55 (that's the base price, excluding per-smartphone costs), but it just announced that beginning tomorrow customers will be able to grab the same plan for $40 per month instead.
Folks living in and around Chicago will be happy to hear that AT&T has souped up its network in the Windy City. Using an LTE-Advanced technology called ‘carrier aggregation,’ the company has bonded two 4G networks together in the area resulting in a big boost in performance.
So essentially, AT&T is taking two, single one-way highways and merging them into one, single two-way highway, allowing for more bandwidth and theoretical download speeds of up to 110 Mbps. Unfortunately, there are only a handful of devices that support the beefier network…(...)
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AT&T’s Galaxy S5 gets FCC approval, just like you knew it would (update: T-Mobile and Verizon too)
Samsung already made it clear that the Galaxy S5 would reach AT&T when it launched globally in April. Still, it's nice to know the flagship is on track for an on-time arrival, right? The 5.1-inch phone just surfaced in a fresh set of FCC documents, which show a GS5 variant with AT&T-friendly LTE bands (2, 4, 5 and 17) and support for ANT+ sensors (handy for wireless heart-rate monitors and the like). Predictably, the phone also includes GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS, for when you can't manage a 4G signal. That still leaves lots of questions -- how much will it cost? How good is this thing? -- but we suppose we'll just have to wait until April 11th to find out.
Update: Sure enough, a T-Mobile version of the GS5 has also surfaced at the FCC.
Update #2: And here's the Verizon version too. Enjoy.
owners will now be able to sport their love for their favorite college sports teams, thanks to the addition of new colors, accents and clear cases with team logos. The new additions are available through MotoMaker, and include:
- Nine new colors and three new accent colors to Moto Maker
- Design gallery featuring pre-configured school color combinations and clear cases with school logos for up to 40 schools and counting
- Option to add your school’s rally cry with the custom signature option
- Ability to mix and match with the new color palette to create the perfect collegiate combination.
- Available at everyday price of $399 off-contract or starting at $49 with a new two-year contract.
- New student discount so students don’t have to break the bank to earn high-style marks with their smartphone. Register at motorola.com/college with a valid .edu address get a Moto X for the discounted price of $339. Offer available to current students and educators with a valid .edu email address.
- School logo cases are available for an additional $34.95.
Head on over to MotoMaker to design your College themed Moto X today!
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If you’re in the market for a newor 5C, you may want to check out Wal-Mart. The retailer has just slashed its prices on the 16 GB variants of the iPhone 5S and the , coming in at $119 and $29 respectively. The low price requires customers to sign a new two-year contract with , Verizon or AT&T. That’s a pretty significant price drop, especially for the iPhone 5S which can sometimes run upwards of $189 with a new two-year contract.
You’ve gotta venture into one of Wal-Mart’s retail locations to take advantage of these low iPhone prices, and models are subject to availability.
The price drops have led to speculation that an iPhone 6 is right around the corner, which just isn’t true. Apple isn’t prone to big surprises like that, and besides, we haven’t even seen any decent leaks of the iPhone 6 yet. We’ll keep you updated when we do!
via: CNN Money
Target has some great offers on Apple products, which begin this Sunday, March 9th. Not only is Target offering some discounts on Apple products, the company has extended its trade-in promotion which can net customers up to $150 in savings toward a new iPad mini with retina display or iPad Air when a working iPad 2 or newer is traded in.
You can also get up to $50 toward a newor 5S when trading in a working cellphone. Customers will receive a Target gift card for the amount that the traded-in cell phone is worth. Target’s trade-in deals are only available in-store, so you’ll have to get down to your local Target store to trade in that old device.
Here are Target’s Apple deals:
Target iPad Deals available March 9 – March 15
Get at least $150 towards the purchase of a new iPad with trade-in of a working iPad 2 or newer:
- iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi 16GB: $399 plus free $30 Target gift card
- iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB: $499 plus free $30 Target gift card
Target Mobile Deals available through March 22
Get an extra $50 off plus the value a used working cellphone that’s traded-in to use for the purchase of:
- iPhone 5c 16GB: $49.99 sale (with qualifying 2-year plan and data; Verizon, and AT&T)
- 16GB: $149.99 sale (with qualifying 2-year plan and data; Verizon, Sprint and AT&T)
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Well, that didn’t take long. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Goophone has released a pretty amazing knockoff of the upcoming ‘All New’, which is set to be unveiled in a few short weeks on March 25th. Known as the Goophone M8, the Android powered smartphone looks exactly like the upcoming ‘All New’ HTC One, which has gone by the codename M8 for some time. But that’s where the similarities end. The Goophone M8 is a decidedly mid-range device, where the upcoming HTC One successor is primed to be a beast spec wise.
Goophone recently one upped Samsung by releasing a Galaxy S5 knockoff, cleverly titled the Goophone S5. The knockoff appeared just two days after Sammy’s official Galaxy S5 unveiling at MWC 2014, and packs hardware almost on par with the Galaxy S5, and definitely more powerful than the Goophone M8. Goophone also cloned the HTC One last year, releasing the Goophone One.
Here’s what the Goophone M8 is packing:
- Colors – Silver / Black / Gold
- Network – GSM, WCDMA (HSUPA, HSDPA)
- Operating System – Android 4.2 OS
- Bands - GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz WCDMA: 850/1900/2100MHz Carrier Unlocked
- Screen – 5-inch, 1080P FHD (1920*1080 pixels)
- Processor – CPU: 1.7GHz MTK MT6592 octa-core processor, GPS: ARM Mali450-MP4
- RAM - 1GB RAM
- ROM - 16GB RAM
- Rear Camera – 12.6-megapixel camera, with LED flashlight
- Front Camera – 5-megapixel camera
- Battery – 2800mAh
- SIM Card – Dual SIM cards slots (Standard)
Not the best spec sheet I’ve ever seen, but not the worst either. And for just $229 unlocked, the Goophone M8 looks pretty sweet.
Will you purchase a Goophone M8, or are you waiting for the ‘All New’ HTC One? Let us know in the comments.
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If you’ve got a hankering for HTC’s 2013 flagship smartphone the, Amazon has a deal for you. The 32GB variant of the HTC One for use on and Verizon’s networks are only a penny when purchased through Amazon in conjunction with a new two-year contract. Verizon is offering the Black model of the HTC One, while Sprint’s offering is the classic Silver. AT&T customers can grab a Silver or Black HTC One for just $49.99. That’s a great deal for the awesome smartphone, being that Sprint, Verizon and AT&T are selling the device off-contact for $699.99. That’s a huge chunk of change.
If you’re set on owning a HTC One, go for it, but keep in mind that HTC will soon be releasing the successor to the HTC One on March 25th, under the assumed name The All New HTC One. The device is set be unveiled at an event in New York and London on the 25th, and should hit the market in a month or so after release. While the All New HTC One won’t see a price drop for some time, it will more than likely make the price drop on the HTC One, so waiting for a few months until the dust settles could be a wise choice.
Also keep in mind that purchasing a device through Amazon will bring another set of rules when it comes to switching carriers or upgrading your device. While the contract is purchased with Sprint, Amazon is subsidizing the device, and has the ability to charge you a $400 fee if you cancel your contract within 181 days from the contract beginning date. In other words, don’t purchase a device through Amazon unless you are ready to go the distance with your contract. (Check out Amazon’s policies here.)
via: Android Geeks
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We already know everything there is to know about the upcoming All New. Actually we’re not sure how that second camera will improve the image quality, but we do know pretty much everything else. Heck, we’ve seen both official press images and in-the-wild photos.
Like that’s not enough, EVleaks is now bringing us press images of the All New HTC One variants for AT&T and Verizon Wireless. You can see the former from the image above while the latter is below.
Again, the Taiwanese company will unveil its new flagship on March 25th. Chances are this unit will be available across all major operators in the U.S. Heck, we’re sure HTC will bring its beast-phone to carriers all around the world. It remains to be seen how much the All New One will cost, but we’re betting its price won’t go beyond $250 with a two-year contract…
The United States wireless carrier AT&T has lit up its fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network in twelve new municipalities around the country. The expansion brings AT&T’s LTE to an additional 300,000 people, including the 65,000 residents of Bismark, North Dakota.
With this expansion, nearly 280 million people are covered by AT&T’s LTE network in more than 500 U.S. markets. More than half of the carrier’s postpaid smartphone customers now use a 4G LTE device. The carrier expects its LTE build out to be “essentially complete” by this summer. The full list of AT&T’s new LTE coverage follows right after the break…(...)
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