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AT&T Adds More Data to New Mobile Share Value Plans

DALLAS, October 31, 2014 — Beginning Sunday, Nov. 2, AT&T* is enhancing its Mobile Share Value plan portfolio with two new plans**.   We’re giving customers more data to share on two of our plans, so now you can get 3GB for $40 a month and 6GB for $70 a month (plus device... - read more

Your iPhone 6 Is Less Attractive To Thieves

Apple's new iPhones will include a kill switch that owners can use to remotely lock or wipe them, reports Reuters. The feature has been part of iOS for several years, but the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will have the feature turned on by default. The feature can be installed on older iPhone models,... - read more

Verizon's VoLTE Service Live for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Verizon has made its Advanced Calling 1.0 feature available to the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The free service will pass voice calls over Verizon's LTE 4G network rather than the cellular network. It offers high-quality voice calls and video calls. In order to enable the service, owners of... - read more

AT&T to Be Exclusive Carrier for New Amazon Phone

AT&T has landed the exclusive carrier rights for Amazon’s new smartphone, according to the Wall Street Journal. Amazon is expected to announce its new smartphone at an event Wednesday in Seattle. Reports and teasers from the company suggest the phone will feature 3D imaging that uses... - read more

Starbucks Announces Rollout of Wireless Charging Stations

Starbucks has announced a national rollout of a wireless charging stations, beginning with stores San Francisco.    Working in partnership with Duracell, Starbucks will expand Powermat charging stations to additional major markets in 2015, with a full national rollout in... - read more

T-Mobile Adds More Data to Simple Choice Plans

T-Mobile is offering its customers a free data upgrade.   The company announced Friday that it is doubling the amount of data customers can use per month on its standard 4G LTE service plan for no additional cost. So instead of getting 500MB of data per month at the full 4G LTE... - read more

AT&T Spreads LTE to a Handful of Small Markets

AT&T today lit up LTE 4G in a batch of smaller cities and towns around the country. The new markets include Anderson, Ind.; Deridder, La.; Midland, Mich.; Lebanon, Mo; Claremont, N.H.; Lumberton, N.C.; Bismark, N.D.; Bellefontaine and Defiance, Ohio; Greenwood and Seneca, S.C.; and... - read more

AT&T expands 4G LTE internationally into 13 new countries

AT&T Mobility customers who venture outside of the United States will have some new options for data services following the carrier's announcement that it has expanded its 4G LTE coverage into 13 new countries. AT&T states that it has made it possible for customers to roam on 4G networks... - read more

AT&T Makes It Less Costly to Call and Message Other Countries

AT&T today tweaked its calling and messaging rates for reaching out from the U.S. to people in other countries. Beginning February 28, all Mobile Share and Mobile Share Value customers will be able to send unlimited international text messages for free. This feature will be applied... - read more

Verizon Wireless Launches More Everything Plans

"MoreEverything" plans designed to increase data allowances and increase options for international messaging without increasing the price.It's a deal for some and inconsequential for others. Under the new plans, Verizon will double the amount of data available in some Share Everything packages.... - read more

Boost Mobile Reunites with Motorola to launch Smart and Stylish Moto G with NextRadio

Boost Mobile, a leader in the no-contract wireless industry with its exclusive Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments, will debut Moto G, by Motorola, a Google Company, on the HSN, and HSN mobile today, Jan. 2. The Moto G will be available Tuesday,... - read more

Verizon Delivering KitKat to Motorola Droids

Verizon Wireless today indicated via one of its Twitter accounts that the Android 4.4 KitKat system update is being pushed to the Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini. The update will be distributed in phases, so it may take a few days to reach all users. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T Pushing Updates to Nokia Lumia 1020 and 1520

AT&T today made system updates available to both the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 1520. The 1020, in particular, is receiving the Nokia Black update, which provides a number of new features and performance improvements. The update adds the ability to lock the screen rotation, set... - read more

AT&T LTE Hits 12 More Markets, Reaches 488 Total

AT&T today boosted the footprint of its LTE 4G network by 12 markets. The new markets include Durango, Colo.; Kauai, Hawaii; Burley and Twin Falls, Idaho.; Terra Haute, Ind.; Poplar Bluff and Sikeston, Mo.; Elmira, N.Y.; Pottsville, Pa.; and Appleton, Fond du Lac, and Oshkosh, Wisc.... - read more

H2O Wireless brings back unlimited $60 data plan

H2O Wireless, an MVNO that is managed by Fort Lee, N.J.-based Locus Telecommunications and runs on AT&T Mobility's (NYSE:T) network, has revived an unlimited data offer that it had discontinued in 2011. H2O said that its $60 monthly plan, which previously offered 3 GB of data per month, now... - read more

Verizon Boosts LTE Capacity In Dozens of Markets

Verizon Wireless has activated LTE 4G on its AWS spectrum in dozens of markets, reports GigaOm. Verizon Wireless lit up AWS-based LTE in New York City earlier this year, but has recently expanded the number of markets to include many of the major metro areas east of the Mississippi River, as... - read more

Verizon Pushes VoLTE Launch to 2014

Verizon Wireless today indicated that it plans to launch VoLTE service next year. As recently as October 8, Verizon said that VoLTE handsets and service would launch this year. The news regarding the delay was buried in a press release about the third anniversary of Verizon's LTE network... - read more

HTC One max Now on Sale at Verizon

Verizon Wireless quietly made the HTC One max handset available today. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Selling Samsung Galaxy S III and S 4 Minis

Verizon Wireless today added both the Galaxy S III Mini and Galaxy S 4 Mini to its Android smartphone lineup. According to Verizon, both phones are compatible with the just-launched Isis mobile payment service. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile Looking at Verizon 700MHz Spectrum

T-Mobile is weighing a bid on 700MHz A Block spectrum owned by Verizon Wireless. According to an unnamed source cited by Reuters, T-Mobile and Verizon have held preliminary discussions about the transaction, but nothing is yet formal. T-Mobile is seeking more airwaves to bolster its own LTE... - read more

AT&T Sprinkles LTE to More Places Around the Country

AT&T today made its LTE 4G network available in a handful of markets around the US. Some of those markets include Dothan, Ala.; Vail, Colo.; Hopkinsville, Ky.; Kalispell, Mont.; Utica-Rome, N.Y.; Prineville, Ore.; Clarksville, Tenn.; and Eagle Pass, Kerrville, Mount Pleasant, and Uvalde,... - read more

Virgin Selling HTC Desire Today

Virgin Mobile today announced the availability of the HTC Desire. The Desire includes features first seen on the HTC One, such as Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.0, BlinkFeed, and HTC Zoes. The Desire has a 4.5-inch qHD display; 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor with 1GB... - read more

Verizon to Sell BlackBerry Z30 Nov. 14

Verizon Wireless today indicated that the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone will be available beginning November 14. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile to Offer Stock to Raise Cash

T-Mobile today said that it would offer up to 66.15 million shares of stock in order to raise funds. Any funds raised through the sale of stock will be used for capital investments, such as spectrum purchases. The company did not say how much money it hopes to earn from the sale of new... - read more

AT&T Refarming PCS Spectrum for LTE In Some Markets

AT&T has begun to repurpose its 1900MHz PCS spectrum to help bolster its LTE network. GigaOm reports that AT&T is operating LTE in a 5MHz-by-5MHz slice of airwaves in its PCS band in New York City. AT&T has previously used the PCS band only for voice services and GSM/HSPA data.... - read more

Pantech Breeze IV Hits AT&T Stores

AT&T recently added the Pantech Breeze IV to its lineup of inexpensive flip phones. The Breeze IV is a simple device, but offers a large 3-inch main screen with 400 x 240 pixels, and a 1.44-inch external screen with 128 x 128 pixels. The Breeze IV includes three quick-dial buttons, as... - read more

T-Mobile to Sell Nexus 5 Starting Nov. 14

T-Mobile today announced that the Google Nexus 5 smartphone will be available on November 20. T-Mobile is only offering the 16GB model. Source: Phonescoop - read more

New Airvoice Plans With More Data Now Available

Airvoice Wireless has made some plan changes that give monthly plan users more data. Here's what's changed: The formerly data-less $30 plan now comes with 100 MB The old $35 100 MB plan is no longer available The $40 plan  goes from 500 MB to 1 GB The $55 - 1 GB plan is... - read more

AT&T Partners with Lookout to Provide Device Security

AT&T today announced that it has partnered with security app provider Lookout in order to protect AT&T Android devices from app-based threats. Lookout's Mobile Security software is expected to be installed on most AT&T Android phones moving forward, starting with the Samsung... - read more

AT&T Lights Up 14 LTE Markets - Claims 461 Total

AT&T today expanded its LTE 4G footprint to 14 more markets around the country. The new metro regions include Fairbanks, Ak.; Galesburg, Macomb, and Peoria, Ill.; Des Moines, Iowa; Madisonville and Maysville, Ky.; Cumberland, Md.; St. Cloud, Minn.; St. Joseph, Mo.; Roanoke Rapids, N.C.;... - read more

T-Mobile Launches MetroPCS Service in 15 More Markets

T-Mobile today announced that its MetroPCS prepaid brand will be available in 15 more markets beginning November 21, pushing the total to 45. Rather than operate on MetroPCS' actual network, new MetroPCS customers' devices operate on T-Mobile's GSM/HSPA+ network. T-Mobile says there are... - read more

AT&T Selling Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

AT&T today announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. The Zoom is a camera-first, smartphone-second device that has a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and boasts 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash, and optical image stabilization. The Zoom has camera software called the Zoom Ring,... - read more

Verizon Adds Features to Cloud-Based Messaging Service

Verizon Wireless today updated its Verizon Messaging product, a cloud-based, cross-platform service that lets people send messages between smartphones, tablets, and PCs. The new version of Verizon Messaging bakes in support for Glympse, which allows users to share their location data with... - read more

AT&T to Sell Samsung ATIV S Neo

AT&T today announced that it will sell the Samsung ATIV S Neo smartphone beginning November 8. The S Neo runs Windows Phone 8 and includes a 4.8-inch display, 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of storage, 8-megapixel camera, and LTE. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T - Sprint - Verizon - U.S. Cellular to Sell Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung today announced that the Galaxy S4 Mini will become available from the top U.S. network operators beginning in November. The GS4 Mini was first announced in May. AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless have all agreed to sell the phone. The Mini swaps out the S4's... - read more

Boost Mobile to Sell iPhone 5s/5c November 8

Boost Mobile today announced that it will sell the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to its prepaid customers beginning November 8. Boost did not immediately offer details on how much it will charge for the iPhones. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile Pushing Android 4.3 to HTC One

T-Mobile today said that Android 4.3 may be downloaded and installed on the HTC One. The update adds features to the base Android operating system, as well as to HTC's Sense user interface. It can be downloaded and installed via Wi-Fi. Source: Phonescoop - read more

Verizon Pushing Update to Samsung Galaxy S4

Verizon Wireless has begun delivering a system update to the Samsung Galaxy S4 that adds several new features. Chief among the new features is Samsung's Optical Reader application. Optical Reader uses the camera to take pictures of documents, such as business cards, and convert it into text.... - read more

T-Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy Light and HotSpot Pro

T-Mobile today announced the Samsung Galaxy Light, an inexpensive Android smartphone that will be available in the weeks to come. The Light features a 4-inch WVGA display protected by Gorilla Glass, and it is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor with 1GB of RAM. The Light... - read more

Verizon Deploying LTE On Its AWS Spectrum

Verizon Wireless today confirmed reports that it has begun deploying LTE on its AWS spectrum. The company has lit up LTE in the 2100MHz AWS band in portions of New York City, which is spectrum that it acquired from cable companies last year. "As our customers' wireless data usage continues... - read more

AT&T to Refocus on Mobile Share Plans

AT&T today announced that beginning October 25 it will push all new customers to choose one of its Mobile Share plans. According to AT&T, its Mobile Share plans have become its most popular in the year since first released. New customers will be allowed to choose from several... - read more

T-Mobile's LTE Network to Eventually Cover 225M People

T-Mobile will continue to increase the footprint of its LTE 4G network, but it won't reach the coverage offered by competing networks from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless. According to the Wall Street Journal, T-Mobile's LTE footprint will eventually cover 225 million POPs around the... - read more

AT&T's LTE Network Reaches 13 More Markets

AT&T today expanded the footprint of its LTE 4G network to 13 new markets, and increased coverage in a handful of existing markets. The new markets include Tuskegee, Ala.; Bloomington-Normal, Decatur, and Pontiac, Ill.; Lewiston-Auburn, Me.; Hickory, Jacksonville, and Sanford, N.C.;... - read more

T-Mobile Says LTE Available Nationwide

T-Mobile today said that LTE 4G can be accessed by 202 million people in 233 markets around the U.S., including 91 of the top 100 metro areas. T-Mobile said it has met its original goal of covering 200 million pops by the end of the year months ahead of schedule. T-Mobile also offers HSPA+... - read more

T-Mobile Offering Free Overseas Data and Messaging

T-Mobile today announced that all Simple Choice individual and business customers will automatically have access to unlimited mobile data and unlimited messaging when they travel out of the U.S. -- for free. The free data and messaging will be available in more than 100 different countries... - read more

AT&T Confirms GDR2 and Amber Updates for Lumia Phones

AT&T will begin offering the GDR2 and Amber system software updates to the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 later today. The company posted information about the update in its community forums and an AT&T spokesperson confirmed the details with Phone Scoop via email. The GDR2 update, which... - read more

AT&T Says First VoLTE Handset Due This Year

AT&T today indicated that it is preparing to release a smartphone capable of making VoLTE calls by the end of the year. The news was shared by Krish Prabhu, the president of AT&T Labs, who was speaking at PCIA technology conference. VoLTE allows voice calls to be passed over the LTE... - read more

AT&T Pushing Android 4.3 to HTC One

AT&T today confirmed that it is delivering the Android 4.3 system update to the HTC One. In addition to upgrading the operating system, the update adds Instagram to Blinkfeed, lets users lock the camera's focus, improves the gallery, makes improvements to Zoe, and adds the ability to... - read more

AT&T Pushing Software Update to Moto X

AT&T today said that a software update is available to its variant of the Moto X. The update makes a significant number of improvements to the camera, including white balance, exposure, and better low-light focusing. In addition to the camera, the update also improves the responsiveness... - read more

AT&T LTE Arrives in More Markets

AT&T today announced a modest expansion of its LTE 4G footprint. AT&T's faster data service is now available for the first time in Selma, Ala.; Vero Beach, Fla.; Cordele and Dublin, Ga.; Lake Charles, La.; Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; Brookhaven, Natchez, and Picayune, Miss.; Brenham, Texas;... - read more