Time for some quick Android news that will be in and out of your face before you know it. Evleaks gave us a nice little list of custom back covers for the Moto X+1 that show us the Moto Maker will have a ton of choices for the new device. New Google app icons rumored to be hitting our devices soon, and you can already download them courtesy of the awesome developers in our community. Enjoy the vid!
T-Mobile is at it again folks. They are just becoming the Robin Hood of carriers and I am sure the other carrier giants are hating them to extreme lengths. T-Mobile announced today that they want to put an end to those dreaded overages fees, and this adds to the already $40 Simple Starter plan, and Operation Tablet Freedom plans they announced last week.
Starting in May for your bill in June, overage fees will not be present for Simple Choice plans and the Simple Starter plan. Not only that, T-Mobile is pressuring other carriers to do the same thing, and a petition has been circulating to make this happen. You might have seen the hashtag #AbolishOverages floating around social media today, and John Legere has been reporting on how many signatures they have been collecting throughout the day. You can head over to Change.org to sign the petition.
T-Mobile’s UNCarrier plans keep on changing the game, and AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, are surely loathing the fact that T-Mobile keeps adding the pressure for them to do the same thing. So head over to the petition page to add to the list of signatures. Let us know if you do.
T-Mobile hasn’t quite been as UnCarrier as some would like. Despite the network’s turn toward overage-free service, there’s still occasional chances that you’ll pay extra for heavy use — especially if you’re on a grandfathered plan. That won’t be a problem for long, though, as the carrier will soon rude surprises on your bill from June onward. The move won’t deliver huge savings unless you regularly pay surcharges — and you’ll still have to deal with throttling — but it’s good to have some reassurance that your costs won’t get out of control in the future.
T-Mobile is calling on all wireless providers to put an end to the high fees that pain customers in the event of a data overage. T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere on Monday confirmed that effective June 2014 the carrier will no longer charge overage fees. What’s more, the outspoken leader has called on the other providers to do the same.
“Today I’m laying down a challenge to AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to join T-Mobile in ending these outrageous overage penalties for all consumers – because it’s the right thing to do. Overage fees are flat out wrong.”
If you agree with Legere and want to help put a stop to the fees you can sign a petition on Change.org.
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Happy Friday Android friends. Time to talk a little bit of Android with you. So the Galaxy S5 is available right now in some countries. Only a couple more days before you guys in the States can get yours. The LG G3 got a screenshot leak of its UI, but LG still doesn’t want to talk about it. Silly OEMs. Enjoy the show!
I’m sure most people envy John Legere; the CEO of T-Mobile is basically the coolest company figurehead you could ever ask for, and to top it off, T-Mobile continues to do some amazing things with their offered services which are making the other American networks feel a bit nervous. We’ve seen Legere repeatedly wear attire with Batman logos which most executives wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole while in public, but exactly how cool is Mr. Legere? Well, HTC America thinks he’s cool enough to be gifted their new flagship smartphone, the HTC One M8. But not just any ordinary, silver One M8 either; specifically a HTC One M8 with 24 carat gold finish, as pictured above.
I assume some of us will now want to re-evaluate our lives and plan the best way to become John Legere. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a gold HTC One M8 however; at the start of April, we got word that HTC would be bringing a gold-plated version of the One M8 to the Middle East. Suffice to say, the phone gifted to Legere is likely one of those gold plated devices, though the retail prices of these devices hasn’t actually been made known yet. Doesn’t stop me being jealous though…
Would you want a gold HTC One M8? Let us know what you think about the phone’s appearance in the comments.
It’s that time of year once again: Google and T-Mobile are streaming the Coachella festival live on YouTube. Tune in between April 11th and April 13th and you’ll see big-name musicians play without making a pilgrimage to Indio. Much of the experience will be familiar if you’ve watched before. However, there is a social twist to this year’s proceedings — if you’re in a Hangouts video chat at the right moment, you’ll have a chance to speak with artists like Chvrches and Zedd while they’re backstage. Yes, you may have a better time than fans who paid a premium to be there in person. We wouldn’t count on getting that VIP treatment, but it’s undoubtedly an added incentive to start streaming.
[Image credit: Viktor Rosenfeld, Flickr]
Source: Coachella (YouTube)
Although the HTC One (M8) was announced a few weeks ago, some carriers are just now putting the phone up for sale. We’ve gathered a list of where you can buy the new HTC One on all carriers that have it listed so far.
We will update this page to the best of our ability. So if you see anything that needs updating, feel free to get back to us through our contact page!
Please note that the prices may change without notice.
- Purchase from the wireless provider for $636 or $26.50/mo. for 24 months
- HTC official site links back to T-Mobile.com
- Google Play Edition
- Purchase from Google Play for $699.99
*requires two-year service agreement on a qualified rate plan
There are still a hand full of carriers that will eventually get the HTC One (M8). Check back to this post in the coming weeks to see availability for other carriers.
Today sees the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S5, likely the smartphone that will outsell all others this year. You’ll be able to pick one of these up from just about any carrier you want, post-paid, prepaid, and more.
We’ve gathered up a list of various carriers, retailers, and sources for purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S5. We’ll do our best to return to this list with updates as needed. If you see some place that could be added, feel free to reach out to us via the contact page!
Note that prices may change without notification.
- Purchase from the wireless provider for $199.99* (Equipment installment option available)
- Purchase from Amazon Wireless for $189.99*
- Purchase from Best Buy for $199.99*
- Purchase from Radio Shack
- Purchase from Target for $199.99*
- Purchase from Sam’s Club for $164.88*
- Purchase from Walmart for $168*
- Purchase from Samsung
- U.S. Cellular
- Not yet available from the wireless provider
- Purchase from Best Buy for $649.99
- Boost Mobile
- Virgin Mobile
- Developer Edition (not yet available from Samsung)
*requires two-year service agreement on a qualified rate plan
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Oppo has a reputation for clever smartphones, but there’s a good reason why you rarely see its devices in the US: it hasn’t had local LTE data until the (currently unreleased) Find 7, and that’s not exactly cheap. Imagine our surprise when we found a version of the R1 with US-capable LTE, fresh from FCC approval. The high-style, low-cost phone can now handle 4G data on T-Mobile and, to a limited extent, AT&T. It should also run quickly on Canadian providers.
Don’t expect an official carrier deal when this variant arrives, though.
Given the lack of network branding, it’s more likely to be sold in unlocked form to fans of the R1′s looks and extra-bright f/2.0 aperture camera. Oppo hasn’t said anything about this model, so it’s not even clear that you’ll get to buy one any time soon. Still, it’s a further sign that the company is taking its North American audience seriously — and it may save you some cash if you don’t need everything the Find 7 has to offer.