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In late July of this year, T-Mobile announced its Simple Choice Family Plan. Offered for a limited time only, the plan allowed subscribers to have four lines of service with unlimited calls, unlimited texting, and 2.5 gigabytes of high-speed data per line -- all for just a monthly charge of $100.00. The introduction of the plan was a timely effort by T-Mobile to counter similar family-friendly offers by its competitors, namely Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. This time around, the carrier is attempting to sweeten the deal even more. T-Mobile has recently confirmed that they are increasing the Family Plan offer -- instead of just four lines of service, the plan now allows subscribers to add up to six lines. This should appeal to large-size families, especially those who find the original... read more
Verizon recently introduced a new Single Line plan that allows its subscribers to enjoy unlimited voice calls and unlimited texting for a monthly fee of $60.00. Under this new plan, customers also get to make use of up to 2 gigabytes of free data. In a statement released through its official website, Verizon stated that this Single Line plan is specifically targeted to smartphone users who are using only one line. The carrier was quick to add though that single line subscribers who want to share voice and data between more than two lines may still avail of MORE Everything plans.Aside from enjoying unlimited calls and unlimited text messages, customers who subscribe to the new Single Line plan also get 5 gigabytes of free cloud storage, that is if they download and install the Verizon... read more
Via its Facebook page, HelloMotoHk has posted a set of images that may show the front panel of Moto X+1, the newest version of Moto X, the flagship smartphone of Motorola.In the posted images, the aforementioned front panel is shown next to a current Moto X. Looking closely, the Moto X+1's front panel appears to have cutouts for the front speaker and earpiece (it's also quite possible that the cutouts are for double front speakers) as well as a cutout for a camera facing forward. The good news for Motorola enthusiasts is that not only do the new Moto X's front panel appear longer compared to the current Moto X, its cutouts are also noticeably longer.A previous leak suggested that the upcoming version might feature a 5.2-inch 1080p display, which is definitely an improvement from the... read more
Apple essentially revolutionized the way smartphones are built when they chose to cover the first iPhone with glass instead of plastic. Now they're continuing to push the envelope by saying that sapphire, a more durable but costlier material, may replace glass covers not only in their future products but in most mobile products from here on.As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the first ever sapphire display screens will be used for the soon-to-be-released iPhone 6. To manufacture the screens, Apple has opened a facility with materials manufacturer GT Advanced Technologies Inc. in Mesa, Arizona. This plant is expected to produce twice as much sapphire as Apple's more than 100 sapphire manufacturers scattered across the globe. Technically, the sapphire being produced is of the... read more
The plastic version of HTC One E8 is going to be introduced in the United States market after all, according to a promotional video posted in the official YouTube channel of Sprint.When HTC One E8 was first released in the market, it was positioned as a low-cost alternative to the HTC One M8, the flagship mobile phone of HTC. Users who bought the plastic-clad One E8 enjoyed a more budget-friendly option to the One M8, which featured an aluminum body. But those buyers were only limited to China and Southeast Asia, the only regions where the plastic version was available.But apparently, that is about to change. As seen in a promotional video in Sprint's official YouTube channel, the carrier will be carrying the HTC One E8 and will effectively be introducing it for the first time to... read more
Sprint's new Chief Executive Officer, Marcelo Claure is wasting no time in modifying Sprint's business model and strategy. Claure, the tenacious founder of Brightstar, a billion dollar telecommunications company, has a track record of bold business moves-- which is exactly what he is doing at Sprint. Claure is planning to implement cell phone plans at a cost that will be, "very disruptive" to the market next week.
Mr. Claure has acknowledged the weaknesses and faults with Sprint, like their sub par network coverage and lack of 4G LTE capable areas. As a result of this, he realizes that in order to be successful and remain relevant, Sprint must provide its services at a competitive price compared to the competition.
The next big move that Claure believes is paramount to... read more
In 2012 over half of thefts in San Francisco involved cell phone theft. In the same year over three quarters of thefts in Oakland were cell phone theft. Over the past decade we have seen the price of premium smartphones continue to rise and the presence of these premium phones to be more and more ubiquitous among the general population. Consequently, robbers and crooks are making the bet that they can rob almost anyone at anytime and the victim will not only have on their person a wallet or purse with cash and cards, but also a cell phone worth over half of a thousand dollars.
Today people seldom carry large amounts of cash with them, and credit cards have so many security features that actually generating a return off of stolen cards has become a challenge; but with cell phones... read more