Today, the LG G3 is everyone's newest darling device, so its not surprising to hear the mobile carriers raise their hands high to shout "me too!". The good news is that the G3 will be landing on all major US carriers. It's just a question of when.
Armed with a new logo, Cricket Wireless, now under AT&T's purview, is being relaunched to give the carrier more ground in the prepaid market. Cricket Wireless takes over where AT&T's own Aio Wireless left off after it got folded into Cricket following AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless.
We had known this was coming, but as of today you'll be able to get in contact with emergency services by texting 911. This is the "Text-to-911" setup and for now there is support coming from the four major US carriers to include AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Sprint. For now though -- support on the 911 side is still a bit limited.
Signed by Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota has become the first state with a law on the books requiring a remote shut-off for smartphones and tablets. Simply put, Governor Dayton has signed the 'kill switch' bill into law. This is Chapter 241, SF1740 and will go into effect as of July 1, 2015.
Starting May 15, all four major US carriers will be implementing the new Text-to-911 program. This new way of asking for assistance via SMS aims to address situations where it would be difficult to use the usual 911 voice call.
T-Mobile had promised a series of quick announcements, and well, the latest has arrived this morning. The carrier has announced plans to abolish overages for customers. And as we've seen T-Mobile do in the past -- they are continuing to taunt the other carriers. In this case they are challenging other carriers to follow the same path and also do away with consumer overages.
Having spent some time exclusively with Verizon Wireless, the HTC One (M8) retail availability has expanded to other carriers. This essentially means you'll now be able to pick up an HTC One (M8) in AT&T and Sprint retail stores. T-Mobile is still missing from the big four US carriers, however the wait will not be long.
Taking your favorite Android phone on a tour around Europe is set to get a whole lot more affordable, with the European Parliament giving initial approval to legislation limiting roaming fees for voice, SMS, and data across the EU. The vote on the draft also includes a nod to net neutrality, with lawmakers voting to include rules that would prevent internet providers from blocking or slowing Skype or other VoIP services.
A rumor is circling the Internet this afternoon, alleging that Google is working with carriers to provide an “Android Silver” program. The scope of the purported plan is to set aside floorspace in stores for a kiosk, wherein the carriers would house what amounts to Google Play Edition devices. Store personnel would also have to be specially trained to sell these devices.
Now that AT&T's bid for Leap Wireless has finally been given the thumbs up by the FCC, it was only a matter of time before the changes trickle down to the carrier's prepaid offering. Aio Wireless' website is now reflecting its upcoming merger with Leap's own Cricket Wireless.