Need to talk to a customer service rep? There are many ways to go about it, such as through social media where you can usually reach reps via Facebook Messenger. You could also always go the old school way of calling them on the phone, or going to a store and speaking to them in person.
Recently both AT&T and T-Mobile have announced that they will be ending the sale of location data of their customers to third-party companies. This was hot on the heels of a report from Motherboard where the author, for $300, managed to get a bounty hunter to track down the location of a phone based on location data sold by carriers.
T-Mobile and Sprint are currently in the process of merging. This is a huge deal for the mobile industry given that in this is not the first time that such a merger has been proposed. It is also not the first time that T-Mobile’s attempts to merge with other carriers has failed, so naturally many are watching this deal very closely.
The idea of two major carriers merging sounds like a pretty scary idea to regulators who might be worried about monopolistic behavior. However it seems that in the T-Mobile and Sprint deal, it looks like that deal could be one step closer to be approved because in a report from The Wall Street Journal, the deal is said to have been cleared by the US National Security Panel.
Recently Verizon announced that they were working with Samsung to bring a 5G smartphone to the market in the first half of 2019. For a while it seemed almost like an exclusive, but later AT&T announced that they were also working with Samsung to bring a 5G smartphone to the market.
We expect that come 2019, we will be hearing a lot of talk about 5G as well as seeing various devices supporting the technology. However we also imagine that much like 4G, there won’t be many devices supporting 5G at launch, but Sprint thinks that they might have a way to deal with that.
Sprint is finally doing what its competitors have already been doing. It’s now providing voice-over-LTE or VoLTE service in select markets across the country. The service is currently being soft launched so the markets are limited but its subscribers can rest assured that the number of supported markets will only go up from here.
As we have said in the past, the humble password is not necessarily the best way of securing your online accounts. This is because due to people generally choosing bad passwords for themselves, which can be easily guessed. This has led to the rise of two-factor authentication systems and also hardware keys like Google’s Titan.
As some of you guys might have heard, T-Mobile and Sprint will be merging, or at least that’s the plan. Of course given the size of both companies and their roles in the market, safe to say that there is a lot that needs to be reviewed before the merger can officially go through, but unfortunately it seems that part of the process has been put on hold.
Earlier this year, T-Mobile and Sprint’s plans for a merger were officially announced. Whether or not this merger will actually go through remains to be seen, but there are some concerns as to what this merger could mean for those who are on other networks such as Boost, MetroPCS, and Virgin.
Sprint has launched a new top-tier unlimited data plan today called Unlimited Premium. It brings more than just unlimited mobile data for a fixed monthly rate. The incentives that the carrier is offering will be enticing for many customers. It costs $90 per month for customers who set up autopay and offers them an Amazon Prime membership as part of the unlimited data plan, and that’s not all.
With commercial 5G networks set to go live in the United States next year, carriers and smartphone manufacturers are now gearing up to launch devices which will be able to leverage the next-generation mobile network. Sprint and LG have announced their intention to bring the “1st 5G smartphone in the U.S.” They’re aiming to do that in the first half of next year.
The Essential Phone was the first non-Pixel smartphone to receive the Android 9 Pie update. Google released the update earlier this month and the Pixel handsets were the first to get it in addition to the Essential Phone, the device made by the company founded by the co-founder of Android. It was the unlocked variant that got it first and it’s now being rolled out for the Sprint variant.
We’re sure that many were pretty impressed with what Samsung had in store for us when they officially announced the Galaxy Note 9. If it was good enough to impress you to the point where you would buy it, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the handset is now available for pre-order from carriers or directly through Samsung.