Tag: Smartphones

Verizon Wireless Brings Installment Payments For Smartphones And Tablets

Verizon Smartphone

Verizon Wireless has announced that consumers will no longer have to worry about purchasing a smartphone or tablet on Big Red’s network for full cost anymore, sort of. Consumers will now be able to activate service and pay for their smartphone or tablet in monthly payments.

Like everything in the wireless industry there is a lot of fine print. Here is an overview of what is required.

  • Full retail priced smartphone or tablet price must be a minimum of $349.99.
  • Pay for the full retail priced smartphone or tablet in 12 payments.
  • Finance charge of $24, which is $2 per month.
  • Device Payment Plan customers can take advantage of Share Everything pricing and data sharing.
  • First payment, including $2 finance charge, due at time of purchase. Your next payment will appear on your next Verizon Wireless bill.
  • Maximum of two open Installment Plans per customer.
  • $1000 combined Installment Plan balance limit per customer

To find out more check with your local Verizon Wireless store. This program can be very beneficial to someone wanting a new phone but not qualified for an upgrade.

New LG Series To Be Unveiled

LG Surprise

If you follow LG Mobile on Facebook you probably noticed their post about “New Series Will Be Unveiled” with just an image of a bow. The caption with the image says, ” See what surprise LG has in store for you this time, with an unexpected distinction.”

LG fans seem to be really excited according to some of the comments left on the post. I’m sure like us, the fans can’t wait for MWC (Mobile World Congress) to hurry up arrive. MWC takes place in Barcelona where the company introduced the L-style series last year. What would you like to see LG introduce this year?

Sprint Expands Their 4G/ LTE Network To 11 More Markets

Sprint has announced another expansion of their 4G/ LTE network to 11 new markets. This brings Sprint’s total 4G/ LTE markets to 43.

“We are pleased to deliver our new 4G LTE network to more Sprint customers,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. “Whether someone uses 4G LTE for personal or professional needs, they will find that Sprint’s new 4G LTE network is performing extremely well. Customers should find it consistent, reliable and fast.”

The new areas:

Anderson, Indiana

Clarke County, Virginia/ Jefferson Country, West Virginia

Harrisburg, Maryland/ Martinsburg, West Virginia

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Muncie, Indiana

Peabody, Massachusetts

Salina, Kansas

Shenandoah Country, Virginia

South Bend/ Mishawaka, Indiana

Winchester, Virginia

T-Mobile’s Holiday Lineup

The holiday season has finally arrived. The time when we to enjoy family, friends, and holiday deals!

Starting today T-Mobile has released their full holiday lineup of smartphones, tablets, and exciting new services. Costumers can now get their hands on the newest devices, including the Google Nexus 4, Nokia Lumina 810, Windows Phone 8X by HTC. In addition EA Games and PowerA have partnered with T-Mobile to bring premium gaming experiences to their holiday line up.

To help their customers beat the Black Friday madness T-Mobile is holding their T-Mobile’s free Samsung 4G smartphone sale on November 16 & 17.

Pricing and Availability for all of T-Mobiles holiday line up are listed below.

Windows Phone 8

Nokia Lumia 810:

-Available starting today online and in retail stores

-Value Plan: $99.99 down payment after a $50 mail-in rebate card and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans.

-Classic Plan: $149.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card and with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

Windows Phone 8X by HTC:

-Available starting today online and in retail stores

-Value Plan: $149.99 down payment after a $50 mail-in rebate card and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

- Classic Plan: $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card and with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

Android

Google Nexus 4:

- Currently available via Google Play and will be available in select T-Mobile retail stores and online starting today

- Value Plan: $199.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $15 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

- Classic Plan: $199.99 with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

Google Nexus 7:

-Coming soon – available with T-Mobile service via Google Play

Samsung Galaxy Note II:

- Currently available online and in retail stores

- Value Plan: $249.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

-Classic Plan: $369.99 with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

LG Optimus L9:

- Currently available online and in retail stores

-Value Plan: $49.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $15 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

-Classic Plan: $79.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1:

-Available starting today online and in retail stores

-Value Mobile Broadband Plan: $199.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $15 per month with a two year service agreement

-Classic Mobile Broadband Plan: $399.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two year service agreement

Samsung Galaxy S III:

-Currently available online and in retail stores. For more information, visit: http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/samsung-galaxy-s3

Windows 8

Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook

- Currently available online and in select retail stores

- Value Mobile Broadband Plan: $389.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with  a two year service agreement

Accessories

-The AllShare Cast Wireless Hub accessory is available in T-Mobile retail stores and at www.T-Mobile.com for $99.99.

-The MOGA  Mobile Gaming System is available at www.T-Mobile.com for $49.99 and will be in select T-Mobile retail stores starting today.

Sprint And LG Launching More 4G/ LTE Devices

Sprint 4G LTE

Sprint is expanding their 4G/ LTE devices as the company has announced availability of the LG Mach and pre-orders for the LG Optimus G have started today, November 1st.

The LG Mach will be available starting November 11th for $99.99 with a qualifying two-year agreement. The Mach has a 4 inch WVGA display, runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel camera with flash, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera and full QWERTY slide out keyboard.

 

The LG Optimus G will go for $199.99 with a qualifying two-year agreement with pre-orders going on now. The Optimus G has a 4.7 inch WXGA display, 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a fantasy 13 megapixel rear camera with advanced features, 1.3 front-facing camera and also runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

 

iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III – Will It Blend?

When it comes to the Apple iPhone 5 versus the Samsung Galaxy S III we have seen just about every comparison and bias statement. What we haven’t seen yet is how they hold up against the Blendtec Total Blender.

We won’t ruin the results. I really don’t think you can declare a winner when it comes to complete annihilation anyway. You can enjoy watching over a thousand dollars worth of smartphones getting blended below.

Nokia Jumps In “Line” With Samsung – Mocking Apple

It’s always interesting to see manufactures attack Apple and this time instead of Samsung, Nokia is taking a bite out of the apple.

It is a simple attack that makes us wonder if Nokia believes smartphone technology is all about color. I for one like a neutral color device with a wide range of colorful accessories.

Nokia ends the ad with “This is Lumia”! The title of the ad is “Time to #switch”, take a look at the ad and let us know what you think.

 

Google Play Reaches 25 Billion Downloads – Celebration With 25 Cent Apps

Today Google celebrates 25 billion applications downloaded from Google Play. With 675,000 apps available in Google Play, today marks a big day for Google after lunching back in 2008.

Android users will be able to download apps from top developers like Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Rovio, Runtastic and Full Fat all for $0.25. That’s right twenty-five cents. Google will also be offering 25 movie, 25 books, 25 albums, 25 top selling magazines all for a special price (not $0.25). You can visit Google Play to check them out.

Below is a list of the apps going for $0.25:

  1. Angry Birds Space Premium
  2. The Cat in the Hat
  3. OfficeSuite Pro 6
  4. Granny Smith
  5. runtastic PRO
  6. Asphalt 7: Heat
  7. Ocean HD
  8. Draw Something
  9. Clouds & Sheep Premium
  10. Let’s Create! Pottery
  11. Tasks
  12. Sudoku
  13. NFL Kicker 13
  14. Symphony of Eternity

You can follow this link to start downloading the apps you want.

 

TeleNav Launches Scout For Android

Today TeleNav has launched Scout for Android, a free GPS Navigation app that gives you more then simple directions. With Scout, users can customize their trip with information on where to go, when to leave, how to get there and what to do when arriving.

“Scout is designed for people on the go. Whether you’re a commuter looking to avoid traffic or a foodie driving around town looking for the best new restaurant, Scout is designed to make it easy to discover and drive every day,” said Dariusz Paczuski, vice president of products at Telenav.

Other features include:

  • Voice and on-screen turn-by-turn GPS Navigation
  • Local Search
  • Traffic Information
  • Speech Recognition
  • Automatic Rerouting

For $24.99 a year users can sign-up for a premium version that includes speed traps, traffic camera information, lane assist and access to Car Connect. If you don’t want to commit to a year you can pay month to month for $4.99.

Car Connect was also announced today and is a feature in Ford vehicles through SYNC AppLink. It provides users with hands-free, voice-activated access to directions, local search, gas prices and more.

“The addition of Scout for AppLink makes SYNC even more valuable to drivers by adding personalized, connected navigation services in more Ford vehicles – and makes it easy for them to connect the phone to the car,” continued Paczuski.