Tag Archive: Carriers


These U.S. carriers have updated the LG V30 to Android Oreo

While we wait around for LG’s big flagship for 2018, the V30 remains the company’s best and most powerful phone currently on the market. The LG V30 shipped with Android 7.1.2 Nougat, but now it’s being updated to 8.0 Oreo.

Verizon

Multiple LG V30 owners who purchased the phone through Verizon Wireless are getting software updates that upgrade the phone to Oreo. The update weighs in at 1702.3 MB, and it brings all of the Oreo goodies you’ve  [Read More…]

The Galaxy Note 8 has been updated to Oreo on these U.S. carriers

The waiting game is over!

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is still one of the most powerful Android phones on the market, and now that Android Oreo is making its way to the device on U.S. carriers, it’s about to get even better for a lot of users.

The Oreo update is still in its early days for the Note 8, but in any case, these are the carriers that have updated it so far.

AT&T

AT&T is  [Read More…]

These are the U.S. carriers that have updated the Galaxy S8 to Android Oreo

Available first on Verizon and T-Mobile.

Android Oreo has been rolling out to unlocked models of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ since February 22 after Samsung fixed a bug with its initial build, but there’s been no word as to when U.S. carriers would begin updating their versions of the phone. Thankfully, that’s starting to change.

Verizon

Verizon recently updated its official support page for the Galaxy S8, indicating that Oreo started being pushed to the phone  [Read More…]

Why is switching carriers still such a pain?

If you’re unhappy with your cell phone service, switching providers might be a necessary evil.

A few weeks ago, I finally made the switch from T-Mobile to AT&T. Nothing against old Magenta — it paid my bills for years when I worked as a sales rep! — but with spotty coverage in some of the areas I travel to for work, it was time to move on.

I walked into my nearest AT&T store and activated four  [Read More…]

Qualcomm gets 5G commitments from major carriers and phone makers, with a few exceptions

Qualcomm is preemptively boasting about its 5G advantages — because it can.

Qualcomm today announced that it has received intense interest from worldwide telecom operators and equipment manufacturers, including smartphone makers like LG and HTC, to test its burgeoning X50 5G platform, which is set to be released next year.

The move from LTE to 5G promises to bring enormous improvements to speed, capacity, and latency in the worlds of fixed and mobile wireless service. It also  [Read More…]

OnePlus wants to begin talks with U.S. carriers

The next OnePlus phone will also be here in late Q2.

Ever since the launch of the OnePlus One in 2014, OnePlus has always sold its phones unlocked through its website to customers in the United States. Buying unlocked typically makes the most economic sense in the long run, but there’s no doubt that availability on wireless carriers results in greater visibility and considerably more sales.

In an interview with CNET, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that  [Read More…]

T-Mobile had the highest customer satisfaction in 2017 of all U.S. carriers

Wireless customers were most satisfied with and likely to recommend T-Mobile in 2017.

T-Mobile frequently boasts that it’s the best choice for customers in the United States who don’t like getting screwed over by AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, and thanks to new surveys, the Un-Carrier now has proof that it can talk the talk and walk the walk.

HarrisX and research firm YouGov BrandIndex surveyed numerous T-Mobile customers, and both firms discovered that T-Mobile customers were the  [Read More…]

When do carriers start throttling you and what can you do about it?

Here’s what you need to know about carrier throttling of unlimited plans.

You’re probably already aware that all the major U.S. carriers offer an unlimited plan and that they have imposed a limit on it if you use too much data in a single billing period. If you’re not, we’re talking about wording like this in the carrier terms of service:

On all T-Mobile plans, during congestion, the small fraction of customers using >50GB/month may notice reduced  [Read More…]

Huawei confirms Mate 10 Pro will launch on U.S. carriers in 2018

This is a big step for the company.

As great as Huawei’s devices have gotten over the years, the company still has a very minimal presence in the United States. The Huawei brand just isn’t anywhere close to the recognition of Samsung, LG, or even HTC, but this should start to change come next year.

Speaking to ABC News, Huawei’s President of Consumer Business, Richard Yu, confirmed that the company would launch its Mate 10 Pro flagship  [Read More…]

U.S. carriers offer free calls, texts and data after Hurricane Maria and Mexico City earthquake

Carriers are offering free calls, texts and data following Hurricane Maria and the latest Mexican earthquake.

As Hurricane Maria continues to make its way along the East Coast of the United States (after already destroying numerous Carribean islands), AT&T and T-Mobile have announced they will be waiving fees for calls and text messages sent to affected areas, as well as offering unlimited calls, texts and data to customers inside the affected regions. We have not heard if Verizon or  [Read More…]