Tag Archive: Cellular

US Cellular: Everything you need to know

What you need to know about America’s fifth largest network provider.

When people talk about post-paid nationwide cell phone networks in the U.S. they usually mean the Big Four: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. But there is a fifth company who offers full-service nationwide contract plans that are as good or better than the bigger corporations: US Cellular.

It stands to reason. As of Q4 2016, US Cellular had 10x fewer subscribers than number four Sprint had  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on US Cellular now getting Nougat

The smaller U.S.-based network is the last major carrier to send out the update.

Good news for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users on US Cellular: the phones are finally getting the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, as noted by SamMobile. This is weeks after the U.S.’s four of the major carriers had already seeded the update.

The US Cellular variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are receiving an update with a file size  [Read More…]

Comcast, ‘the worst company in America’, just launched cellular service

Comcast is launching cellular service through its Xfinity subbrand in partnership with Verizon.

Comcast, the enormous cable, internet and content creation behemoth, just launched cellular service despite owning no actual wireless spectrum.

The company, which owns NBCUniversal along with its massive Comcast Cable division, will offer 4G LTE service under the Xfinity Mobile brand, in partnership with Verizon, which powers the actual cellular part of the proposition. The other part is automatic access to Comcast’s 16 million wireless hotspots  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S8 at US Cellular is free (with a 30-month plan)

The Samsung Galaxy S8 was finally unveiled last week, to the Android world’s delight. Now the flagship it’s making its way to carriers across the world. Including those in the US. Actually one of them has a pretty interesting Galaxy S8 offer you might want to take into consideration. US Cellular will gibe you the […]

Google Photos now uploads your pics over cellular, but don’t freak out

Google is now uploading your photos over 3G or LTE, but promises not to eat your data.

Google has announced that it is making low-quality previews of photos available to users right after they take them, so they can start sharing through Google Photos without having to wait for a Wi-Fi connection.

The company announced the update to Google Photos alongside a number of other bandwidth-saving measures aimed at reassuring its very important, and growing, Brazilian user base that  [Read More…]

US Cellular welcomes first affordable Android 7.0 Nougat phone

Do you remember the LG Aristo? This was an entry-level handset which so far was available with T-Mobile and its pre-paid arm, MetroPCS. Well now the same phone – just under a different name, the LG K8 2017 – has landed with US Cellular. While T-Mobile and MetroPCS have been offering the device in silver, […]

Android N gives you even more ways to save cellular data

Data Saver mode is a new feature that lets you easily lock down certain apps’ data consumption when you’re away from Wi-Fi.

Update, March 2017: Updated with the latest information and changes.

While Android has long been able to restrict certain apps’ access to background data on a cellular connection, Android N adds a new feature that makes it easier to cut down on your data consumption when necessary.

Data Saver is a new  [Read More…]

U.S. Cellular is now offering unlimited lines with cheap, easy pricing

U.S. Cellular might not be the first name you think of when you’re looking for a new carrier but they’re certainly trying hard to entice customers to switch. The nation’s fifth largest carrier today announced that it’s making its pricing structure more simple to understand, doing away with a lot of fees, and will now […]

Huawei Watch 2 with Android Wear 2.0 and cellular connectivity incoming

As we previously reported Google is scheduled to officially unveil Android Wear 2.0 on February 9. We also expect LG to launch two new smartwatches, the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style during the same date. Well this week Venture Beat reveals that LG won’t be the only partner sitting at the Android Wear

Huawei Watch 2 with cellular connectivity coming in 2017

Another Huawei Watch coming your way in 2017.

With the new Android Wear 2.0 release just around the bend, we’ve been seeing a flurry of news surrounding wearable devices. The latest comes from Huawei, via a report from VentureBeat, with the Chinese manufacturer reportedly working on a followup to their Huawei Watch from 2015.

According to a source familiar to the company, the new model will allegedly be “sportier” than its predecessor, but still feature an identically  [Read More…]