Tag Archive: Cellular

TPO: Why Saving Money on Cellular Service Never Felt so Good

An introduction to TPO (The People’s Operator), an MVNO that saves you money on cellular plans and helps you initiate change.

The People’s Operator, or TPO, is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) based in the UK that has been servicing the US since 2015. It’s mission is to save you money on your monthly cellular bill, while bringing about social change via charitable donations to various causes.

If you’d like to help out folks in need with your  [Read More…]

Grab the LG K3 2017 for only $20 from US Cellular

Looking for a new smartphone, but you can only afford to spend the bare minimum on it? US Cellular might just have exactly what you need. Only a few days ago we told you that the ZTE Blade Max 3 landed on the virtual shelves of the carrier for $ 199 outright, but that’s too much […]

ZTE Blade Max 3 dual-camera phone lands at US Cellular

This week ZTE is extending its product portfolio in the US with the introduction of the new Blade Max 3. The phone come to replace the ZTE Imperial Max and will be offered by US Cellular. The ZTE Blade Max 3 is a big phone coming with a 6-inch display and fullHD resolution (1920 x […]

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…]