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Mint Mobile turns two, offers a $5 starter kit with 100% money back guarantee

Today Mint Mobile is turning two. In order to celebrate its anniversary, the company announced a $ 5 Starter Kit that makes it easier for people to try Mint’s services.

In case you don’t know. Mint Mobile is what’s considered a mobile virtual network operator. MVNOs operate on the infrastructure of existing networks. In the case of Mint, that network is T-Mobile.

Unlike traditional carriers, Mint Mobile does not charge by the month for its plans. Instead, it requires customers  [Read More…]

First Marvel Battle Lines trailer shows off the free-to-play mobile game

Get ready to have 200+ characters at your disposal.

If you’re a Marvel fan, there’s no shortage of mobile games to choose from. One of the latest coming out this year, Marvel Battle Lines, recently got shown off with its first official trailer at San Diego Comic-Con.

The trailer’s mostly cinematic and doesn’t show a ton of actual gameplay, but it’s still a great way to get hyped for the title.

Battle Lines is a free-to-play card game  [Read More…]

Xfinity Mobile customers to be limited to 480p streaming, 600Kbps hotspot

Subscribers will have to pay for 720p streaming later in the year.

Xfinity Mobile, Comcast’s MVNO that’s powered by Verizon’s network, is about to get some new restrictions. Subscribers of the service are now getting emails from Comcast informing them about the changes, and they have to do with video streaming and mobile hotspot speeds.

As it currently stands, videos you stream using your Xfinity Mobile data are presented in 720p HD. Starting soon, however, the resolution  [Read More…]

Get to Know: Walmart Family Mobile

Most wireless customers are familiar with the big-name brands in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Relatively few buyers, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO).

It might surprise you to know that companies like MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless operate on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T networks, respectively. These network operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service.

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UNREAL Mobile officially launches, lowers its unlimited plan to $10/month

More than 50,000 people signed up for beta access in under four weeks.

On May 23, FreedomPop announced it was launching a spinoff MVNO called “UNREAL Mobile” that would offer unlimited plans starting at just $ 15/month. Less than four weeks since that announcement was made, UNREAL Mobile is now going live with an even better deal than what was initially offered.

UNREAL was originally promoting unlimited plans that started out at $ 15/month, but in response  [Read More…]

Nuu Mobile G3 review: Sexy, with a side of substance

As we hit the middle of 2018, one of the most common words used to describe a phone is “premium”. But, what exactly does that mean, though? A few years back it was used to signal the difference between a plastic, polycarbonate phone from one that was built with a combination of glass and metal.

Replaceable batteries went the way of the dodo bird as phones closed up tightly and incorporated waterproof protection. Indeed, the high end devices of 2015  [Read More…]

MediaTek mobile processors: What’s the difference between ’em?

If you’ve got an Android smartphone – and let’s be honest, since you’re reading this you probably do – you’ve heard of Qualcomm and its Snapdragon processors.

Snapdragon is typically known as the processor of choice for Android smartphones, whether its in a high-end Samsung flagship or an entry-level, T-Mobile-branded ZTE device.

Alas, Qualcomm isn’t the only name in the processor game; the China-based MediaTek is its biggest competitor, especially in countries that aren’t the U.S.

If you thought Qualcomm’s  [Read More…]

Gears Pop! will take fun-sized Gears of War action mobile

Gears of War is going mobile with a Funko Pop twist.

Gears of War 5 drew all of the attention from fans of the franchise at Microsoft’s E3 2018 presentation, but Microsoft’s also had something a little more fun-sized in mind for mobile phones. As part of a collaboration with Funko Pop, Microsoft took the wraps off of Gears Pop!, a new mobile title coming to Android and iOS.

There’s little to go off of for now,  [Read More…]

Mobile gaming is influencing the future of the gaming industry as a whole

Mobile gaming — and by extension the entire gaming industry — is at a crossroads.

Mobile games have always carried a stigma of compromised quality amongst the larger gamer community. In the ongoing PC vs Console debate, mobile games are all too often relegated to a lesser category altogether from PC and console equivalents because they’re “too casual” or simply not considered to be “true games”. For some time, these were valid critiques because so many mobile  [Read More…]

Plex adds podcasts to its refreshed mobile app

Add podcasts to your Plex Media Library as well as being treated to a nicer mobile application.

Podcasts are important to a lot of us, but if your personal media is organized with Plex then you’re still going off to another application to get your fix. That all changes as Plex is announcing the launch of podcast support for its users.

We’re excited to be launching Podcasts in beta inside Plex today on iOS, Android, Roku,  [Read More…]