Cricket bulks up data allotments, offers discounts for auto-pay

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Following closely on the heels of last week’s carrier changes, Cricket Wireless on Friday dropped prices for its prepaid rate plans. Cricket will now offer a $5 discount per month if you sign up for the auto-pay service, bringing its Basic Plan down to $35 per month. Additionally, you can ...

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Expansys offers up big savings on unlocked Android devices in Winter Sale

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Looking for a new Android smartphone? Before you head off to your local carrier or start searching online you may want to swing by Expansys today. The online retailer is offering up some serious discounts on a range of devices, many of which are Android-powered and unlocked. In addition to that ...

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Sprint to “apologize” to Verizon and AT&T in Super Bowl commercial

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Sprint wants to apologize to the two largest wireless providers, Verizon and AT&T. For what, we have no idea. We’re guessing, however, it’s not gonna be as straightforward as the headline sounds. Come the third quarter of this Sunday’s Super Bowl, Sprint plans to make ...

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ZTE debuts Blade S6 with $250 off-contract price

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ZTE this morning unveiled its latest Android smartphone, the mid-range Blade S6. Carrying a $250 price tag, it’s a 5-inch handset with Android 5.0 Lollipop running the show. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, specs include a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing ...

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Sprint offers guranteed $200 device trade-in for T-Mobile defectors

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Sprint on Friday announced a new promotion which puts T-Mobile squarely in its sights. Starting today, and running through April 9, Sprint will guarantee a minimum of $200 instant trade-in value to T-Mobile customers who port their phone number. The $200 device credit, when attached to the (up ...

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Boost Mobile rewards auto paying customers with extra data

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Boost Mobile wants to reward its Auto Re-Boost customers for signing up for automatic monthly payments. Starting February 3, Sprint’s prepaid brand will offer a Data Boost plan that allows for 2.5GB of 4G LTE data for $35 per month. Indeed, this is more than twice the normal data ...

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Verizon sweetens prepaid pot with more flexible data options

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Verizon today announced improved rate plans for its prepaid subscribers which include extra data and more flexible data pools. The $45 rate plan now comes with 1GB of data, up from the 500MB from before. Those who take advantage of the carrier’s Auto Pay service will receive an additional ...

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T-Mobile’s Smartphone Equality levels playing for field for all credit scores

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T-Mobile on Thursday introduced a new program that aims to give everyone the same chance at best available device prices. You know that credit score that’s been haunting you for the last few years? T-Mobile doesn’t care about that. All they wanna know is that you’ve been good ...

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HP unveils Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 tablets for business users and students

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HP this week began offering a pair of new Android-powered tablets which aim to help business users and students. Both the Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 run Android 4.4 KitKat and feature a number of similar hardware components. Under the hood, the duo pack 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processors, 2GB ...

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MetroPCS promotion offers unlimited 4G LTE for $50 (Update)

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MetroPCS on Wednesday introduced a new, limited time rate plan promotion which offers unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data for $50 per month. The deal, which begins immediately, runs through April 5 and stays put for an indefinite period. Customers must purchase a MetroPCS-branded LTE ...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to offer two edge displays, report says

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The sixth generation Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone will come with a variant known as the Galaxy S6 Edge. At least that is what the chatter has been as of late. New reports stemming from SamMobile indicate that the alternate take on the flagship will include a display that overlaps the side ...

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Boost Mobile now offering Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE

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Boost Mobile on Monday began offering its latest Android smartphone, the $130 Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE. Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, the handset features a 4.5-inch display, 5-megapixel rear camera, and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Under the hood you’ll find 8GB storage, a 1.2GHz ...

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Samsung names new global design head

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Samsung has tapped a new senior VP for its global design team where he will oversee all of its designs. Lee Don-tae previously worked for a U.K. design agency called Tangerine which consulted with Apple more than two decades ago. In fact, Tangerine is where Apple found its current design lead ...

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Samsung choosing new fingerprint scanner tech for Galaxy S6, report says

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Samsung will choose a different fingerprint scanner technology for its Galaxy S6 smartphone, says SamMobile. Instead of requiring users to swipe their fingerprint for recognition, the new scanner will simply need a press of the button. The touch-based sensor tech is found in smartphones like ...

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First details for ZTE Blade S6 spill online

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The first batch of rumors and details for a so-called ZTE Blade S6 have surfaced ahead of its launch expected later this month. According to sources at GearBest, and on twitter, the phone will run Android 5.0 Lollipop and feature a 5.0-inch display. With specifications that closely mirror a ...

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