Best US carrier? This Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint coverage maps GIF tells all

The second we read that Verizon has earned third place in average LTE network speeds according to Ookla’s crowd-sourced measurements, we knew what was coming from T-Mobile, and, soon enough, its CTO Neville Ray took to a blog post to comment condescendingly on the matter. After all, it topped the average speeds for a 14th quarter in a row, while Verizon slipped to a third place. T-Mobile’s CTO didn’t hold back, explaining how Verizon and AT&T networks “caved” under the unlimited pressure:

The real news is how dramatically both AT&T and Verizon’s …


The best of prepaid? Verizon vs AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint plans compared

 SprintVerizon AT&TT-Mobile ONE1 GB-
-$30-3 GB-
$40–4 GB$40
–$456 GB-
-$40$557 GB/10 GB-
$50/$60–/$50 (limited time offer)Unlimited$50$80$60$75
*prepaid plan prices are after the auto-pay discount, where available
All major US carriers have had those scrappy prepaid phones since ages, for folks who didn’t really have the wherewithal to endure two-year contracts, or the credit history to get a subsidized expensive phone with set monthly outlays. The death of two-year contracts …

Deal: Get the Samsung Galaxy Tab E for free at AT&T, requires 2-year contract

Samsung’s entry-level Galaxy Tab E tablet made its debut in the United States last year. The slate was released with Android 5.1 Lollipop, but Samsung offered users an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update several months later.

AT&T has a great deal on the Samsung Galaxy Tab E if you’re looking for a budget-friendly Android tablet. The US carrier offers the slate for free, as long as you commit to a new two-year agreement.

Keep in mind that AT&T offers the 8.0-inch version, not the larger 9.6-inch model. Unlike the global variant of the Galaxy Tab E that …

AT&T Prepaid (formerly GoPhone) launches with 2 months of free service

Confirming a previous rumor, AT&T just announced a rebranding of its GoPhone service, which, from now on, will be known as AT&T Prepaid.

In celebration of the new name, AT&T is offering two months of free wireless service to new prepaid customers. To benefit from the offer, you have to activate and keep a new line for at least 1 year, and you’ll get account credit for the third and twelfth months of service. You’ll also have to choose between one of these two AT&T Prepaid plans: $60 per month (includes unlimited talk, text, and data), or $40 per month (includes unlimited …

AT&T rolls out Galaxy S7 update that adds June security patch, Knox and Messaging fixes

While many handset makers are already pushing updates that contain the newest July security patch, U.S. carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T are rolling out the last month security update.

AT&T has just confirmed that a new update is now available for Samsung Galaxy S7. Aside from the June security patch, the update brings a couple of fixes and improvements that are meant to further enhance users experience and phone’s performance.

Although not many details about the update have been published by AT&T, the carrier did say what changes Galaxy S7 owners …

Unlocked Motorola Moto Z2 Play (for T-Mobile and AT&T) is now unofficially available via Amazon

Released in the US at the end of June (last week), the Motorola Moto Z2 Play is currently available only on Verizon Wireless – thus, it’s locked and can’t be used on other carriers. Of course, an unlocked version of the Moto Z2 Play will be available in the US sometime later this summer, but maybe you don’t want to wait until then to get it. If you don’t, you can already order an unlocked Z2 Play via Amazon, though there are a few caveats here.

The Moto Z2 Play that can currently be bought through Amazon isn’t officially sold by Motorola, but by a third-party …

AT&T starts selling a Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) with a 2016 vibe

AT&T this week started carrying a new, affordable Android 7 Nougat smartphone made by Samsung: the Galaxy J7 (2017). Mind you, this is not the Galaxy J7 (2017) that was officially unveiled last month in Europe, despite the fact that it has the same name. Confusing, we know.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) that AT&T is selling is a slightly improved and redesigned Galaxy J7 (2016) – similar to Verizon’s Galaxy J7 V and Sprint’s Galaxy J7 Perx.

Sold for $239.99 outright, or $8 per month for 30 months, AT&T’s Galaxy J7 (2017) sports a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, …

Best unlimited wireless plan? New T-Mobile vs Verizon vs Sprint vs AT&T offers compared

 Sprint Unlimited
Savings until 6/30/18Verizon UnlimitedAT&T Unlimited PlusT-Mobile ONE Plus
Includes taxes & fees1 line$50
$80$90$802 lines$90
$140$145$1203 lines$90
$160$165$1704 lines$90
$180$185$2005 lines$90
$200$205$230Speed limitsAfter 23 GBAfter 22 GB After 22 GBAfter 32 GB
Well, well, well, it was bound to happen. T-Mobile increasing its prices a bit, that is, as one simple look at the quarterly profits of the four major US carriers would tell …

AT&T now offers new prepaid monthly plans, GoPhone may soon be rebranded

AT&T GoPhone may soon be rebranded to AT&T Prepaid, as the carrier offers new plan rates for its prepaid services. Even though the company’s website still refers to GoPhone, a recent post on Reddit shows a picture of an AT&T poster ad that reads AT&T Prepaid and shows the new rates, suggesting the change might indeed be on the cards. 

The cheapest plan the company now offers is certainly an attractive one and gives you 1GB of data, unlimited talk and texts in the US, and unlimited texts to over 100 countries. The plan costs $35 a month and is quite an upgrade for AT&T …

AT&T Motorola Moto Z2 Force leaks out, all sides visible

It’s been quite a few months since we first saw the Motorola Moto Z2 Force, and yet the handset hasn’t been officially announced, and, for now, we don’t know exactly when this should happen. Nevertheless, today, we have new information about the upcoming smartphone.

According to a render revealed by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), the Moto Z2 Force will be launched by AT&T at some point. Previously, we heard that the handset would also be available via Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint – thus, it looks like all major US carriers will offer the device.

Highlight features of the Moto …