Verizon vs AT&T vs Sprint vs T-Mobile: which is your preferred carrier in 2017? (Poll Results)

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile: which one is your preferred carrier in 2017?
That’s what we asked you, our readers, just a few days ago, and we have now closed the voting and the results of the poll are in.
Out of the big four US carriers, an overwhelming majority of our readers have voiced their preference for T-Mobile. Once the underdog, T-Mobile with outspoken CEO John Legere at the helm has been building 4G LTE towers, boosting coverage and LTE speed, and it has won FCC’s important 600MHz auction this year, …


Verizon vs AT&T vs Sprint vs T-Mobile: Which is your preferred US carrier in 2017?

Having a great smartphones is one half of having a great smartphone experience: the other is having good signal and when it comes to signal, your carrier is the one that is responsible.
That is why as 2017 winds down to a close we turn to you, our readers, to share your favorite US wireless carrier.
Throughout the year, many important things happened in the wireless carrier industry. Operators now support more and more people in the most distant places in the States, with faster and wider-spread 4G LTE connectivity. …

Best Buy has deals on unlocked and carrier variants of the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Galaxy Note 8


Samsung came up with three big winners in 2017 with the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. If you know some friends or family members who would love either one of these handsets (including yourself) and you still have to do some holiday shopping for them (and perhaps yourself), Best Buy has various deals on the 2017 Samsung flagship models.

Verizon customers can pick up the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from Best Buy for $300 off, or $636. With the same discount, the Samsung Galaxy S8 for Big Red subscribers is $436, and the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is priced at $536. …

Watch the top 5 carrier ads: T-Mobile spent $30 million for the Netflix spot, still couldn't beat Verizon

Hot on the heels of T-Mobile giving away Netflix streaming to its subscribers came the rumor that Sprint may offer Hulu in its turn, and Verizon might be exploring free content, too. Well, T-Mobile made this a big selling point last quarter, so how much exactly has it spent on popularizing its generosity with the “Netflix on us” spot? No less than $30 million, it seems, judging from the recap of the wireless ad TV spending for last month.

That’s still just a chunk of the total estimated $271 million that 18 brands gave for advertising in October, up …

Business customers rate T-Mobile the number one U.S. wireless carrier according to J.D. Power

You might think that it is mostly younger consumers who flock to T-Mobile, attracted by its brash president and CEO John Legere. In addition, the carrier’s in your face ads and attitude would seem to be more suited toward those not old enough to remember a world without smartphones. Today, the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Business Wireless Satisfaction Study was released, and surprisingly it showed that large, medium and small businesses ranked T-Mobile the highest in wireless customer satisfaction.

According to the survey, employees working for a company that offers its workers unlimited data are …

Indian carrier will repurchase certain iPhone models after one year, for 70% of your cost

As Apple’s fortunes in China have turned south, the company has tried to pump up sales in India. Of course, as a developing economy, the price of a new iPhone is rather steep which is why the Apple iPhone SE is being manufactured in the country. As recently as last year, the top selling iPhone in India was 2013’s Apple iPhone 5s. With the mathematical prowess of an options trader using algorithms to figure out a particular trade, a wireless operator in India has figured out another way to get rupee-starved Indians to buy more recent iPhone models.

The Jio telecom unit owned by India’s Reliance …

"T-Mobile Unlimited with Netflix On Us" is the next Un-carrier move by the nation's third largest carrier

T-Mobile had hinted that it would be introducing its latest Un-carrier plan on September 6th. Sure enough, the nation’s most innovative wireless operator has once again addressed a pain point and figured out a way for consumers to relieve the pain. This time, the agony comes from carrier bundles. Trying to get consumers to spend extra on mobile bundles explains why Verizon and AT&T have been seeking to buy companies that provide content such as AOL, Yahoo and DirecTV.

Starting on September 12th (hmm, something else is supposed to happen on that date), if you have a T-Mobile One account …

Sprint continues to surge; carrier finishes second to Verizon in J.D. Power survey

The nation’s fourth largest carrier, Sprint, appears to be in the middle of a turnaround which carried over with the results of the latest J.D. Power Network Quality Performance survey. Out of the six different U.S. regions that the survey measured, Sprint was second or tied for second in five of them. That is a huge turnaround from three-years ago when Sprint finished dead last by a wide margin in the same survey.

The survey also found that customers opting to sign up for unlimited data plans are more likely to be satisfied with their network. Sprint says that this is good news for them …

Black and gold Note 8 placeholders already posted on a carrier website

Not that it should come as a huge surprise, but carriers are already stocking up on the Galaxy Note 8, and prepping their websites for the big commercial launch. Sometimes they also inadvertently post those website updates before the due date next Wednesday, and Orange Romania had just such a moment. 

As you can see from the screenshots above, the carrier already lists the Note 8 among its portfolio of phones, and even specifies the color versions that will be available at launch – black and gold. We already saw the Midnight Black and Deep …

Nokia 8 price, release date and carrier availability

It’s official: the first flagship phone by ‘the new Nokia’ is out, and it is the Nokia 8, a Snapdragon 835 phone with a dual camera system, and a Zeiss lens. This new Nokia is different from the Nokia you know from the past: a company called HMD Global with some ex-Nokia engineering talent that has acquired the rights to put the Nokia brand on its phones, and is trying to resurrect the brand with a focus on clean interfaces and proper support.
The Nokia 8, in particular, looks lush and features that nearly stock Android experience.
If …