Save $200 on the fifth-generation Verizon Apple iPad at Best Buy (Wi-Fi + Cellular)


If you’re seeking out a capable tablet today (Black Friday), Best Buy has a deal that you might find interesting. All Verizon branded fifth-generation iPad tablets with Wi-Fi and Cellular have been cut in price by $200 with an important caveat; you need to sign a two-year contract with Big Red. After the discounts take effect, the 32GB variant will cost you $259. For $359, your iPad will feature 128GB of storage. The usual prices for the tablets are $459 and $559, respectively.

The Gold and Space Gray models can be purchased on Best Buy’s website with other options available at the Big …


Get an iPhone 8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 for free (with trade-in) at U.S Cellular on Black Friday

With just a few days ahead of Black Friday, U.S. Cellular revealed its offerings and judging by what the carrier announced, many will be very pleased with these deals. But let’s start with the accessories that you’ll be able to get at the end of the week.

For example, the Google Home will be discounted by $50, while the LG Tones and Parrot Drones will be 30% off on Black Friday. On top of that, U.S. Cellular announced that customers who purchase at least $120 in accessories can pay for them on their bill over 12 months, $0 down and interest-free.

Moving on …

Unlimited plans introduction brought both good and bad news to U.S. Cellular

US Cellular, which is the fifth largest carrier by subscriber numbers, after Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, released very pleasant for investors quarterly results last week, and saw its stock jump significantly. It turns out, unlimited data plans are to “blame” for the carrier’s stellar performance. After introducing them back in February, U.S. Cellular saw a 51% data consumption increase on its network, but also a jump in subscriber rates.
Nearly a third of its Total plan users are on the unlimited option now, and the average subscriber goes through 3.1 GB …

Will the Chinese government take away the cellular connectivity of the new Huawei Watch 2 Pro?

The first Android Wear powered smartwatch that uses an eSIM has been introduced by Huawei. The Huawei Watch 2 Pro uses an embedded SIM card which allows the timepiece to connect by itself to a cellular network. With the device, users can make phone calls, send and receive texts, go online and more, all without pairing to a smartphone. The timepiece, which does bare a resemblance to the older “classic” model, carries a 1.2-inch AMOLED screen, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100. 768GB of RAM is inside along with 4GB of native storage. Android Wear 2.0 is pre-installed.

Because the …

Apple Watch Series 3 users in China have their cellular connection cut off abruptly

Apple Watch Series 3 users in China were enjoying the wearable’s new stand alone capability that allows it to make calls, send and receive texts, and go online even without pairing with a nearby Apple iPhone. But on September 28th, just a few days after the timepiece launched globally, China pulled the cellular connection from the Apple Watch. The apparent reason for this action has to do with how China monitors its citizens who use cellular enabled devices.

The Chinese government requires consumers who need a SIM card for an online device, to register their real name with the wireless operator …

LG V30+ is no longer exclusive to Sprint, U.S. Cellular sells it for $850

Sprint announced last month that the LG V30+ will be available exclusively through its online and retail stores, at least for some time. Well, it looks like the US carrier jumped the gun with the announcement since U.S. Cellular now offers the V30+ as well.

For those who don’t want to purchase the LG V30+ at Sprint, U.S. Cellular offers the chance to grab the flagship smartphone for no less than $850 on prepaid, or $30.20 per month for 30 months.

In addition, U.S. Cellular is selling the regular LG V30 model as well, and customers can buy it for $800 on prepaid …

US Cellular rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy Tab E

After Galaxy Tab A 9.7, another Samsung tablet is getting updated directly to Android 7.1.1 Nougat – the Galaxy Tab E. However, unlike the former which was launched back in 2015, latter made its debut on the market last year.

Samsung has already updated the Galaxy Tab E to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but we didn’t expect the South Korean company to continue to provide users with additional major OS updates.

Well, it looks like US Cellular is the first carrier in the US to provide the Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. The update is meant for …

watchOS 4.1 to bring cellular music and radio streaming support to Apple Watch Series 3

Apple has started seeding watchOS 4.1 beta, a new update that brings quite a lot of improvements to the newly announced Apple Watch Series 3. One of the features that Apple promised to bring to the smartwatch in October at the earliest, cellular music streaming is included in the new beta build.

The official changelog mentions that with the new version of watchOS, users will be able to stream any song from Apple Music or the iCloud Music Library.

Aside from cellular music streaming, watchOS 4.1 beta adds a new Radio app that gives users access to Beats 1 …

Rugged LG X Venture launches on US Cellular – a decent phone for the adventurer in you


US Cellular is now selling a new rugged smartphone – the LG
X Venture. First released in the US by AT&T, the X Venture
currently runs Android 7 Nougat, and will likely be updated to Android 8 Oreo at
some point (though LG has yet to confirm this).

 

Built around a metal frame, the LG X Venture is
shock-resistant, as well as dust- and water-resistant (IP68-certified). This is
not a high-end device, but it comes with pretty decent features, including a 16
MP rear camera, a 5 MP wide-angle front-facing camera, an octa-core Snapdragon
435 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable …

Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular: AT&T and Verizon unveil monthly plan rates

The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with a cellular connectivity option that costs $400 for the 38mm size and $430 for the larger, 42mm size, but did you know that you will need to pay an additional monthly fee to your carrier in order to use that cellular connectivity?
AT&T and Verizon Wireless have now announced prices: it will cost $10 a month to get that cellular connected watch rolling on their network.
This makes 2017 one of the priciest years to own already premium priced Apple products. The iPhone X costs more …