Asus ZenFone V Live now available as a Verizon exclusive for only $7 a month

Asus and Verizon announced today that the new Asus ZenFone V Live is now available exclusively from Verizon. The budget priced handset features a 5-inch display made with slightly curved 2.5D glass, carrying a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 425 chipset, which comes with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 308 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of native storage.

The rear-facing 13MP camera has, according to Verizon, “class-leading low light performance.” The front-facing 5MP camera handles selfies and video chats. The 3000mAh battery, combined with the …


T-Mobile's new Unlimited Talk and Text plan comes with no data and costs $25 a month

So let’s say that for some reason you need a voice and text plan, but no data. Perhaps you use a second phone just for calls and texts. Maybe you have a grandparent on your plan who thinks that live operators are handling Google search requests. Even better, you might have a Wi-Fi connection that you can use for data, which means that you won’t have to shell out for wireless internet connectivity. For you, T-Mobile’s new Unlimited Talk and Text plan is available starting today. 

The price of T-Mobile’s new Unlimited Talk and Text plan is only $25 a month including all taxes and fees. …

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) will be released in the US next month, free content on board


Samsung Mobile USA today announced the upcoming
release of a new Android tablet simply called Galaxy Tab A 8.0. The slate succeeds
the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2015), and it’s known in other markets as the Galaxy Tab
A (2017). As its name suggests, the new Samsung tablet sports an
8-inch screen. It’s not a high-resolution display, offering just 800 x 1280
pixels, but that’s because we’re talking about an affordable product here.

 

Samsung presents the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) as a tablet for
the whole family. The device comes with Parental Controls, Kids Mode, “$100
of premium games, books, …

Fast charging smartphone series for next month teased by Xiaomi; MIUI 9 could see a November release

Xiaomi published a teaser today that appears to focus on a new smartphone series with fast charging capabilities. Besides showing a logo that relates to battery charging, the teaser includes a hashtag that reads #YourBestSelfie. As a result, we would imagine that the phone being teased will also feature something new with the front-facing selfie snapper that improves how selfies turn out.

According to Xiaomi, we should learn more about the new device(s) on November 2nd, which is a week from today. The company says that this smartphone series includes “something you have been impatiently …

For an extra $10 a month, Verizon will allow unlimited plan subscribers to stream video at 4K

When Verizon introduced its Unlimited plan back in February, it originally offered streaming video at 720p. But back in August, Verizon split its unlimited plan into three parts. The lower priced tier called Go Unlimited is priced at $75 a month for one line, and video is streamed at 480p (DVD quality) on smartphones. On tablets, video can be viewed at 720p. For $85 a month for one line, the Beyond Unlimited plan streams video at 720p HD on handsets and 1080p FHD on tablets.

If you want full resolution for your streaming videos on Verizon, pay an extra $10 a month to the nation’s largest …

Rugged Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is now official; tablet will launch later this month

Just a few days ago, we passed along some images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2. Today, the tablet has been officially introduced by Samsung. With the Active name attached to the slate, you can expect the device to survive “excessive pressure, temperatures, environments, vibration and drops.” The Galaxy Tab Active 2 is certified to meet military specifications. And with an IP certification rating of IP68, the tablet can be submerged in up to nearly 5-feet of water for up to 30-minutes and escape unscathed. The display will even work with wet fingers.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 features …

Sprint Unlimited promo rate expires, price goes up to $60 a month

If you were hoping to sign up for Sprint’s unlimited plan for $50 a month, you’re too late. With the expiration of this promotion, the normal rate of $60 a month takes effect.  However, if you did manage to subscribe in time during the promotion, you’ll be paying only $50 monthly through next June. Barring a change or a new promotion, all Sprint customers will be paying $60 a month for unlimited starting in July 2018.

During the period when the promotion was offered, Sprint was charging subscribers with up to five lines of unlimited to pay only $90 a month. Now, certain Sprint locations …

T-Mobile will put a 5GB cap on high-speed data use for "Mobile Without Borders" starting next month

Back in July 2015, T-Mobile announced Mobile Without Borders. With this perk, T-Mobile subscribers received unlimited talk and text to and from Mexico and Canada, and still got all of the 4G LTE data that they were entitled to with their regular plan. This allowed a T-Mobile customer to travel throughout North America without having any changes made to their data plan. At the time, T-Mobile said that Mobile Without Borders was really designed to be used primarily in the states and was not made for prolonged international usage.

On Wednesday, T-Mobile announced that it was making a change …

Sprint and T-Mobile expected to announce merger details this month

Rumors about the Sprint/T-Mobile merger continue to make headlines, but that won’t go for too long now. Apparently, the carriers are currently ironing out the final details of the deal, so we could have an official announcement laying them out sometime this month.

Bloomberg reports that the companies have reached to the point where they need to decide on the exchange ratio that will determine Sprint’s valuation, one of the last steps before the merger could be officially announced.

Sprint and T-Mobile continue to discuss non-cash items, such as the location …

Best new Android and iPhone games of the month

September brought us not only the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it also brought a ton of great new games for iPhones and Android devices.

A new Modern Combat game and some suprisingly great new gamesRather than walk you through all the new games released for mobile, we have just picked the best out there and this month we have 12 selected games. We don’t care whether a game is an RPG, shooter, racer or a puzzle – we look for great quality and a fun, engaging gameplay. That’s why in the list below you will find games …