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 …


Why did Verizon and AT&T networks slow down? Unlimited plan users went crazy with mobile data

T-Mobile has another reason to brag after the latest Speedtest results by Oookla – it has been pegged as the fastest US network in the first half of the year, mainly on account of the fact that the Verizon and AT&T speeds have slowed down significantly after the two big carriers introduced unlimited data offerings. 

In fact, according to Opanga Network analysts, the average mobile data consumption has increased twofold since the carriers went unlimited, which explains the enormous strain on Verizon and AT&T networks, which are the ones with the most customers. 
Verizon …

Verizon splits its unlimited data plan into 3 new ones with more caveats and restrictions

Verizon Wireless has just announced that it is splitting its current unlimited data plan into three new plans: Go Unlimited (starting at $75 for one line), Beyond Unlimited (prices start from $85 for 1 line), and Business Unlimited.
Verizon introduced its original Unlimited plans back in February, and it was a plan with simple and straightforward conditions, but these new plans bring us back to more complicated rules, fine print details and caveats.
“These plans give you the best unlimited choices, but you also get …

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 …

Virgin Mobile to sell the iPhone only; first year of $50 Inner Circle unlimited plan is $1

Pre-paid carrier Virgin Mobile, owned by Sprint, is making it easier for its subscribers to decide which phone to buy. Starting on June 27th, Virgin Mobile will sell the Apple iPhone only. Prices range from $279 for the 32GB Apple iPhone SE, to $969 for the 256GB Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Virgin will also sell the 32GB Apple iPhone 6 for $319. Orders placed today will ship on June 27th.

In addition, new Virgin Mobile subscribers who buy an iPhone, and existing customers who pay to upgrade, can receive the first year of unlimited service for just $1. That plan, called the Inner Circle, is normally …

Here's how to get the $99 Apple Music annual subscription plan Apple doesn't want you knowing about

Apparently, Apple doesn’t really want you to know this, but it’s hidden in plain sight, so here it goes! If you purchase a monthly Apple Music subscription for $10, or are an existing subscriber, you will be able to pay $99.00 for a 12-month subscription and save some cash. Counter- intuitively to the maximum, the option is buried within the App Store app, rather than the Music app.

Head there and go to the ‘Featured’ tab. Tap your Apple ID, enter your password, and tap ‘View Apple ID’. Then tap ‘Subscriptions’ and finally, there you have it – a 12-month Apple Music …

26% of current U.S. iPhone owners plan on upgrading to the Apple iPhone 8

The most anticipated Apple iPhone in years is expected to be unveiled and released as soon as September. The tenth anniversary model, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, will reportedly launch with an edge-to-edge OLED display. That would make it the first iPhone to feature an OLED panel. In addition, if the technology allows for it, the Touch ID fingerprint scanner will be embedded under the screen. The Apple A11 chipset will be driving the device, which might be equipped with a 3D sensing front-facing sensor that will allow for face recognition capabilities.

A survey taken by Branding Brand, a …

T-Mobile promotes its #GetOutoftheRed plan with a couple of funny ads

Last month, T-Mobile announced a new plan designed to get Verizon subscribers to switch to T-Mobile. With the #GetOutoftheRed plan, Verizon customers move to T-Mobile, thus getting out of the red. After all, Big Red is Verizon’s nickname. They also get to keep the Verizon phone that they already own (certain models only; more on this later) and T-Mobile will pay off the remaining balance you owe Verizon for the handset. This is done by sending you a pre-paid MasterCard, or a pre-paid virtual MasterCard. Doing this gets you out of debt, or out of the red so to speak.

As we pointed out, this …

AT&T bundles unlimited data plan and DirecTV Now for as low as $70 a month


DirecTV Now is an app that allows you to stream more than 60 live channels. Priced at $35 a month, the app has not generated the kind of revenue that AT&T was hoping for. Now, AT&T is offering those who are subscribers to its $60 a month Unlimited Choice wireless plan, the opportunity to subscribe to DirecTV Now for just $10 month after a $25 a month coupon. This bundle gives you unlimited data and all of the “Live A Little” content from DirecTV Now for just $70 a month.

Here are some of the specifics of the $70 bundle:

On AT&T Unlimited Choice a single line starts …

T-Mobile raising its Telco Recovery fees for older plan subscribers, prepare for a small increase in your bill

Nobody likes a raise in taxes and fees, but that’s the way it’s going to be for T-Mobile customers that aren’t on the carrier’s ONE unlimited plan. Subscribers that chose to remain on a Simple Choice plan or a different older plan will see their Telco Recovery fee for data charges jump from 83 cents to $1.01, while the voice lines fee goes up from $2.11 to $2.58. The Telco Recovery fee is T-Mobile’s way to recoup its expenses for linking up with other service providers.

Granted, this hike is nothing to cry over, but it’s still a little extra cash out of your pocket …