Xfinity Mobile to offer subscribers the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 starting on September 15th

A relatively new player in the smartphone industry, Xfinity Mobile, announced today that it will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to its subscribers starting on September 15th. The hybrid MVNO combines 18 million Xfinity hotspots with Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The idea is that subscribers get to use the hotspots for connectivity until they are out of range. At that point, Big Red’s network kicks in.

Just last week, Xfinity Mobile said that it was now available nationwide to Comcast’s Xfinity internet subscribers. Xfinity says that its service can save users 30%. Subscribers receive …


Rumor: Apple and Comcast in talks to stream first run movies to paying subscribers

The latest rumor circulating near the popcorn stand at your local theater (where a box of Jujubes and a Coke will cost you $50) is that Apple and Comcast are teaming up to offer a service that would allow both firms to stream first run movies to customers. And by first run, we mean that these are films that are still playing in theaters. Apple and Comcast are said to be in talks with major Hollywood studios about this plan.

According to the speculation, movies that would qualify for first run streaming would be those that have already been in theaters for two weeks. And while this might …

Telekom subscribers can reserve their Apple iPhone 8 now

The tenth anniversary iPhone, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, is one of two highly anticipated handsets that smartphone fanatics are looking forward to. Besides the iPhone 8, there is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which will be unveiled a week from tomorrow. The Apple iPhone 8 will greet the light of day sometime next month. Even though these two handsets are not official, carrier Telekom in Germany is allowing subscribers to reserve a place in line for both models and other eagerly awaited phones before the manufacturers make them official.

The rules are simple. A Telekom subscriber goes to the …

Instagram starts testing Live Video Sharing for subscribers

Starting on Tuesday, Instagram subscribers were able to test out the latest new feature for Instagram. This new feature allows you to share a live video stream with a friend who becomes part of your broadcast. You can decide when your guest is ready to leave, or that decision could be left up to the guest. If something comes up that warrants an immediate end to your broadcasting day, tap on the word “Discard” and your signal cuts out immediately, leaving you as relevant as “Glee.”

After wrapping up your live feed, you have the choice of adding the final product to Stories, or placing the …

Spotify now owns twice the number of paying subscribers as Apple Music has

Streaming music service Spotify announced today that it has 60 million paid subscribers to its premium offering. That is more than twice the amount of paying subscribers that Apple has for its Apple Music service. Both Spotify and Apple charge $9.99 for their top tier plans. Spotify does have a free ad-supported tier, which is something that Apple doesn’t have. On the other hand, Apple Music does have a free 3-month trial for all new subscribers, which is something that its rival does not offer.

Spotify’s premium service includes features such as no ads, the ability to play any song, and …

Brain freeze? T-Mobile subscribers get a free Slurpee this Tuesday plus a whole lot more

It’s that time again. We have the list of giveaways and contest prizes for this coming week’s installment of T-Mobile Tuesday. As far as the freebies are concerned, T-Mobile subscribers next Tuesday will receive a coupon for a free small Slurpee from 7-Eleven. And you know what that means if you try to consume it too fast to beat the heat; brain freeze! In addition, Groupon is giving T-Mobile subscribers 50% off local food and drinks (up to $10 off) in the Groupon app.

T-Mobile will also make sure that you get to fill up your tank for $5 less than usual by taking 25 cents off as much as …

T-Mobile subscribers can save up to $400 on the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

This is the time of the year when carriers and retailers start coming up with their best promotions and discounts for the Apple iPhone. After all, the next-gen models could be just two months away. T-Mobile now has a trade-in promotion that will save you $300 on the purchase of the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. At the same time, the carrier is offering a free memory upgrade that has an additional value of $100. Add those together and you just might be able to save $400. Let’s examine the two deals and tell you how to participate in them.

Trade in an Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, …

Former Verizon subscribers made up the largest percentage of its rivals recent customer additions

During the second quarter of this year, Verizon made the biggest contribution to its rival carriers in the form of recently added customers. Based on data from Cowen and Company Equity Research, more customers from Verizon left to switch to another operator than any other U.S. based wireless carrier. Cowen says that this indicates a more competitive market in the wireless industry. It also suggests that consumers aren’t willing anymore to shell out more money for a premium wireless experience now that the difference between carriers is fading.

Cowen analyst Colby Synesael blames this on …

T-Mobile subscribers get to go ape with the next T-Mobile Tuesday

If you’re a T-Mobile subscriber, this is the place to go every week if you want to know what freebies are being given away for the next T-Mobile Tuesday giveaway. This coming Tuesday through opening weekend, T-Mobile subscribers will get to see the new Planet of the Apes movie for the price of only $4 per ticket. On Tuesday, T-Mobile customers get to take 25% off anything ordered off Papa John’s regular menu. And check the T-Mobile Tuesday app every Tuesday from July 11th through July 25th. If you haven’t received it yet, you could be the recipient of a free medium one-topping pizza. T-Mobile subscribers …

This coming week, T-Mobile gives subscribers discounts on Pizza and Gas

It’s that time once again to talk about the freebies that T-Mobile subscribers will get this coming Tuesday from the carrier. This coming week’s T-Mobile Tuesday includes discounts on pizza and gas. Some might say that both of those things go hand-in-hand, but that depends on how strong your stomach is. On Tuesday, T-Mobile subscribers will get to pump up to 20 gallons of Shell gas into their car with a 25 cent discount per gallon. The same day, T-Mobile subscribers can take 25% off a regular menu item at Papa John’s. In addition, every Tuesday in July, a different group of T-Mobile customers will …