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Moto G4 Play coming to the U.S., Amazon offering discounted Prime Exclusive model

Earlier this year, Amazon kicked off its Prime Exclusive initiative that offers discounts on unlocked smartphones in exchange for lock screen ads and Amazon apps on the phones. Today a third phone is joining the Prime Exclusive program. The Moto G4 Play is now available for pre-order from Amazon, and its pricing starts at $99.99 for the Prime Exclusive model. With this version, you’ll see personalized ads on the lock screen of the phone as … [read full article]

T-Mobile HTC One M9 receiving security update

Rocking an HTC One M9? If so, an update is coming your way. T-Mobile and HTC are now pushing an update to the One M9 that bumps the phone up to the August 1 security patch level. The update is software version 3.39.531.12 and weighs in at 596.71MB. If you’ve got an HTC One M9 and haven’t yet gotten this update, you can check for it manually by going into Settings, tapping About, tapping Software Update, … [read full article]

Samsung details U.S. Product Exchange Program for Galaxy Note 7 recall

Following T-Mobile’s announcement that it will be offering full refunds to Galaxy Note 7 owners, Samsung has revealed its own Note 7 replacement offers. Samsung is launching the U.S. Product Exchange Program for Galaxy Note 7 customers. With this program, Note 7 owners will have two options for getting rid of their potentially explosive smartphones: Exchange current Galaxy Note7 device with a new Galaxy Note7 (available next week) Exchange current Galaxy Note7 for a Galaxy … [read full article]

T-Mobile offering full refunds to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners following recall

UPDATE: T-Mobile has updated its announcement with more information for Galaxy Note 7 owners, and Samsung has announced its own exchange program. All of the new info can be found here.   Following this morning’s news that Samsung is recalling the Galaxy Note 7, T-Mobile has now revealed how it’ll be handling the situation. Starting today, T-Mobile customers with a Galaxy Note 7 can return their phone for a full refund, including the cost … [read full article]

T-Mobile selling ASUS Wi-Fi CellSpot Router for $59

UPDATE: Looks like the ASUS Wi-Fi CellSpot Router is now out of stock on T-Mobile’s website. I hope you grabbed one if you were interested!   If you’re in the market for a new router, look no further than T-Mobile’s online store. T-Mobile is now offering the Wi-Fi CellSpot Router for $59 with promo code WIFI40. That’s $40 off T-Mobile’s regular asking price and nearly $100 off the price of the similar but not-T-Mobile-branded version [read full article]

Samsung issues Galaxy Note 7 recall, T-Mobile suspends sales of the device

UPDATE: T-Mobile is now offering full refunds to Galaxy Note 7 owners.   Rumors of a Galaxy Note 7 recall have been swirling this week, and today Samsung confirmed that it is indeed recalling its newest flagship. Following reports of Galaxy Note 7 units catching fire and exploding, Samsung conducted an investigation and found that a faulty battery cell from one of its two suppliers was to blame for the issue. Samsung has confirmed … [read full article]

ZTE Axon 7 Mini debuts with 5.2-inch display and metal unibody design

ZTE has been going after the unlocked market in the U.S. with its Axon family of smartphones, with the most recent release being the Axon 7 in July. Now the Axon family is growing again. The ZTE Axon 7 Mini was announced today at IFA 2016. As you might expect, the Axon 7 Mini is a smaller version of the Axon 7, but both phones offer a similar outer shell. They’ve both got the same … [read full article]

Moto Z Play features 5.5-inch display and 3,510mAh battery, unlocked model due in October

UPDATE: Motorola tells me that the Moto Z and Moto Z Play will support LTE band 12 and VoLTE.   After announcing the Moto Z earlier this year, Motorola today introduced another member of its Z family: the Moto Z Play. The Moto Z Play is a mid-range compliment to the Moto Z, offering features like a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 Super AMOLEd display and Snapdragon 625 processor. It’s also got a 16-megapixel rear camera with laser … [read full article]

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Classic official, Frontier coming to T-Mobile

Samsung today took the wraps off of its new Gear S3 smartwatches, the Frontier (above) and Classic (below), and T-Mobile has confirmed that it’ll carry the Frontier this year. Both Gear S3 models feature 1.3-inch 360×360 Super AMOLED displays, which is larger than the 1.2-inch display found on the Gear S2 watches. The round displays on the Gear S3 are covered with Gorilla Glass SR+ and feature rotating bezels, which you can use to do … [read full article]

Alcatel Fierce 4 launching today at MetroPCS, will hit T-Mobile this fall

UPDATE: The Alcatel Fierce 4’s price on the MetroPCS website is now listed at $69 after rebate.   After announcing the TRU for MetroPCS earlier this month, Alcatel today revealed another new device that’s headed to Metro. The Alcatel Fierce 4 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow on a 5.5-inch 1280×720 display. It’s got an 8-megapixel camera on its rear, and on its face there’s a 5-megapixel camera with an 84-degree wide angle lens to help … [read full article]