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What to do with your Galaxy Note 7 now that Samsung announced a recall

Galaxy Note 7 Recall Replacement Process
Samsung’s unprecedented decision to recall all Galaxy Note 7 handsets sold to date, and to stop sales in various markets around the world, is definitely in your favor. Who wants to run around with a mobile device that might catch on fire while charging? We already told you everything you need to know about Samsung's decision, but there is a pretty big question that the company still hasn't answered: What are you supposed to do right now if you own a Galaxy Note 7?

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Chris Smith

September 2nd

Mobile

What to do with your Galaxy Note 7 now that Samsung announced a recall

Galaxy Note 7 Recall Replacement Process
Samsung’s unprecedented decision to recall all Galaxy Note 7 handsets sold to date, and to stop sales in various markets around the world, is definitely in your favor. Who wants to run around with a mobile device that might catch on fire while charging? We already told you everything you need to know about Samsung's decision, but there is a pretty big question that the company still hasn't answered: What are you supposed to do right now if you own a Galaxy Note 7?

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  1. Everything you need to know about Samsung’s unprecedented Galaxy Note 7 recall
  2. Bloomberg just laid out everything to expect at next week’s big iPhone 7 event
  3. The iPhone 7 will be a much better deal than the iPhone 6s

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Chris Smith

September 2nd

Mobile

What is LTE Advanced, and why should you care that Verizon is rolling it out?

LTE Advanced
Earlier today, Verizon announced that it's rolling out LTE Advanced to customers from coast to coast, at no additional cost to Verizon's traditional arm and leg. But in case you're tired of the carrier/uncarrier announcements about the Fastest Internet Evarr, here's what it all really means.

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Chris Mills

August 29th

Mobile

Sprint proves it doesn’t understand what ‘unlimited’ means

Sprint's Unlimited Plan
Sprint and T-Mobile both recently released unlimited data plans that aren't actually unlimited -- you can use a whole bunch of data, but you are limited to streaming SD-quality video and slow speeds for gaming. As part of a new plan that Sprint is offering you can now pay $20 a month more to stream video in full HD and game faster. This plan is called Unlimited Freedom Premium, which pretty much goes to show that Sprint didn't understand the meaning of the word "Unlimited" in the first place.

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Chris Mills

August 26th

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Watch Sprint’s CEO try to carefully avoid saying ‘we throttle video’

Sprint and T-Mobile's Unlimited Data Plan
Yesterday, T-Mobile launched a brand-new set of unlimited* data plans. At right about the same time, Sprint also announced a set of very similar data plans, and claimed that T-Mobile had "basically copied" Sprint's plans. Because this is business in the era of Trump, both CEOs then went on a mission to trash-talk each other. This resulted in Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure doing a spot on CNBC where he addressed T-Mobile's claims. But as part of the segment, Claure also answered questions about the limits on Sprint's data plans. What you're about to see is some of the most creative use of technical buzzwords to basically lie that I've seen in a while.

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Chris Mills

August 19th

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Struggling Sprint takes Verizon’s ‘Can You Hear Me Now’ sloppy seconds

Can You Hear Me Now Sprint
On Sunday night, the unthinkable happened. No, it wasn't when the Golden State Warriors dismantled the Cleveland Cavaliers to the tune of 110-77. And it wasn't when that crazy thing happened on Game of Thrones (no spoilers). It was when a commercial aired featuring Paul Marcarelli, best known as the "Can you hear me now?" Test Man for Verizon. But the commercial was for Sprint.

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Jacob Siegal

June 6th

Mobile

Sprint users affected by LTE connectivity bug following iOS 9.3, fix coming soon [Update]

[Update: Sprint says the issue has been resolved as of today and apologizes for the convenience.]

While Apple has fixed a few issues relating to iOS 9.3 with a subsequent iOS 9.3.1 update, there’s still at least one bug plaguing Sprint users that appears to be out of Apple’s hands. According to a handful of Sprint users across Twitter and Reddit, they have been unable to connect to LTE data following the iOS 9.3 update and are forced to use only 3G data. Today, however, Sprint acknowledged the issue and confirmed that it is working on a fix.

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Chance Miller

March 31st

Apple

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Nextbit cancels CDMA version of Robin smartphone, issues refunds

robin-hand After already delaying the CDMA by a few months, Nextbit has decided to cancel the production of the CDMA Robin for Verizon and Sprint networks outright, Recode reports. The company is now refunding Kickstarter backers and offering them a 25% discount on the GSM version should they choose to get one. Read More

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Lucas Matney

March 17th

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Mobile

Carriers and retailers show depleted iPhone 5s stock ahead of SE release later this month

Apple is expected to announce and release the oft-rumored 4-inch iPhone SE later this month, and ahead of that launch, supply of the company’s current 4-inch device is running low. Verizon, Best Buy, Walmart, AT&T, and Target all list limited or no availability or the iPhone 5s online, while we’ve also heard that supply at T-Mobile retail stores is running low.

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Chance Miller

March 3rd

Apple

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Sprint continues the trend, will stop offering two-year contracts for smartphones

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The trend of carriers ending contract pricing continues today. According to an internal leaked document obtained by Android Central, Sprint smartphone subsidy options are now limited to customers who wish to add a line to an existing account or upgrade their existing phone. This move follows AT&T’s announcement that it will stop offering two-year contracts this week, as well as Verizon, who simplified its offerings last August.

Sprint’s move to end 2-year pricing follows a general trend in the industry of carriers switching focus towards monthly installment plans and device leases. T-Mobile was the first carrier to do this with the announcement of its UnCarrier offerings in 2013.

Instead of two-year plans, Sprint will pitch buyers on their Easy Pay and Leasing plans, which they claim offer the best value and most flexibility when compared to two-year contracts. Two-year agreements will, however, continue to be available for the purchase of tablets.

The shift in focus from two-year contracts has caused Apple to essentially stop marketing its iPhones with the $199/$299/$399 pricing scheme that it originally used. Instead, it has launched its own iPhone Upgrade Program which offers users an annual upgrade with a monthly device leasing fee.

Whether or not device installment plans save customers any money varies. Some users are better off with the installment plans, while some users have grandfathered deals that make the two-year agreements more plausible. The good thing is, Sprint is allowing existing customers to continuing purchasing phones on a two-year plan.


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Chance Miller

January 8th

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