In an update released to the notification sync app Pushbullet, users can now reply to SMS messages right from their desktop.
The quick-reply feature works now works with any text messaging app, including Google’s own Hangouts messaging app. Previously this function was limited to EvolveSMS, a popular SMS client for Android.
Interestingly it isn’t possible to follow the conversation as the message window disappears immediately after sending the reply.
T-Mobile added six services, including, Grooveshark, Rdio and Songza, to their Music Freedom program which allows users to stream music without worrying their data plans.
Music Freedom is part of T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plans that range in price from $50 a month for 1GB of highspeed data to $80 a month for unlimited data and 5GBs of tethering.
Music Freedom was introduced by T-Mobile as part of their Un-Carrier 6.0 announcement. Music from select streaming services won’t count against the customer’s data allowance. Continue reading
Starting Sept. 3, T-Mobile customers on the company’s Simple Starter plan can quadruple their data for $5 more a month.
T-Mobile’s Simple Starter offers unlimited talk and text, plus 500MBs of data for $40 a month.
To compete with Sprint and Verizon’s new pricing, T-Mobile will now offer four times the data capacity, for $5 more a month. Thats 2GBs of data for $45 a month. Continue reading
Oppo, one of the largest Chinese phone manufactures announced their latest smartphone today, the Neo 5, an affordable LTE toting handset.
The Neo 5 is far from high-end, featuring a 4.5inch 854×480 display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and a quaint 4GBs of internal storage.
While 4GBs of onboard storage will be tight, the handset does feature support for SD cards up to 32GBs in capacity. Continue reading
Verizon’s XLTE network saw expansion to 14 new markets this week bringing increased bandwidth, and the potential for higher data speeds.
Verizon’s XLTE network offers double the bandwith of its original LTE network by taking advantage of the 1700Mhz AWS band used primarily by T-Mobile. Continue reading
Sprint announced its newest unlimited plan focused on individuals today offering unlimited talk, text and data for $60 a month.
Sprint’s new plan competes directly with T-Mobile’s $80 unlimited plan. AT&T and Verizon don’t offer any unlimited data plans, though at $60, Sprint’s plan does compete with Verizon’s promotional plan offering 2GBs of data. Continue reading
Carrier competition this week has been heated with Marcello Claure, President and CEO of Sprint announcing reduced Framily plan pricing and more data.
T-Mobile appears more than willing to play the game and is now offering incentives for customers to refer their friends to T-Mobile. Continue reading
Sprint announced new pricing for family plans featuring up to 40GBs of shared data and unlimited talk and text starting Aug. 22.
Sprint is now offering 20GBs of shared data on up to 10 lines for $100 a month.
To promote their new plans, Sprint is offering 2GBs of additional data per line, and waiving the $15 access fee through Dec. 25, 2015, when switching from a competing carrier. Continue reading
LG’s latest phone isn’t a mini, it’s a giant version of the companies flagship smartphone. The 5.7 inch phone is packing mini specs combined with a mini price, and it’s coming to AT&T Aug. 22.
The Vista will be available for $50 on-contract and $355 off-contract.
T-Mobile announced plans to surpass Sprint to become the third largest carrier in the United States by the end of 2014.
T-Mobile has been growing rapidly since CEO John Legere took the control of the company, making highly competitive moves to expand their customer base.
Just last week, T-Mobile overtook Sprint as the largest prepaid provider in the United States.
Legere took to twitter to announce the challenge. Continue reading