Many of us, tech buffs, cannot imagine life without smartphones. We consider them portable entertainment centers, work companions and communication tools. However, no matter how popular smartphones are these days, there are still folks out there who value simplicity over fancy design and advanced technology. For instance, AT&T launched today a wallet-friendly Cingular Flip 2 basic phone featuring clamshell form factor.
Although Samsung isn’t spending much time and money on promoting its budget sector phones, it doesn’t mean that the South-Korean mobile giant forgets about its more budget conscious customers. Just the opposite, this week AT&T started offering the newest gen of the Galaxy J3. Debuting without much fanfare the handset is now within your reach at an affordable price tag.
AT&T Galaxy S7 Active is now on sale through carrier’s online store, should you buy it over Galaxy S7?
Few days ago we reported about AT&T announcement that will add the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active to its heavy duty smartphones portfolio. Just as expected today the rugged version of the Samsung’s current flagship has finally hit the carrier’s online store labeled with the price tag of $794.99. If you still haven’t made up your mind which variant of the Galaxy S7 to choose, here’s everything you should know about both phones.
This is not a secret that BOGO deals are a great way to move more units of phones that don’t sell well, but as far as recent models are concerned, such promotions are not very common. Or at least they weren’t in the past. Only a few days ago we brought you news about a BOGO deal on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and today another such promotion went live. This time round AT&T kicked off LG G5 Buy One Get One Free sale. Moreover, the carrier began accepting pre-orders on the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition.
A year ago two-year contracts were the most popular form of getting a new smartphone. Not any more, though. T-Mobile was the first network to move away from lengthy agreements. It took other carriers a few years to do the same but finally, last year, Verizon removed contracts from its offer and AT&T will do so in a couple of days. At the moment Sprint is the only carrier that still offers two-year contracts but it’s just a matter of time until they disappear from this service provided as well.
One of the best things about agreements was that, thanks to subsidized prices, they allowed you to get a high-end phone at a pretty affordable cost or even for free. There are, however, a few interesting options to buy a new cheap phone now that long-term contracts are gone.
Probably no Microsoft fan will disagree that a new flagship phone was long overdue. Finally, in early October the manufacturer announced the high-end Lumia 950 Windows Phone 10 smartphone. Immediately after it happened, AT&T confirmed that it would carry the phone but didn’t say when. A month and a half later that day has arrive and now AT&T is selling the Lumia 950 online priced at $149.99 on contract.
AT&T Blackberry Priv is now on sale in carrier’s store with Marshmallow update scheduled for next year
While it doesn’t happen often, sometime carriers break their promises. It’s not the case with AT&T and the new BlackBerry Priv, though. The carrier promised that it would start selling the phone on November 6th and here it is. As expected, the AT&T BlackBerry Priv is now on sale in carrier’s store with Marshmallow update scheduled for next year.
One of the most important, although often underestimated, components of a phone, smart or not, is battery. The biggest problem in smartphones is short battery life. Basic phones, however, are also not free of imperfections in this respect and they come with their own set of battery-related issues. AT&T seems to have found a solution to at least one of the problems and now offers GoPhone SpareOne, a handy feature phone that runs on two replaceable AA batteries.
Long gone are the times when there were just a few models of smartphones in stores all offering comparable features. Today phones come in all shapes and sizes and with all imaginable hardware configurations ranging from basic to top of the line. If you are in the market for a device with unconventional solutions, LG’s new offering called V10 might the one you are looking for. The phone was officially introduced earlier this month and is now available for purchase in the US – starting today, AT&T and T-Mobile are selling the new LG V10.
One more reason why you should keep distance from AT&T – higher upgrade fees and new activation fees coming soon
Carriers’ logic can be hard to follow sometimes. On one hand, they launch tons of promotions and special deals that are supposed to bring costs down. On the other hand, customers are forced to pay various fees for using the service. And we are not talking about symbolic payments – some of those fees can hit your budget pretty hard. In the case of AT&T upgrade fees are about to get even higher and new activation fees will be introduced, which is one more reason why you should keep distance from the carrier.
Keeping their promise AT&T has just added the Lumia 640 XL to its list of offerings. The Windows phone-phablet has been available both online and in the carrier’s stores since yesterday priced at $0.99 on contract or $249.99 without long term commitment. Additionally, for those folks who don’t want to pay the Lumia 640 XL’s full retail price, the wireless carrier prepared a special installment plan offer starting as low as $8.34 monthly.
Chinese manufacturer ZTE is the 4th manufacturer in the US, following in the footsteps of such big names as Apple, Samsung and LG. When it comes to phones destined for prepaid market, however, the company is doing even better occupying the third place. Speaking of prepaid phones, ZTE’s portfolio just got enriched with two new Android devices. Earlier today the company announced the ZTE Maven for AT&T GoPhone and ZTE Sonata 2 for Cricket.
AT&T LG G4 is now up for pre-order bundled with free spare battery, charging cradle and 32GB memory card
Announced a month ago, LG latest flagship, G4, finally arrived in the US. The phone has been available for pre-order from Sprint and Verizon for a while. T-Mobile went even further and is already selling the smartphone to its customers. Earlier today, the last of the four major US carriers, AT&T, added the LG G4 to its offer. The phone is now up for pre-order bundled with a free spare battery, charging cradle and 32GB memory card.
It goes without saying that the upcoming LG G4 will be one of the most exciting devices this year. The phone begins its global rollout this week and while we still don’t know exact release date in the US, we do know that it won’t be long now. In the meantime, the Korean company prepared a little surprise for less demanding audience – a handset named Escape 2 has just showed up in AT&T store.
Both the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport went official last year, however, so far none of them have been available for purchase in the US through a service provider on contract. So far the only option to grab the handset was to buy a factory unlocked device to use it on any GSM carrier, such as AT&T, T-Mobile or Straight Talk. However, is was a pretty expensive route. That’s in the past now. A few days ago AT&T announced its plans to sell the Classic and Passport via its network and apparently the carrier kept its promise – both phones are now on sale at subsidized lower price with contract.
Although many smartphone manufacturers make their products more durable than they used to be, they are still very delicate devices. Does it mean that you have settle for a basic phone if you work in difficult conditions? Of course not. Luckily for you, there are phones that are made to withstand hardhips. One of such phones has just landed at AT&T. The carrier is now selling rugged Sonim XP6 Android phone built for people in extreme environments.
„The more the merrier” seems to be AT&T’s motto these days. Earlier this week we brought to you the news that the Ma Bell network would be adding as many as seven new devices to its portfolio this month, from smartphones to cool and creative gadgets. Three of these devices, namely the HTC Desire Eye, the HTC One M8 Windows and the Nokia Lumia 830 were launched today and are waiting for you at AT&T stores.
Launched this September in Japan and Korea the fervently-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is finally hitting the US market. The phone will be available at various carriers starting this month, and AT&T will be the first US service provider to add the handset to their list of offerings with price tag starting from $399.99 on contract.
Asus Padfone X Mini for AT&T GoPhone Prepaid Service is now available in carrier’s stores priced at $199
If you would like to buy Asus Padfone X but your budget can afford to pay it, don’t worry since AT&T may soon put an end to your problem. The carrier is said to add the Asus Padfone X Mini to its list of offerings with the price tag of $199.99. The Asus’ combination of an Android phone and tablet will be available to GoPhone’s prepaid customers starting from October 24th.