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Galaxy Note 7 fire injures child as Samsung amps up recall rhetoric

Galaxy Note 7 fire injures child as Samsung amps up recall rhetoric On Saturday evening, a six-year-old child in Brooklyn NY was injured when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 he was using caught fire in his hands while he watched a video.The boy has been treated and released, implying that the injuries were relatively minor, but the incident underscores the problem Samsung faces.

All US carriers now offering smartphone swaps for replaced Galaxy Note 7s

All US carriers now offering smartphone swaps for replaced Galaxy Note 7s In August, as evidence mounted that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 had a battery-related problem, the major US carriers all announced plans to offer customers trade-ins, store credit, and replacement devices.Earlier this week, we covered a replaced Galaxy Note 7 that ignited without warning on an aircraft flying from Louisville to Baltimore.

Samsung reportedly suspends Galaxy Note 7 production after multiple replacement phones catch fire

Samsung reportedly suspends Galaxy Note 7 production after multiple replacement phones catch fire “While the [CPSC] investigation is underway, Verizon is suspending the exchange of replacement Note 7 smartphones,” a spokeswoman told our sister site PCMag in an emailed statement.“Any Verizon customer concerned about the safety of their replacement Note 7 can take it back to the original point of purchase to exchange it for another smartphone.

Sprint buys up a chunk of Jay Z's Tidal streaming service

Sprint buys up a chunk of Jay Z's Tidal streaming service The investment from Sprint provides Tidal with a fresh round of investment as well as a powerful partner in Sprint, which currently counts around 45 million subscribers.After a splashy, celebrity-filled launch, the artist-centric streaming service has struggled to attract a major subscriber base despite the platform's exclusive music releases.

Sprint switched LTE Advanced on for the iPhone 7, Galaxy S7, and more

Sprint switched LTE Advanced on for the iPhone 7, Galaxy S7, and more Why it matters to you If you own an, iPhone 7, Galaxy S7, or one of four other phones and are on Sprint's network, you'll now get as much as double the data speed.For starters, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be getting the feature, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, LG V20, and LG G5 — all of which will be joining the HTC Bolt, which was capable of LTE Advanced out of the box.

Verizon's big advantage of T-Mobile is just about gone

Verizon's big advantage of T-Mobile is just about gone According to the 2017 State of Mobile Networks report from OpenSignal, which tracks the speed and availability of the United States' mobile carriers, T-Mobile is now just as good as Verizon.Either Verizon or T-Mobile won or shared every single national award in our report," the report said.

Family of five? Sprint offers unlimited talk, text, and data for $90 a month

Family of five? Sprint offers unlimited talk, text, and data for $90 a month On Friday, the mobile service provider announced that new customers can get unlimited data, talk, and text for $50 a month for the first line, and add up to four more lines for just $40 more.That means you could get up to five lines of unlimited data, talk, and text for $90 a month — really, the more the merrier.

Is Verizon's new unlimited data plan a good deal?

Is Verizon's new unlimited data plan a good deal? Here's how up to four lines with T-Mobile One stack up to Verizon Unlimited: Like Verizon Unlimited, T-Mobile's "unlimited" plan has other caveats besides the 28GB of 4G LTE data cap.For one, T-Mobile One streams video at a lower 480p resolution instead of up to HD resolution on Verizon Unlimited, so if you like crispy videos, this might bug you.

Carrier competition: Sprint launches unlimited deal in response to Verizon, AT&T

Carrier competition: Sprint launches unlimited deal in response to Verizon, AT&T The latest company to unveil a brand new unlimited deal is Sprint, who on Thursday announced a plan that promises to be 50 percent of the cost of Verizon and AT&T unlimited rates.“Only Sprint can offer the best price for unlimited — 50 percent off Verizon and AT&T unlimited plans — and a network that can handle the data demands to meet customers’ needs,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint president and CEO.

Sprint now has the cheapest unlimited plan, but its 4G LTE network is the worst

Sprint now has the cheapest unlimited plan, but its 4G LTE network is the worst mobile networks with new "unlimited" data plans trying to win your hard-earned money.Like its rivals, Sprint's "unlimited" plan offers unlimited calling, texts, and a solid amount of usable data (23GB) at 4G LTE speeds (speeds may be reduced during network congestion times after exceeding the data limit), unlimited HD video streaming and 10GB of mobile hotspot data per line.

Sprint reportedly now interested in merging with T-Mobile

Sprint reportedly now interested in merging with T-Mobile According to a Reuters report on Friday, Sprint parent company SoftBank is prepared to cede control of Sprint to T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, as part of a proposed merger of the two U.More: T-Mobile, Sprint merger delayed: May not happen before September Complicating matters somewhat is Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Tim Hoettges’ insistence that the company’s not willing to part with T-Mobile.

Sprint will demonstrate gigabit connectivity at the Mobile World Congress

Sprint will demonstrate gigabit connectivity at the Mobile World Congress It is scheduled to take place at the upcoming Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona and Sprint says it is an industry first.To achieve gigabit speeds, Sprint and Ericsson will employ a high-frequency transmitter and techniques like carrier aggregation, which leverages multiple LTE signals, and multi-antenna 4×4 MIMO technology.

Jury orders Time Warner Cable to pay $139M for infringing on Sprint patents

Jury orders Time Warner Cable to pay $139M for infringing on Sprint patents In 2011, Sprint sued Time Warner Cable, now part of Charter Communications, for infringing on lawsuits related to voice over internet protocol (VoIP), a method of relaying telephone calls as internet-bound digital traffic.On Monday, a jury in Sprint’s home district of Kansas City, Missouri, ordered Time Warner Cable to pay $139.

Sprint shows off its Gigabit LTE network at an NBA game in New Orleans

Sprint shows off its Gigabit LTE network at an NBA game in New Orleans Here it comes, friends: Gigabit Class LTE.deployment of Gigabit Class LTE live on a commercial network with a forthcoming flagship premium tier smartphone.

Reddit immediately notices T-Mobile's higher 'unlimited' data plan

Reddit immediately notices T-Mobile's higher 'unlimited' data plan But there's still no overage charges, so some semblance of an unlimited plan is preserved.Eagle-eye Redditors in the T-Mobile subreddit noticed that the data plan had changed —for the better — in the fine print.

Lotus somehow found 90 pounds to cut from its flyweight Elise

Lotus somehow found 90 pounds to cut from its flyweight Elise The Lotus Elise wasn’t exactly a land yacht to start with, but Lotus just shaved even more weight from this small sports car.Thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber, the new Elise Sprint is 90 pounds lighter than the previous version, cutting dry weight to just under 1,760 pounds.