AT&T and T-Mobile Forge Temporary Roaming Pact
AT&T and T-Mobile today announced that they have temporarily agreed to allow their customers in New Jersey and New York to roam onto one another's networks. Subscribers in these states, which were heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy, will be able to make calls from their cell phones on whichever network is available or stronger. Customers need to take no action and can simply make calls as normal. This Is possible in part because both networks use the same GSM and HSPA networking technologies in the 1900MHz spectrum band. The FCC recently noted that about 25% of cell sites in the impacted area are non-functional.
Review: Blu R1 Plus
Blu is back with another Android handset for U.S. consumers who prefer the unlocked life.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Goes On Sale for $329
Asus today made the ZenFone 3 Zoom available from its web site for $329. The phone was first announced in January.
Kodak Ektra Improves Camera and Lowers Price As It Makes US Debut
Eastman Kodak and Bullitt Group this week launched the Ektra smartphone in the U.S. The handset was first announced in October 2016.
Nokia 6 to Be Available from Amazon Next Month
HMD Global, the company that makes Nokia-branded handsets, today said it will sell the Nokia 6 smartphone in the U.S. via Amazon.
Alcatel's Modular A50 Parties with Light Up LED Accessory
Alcatel today followed through on its promise to bring the A5 LED to the U.S., though it has changed the phone's name to simply the Alcatel A50. The phone, first revealed in February, is compatible with a handful of modular accessories, the most significant of which features an LED-covere panel that can blink a few dozen LEDs with color.
Iphone on T-Mobile with 3G speeds?