Samsung Gear S2, LG Watch Urbane First to Support AT&T's NumberSync
AT&T today said the Samsung Gear S2 and LG Watch Urbane will be available online Nov. 6. These two LTE-connected wearables will be the first to support NumberSync, the service from AT&T that lets customers send and receive texts, as well as make and receive calls on the wearable from their primary phone number. The Gear S2 (pictured) will reach AT&T stores Nov. 20 for $0 down and $15 per month with an installment plan, or for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Cellular service for the Gear S2 costs $10 per month when added to a Mobile Share Value plan. Pricing for the LG Watch Urbane is identical, but it reaches stores Nov. 13.
AT&T Preps More Than 100 Markets for 5G, Expands LTE-LAA
AT&T today said it has launched what it calls 5G Evolution in 117 new markets, bringing the total of pre-5G markets to 141. The company says its 5G Evolution technology can deliver theoretical speeds up to 400 Mbps to properly equipped phones.
AT&T Says It Won't Sell the LG G7 ThinQ, But It Has an LG Exclusive On Deck
AT&T does not plan to sell LG's new flagship phone, the G7 ThinQ, according to The Verge. Instead, the company plans to offer an exclusive phone from LG later this summer.
AT&T Taking Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Orders Starting Nov. 4
AT&T today said customers can place orders for the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch beginning November 4. The wearable, announced by Samsung earlier this year, supports AT&T's NumberSync service, which allows owners to use their main number to make/receive calls and send/receive messages from the watch.
AT&T Taking Preorders for LG G5 with BOGO Deal; Brings Back LG Watch Urbane
AT&T customers interested in the LG G5 can preorder the modular smartphone starting today. The device will reach AT&T stores on April 1.
Verizon Taking Preorders for LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed.
Following AT&T, Verizon Wireless today said customers can place orders for the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition with LTE. This wearable, delayed by several months due to manufacturing issues, has its own cellular connection to Verizon's network and can be used fully independent from a smartphone.
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