AT&T to Offer Free Wi-Fi to Windows Mobile Phones
Today AT&T said that beginning September 14, it will offer free access to its network of Wi-Fi hotspots to Windows Mobile devices. The service will first be available on Samsung's Jack, Propel Pro and Epix Windows Mobile devices and AT&T will support all Windows Mobile 6.5 devices moving forward. As long as customers have a qualifying data plan, they'll be able to access AT&T's hotspots free of charge. AT&T also said that the devices will be able to auto-authenticate. AT&T offers a similar service for the iPhone, BlackBerries and LaptopConnect.
Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier
Virgin Mobile USA, which is owned and operated by Sprint, transformed itself today into new provider much more closely aligned with the Virgin brand. Significantly, Virgin Mobile USA is now an iPhone-only carrier, meaning Apple's iPhones are the only phones Virgin will sell moving forward.
Twitter for Windows 10 Overhauled for Mobile and PCs
Twitter for Microsoft's Windows 10 platform has been given a significant update, putting it more in line with the apps available to Android and iOS devices. For example, Twitter now includes the Moments tab for summaries of current events and support for inserting GIFs into tweets.
Microsoft Details Windows 10 Versions
Microsoft today said it will offer seven versions of Windows 10, including one tailored specifically for mobile phones. The versions are called Windows 10 Home, Pro, Mobile, Enterprise, Education, Mobile Enterprise, and IoT Core.
T-Mobile Rolls Out Buy-One, Get-One Offer for Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6
T-Mobile said shoppers will be able to score a free Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, or LG G6 or V20 (pictured) through a new buy-one, get-one offer that kicks off June 16. Existing T-Mobile customers need to buy both phones on an installment plan and subscribe to an unlimited data service plan in order to qualify.
Microsoft Adding Biometric Security Support to Windows 10
Microsoft today said Windows 10 will natively support biometric security measures, such as fingerprints, retina scans, or facial recognition. Microsoft's biometric authentication service is called Windows Hello and it will be available to PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
It is hardly free!
Very Happy About The Required Data Plan
So hopefully with this new rule in place it will curb the amount of normal fools who buy a Blackberry when they could have easily purchased a fully qwerty messanging phone like the Samsung Impression, or Nokia Surge.
Why buy a phone that works best when its data plan is turned on just to use it for text messaging.
These are the top three groups of people who caused this to happen:
1.) People buying non-AT&T phones then trying to use them on our network. (Ex: Verizon Tour, they can use the $10 data plan since our syst...
This should be free with ATT data plans anyway...
Anybody have a link to the ATT announcement