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.
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.
Deezer Opens Up Service to Everyone In the US
Deezer today made its music-streaming service available to anyone who wants it in the U.S. The service was previously limited to Cricket Wireless customers and those who owned Sonos home stereo equipment.
Virgin Offering $25 Monthly Smartphone Plan
Virgin Mobile USA today announced a limited-time offer that drops the price of its entry-level smartphone plan to $25 per month. The Unlimited Talk and Text plan is available to select Android smartphones, including the LG Volt, LG Optimus F3, Kyocera Hydro Vibe, and several others.
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