Verizon Wireless Waiving Fees for Calls/Texts to Japan
Verizon Wireless confirmed to Phone Scoop this morning via email that it, too, will offer free calling and texting services to Japan through April 10 so that its customers can reach out to loved ones who may have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11. Verizon also noted that its wireline customers can make free calls to Japan. Phone Scoop has reached out to Sprint, T-Mobile, Cricket and MetroPCS to see if they will also be offering free calling/texting services to Japan, but none have yet responded or announced programs of their own.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Verizon Brings WiFi Calling to iPhone Via Message+ App
Verizon Wireless updated its Verizon Message+ app for iPhones, adding the ability to make phone calls over WiFi. In order for WiFi calling to work, Verizon iPhone owners will need to switch on the advanced calling function of their phone.
T-Mobile's LG K20 Plus Packs Better Specs
T-Mobile recently rolled out its own variant of the LG K20 and the phone has somewhat better specifications when compared to the Verizon variant of the same handset. The T-Mobile K20 includes the same 5.3-inch 720p display and 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, but improves RAM to 2 GB of RAM and storage to 32 GB.
AT&T Kicks Off VoLTE Roaming in Japan
AT&T today said customers can access VoLTE services when traveling to Japan. Specifically, the carrier has struck a VoLTE roaming agreement with NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest carrier.
This is actually kind of stupid