T-Mobile Adds Real Caller ID Service
T-Mobile today announced the availability of a new caller ID service for its mobile customers. The service works similar to that of standard wireline caller ID, and can access the name, city, and state behind any phone number, including those that previously showed as "unknown." The service will also allow customers to add this information to their contact database with a single click. The service is first being launched on the Samsung Exhibit 4G and will soon follow on the HTC myTouch 4G Slide. It will be made available to other handsets over time. T-Mobile customers can trial the service for 10 days, after which it will cost $3.99 per month.
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.
Sprint Adds Avatars to Visual Voicemail
Sprint today announced a new service that will allow customers to add animations and avatars to their voicemail messages. The service is available to Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile USA customers with select Android handsets.
Google's Fiber Phone Bridges Home and Mobile Service
Google today announced the Fiber Phone, a home-phone service for its Google Fiber internet customers. The service includes unlimited nationwide calling, caller ID, voicemail, privacy controls, spam filtering, and do-not-disturb tools.
Sprint Rolls Out 30-Day Risk-Free Test Drive
Sprint today said it will allow customers to test its network and service for 30 days with a satisfaction guarantee. Customers who aren't satisfied with their service can seek a full refund of all device and service fees up to 30 days after the point of inception.
Cablevision Launching FreeWheel WiFi-Based Phone
Cablevision today announced FreeWheel, a wireless service that relies wholly on WiFi networks rather than cellular networks. FreeWheel will offer unlimited voice calls (via VoIP), messaging, and data for $30 per month.
Samsung Exhibit 4G
3.5" display 480 x 800 pixels
Samsung Hummingbird Cortex A8 processor 0 GB RAM
1,500 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)