Tag Archives: Phone

Comcast has started launching its Xfinity Mobile phone service

It appears that Comcast has quietly launched Xfinity Mobile, its $65 / month unlimited mobile service. The official website now allows Xfinity internet customers to select a plan and sign up for the service, which is currently offered at a discounted rate of $45 a month. Comcast says the service will be available throughout its current markets. “We are beginning ... Read More »

Better mental health: Royals hear how single phone call saved ambulanceman’s life

Dan told them his story at a reception held to mark World Mental Health Day by Heads Together, the Duke and Duchess’s mental health charity.Dan was struggling to cope after a call-out to a child abuse victim. He contacted work partner Rich Morton and they had a heart to heart, which helped Dan, 31, conquer his demons. “I was getting ... Read More »

30 tasty tips for Android Nougat: Get more out of your Android phone

Mmm…Nougat. What better way to start a new year than with a fresh flavor for your favorite Android phone? Google’s latest major Android release may have officially launched last fall, but if you’re like most folks, you’ll probably be getting your first taste of Nougat—also known as Android 7—in 2017. If you want timely Android updates, Google’s own Nexus and ... Read More »

Huawei P10 tipped to be the most expensive P-series phone

The Huawei P10 is responsible for a solid share of the rumors coming in recently, the latest being a set of renders which supposedly depict the upcoming flagship. Today, word got out that the P10 will be the most expensive P-series device Huawei’s made. Huawei P9 Courtesy of the usually reliable Ricciolo (Twitter handle @ricciollo1), the info isn’t exactly what ... Read More »

A new Microsoft foldable device patent offers more grist for the Surface phone rumor mill

In 2009, Microsoft enflamed the minds of consumers with Courier, a foldable phone/tablet concept that was eventually cancelled. Years later, a sort-of new patent implies Microsoft hasn’t (or hadn’t) totally given up on the idea. According to the new patent, which was approved on Tuesday, Microsoft envisions a mobile device with a continuous viewing area that extends across the foldable region—similar in ... Read More »

Verizon jacks phone upgrade fees from $20 up to $30

If there’s one thing Verizon loves to do, it’s bouncing around the cost of its smartphone upgrade fee. After Verizon introducing a $20 upgrade fee in April 2016, it’s now raising the cost even further. Whenever you swap out your existing phone—whether through a straight-up purchase or a monthly payment plan with the carrier—Verizon adds $30 to your bill. Verizon will refund ... Read More »

Ooma is adding DIY home security monitoring to its free VoIP phone service

Ooma, one of the biggest names in VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone service, is expanding into the DIY home security market. Ooma Telo owners will soon be able to install motion, door/window, and/or flood sensors in their homes, and add a new tier of service that provides home security monitoring. “The Ooma Telo is essentially a Linux computer that ... Read More »

10 must-have apps for your new Android phone

By Ryan Whitwam, Greenbot | Dec 26, 2016 4:00 AM PT Make your great new phone even greater by installing these apps right away. See larger image Make your phone be all it can be The first order of business when you get a new phone is to install your apps. Android makes it easy to grab all the apps ... Read More »

Mi Mix to be the next Xiaomi phone to get Nougat update

Xiaomi’s Mi 5 smartphone has already received the Nougat update, and the company has also confirmed which other phones will get the update. That list includes the Mi Mix, and now, it has been revealed that the device will be next in line to receive Nougat. According to a post on MIUI forums, the phone – which has nearly border-less ... Read More »

Next Samsung Galaxy Note phone to pack in LG-made battery

According to a new report out of Korea, Samsung is considering sourcing batteries from LG Chem (the battery manufacturing arm of LG) for its Galaxy Note8 smartphone as well as other phones launching thereafter. Talks are on, and nothing is finalized yet, the report says, but adds that a deal seems likely. If the deal goes through, the Galaxy Note8 ... Read More »