Recently this week, Comcast’s wireless service, Xfinity Mobile, has announced that BYOD (bring your own device) customers can now activate their unlocked iPhones (albeit select models only -- they can check by heading to this page) on the MVNO’s network by visiting any Xfinity Store location in the United States. Moreover, those users that happen to own handsets that are not eligible can still have their device swapped for a gift card that is worth the value of their smartphone.
Earlier this week, OnePlus had chosen to shut down all credit card payments on its official website, after several customers have reported noticing unusual or unexplained activity on their credit card account after making a purchase from the Chinese phone maker’s online store. At that time, the company said the decision was a precautionary measure while they were trying to look into the issue.
Beginning on Thursday, January 25th, the number one mobile operator in America will be allowing subscribers of its Go Unlimited plans to make phone calls as well as send text messages to Canada and Mexico, plus be able to enjoy access to data when traveling to those two countries.
After a number of customers had complained over the weekend about suspected fraudulent activity on their credit card after shopping on OnePlus’ official website (OnePlus.net), the Chinese phone maker has decided to disable credit card payments on its online store, mainly as a precautionary measure.
What happened was that OnePlus customers started to report instances wherein they noticed unexplained transactions on their credit cards, right after buying something from OnePlus.net. This led OnePlus to issue a statement saying it was now investigating the matter, and for the meantime, it is moving to shut down all credit card payments on its website.
It might be safe to say that Samsung had a pretty good 2017. The release of its flagship devices -- the Galaxy S8 models and the Galaxy Note 8 -- saw the world’s biggest vendor of smartphones finally move on from the Galaxy Note 7 mess it had to endure during the previous year. And even if the Galaxy Note 7 recall did not happen, the South Korean tech giant’s newest additions to its Galaxy lineup of handsets are still awesome products in their own right, as any owner can surely attest.
There is a newly discovered flaw on Apple devices that is called the chaiOS bug, and it can potentially cause machines that run on iOS and MacOS platforms to lock up, crash, and even restart. The bug was first spotted by Twitter user Abraham Masri, who claims that apart from freezes and restarts, the chaiOS bug also causes other problems like resprings and battery issues, and possibly more.
For the first time since debuting its Project Fi offering, Google is incorporating an unlimited data plan to its wireless service. With its new Bill Protection option, the tech giant will be capping charges for voice calls and text messaging, as well as data, at $80 every month, while letting customers enjoy high speed speed data, free of charge. The Bill Protection will also work for roaming customers, and for those who use data only SIM cards.
It appears that Sprint has decided to resurrect a promotional deal that promises a whole year of unlimited service, free of charge, to customers who are willing to switch from a rival network and bring their own handset. This special offer is made available to users who already own any one of the listed eligible devices (from phone brands such as Samsung, Apple, and Motorola, just to name a few).
Last Friday, Sprint took the opportunity to officially debut its Sprint Direct Connect Plus (SDC Plus) offering. The service is basically the major US wireless carrier’s newest push to talk (PTT) solution, which should allow business or corporate teams to enjoy real time telecoms services with just one press. The Sprint Direct Connect Plus feature is powered by Kodiak Networks’ PTT platform, and offers full support for Wi-Fi connectivity, presence information, and even tablet devices.
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