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[How To] Remove the AT&T boot animation from your Nexus 6 (Video)

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Along with ‘how to root your Nexus 6,’ we wanted to show you how to get rid of the AT&T boot animation (assuming you bought the phone from AT&T). The process is pretty simple and requires that you have root access. You also need to have a file explorer like Root Explorer or Astro Manager to access to the files we need to remove. Once you install it, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the file manager (with root permissions)
  2. Go to “oem” and select “Media
  3. Make sure sou have “r/w” enabled
  4. Remove or rename the file “bootanimation.zip
  5. Reboot your Nexus 6

The whole process should take less than a minute. Hit the video below to see how this can be done Let us know if you were able to get rid of the AT&T boot animation by commenting below.

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AT&T Nexus 6 bug that caused recall, shows phone running Android KitKat, wrong model number

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We reported earlier that Motorola is recalling the initial batch of Nexus 6 devices that made their way to AT&T stores. The reason was a bug that made the screen go black and the phone not connect to the AT&T network. If yo’re interested in seeing what is it like, someone over at Reddit posted a video showing what the bug in question does to the phone.

First, the Nexus 6 shown has the the same model number as the Droid MAXX/Ultra which is XT1080. The AT&T Nexus 6, as far as we know, has a model number of XT1103. The device is running Android 4.4.4 KitKat which is quite surprising since it is supposed to have Android Lollipop. The build number shown is shamu_factory-userdebug 4.4.4 KXH21.6-F1.8 18 whereas the one I own shows LRX210.

It seems like the gentleman in the video was not aware that Moto was recalling their phones. His phone looks like a developer phone in userdebug mode which is described by Google as “like “user” but with root access and debuggability; preferred for debugging.

If you’re phone is suffering from this issue, we suggest you request an exchange or simply return your phone. We hope Motorola’s quality assurance team would have done a better job than this. And we also think this bug may have to do with AT&T messing with Google’s Android Lollipop and Nexus 6 – We’re assuming here of course.

My AT&T Nexus 6 has been flawless so far. How about yours?

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Initial shipments of AT&T branded Nexus 6 being sent back due to software bug

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It looks like AT&T has some issues with its initial batch of Nexus 6 devices. According to Droid Life, Motorola is asking the carrier to ship whatever inventory its stores is carrying. The reason behind this is a bug that forces the phone’s screen to become black and impacts the connectivity to the AT&T network.

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AT&T sent an internal memo to its stores to alert them about the situation. It says that they need to return the initial Nexus 6 stock immediately and that Motorola has “identified the root cause of the issue and is currently working on shipments with correct software.” If your phone is experiencing this issue, you should get it replaced at your local AT&T store.

If you still want to place an order, your AT&T rep can do so via their Direct Fulfillment Process. Otherwise, you can alway hit up a nearby Best Buy or buy it from Amazon.

Maybe this would’ve happened if AT&T wasn’t too busy trying to finagle with the OS? What do you guys think?

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A quick look at the AT&T Nexus 6 boot animation

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As you may know already, I ordered a Nexus 6 from AT&T this past week. I received it yesterday and the first thing I’ve done was turning it on. To my dismay, AT&T somehow finagled their jingle within the boot animation. If you were looking for a pure Android experience with the AT&T model, you probably want to rethink that. Don’t get me wrong this is still a Nexus phone, an altered Nexus phone.

Want to remove the boot animation? You must root your Nexus 6. Once you do that, you need to access the boot file using a file manager of your choice (something like Root Explorer). Full instructions can be found here. It should take less than a minute to do.

Are willing to root your shiny Nexus 6 to remove the AT&T jingle? Let us know down below.

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Confirmed: The AT&T Nexus 6 sports the carrier’s logo on the back and boot animation

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As we all feared, AT&T has indeed slapped it’s logo on the back of the Nexus 6. Like seriously, why did you have to do that?

Wait. That’s not all. AT&T also included their boot animation along with the Google one. I am actually one of their customers who decided to give them a shot after being off contract for years. I must say that I’m disappointed.

Sure you can unlock the bootloader (it is unlockable by the way), root and flash the Google Play Store Nexus 6 factory image. But why do I have to do it?

XDA member “HCDroid” posted pictures of his AT&T Nexus 6 and voiced his disappointment with his findings (link below).

What do you guys think? What if AT&T gets involved in future OS updates?

My phone is going back. Lesson learned.

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PSA: AT&T Nexus 6 pre-orders now available. ships by Nov. 18 (free 2-day shipping)

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The AT&T Nexus 6 is now available for pre-order from AT&T, an hour earlier than what was mentioned in their announcement. As expected, it sells for $249 on contract or $682.99 if bought outright. And unlike Google Play, AT&T is offering free shipping.

You can get the Nexus 6 in Midnight Blue for $0 down with AT&T Next for $22.77 per month with AT&T Next 24,2 $28.46 per month with AT&T Next 183 or $34.15 per month with AT&T Next 12.3 You can also purchase Nexus 6 for $249.99 with a two-year aagreement or $682.99 with no annual commitment

As far as specs are concerned, here is a quick reminder:

  • 5.96” 2560×1440 QHD AMOLED display (493 ppi)
  • 2.7GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SOC)
  • Adreno 420 GPU
  • Android .5.0 Lollipop
  • 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization
  • 2MP front camera HD Video Conferencing
  • 3,220 mAh battery

If you’re still undecided, we wanted to let you know that if you pre-order before 3PM CST today, you will be guaranteed to get the AT&T Nexus 6 by November 21.Hit the link below if you’re ready to go.

Update: You get Free 2-day shipping when you place your order. Google charges $15.99.

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AT&T will be taking pre-orders Nexus 6 pre-orders tomorrow

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AT&T is set to take Nexus 6 pre-orders starting tomorrow in stores and online. The carrier finally breaks its silence and secrecy about the phone.

AT&T pretty much confirmed our report from yesterday. The Nexus 6 will sell for $249 when yo using a 2-year contract. The outright price is $682.99 and that will probably come with shipping. Fans of the AT&T Next program can purchase the handset by paying $28.46 a month with AT&T Next 18 and $34.15 a month with AT&T Next 12.

AT&T mentions that you can save $50 if you buy the N6 and a Moto 36, Moto Sliver II or Moto Hint. If you think that $682.99 is higher than what the phone is selling for in the Play Store, it is but only by $20.98. Get that wallet ready as Nexus 6 pre-orders open at midnight CST (1PM EST).

Will you be staying up to pre-order?

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AT&T to sell the Nexus 6 32GB for $249 on contract, $682.99 outright?

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Although AT&T hasn’t said when they’ll carry the Nexus 6, someone over at Reddit shed the light on pricing. He or she claims that they work for AT&T. We’ll take their word for it with a little salt on the side.

For the 32GB model, you will have to shed a mere $682.99 (+tax) if you don’t want to be tied to a contract – that’s $33.99 (actually $22.98 because Google charges $10 for shipping) more than the Google Play Store. The contract price will be $249. And if you’d like to use AT&T Next, you will be looking at $34.15 a month for 12 months, or $28.46 a month for 18 months.

There was no word about if a 64GB version of the Nexus will be available. We also received word that pre-orders should start sometimes this week with an availability around November 21. It shouldn’t be too long folks.

Are you planning to buy your Nexus 6 from AT&T?

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AT&T tweet says you can pre-order the Nexus 6 today

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The Nexus 6 sold out within minutes once it became available in the Play Store. Many Android fans including myself are disappointed about how Google handled the whole pre-ordering process. The general consortium is that we may see it on November 12 – at least from T-Mobile. AT&T is the other carrier that is set to offer the phone. As usual, they like to wait, and make us wait before they announce anything.

About 4 hours ago, AT&T Care responded to an AT&T customer asking about when they’ll offer the Nexus 6. This is their response:


The link given by Ma Bell directs to the Nexus 6 page which has been the same for a little while. They also posted another response.

We’re told that the Nexus 6 will sell for $199 on contract. If that it the route you want to go, keep checking this page.

Are planning to buy the Nexus 6 from a carrier or from Google Play?

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AT&T to launch the HTC Desire Eye on November 7 for $549

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It looks like November 7 will be a busy day over at AT&T. They announced today that they will be offering the HTC Desire Eye on that day in stores and online for $149.99 on contract or $549.99 without. If you’re a selfie fan, this is the phone to get. HTC dubbed it the ‘ultimate selfie phone.’

The HTC Desire Eye is very similar to the One M8 in terms of specs. It packs a 5.2-inch 1080p display. 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Android KitKat, 13MP rear camera, microSD support (up to 128GB) and a 2,400 mAh battery. However, it is wrapped in a plastic-waterproof body and has a 13MP front facing camera.

As mentioned above, we’re looking at $549 price tag or $149 on a 2-year contract. There is also the AT&T Next option where you can pay $22.92 a month for 18 months or $27.50 a month for 12 months. Considering the RE Camera? You can save $50 if you buy it with the Desire Eye.

For more details, take a loot at our hands-on with the HTC Desire Eye. you can also hit the press release below.

Stay in the Spotlight this Holiday Season with the HTC Desire® EYE, Available Exclusively at AT&T on Nov. 7

DALLAS, Nov. 3, 2014 – Get the Desire EYE and RE by HTC in time for the holidays. AT&T today confirmed that the HTC Desire EYE and RE will be available for purchase beginning Nov. 7 at www.att.com and in AT&T retail stores.

Purchase the HTC Desire EYE in Coral Reef (white) for $0 down on an AT&T Next plan for $22.92 per month on AT&T Next 18 or $27.50 per month on AT&T Next 12. You can also get the smartphone for $149.99 with a two-year agreement or at no annual commitment for $549.99.

Additionally, customers can save $50 on a RE by HTC, a 16MP point and shoot camera, when they purchase the HTC Desire EYE on an AT&T Next plan or a two-year agreement.

“Optimized for taking selfies, HTC Desire EYE is AT&T’s first smartphone with a 13MP front-facing camera and a dual LED flash,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Device Marketing and Developer Services, AT&T. “Both HTC Desire EYE and RE have many great features that allow you to capture your moments – all on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, covering more than 300 million Americans.”

HTC Desire EYE comes outfitted with a powerful 2.3 GHz Quad-Core processor, a 2400mAh battery, 16GB of on-board storage and up to 128GB additional storage with a microSD card (sold separately).

Check out the AT&T Mobile Minute for HTC Desire EYE. Additional key features include:

  • Picture Perfect: With a front and rear facing 13MP camera, capture high-resolution moments and see them on an immense 5.2-inch full High Definition display (1080p); the quintessential smartphone for taking selfies. You can also capture more background and wider group shots with an 88 degree front-facing wide-angle lens, complemented with full-power dual LED flash.
  • Video Camera for Every Move: Equipped with hands-free face-tracking, dynamic cropping, and noise cancellation, the HTC Desire EYE keeps you in frame and in the spotlight, following you where you go. With your face and upper body always in-frame and presented in the best light during video chats, people can clearly focus on you and hear you instead of being distracted by background action and noise.
  • Immersive BoomSound Audio: For powerful and balanced sound, the HTC Desire EYE comes with HTC BoomSound dual front-facing stereo speakers. Plus a built-in amplifier boosts volume projected toward you.

For additional information, visit www.att.com/DesireEye.

The HTC Desire EYE earned four out of five stars on AT&T’s Eco-Rating system. The system, which rates the environmental factors of AT&T branded handset devices, was created to empower consumer choice around sustainability. For more information about this device’s rating, AT&T’s Eco-Rating System, and how you can join AT&T in making a difference, please visit http://att.com/ecospace.

RE, a point and shoot camera, comes with a 16MP camera sensor with a 146 degree wide-angle lens, and effortlessly integrates with your smartphone and user settings to automatically back up your photos and videos to the cloud. An 820mAh rechargeable battery supports 1 hour and 40 minutes of continuous 1080p High Definition recording capability. Additional key features include:

  • Intuitive Controls: Just grab, point and shoot with RE’s intuitive controls. The grip sensor is always on and wakes the capture capability when you pick it up. Tap the shutter button to capture photos or press and hold to take videos.
  • Cloud Back-up and Easy Sharing: RE can integrate with Android and iOS devices to back up your photos and videos to the cloud so you can access and share them anywhere. Use the RE app to connect your smartphone to back up your content to third-party cloud services such as Google Drive and Dropbox.
  • Waterproof: RE is IPX7-compliant meaning you can capture photos and videos up to one meter underwater for 30 minutes without a protective case.
  • Cinematic Features: Time-lapse and slow motion options give you the tools to capture your world in your own way.

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AT&T bumps data caps on $40 and $70 Mobile Share Value plans

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It looks like AT&T is in a generous mood lately. Following their data doubling promo on shared plans, they’re doing the same thing to the $40 and $70 Mobile share Value plans – 2GB ($40) becomes 3GB and 4GB ($70) is now 6GB. This is not bad if you were considering joining AT&T.

AT&T mentions that ”If you buy a smartphone on AT&T NextSM and sign up for the Mobile Share Value plan with 3GB of data, you’ll pay $65 a month for your wireless service on that smartphone.” If you do the math, it’s $40 (3GB) a month for the plan plus $25 for the phone.

To make things even sweeter, the double data offer has been extended to November 15, 2014. Current and new customers who have family and business plans can take advantage of it by reaching out to AT&T. For more information, hit the source link below.

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Motorola’s Nexus 6 shows up on AT&T’s site with a contract price of $49.99

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Guys, the rumors about the Motorola Nexus 6 are dissipating, making place for more concrete evidence. And what’s not better than an actual major U.S. carrier such as AT&T showing the phone on its website. It even gave it its own SKU and URL. The SKU is 7330571 and URL is https://www.att.com/cellphones/motorola/nexus-6.html#sku=sku7330571 by the way.

Clicking on the above address will not take you to the Nexus 6 listing. You’d have to take a different route. You need to go to the LG Vigor page and then look on the right of the page and scroll down a bit until you see a widget with the wording ‘Motorola Nexus.’ Don’t worry too much about the LG G3 Vigor picture though-at least for now.

Don’t hold your breath on the pricing yet. AT&T is probably getting ready to make its own announcement and nothing is final yet.

This is great news folks. It looks like Google is going to sell its Nexus 6, not only via the Play Store, but also through major carriers like AT&T – maybe that Verizon N6 is real after all.

Man it feel like Christmas….Is your wallet ready?

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AT&T to double data allotment on shared plans starting tomorrow

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If you consider yourself a heavy data user and are an AT&T customer, tomorrow may the day you have been waiting for. AT&T is going to run a promotion where it doubles its data allotment on its shared value plans starting tomorrow, September 28th and ending on October 31st. This offer is good for both new and current customers.

Perhaps, the best plan in my opinion is the $130 one. With 2 lines, you get unlimited talk and text along with 15GB of data per month. If you enroll in the new deal, your data limit jumps to 30GB. Any additional devices you may want to add will cost you $15 per month. These plans do not come with contract tied to them. In fact, you can bring your device and sign up if you’re new to the network. If you however already have a shared data plan, a simple phone call or drive to AT&T will get your data doubled.

I have one of those grandfathered plans (2 lines for $155) with the unlimited data – which throttles when I reach 5GB every month and I pay $30 for unlimited text. I am seriously considering jumping to a shared data plan. I will head to my local AT&T store tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

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AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now available for $199 on contract

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Announced four days ago, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now available from AT&T and other authorized retailers for $199 when you sign a 2 year contract. This is Samsung’s attempt at competing with the iPhone 6. The Korean manufacturer moved from using plastic components to using metal. It does looks really good on paper but the price could be an issue for some.

In terms of specs, the Galaxy Alpha sports a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED 720p display, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera. 2.1MP front camera, 4G LTE connectivity, Android 4.4 KitKat and a 1,860 mah battery. It weighs 4.03 ounces and measures 5.23 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches (iPhone 6 sits at 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches, weighs 4.55 ounces). It will be available in 3 colors: Charcoal Black, Dazzling White and Frosted Gold.

Along with the $199 contract price, AT&T customers can take advantage of the Next program where the payments are $30.65 for 12 months or $25.55 for 18 months. Otherwise, the outright price is $612.99.

Is anyone considering the Galaxy Alpha? I recommend going to a local AT&T store to see it in person. Hit the links below if you want to buy it from AT&T or Best Buy.

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[Deal] AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 Unlocked in 3 colors for $430

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Oh if only I knew this deal was going to happen. As a part of eBay’s daily deal, seller ‘chubbiestech‘ is selling the AT&& Samsung Galaxy S5, which is also factory unlocked, for $430. Normally, the phone sells for $600 or more brand new. I know I should have waited before grabbing a semi-working S5 from Craigslist.

The available colors are white, black and gold. This model should work on T-Mobile’s network and other prepaid GSM carriers like Straight Talk. Before clicking on the ‘Buy” button, this is the condition of the phones as per the seller:

Customer or Carrier Return in New-Other condition. The phone comes in its original box but the box has been opened. The unit is still in new condition with all of its original accessories. Unlocked for GSM Carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.) – Will NOT work on any CDMA Carrier (Verizon, Sprint, etc.)”

You can check my review of the Galaxy S5 here if you want to find out more about it. Otherwise, they’re going pretty fast. Hit the link below to go to the deal.

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LG G3 Vigor lands on AT&T September 26 for $334.99 without contract

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Announced less than a week ago, the mid-tier LG G3 Vigor is going to launch on AT&T September 26. This phone is basically a smaller, budget-minded version of the LG G3. And it shows in its $334.99 non-contract price which can be spread out in monthly payment of $13.96 a month with AT&T Next18 or $16.75 a month with Next12. Otherwise, if you’re willing to sign two years of your life away, it can be yours for $49.99.

The LG G3 Vigor comes with HD Voice enabled along with a 5-inch IPS display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat, 2,540 mAh battery, LTE connectivity, 8GB ROM with microSD support and more. it also packs an 8-megapixel camera with Laser Auto Focus and a 1.3-megapixel rear camera with Gesture Shutter which is geared toward selfies.

The G3 Vigor is a good option to folks who are on a budget and don’t need all the bells and whistles.

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[Official] AT&T to exclusively launch the Samsung Galaxy Alpha on September 26 for $199

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AT&T and Samsung announced today the release of the Galaxy Alpha. As you may already know, this phone was announced back in august for an international release without giving us a U.S. street date.

The Alpha line of phones is unlike the Samsung devices we know. The Korean company decided to move from the plastic materials, they accustomed us to with the Galaxy S5 and other Galaxy devices, to a more subtle and premium type of build. When it comes to specs, the Galaxy Alpha is no chump. Here is the list:

  • 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 display
  • Android 4.4.4 KitKat
  • 2.5GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage (no microSD slot)
  • 1,860 mAh battery
  • 12-megapixel rear camera
  • 2.1-megapixel front camera

If some folks out there are bragging with how thin and light their iPhone 6 is, the Galaxy Alpha is 0.2 mm thinner and 14 grams lighter. It definitely takes thinness to another level. It will sell for $199 with a two year contract, or $612.99 if you buy it outright. If you’re a fan of AT&T Next, you can pay $25.55 per month on Next18 (18 months) or $30.65 per month Next12. Color-wise, you have Charcoal Black, Dazzling White or Frosted Gold.

The Galaxy Alpha is set to launch on September 12 exclusively on AT&T. For more information, hit the full press release below.

NEW GALAXY ALPHA WITH BRILLIANT HD SUPER AMOLED DISPLAY AVAILABLE FOR ZERO DOWN AND $100 BILL CREDIT WITH NEW LINE OF SERVICE ON AT&T NEXT
DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T1 and Samsung today announced that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha™ will be available starting Sept. 26 exclusively online at www.att.com, AT&T’s fastest way to order, and in AT&T retail stores.

“We are excited to offer you yet another industry leading smartphone with the announcement of the Galaxy Alpha on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,2 covering more than 300 million Americans,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “The Samsung Galaxy Alpha marries sleek, premium design with all of the great features and Samsung technology that you have come to expect from a Galaxy product.”

The Galaxy Alpha’s beautiful metal frame and slim build, with a 4.7-inch screen, offers you a powerful and stylish smartphone. It features a 2.5GHz Quad Core processor and 32GB of memory to allow for storage of your applications, pictures and videos.3 Additional features include:

  • HD TV-Quality Display: Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Alpha with a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED® display – right at your fingertips. Watch your favorite movies and shows in a crystal clear display while on-the-go.
  • Stunning Images: Equipped with a 12MP rear-facing camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera, the Galaxy Alpha uses real-time HDR to capture stunning images. The device also offers you advanced options, such as Selective Focus, Panorama and Shot & More.
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode: Never worry about running out of power while on-the-go. Ultra Power Saving Mode will turn your screen to black and white, and shut off non-essential apps, so you get the most out of the battery you have left. With Ultra Power Saving Mode a 10 percent charge will allow you to still receive calls and texts for up to 24 hours.4
  • S Health™: Keep yourself in tip-top-shape with Samsung’s S Health app.5 Track your steps, challenge your friends, earn medals and even get on-demand nutrition tips.

Select the Samsung Galaxy Alpha in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White or Frosted Gold at:

  • $25.55 per month on AT&T Next18.6
  • $30.65 per month on AT&T Next12.6
  • $199.99 with a two-year agreement.7
  • No annual commitment for $612.99.8
  • New customers and existing AT&T customers who activate a new line of service with a smartphone on AT&T Next(SM) will receive a $100 bill credit.9

For more information about the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, visit att.com/galaxyalpha or check out the video about the smartphone here.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha earned five out of five stars on AT&T’s Eco-Rating system. The system, which rates the environmental factors of AT&T branded handset devices, was created to empower consumer choice around sustainability. For more information about this device’s rating, AT&T’s Eco-Rating System, and how you can join AT&T in making a difference, please visit http://att.com/ecospace.

AT&T is focused on giving our customers a top-notch experience through fast and friendly service. Being recognized as the highest ranked wireless provider for overall purchasing experience by J.D. Power, for the third time in a row, shows this commitment to the customer experience is making a difference.10 AT&T outperformed competitors in the J.D. Power 2014 Volume 2 study and received the “Highest Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Full-Service Wireless Providers, Three Times in a Row.”

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PSA: Pre-orders now open for AT&T’s New Moto X in leather, bamboo

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If you were planning to get an AT&T Moto X, you should know it is available for pre-order via their website. Otherwise, you can always wait until 12PM EST today to do it directly at Motorola.com.

The available colors/backs are Black Resin, Bamboo and Black Leather. The handset costs $99 when you sign for a 2-year contract or $526 if you the “no annual contract’ direction – $26 higher than the suggested retail price. The estimated shipping date is September 23, 2014.

A quick reminder of what’s inside this phone. It packs a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 5.2-inch 1080 hD display, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, Android 4.4.4, 16GB of internal storage and more. Oh by the way, AT&T calls it the Moto X2.

If you’re ready to go, hit the link below.

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AT&T officially unveils mid-tier LG G3 Vigor

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AT&T announced a few hours ago the release of the LG G3 Vigor which is a mid-level version of the LG G3. Ma Bell becomes the second US carrier to offer this phone along with Sprint. No details were given about pricing or availability.

As far as specs are concerned, the Vigor should have the same stuff as its Sprint variant. Here is the list:

  • 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Android 4.4+
  • 5-inch 720p display
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8MP rear camera w/ laser auto-focus
  • 1.3MP front camera
  • 2,530 mAh battery

For more information, you can visit the LG G3 Vigor page at AT&T (not up yet).

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AT&T Galaxy S5 gets new update, brings security patches, UX enhancements

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A brand new update is now being pushed to the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5. It is not as big as the one the HTC One M8 has gotten but it still brings so much need fixes and enhancements. The size of the whole update is 142.8MB and should be a quick install. Here is the full changelog:

  • Security updates and patches
  • Application installation enhancements
  • Accidental emergency dial fixed on the lock screen
  • Several lower layer modem crashes and sluggishness improvement enhancements
  • E-mail UX enhancements
  • S-View cover error
  • Re-activation lock improvements

If you haven’t gotten the prompt to update your S5, you can manually try to get it by hitting Settings> About Device> Software Update> Check For Updates. AT&T says to verify if the build number is KOT49H G900AUCU2ANG3 and the kernel version is 3.4.0-2178781 after the installation. Have you gotten it yet?

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