smartphones

Scratch Wireless intros free WiFi-based cellular service ambitions

Scratch Wireless intros free WiFi-based cellular service ambitions

In a way similar to FreedomPop, Scratch Wireless has debuted with plans to bring the masses free cellular service, doing so by utilizing WiFi networks in what it calls a "Wi-Fi First" mobile service. The reason being is that monthly cell phone service costs are too high, it says, and that the service shouldn't cost anything when one can utilize a wireless network they already have available.

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T-Mobile doing away with grandfathered Simple Choice plans to make things easier

T-Mobile doing away with grandfathered Simple Choice plans to make things easier

T-Mobile, the self declared Uncarrier of the nation, has made a bunch of changes over the months. For those who were already on plans they liked and wanted to continue using, the carrier grandfathered them into the newer plans, leaving them at their previous rate and options though it wasn't available to new users. For some grandfathered subscribers, this is changing.

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Android 4.4 KitKat will allow users to select default SMS app

Android 4.4 KitKat will allow users to select default SMS app

Presently, those who aren't keen on Android's Messaging app have a variety of different options to choose from via the Play Store, some that function better than others. One of the reasons some apps have their share of issues is because of how the developers have to go about creating them -- with hidden APIs, something that will come to an end with the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat.

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Final Fantasy VI destined for Android and iOS later this year

Final Fantasy VI destined for Android and iOS later this year

It has been more than a year since the original Final Fantasy arrived on Android, and soon mobile gamers will be able to enjoy the sixth installment of the game on their iOS and Android devices. This information comes from Square Enix's director and producer Takashi Tokita, who spoke to the folks over at Kotaku earlier today, saying the release will be a modified version of the original.

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T-Mobile free global data arriving later this month [UPDATE]

T-Mobile free global data arriving later this month [UPDATE]

Earlier today, a Shakira fan Page on Facebook posted an image of the singer on a T-Mobile advertisement, which included a teaser that the carrier would be offering free global data in more than 100 countries. At the time, a link was included with the image that redirected to a "Coming Soon" page, but that has since been swapped with a confirmation page on T-Mobile's website. Update: we've got the details after the jump.

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Samsung GALAXY Round unveiled with curved Full HD display

Samsung GALAXY Round unveiled with curved Full HD display

On September 24, Samsung let loose news that it would be unveiling a smartphone with a curved display some time this month, though precious few details were provided at the time. Yesterday it was tipped that the phone would be called the Samsung GALAXY Round, and that it would be surfacing this week. Fast-forward a day, and the Korean company has officially taken the wraps off the handset, publishing a video of its round effect and a slew of images.

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