Monthly Archives: May 2017

Celebrate a year of T-Mobile Tuesdays with even more free stuff

Last year, T-Mobile announced T-Mobile Tuesdays as a way to thank customers for being, well, customers. Since the program’s inception, the carrier has given away free movie tickets, ice cream, pizza toppings, magazine subscriptions, and a ton of other things. So what better way to celebrate the birthday of T-Mobile Tuesdays than by giving away […]

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AOSPA review: back from the dead, and we’re thrilled

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AOSPA has just released a new update to its long-loved Paranoid Android ROM, and it’s bringing back a bit of the old with the new. The unexpected new build is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat, so it’s the latest you can get. Along with Nougat, a few old features are making a new appearance. Most notable is the return of the pie mode alternate navigation bar — which some people (me) prefer even over real pie.

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[TA Deals] Pick up the Micro Drone 3.0 Combo Pack for $145! (32% off)

Drones are among the most popular technology items around today. And you don’t have to get an expensive one to experience what they offer. On Talk Android Deals, the Micro Drone 3.0 Combo Pack is available at a price only live for a limited time. This bundle comes with everything you need to keep your […]

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T-Mobile’s Digits service is coming to the US next week (Update: available now)

Update (5/31): The Uncarrier has just announced that all current T-Mobile numbers will be upgraded to Digits starting today. You can also now add additional lines to the Digits program for $10. However, T-Mobile One Plus customers will be able to score an extra Digit line at no extra cost for a limited time.

Original post (5/25): If you’ve ever wanted to use your primary phone number on your tablet or computer, you’d know there isn’t really an easy way to make that happen. Well, until now.

Back in December 2016, T-Mobile announced a new service that would allow users to sync their phone numbers across multiple devices for a low monthly fee. It’s been in beta testing since then, and T-Mobile today announced that it’s finally ready for prime time. T-Mobile Digits will launch in the United States next Wednesday, May 31.

You can use a single phone number on multiple devices including another phone, tablet, wearable, or computer

So what’s the big deal? Why should you use Digits? There are a few interesting use cases for the service. For starters, you can use a single phone number on multiple devices including another phone, tablet, wearable, or computer. It also supports a few advanced call forwarding features that allow you to use more than one phone number on the same device, including temporary phone numbers. This is perfect for those who want both personal and business phone numbers on the same phone.

The best part? Digits can even work on phones connected to Verizon, AT&T, and other networks. All you need to do is install the Digits app on that phone.

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For more details, check out the Digits launch video below:

Throughout the beta testing period, T-Mo says most customers primarily used Digits for messaging from their PCs and tablets, while others found that having multiple devices ring with the same phone number was useful.

As far as pricing is concerned, all existing T-Mobile lines can use the service for free, and additional Digits lines can be added for $10 per month. What’s more, if you sign up for T-Mobile One Plus, you’ll be able to score an extra Digits line for free.

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Waze’s Carpool service to expand throughout California on June 6

Google is expanding the reach of its Waze Carpool service beyond the pilot stage. The company has confirmed that the service will become available throughout the state of California for drivers and riders starting on Tuesday, June 6. Google first launched a pilot program for Waze Carpool in the San Francisco Bay Area in May 2016.

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According to Los Angeles Times, Google will not take a commission from Waze Carpool drivers in California, at least at first. Instead, riders will simply pay those drivers for the cost of their gas. In the future, a commission fee will be put in for each ride, but only after Google feels the service is up to its standards.

Because there is no commission fee for now, Waze Carpool drivers will not need to pay for commercial car insurance, nor will they need any background checks. That makes this service different than other popular ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. However, there will be a five-star rating system, along with rider and driver endorsements, and a way for both drivers and riders to upload photos of themselves to the Waze Carpool app.

Speaking of which, that’s how Google plans to make money with this service. It will be running ads inside the Waze Carpool app for both drivers and riders to check out. While riders can request a car for an immediate pick-up, Waze Carpool will also let them reserve a ride up to seven days in advance.

It certainly makes sense to expand Waze Carpool to the state of California, where long commutes on the highway are very common, and vehicles with more than two people can take advantage of the many carpool lanes, which tend to be less congested. The article states that the service will expand in the near future to Brazil. We will have to wait and see if Google’s efforts can compete with the already established Uber and Lyft businesses.

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