Carrier News

T-Mobile introduces FamilyMode service for $10 per month

June 26, 2018 Doug Demagistris

T-Mobile is the latest carrier to announce a parental control service. FamilyMode was introduced this morning and is a brand new service that costs $10 per month on top of your wireless bill. This is pretty much the standard, though this service adds a bit more than most other to justify itself as the best.

Google News

Add children under 13 to your Project Fi family plan starting today

June 6, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Recently, Project Fi gained a whole bunch of new smartphones. This bunch is available for pre-order and will be available later this month. If you’re interested in signing up for Google’s MVNO, the family plan is a great option to know about and the future looks bright. In today’s news, the plan adds the ability for you to include children under 13 on the plan.

General News

Motorola announces new Moto G6 family of devices for 2018

April 25, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Motorola has introduced a bunch of new smartphones at a surprise event including a trio of low-end Moto E5 phones and a new Moto G6 family consisting of three mid-range devices for 2018. These are the successors to last year’s Moto G5S models and are here to compete despite all the competition. Here’s a rundown.

Carrier News

New Verizon Smart Family app puts control in the hands of parents

April 20, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Now I know what you’re thinking. Is Droid Turf really going to report on a Verizon bloat app? Not exactly. A new app from US carrier Verizon has released today, but it won’t come pre-loaded on any carrier devices for now. There’s your sign of relief. Verizon Smart Family looks to be a surprisingly useful app from the carrier that gives parents all control over their kid’s smartphone usage.

General News

The latest ZenFone 5 family of smartphones from ASUS takes things up a “notch”

March 1, 2018 Amiel Pineda

At MWC 2018 in Barcelona like so many others, ASUS officially unveiled new smartphones. The ZenFone 5 Series ups last year’s ZenFone 4 Series consisting of a flagship ZenFone 5Z as well as mid-range ZenFone 5 and ZenFone Lite (Zenfone 5Q in the US) models. All are expected to be moderately priced, though availability has not yet been confirmed for US customers. Here’s a rundown.

Deals

Deal: Verizon slices $300 off the Google Pixel 2 family

December 4, 2017 David Steele

Verizon, America’s largest carrier, has been offering $300 off the price of the Google Pixel 2 or Google Pixel 2 XL for customers visiting a store, which has now been extended to online sales. Today, the deal is also being combined with 50% off the initial Google Home price.

Gadgets

SmartThings Link is now available for SHIELD TV

October 25, 2017 Doug Demagistris

SmartThings Link has become available for SHIELD TV thanks to a new partnership between Samsung and NVIDIA. The small dongle will turn your SHIELD Android TV box into the family hub for controlling the home by integrating hundreds of ‘Works With SmartThings’ products available on the market.

Carrier News

T-Mobile announces bundled Netflix Standard with family plans during Un-carrier Next event

September 7, 2017 David Steele

T-Mobile’s Un-carrier Next event took place on Wednesday, September 6, and was all about bringing Netflix to customers on the ONE unlimited plan free of charge. Qualifying families with two or more lines will automatically benefit from Netflix’s standard plan starting September 12.

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