Verizon subs at the Super Bowl to bask in 4x greater network capacity

As you might have heard from here and there already, there is a Super Bowl event in Houston this Sunday, and hundreds of Verizon technicians have been prepping the local network for two years now. As a result, Big Red subscribers may find carrying capacity solace at the stadium and throughout Houston gathering areas. Verizon told us they have increased the power of its network there with 450% over the course of those two years, and peak LTE speeds with 50% by using carrier-aggregation techniques. How did they do it? Well, here’s what Verizon laid out in particular:

  • Built 23 new permanent cell sites
  • Installed 220+ permanent small cells installed
  • Doubled capacity through major routes in and out of downtown
  • Deployed 24 Nodes on Wheels (NOWs) to increase capacity and coverage
  • Deployed three channel carrier aggregation leading to greater network peak speeds
  • Positioned Mobile cell sites throughout the city
  • Installed an antenna system to reach the lower stadium seats
After numerous incidents of dropped calls and inability to stream, share or watch video from packed stadiums during big gatherings like the Super Bowl in years prior, carriers are now taking the hint, and boosting up their advanced network features at such events. We wonder if T-Mobile will again have a direct face-off with Verizon’s network speeds at the Super Bowl, like it did last year, for everyone’s grand entertainment.

Netflix and Galaxies! Grab a Galaxy S7/S7 edge from T-Mobile and you’ll get a free year of Netflix

Product Location Item Condition Current Price Offer Expires
Samsung Galaxy S7 + 1 year of standard Netflix subscription T-Mobile $673.99 OR $49.99 upfront
+ $26/mo. x 24 mos.
2/7/17
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge + 1 year of standard Netflix subscription T-Mobile $779.99 OR $59.99 upfront
+ $30/mo. x 24 mos
2/7/17

Grab it here

Loved Narcos and Stranger Things? Of course you did. These are just two of Netflix’s popular recent original series, and they probably lots of great content to come!

With one of T-Mobile’s latest offers, you will be able to enjoy the upcoming seasons of your favorite shows for a whole for free, provided that you purchase or lease a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge from T-Mobile. That’s right, just get a Galaxy S7 and a whole year of free Netflixing and chill will be thrown your way, courtesy of Samsung and the Un-carrier. 

Have in mind that the included Netflix subscription is the standard, $120-worth 2-stream one, which means that you can watch shows and movies on up to two devices simultaneously. Alas, there is no Ultra HD streaming available with that plan, but we shouldn’t look the gift horse in the mouth, should we?

The promotion is valid through Feb 7, 2017, and requires you to pay all sales tax and any applicable down payment. Then you have to register on Samsung’s website until February 21 and they will send you a promo code to activate on Netflix. 

honor 8 Lite

honor 8 Lite

5.2″
1080 x 1920 pixels

12 MP
8 MP front

HiSilicon
Octa-core, 2100 MHz

RAM: 3 GB
BATTERY: 3000 mAh
MEMORY: 16 GB + MicroSD

Announced: Feb 1, 2017
Market status: Announced
Release date: 17 Feb 2017,

Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Description

The Honor 8 Lite sports a 5.2-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution and 2.5D glass on top of it. There are 16GB of storage inside, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The phone ships with Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box and comes equipped with a Kirin 655 CPU and 3GB RAM. On the back, there’s a 12-megapixel camera with F2.2 aperture and very fast autofocus, while in the front, the Honor 8 Lite has an 8-megapixel selfie camera with 77-degree angle view. A 3,000 mAh non-removable battery keeps the light on.

Not official: The information for this phone is preliminary and could be incomplete or inaccurate.

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Design

  • Device type:
  • OS:
    • Android (7.0), Emotion UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.80 x 2.87 x 0.30 inches (147.2 x 72.94 x 7.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.19 oz (147 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
  • Colors:

Display

  • Physical size:
  • Resolution:
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density – The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

  • Technology:

    Technology – There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

  • Screen-to-body ratio:
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size – The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

    • Hardware Features:
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
  • Camcorder:
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip – Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

  • Processor:

    Processor – The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:
  • System memory:

    System memory – System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

  • Built-in storage:
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Multimedia

  • Mirroring:
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:

Phone features

  • Sensors:
  • Notifications:
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
  • Wi-Fi:
  • USB:
    • Connector:
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning – This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS – This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS – A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS – GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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LG G6 starting price said to be $50 higher than G5 because of these leaked specs

Korean media is awash in LG G6-specific rumors these days, and we are slowly getting confirmation on speculations that have been bandied about regarding LG’s next big thing from the venerable “supply chain” insiders. The latest reports reiterate a glass sandwich chassis with a sealed battery compartment, which is a departure from the usual swappable battery design of yesteryear for LG. The reason cited, is that the G6 will be the first LG flagship with IP68 certification, letting it withstand submergence in up to five feet of water for up to half an hour.

The other rumor, for a 5.7″ 1440×2880 pixels LCD panel is not a rumor anymore, as LG itself said that this screen with the unorthodox 2:1 Univisium aspect ratio will be the window to the G6’s soul. The top and bottom bezels will allegedly be shrunk to take up only 4mm of space at the front in total, adding to the “all-screen” roster that will seemingly be a trend this year. The phone will apparently have a dual camera setup (duh) and a fingerprint scanner (double duh). The 32-bit audio DAC from the V20 is also being planted to the G6 as well, claims the source.