T-Mobile continues bending the rules as LG claims the already-bent G Flex 2 is not heating up. Meanwhile, WhatsApp users can finally chat from a computer.
T-Mobile keeps breaking the rules that mobile carriers have set in the USA for many years, and today they are taking yet another step into freeing mobile customers. Magenta has just introduced what they are calling “Smartphone Equality”.
The idea here is to rid the consumer from the worries of not “being qualified” to get the best deals due to their lower credit scores. Many of us have walked into a carrier store hoping to get the latest deal we saw on TV, only to find our credit scores are simply not good enough. We end up walking out with empty hands or having to fork over an extra amount of cash.
With Smartphone Equality, users who have paid their T-Mobile bills in time for 12 months now qualify for the best deals Magenta has to offer, without a need to even have a credit check. John Legere states loyal customers are twice as likely to bring successful business than even prime, credit-approved customers.
Opinion: This makes total sense. Why would one have to go through a credit check if customer loyalty and dependency has already been established? New customers still have to abide by credit scores, but this is a step into a more free and brighter mobile future.
The Snapdragon 810 processor will be hitting the market soon, but multiple reports and rumors are already stating the new chip comes with some major flaws. To be more specific, it’s said the chip comes with overheating issues, which would plague any device that carries it.
One of the first devices to bring the Snapdragon 810 chip to the market is the LG G Flex 2, and the Korean manufacturer swears the rumors of overheating issues are completely false. LG’s VP of mobile product planning, Woo Ram-chan, went on the record to tell us the chip’s performance is great, and he doesn’t understand where all these rumors come from.
Opinion: It’s hard to say what the situation really is, but you can be sure we will test all of this as soon as we get our dirty little hands on a review unit.
Isn’t it annoying that WhatsApp can only be used with a smartphone? I hate sitting in my desk and have every internet-powered service sync right to my monitor. But when I get a WhatsApp message, I am forced to reach my pocket and use my smartphone… like a slave.
Anyways, those days are over. WhatsApp has just released a web client that can be used by any browser. All you have to do is set-up your account at web.whatsapp.com and get going. To do this, just go into the website, where you will be shown a QR code. From your phone, open WhatsApp (make sure it’s the latest version), hit the menu button and tap on “WhatsApp Web”.
Opinion: I have been using this new service for a bit and I can tell you it works like a charm. I also love that your device and phone app synchronize with no noticeable lag. WhatsApp really needed to do this. I would have preferred a Chrome Extension, but this is a big step in the right direction.