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Unboxing Live 196: Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

If you’ve been wanting to pick up the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, but were worried about carrying around a phone that’s covered on the front and back by glass and how easy it might be to shatter, then you’re gonna wanna pay attention to this episode, as I’ll be giving you a look at the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active - a no-compromises version of the Galaxy S7 that you’ll have a hell of hard time trying to destroy.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 line is the latest flagship series from Samsung. In my opinion, they’re the best-looking phones that Samsung has ever made…but they’re also the most fragile and slippery due to being encased in curved glass. Each year though, Samsung and AT&T collaborate on a much more rugged version of the Galaxy S smartphone - the Active line. This is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active.

You can get the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active now.

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Unboxing Live 190: Samsung Galaxy S7

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Starting last year with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung came out swinging in the industrial design department. Gone were the super plasticky smartphones that felt cheap in the hand, and in its place we got metal and glass smartphones that were a sight to behold. Now, the company has launched the follow-ups, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

You can get the Samsung Galaxy S7 now.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Microsoft Surface 3 with AT&T LTE

Microsoft Surface 3 LTE

Microsoft’s Surface 3 with AT&T LTE is a 10.8-inch Windows 10 tablet that can be converted into a laptop. For the road warriors out there, it packs in an LTE modem, which allows you to connect to AT&T wireless cell signals when on the go. Paired with the 10-hours of battery life, you have a capable Windows machine that’s easy to carry. It includes 1-year of Office 365 Personal with purchase.

Want the best deal on the Surface 3 with LTE? Grab it direct from AT&T. You’ll get a $100 discount with a 2-year commitment, or if you bundle it with a smartphone on an AT&T Next plan, you get a $200 discount, bringing the price down to $399.99!

You can pick up the Surface 3 with AT&T LTE now!

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Unboxing Live 160: Google Motorola Nexus 6

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We open up the Google Motorola Nexus 6 Android smartphone in this episode. Running Android Lollipop, the Nexus 6 sports a brilliant 6" screen and dual front-facing stereo speakers, and a 3220mAh battery with turbo charging. You can pick up the Nexus 6 and use it with multiple carriers - this one is from AT&T.

You can pick up the Motorola Nexus 6 now.

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Good deal: AT&T selling Mophie Juice Packs for $10 off

Mophie Juice Pack iPhone 6 sale

If you're finding that the battery in your iPhone isn't quite lasting for as long as you'd like it to, then it would be a good idea to consider picking up a battery case. We've always been fans of Mophie battery cases here at Gear Live, and if you're in the market for one, you might want to stop by your local AT&T retail location. Between now and May 28th, AT&T is offering a $10 discount on all Mophie battery cases, which results in your getting a top-notch external battery at a rare discount. Remember, this is in retail stores, so you'll wanna use the AT&T store finder to find the most convenient location near you.


Unboxing Live 156: Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is a crazy large phablet-style smartphone, sporting a full 6-inch high definition 720p display. On the back you have an 8-megapixel camera with a bunch of built-in photo editing tools, along with a private mode, easy mode, and even a single-handed use mode.

We bring you the full rundown of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Android smartphone from AT&T in this episode.

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Unboxing Live 149: LG G3

The LG G3 has been my favorite Android smartphone for a few months now. In this episode, I open up a new AT&T LG G3, giving you a look at what's in the box of this comfortable smartphone with 5.5-inch quad HD display with 13-megapixel laser autofocus camera. Check out the video for the full scoop!

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The 2014 Gear Live Holiday Bash, in pictures!

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VellVett performing at the 2014 Gear Live Holiday Bash

A few weeks ago, Gear Live threw down and kicked off the holiday season with the 2014 Gear Live Holiday Bash, and now we've got the pictures to prove it. At the event, I presented my picks for the best holiday gadgets, along with help from my friends Jess Estrada (of FreshJess), GeekWire, Drew Morrison, and New Tech Seattle. We had Seattle's VellVett perform, as well as "Kid Sensation" Xola Malik. Blitz, the mascot for the current Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, made an appearance as well. It was a great night full of food, music, and gadgets giveaways.

We've got to give a warm shout-out to the sponsors who helped make the 2014 Gear Live Holiday Bash possible, and sending the attendees home with awesome gifts: Monster, AT&T Seattle, and Rhapsody.

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Gallery: The 2014 Gear Live Holiday Bash, in pictures!


How to use AT&T Next and Verizon Edge to your advantage

iPhone 6

We've received a few emails over the last few days from readers asking about switching to AT&T Next so that they can get the new iPhone 6 on Friday for no money down. AT&T has been notifying some customers who are mid-contract that they can switch to a Next plan at no charge, doing away with contracts going forward. Of course, there are those who are still under AT&T's grandfathered "unlimited" data plan, but others simply want to know if programs like AT&T Next and Verizon Edge are worth it, or if they're rip-offs. The thing is, early upgrade plans like Next and Edge basically allow you to divorce the act of owning and paying for a phone, from paying for cellular service. If you play your cards right, you'll actually come out ahead financially, and you'll be able to upgrade to a new device whenever you want. Let's walk through a scenario of buying a phone with AT&T Next.

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All currently available mainstream plans feature two components: a data charge, and a line charge. We will ignore the data charge aspect from here on out, because it's the same regardless of what plan you choose.

AT&T Next offers you a lower monthly line charge ($15 less for data plans under 10GB, $25 less for 10GB and over) in exchange for them not giving you a large subsidy when you buy your phone. Next plans never involve a contract, and you can get out of them at any time, penalty free, by paying off the balance you owe on your phone.

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The iPhone 5c is now free with two-year contract

iphone 5c free

Apple announced two new iPhones today--the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus--but that wasn't all the iPhone news coming out of the We Wish We Could Say More event. Aside from cutting the price of the iPhone 5s in half, Apple has also dropped the price of the iPhone 5c. You'll now be able to pick up the unapologetically plastic smartphone absolutely free with a two-year contract.

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