iPhone & Samsung Galaxy Happiest & BlackBerry Z10, Lumia 920 Perform Well

JDPowersmarpthoneApple and Samsung were the only smartphone brands to achieve overall satisfaction scores that are at or above the study average  according to the J.D. Power. Apple's iPhone and Samsung Galaxy series smartphones are neck and neck depending upon which carrier.

The J.D. Power Award Recipient is Apple's iPhone. Samsung came in second.Overall satisfaction with smartphone devices is highest among AT&T customers (843), followed by Sprint (835); T-Mobile (825); and Verizon Wireless (825) customers.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Release Dates & New Video

GalaxyNote3The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is coming out this week along with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Here are all the release dates starting tomorrow with T-Mobile along with the companion Samsung Galaxy Gear.

A commercial is airing on YouTube showing notifications on the Gear, maps and design features.  The marionettes are shown and edited on a a Galaxy Note 3 screen.

All devices are due out during the month of October:

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Grandfathered Unlimited Verizon Plan Holders Getting Subsidized $199 Phones For Now

Unlimited Data maintained on Verizon

Unlimited Data maintained on VerizonIt looks like grandfathered Verizon unlimited data plan holders prayers were answered ever so briefly over this weekend. Those who order a new smartphone online are not being pushed into to "Share Everything Plans" and are maintaining their unlimited data, for now.

Update 9/30/2013 10:21 am PDT:  It appears the glitch in the system was fixed sometime late last night.  I have contacted Verizon PR reps to find out what Verizon will officially do, if they will honor the sales or if they will offer a discount or some kind of credit to accounts.  I will post a response as soon as I receive one.

Update 9/30/2013 1:52pm PDT: Verizon will honor the sales, we've received official word from their PR department.

There is a glitch in the Verizon Wireless online ordering website that is allowing Verizon Wireless customers with unlimited data plans to keep their plans and buy a subsidized smartphone along with the a coupon code VERIZON30 that takes 30% of the price of $199 smartphone and lowers it $139.  There are reports of people getting subsidized Galaxy Note 3, LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy S 4 models at the discounted price.

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Verizon LTE Wireless Router for Wi-Fi, Ethernet with Voice Calling

VerizonbroadbandvoiceFor those who have given up their landlines and want wireless data at home, Verizon Wireless is offering Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router with voice and data that uses Verizon LTE data.

To use the router chose from: Voice-only ($20), Data-only ($20), or Voice and Data ($30), when added to a Share Everything Plan. You can chose among the three different plans at any time.

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