AT&T’s current no-contract offerings are pretty weak, so we were excited to hear that the company could be launching a new prepaid brand this summer. FierceWireless reports that AT&T will begin testing a new prepaid brand called “All In One” this month in Florida and Texas, and if things go well it could ... Read More »
Today MetroPCS shareholders approved the merger with T-Mobile USA, after Deutsche Telekom had sweetened their offer last week. The proposed deal gives Deutsche Telekom a 74 percent stake in the merged entity and MetroPCS shareholders a $1.5 billion cash payment. Once the transaction is complete, T-Mobile will gain 9 million subscribers, boosting their total customer base ... Read More »
Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam recently said it would be “pretty easy” to eliminate wireless contracts if consumers started asking for it, so a Verizon customer and blogger from Wichita, Kansas, started a Change.org petition to get the ball rolling. In his petition, Mike Beauchamp says that “this has the potential to change the entire wireless industry” and he ... Read More »
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Last month T-Mobile un-leashed their no-contract Simple Choice plans, which separated the mobile device costs from the service plan. This is a relatively new concept for the Big 4 US carriers, but Virgin Mobile recently reminded us that they have offered similar no-contract plans for Android devices since 2011.
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Last year I briefly switched to TracFone’s Straight Talk SIM when I cancelled my Verizon contract, but I eventually left the service because of their undefined data policy. Straight Talk SIM offers a no-contract plan for $45 which includes unlimited talk, text, and data, but we all know that “unlimited” is never really ... Read More »
Today T-Mobile announced several bold moves in an attempt to become America’s “Un-carrier.” As expected, they are ending contracts and device subsidies, offering simple unlimited plans, rolling out their new 4G LTE network, and offering the iPhone 5.
“These bold moves serve notice that T-Mobile is canceling its membership in the out-of-touch wireless ... Read More »
Today at the Game Developers Conference, PlayPhone announced that Verizon would begin pre-loading a Games Portal app that is powered by their social mobile gaming platform. Details are limited, but it sounds likely that Verizon will pre-load the Games Portal on most Android devices starting in Q2 2013.
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Almost one year ago, in May of 2012, it was revealed that T-Mobile and MetroPCS were in talks to form a merger, shortly after a merger between T-Mobile and AT&T fell through. It took roughly five months for both companies to sign off on the deal, and since October, we’ve been waiting to hear if ... Read More »
T-Mobile is quickly becoming the number one network in the US for unlocked Android phones. They already offer the fastest 4G HSPA+ 42 Mbps network, and they continue to refarm their spectrum to add service on the 1900 MHz band. Today they announced that 14 new metro areas have been upgraded to offer 4G HSPA+ on ... Read More »
This summer T-Mobile announced a $4 billion network evolution plan as they prepared to transform their network to offer nationwide LTE service in 2013. One major part of this plan included the launch of 4G HSPA+ service on the 1900 MHz band. This was a significant move because the 1900 MHz band is the ... Read More »