Most prepaid phone services deal in minute allotments so that you're paying X number of dollars for X number of minutes. AT&T, however, is breaking that convention with a new prepaid calling option that offers unlimited nationwide calls for $3 a day. It'll be part of a new AT&T GoPhone plan without any roaming or long-distance fees and is yet another option for the "Pay as you go" model.
T-Mobile is being a bit cagey on the subject, but everyone else is saying that the carrier is expanding its $50-per-month unlimited voice plan. It will now be available on a nationwide basis for customers who have been with T-Mobile 22 months or longer.
Launched just two weeks ago, the plan originally was available to San Francisco customers only. T-Mobile has yet to make a formal statement acknowledging the expansion, and a carrier spokesman wouldn't confirm the move with RCR Wireless News, but two of the publication's reporters were able to sign up for the plan in different … Read more
Just in time for this troubled economy, Boost Mobile (one of the few MVNOs still standing) (a subsidiary of Sprint Nextel), has announced a new unlimited monthly plan.
It costs a flat rate of $50 a month, and it includes unlimited daytime, evening, and weekend calls; unlimited texts; unlimited wireless Web; and unlimited use of Boost Mobile's walkie-talkie network. If you're into Boost Mobile's products, this sounds like a pretty sweet deal.
Last week I told you that Sprint was limiting customers with "simply everything" to 5GB of data usage per month, plus 300MB per month of off-network data roaming. While quite a few readers have complained about the cap, it's only fair to acknowledge a couple of points. By anyone's measure 5GB is a lot of data, and it's doubtful that all but a very small handful of people would even even reach that limit. Yes, it's really the principal that matters here--unlimited should mean just that--but Sprint is not the only carrier to limit … Read more
When is unlimited not unlimited? Apparently when it comes from Sprint. Though the carrier has been very active about touting its new "simply everything" plan, which includes unlimited mobile Internet and messaging, it plans to place a cap on monthly data usage next month. Sprint will limit its simply everything customers to 5GB of data usage per month, plus 300MB per month for off-network data roaming.
So, I guess this makes it Two Operating Systems Per Child.
The One Laptop Per Child project and Microsoft announced Thursday that indeed the XO laptop will be available in both Linux and Windows varieties. The companies plan to sell a Windows-powered XO in five or six countries starting next month, with a broader release in August or September.
"We view it as a major opportunity for OLPC to expand and expand in a couple of ways," OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte told CNET News.com in an interview Thursday. "One is to have a broader acceptance in … Read more
I've always wondered why European telcos were so stingy with their data plans, offering set data limits for a monthly fee when the U.S. carriers--so backwards in other ways--offered unlimited usage.
Well, Vodafone has finally taken off the blinders and is offering unlimited data to all of its customers ... for free, when it used to charge $15 per month.
The fine print is that "unlimited" means 500MB. (While in London recently I burned through 10MB per day, so 500MB may well effectively mean unlimited use.)
As in open source, the opportunity of the mobile web lies … Read more
Wireless operators hope all-you-can-eat pricing will prove appetizing to consumers still using their landlines.
The new pricing model could also help them in the protracted battle for customers with the cable industry.
Two weeks ago, Verizon Wireless was the first major U.S. wireless operator to announce a $99.99 unlimited voice plan. Within days, AT&T and T-Mobile followed with their own plans. And last week, Sprint Nextel announced its plan, which also includes unlimited data and a slew of premium wireless services.
These new plans naturally appeal to today's heaviest cell phone users. Road warriors who … Read more
Sprint Nextel upped the ante in the $99.99 all-you-can-eat rate plan battle Thursday by introducing a service that includes unlimited voice as well as unlimited data and slew of premium services.
Called "Simply Everything," the plan will give customers unlimited voice as well as unlimited data, text, e-mail, Web-surfing, Sprint TV, Sprint Music, GPS Navigation, and push-to-talk service for $99.99 a month. The company made the announcement during its fourth-quarter earnings call, in which the company also announced heavy financial and customer losses.
The new pricing plan is available to existing and new customers on both … Read more
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