Not to be outdone by T-Mobile's big cellular pricing shake-up, Sprint just made its rumored Unlimited phone plans official. Essentially customers can now purchase all-you-can eat voice and text for one phone line starting at $50 per month. Prices decrease though as you add additional lines, but of course there's a catch. … Read more
Boost Mobile announced on Thursday that the Samsung Galaxy Prevail II is now available through the no-contract carrier.
The entry-level smartphone runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and features a 4-inch WVGA display and 1.4GHz processor. Additionally, the Galaxy Prevail II offers a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 1750 mAh battery. Also present are the standard fare of Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth (4.0), and microSD expansion (up to 64GB) slot.
The Samsung Galaxy Prevail II is offered with Boost Mobile's $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan. Customers who pay their bill on time are … Read more
T-Mobile CEO John Legere hopes his competition starts chanting one of his oft-used catchphrases: "Oh s***."
Legere turned up the heat on his campaign against what he deemed the industry status quo, this time targeting the requirement to wait two years before upgrading to a new smartphone. Through the new Jump program, customers can upgrade their phones as frequently as twice a year.
"We're going to redefine a stupid, broken, and arrogant industry," he said during the company's press conference on Wednesday.
It's the latest move from a company that is attempting to … Read more
A document leaked to PhoneArena claims to detail upcoming mobile plans for Sprint customers. The file, which looks to be an ad image, lays out a number of different talk, text, and data plans known as Unlimited, My Way, and My All-In.
For one line, unlimited talk and text starts out at $50. The more lines a customer tacks on, however, the less it will cost to add. For example, adding just a second line will cost $40 more on top of the $50, whereas a third line will cost only an additional $30. Adding four or more lines will … Read more
T-Mobile could introduce an aggressive new phone-buying model on Wednesday that would let its no-contract customers upgrade to a new handset at subsidized pricing anytime they want, according to reports.
The upgrade program, which could be called Jump, would make it easier for people to pay a lower upgrade fee when replacing their current phones, rather than paying the full, retail price to switch.
CNET first learned of this concept in March, where CEO John Legere said it was still an idea that the carrier was tossing around.Catch our live coverage of T-Mobile's 'Boldest' news, Wednesday at 11 a.m. PT … Read more
Unifying Europe's telecommunications market could mean an annual economic boost of 110 billion euros, or $141 billion, a top European Commission official says.
Neelie Kroes, the EC vice president responsible for the region's digital agenda, has been pushing for a unified European telecom market for weeks, arguing that Europe's patchwork regulations, varying spectrum, and cross-border costs for customers make the region uncompetitive. She added the economic-boost argument in a speech Tuesday at a European Parliament meeting.
"In an economy relying on information and communication, we cannot sit by while the telecoms sector becomes too weak to … Read more
AT&T added another date to the tech calendar today by teasing a big announcement scheduled for next week.
Details in the e-mailed announcement are slim -- we don't whether it will host an event or just send a press release -- but the carrier urges us to "Get ready for what's next in wireless" on next Tuesday, July 16.
Honestly, that could be just about anything, from a new phone to a new type of service plan, but a string of quotes at the bottom of the message offer a clue as to what … Read more
Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint are currently in the process of pushing out a rather large update to the flagship smartphone. While none of these carriers has made a formal announcement, each report mentions the same basic features.
Key among the changes packaged in the 357MB file is the ability to move apps from the handset to an external microSD card. Commonly known as "apps to SD," this capability frees up the smartphone's internal … Read more
With its robust 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, a massive 5-inch HD AMOLED screen (1,920x1,080 pixels), and a boatload of software features, no doubt many MetroPCS customers have been craving the hot little handset. Indeed the gadget has already landed on all four of the major U.S. cellular carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon) as well as regional providers such as U.S. Cellular.
Be advised, though: MetroPCS will … Read more
AT&T flipped a few more LTE switches on Tuesday, flowing its fastest 4G data speeds to 35 more cities, for a total of 326 LTE-equipped markets (see below).
The carrier anticipates blanketing 90 percent of its 300-million-person coverage goal by the end of 2013, and the full 300 million people by 2014's close.
Additionally, AT&T has expanded its eco ratings to select prepaid Go Phones and accessories, the company also announced today.
AT&T's newest LTE markets:Pine Bluff, Ark. Searcy, Ark. Chico-Oroville, Calif. Grand Junction, Colo. Silverthorne, Colo. Homosassa Springs, Fla. Palatka, … Read more