Even if you're on a tight budget, you should skip Alcatel's One Touch Fierce in favor of a better prepaid phone.
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The Simply Prepaid plan puts T-Mobile in direct competition with its own prepaid arm, MetroPCS, which may actually still provide a better value for some.
After surpassing Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T for prepaid customers, T-Mobile CEO John Legere says, "I predict we'll overtake Sprint in total customers by the end of this year."
The prepaid carrier gives customers unlimited access to high-speed data, but with a few caveats.
The carrier's "Smartphone Equality" initiative is meant to reward customers who pay their bills on time with deals ordinarily available only to those with solid credit.
Both carriers have similar programs that allow customers to carry unused data from one month to the next, but it's not as simple as it sounds. This is how these rollover data plans really work.
The Nokia X2 offers basic communication options, plus a couple of extras, in an agreeable design. What's more, it delivers a full keyboard at an affordable price.
The executive applauds Sprint's comeback efforts, but says its customers are mostly coming from AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
The carrier managed to pull in even more customers than Wall Street anticipated -- despite high expectations -- but losses also widened.
If you went the prepaid route and ordered T-Mobile's no-contract iPhone 6, you may have no idea what to do once it arrives.