T-Mobile announced today that it has extended its summer offer, giving customers free high-speed roaming and calling in South America and Europe. Starting October 1, T-Mobile customers will be able to take advantage of this offer until the end of 2016.
Verizon announced today that they are brining their HD Voice service and capabilities to prepaid customers who have smartphones that support the service. The new HD Voice capability will be turned on for prepaid customers starting this Sunday, September 25th. Read more
As business cycles go, it seems we are coming around for our second lap with wireless carriers offering unlimited data in an effort to entice customers to choose their service. During an investor conference on Thursday, Verizon’s chief financial officer Fran Shammo confirmed that in typical fashion for the company, Verizon would not jump on the bandwagon and offer their own unlimited plans. Read more
Later this year, the HTC Bolt will launch exclusively on Sprint’s network.
We have an image of the device that we’re sharing with you today.
The wheels have been in motion for a while now and according to Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, the company is moving forward with the launch of its own wireless service offering starting in 2017. According to Roberts, the company will capitalize on an existing network of 15 million wi-fi hotspots as well as an existing MVNO agreement with Verizon to access their network. Read more
On Thursday, Cricket Wireless announced a new plan that is cheaper than anything the prepaid carrier has offered until now.
You’ve probably seen Verizon’s latest commercials for their LTE Advanced network improvements lately, which is essentially just 2 channel aggregation for faster speeds and more bandwidth. If you really keep up with network technology, you probably also know that T-Mobile has offered that for several years and even offers 3 channel aggregation in some areas. Read more
Earlier today we reported that Samsung has indeed started a recall of the Galaxy Note 7 due to problems with batteries exploding or catching on fire. Samsung is still developing a plan for how to replace units previously purchased and they have halted shipments of the device and they are getting retailers to pull stock from shelves. Getting a jump on Samsung’s actions, T-Mobile took a step on its own to suspend sales of the Galaxy Note 7. Read more
T-Mobile announced the addition of some new partners for their T-Mobile Tuesdays promotion. The new companies joining in include Buffalo Wild Wings, PetSmart, Subway, and Shell. They will be joining existing brands like Wendy’s, StubHub, Fandango, VUDU and Lyft as partners with T-Mobile for the program. First out of the gate for the new partners will be Subway starting on September 6th when T-Mobile customers will be able to snag a free 6-inch oven-roasted chicken sub to go with a free Lyft ride and a VUDU movie rental. T-Mobile Tuesdays also include some contests and next week’s features the opportunity for a lucky winner to get free Subway sandwiches for a year. Read more
Verizon today launched its LTE Advanced Network, commonly referred to as LTE-A. The improved network went live in 461 cities, and is advertised as providing up to 50% faster peak speeds.