An iconic character from the world of advertising has made the move from Verizon to Sprint. For years Paul Marcarelli was the “face” of Verizon after an advertising campaign from years ago in which he asked viewers, “can you hear me now?” To this day the line remains part of the cultural lexicon. Starting last night during the NBA Finals, Marcarelli is now appearing in advertising for Sprint, extolling the improvements made to their network and the savings they can provide to consumers. Read more
T-Mobile will kick off their Un-carrier 11 promotion on Monday, and it’s arguably the most unique one yet. Instead of free data or earlier upgrades or anything actually related to the network, T-Mobile will be rewarding customers with company shares. Yep, now we’ll have a carrier that offers stock options to paying customers. Read more
This weekend soccer fans in the U.S., including those traveling in from around the globe, will enjoy the start of the Copa América Centenario tournament. Capitalizing on this special event, Sprint has teamed up with Uber in a special promotion that will benefit the carrier’s customers who need to get to one of the event stadiums to catch a match. Sprint users who hitch a ride using Uber will get 50% off, up to $25, their Uber ride fee. Read more
AT&T announced today a new appreciation program called AT&T thanks designed to show their customers “how much they mean to us.” Customers with AT&T do not need to do anything to participate in the program. There are no sign-ups required, no fees or waiting periods. Perhaps not surprising given moves to acquire DirecTV and with more involvement in content, the new AT&T program is entertainment-centric. Read more
On Monday, T-Mobile will launch its next attack on the wireless industry with Un-carrier 11.
The tablet market might have slowed down a tad, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a space for a budget friendly tablet with a decent level of specifications. At least, that is what LG is hoping for with the launch of its G Pad III 8.0 in Canada and its home market, South Korea. Join us after the break for the rundown. Read more
Those on Verizon with Samsung’s 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, can finally treat themselves to Marshmallow.
T-Mobile is launching a new option starting on June 12th that targets travelers visiting the United States. The new T-Mobile Tourist Plan is a pre-paid plan that comes with data, text, and voice services good for three weeks that will set tourists back only $30. Read more
Three UK previously announced that they were going to work on implementing new technologies and tools on their network to try to exert some control over advertising hitting their customers’ devices. The carrier is now ready to test this new technology during an event to be held in mid-June. Three UK plans to contact customers to ask them to be part of this testing event. Read more