Although Verizon CFO Francis Shammo just recently indicated the carrier was not planning to chase after price-sensitive consumers in response to pressure from T-Mobile and Sprint, the company is still making moves to entice new subscribers with some special promotions. The company is bringing back a couple promotions for their More Everything shared data plans. Read more
It seems that everyone is busy announcing new mobile networks lately, what with Google unveiling its Project Fi network yesterday in the States, and now we have Carphone Warehouse (CPW) taking the covers of its iD mobile network in the UK. Just like Google, CPW has decided against the great cost of building its own mobile network infrastructure and has instead partnered with the Three Network. Read more
By now you’ve probably heard an awful lot about Google’s announcement about providing a new network called Project Fi. The network piggybacks off of Sprint’s and T-Mobile‘s networks and supports making calls and texts over a WiFi connection when an LTE signal isn’t detected. If you’re considering your options as to whether to ditch your current provider and join Project Fi, you might want to check the signal coverage map first to see if you’re covered.
There are existing two wireless networks that Google’s Project Fi operates on in addition to more than one million WiFi hotspots. They belong to Sprint and T-Mobile. So those two carriers are bound to receive their fair share of attention in the coming weeks and months as people in the United States explore what Google has to offer with Project Fi. John Legere, the CEO of T-Mobile, is really excited about Project Fi because of its ability to deliver a new, alternative approach. That is something that Legere feels the wireless industry lacks.
Today, Google announced that it would become a wireless carrier with the introduction of Project Fi. Rather than going through the very expensive and exhausting process of building a network, Google opted to utilize two existing networks. Project Fi takes advantage of service provided by T-Mobile and Sprint whenever a WiFi connection is not available. Project Fi also supports calls and texts over a WiFi connection in the absence of LTE service.
As wireless services, especially high-speed data service, increasingly become a commodity with the corresponding race to the bottom in terms of price, Verizon has largely avoided being sucked into the price wars. Despite the goading of T-Mobile’s John Legere and Sprint’s pricing moves, Verizon has resisted making wholesale changes to the way it does business. According to the latest financial report for Verizon, shared by Verizon CFO Francis Shammo today, the company lost 138,000 postpaid customers in the last quarter and they seem to be okay with that. Read more
Between last year’s One (M8) and this year’s One M9, we know an area that HTC has yet to master: the camera. However, the issues experienced with the One M9’s camera seem to be somewhat fixable through a software update. Right now, owners of the device operating through AT&T are receiving a software update that “camera improvements.” No further details were provided aside from the inclusion of thermal improvements and the usual bug fixes and improvements.
Let us know in the comments how you are handling the camera after this software update.
I don’t know about you, but it seems like one of the U.S. carriers is offering a new promotion every day. It’s impossible to keep up with all of them, and I guess you have to thank T-Mobile for starting this trend.
Republic Wireless dropped a doozy yesterday by announcing they will pay customers for their unused cellular data. Most carriers sell data per month in 1 GB increments or 500 MB for entry level programs, but nobody uses exactly the data they purchased. There is always some left on the table at the end of the month.
Here’s an interesting gadget for you to take a look at, the ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector that is offered on a 2-year contract by AT&T. Basically, it’s a projector-slash-hotspot running the Android operating system, giving it access to the Google Play Store and all its goodies. We have more details and a video after the break.
Walmart Family Mobile, which is powered by T-Mobile, just announced that customers will get double the data starting tomorrow. Even better news is that existing customers will enjoy the extra data too!!
The double data refers to the lower priced offering, which is $29.88 per month. That includes unlimited talk, text and data with up to 1 GB of 4G LTE data. That used to be 500 MB, so the data is now doubled.