MetroPCS kicks off new promotion aimed at existing Sprint customers

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MetroPCS, a subsidiary of T-Mobile, has announced another promotion geared at snagging Sprint customers, which is set begin at 9:00 AM on Thursday, January 21. As part of this new deal, current subscribers of Sprint’s Family Share Pack will be given a discount on their monthly bill and a free phone, up to the value of $50, when they switch their line over to MetroPCS and sign up to one of its affordable prepaid tariffs.

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Vodafone announces the 8-inch Tab speed 6 with 4G connectivity for just £125

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One of the great things about using a 4G equipped tablet is the sense of freedom it gives you when you are out and about; being able to browse or stream content without using up your smartphone’s data allowance while tethering. In the past, buying a tablet equipped with a SIM slot meant having to pay a premium for the privilege, but these days there are cheaper options, one of which is the Vodafone‘s Tab speed 6 tablet (4G) that was announced earlier today.  Read more

Verizon launches its own sponsored data service called FreeBee

verizon new logoVerizon is joining all of the other carriers that are trying to test the boundaries of net neutrality with their own new free data program, called FreeBee. It’s more similar to AT&T’s Sponsored Data and less similar to T-Mobile’s chaotic Binge On, but still gives companies a way to drive traffic to their sites and apps without it dinging a customer’s data allotment.  Read more

Sprint to cut costs by $1 billion with new towers, severing ties with Verizon, AT&T

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As part of a network overhaul dubbed “Next Generation Network” by Sprint insiders, the company hopes to also overhaul its business in an effort to end six years of financial losses. Reports from sources familiar with the effort indicate Sprint hopes to save $1 billion per year through a combination of moves directly tied to the performance of the network. These moves include the relocation of radio antennas to new towers and cutting ties to the AT&T and Verizon “backhaul.” Read more