Verizon is no stranger to loading up the Android phones it sells with packs of pre-installed apps (“bloatware”) and a recent report is indicating that even more apps may join your homescreen in a form of sponsored content. Join us after the break for all the details. Read more
T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 12 slyly went live without anyone being prepared for what the carrier would do next to shake up the wireless industry. It actually turned out being very surprising, and not just because no one knew it was coming. Everyone is stunned because T-Mobile is going to embark on a journey that strips customers of choice, which is totally unexpected from the Un-carrier.
On Thursday morning, T-Mobile announced T-Mobile One as its all-in-one plan for the future.
Hit the break for details on Un-carrier 12 and T-Mobile One.
Remember a couple years back when Sprint was theoretically interested in buying T-Mobile before the FCC quietly rejected the idea? Well, just because you get rejected the first time doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try, try, and try again, according to Sprint. Read more
AT&T will no longer charge overage fees for customers on its revised plans when they go live later this month.
With Sprint posting a big quarterly loss last month despite beating revenue estimates, it should come as no surprise that the carrier that just can’t quite get out of that lowly fourth spot is looking to shake things up, according to a leaked memo. In a move that brings more than a little feeling of deja vu, Sprint is purportedly doing away with two-year contracts just a few months after bringing them back. Read more
FreedomPop has launched a brand new SIM card for US customers that includes zero-rated WhatsApp access. Long story short, that means this SIM will allow you to use WhatsApp without incurring any data charges. This isn’t a first for WhatsApp, but is is the first time that it’s been offered in the US. Read more
The Note 7 technically isn’t officially available for a few more days, but you know that doesn’t always stop carriers from jumping the gun a little bit early. This time around it looks like it’s Verizon and T-Mobile that have started shipping Samsung’s latest and greatest to early buyers, which is good news if you’re itching to get your hands on one. We’ve heard that the Note 7 is doing really well with preorders, so this news should make many people very happy. Read more
Through Alcatel, MetroPCS is getting an exclusive budget phone to offer to its customers.
It’s beginning to look like the HTC 10 is gone for good on T-Mobile. The device disappeared last month, but reappeared on the carrier days after. Now, the HTC 10 has been removed from the site yet again, but this time, a T-Mobile representative is saying it’s gone for good.
On Thursday, Republic Wireless announced a new Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) program that welcomes outsiders to its service without having to purchase an in-house device. It’s just not an all-inclusive program, however, because you can’t simply take any phone and pair it with the carrier’s SIM cards for immediate use. Republic Wireless is starting this program with a small number of accepted devices.