Boost Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid no-contract wireless provider, announced their entry into the Wi-Fi hotspot device market with the NetGear Fuse device. Able to support up to 10 devices at once, the NetGear Fuse is 4G capable. Boost Mobile is also introducing two data plan choices for users who are interested in this new option. Read more
“Beautifully simple, simply priced.” That’s the phrase that Republic Wireless is using to market the Motorola Moto E (2015) to its customers. The carrier started selling the entry-level device today at the very affordable price of $129. And, yes, this is for the 4G LTE model. Read more
Family plans can be very costly because carriers typically do not create any value for more lines. The trend right now is for carriers to offer a large pool of shared data so that overages are less likely to occur. This seems like a good idea until one or two people burn through the data and everyone else is left with little wiggle room. T-Mobile, which never serves customers with overages, is expanding upon its family plan by giving each line un-shared data. Actually, the carrier is giving each line a massive amount of un-shared data.
T-Mobile will give each line 10GB of data on its 4G LTE network; therefore, a family plan with four lines will cost only $120 per month. And the carrier’s new Mobile Without Borders expansion is included for each line as well.
Sprint is pushing out lots of updates today. Shortly after rolling out a software update to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the carrier has just pushed out yet another update. This time it’s Android 5.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Sprint is trying to be consistent with their updates, this one being released exactly three months after Lollipop arrived for the device. That’s always a good sign for a carrier.
As the FCC plans to vote on July 16th on rules for an incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum, former representative Henry Waxman, now working as a lobbyist for T-Mobile, has submitted a proposed compromise to FCC chair Tom Wheeler. Waxman says the proposal, Read more
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus drawing close, chances are good buyers interested in last year’s Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge can find a deal on those devices. Earlier this week Samsung started a promotion offering a rebate on the Galaxy Note 4. Now U.S. carrier AT&T has launched their own $200 discount on the devices. Read more
When the Android 5.0 Lollipop update came to Verizon’s variant of the LG G3 in late March it brought an enhanced experience with a plethora of new features and Material Design. Along with that came a lot of problems such as bugs, frequent battery drain and a loss in performance. Ever since then, Verizon’s G3 owners have been posting away in the carrier’s forums pleading for an update to fix these bugs. Now it’s July, and Verizon has finally pushed out an update to help resolve these issues and add some new useful tools.
The official Twitter account for Project Fi gave an update on the status of Android 5.1.1 for its Nexus 6. There, it was specified that owners of the Nexus 6 with Google’s wireless service can expect to see the software update arrive “over the next few days.”
Early Thursday morning T-Mobile announced second quarter customer addition numbers and they are very good. T-Mobile announced they have added 2.1 million total net customer additions which is a 41% increase year over year and the ninth consecutive quarter with over 1 million. In addition, the carrier had over 1 million branded postpaid net customer additions for this quarter. This makes the fourth consecutive quarter with over 1 million branded postpaid net customer additions. The company also had over 760,000 branded postpaid phone net customer additions which is up 31% since this time last year.
On July 15, T-Mobile customers will be able to travel throughout three countries in North America and not be slammed with any roaming fees. The carrier announced Mobile Without Borders as its next step for being aggressive in the wireless industry, providing coverage to customers in Mexico and Canada in addition to the United States at no extra charge. Customers located in the former two countries will be able to place calls, send/receive texts, and utilize T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network just as they would in the United States.