Sprint has a bad PR storm brewing on its horizon thanks to its latest decision to cut off access to broadband internet that more than 300,000 people rely on. The details are a little more nuanced than that, but it’s still a really, really bad look for the carrier.
Just yesterday we received confirmation that AT&T was working on a similar service offering users the ability to use his/her phone number across all of their devices. T-Mobile seems to have the same idea in mind and is also working on a solution.
AT&T announces NumberSync, this will allow you to have one phone number across multiple devices. For example, you will be able to make calls and send text from your tablet or smartwatch all using the same phone number.
Everyone’s (not Sprint’s) favourite, outspoken CEO, John Legere, has announced the return of T-Mobile’s popular 10Gigs4All promotion for a limited time. We have the details of the offer after the break.
Some bad news for UK consumers today as Sainsbury’s announced the closure of its Mobile network, saying that the service shut down on January 15th next year in a statement posted on its website. Mobile by Sainsbury’s operates as an MVNO, piggybacking off the Vodafone network, and it’s thought that negotiations between the supermarket chain and Vodafone broke down for some reason, leading to the announcement. It has previously been rumoured that Vodafone intends on exiting the MVNO market altogether.
Businesses like to say that they are actively listening to customers. At AT&T, CEO Randall Stephenson apparently bucks the trend. The carrier’s leader doesn’t want to hear from customers, plain and simple. If you do contact him directly with an email, you better be ready for a lawyer representing AT&T to contact you. That’s exactly what happened to Alfred Valerie, an AT&T customer that sent Stephenson suggestions on how to improve customer satisfaction. Notice the message, found after the break, included suggestions and not criticisms.
Today, Sprint used its official blog to announce that it will launch its ultra-fast 4G LTE service in 279 additional subway stations in New York City. According to operator, the rollout is set to be completed by the end of 2017 at the very latest, but some users should have an active connection by the end of this year.
Earlier today, Sprint announced that it has now expanded its Direct 2 You coverage to an additional seven markets in the United States, which are as follows: Charlotte, N.C., Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City.
Republic Wireless, the carrier that prides itself on switching between cellular and WiFi networks, is ready to offer another Motorola device to customers at the end of October. The carrier will begin selling the Moto G (2015) on October 27 in two color options and storage sizes. This is in addition to Republic Wireless already offering the Moto E (2015) and Moto X (2014).
By the end of the year, AT&T would like to cover 40 million people in Mexico with its 4G LTE network. Customers of Iusacell and Nextel Mexico in six cities throughout the country have access starting today.
We’ve been hearing plenty of rumors about Motorola and Verizon’s flagship DROID phone for the 2015 holiday season, and some new details have surfaced that clarify just about everything you’ll need to know about the phone.
Rival carriers AT&T and T-Mobile in a new deal have agreed to swap PCS and AWS-1 spectrum licenses throughout the United States, according to a couple of new FCC filings. These licenses will be swapped in identical amounts, so the total spectrum both carriers are holding will remain unchanged.