Update (3/22/16 @ 11:10PM ET): Google, too, announced it has enabled free calling to Belgium (and Turkey) using Hangouts.
Update (3/21/16): Today, AT&T began accepting pre-orders for the LG G5 while also doing the same for the LG Watch Urbane 2 LTE.
Verizon and Ricky Gervais formed a new partnership to produce two new ads that show how superior Verizon is compared to other carriers, especially Sprint.
In September, Nextbit really surprised everyone by announcing that, yes, a CDMA model of the Robin would be made for use on Verizon and Sprint’s networks. The company, despite only just coming onto the scene as a small player in the mobile industry, believed it could serve a segment often overlooked because of their carriers’ inferior technology. While the Robin began shipping to Kickstarter backers on February 16, problems were ahead for the CDMA model. Nextbit was forced to delay the CDMA model of the Robin because of “a number” of uncontrollable factors. And now there’s even worse news than a delay.
Nextbit CEO Tim Moss announced today Verizon and Sprint customers will not get to enjoy the Robin for themselves. The phone’s CDMA model has been canceled.
The official release date for the two phones is March 11, but these three carriers see no harm in delivering Samsung’s flagship almost two weeks before that date. All carriers and retailers only started accepting pre-orders on February 23. That means really has gone to work in producing nearly two million units.
Sprint has teamed up with European wireless retailer Dixons Carphone to try and pierce the tough US market. The two companies will be working together to open 500 new Sprint-branded stores across the US, with both companies splitting costs 50/50. Dixons Carphone will be responsible for running those stores. Read more
Sprint’s stance on two-year contracts has been confusing for the last six months. It was back in August that the carrier was rumored to be doing away with two-year contracts, but it wasn’t until last month when Sprint officially (and quietly) ended offering them to customers.
Less than two months after dropping them, Sprint is once again offering two-year contracts.