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Apple MVNO iPhone Roaming Charges

Did Apple just drop a hint about a major future iPhone feature?

October 2nd, 2015

More than one rumor has claimed in the past that Apple is preparing to launch its own mobile virtual network (MVNO) of the kind that Google is already toying with in the USA. Apple denied those reports, but there’s circumstantial evidence proving that company’s interest in this particular area. In fact, Apple’s senior vice-president Eddy …

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Apple denies rumor that it plans to become wireless carrier

August 4th, 2015

Yesterday, the Internet was aflutter with a tantalizing report claiming that Apple was actively exploring becoming an MVNO. In such a scenario, Apple would lease spectrum from established carriers and then sell it directly to consumers. In short, the report seemed to indicate that Apple was on a path towards becoming a wireless carrier, an …

Save Money On Cell Phone Service

Want to save money on your cell phone bill? Dump your carrier

December 4th, 2013

You don’t have to pay nearly as much as you’re likely paying now for cell phone service. Increasingly, cheaper cell phone plans are available through what are called “mobile virtual network operators,” or MVNOs. These MVNOs rent space from the major networks instead of building their own. MVNOs are increasingly popular; there are now more …

Republic Wireless ditches limits on its $19 unlimited plan

December 26th, 2011

Republic Wireless, a Sprint MVNO that launched in November, announced late last week that it is ditching its “fair use threshold” and is now offering a truly unlimited talk, text and data plan for $19 a month. When the carrier first made its debut, it advertised “unlimited data” but said it reserved the right to …

Republic Wireless launches with $19 unlimited plan

November 8th, 2011

Republic Wireless went live on Tuesday with its impossibly cheap $19 unlimited talk, text and data plan, presenting a service that could potentially save some users a tremendous amount of money each month. “Newsflash: anything a cell network can do, the Internet can do better and cheaper,” Republic Wireless touts on its website. “So we …

Google testing MVNO waters, preparing to battle carriers [updated]

September 23rd, 2011

Google may be preparing to take its mobile efforts to the next level as it tests a Google-branded MVNO in Spain. Unconfirmed reports accompanied by photos of a Google SIM card and a Nexus S running on a “Google_Es” network suggest that Google is toying with the idea of becoming a Mobile Virtual Network Operator, …

Helio Ocean 2: The Wait is Over

February 13th, 2009

At long last, the Helio Ocean 2 is now available online. Many will just chuckle and give this bubbly handset a pass (especially for those who gave up after waiting for so long), but for those few die-hard Helio fans left it’s better late than never. If you have been lusting after this device and …

Helio Ocean 2 has been spotted and will be released February 12!

January 30th, 2009

After one long year of waiting in agony, excitement, disappointment, despair and lastly hope, it looks like the Helio Ocean 2 has finally materialized and it appears to be a sure thing now. The packaging looks very similar to the first Ocean, though it is now just called Ocean 2 given the Virgin Mobile acquisition …

Back from the dead: Helio Ocean 2

January 17th, 2009

Helio fans have had enough torment for the last year. First, there were rumors that the company was going to go completely bankrupt. Then there were mixed feelings about the MVNO being acquired by another MVNO – Virgin Mobile. To top it all off, die-hard Ocean lovers kept getting their hopes and dreams shot down …