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MetroPCS flicks LTE-switch on in Tampa

April 1st, 2011

The nation’s fifth largest wireless provider — MetroPCS — announced the addition of Tampa, Florida to its LTE portfolio. “As we have built-out our 4G LTE service across the nation, we continue to be dedicated to making our customers’ lives easier by providing them with feature-rich smartphones that let them do more on our network,” said …

T-Mobile to eliminate FlexPay plans

February 28th, 2011

We don’t have too much information to share on this one, but here’s the meat of it: T-Mobile USA is going to be getting rid of its FlexPay plans. Our tipster said that T-Mobile should soon announce, or at least communicate internally what, if anything, will replace the FlexPay option for customers. Thanks, justfinethankyou!

Apple COO hints at cheaper iPhone, better prepaid plans

February 28th, 2011

In a note to investors on Monday, Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi said that Apple is looking to expand its smartphone market share by addressing the cost of its handsets. Apple doesn’t want its products to be “just for the rich,” Apple COO Tim Cook reportedly told Sacconaghi in a meeting, a possible indication that …

U.S. Cellular debuts three new prepaid calling plans with unlimited texting

December 4th, 2010

Regional wireless provider U.S. Cellular has announced three new prepaid calling plans just in time for the holiday buying season. The new plans, which all include unlimited text messaging, will offer 200, 400, or 1000 talk minutes and retail for $29, $39, and $49 respectively; the 400 minute plan will also include 5GB of monthly data …

Verizon to offer LTE data plans contract-free for same monthly rate

December 2nd, 2010

Here’s a bit of good news for those folks who want to take advantage of Verizon’s new LTE data service but are a little leery of two-year contracts. Verizon has confirmed to BGR that the 5GB and 10GB LTE plans announced yesterday, which retail for $50 and $80 respectively, will be available on a month-to-month basis for …

Virgin Mobile adds $20, 1GB data plan to prepaid repertoire; Walmart exclusive

November 18th, 2010

Today, Virgin Mobile USA quietly added a 1GB prepaid data-plan to its Broadband2Go offerings; the plan will retail for $20 per month. The 1GB plan, which will be a Walmart exclusive, fills the gap between the company’s $10, 100MB and $40, unlimited monthly data options. Here is an official statement from a Virgin Mobile representative: Today Virgin Mobile launched …

T-Mobile Comet launches November 3rd for $9.99 on contract

November 1st, 2010

T-Mobile announced Monday that it will release the T-Mobile Comet on November 3rd. Manufactured by Huawei, the T-Mobile Comet will be the least expensive Android phone in T-Mobile’s lineup when it launches later this week. The Comet will be available for just $9.99 with a 2-year postpaid contract, or “less than $200” off contract. As …

Boost Mobile launches 'Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage' plans

October 14th, 2010

Typically, the word “shrinkage” isn’t a good thing, however… if you’re a wireless provider it could actually be a selling point. Today, Sprint announced a new program known as “Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage” for its Boost Mobile prepaid customers. As Boost’s website explains: Boost will lower your monthly payment by $5 for every 6 on-time …

T-Mobile announces new prepaid voice and data plans

October 13th, 2010

About one-week ago, information on T-Mobile’s prepaid phone and data plans leaked… and the information was dead on. Today, T-Mobile officially announced the new prepaid monthly plans that will be available on October 18. The plans looks like this: Prepaid Monthly Phone Data Plans $70/month Unlimited Talk and Text with 2 GB of Data $50/month …