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Sprint Q3 results still reflect hard times for number three provider

October 29th, 2009

Sprint seems to keep bleeding, keep, keep, bleeding subscribers. After losing 801,000 post-paid subscribers, which is slightly better than the 870,000 that analysts expected, Sprint might need to really change its game to do more than just stay afloat. Consequently, Sprint’s losses for the quarter are a whopping $478 million compared to $326 million YoY. …

AT&T GoPhone gets unlimited talk and messaging for $60 on October 12

October 11th, 2009

If you’re on a budget and don’t use much data, or any data at all, AT&T has a pretty killer deal lined up for GoPhone customers. Only announced a couple days ago, the new plan features unlimited talk and messaging (SMS, picture and video) for just $60 a month. Not too shabby, right? Considering the …

Page Plus intros Unlimited Talk n Text plan, $39.95

August 7th, 2009

If you haven’t yet heard of scrappy wireless carrier Page Plus, it might be time to check it out. Specializing in prepaid, Page Plus is known in many regions for its competitive rates and respectable coverage (as long as you don’t live in the middle of the country or the Northwest). On top of its …

Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go is a go

June 10th, 2009

Just one day after we scooped fresh product shots of Virgin Mobile USA’s first mobile broadband device, the Novatel Wireless MC760, the company has announced the availability of its contract-free Broadband2Go service. Touted as a 3G nationwide wireless Internet service, the MVNO’s new offering is sure to pique the interest of infrequent travelers and light …

Samsung's 20-key T349 is T-Mobile bound; launches May 20th

April 26th, 2009

We’ve just received this little nugget from one of our ninjas about an upcoming handset for T-Mobile, the Samsung T349. While the device itself is nothing too fancy, it is nonetheless a pretty interesting device in that T-Mobile has describes it internally as a “20-key messaging phone.” Despite the blurriness of the image above, we …

Verizon revamping prepaid pricing beginning February 11

February 10th, 2009

Verizon Wireless customers who opt for prepaid service as opposed to standard postpaid plans are in for a surprise tomorrow — or at least they were. One of our trusty ninjas just came through with a slide deck detailing a revamped prepaid offering that will go into effect starting tomorrow, February 11. As with all …

Orange UK launching PAYG BlackBerry 8120

January 28th, 2009

We just got a tip that Orange UK would be the first carrier in Europe to launch a Pay As You Go BlackBerry device. Here’s the deal: it’s an exclusive-colored BlackBerry 8120 (Indigo, which is available on T-Mobile USA, might just be an UK exclusive) that will sell for £145. What about the monthly fee? …

Boost Mobile to offer $50 unlimited iDEN plan starting January 22nd

January 15th, 2009

Sprint’s Boost Mobile will launch a new “Monthly Unlimited” plan that includes unlimited minutes, unlimited text messaging, wireless Web and PTT services for $50 per month. The new low cost plan severely undercuts pretty much every competitive unlimited offering and is expected to snag consumers who are looking for a low cost alternative. Even though …

Motorola EM326g: old school, in a bad way

January 15th, 2009

To those of you hoping Motorola’s business strategy team would be planning a bombshell to start Moto’s post-layoff announcement press on a high note, it unfortunately looks as though that won’t be the case. It won’t be the sexy Moto Flash or Calgary – hell it won’t even be the sort-of-sexy Niagra. Instead, we’re looking …