Tag Archive: Buyers


FreedomPop Buyer’s Guide

While they each seem like a necessary evil, the big guns of mobile have gotten increasingly greedier and more expensive at every turn. The plans from the likes of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint sometimes cost more than some average households are willing to cough up each month.

Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) may offer a solution. For those that don’t know, MVNOs lease the same towers from the aforementioned carriers to allow customers to connect at a discounted rate while  [Read More…]

Metro Buyer’s Guide

It might surprise some of you to know that companies like Boost Mobile and Cricket Wireless operate on the Sprint and AT&T networks, respectively. These network operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service.

Let’s take a look at another, similar situation. Metro, formerly known as MetroPCS, is a prepaid brand that uses T-Mobile’s network for coverage.

About Metro and its network

Founded in 1994, the carrier ultimately  [Read More…]

Net10 Wireless Buyer’s Guide

Most wireless customers are familiar with the big-name brands in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Far fewer buyers are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO).

Companies like Metro, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless don’t own their own networks but license them for usage. Although coverage is essentially the same as the tier-one providers, they’ll have their own phones, rate plans, and customer service. Net10 Wireless is one such MVNO worth closer inspection.

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US Mobile Buyer’s Guide

Most consumers are familiar with the big-name wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T, but not nearly as many are as well-versed when it comes Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) like Consumer Cellular or FreedomPop.

These MNVO brand operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service.

Let’s take a look at one in particular: US Mobile

About

US Mobile is a small MVNO that utilizes T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network  [Read More…]

Consumer Cellular Buyer’s Guide

Most consumers are familiar with the big-name wireless carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Not nearly as many, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs).

It might surprise you to know that companies such as MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless operate on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T networks, respectively. These network operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and  [Read More…]

Cricket Wireless Buyer’s Guide: Coverage, rate plans, phones, deals, and more

A growing number of US consumers are becoming familiar with Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) like Metro, Boost Mobile, and Straight Talk. They operate using the towers and infrastructure from the big players but have their own rates, customer service, and phone selection.

Let’s take a look at one of them in particular: Cricket Wireless

About

Cricket Wireless (Cricket) initially launched in 1999 and is a US-based prepaid wireless service provider; it’s a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T. It offers  [Read More…]

Boost Mobile Buyer’s Guide: Coverage, rate plans, phones, deals, and more

Just about everyone knows the names of the “Big Four” top-tier wireless service providers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. But, for every one of these major network operators there are a number of others in the space. These smaller, lesser known brands use the towers and infrastructure from the big names but with their own rates, customer service, and phone selection.

These prepaid Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) include the likes of Metro, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless. These brands license  [Read More…]

Simple Mobile Buyer’s Guide: Coverage, rate plans, phones, deals, and more

Picking out the right wireless carrier isn’t all that difficult. After all, there are just a few names to choose from in the US, right? Hardly. For every one of the service providers you can name, we bet there are two others you’re not familiar with.

The Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) space is a crowded one and there’s plenty to consider. While they each have their own rate plans, terms, and features, they rely on the network infrastructure built  [Read More…]

Tello Buyer’s Guide: Coverage, rate plans, phones, deals, and more

Just about anyone you’d ask is familiar with the top-tier wireless service providers in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. What about lesser known, or newer brands?

Some companies, like Boost, Metro, and Cricket, do a great job of advertising on TV and media but there are others like Net10 who have a small presence in the space through retailers.

Let’s take a look at a relatively upstart carrier, Tello. This guide will serve to help you understand what the MVNO  [Read More…]

Walmart Family Mobile Buyer’s Guide

Most wireless customers are familiar with the big-name brands in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Relatively few buyers, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO).

Companies like Metro, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless license the towers and coverage from tier-one providers but offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service.

Walmart Family Mobile is one such MVNO and is certainly worth closer inspection. Yes, that Walmart.

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