In a blog post, T-Mobile CEO John Legere issued a warning to customers “stealing data” from the carrier, calling out a fraction of users that are using workarounds to consume as much as 2TB (yep, terabytes) of cellular data a month. Legere mentioned that these users, who constitute a “fraction of a percent,” have been masking mobile tethering and hotspot usage, allowing them to use their cellular plan as a substitute for broadband:
Cricket Wireless on Friday announced it has enhanced the international calling and messaging plan for subscribers. Beginning in August, customers will be able to make unlimited calls and send SMS messages when traveling to Canada or Mexico. Cricket subscribers can currently make calls to those two countries, however this opens up the door for calling back home.
The new “roundtrip” feature will be offered for Smart ($ 50 per month) and Pro ($ 60 per month) plans at no additional cost. The feature [Read More…]
The no-contract carrier Cricket Wireless will offer customers on its $ 50 and $ 60 a month plans unlimited calls and text messages from Mexico and Canada to US starting in August. Cricket already offers those customers unlimited calls and text from the US to Canada and also from Mexico.
Sprint has kicked off a new marketing campaign with football superstar David Beckham, launching not only digs at competitors in the US, but also highlighting the network’s new “All-in” plans. The company hopes that the new plans will offer a simpler option for consumers, making it clear exactly how much the smartphone and accompanied plan will set them back.
Everyone loves free data right? Well T-Mobile has a little treat for those customers who are currently under their Unlimited Data plans. Normally, those who have the Unlimited Data plans have 5GB of data to tether your various devices. However, today, T-Mobile announced that users would gain an additional 2GB of tethering data per month.
This isn’t earth-shattering news, however, it’s definitely nice to see one of the carriers throwing some extra incentives at their customers. Gestures like this are [Read More…]
AT&T has received a $ 100 million fine from the FCC in regards to complaints that it was throttling data on unlimited plans.
The FCC says it has received thousands of complaints from customers who noticed lower data speeds on their grandfathered data plan, and as a result AT&T will have to pay a hefty sum. In the ruling, the FCC points out that “AT&T inhibited consumers’ ability to make informed choices about mobile broadband data [Read More…]
MetroPCS is expanding its World Calling plans to include unlimited texting and 20 free minutes to Cuba.
Falling in line behind Boost Mobile’s changes recently, the new addition will give MetroPCS customers who have the World Calling add-on on their plans new ways to connect with friends and family in Cuba. Unfortunately MetroPCS is only giving you a paltry 20 free minutes of calling to Cuba, but you do now get unlimited texting to phones in [Read More…]
In the market for a new prepaid wireless service provider? You might want to consider ROK Mobile which just officially became available to US residents today.
Riding on the backs of Sprint and T-Mobile’s network, the MVNO lets users bring their own unlocked GSM devices and Sprint phones. As for rate plans, well, there’s only one to worry about.
For $ 50 per month subscribers receive unlimited calling, messaging, and 5GB 4G LTE data. What’s more, you’ll also have access to [Read More…]
Ready for a huge deal? How about a great device and a year’s worth of service for less than some people pay for their monthly rate plan? If you’re looking to ditch your contract carrier, this package from FreedomPop is definitely worthy of your attention and may save you a significant deal of moolah, baby.
This bundle includes a brand-new HTC Desire PLUS a year of wireless service with no contract or commitment. You’ll get unlimited texting, unlimited talk, 500 MB of 4G [Read More…]
Google’s brand new Photos app is now available to download in Google Play and on the web, letting you back up all of your photos with at no cost.
Earlier today Google introduced their revamped photos service, which offers users unlimited storage at no cost. Of course there are some limits, like max of 1080P video and 16MP still images.