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    It's tough being a smaller virtual network operator these days, especially when you see all the growth get sucked up, monopolized by T-Mobile's own MetroPCS. Well, beyond the first-party prepaid carriers, you can see that players like Simple Mobile and Republic Wireless are still trying. Take H2O Wireless for example, which runs off of AT&T's network. All of its plans play upon offerings for international texting and calling. Text is unlimited, period, while talk is free to 50 countries. If you're calling outside of that list, you have complimentary credits to use. The big compromise, ...

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    For the longest time, if you wanted the prestige of owning an iPhone, but couldn't afford the strikingly high cost to get your voice, text and data service with it, you could go to Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, or Cricket Wireless, just to name a few prepaid carriers. Sure, there was just a bit of upfront cost, but the plans were more tenable on your pocket. Well, it's 2016 and the fastest growing prepaid brand in the US has finally taken in the iPhone. T-Mobile has announced that its subsidiary MetroPCS will start selling four iPhone variants tomorrow at select Florida locations only. ...

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    As previously teased, T-Mobile prepaid brand MetroPCS is preparing to sell the LG Stylo 2 Plus, a brand name that changes about every time we get to mention it. It sounds like a slightly more decent mid-range phone to carry a little writing stick with in 2016, — though it will be carrying a 13-megapixel main camera and not a 16-megapixel one like foreign variants — but as the late Billy Mays would say, "WAIT! THERE'S MORE!" MetroPCS has officially opened up pre-registration for the phone up through June 26. If you do pre-register and then buy a LG Stylo 2 Plus on or before July 31 and ...

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    Tello might be the name of a walkie-talkie app, but it's now also the name of a Sprint virtual network operator. It is the latest prepaid carrier to offer custom buckets of talk time, texts and data to prospective users. One postpaid carrier, Ting, happens to be a competing Sprint MVNO. It's now being put at a heavy price disadvantage if users want more with Tello's introduction. One sore point is in the data offerings: Ting's price of $29 gets users up to 2GB before going into per-megabyte prorated charges while Tello offers 2GB of LTE data for $21 and up to 5GB of LTE data for $45. ...

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    Sprint lost more than a million prepaid subscribers last year. Despite an overall positive result in subscriber adds, the company needs all the help it can get against T-Mobile and especially MetroPCS — it's been absorbing pretty much all of the prepaid growth in the US market. So, Sprint has pulled back its own-brand presence. Sprint Prepaid phones have been pulled from Target while Best Buy is trying to clear out four of its five phones. The service is still available to sign-on to at Sprint stores as well as RadioShack and Kmart. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure told investors in its ...

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    If you happen to be on one of Sprint's prepaid networks, you might be able to catch up on the latest mobile flagship from Samsung if you have enough money for it. Boost Mobile will be first to introduce the 32GB Black Onyx Galaxy S7 to its shelves on March 11 before Virgin Mobile USA does on March 18. Both outlets will price the phone at $649.99, short of tax. While T-Mobile was the first major postpaid carrier to start shipping out phones to its customers, its prepaid subsidiary, MetroPCS, has yet to announce an exact date for when it will offer the Galaxy S7 up to customers. Source: ...

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    Mid-rangers are an interesting beast in this smartphone market. Publicized unlocked phones have become a more common occurrence. ZTE wanted to be the uncommon occurence. The Chinese manufacturer made a point in renaming its US brand — one tarnished by security doubts and locked-in by a legion of low-end devices (some 66 being actively sold in the US market, ZTE claims) — and kicking things off in high-end fashion with the launch of the Axon smartphone. Axon's competitors, which include Huawei and Xiaomi, took phones from their home-market production, watered them down to "Lite" or ...

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    A new trend has arisen in the US over the last few years: switching to prepaid plans. Though prepaid plans have their quirks, the pros generally outweigh the cons when you compare them with most postpaid plans nowadays. To that end, T-Mobile has been one of the more popular prepaid destinations, with popular plans ranging from just $30 a month. Today, the company has announced that it has taken the #1 prepaid wireless spot in the United States. T-Mobile USA now has 15.64 million customers on its prepaid network, though this total includes the recently-acquired MetroPCS's connections. ...

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    How much do you spend each month just to stay connected? As cell phones – namely, smartphones – have increased in popularity over the last decade, the cost of keeping them connected has slowly crept upwards. Cheaper functions, like voice calling and SMS, have taken a back seat to the more convenient and bandwidth-hogging mobile data. As such, calling plans and text messaging are now, more often than not, offered in unlimited quantities. However, gone are the days of $20 and $30 unlimited data plans (unless you're lucky enough to be hanging on to a grandfathered plan). The cost of ...

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    It's funny to ever consider that a Third-World region could ever teach anything to those more developed countries, but believe it or not, there are some minor cases where it does happen. One of those is in how poor countries handle phone plans. See, in places like Latin America, it's hard for people to keep a healthy credit record, or even to maintain the habit of paying bills on time. It's just common for the public to not worry about the consequences. Phone carriers did their best to push post-pay plans over a decade ago, but they soon realized that each market and society circumstance ...

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