Pocketnow Daily: Huawei Ban Update: China’s New Blacklist!? (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about China’s new ban to countries that have attacked Huawei, iPhone XIR design and more.

Amazon wants to buy Boost Mobile from T-Mobile and Sprint

According to unnamed sources, Amazon would be interested in buying Boost Mobile from T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as any divested wireless spectrum.

T-Mobile promises 3-year price freeze if it can merge with Sprint

The company basically pledges all the plans that are available right now on Sprint, T-Mobile or their subsidiaries will still exist for 3 years.

Boost Mobile and Sprint have all-new LG Tribute Empire for $10 through March 4

Already cheap enough at a suggested retail price of $60, those who are in need for a new phone cheap and fast can get one at Boost Mobile.

Boost Mobile picks up Galaxy A6

Prepaid customers have the disadvantage of having to pay all $350 of the Galaxy A6’s price tag at once, but there’s a lucky discount in it.

Sprint Express to appear in Walgreens stores around Chicago and DFW

Sprint will be sub-letting space within more Walgreens drugstores to bolster its retail presence in two metropolitan areas.

Sprint and Boost Mobile quietly release affordable Galaxy J7 Refine and J3 Achieve

Priced at $230 and up, the 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy J7 Refine supports Bixby Vision assistance, while the lower-cost 5-inch J3 Achieve does not.

Apple v. Samsung ends, the HTC U12+ begins | #PNWeekly 306

Nearly seven years later, we may finally have reached the end of this argument between two bickering tech giants. That and a really big phone this week on our show!

Boost Mobile founder wants to take it back from Sprint and T-Mobile

He sees the merger as a crisis and an opportunity to protect the prepaid wireless market from data price gouging and reduction of choice.
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Moto G6 and E5 series spreading to sales points and carriers in US and Canada

We now have all the details on where you can get the latest and greatest Motorola mid-ranger Android phones in your locality.

LG G7 ThinQ, Xiaomi IPO, Sprint and T-Mobile (again, again) | #PNWeekly 303

This week, we’re talking about a new flagship phone from LG, Xiaomi’s bright future, and the uphill for Sprint and T-Mobile.

Low income earners watching Sprint/T-Mobile merger with concern

MetroPCS, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile would come under the T-Mobile ownership umbrella and would have a combined 54 percent of the prepaid market.

T-Mobile and MetroPCS destroy the competition in J.D. Power satisfaction ratings

Customer satisfaction is at an all-time high for both T-Mobile and flagship prepaid sub-brand MetroPCS, according to the latest J.D. Power research.

Sprint tells investors about dearth of iPhone X deals, higher plan prices soon

There’s no merger with T-Mobile to come, so Sprint has to pull up its bootstraps and raise prices to get more A-game out of its network.

Boost and Virgin Mobile join iPhone X US availability party sans pricing details

Up for pre-order from Apple and major US carriers, the highly anticipated iPhone X is also coming soon to minor operators Virgin and Boost Mobile.

Boost Mobile racks up 5 lines for $100 a month, throws in free Androids

And customers have a choice of three Android devices per line they can pick up for free. It’s fisticuffs with MetroPCS for the holidays.

ZTE Blade Force integrates Sprint’s HPUE tech into low-cost Boost Mobile package

Boost Mobile’s $130 ZTE Blade Force sees daylight today as the most affordable HPUE-capable smartphone yet.

$79.99 gets you the ZTE Tempo X on Boost Mobile

Surviving on a phone at this price level on Boost Mobile is kinda tough but ZTE’s basic Android software is pretty tolerable.

Boost Mobile includes taxes and fees in plan prices

The Sprint prepaid carrier is pulling a T-Mobile… or, to be more correct, a MetroPCS. Yep, way more correct. And there’s free money to be had.

Boost Mobile fights back at MetroPCS with sweet add a line unlimited deal of its own

Boost Mobile’s “Unlimited Gigs” are still $50 a month for a single user, but the second, third, fourth and fifth service line only cost $25 each.

Moto E4 can be free on Sprint if you get a second phone

The mid-range is also on Sprint’s prepaid operation, Boost Mobile, for a one-time payment of $79.99 — an introductory discount of $20.

Boost Mobile kicks off Project Switch campaign with aggressive pricing

Doing the math, the Sprint-owned prepaid carrier is offering savings if you bring over at least three lines. You’ll also get free phones.

Can’t do Unlimited Freedom? Sprint 2GB plan is $40 per month per line

T-Mobile ONE wraps in a feature called KickBack that customers have to opt for. Even with that, using less than 2GB costs $60 a month.

Boost and Virgin Mobile iPhone SE discounts start at 48 percent, go up from there

All the memory options are $240 off. If the iPhone SE is not your taste, the two and MetroPCS have varying discounts on other iPhones.

Prepaid Galaxy S8 gets around for MetroPCS, Boost, Virgin

All of them are offering subsidies of some sort for the devices, though you might want to consider Boost’s and Virgin’s offer more carefully.