New T-Mobile extends wholesale data pricing lock-in, won’t on consumer pricing
If Sprint and T-Mobile are allowed to merge, prospective CEO John Legere would allow smaller carriers to use its network at current rates forever.
Project Fi is dead, long live Google Fi with support for iPhones and more Android devices
Want to take your phone onto Google’s wireless network? Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus, Nokia, Essential Phones and, yes, iPhones are now being accepted.
Project Fi may accept iPhone and other Android phones soon
Google may officially adopt iPhones, Sony phones, Samsung Galaxy phones and even OnePlus phones soon with a huge network-side upgrade.
iPhones on Mint Mobile finally get Wi-Fi calling, texting, VoLTE
Some networking features will make using iPhones on this prepaid carrier a little more fresh like calls over LTE or Wi-Fi and texting on Wi-Fi.
Super-cheap UNREAL Mobile service now available for GSM phones
After only supporting a limited number of devices fitted for Sprint, the new prepaid carrier can now accept most unlocked phones.
Spectrum Mobile begins service with similar terms to Xfinity Mobile
Just like Comcast’s own Xfinity Mobile, the service is offer on top of Verizon’s LTE network and a mesh of free Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation.
UNREAL Mobile decides to undercut Sprint Unlimited Kickstart with $10 unlimited data
Sprint’s deal for switchers was low, sweet and so far gone. So, what’s left for bargain seekers in the cellular space? FreedomPop’s UNREAL Mobile, perhaps.
SK Telink will sell iPhone 3GS later this month
The South Korean carrier recently unearthed a whole crate of iPhone 3GS devices that never got sold. They’re now $40 apiece.
Sprint quickly ending $15 Unlimited Kickstart promo after surge of demand
The promotion will have only lasted about one week. Sprint originally messaged its intention for it to last for a good part of the summer.
Sprint pre-empts MVNO with its own $15 Unlimited Kickstart plan
The carrier may be fighting against FreedomPop and a new project it is launching that also aims to run $15 a month unlimited data plans.
This Snapdragon is over 1000! | #PNWeekly 307
There’s probably a Snapdragon 1000 on the way and you might want to stick around and see where it will appear. Also, the Pixel 3 will be made by Google… for reals… sorta.
UNREAL Mobile exploits Sprint/T-Mobile merger to offer unlimited data at $15 per month
Prepaid operators are concerned about wholesale data prices from the big players going up with the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. FreedomPop wants to poke a hole in that fear.
Verizon surreptitiously launches Visible, a prepaid carrier
It’s in early access and requires a code to join in for $40 per month service. There’s unlimited data, but with some asterisks.
Class action complaints filed against Google claim Project Fi trickery, OG Pixel defects
Google is in a bit of a legal pickle due to alleged violations of competition and advertising laws with Project Fi, as well as well-documented microphone flaws on first-gen Pixel phones.
Project Fi Bill Protection caps monthly costs at $80 for individuals
If you can live with throttling after 15GB of usage in a month, Google’s MVNO isn’t providing too bad of a deal here. Individuals will only be charged for the first 6GB on a prorated basis.
Android One Moto X4 now receiving Oreo
Google’s Project Fi announced that the over-the-air update is now being distributed in waves and in time for the end of the year.
S + 1 equals OnePlus 5T | #PNWeekly 279 (Audio)
It’s supposed to be a step above Apple and all the rest of them. Meanwhile, OnePlus joins a couple of trends with its latest phone, too. We discuss!
Philanthropically-minded ROK Mobile has a Black Friday deal going on
The prepaid carrier that offers life insurance, family telemedicine and unlimited data is pulling back the sleeves for a couple of wholesale service deals.
Project Fi adopting Android One version of Moto X4
Pre-orders can be had starting today for $399 with trade-in offers for Nexus holdouts. It’s the first Android One phone in the US.
Comcast launches Verizon-backed Xfinity Mobile service nationwide, unlimited plans are $45 per line
Supported by Verizon’s 4G LTE network, as well as a whopping 18 million Wi-Fi hotspots, Xfinity Mobile is now available for all Comcast customers.
Xfinity Mobile gets its first exclusive device, the LG X charge
Xfinity Mobile started taking in customers just over a week ago and will have its first exclusive phone (for the time being, anyway) from LG soon.
Sprint temporarily suspends T-Mobile merger talks to negotiate Comcast/Charter ‘partnership’
While an acquisition seems unlikely, the newly formed alliance betweem Comcast and Charter might be very interested in “partnering” with Sprint.
WSJ: Charter and Comcast to keep in lockstep on wireless buyouts, tech
If one cable company wanted to acquire a wireless operator, say T-Mobile, it would have to get permission from the other.
In a paradox, Xfinity Mobile and YouTube TV launch | #PNWeekly 247
In this episode of our podcast, we also talk about Samsung’s good and bad with the Galaxy S8 and Tizen as well as Russo-Canadian cellphone spies…
Comcast previews Xfinity Mobile for its internet subscribers
The service is available only to Xfinity Internet subscribers and is intended to go after postpaid carriers with unlimited data and Wi-Fi hotspots.