Report: Google Strikes Deal With Sprint, Will Sell Wireless Service as MVNO in 2015

According to reports from both Businessweek and The Wall Street Journal, Google has reached a deal with Sprint to lease capacity on its network, then run its own wireless service for customers as a MVNO. As reported yesterday, Google was also looking to use T-Mobile’s network for its service, but that has yet to be substantiated.  (more…)

Verizon’s Q4 2014 Numbers Show They Don’t Need to Cave in to the Uncarrier

Verizon dropped its Q4 2014 numbers this morning, numbers that show the company is still doing very well even without reacting to every single move that T-Mobile makes through its “Uncarrier” movement. While Big Red’s competitors are buying out contracts or slashing bills in half to try and convince customers to make switches, Verizon has maintained that it will adjust as needed, but doesn’t need to make drastic reactionary changes or follow in anyone’s footsteps(more…)

Verizon is a “Leader,” Won’t Follow T-Mobile and AT&T With Rollover Data

Don’t act like you are surprised, but no, Verizon isn’t going to follow in the footsteps of AT&T and T-Mobile with a rollover data plan. According to Fran “ShamWow” Shammo, Verizon’s CFO, his company is “a leader, not a follower” and will instead stick to their current, traditional data plans that gobble up your data if you don’t use it by the end of your billing cycle. Shammo made these comments in an interview with CNET following the carrier’s Q4 earnings release, even noting that back in 2007, when AT&T first introduced rollover for voice minutes, they didn’t follow then either.  (more…)

LG G Flex 2 Launches in Korea on January 30

The LG G Flex 2 arrives January 30! In Korea. I would imagine that it will be in the US at AT&T, Sprint, and US Cellular before long (Sprint told us Q1), but any sort of arrival in another country means we are closer than ever.

As a recap, the LG G Flex 2 sports a curved 5.5-inch P-OLED display with a resolution of 1080p, Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor, 13MP camera with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus, 2/3GB RAM depending on model, self-healing back, and Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” This phone was the star of CES on a mobile front. Tim and I spent some time with it (video below) and really liked the phone for the most part. That curve just feels so good in hand, even if we can’t come up with a real reason for needing it.  (more…)