MetroPCS Introduces $30 Per Month 1GB Plan

MetroPCS, T-Mobile’s prepaid arm, announced a new $30 plan this morning that they claim is the lowest cost option around. The new deal runs just $30 per month and includes unlimited talk and text, plus 1GB of data at full 4G speeds. They claim that the data is unlimited, but after you use that 1GB, you will be throttled into an incredibly painful data experience until the next month. Is that really unlimited? Whatever. (more…)

Moto E 4G LTE Now Available on Verizon Prepaid for $99

Motorola’s brand new Moto E, the LTE version, which launched at the end of February as the best deal in smartphones, is now available from Verizon prepaid for just $99. That’s without a contract.

As a recap, the new Moto E 4G LTE sports a Qualcomm 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 4.5-inch qHD display, 2,390mAh battery, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, and Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” Again, you get all of that for $99. While this isn’t in flagship territory, it would make an outstanding first smartphone or as a placeholder while you wait for something like the Galaxy S6 to arrive.

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Google’s Wireless Service May Only Work With the Nexus 6 Initially

According to the Wall Street Journal, if Google’s now-confirmed wireless service launches in the near future, maybe by the end of this month, it will only work with the Nexus 6. That limitation may not be forever, but at the initial launch, you may not want to get your hopes up over the idea that any unlocked phone, even your Nexus 5, will work with the hybrid mobile-to-WiFi network.  (more…)

Sundar Pichai Confirms MVNO Ambitions and Android Pay, Was Wearing an Unreleased Device Earlier

Early this morning, Google’s Sundar Pichai sat down for a keynote address at Mobile World Congress to talk about a handful of new ideas that his company is working on. From Google Translate to Project Loon delivering LTE to Project Titan’s little planes taking over the skies, he touched on a bunch of interesting topics in an opening chat. He then transitioned into a Q&A session where he acknowledged the fact that Google is looking to enter the wireless game as an MVNO, and that Android Pay is a new API that is coming soon.

I can’t find a replay of the event, but The Verge has a transcription of the talk.  (more…)

AT&T GoPhone $60 Plan Getting Bump to 4GB, $45 Plan to 1.5GB (Updated)

According to sources of ours, AT&T’s line of prepaid GoPhone plans are getting upgrades beginning Wednesday, February 18, plus AT&T will also introduce a new $30 plan and a daily data package for $2 daily customers. The new changes arrive only three months after AT&T changed the plans to unlimited data and introduced a new $45 tier. Still, I think GoPhone customers are going to be excited about these changes.  (more…)

Cricket is All About That Value, That Value – “All In” $35 Bumped to 2.5GB Data, New 20GB Plan Joins the Party

Cricket, deliverer of the value, upgraded its “All In” plan line-up this morning by increasing data across their two lowest tier options without raising prices. They also introduced a new 20GB “Advanced” plan that is available for a limited time at just $55. All of these plans still include unlimited talk and text, along with access to AT&T’s 4G LTE network. (more…)