Sprint went ahead tonight and quietly announced 17 new 4G LTE markets that they plan to fully light up by October 28. Well, their 4G LTE market list was at least updated with 17 new markets, along with a new “October 28″ date (even though today is only October 23). We can only assume that the change means they plan to make these markets live on that day.
The new markets cover areas in all corners of the US, from Colorado to Wisconsin to California to Kentucky to New York. The biggest of the new markets is Denver, followed by Sacramento. The rest can be found below. (more…)
True to his word, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has wasted no time introducing “disruptive” plan pricing. Just a few months ago, the Now Network doubled data for capped customers, and began offering an unlimited plan for $60 per month. Apparently, the carrier has a few more tricks up its sleeve. The company announced yesterday afternoon that it would double its lowest, $20 per month data tier to 1GB. (more…)
Now that the Nexus 6 is official and all details are known, you probably want to know when and where you can get one, right? For the first time in the history of a Nexus device, the phone should be easy to get at every major carrier, assuming you either want to sign a contract or pay a pretty hefty full retail price. According to Google, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular will all carry the device, but you you will be able to get it through Google Play and Motorola’s store as well. (more…)
Google Voice team member, Alex Wiesen, took to Google+ this afternoon to announce that they have expanded MMS support to nearly 100 North American carriers as of today, a group that includes Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T. If you use Google Voice on a regular basis, you know how big of a deal this is, as you have likely missed out on picture messages from friends at some point. As Wiesen points out, with this new carrier support, you can say “goodbye to FOMO (fear of missing out).” (more…)
The Samsung Gear S, Samsung’s curved smartwatch that wants to be a stand-alone phone, is officially coming to the US “this Fall.” No pricing or an exact release date has been announced by anyone involved, but we do know that Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will all sell it. If that’s not enough news and you need Gear S in your life sooner, you can stop by 1 of 125 different AT&T retail stores starting Friday, September 26, to get a look (list of stores). (more…)
There’s an unfortunate reason Motorola omitted mention of a Sprint variant during the new Moto X’s unveiling: it doesn’t exist. The company took to Twitter today to confirm that, indeed, the new Moto X won’t be available on the Now Network. (more…)
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus officially arrive tomorrow. Oh, you don’t care? OK, good, because Samsung announced this morning that the Galaxy Note 4 goes up for pre-order tomorrow as well. Carriers are weighing too, with Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile all confirming that you can pre-order the phone through their stores in the morning.
The device is expected to arrive in stores on October 17. (more…)
Are trade-in deals the next exciting front in the carrier wars? Judging by recent developments, it appears so. In response to T-Mobile’s improved trade-in program, Sprint announced a reworking of its own policies today.
The changes read like counterpoints to each of T-Mobile’s trade-in shortcomings. Sprint notes it allows customers to trade-in up to three phones per line and five in a calendar year, while T-Mobile restricts subscribers to one trade-in per line. (more…)