It seems T-Mobile isn’t the only wireless provider with smarts enough to make “uncarrier” changes. Sprint announced today the addition of a mobile plan, the Sprint Framily Plan, that will allow new and existing customers to add up to 10 lines to a single bill. (more…)
During LG’s opening CES 2014 press event, the mobile announcements were scarce, but they did give us a Q1 launch for the curvy, G Flex. No pricing was announced nor were specific dates, but we do know that it will arrive on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Verizon is missing from the party.
Sources of ours told us back in December to expect the phone in February.
If you were less than impressed with Verizon’s announcement of the Moto G this morning, maybe Boost Mobile’s will be more for you. One of the largest pre-paid carriers in the country that runs off of Sprint’s network, announced today that Motorola’s low-cost phone will be coming to its network for $129.99 with no annual contract. (more…)
Most readers here might be spoiled by Verizon’s quick and decisive LTE rollout over the past few years, but all carriers have not gotten to that level quite yet. Sprint had a late start in implementing LTE to their nationwide network, but today they have announced 70 new LTE markets going live around the country. That brings their total number to 300 markets covered. (more…)
LG’s curved smartphone, the G Flex, is apparently more than just an attempt to show off prototype-like display technology in one market. First introduced back in October, and only a few weeks after Samsung gave us the hilariously taco-shaped Galaxy Round, LG appears ready to take their flexible tech to the U.S. Thanks to @evleaks, we have a press shot of the Sprint variant with model number LS995. (more…)
According to a report out of the Wall Street Journal this afternoon, Sprint is preparing a potential bid for T-Mobile. If permitted, assuming Sprint actually makes the bid, the U.S. would be left with a third giant wireless carrier that could compete (in theory) with AT&T and Verizon. (more…)
Remember back in January when the Librarian of Congress decided that it would be illegal to unlock your phone (SIM unlocking, not bootloader) without carrier permission? Well, a petition helped to get the change on the White House’s front steps, which eventually led to them agreeing that consumers should be able to unlock phones and take them to other carriers, along with the FCC and a bunch of legislators. As of yesterday, the FCC has an agreement in place with the five major U.S. wireless carriers on the matter that should at least make their unlocking policies clearer. Yeah, that’s really all we’re looking at here. And again, we’re talking SIM unlocking for use on another carrier, not bootloaders. (more…)
Motorola shocked the world a bit when it released Android 4.4 to the Verizon Moto X only three weeks after Google announced it, but then really impressed us when then proceeded to push it to the AT&T, T-Mobile, and US Cellular models shortly thereafter. This update from Motorola has got to be some sort of record, especially now that all major models are up to date.
So Sprint users, welcome to the fun. We are sorry that it took this long, but still, you have Kit Kat before 99% of other phones on the market that don’t carry a “Nexus” tag. I think the only other 4.4 phone at this time is the HTC One Developer Edition (unlocked U.S. version too). (more…)