Archive for September, 2011
LG Optimus Slider and HTC Wildfire S announced by Virgin Mobile, data throttling postponed until 2012
Just few days ago, we wrote about Best Buy revealing the LG Optimus Slider to be added to Virgin Mobile’ lineup. It’s not only that it’s confirmed, but today, Virgin Mobile also officially announced another Android phone, HTC Wildfire S, to become part of carrier’s offer. So, these two new mid to low range (depends on how you look at it) Android phones are welcome addition, even though some would like to see higher-end handset to side with Motorola Triumph. Anyway, both smartphones, LG Optimus Slider and HTC Wildfire S, are very similar in specs and price; both will be available for $199.99. Read more
A new $60 monthly 4G plan might become part of already existing T-Mobile’s prepaid plan offer, according to an image found by TmoNews.com. Two plans, $50 and $70 are great but the difference of data offered is quite drastic. For $50 a month, users are entitled to 100MB of data at 4G speeds while for $70, they can use 4G speeds for up to 5GB of data. After reaching those speeds, users still have data usage but at the much slower 2.5G speeds. According to this image, a new $60 monthly 4G plan will offer the golden mean; 2GB at 4G speeds, which would be a good alternative for those who like to stream media occasionally.
When will T-Mobile’s new $60 monthly 4G plan come to pass, there is not hint, but many would like to see it coming soon.
The LG Esteem, a third 4G LTE enabled phone, is available now for Metro PCS and you can have it for $249 with no contract required. By purchasing the phone with either of the two required 4g LTE plans, for $50 with 1GB of data or $60 with unlimited everything, users are entitled to Rhapsody Unlimited Music service. However, for those who choose $50 plan, access will be allowed only for limited time (90 days). Read more
ZTE Z221, the latest addition on AT&T GoPhone’s lineup is a cheap and rather basic handset but compact and stylish with more functionality than you would think on first glimpse. It offers socializing through AT&T’s Social Net, access to YPmobile, WHERE, Mobile Email as well as to text messaging for only $39.99. When you combine it with AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid service based on minute, daily or monthly spending, this can be quite appealing offer. Read more
Best Buy has just revealed a new phone coming to Virgin Mobile, LG Optimus Slider that’s going to be the welcome addition to carrier’s existing Android phones. It should be available some time next month for $199.99. This places it, cost and feature wise, right in between Motorola Triumph and Samsung Intercept. Read more
While other carriers are trying to become more competitive and gain new customers, Boost Mobile tries to get rid of theirs, sort of. According to its official account on Twitter, @BoostCare, the Boost Mobile doubles voice and data rates on pay as you go plan by 100 percent.
What ones was 10 cents per minute or text, from now on will be 20 cents per minute for talk and 20 cents per text, sent or received. Also, for the unlimited web add-on, you will pay 50 cents per day, which is more than double, it’s 70 percent increase. Read more
Simple Mobile is relatively new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that’s in the business from November 2009. It works on a GSM network, uses T-Mobile’s infrastructure for its service and offers no handsets on its own. Simple Mobile plans are primarily meant for those users who have unlocked GSM phones so basically, you can come with your own device and just use its plans. Simple Mobile requires no contract signing; just pop in a Simple Mobile SIM card and use its monthly service. Read more
LG Esteem, a welcome addition to the MetroPCS’s LTE network is a step closer to the actual release according to quite a few pages with specifications on LG’s partner portal site. Many of the specs that we have published are confirmed as being a 4G LTE Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 phone with 512MB RAM and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. However, it comes with 8GB of internal memory rather than 4GB as we guessed before. Also, it features a 4.3 inch display, 5 megapixel camera with flash, front facing camera, a 720p video recording as well as HDMI output. Read more
Cricket’s seventh smartphone ZTE Score, with Muve Music service, will be available for purchase on September 25th for $129.99. This time, Cricket customers will be able to get this phone in Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores across the country and in weeks to come, the offer will be available with other retailers as well. This is also the first ZTE smartphone to be launched by Cricket. Read more
Cricket is determined to bring its service to a more advanced and more serious, competitive level by introducing two new monthly Muve Music programs, Muve First and Muve Headliner, exclusively for Cricket’s Muve Music customers. Read more