Archive for September, 2011
Just few days ago, we were writing about MetroPCS upgrading 20 percent of its 1xRTT network to EV-DO in their attempt to hold on to the customers until they expand their LTE service. Thanks to their 4g LTE service, they are on the fifth place among prepaid providers. However, Cricket Wireless might just become more of a rival to the smaller providers like the Metro PCS by making the next step in going nationwide. Yes, Cricket expands nationwide. Read more
It is pointless to start the articles with how prepaid industry is not the same any more. We are well aware of what is going on and how things are progressing; pretty soon, the prepaid carriers will be offering iPhone4 (more likely by prepaid providers like Boost, Virgin Mobile and Straight Talk since they all offer unlimited service) or even prepaid tablets. Cricket, for example, planned to offer its customers a tablet this year, but due to the bad timing, recently gave up the idea. That just means that it will happen some time soon. If one carrier does it, it is going to cause chain reaction. But, for now, we are more than pleased with the latest prepaid smartphones offer since some good devices are released or announced to be available soon. Read more
MetroPCS secured its place in the prepaid market as fifth carrier thanks to company’s LTE network that runs only in limited markets. They have two prepaid handsets, both Samsung, that run on 4g LTE speeds, Craft 4g and smartphone Galaxy Indulge 4g. However, this sounds much better than it actually is. Read more
Boost Mobile announced yesterday that they would add the second Android phone to its lineup, Samsung Transform Ultra, on October 7 for $229.99. A descendant to a last year’s Transform released by a parent company Sprint, the Transform Ultra inherits the ID packs. Since the original version of these packs was pretty irritating, Sprint made some changes for its more recent handsets so hopefully this version for Boost is improved versions of Sprint ID. Either way, this makes the Samsung Transform Ultra the first Boost Mobile’s Android smartphone to feature Mobile ID. Read more
A week ago, we were writing about expecting the Samsung Vitality to be released with Muve Music service for Cricket, and now it’s here. Now we know the price, it’s available for $179.99 after $20 instant rebate, which is reasonable price considering the access to unlimited source of music downloads, songs, ringtones, and ringback tones. Also, it is confirmed that the $65 Android Muve Music plan is required with unlimited music as well as talk, text and web with no additional costs.
Details on Muve Music
This time, Muve Music service is available with Samsung Vitality, instead with a feature phone Samsung Suede, the first Muve Music phone that had some flaws from the start. However, the new handset is an Android-based midrange smartphone but still the one that runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which makes the second Muve Music phone a welcome sight. Even so, there are still some issues that need to be addressed in order for users to know what to expect. Read more
Along with some other announcements that concern few new phones that should become available for AT&T, not clear if it’s prepaid or postpaid, probably both, comes the announce that they will offer a new AT&T $25 GoPhone plan.
Along with a $50 unlimited GoPhone plan offered in June from this carrier with unlimited voice minutes, SMS and Internet access for feature phones users only, comes this GoPhone plan specially created for users that love messaging. The plan includes 250 anytime nationwide minutes and unlimited nationwide messaging for the price of $25 per month, for 30 days of service.
This plan is similar to the offer from Sprint’s subsidiary Virgin Mobile and its Beyond Talk plan for $30 per month with 300 minutes of talking, unlimited messaging and data. The new AT&T $25 GoPhone plan starts to be valid from September 18th at the AT&T’s website.
We were already writing about the possibility of Verizon Unleashed becoming nationwide while it was still a rumor. However, it’s confirmed now by the spokeswoman Brenda Raney from Verizon Wireless that it is going to happen on Tuesday. It will be available in Verizon stores, Walmart, Target and Best Buy and the plan itself offers unlimited talk, text and web for $50 per month. Read more
From the three new Curve models, 9350, 9370 and 9360 announced by Rim last month, one is going straight to T-mobile’s prepaid division – BlackBerry Curve 9360. There’s been a leak that suggests, if we should believe it, it is going to happen on September 14th. However, what is confirmed on T-Mobile prepaid marketing poster is that it will be sold as a postpaid device for a great price of $229.99. Read more
Samsung t401g is one of the four Net10 phones that’s offered as a package deal with Net10 unlimited prepaid plan. It is a good messaging phone available for $99.99 so let’s see why this phone would interest you.
TracFone’s brands, both Straight Talk and Net10 have come a long way. Both of these two subsidiaries have added to their service many improvements, feature wise as well as in terms of prepaid plans. Straight Talk added smartphones, even an Android phone Samsung Galaxy Precedent while Net10 improved their service by added unlimited plan and few new Net10 phones as touchscreen Motorola ex124g. What they both have by just being a part of the largest prepaid wireless carrier, TracFone, is great coverage, coverage that takes up to 99 percent of America. So, it’s no wonder why all these carriers are so popular. Read more
Straight Talk users and prepaid users in general, the ones who constantly seek out for better or even the best prepaid deal out there, have a lot to cheer about due to the release of Samsung Galaxy Precedent, first Straight Talk Android smartphone. More than one factor makes this smartphone a good deal, not just comparing to the Straight Talk smartphones but in general, comparing to other prepaid carriers and their phones and plans. Read more