Rok Mobile boosts its coverage by partnering with a third carrier
Rok Mobile, mobile operator and digital music service, announced today big plans for its business expansion in 2015. Rok Mobile has boosted its coverage by partnering with a third carrier, “the nation’s largest 4G LTE network”. Also, the company will offer its services in between 5,000 and 10,000 “independently owned and operated” mobile phone stores nationwide by the end of the year, starting with 35 test stores in Atlanta, Los Angeles, parts of New Jersey and New York City in the next few weeks.
Rok Mobile started its operation on July 4, 2014, as a T-Mobile and Sprint MVNO, offering not only mobile but also digital streaming service. It’s unclear which carrier is the third Rok Mobile partner, whether it’s Verizon or AT&T. There is a bigger chance that Rok’s partner is Verizon Wireless, because they are often referring to its service as “the nation’s largest 4G LTE network”, but still, there is no confirmation from either side. Anyway, Rok Mobile existing and future users will definitely benefit from this network expansion.
Rok Mobile is also a partner with Devicescape, which allows Rok’s users automatic access to 20 million hotspots on Devicescape’s Wi-Fi hotspot network.
Rok Mobile currently offer a monthly $49.99 plan with unlimited talk, text and 5GB of 4G LTE data including its music streaming service with more than 20 million songs for streaming and download. And, unlike Rok’s competitors in the streaming music industry, customers can sign up without the use of credit cards.
Regarding mobile devices, almost all GSM or Sprint compatible phones work on Rok Mobile, or you can buy a new device from the operator. Rok Mobile offers a number of phones including Apple iPhone 6 for $749.00, Samsung Galaxy S6 4G LTE for $649.00, Motorola Nexus 6 32GB for $599.00, Apple iPhone 5S 4G LTE (reconditioned) for $399.00, Motorola X 4G LTE (reconditioned) for $179.00 and more.
Besides Rok Mobile that’s offering service on multiple networks, there are also TracFone’s subsidiaries Straight Talk and Net10 that are providing service on all four major networks. Red Pocket used to offer service on all four networks as well but has recently excluded the service on T-Mobile. Ting operates on Sprint and T-Mobile while AT&T MVNO Consumer Cellular has recently added T-Mobile based service to its prepaid offerings.
Source: Fierce Wireless