T-Mobile US is looking to give its customers discounts when they upgrade to a new smartphone, hoping to ameliorate the cost of a new phone since the carrier does not offer subsidized devices.
Don't expect Verizon Wireless to join its rivals in offering a rollover data plan, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo.
Regional carrier C Spire Wireless is expanding its rollover data feature, which it first launched in November, to three of its most popular shared data plans.
AT&T Mobility launched a rollover data offering that is similar to plans offered by C Spire Wireless and T-Mobile US.
LAS VEGAS--The fact that Sprint abandoned a merger with T-Mobile US in the face of opposition from regulators, especially at the FCC, has set back the cause for competition in the U.S. wireless market, according to C Spire Wireless CEO Hu Meena.
Regional carrier C Spire Wireless is joining AT&T and Verizon Wireless in offering what is fast becoming an industry standard pricing for shared data plans: C Spire will now offer unlimited voice, texting and 10 GB of shared data for four smartphone lines for $160 per month.
AT&T warned that it would have to "reevaluate" whether it would participate in the FCC's planned incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum if the FCC places restrictions on how much spectrum it could purchase.
The FCC is contemplating a plan that would reserve for smaller carriers a chunk of the spectrum to be auctioned in next year's planned incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, according to a Re/code report.
Regional carrier C Spire Wireless is offering to pay the early termination fees (ETFs) of customers who switch over to the operator. C Spire is taking a page out of T-Mobile US' book, which launched a similar offer in January.
The FCC's decision to license AWS-3 spectrum bands in more 5x5 MHz blocks than originally contemplated has generated praise from smaller carriers, though Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility are still likely going to be the major bidders in the spectrum auction scheduled for this fall.