T-Mobile US MVNO Ultra Mobile is expanding the number of countries included in its international calling plan to more than 70, as the company focuses on being the MVNO of choice for those interested in cheap international calling and texting.
Sprint MVNO FreedomPop is launching a limited bring-your-own-phone program for its nascent freemium phone service, allowing customers with off-contract and older Sprint smartphone models to bring their phones over to its service.
AT&T Mobility could be required to pay Sprint millions of dollars due to a wholesale MVNO agreement Leap Wireless and Sprint inked in 2010. AT&T earlier this year announced plans to purchase Leap; the transaction is on track to close early next year.
Sprint MVNO Republic Wireless is christening its first full year of commercial service with the launch--scheduled for sometime this week--of Google's Moto X, new rate plans and improved Wi-Fi-to-cellular handoff technology.
Karma, an MVNO that launched in December 2012 offering customers the ability to share data connections, plans to support Sprint's LTE network starting next year. The company also announced it now has more than 50,000 customers.
Sprint MVNO Ting, which is owned by Tucows, confirmed it is now providing service to Sprint-issued Apple iPhone 4 and 4S smartphones. The company described the support as a beta program, which Ting said means that it can provide the service to any new and existing customer but that it cannot promote it or market it on its website.
Sprint MVNO FreedomPop sold its initial batch of FreedomPop-branded Android smartphones within a day and a half of availability, which CEO Stephen Stokols said was "far better than expected demand."
Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless is launching a novel Wi-Fi-based service that it claims will let customers get wireless service for free, with no catch.
T-Mobile US MVNO Solavei today launched its Marketplace program, which the company said gives its users access to offers and discounts from 16,000 large and small retailers nationwide, including a majority of the top 30 largest U.S. retailers.
Low-cost AT&T Mobility MVNO Pure Talk USA is launching a rollover data component to some of its plans, similar to rollover voice minutes that have long been a hallmark of AT&T's service. However, the data allotments are far smaller than other MVNOs and large carriers.