Sprint MVNO FreedomPop is going to launch the Apple iPad mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 as its first LTE tablets and will enable voice service via the tablets. The company is also going to support customers who bring off-contract Sprint LTE tablets to its service.
ROK Mobile, the recently launched music-focused MVNO, aims to have 1 million total customers within the next 12-15 months, according to a ROK Chairman and co-founder Jonathan Kendrick. He also said that ROK hopes to land a third U.S. carrier partner by the end of the year.
Red Pocket Mobile, an MVNO that supports service from AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US, is evaluating plans to support device financing payment options. Such plans would allow customers to pay for their devices in monthly installments rather than in one lump sum.
BT plans to construct miniature mobile networks in the buildings of its business users as it makes its return to the UK mobile market for the first time since selling O2 in 2001.
Irish pay TV broadcaster Setanta could become the third company to set up a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on the "new" 3 Ireland network after reports emerged this week that the company is in talks with the Hutchison Whampoa-owned operator.
Sprint MVNO FreedomPop is expanding its business internationally, and has inked a deal to ride on the network of KPN's Belgian subsidiary BASE as part of a wider strategy to move into Europe and other markets. FreedomPop plans to expand to the UK, Germany, France, Spain and the Pacific Rim by brokering deals with additional carrier partners in the future.
Gorila Mobil has become the latest mobile virtual network operator on the Czech market to cash in its chips after its wholesale partner O2 Czech Republic revealed it had taken over the MVNO and will incorporate the company into its broader retail offering.
The UK's Post Office, a retailer of mail, financial and fixed line services, is planning to enter the wireless market as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) after reaching a wholesale agreement with network operator EE.
ROK Mobile, a new music-focused MVNO, launched its service on Friday, but the company is limiting how many people can try its service as it hopes to build buzz around the new offering.
Telekom Srpske, which operates mobile services under the m:tel brand in the Banja Luka area of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is now planning to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Austria.