Sprint's aggressive promotions continued to pay dividends in the latest quarter as the carrier reported 173,000 postpaid phone net additions, beating analysts' estimates. But once again, those customer gains came at a cost.
Verizon said it will launch a service that enables prepaid smartphone customers to stay connected at lower speeds after they've consumed their LTE data allotments.
Virgin Mobile will move its headquarters and hire more than 50 new employees as it continues to prepare for a relaunch of Sprint's prepaid wireless brand later this year.
Cricket continued to grow its retail footprint with the addition of more than 400 Sam's Club locations.
Sprint's prepaid brands announced the launch of their cheapest smartphone of the year. Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA unveiled the Alcatel Dawn, an LTE handset running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and sporting a $70 price tag.
T-Mobile is targeting families with two new promotions from its MetroPCS business as competition in the prepaid market continues to heat up.
T-Mobile's MetroPCS will finally start selling Apple's iPhone tomorrow – in Florida, at least.
Sprint shuffled its front office as it prepares a major overhaul of its Virgin Mobile prepaid brand.
AT&T is experimenting with ways to sell its mobile services to DirecTV customers, according to analysts at Jefferies.
Cricket Wireless said its products and services are now available at 3,400 GameStop locations in the U.S., underscoring increasing competition in the prepaid retail market.