Verizon Wireless said customers who are on month-to-month contracts or who bring their own phones can now get discounts on their service pricing by moving to the carrier's "More Everything" shared data plans.
T-Mobile US is letting customers purchase LTE-enabled tablets for the same price as Wi-Fi models, and the carrier is also giving away 1 GB of free tablet data per month to voice customers who sign up for a tablet. The company's announcement is the second of three it is making this week to add momentum to its "uncarrier" message.
Sprint is adding another phone to its lineup that can access is Wi-Fi calling feature, the tri-mode LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Sprint now supports four phones for Wi-Fi calling.
The National Labor Relations Board has consolidated several complaints of labor violations against T-Mobile US and its MetroPCS unit into one national case. The NLRB decision does not yet represent a judgment against T-Mobile but is an escalation of the battle waged by the Communications Workers of America to get T-Mobile workers unionized.
T-Mobile US introduced a low-end $40 plan and promised other competitive moves in the days ahead as it seeks to continue shaking up the market with its "uncarrier" push.
Now that the FCC has set a band plan for the auction of AWS-3 spectrum this fall, a complex bit of game theory is underway to see which spectrum blocks Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US will bid for.
Two days after BlackBerry said it will soon cut sales ties with T-Mobile US, the carrier said it is offering its existing BlackBerry customers a $100 credit toward any new device, including the BlackBerry Q10 or the Z10. T-Mobile said the offer is good through the end of the year.
Sprint today launched a new promotion where it will pay up to $650 to subscribers who switch from another carrier to one of Sprint's new Framily family calling plans. The offer exactly matches the ETF payoff promotion that T-Mobile US launched in January--but unlike T-Mobile's offer, Sprint's ETF payoff promotion is set to end May 8.
AT&T Mobility again blasted proposals by T-Mobile US to restrict bidding in next year's incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast spectrum, arguing that they will doom the auction to failure.
Verizon Wireless is offering 1 GB of extra data per month to customers who activate a tablet on the carrier's new "More Everything" shared data plans. The offer comes as Verizon and its competitors turn to tablets to spur sales of data services.