Sprint's Virgin Mobile prepaid brand today announced it will offer low-cost talk and text plans exclusively through Walmart. The new plans, from Virgin's payLo brand, are geared toward the low end of the prepaid market.
T-Mobile US is looking to grab 700 MHz A Block spectrum to fill out its portfolio of low-band airwaves ahead of a potential deal with Sprint, according to a report from the New York Post.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said it would be a "stretch" for a deal between No. 3 carrier Sprint and No. 4 player T-Mobile US to get approved by regulators.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son told a group of reporters in Tokyo that he is hopeful that there will be more discussion about a possible acquisition of T-Mobile USA by Sprint and that more discussion will lead to less resistance from regulators to a possible merger of the two companies.
Sprint is working with 12 rural and regional operators to expand their LTE footprint by offering them low-cost access to Sprint's LTE network and helping them get access to devices with 700 MHz Band 12 capabilities.
Although U.S. carriers are beginning to deploy Voice over LTE service to provide higher-quality voice, simultaneous voice-and-LTE data and other features, they could eventually deliver voice services to devices like tablets and TVs, according to an executive from network vendor Mavenir.
The T-Mobile US brand will continue to thrive and the Sprin brand will likely take a back seat to T-Mobile if the two companies merge, according to a CNBC report.
AT&T Mobility bumped up its standard activation fee for customers who choose a two-year contract from $36 to $40. The change comes as AT&T customers are increasingly choosing to forego contracts in favor of financing their devices through AT&T's Next handset upgrade program.
Verizon Wireless' topped the national rankings in PCMag 's fifth annual Fastest Mobile Networks testing, with its LTE network getting rave reviews, though the operator's CDMA-based 3G network left a lot to be desired when compared with rival 3G networks. But that is exactly why Verizon has invested so much time and effort to build a first-class LTE network with a massive nationwide footprint.
T-Mobile US launched a new program to proactively reach out to customers who were billed for premium SMS messages they received from third-party services to give them the opportunity to request a refund for any unauthorized charges.