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NYU Senior’s Cellphone Startup Faces ‘Malicious Network Attack’ on Launch Day

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  We were immediately intrigued by AllThingsD's story about enterprising NYU senior John Mardini's new startup, Voyager Mobile. For one, Mr. Mardini wants to open cheap cellphone services to the public via the suddenly-popular process of reselling service on another carrier's network. For $19 a month, reported CNET, Voyager would...
NYU Senior’s Cellphone Startup Faces ‘Malicious Network Attack’ on Launch Day

FreedomPop to start selling smartphones and launch yet another VoIP service

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FreedomPop plans to start selling Android smartphones this summer, becoming a full-fledged virtual mobile operator with its own unique twist. As with its freemium mobile broadband service, FreedomPop said it would offer up a baseline plan at no charge, including 500 MB of data, unlimited messaging and 200 minutes of...
FreedomPop to start selling smartphones and launch yet another VoIP service

As Straight Talk starts selling the iPhone, TracFone sees jump in subscribers, revenue

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TracFone, the country’s largest prepaid virtual operator, managed to outdo its impressive holiday performance in the usually tepid first quarter. It added 839,000 new subscribers to its total, more than the 753,000 it added in the fourth quarter and 127 percent more than its 369,000 net additions in last year’s...
As Straight Talk starts selling the iPhone, TracFone sees jump in subscribers, revenue

FreedomPop goes national with a Sprint-powered mobile hotspot

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FreedomPop has made national headlines for its “freemium” take on mobile broadband service, but it’s never been able to offer a nationwide service. The reason is it’s always been dependent on Clearwire’s WiMAX network to connect its customers, and Clearwire only offers that connectivity to about a third of the...
FreedomPop goes national with a Sprint-powered mobile hotspot

Ting isn't just supporting Sprint phones, it's hinting at a much freer device market

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Ting, the innovative mobile virtual network operator that offers pay-for-what-you-use shared plans, is expanding it mobile phone options. Instead of buying a device directly from Ting, the company will roll out a BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, phone option in the last quarter of this year. Supported devices have...
Ting isn't just supporting Sprint phones, it's hinting at a much freer device market
Phone subsidies: Are they just bad loans in disguise?

Phones 4u moves beyond retail, partners with EE to launch UK operator 'LIFE Mobile' in March

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Phones 4u, one of the UK’s biggest independent mobile phone retailers, has decided it wants to expand beyond smartphone and tablet sales and become a mobile operator, today announcing the upcoming launch of LIFE Mobile, a new MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) that will initially lean on EE’s 2G and...
Phones 4u moves beyond retail, partners with EE to launch UK operator 'LIFE Mobile' in March

FreedomPop's iPhone sleeve shipments held up awaiting FCC approval

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If you’re a FreedomPop customer wondering where in the hell that iPhone WiMAX sleeve you ordered is, CEO Stephen Stokols has an answer for you: talk the Federal Communications Commission. Stokols told FierceWireless that the feds are holding its first 5,000 sleeves at customs while the FCC goes over an...
FreedomPop's iPhone sleeve shipments held up awaiting FCC approval

New iPhone 5 gives T-Mobile's MVNOs a network boost, but still no LTE

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Apple’s newly retooled iPhone 5 makes it easier not just for T-Mobile to deliver 3G service to the Apple aficionados among its customers, but also for its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partners. T-Mobile MVNO Solavei said on Wednesday it will fully support all of the HSPA+ radios in the...
New iPhone 5 gives T-Mobile's MVNOs a network boost, but still no LTE

Draper Fisher Juvertson invests in social bandwidth MVNO Karma

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Karma, a new virtual mobile operator that encourages customers to share their 4G connections, has a new investor: Draper Fisher Juvertson, the venture capital firm that invested in big in SpaceX, Tesla, Box, Yammer and several greentech firms. DFJ’s official Twitter account revealed the investment Monday morning, and when contacted,...
Draper Fisher Juvertson invests in social bandwidth MVNO Karma

Ting becomes the first LTE MVNO. Next step: The iPhone

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The Galaxy S III began shipping to Ting’s customers on Wednesday, officially making it the first carrier to offer an LTE service without owning an LTE network. It’s a momentous step for the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) carrier community, signaling that wireless resellers no longer have to be content...
Ting becomes the first LTE MVNO. Next step: The iPhone
FreedomPop lets customers share their bandwidth; raises another $4.3M
'RadioShack No Contract Wireless' powered by Cricket looking all but certain for September 5th launch date
Zact tries to out-uncarrier T-Mobile with customizable mobile plans
GameStop CEO debunks possibility of GameStop Mobile as an MVNO

Solavei is first carrier to bring new BlackBerry Z10 to the U.S. for the princely price of $999

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Do you want to get your hands on the new BlackBerry Z10 before its March launch date in the U.S. on T-Mobile? Well, you’ll have to join the upstart wireless carrier Solavei and shell out $999. That’s right, the new device (currently only available in the UK and Canada) is...
Solavei is first carrier to bring new BlackBerry Z10 to the U.S. for the princely price of $999
MVNO Jolt adds WiMAX to its mobile data mix
Samsung isn't playing favorites: MVNO Ting will get the Galaxy S 4 on day 1

Austrian mobile operators consolidate, but a new player is on the horizon

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Some rather thorny consolidation has just gone through in the Austrian mobile market, with 3 Austria closing its acquisition of Orange Austria, minus some of Orange’s key assets, which have been sold off to Telekom Austria. The explanation of how this changes the country’s telecoms landscape is rather number-tastic, so...
Austrian mobile operators consolidate, but a new player is on the horizon

Clearwire starts shrinking as Sprint makes the leap to LTE

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It was bound to happen. As Clearwire’s biggest investor and customer Sprint moved its customers to LTE, Clearwire’s WiMAX subscriber growth would level off and eventually reverse course. Both happened in the second quarter. After adding half a million new subscribers in the first quarter, Clearwire saw its customer totals...
Clearwire starts shrinking as Sprint makes the leap to LTE

T-Mobile USA Now Supporting 1.9 Million iPhones, Adding 100,000 Per Month

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Ahead of its previously announced plans to begin officially offering Apple mobile devices such as the iPhone sometime this year, T-Mobile USA has have already seen its customers bring 1.9 million iPhones onto the carrier's network. The number, which was noted by TmoNews, is growing by 100,000 devices per month.With...
T-Mobile USA Now Supporting 1.9 Million iPhones, Adding 100,000 Per Month

China Mobile rumored to link up with Line to take on Tencent's WeChat

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A storm is brewing now that NHN Japan’s Line messaging service has arrived in China, the home turf of Tencent’s rival WeChat app. Recent rumors suggest that China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier, may join forces with Line to go up against WeChat. Young’s China Business Blog noted the reports,...
China Mobile rumored to link up with Line to take on Tencent's WeChat

Industry expert sees Apple becoming a mobile operator

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. At a recent presentation in front of international wireless operators at the Informa MVNO Industry Summit in Barcelona, wireless industry analyst Whitey Bluestein claimed he thinks Apple will soon move to provide wireless service directly to users of its iOS devices. Specifically, he thinks Apple will...
Industry expert sees Apple becoming a mobile operator
Amazon will start selling prepaid wireless in Japan — this was inevitable

FreedomPop lets customers rollover unused megabytes each month - for a fee

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If you’ve ever been an AT&T Mobility customer you’re probably familiar with the concept of rollover: you can take a portion of unused voice minutes one month and add it to next month’s talk bucket. Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) FreedomPop this week jumped on the rollover bandwagon, but instead...
FreedomPop lets customers rollover unused megabytes each month - for a fee

Why would Amazon become a virtual operator? It already is one

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Reports are coming from Japan that Amazon is forming an mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, an arrangement that would allow it to sell mobile voice and data services under its own brand while riding over another carrier’s network. If true, it would be an interesting experiment for Amazon, expanding...
Why would Amazon become a virtual operator? It already is one

FreedomPop has a new plan: Turn the iPod Touch into an iPhone

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FreedomPop isn’t just connecting iPhones to 4G. As we have previously reported, it plans to connect iPod Touches as well, which – with the help of a VoIP client – will effectively turn them into iPhones. On Tuesday it began taking pre-orders for a $99 WiMAX sleeve that will amp...
FreedomPop has a new plan: Turn the iPod Touch into an iPhone

Walmart to sell iPhones with a $45 per month unlimited prepaid plan

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Starting this Friday, Walmart will be selling the iPhone for use with wireless provider Straight Talk, which is offering a $45-per-month contract with unlimited voice, data, and texting. This sale will make it one of the cheapest ways—as measured over a two-year period—to get a prepaid iPhone. Walmart says...
Walmart to sell iPhones with a $45 per month unlimited prepaid plan

FreedomPop, textPlus team up to offer freemium voice, SMS service

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FreedomPop is delivering on its promise to become a voice as well as mobile data provider. At CES 2013, it revealed it’s partnering with IP voice and messaging startup textPlus, bundling the latter’s freemium text and calling app with its freemium broadband service. textPlus, formerly known as Gogii, and FreedomPop...
FreedomPop, textPlus team up to offer freemium voice, SMS service
MVNO Karma goes live, selling a 4G hotspot made for sharing
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