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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

AT&T's GoPhone prepaid service to undergo major changes, kill data options

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AT&T's GoPhone plans are undergoing a major shakedown, and you'll get a preliminary taste on June 20th once existing data packages are given the axe. Smartphone users who want internet access on GoPhone's $25 or $50 plans currently have the option to purchase a 50MB data add-on per month...
AT&T's GoPhone prepaid service to undergo major changes, kill data options

IDC: Samsung clobbers Apple with twice as many phones sold in Q2

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The IDC’s latest numbers mirror yesterday’s figures from Juniper Research. One of the report’s main headliners is that phones are selling faster than in previous years. About 406 million units sold in Q2 2012—up from 401.8 million units in Q2 2011. Smartphone sales also eyed a large year-over-year increase with...
IDC: Samsung clobbers Apple with twice as many phones sold in Q2
Lumia 900 goes to college: Seton Hall freshman get Nokia Windows Phones

Sprint's Virgin Mobile to Offer iPhone

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Sprint Nextel Corp. is set to become the second U.S. mobile-phone carrier to offer Apple Inc.’s iPhone on a pay-as-you-go basis. Sprint will announce this week it will offer the popular smartphone on its Virgin Mobile pay-as-you-go brand as soon as July 1, according to people familiar with the company’s...
Sprint's Virgin Mobile to Offer iPhone

AT&T Boosts Data Levels in Prepaid Service

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AT&T boosted the amount of data offered in packages for prepaid customers, as the telecommunications giant steps up efforts to compete in the fast-growing prepaid market....
AT&T Boosts Data Levels in Prepaid Service

US Cellular, Alltel Wireless team up to launch 'U Prepaid' service in Walmart stores

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Good ol' Wally isn't a stranger when it comes to offering prepaid wireless goods within its shops, and now the retail giant's about to add yet another service to that carrier-packed inventory. Starting next month, US Cellular -- in partnership with Alltel Wireless -- will begin rolling out a...
US Cellular, Alltel Wireless team up to launch 'U Prepaid' service in Walmart stores

T-Mobile launches GoSmart prepaid service

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T-Mobile has quietly launched a prepaid cellular service marketed under the brand GoSmart Mobile. As noted by Reuters, the Deutsche Telekom division has partnered with smaller player MetroPCS to rival prepaid services offered by US competitors. GoSmart takes a slightly different approach than other services, however, bringing unlimited usage but...
T-Mobile launches GoSmart prepaid service
No more roaming: Truphone simplifies international phone service for travelers

AT&T adds the iPhone to its GoPhone prepaid service

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The latest revamp to the GoPhone plan will also allow 4G devices to participate in the prepaid option. [Read more]...
AT&T adds the iPhone to its GoPhone prepaid service

PC Mobile may carry smartphones on June 5th, heat up Canada's mobile space

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Telus may be near taking over one of its competitors, but it could soon offer an olive branch to Canadians wanting a choice in budget carriers. MobileSyrup understands that prepaid service PC Mobile (which uses Telus' network) is going postpaid on June 5th, and introducing smartphones at the same...
PC Mobile may carry smartphones on June 5th, heat up Canada's mobile space

Watch out, wireless carriers: MVNOs are gaining momentum

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More than a decade ago, the first wave of MVNOs – TracFone, Virgin and Boost – brought consumers the option of prepaid service. No-contract cellular was disruptive then; today, it accounts for more than one out of five mobile users. The original three MVNOs still account for about half of the...
Watch out, wireless carriers: MVNOs are gaining momentum

AT&T's GoPhone prepaid service can now connect to LTE

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AT&T is no longer saving its sparkly new LTE network for its high-end contract customers. On Friday the company confirmed it is opening up the faster speeds of its LTE and HSPA+ systems to GoPhone prepaid customers. Those high-capacity connections are only available to customers who buy a compatible device...
AT&T's GoPhone prepaid service can now connect to LTE

Yikes: Sprint may terminate its 15-year agreement with LightSquared

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The country’s third largest wireless carrier, Sprint Nextel, may terminate its 15-year agreement with wholesale wireless startup LightSquared today. Back in July, LightSquared signed a $9 billion 15-year agreement with Sprint to build and host its LTE network, which is crucial for the company to reach the targeted launch...
Yikes: Sprint may terminate its 15-year agreement with LightSquared
Lightsquared hires a slew of top lawyers, loses Leap Wireless to Clearwire

Living Without a Cellphone

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Some Americans have given up their cellphones to cut back on living expenses, while others have traded in their high-cost wireless contracts for more-affordable prepaid service plans....
Living Without a Cellphone

First European Intel phone arrives June 6

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Intel's (perhaps inappropriately named) San Diego smartphone goes to Orange with an Atom Z2460 processor. Intel The first Intel smartphone in Europe will arrive June 6, the company announced today. Orange's prepaid service will be the lucky carrier of the Intel San Diego, an Android smartphone with an Intel...
First European Intel phone arrives June 6
To avoid defaulting on its massive debt, LightSquared’s Falcone is stepping aside
Google Wallet prepaid service re-enabled after security fix

Is Apple testing the waters for an unsubsidized iPhone push?

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There may be more to Apple’s new deal with Leap Wireless than meets the eye. Apple could be using Leap — through its Cricket Wireless brand — as a guinea pig carrier to test if American consumers are ready to pay full price for their iPhones, according to BTIG analyst...
Is Apple testing the waters for an unsubsidized iPhone push?

RadioShack No Contract Wireless rate plans leak, $60 will get you everything

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We're just about a week out from the rumored launch of RadioShack's Cricket-based No Contract Wireless plans, and more details are beginning to trickle out about the prepaid service. Specifically, we've just received information concerning how much The Shack intends to charge on a monthly basis, and it's just...
RadioShack No Contract Wireless rate plans leak, $60 will get you everything
T-Mobile launches GoSmart prepaid service nationwide
Straight Talk: It could let you dump AT&T or T-Mobile

T-Mobile Monthly4G plans may get an unlimited data tier on January 9th

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The perpetual gotcha for T-Mobile's Monthly4G prepaid service has been the absence of truly unlimited data -- you could have one advantage or the other, but not both. TmoNews understands that this either/or choice is fading away after spotting what looks to be leaked promo material. Come January 9th,...
T-Mobile Monthly4G plans may get an unlimited data tier on January 9th

Google Wallet users get $5 apology as prepaid service resumes in full after security issues

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Following recent trouble with Google Wallet, Google is giving all prepaid users of its mobile payments system a small piece of compensation by adding $5 to their accounts, as members of the Rootz Wiki discovered. The move is part of a wider apology from Google after issues arose last month...
Google Wallet users get $5 apology as prepaid service resumes in full after security issues
Sprint launching prepaid service January 25th, T-Mobile may add unlimited data to Monthly4G

T-Mobile goes off-brand with new prepaid service GoSmart

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T-Mobile USA has launched a new prepaid service for the highly budget-minded, and in the process it’s taken a page from Sprint’s book. Instead of making the new plans part of its regular magenta-tinged T-Mobile portfolio, the carrier has created a whole new brand: GoSmart Mobile. GoSmart plans start at...
T-Mobile goes off-brand with new prepaid service GoSmart
In annual ritual, AT&T declared worst wireless service

U.S.Cellular, Alltel launch Walmart prepaid phones

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The joint U Prepaid service brings both carriers into the realm of big box distribution. [Read more]...
U.S.Cellular, Alltel launch Walmart prepaid phones

Sprint expected to launch prepaid service on January 25

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Sprint's wireless network is used by prepaid carriers like Sprint Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, but now the company is preparing to enter the prepaid arena on its own, according to company documents leaked to Android Police. The service, slated for launch on January 25, will cost $70 a...
Sprint expected to launch prepaid service on January 25
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