Mobile carriers are moving away from their legacy data plans in an effort to promote more usage (and perhaps charging a higher base fee for data). T-Mobile, for one, is changing its minimum data plan. While you can previously subscribe to a 200MB bucket for $10, the minimum is now the Unlimited Plus data plan, which starts at $20.
October 29th is shaping up to be a pretty important day for mobile news. On the east coast, Google is preparing a press conference that will more than likely focus on the Nexus 4 and other rumored Nexus devices. On the west coast we have Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 press event. Now it seems T-Mobile is joining the party by announcing its own press event scheduled for the evening of the 29th.
Even with so many new impressively spec’d phablets being leaked or unveiled, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 is still the top “beast” US tech users are craving for. After an excruciatingly long couple of months, the GNote 2 is finally ready to go on sale from all major American carriers, and the pricing and availability puzzles are starting to get solved.
The marketing head of Isis, Jaymee Johnson, has sent out a statement to tech publications across the country that its mobile payment service will indeed be officially rolled out on October 22. Come Monday next week, folks in Salt Lake City and Austin, who are keen on leaving their wallet at home to make some transactions, will be able to tap and pay their way out of Isis-ready stores.
Earlier today we heard that the U.S. Galaxy S3 versions will only get their Jelly Bean updates in 2013, or at least most of them, but now we have an official press release from Samsung to shed more light on the upgrade process in the region.
The news that Japan-based Softbank is about to take Sprint under its wing is just another example of globalization at work. If the $20.1 billion deal between the two companies is approved by regulators and shareholders, it’ll add to the growing list of American wireless carriers that are mostly owned by foreign companies. Here’s a quick look at who’s behind the top mobile network operators in the U.S.
With Softbank having confirmed the $20.1 billion Sprint acquisition earlier today, there doesn’t seem to be anything standing in the way of the T-Mobile/MetroPCS love affair.
While we can’t be certain, what may be the LG Optimus L9 release date was revealed by a leaked roadmap of T-Mobile’s hardware release dates.
People have been talking about Isis Mobile Wallet for quite some time. After many release dates that have come and gone, it has been announced that Isis will go live in a testing market on October 22nd. The markets include Austin, TX and Salt Lake City, UT. The only phone slated to receive it is the Droid Incredible 4G, but other devices will receive compatibility as time goes.
After showing a great interest for MetroPCS , Sprint reportedly will hold off making any counterbid offer until more details of the T-Mobile agreement surface. Seeing that the proxy filing made by T-Mobile would be out in a month or two, Sprint may want to use such information to its advantage before approaching MetroPCS.