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T-Mobile Pulls-Out Postpaid Products ...

by on 03/21/2013 - 09:51 am
Categories: News, Prepaid Carriers

TMONews has just reported that T-Mobile will be dropping all postpaid offerings from all Target stores across the United States. This includes all post-paid products which includes new subscriptions and changes in service.  
With nearly 700 Target stores across the United States offering T-Mobile postpaid products; the decision might sound like a big blow to Target’s retail presence, but T-Mobile is reported to continue to support its full line of prepaid products and services in over 1,700 Target stores nationwide.
No word yet on T-Mobile’s reasons for backing out from Target, but reports indicate that T-Mobile is eyeing other possible retail partners to sell their postpa ...

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White House Believes You Have the Rig...

by on 03/21/2013 - 09:56 am
Categories: Mobile Phones, News

It looks like the American public might have a fighting chance at making the law work for them, especially when it comes to using your mobile phones.
An online petition was released in late January asking the United States government to legalize phone unlocking. And if the White House has anything to say about it, it looks like they agree.
In the official White House statement written by R. David Edelman, he says it’s only common sense for someone to be able to do what they want with the products they buy.
"The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to unlock their cell phones without risking criminal or other penalties. In fact, we bel ...

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T-Mobile Loses 500k Subscribers Right...

by on 03/20/2013 - 07:43 am
Category: News

T-Mobile has had its hands full trying to finalize its merger with MetroPCS; and with voting finally happening later this month, it could’ve have come at a better time. Unfortunately, MetroPCS might think differently, especially with T-Mobile reporting sharp losses to its subscriber base.
T-Mobile has recently posted its fourth quarter results from 2012, and things aren’t going too smoothly for the fourth biggest carrier in the U.S wireless market. While there are growing segments in T-Mobile’s market, one of them isn’t from subscription contracts. T-Mobile has reported losing over 500,000 contracted subscribers last quarter, a category that accounts for more than 60 ...

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Leap Wireless $800 Million iPhone Con...

by on 03/20/2013 - 06:49 am
Categories: News, Prepaid Carriers

The iPhone may not be the Midas touch wireless carriers have been hoping for.
Unsold iPhones are sitting idly in the storehouses of Leap Wireless, reports the Wall Street Journal; and it’s costing the wireless communications company a pretty penny. Leap Wireless is currently under contract with Apple to push a certain quota of the phone’s iconic mobile devices. Unfortunately, it’s been more difficult to sell off than Leap had expected.  
Leap Wireles COO Jerry Elliot has assured investors and analysts that they need not be “concerned about... meeting the Apple commitment”, but that it’s hard to not see the damage control from the actual damage, espe ...

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Chinese High-End Smartphones Expected...

by on 03/20/2013 - 02:01 am
Categories: Mobile Phones, News

China doesn’t seem to be content with being the target of low-end, budget-friendly smart phones. And it looks like Chinese smartphone manufacturers are aiming to prove it.Nomura Equity Research projects (via MarketWatch) that Chinese smartphone manufacturers will sell as much as 20 million new high-end smartphones this year alone. This is a drastic jump from the measly 1 million units of 2012. But while smartphones aren’t a new thing in China, it will be the first year that country will be seeing this big of an abundance of locally branded smartphones.  ZTE’s Grand S, Huawei’s Ascend D2 and China Wireless Technology’s 9960 are all flagship smartphones that ...

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Smartphones Eat Into Handheld Gaming ...

by on 03/20/2013 - 07:40 am
Categories: Mobile Phones, News

It looks like more people are playing video games on their smart phones than in their living rooms.While that isn’t necessarily news for people who’ve been following the video game industry, what’s really surprising is that more people are now playing video games on their smart phone that on any other gaming device – and that includes all handheld gaming devices.Research firms IDC and App Annie report that the mobile gaming market has shifted dramatically towards smartphones in the past year. In Q4 of 2012, sales figures from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store topped sales from dedicated gaming portables like the Sony Playstation Vita and the Nintendo ...

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Samsung Teases the Galaxy S IV Launch...

by on 03/20/2013 - 12:54 am
Categories: Mobile Phones, News

Samsung has been gearing up for the Galaxy S IV launch this Thursday, March 14.
But even with the launch just a few days away, the Korean electronics manufacturer is still working overtime to make sure the world is rightfully hyped for the release of its new flagship phone.  Samsung has just released two teaser videos, not so much teasing the phone, but introducing Jeremy Maxwell, the young “secret messenger” tasked with safeguarding Samsung’s prized possession.There have been two episodes released so far, with one more video expected to hit before or on the actual Samsung Galaxy S4 launch event.
Despite all the hype surrounding the videos, there’s nothing mu ...

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Virgin Mobile Drops Smart Phone Price...

by on 03/20/2013 - 12:32 am
Categories: News, Prepaid Carriers, Promotions

Virgin Mobile has slashed the prices of a handful of their phones, advertising discounts of up to 30%. But interested customers need to act fast because the deal is only valid for a limited time or until supplies last.The HTC One V is down 30% from its listed price, knocking it from a SRP of $149.99 to a very affordable $104.99. You can check out the specs of the HTC One V below:

3.7 inch Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen display
4 GB of storage (upgradable to 32GB with a microSD card)
Beats Audio ready
512 MB RAM
1 GHZ Snapdragon Processor
Android 4.0 O.S (Ice Cream Sandwich)
5.0 MP Camera

The Kyocera Rise, on the other hand, is a QWERTY and cheaper alternative to the HTC One V, ...

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Cricket Hits 1.4 Million Subscribers ...

by on 03/20/2013 - 12:04 am
Categories: News, Prepaid Carriers

Cricket has had a lot to celebrate at this year’s SXSW (South by Southwest) Music Festival and Media Conference.
It announced that its high successful music experience service, Muve Music, hit a milestone 1.4 million subscribers.Muve Music was reported to have hit 1.1 million subscribers by the end of 2012, and the jump to an additional 300,000 sign-ups is a victory for Cricket so early into 2013.  Jeff Toig, senior vice president of Muve Music talked about how the milestone is just one of many coming triumphs for the music download service.
"Muve Music continues to attract new customers and we're proud to be one of the leading and fastest-growing on-demand digital music servic ...

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MetroPCS Offers $25 Unlimited Call an...

by on 03/20/2013 - 12:33 am
Categories: News, Prepaid Carriers, Promotions

MetroPCS has just revived a plan that combines unlimited calls and SMS text messaging for as little as $25 a month.But interested prepaid subscribers only have a small window to avail of the promo.
The $25 plan can only be found at MetroPCS stores and authorized dealers until March 31, 2013.
Subscribers who are able to avail of the promo will be able to benefit from the MetroPCS low-price offering as long as they are able to meet certain criteria, even after the March 31 cut-off.To find out how to stay eligible for the $25 offer, here are the conditions as well as a few disclaimers:

New subscribers have to pay a $10 “promotional fee” to activate the plan. This is, of cours ...

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