carriers

  • HTC Merge/Lexicon appears with Alltell branding

    HTC Merge/Lexicon appears with Alltell branding

    We’ve not heard a peep from the HTC Merge (formally Lexicon) in some time now, and it was notably absent from CES this year, causing a few people to think that it might have been axed. However, a new image of the device infers that maybe the device isn’t destined to fade away, but, rather, make an appaerance on regional carrier Alltell. Read More

  • Verizon axing low-end data plans, making $30 unlimited data plan 3G only

    Verizon axing low-end data plans, making $30 unlimited data plan 3G only

    With user’s appetites for data growing as smartphones become more prevalent, it kinds makes sense that 150MB plans would eventually go the way of the Broad-faced Potoroo. The peeps over at Verizon clearly agree with me, as Engadget have landed their hands on a shot of their upcoming range of data plans, and, as you can see, it’s unlimited or nothing for all future smartphones… Read More

  • T-mobile Samsung Vibrant Froyo update begins today, T-mobile commits to 3-5 month Android update turn-around

    T-mobile Samsung Vibrant Froyo update begins today, T-mobile commits to 3-5 month Android update turn-around

    There’s nothing quite like an Android update to make your day just that much better, so you T-mobile Vibrant (aka Samsung Galaxy S) owners out there are set for a great weekend, as today — January 21 — marks the day that Froyo begins to make its way onto Vibrant handsets. Read More

  • Canadians rejoice: the Nexus S is coming in March

    Canadians rejoice: the Nexus S is coming in March

    According to Moblicity CEO, Dave Dobbin, everyone’s favourite Gingerbread totin’ handset — The Samsung Nexus S — will be released through the company’s AWS brand come March. If you care not for AWS, then you’ll be happy to hear that Doctor Dobbs also said that Bell, Telus, and Rogers will also carry the hot new handset. Jump on through the break for a video… Read More

  • Asian Power: China Mobile, NTT Docomo And KT Form Business Alliance

    Asian Power: China Mobile, NTT Docomo And KT Form Business Alliance

    It can’t get bigger than this in Asia’s mobile industry, and in fact, it’s a business alliance with the potential to shake things up on a global level. Today, the world’s biggest mobile carrier China Mobile, Japan’s No. 1 player NTT Docomo and Korea’s leading telco KT have announced the establishment of a “broad-based business tie-up”. Read More

  • Rumor: Verizon to end early upgrade and "New Every Two" programs

    Rumor: Verizon to end early upgrade and "New Every Two" programs

    According to a leaked Verizon Training slide that recently landed in Android Central’s virtual lap, ol’ Big Red will be putting to bed both their early upgrade program and their “New Every Two” program come January 16. The early upgrade program allowed customers to upgrade their handset in months 13-20 of their contract, rather than having to wait out the full 24 months. Read More

  • AT&T Carrier billing now supported on the Android Market

    AT&T Carrier billing now supported on the Android Market

    While T-mobile have supported carrier billing on the Android Market since those far-off days of ’09, they have — up until this point — been the only US carrier to do so. BUT NO LONGER! As announced on the Android Developer’s Blog today, Google have been busy rolling out the feature (alongside that recent Market update) to a number of AT&T customers over the last… Read More

  • Verizon confirms Motorola 4G phone coming in the future

    Verizon confirms Motorola 4G phone coming in the future

    Verizon has a shiny new 4G network, but only have a USB modem that you can use with it. We’ve previously heard rumours of two HTC phones making their way over to the big red 4G waves in 2011, but Verizon have now said — in a WSJ interview with Verizon chief operating officer, John Stratton — that Motorola will soon bring a handset to their new network. Read More

  • MetroPCS brings its LTE hoodoo to Boston, New York City, and Sacramento Metro Areas

    MetroPCS brings its LTE hoodoo to Boston, New York City, and Sacramento Metro Areas

    If, the other week, when MetroPCS announced that they’d brought their 4G LTE goodness (and single compatible featurephone) to San Francisco, you were a little jealous of your West-coast brethren, then you can now relax… as today those bringers of unlimited plans announced that they are expanding into Boston, New York City, and Sacramento Metro Areas. Unfortunately, they still… Read More

  • MetroPCS launches LTE in San Francisco, still only one compatible featurephone

    MetroPCS launches LTE in San Francisco, still only one compatible featurephone

    If you’re the type of person that craves high download speeds, but doesn’t go for the whole “smartphone” thing (plus you live in SF), then — as strange as it may sound — MetroPCS have you covered. Today MetroPCS launched their LTE network in San Francisco, and — just like before — are only offering the one device to use on it. Namely, the… Read More