carriers

  • Gameloft give a buy-one-get-one-free offer to Epic 4G and Evo 4G owners

    If you own either a Sprint Epic 4G or Evo 4G, and love to game (not necessarily as much as this guy) then you should listen up, as Gameloft are now offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal for Sprint customers. Announced on their blog today, Gameloft are offering the deal throughout the holidays on all of their “HD” titles. Follow me through the jump to see a list of titles, as well… Read More

  • Cellular South team up with Samsung for LTE goodness, two phones in 2011

    The move to 4G is certainly happening, with Verizon, T-mobile, AT&T, and even MetroPCS all having rolled out (or at least having announced a timeframe to roll out) some variant of a 4G network. And, whaddayaknow, Cellular South have also joined the 4G club, announcing last week their partnership with Samsung that will bring 700MHz LTE waves out to their part of the world, as well as… Read More

  • Video: New Verizon ad confirms December launch for LTE network

    You loves the 4Gs, but don’t want to leave Verizon, right? You’ve been eagerly awaiting any extra info since they launched their teaser site in September, yeah? Well, I’ve got a clip that’s sure to get your skin all goosebumply. The most interesting part of the clip is the confirmation that the network will launch in December 2010 (that’s next month, for those… Read More

  • AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon break down ETFs for the FCC

    Early termination fees. No one likes them but they can sometimes be a necessary evil. If you become unhappy with your service provider or you are overwhelmed with lust for a new gadget on a different carrier, you pay the price. Carriers say that these termination fees, or ETFs, allow them to subsidize handsets and recover those costs over the course of a contract. Should a contract be broken… Read More

  • HTC Desire headed for AT&T, Sprint picks up Legend (as Hero2)?

    HTC seemed pretty confident that the HTC Desire and HTC Legend weren’t US-bound when we talked to them at Mobile World Congress. But hey, things change — right? Boy Genius Report has just received word that the two handsets are bound for this side of the ocean, along with details on which carriers might be nabbing them. Read More

  • Sprint suddenly gets all Captain Planet on us with green movement

    Being eco-friendly should definitely be high on the priorities list for electronics manufacturers and service providers, so I’m pretty happy to see that Sprint is doing its part to make our planet a nicer place for future generations. Just in case you’re the apathetic type when it comes to the three Rs (recycle, reuse, reduce!), Sprint has put some incentives into place for you. Read More

  • Acer Liquid e comes to North America by way of Rogers Wireless

    Acer recently announced its growing presence in the Android realm and Rogers was quick to snap up the manufacturer’s latest device – the Liquid e. If you can get past the drug-related name, the handset doesn’t seem to sound so bad on paper. Read More

  • LG Arena made official at AT&T

    Part of me feels like saying, “LG Arena! Last stop, AT&T!” After all, this handset has been announced well over a year ago and it’s been available in other countries for quite some time. Of course, if you’ve been keeping up you’ll know that Best Buy is getting the Arena very soon for a modest price with a contract. Need a reminder for the perks and features… Read More

  • $2.2 billion liabilities: Japan's wireless carrier Willcom files for bankruptcy

    Wikipedia has a pretty useful list of countries by number of mobile phones in use, which shows that Japan (with around 100 million users) is the No. 7 in the world. The market is largely controlled by mobile carriers NTT Docomo, KDDI au and SoftBank Mobile but seemed big enough to offer enough room for a number of smaller competitors, too. Yesterday, however, a company called Willcom (one of… Read More

  • T-Mobile getting some Palm webOS lovin'?

    Palm’s webOS is certainly one of the more polished operating systems out there; the others being the iPhone OS and Android. It’s clean, simple to use and attractive. However, it was available only on Sprint’s network for the longest time until recently when it arrived at Verizon on the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus. Now it looks like another carrier will be picking up the… Read More

  • Apple and global carriers raise OTA iPhone app download limit to 20MB


    One thing I really love about the iPhone is discovering a new app while I’m out on the town, ignoring friends and family for my phone. I’ll check out reviews, look at some screen shots and take the plunge. Then the unexpected happens: the app won’t download because the file size is too big. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 clears for landing at AT&T

    When the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 was announced in November, my major concern was whether it was coming to the U.S., when it was coming and if it would be subsidized by a carrier. The good news is that it looks like the X10 will be hitting AT&T’s shores this Spring. Read More

  • Sprint tweets about Android 2.1 update, coming second quarter

    If you own a HTC Hero or Samsung Moment, don’t get too jealous at DROID and Nexus One owners just yet. Sure, it might take a while, but Sprint is working things out so that its Android handsets receive the latest version of Android, 2.1. Read More

  • Mobile companies band together and rise against Apple

    When one thinks of mobile apps, it’s tough to think of anything other than the ones for the iPhone. There’s an app for that rings through our heads as TV commercials and websites reveal to us that the iPhone is the platform of choice when businesses want to develop mobile apps. Apple now has a little over 175,000 apps in its store and over 3 billion have been downloaded to date. Read More

  • Sprint applies pressure, but still bled quite a bit in fourth quarter

    Over the past few years, Sprint has definitely given itself a facelift and now has excellent pricing plans and some decent handsets. Sadly, things aren’t turning around as quickly as Sprint would like since it has been showing some tremendous losses the past few quarters. The fourth quarter, however, shows that Sprint is slowly but surely easing its way to where it wants to be. Read More

  • AT&T starts LTE field trials later this year, commercial deployment in 2011

    Are you as excited as I am about LTE and the blazing fast data speeds it promises? Sure you are. And while you’re undoubtedly holding your breath waiting for 4G service and handsets, AT&T is moving forward with field trials after announcing that Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson will be providing its equipment. What’s in store for AT&T in the near future? Read More

  • AT&T may have fibbed regarding Sling player for iPhone

    Just the other day, AT&T announced that it was able to work with Sling Media in order to optimize Sling player for AT&T’s 3G network. That’s good news for consumers and all, but it appears as though AT&T might have been doing a little posturing to make itself look like the good guy. After all, Sling users were disappointed about the lack of a Sling player on the iPhone… Read More

  • The More You Know: An Overview of the Major Carriers' Early Termination Fees

    Turkey Day is just around the corner, which means that the annual American tradition season of losing one’s mind in exchange for slightly discounted goods will officially begin a week from today. Yes, I speak of the infamous day that is Black Friday. The very same day in which hundreds of thousands of Americans transform into penny-pinching-zombies who will do whatever it takes to score… Read More

  • iPhone 3G and 3GS coming to Virgin Mobile Canada

    Virgin Mobile Canada has announced that it will begin to sell the iPhone 3G and 3GS in Virgin Mobile Retail Stores and online in Canada in the “coming months.” VMC joins fellow Canadian carriers Telus, Bell Canada, Fido, and Rogers in becoming an authorized iThing dealer. Read More

  • Sprint pushes OTA bug-fixin' update to HTC Hero

    Sprint has pushed out an over-the-air firmware update for its popular HTC Hero ‘droid handset. Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with Android 2.0, but it does purportedly fix a pesky SMS bug which has been causing battery drain issues. Oh, and it also helps your favorite Hero play nice with daylight saving time. But apparently, that’s just about all the update does. Read More