Posts filed under 'United States Wireless Industry'

Boost Mobile Drops Price on BB Curve

Boost Mobile has dropped the price of the BlackBerry Curve 8330.  The full QWERTY smartphone is now only $199.99, a $50 price drop.

Although the device is now a few years old it does feature a 2.0 MP camera, built-in GPS, and operates on Boost’s CDMA network.

Buy your BlackBerry 8330 on the Boost website today.


4 comments July 1st, 2010

We’re Losing Signal Captain! – iPhone Problems

Maybe it is better that the Canadian launch of the iPhone 4 has been delayed.  It looks like early adopters in the United States are having signal problems with their devices.  Instead of me explaining the problem to you, take a look at the video below.


7 comments June 23rd, 2010

AT&T 3G MicroCell

AT&T has rolled out the MicroCell nationwide.  The MicroCell connects to your existing broadband internet service (ie. cable or DSL) and acts like a mini cellular tower to increase the signal in your home or small business.  The 3G MicroCell should provide full bars for an area up to 5,000 sq ft.

Any call placed using the MicroCell will not count towards your monthly bucket.  If you have to leave the house while connected to the MicroCell you will be seamlessly handed over to the AT&T network which means you can continue your call with interruption.

Learn more about the 3G MicroCell over at AT&T.


4 comments June 23rd, 2010

T-Mobile Expands HSPA+ Coverage

T-Mobile announced yesterday that their HSPA+ network now covers 25 major metropolitan areas.  By the end of the month of June, T-Mobile hopes to have 75 million Americans covered with their expanded 4G coverage.

T-Mobile’s rapidly expanding HSPA+ mobile broadband footprint makes it easy for customers to enjoy 4G speeds on the HSPA+-enabled T-Mobile® webConnect Rocket USB Laptop Stick. In addition, T-Mobile currently has 15 3G devices that can benefit from enhanced speeds when they’re on the HSPA+ network.  T-Mobile has made considerable progress in the number of areas with faster mobile broadband — and expects to continue this aggressive pace to deliver HSPA+ speeds in 100 major metropolitan areas with backhaul in place, covering 185 million people in the U.S. by the end of this year.

Read the full press release and see if your city is covered by the new HSPA+ network on the T-Mobile website.


1 comment June 17th, 2010

Droid Does

Verizon is confirming the upcoming release of the Motorola Droid X with a promotional website for the device.  The Droid X features a 854 x 480 4.3″ display, HDMI output, and 720p capture.  Expect the official launch to be next week, June 23rd.


1 comment June 17th, 2010

Free Phones!

T-Mobile USA has a very aggressive promotion this Saturday in conjunction with Father’s Day.

This Saturday at 8 a.m., we’re putting families first with another first: every phone in each participating store is free. All you have to do is show up and switch.

  • Visit a T-Mobile store on June 19, 2010.
  • Switch to a T-Mobile family plan or add a new line to your existing family plan.
  • Get a free phone—any phone—for every new line on your plan.

It’s our way of saying Happy Father’s Day. And it’s one more way we’re helping families stick together®.

Read about the details and find a participating store on the T-Mobile website.


Add comment June 17th, 2010

Virgin USA Goes Beyond Talk

Virgin Mobile USA has refreshed prepaid offerings with the launch their new “Beyond Talk” plans.

There are free rate plans and all include unlimited text, email, data, and web.  The $25 plan will give you 300 anytime minutes, $40 will give you 4x that amount (1200 anytime), and $60 will net you unlimited voice.

Adding $10 onto your monthly rate plan will allow you to use web based e-mail, BlackBerry Messenger, and access to the BlackBerry App World.  Of course you will need to purchase Virgin Mobile’s Curve 8530 for $300 to take advantage of this add-on.

Check the image below to head over to VMUSA to see the details!


3 comments May 13th, 2010

Sprint Leads the 4G Revolution

Sprint has just announced that it will be releasing the first 4G phone in America, leading the evolution of wireless into 4G technology.  The HTC EVO 4G is now listed on the Sprint website for pre-orders ahead of its June 4th launch.

The HTC EVO 4G is powered by Android and will feature a 4.3″ screen, dual cameras (8.0MP primary/1.3MP secondary), WIFI and of course 4G download speeds which are 10 times faster than 3G.  The EVO 4G is currently priced at $199 after a $100 mail in rebate.

Pre-order your HTC online from Sprint today.


2 comments May 12th, 2010

U.S. Cellular Releases Samsung Stride

U.S. Cellular has released the Samsung R330 (Stride).  This basic CDMA flip features 1.3MP camera, battery, travel charger, and stereo headset.  The Stride is $39.95 on prepaid or $29.95 on a 2 year term.  I think this phone would be better priced if it was free on a 2 year term as a $10 discount over 2 years is not very much.

The Samsung Stride is the perfect choice for life on easy street. Featuring sleek, stylish flip functionality, a large keypad, a built-in camera and Bluetooth® capabilities, this phone is a dependable traveling companion. Thanks to its effortless operation, the Stride is the phone to use when you choose to cruise.

Buy the Samsung Stride R330 online at the U.S. Cellular website or at an authorized retailer today.


Add comment April 29th, 2010

Boost Mobile: “Grab a SANYO Juno today”

Boost Mobile has released the SANYO Juno in both royal blue and pink.

The Juno features a full QWERTY keyboard, high resolution 2.2″ color display, 1.3MP camera, and GPS navigation.  The CDMA device can be purchased online or at a Boost retail location for $99.99.


Add comment April 28th, 2010

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