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L70
Apr 22, 2014, 10:21 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile and MetroPCS Score LG's L Series III Phones forum

So, Metro gets the L70, as does Wal-Mart Family Mobile ($180), but no love for their own prepaid division? The only sector that was any growth for several quarters gets left behind again.

Tracfone S390G
Aug 13, 2013, 4:34 AM
in the Article: Samsung Outs the Freeform M for MetroPCS forum

This is the same phone Tracfone, Net10 and Striaght Talk have carried for over a year as the Samsung S390G.

Coverage
Jun 26, 2013, 12:35 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Teases 'LTE-Advanced Features' for This Year forum

"T-Mobile offers LTE in only a handful of markets right now. It expects to cover 100 million POPs with LTE by mid-year, and 200 million by year's-end" They also expect to have LTE (or even refarmed 3G) in northern New England when hell freezes over.

Re: Already available
May 9, 2013, 4:53 PM
in the Article: Samsung Tips Galaxy Centura for Straight Talk forum

Verizon's

Straight Talk
May 9, 2013, 10:09 AM
in the Article: Huawei's First Windows Phone Hits Walmart this Month forum

This phone has been seen on Straight Talk's and Net10's site. It was also shown at CES with the logo of Tracfone's parent company (which is also on the graphic that is in the article).

Already available
May 9, 2013, 4:45 AM
in the Article: Samsung Tips Galaxy Centura for Straight Talk forum

This phone has already been spotted in stores as of last Friday and was seen on sale on the web on Monday. Price is $100. The screen in 3.5”, not 3”.

Better than the original?
Jan 31, 2013, 11:11 AM
in the Article: FCC Reveals Alcatel Sparq II for T-Mobile forum

This HAS to better than the original Sparq. What a piece of garbage that was.

Prepaid bound
Dec 31, 2012, 2:26 PM
in the Article: ZTE 'Wombat' for T-Mobile Makes FCC Appearance forum

I actually spotted a shelf tag at a CVS pharmacy several months ago that had "T-Mobile Wombat" on it. Price was $80

Price?
Oct 5, 2012, 12:45 PM
in the Article: AT&T Outs Simple Alcatel GoPhone forum

To quote John McClane, “If it’s more than $1.98, I’d be very surprised”

Sort of old news
Sep 4, 2012, 12:36 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Offering Samsung GS2 with No Contract forum

Phone was spotted over tree weeks ago at several Wal Mart stores.

Been around
Aug 9, 2012, 7:49 AM
in the Article: TracFone Scores the LG Optimus Zip forum

Has been available for at least 2 weeks at several Wal Mart stores and is the same price ($180) as the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim.

Not surprising
Aug 1, 2012, 12:42 PM
in the Article: Simple Mobile Lowers Price forum

Since Tracfone now owns Simple, this it not that surprising. Net10 has a $50 unlimited so this price is in line with that brand.

Re: Bazinga ! !
Jun 13, 2012, 7:54 AM
in the Article: Sprint to Decommission 9,600 iDEN Towers Before October forum

Verion Troll? I'm not partial to ANY carrier. I just don't like that Sprint rents it's network ourt to 1257 MVNOs, then wonders why they have slow data sppeds. Grab your Sprint phone and head to northern New England and tell me about your fantastic data coverage.

Coverage.
Jun 12, 2012, 12:37 PM
in the Article: Sprint to Decommission 9,600 iDEN Towers Before October forum

Those 9600 decommissioned iDEN towers will still have better coverage than 9600 active Sprint CDMA towers.

Available
Jun 11, 2012, 12:19 PM
in the Article: TracFone Scores the Samsung S425G Slider forum

An ebay dealer is selling these for $45 (the Tracfone version) as of 2 weeks ago.

Already available
Jun 11, 2012, 12:18 PM
in the Article: Samsung S125G Is a Simple Bar Phone for TracFone forum

Price is $10 and can be had throught either Radio Shack's or Dollar General's website.

Re: 5 Manufactuers
Mar 28, 2012, 5:01 AM
in the Article: MetroPCS Hoping to Offer Low-Cost LTE Android Phones forum

I think you have to throw Alcatel One Touch in there as well. Virgin Mobile USA just released the Venture made by Alcatel.

Sparq has no fire.
Nov 3, 2011, 12:44 PM
in the Article: Alcatel Makes Inroads In US Market With T-Mobile Sparq forum

Not worth $80 by a long stretch.

Wrong plan name quoted.
Jul 11, 2011, 12:33 PM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile USA Confirms Imminent Price Changes forum

The plans that are changing are the Beyond Talk plans, NOT the PayLo plans.

While it lasts.
Mar 29, 2011, 7:51 AM
in the Article: Best Buy Offering Unlimited WiMax for $45 Per Month forum

Odds are the unlimited option will not last long. Get in while you can

Pantech Caper
Mar 24, 2011, 2:30 PM
in the Article: Pantech Caper Headed to Verizon's Pre-Paid Service forum

This handset has been out for at least 4 weeks in stores. It can range anywhere from %60 to $80, depending on the retailer. I paid $57 for one at Wal Mart in Hooksett, NH back on 2-19-2011.

Re: I am guessing Boost Mobile/Sprint
Jan 21, 2011, 2:35 PM
in the Article: Samsung Gem Headed to Unknown CDMA Carrier forum

I remember back in August or September hearing that it would be heading to Verizon.

Prepaid version available
Nov 10, 2010, 11:11 AM
in the Article: Verizon Sets Availability and Price for Motorola Citrus forum

There is a prepaid version of the Citrus available for $180 from Wal Mart as well.

Re: Coverage?
Jun 11, 2010, 6:39 PM
in the Article: Simple Mobile Refreshes Calling Plans forum

Simple Mobile uses T-Mobile's network. They also have no roaming on AT&T.

Re: Still Expensive.
May 17, 2010, 11:40 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Intros New Pre-Paid Plans forum

But, with T-Mobile's plans, you can roam on AT&T with no extra charges. Virgin Mobile has no roaming.

Re: Yeah!
Dec 4, 2009, 1:47 PM
in the Article: Sprint Now Owns iPCS forum

This just in... iPCS sues themselves for allowing the takeover. Why? They've sued everyone else, why not themselves?

Re: Mess with IPCS...
Oct 20, 2009, 12:48 PM
in the Article: iPCS Shareholders Prepping to Fight Sprint Acquisition forum

If iPCS could sue themselves, they would.

Re: When???
Sep 2, 2009, 10:07 AM
in the Article: Nokia and AT&T Introduce the Mural Flip forum

"The Mural will be available at select AT&T stores and online starting September 6 for $50 after mail-in rebate with new agreement."

Re: Why is T-mobile always late?
Jul 28, 2009, 12:32 PM
in the Article: Sidekick LX 2009 Now Supports Microsoft Exchange Email forum

Sidekicks are also marketed towards hearing impared and deaf adults. With the TTY relay programs on the phone, along with everything else, HOH and deaf people don't really need a different device.

Re: Why is T-mobile always late?
Jul 28, 2009, 12:06 PM
in the Article: Sidekick LX 2009 Now Supports Microsoft Exchange Email forum

Microsoft had closed the deal for Danger a while back (cannot remember and exact date). Since then, they've added quite a few things to the Sidekick, not just the '09, including Mocrosoft Live Search.

Re: possibly
Jun 17, 2009, 12:47 PM
in the Article: Verizon Goes On the Offensive Against Telemarketers forum

No, Verizon loves the profits from their customers. They could care less who the customer is, just show them the money.

Does the Jet name belong to Kyocera?
Jun 15, 2009, 10:10 AM
in the Article: Samsung Announces the Jet forum

Years ago Kyocera had a phone named the "Jet" for Amp'd Mobile. Does Kyocera hold a trademark for that name?

$15 credit
May 8, 2009, 2:19 PM
in the Article: AT&T Bolsters GoPhone with $3 Daily Unlimited Plan forum

Since when do they come with any credit? You had to add $25 withing 7 days of activation to get a $10'bonus'. And they still don't have a way to add data or texting packs on-line. Too bad because that's a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Hate to tell you this, AT&T, but deaf folks can't 'call' 611 and follow the voice prompts, you see, we are deaf.

Also available on Verizon Prepay
Apr 24, 2009, 12:39 PM
in the Article: Verizon Likes It Smooth, Begins Sales of Samsung U350 forum

They happen to be offering the Smooth on Verizon Prepay as well. They have been found for $20 at Wal-Mart.

Jax
Mar 12, 2009, 7:45 AM
in the Article: Kyocera X-tc and Jax Appear in Virgin Mobile Site forum

Heard the Jax will cost $10. Seeing as how it's so cheap, and made by Kyocera, why not call it the "Junx"? A fitting name.

Re: Ugliest Phone Ever?
Aug 25, 2008, 10:10 AM
in the Article: UTStarcom Blitz Goes on Sale at Verizon Wireless Site forum

This has been available on InPulse since 8-8 and only in select Wal Mart stores. I picked one up last week. It's not the greatest phone, but it's not the worst, either. They are selling these for $99 on InPulse.

Re: People of Unicel, welcome to the Empire!
Aug 8, 2008, 2:21 PM
in the Article: Verizon Completes Acquisition of Rural Cellular forum

Except for the entire state of Vermont, all Unicel assets there must be sold (AT&T was the buyer last time I knew). Verizon is there as well, but Bernie had his way.

Re: Marbl 2.0
Jul 8, 2008, 1:27 PM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile USA Adds Arc, TNT! to Lineup forum

I hope it's not as bad as the Marbl. Let's not forget that the very early versions of the Oystr, also from Kyocera, had a VERY short standby time because of the firmware on the phone (about 24-36 hours).

Re: Actually it isn't the Cheapest
Jun 24, 2008, 4:53 PM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile USA Offers $80 Unlimited Calling Plan forum

Airlink Powerlink is $69 a month, and they use Sprint's network too.

Re: Actually it isn't the Cheapest
Jun 24, 2008, 4:50 PM
in the Article: Virgin Mobile USA Offers $80 Unlimited Calling Plan forum

VCast is from Verizon Wireless, not Sprint, the network Virgin Mobile uses.

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