T-Mobile Joins the Rural Carrier Association
T-Mobile USA has joined the ranks of the Rural Carrier Association, which advocates for smaller, regional network operators. Though the RCA normally limits membership to organizations with fewer than 10 million customers, it has made an exception for T-Mobile USA, which has 33.2 million customers, and Sprint, which has 55 million customers. Both are affiliate members, Sprint joined the RCA in April 2011. The RCA now has more weight to act as a counter to the lobbying influence wielded by the CTIA, as well as the nation's largest network operators, AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Hands On with RCA's New Senior Phone
Feature phones with big, traditional buttons are becoming rare, but there's still a market for them among older consumers. RCA has a new phone out to address this market, with a number of senior-friendly features, and it costs just $29.
Hands On with RCA's Budget Unlocked Androids
The unlocked phone market is taking off in the States, and RCA is one company trying to take on the budget end of that market with a range of Android phones that sell for around $80-100 unlocked. We checked out the first LTE model in their lineup.
Alcatel A30 Reaches Amazon Prime for Just $60
Amazon recently added the Alcatel A30 to its roster of Prime Exclusives. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5-inch HD screen and a 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
Sprint Falls to Become No. 4 US Carrier
Sprint reported its second quarter earnings today and the numbers reveal it has fallen behind competitor T-Mobile in the total number of customers. T-Mobile, which gained a total of 2 million new customers during the second quarter, reported a total customer base on 58.9 million.