Sprint Agrees to Let RingPlus Launch MVNO Using Its Network
RingPlus today announced that it plans to launch an MVNO in three U.S. metropolitan markets in the third quarter of the year using Sprint's wireless network. RingPlus provides ringback tone services and this marks a new direction for the company. It hopes its integrated ringback tone services paired with the ability to roam across Sprint's nationwide footprint will provide enough differentiation to attract customers. The core experience will provide customers with customized sports news, location-based targeted mobile coupons, consumer preferred music, and social network messages from friends, instead of traditional ringtones and ringback tones. The initial launch markets will be New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. RingPlus didn't say if it will expand to other markets, nor did it provide any information about handsets and monthly fees.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
Sprint Signs Altice USA As Its Latest MVNO
Sprint has signed an agreement with Altice USA to resell Sprint service as an MVNO. Sprint is calling the deal a first-of-its-kind arrangement, as it will see the companies sharing services.
DirecTV Now Adds CBS, The CW, Other Channels
AT&T today improved its DirecTV Now television service with the addition of CBS and other channels. DirecTV Now has offered content from ABC, FOX, and NBC since launch, but not CBS.
Sprint Names Its First 5G Markets As It Preps Massive MIMO
Sprint today indicated which markets will be first to see 5G service from the carrier at some point in the first half of 2019. Sprint said customers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.
How many freakin MVNOs use Sprint's network ? Can we even count that high? Man... I always hear that sprint's network is garbage, maybe if they didn't let everybody and their brother use their network, they would h