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.
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.
AT&T Says '5G Evolution' to Reach 20 Markets This Year
AT&T said customers who own the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have access to enhanced wireless service in Austin starting today. Austin serves as the first market for what AT&T is calling "5G Evolution" service, an effort to modernize and improve its network ahead of the official adoption of the 5G specification by international standards bodies.
Sprint Forced to Backtrack On Throttling After Outcry
Sprint was forced to remove a speed limit on its new All-In plans after customers were quick to complain. On Tuesday, Sprint revealed a service plan called All-In that offers monthly service and phone payments bundled together for $80 per month.
Republic Wireless MVNO to Add GSM-Based Service
Republic Wireless, an MVNO that operates on Sprint's network, says it has signed a deal with a GSM-based carrier and will expand service with a GSM smartphone later this year. Republic's SVP of sales Lon France told Fierce Wireless the device will be a high-end Motorola handset, though he didn't name the exact model nor the new carrier partner (likely T-Mobile).
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