New Regional Prepaid Service Coming to Wal-Mart
U.S. Cellular and Alltel today announced a new alliance to expand Alltel's U Prepaid brand to U.S. Cellular's footprint. The no-contract prepaid service will be sold in Wal-Mart stores in each carrier's coverage area, including communities across 18 states. The initial phone lineup will include the Samsung Repp Android phone, plus the LG Attune, LG Saber, and Samsung Chrono. The service will use Alltel and U.S. Cellular's networks, but also offer nationwide free roaming service.
Google's ARCore 1.0 Released to Public, Google Lens Hits More Handsets
Google today made ARCore 1.0 available to developers and the public, bringing augmented reality to some 100 million smartphones around the world. Handsets compatible with ARCore include Google’s Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL; Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8, S7, and S7 edge; LGE’s V30 and V30+; Asus’s Zenfone AR; and OnePlus’s OnePlus 5.
US Cellular Coverage Reaches Google's Project Fi
Google has updated its Project Fi app in order to take advantage of cellular coverage offered by U.S. Cellular.
MetroPCS Opens Up iPhone Sales Nationwide
T-Mobile's prepaid brand, MetroPCS, is now selling the entire range of Apple iPhones at more than 5,000 of its stores around the country. The prepaid carrier first tested iPhone sales at a limited number of stores in Florida.
Verizon Picks Up Samsung's Galaxy J3
Verizon Wireless has added the Samsung Galaxy J3 to its lineup of inexpensive smartphones. The J3, which has been for sale from Boost Mobile and other carriers since early this year, has a 5-inch 720p screen, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 16 GB (postpaid) or 8 GB (prepaid) of storage, 5-megapixel main camera with flash, 2-megapixel front camera, and 2,600mAh battery.