Cricket Reveals New LTE Markets, Smartphones, Data Plans
Updated: Added link to press release, updated text with more info
Cricket Wireless today announced a significant expansion of its nascent LTE 4G network. Its 4G service is already available in Las Vegas and Tucson. Those markets are joined today by Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Laredo, Corpus Christi, and the Brownsville-McAllen-Harlingen area of Texas. Cricket says this expansion ups its LTE coverage to 21 million POPs. The company also launched two new LTE smartphones, the LG Optimus Regard and the Samsung Galaxy S III. The Regard is available starting today for $249.99. The GSIII will launch in several weeks, and will cost $549.99. Cricket's new LTE plans start at $50 per month and include unlimited talk and text, and 2GB of 3G and/or 4G data.
Hands-On with the Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S III, its global flagship phone for 2012. We spent a bit of time with it.
Review: Samsung Galaxy S III for Sprint
Sprint's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III is just as good as those sold by Sprint's competitors and is the latest device to support Sprint's brand new LTE network. Find out how Sprint's LTE network rates in Phone Scoop's full report.
Hands-On with the LG Motion
We spent some time with LG's new affordable 4G LTE phone for MetroPCS. In the Motion, LG has packaged some decent hardware with some advanced camera software and all kinds of extra apps and Android customizations.
Samsung Details Premium Suite for Galaxy S III
Samsung today provided information about a software update for the Galaxy S III. The Premium Suite is an add-on that includes a handful of new features such as a split-screen mode similar to the one on the Galaxy Note II.
MetroPCS Selling Samsung Galaxy S III for $499
MetroPCS today announced the pending availability of the Samsung Galaxy S III. The device will be available in select stores beginning this weekend, and in all stores and online by October 22.
LG Motion 4G / Optimus Regard
3.5" display 320 x 480 pixels
Snapdragon MSM8960L processor
1,700 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Memory Card Slot