NetZero Jumps to Sprint's 3G Network
Updated: clarified that service is still available via WiMAX.
NetZero Wireless today said that its mobile broadband service now runs on Sprint's CDMA-based 3G network. It previously ran only on Clearwire's WiMAX network. Now that it is available via 3G and WiMAX, NetZero Wireless customers have greater network access thanks to Sprint's large CDMA footprint, which covers about 276 million Americans. NetZero Wireless, which launched in 2012, offers broadband-only services to mobile hotspots, laptops, tablets, and netbooks. NetZero does not require contracts and offers month-to-month service that can be cancelled at any time. The company offers four different service plans to meet its customers' budgeting needs.
Sprint's WiMax Shutdown May Halt Service for Charities
Sprint plans to deactivate its WiMax network on Nov. 6, but some charities say the change will eliminate internet service for some 300,000 Americans altogether.
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.
Xfinity Says It's Now Available In All Comcast Markets
Xfinity, Comcast's wireless service, today said it has expanded its availability to every market in which Comcast has a presence. The low-cost service launched in April, but was limited to just a small selection of markets.
Sprint Can Commence WiMax Shutdown
A Massachusetts court has given Sprint permission to turn off its WiMax network in stages over the next two months. Sprint will turn WiMax off in 16 cities, including New York, today, with 39 more to follow on February 29, and the remaining 25 cities on March 31.