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 to Kill Off WiMax Once and for All On Nov. 6, 2015
Sprint today confirmed it will permanently shutter its WiMax network on or around November 6, 2015. The company had previously said it would operate the failed 4G network until "the end of 2015." Sprint said it has identified 6,000 "redundant sites that we expect to decommission and terminate the underlying leases," as part of the process, which will save the company some money.
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.
Cricket to Replace Muve Music with Deezer
Cricket Wireless today announced significant changes soon to impact its subscription music service. First, the company announced it will launch the Deezer music app and service on Jan.
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.