Ultra Mobile Now Offering LTE
Ultra Mobile, an MVNO that resells access to T-Mobile's network, recently begun offering customers access to LTE data. Ultra Mobile doesn't sell handsets and instead only sells SIM cards. Ultra Mobile has no plans to change this arrangement, but customers who provide their own LTE-equipped hardware will now be able to use the faster wireless networking technology. They were previously limited to HSPA+. Further, Ultra Mobile has tweaked its service plans. Customers who subscribe to its $29, $39, and $49 plans now have unlimited free calling to more than 40 countries, such as Canada, China, France, Germany, Mexico, and others. Last, the $29 plan now provides customers with $2.50 in credit towards global international calling in addition to 500MB of LTE data per month.
FreedomPop Launches Free International Calling
FreedomPop today made a free international calling plan available to all Android and iOS smartphones. Smartphone owners need only download the FreedomPop Free Talk and Text app and they'll have access to 100 free voice minutes good for calling 52 countries, including Mexico, the U.K., Canada, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Argentina, and India.
Sprint's Roaming Plan Now Includes Free 2G Data
Sprint today improved its international roaming plan, making it cheaper and more appealing to customers. Sprint customers can now enjoy free 2G data, free text messaging, and $0.20-per-minute voice calls in some 165 countries.
Cricket Follows AT&T's Lead with Unlimited Calls to Mexico
Cricket Wireless today announced that all customers on its $50 and $60 plans can now make unlimited calls to Mexico. Cricket's subscribers can call landlines and mobile phones at no extra charge, though Cricket said calls to special or premium services may be blocked.
T-Mobile to Restrict 'Mobile Without Borders' Data to 5 GB
T-Mobile is shifting gears on the amount of data it offers to customers who travel to Canada and Mexico. Beginning November 12, customers on the T-Mobile One Simple Choice North American plan will only be able to use a maximum of 5 GB of 4G LTE, even if they have an unlimited data bucket at home.
Cricket Dials In Unlimited Calling to Canada
Cricket Wireless today upgraded its $50 and $60 monthly plans to include unlimited international calling and messaging to Canada. Customers won't have to take any steps to activate the feature, Cricket is doing so automatically for all new and existing subscribers.