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.
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.
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.
Verizon Adjusts Prepaid Pricing and Adds Travel Pass for $5
Verizon Wireless today changed up its prepaid service offerings by adding a new low-cost option and other features previously reserved for postpaid customers. Verizon Prepaid service now starts at $30 per month, which buys unlimited talk and text with 500 MB of data.
FreedomPop Intros $19 iPhone Plan
FreedomPop today announced a new calling plan that targets owners of the Apple iPhone. Owners of the iPhone 6 or 6s who activate their phone with FreeomPop will receive 500MB of data, 500 texts, and 500 voice minutes each month for free.