T-Mobile Drops the Cost of Family Plans to $100
T-Mobile today announced a promotional plan that undercuts AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon's offerings dramatically. T-Mobile says a family of four can sign up for a T-Mobile Simple Choice plan with 10GB of LTE data for $100 per month. T-Mobile says each line receives 2.5GB of data in addition to unlimited talk, text, free 2G international data, and unlimited streaming music. The promotional price is good until January 2016 and is available beginning July 30 through September 30. AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon all charge $160 per month for similar four-line plans.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
U.S. Carriers Create Mobile Authentication Taskforce
Mobile operators in the U.S. today said they will work together to help customers more easily manage app and account authentication while also protecting consumers' privacy and identity.
Apple Refreshes the Apple Watch with LTE
Apple today updated its smartwatch with several new features. Notably, the Apple Watch Series 3 gains an optional LTE radio for connections when phones aren't around or available.
The days of bad T-mo coverage are numbered
Many phones that are being released already support LTE 700 for that spectrum as well.
I haven't been able to find a phone yet that supports LTE on band class 12 (Lower A Block [the specific block of...
Apples and oranges
Yes there are advantages, including music streaming and overseas 2G data, but most users are going to read 10GB and four lines and not realize that this is a fundamentally different than the other carriers offerings.
For many young people this will be better because they use up all their data music streaming, but for others this plan will be problematic.
Save 1/3 the cost, for 1/3 the coverage
Maximum number of lines: 5
It will not be available to a 2-line account, unfortunately.
...I have just confirmed. It is NOT available for 1 - 3 lines. Absolute minimum is 4.