Sprint's Landline Spinoff Launches Wireless Service
Jun 13, 2006, 2:06 PM by (staff)
Embarq, the wireline phone company spun of from Sprint, today launched wireless services using Sprint's network. They will offer bonuses to their wireline subscribers, giving them extra minutes and free calls between wireless and wireline phones on the same bill with some plans. Embarq is also offering an add-on service for unlimited calls to five phones regardless of network, similar to Alltel's plan. The service is launching with select entry-level Sprint handsets as well as the PPC 6700 smartphone and Novatel EV-DO high speed wireless data card.
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.
Sprint to Let Customers Manage Movistar Prepaid Accounts in Mexico and El Salvador
Sprint today announced a new program that will allow customers to help pay for wireless service for relatives and friends in Mexico and El Salvador. The new Plan Conectados, which is built into the Sprint World Top-Up app, makes it possible for Sprint customers to provide wireless access for $25 per month through a partnership with Movistar.
Sprint Offering $20 LTE Starter Plan
Sprint today added a new option to its list of service plans. The Starter Unlimited Data Plan includes 1GB of high-speed data and unlimited 2G data for $20 per month.
Helio Quietly Reboots On Sprint and Verizon's Networks
Helio, an MVNO that shuttered its doors years ago, is back. The company announced its return via Twitter and is once again offering prepaid service.
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