T-Mobile Intros New Pre-Paid Plans
Today T-Mobile announced new pre-paid calling plans. The first plan (Unlimited Text) costs $15 per month and includes unlimited text, SMS/MMS, and voice calls for $.10 per minute. The second plan (Unlimited Talk & Text) costs $50 per month and includes unlimited voice, SMS/MMS/IM and email, and no per-minute fees.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
Verizon Changes Up Prepaid Plans
Verizon Wireless today announced changes to its prepaid service plans. The entry-level plan includes unlimited talk and text, but no data (WiFi only) for $30 per month.
Sprint Debuts Unlimited Plan of Its Own
Sprint today announced Unlimited Freedom, a service plan that provides unlimited talk, text, and data for two lines at $100 per month. Sprint says the Unlimited Freedom plan offers "optimized streaming" for "video, gaming, and music" and "unlimited LTE data for most everything else." Specifically, video resolution is capped at 480p resolution when streamed over the network, while games are capped at 2Mbps, and music is capped at 500Kbps.
Scratch Wireless to Start Charging for Cell Calls, Texts
Scratch Wireless, a Sprint MVNO, said it can no longer afford to give services away for free and will begin charging for some features. Scratch Wireless has historically offered free WiFi calling and free messaging via cellular and WiFi.
Failed attmept to save a sinking ship
Virgin Mobile's new plans focus on web. These plans aren't focusing on the web.
Unlimited 411 wouldn't make any of my customers want to get a service. You can call free 411 and still get that same feature.
In what hell is that expensive?
That would be good. $60 for unlimited talk/SMS/MMS/email/web.