U.S. Cellular Eying Tiered Plans
U.S. Cellular today indicated during its quarterly earnings call with media that the company plans to introduce tiered voice and data plans at some point in the next two or three quarters. The company didn't provide more details about the tiered plans beyond that statement. AT&T and Verizon Wireless have rolled out tiered plans, which let subscribers choose how much they want to pay for a defined amount of service. U.S. Cellular also confirmed that is Long Term Evolution network is on track for a November launch. The company plans to offer at least one LTE-enabled smartphone by the end of the year, but it hasn't provided details on that device other than that it will run Google's Android operating system.
Moto Z2 Force Drops 'Droid' Branding On Verizon
Motorola announced the Z2 Force today, which replaces both the Z and Z Force from last year. The phone will be sold by most U.S.
Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go On Sale In US July 21
Samsung today said the Coral Blue variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets will become available to U.S. buyers starting July 21.
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.
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.