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.
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.
Alcatel Announces the Idol 5S with Stereo Speakers
Alcatel today marked the debut of the Idol 5S, the latest in its flagship series. Like its predecessors, the 5S features an aluminum frame, curved glass front and rear surfaces, powerful stereo speakers, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Verizon to Restrict Heaviest 'Unlimited' LTE Users
Verizon Wireless plans to use its Network Optimization policy later this year in order to manage its heaviest users. The change in policy applies only to subscribers with an unlimited LTE monthly data plan, who were previously grandfathered in and essentially unrestricted in their use of mobile data.
US Cellular Offers to Beat AT&T and Verizon Plans
U.S. Cellular is targeting AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers by promising to offer a lower monthly bill.
Comcast Targeting Mid-2017 for Wireless Network Launch
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts today said the company plans to offer wireless service as soon as the middle of 2017. The service will rely on some 15 million WiFi hotspots Comcast has located around the country, as well as cellular access via Verizon Wireless.