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.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
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.
U.S. Cellular Drops Prices of Shared Connect Plans
U.S. Cellular today lowered the price points of its Shared Connect data plans.