FreedomPop Debuts Global Hotspot
FreedomPop today announced a global hotspot that will allow customers to roam in more than two dozen countries at low cost. The hotspot itself costs $49 and provides up to 200MB of free wireless access. Customers can add 500MB chunks of data access for $10. FreedomPop already operates in the U.S. (Sprint) and the U.K. (Three). FreedomPop didn't say what other carriers are providing access across its new international footprint. The global hotspot will work in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. FreedomPop expects to expand the number of countries to 40 by the end of the year, including some in Asia and others in Latin America. The company also debuted a $10 SIM card for smartphones that provides roaming access across such of Europe.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Google Says YouTube Music and YouTube Premium Now Available
Jun 18, 2018
Google today made its new YouTube Music and YouTube Premium apps and services available in 17 countries. YouTube Music is the new music service that is built around streaming with revised recommendations, playlists, stations, search, new/trending videos, exclusives, and downloads for offline playback to paying subscribers.
T-Mobile Giving Away Free LTE Roaming Until 2017
Sep 28, 2016
T-Mobile today said its postpaid customers will have access to free, high-speed mobile data throughout South America and select European countries for the rest of 2016. T-Mobile customers will not have to take any action to enjoy free international roaming in these countries.
LG Adds DAB+ to the Stylus 2
Mar 14, 2016
LG today said the Stylus 2 smartphone will be the first phone to ship with support for DAB+ for digital radio broadcasting. The phone has a dedicated DAB+ chipset and special application meant for digital radio broadcasts.
Sprint Adds 36 Countries to Open World Roaming Program
Jan 9, 2016
Sprint today added a significant number of new countries, cities, and city-states to its Open World global roaming plan. The program kicked off last year with initial support for Canada, Mexico, and a handful of Latin American countries and later added a wide range of islands throughout the Caribbean.