announced their JUMP plan. Allowing customers 2 upgrades a year. Verizon has Edge, and even AT&T Next offers something similar. Now it looks like the folks in the UK want to do the same, and EE is first to the punch with their new "Swap" option.
Samsung Galaxy S 4 and similar to the other available handsets, this one will also arrive as a prepaid contract-free offering. The carrier has the Galaxy S 4 priced at $579.99 and they are offering both a lease/purchase and trade-up option to help ease the sticker shock.
AT&T has announced a change to the upgrade cycle and moving forward users will need to wait a full 24-months before they will be eligible. According to details coming from AT&T, the carrier has said this change will allow them to align the "device upgrade eligibility with our standard two-year wireless agreement." Moving forward this will affect all users, however there is a grace period before it will kick in for everyone.
T-Mobile recently had their UNcarrier event which saw a shift from the priority being on two-year agreements to a new system where the customer would simply pay a small downpayment at the time of purchase and then make payments on the handset they choose. Of course, the option to pay for the device in full up front is also available for the customer. The key here though, T-Mobile does not have the same two-year agreement system anymore and it looks like other carriers are watching closely.
T-Mobile camp. It looks like those folks are looking to shake up the mobile industry and make some massive changes. T-Mobile hopes to completely get rid of device subsidies attached to contracts and such starting early next year. This means no more discounted phones and 2-year contracts, instead you'll be on value plans and make payments towards your purchase.
just announced that starting tomorrow, Friday November 9th, AT&T stores and online will be offering $100 off any tablet after customers sign up for a qualifying 2-year data plan. Whether this be for the holidays or getting rid of some of that tablet stock in time for the Christmas season, we have all the details below.
Verizon would be phasing out its customers who were "grandfathered" into unlimited data plans by forcing them to adopt the new shared data plans this summer. I've been an unlimited customer for years, and when I lived out in the country the tethering plan saved me around a thousand dollars a year in overage fees I'd otherwise have been paying. "Blow this for a game of soldiers," said I, "they can have my unlimited data when they take it from my cold, dead hands!"
T-Mobile has officially announced their new no contract mobile broadband offerings. Just in time for summer it looks like T-Mobile will be offering some decent 4G mobile broadband services for those that don't like to sign contracts. The new plans and pricing details below will be available from T-Mobile starting May 20th. They might not be the best prices around, but for no contracts I think some will like what they have to offer.