Zact enters the no-contract fray with custom-built plans

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T-Mobile, AT&T, and pretty much every other no-contract carrier have at least one more wireless provider to keep an eye on.  The carrier is called Zact and it aims to make things easier and/or provide more options than the other guys. Zact, offers a pair of entry-level Android handsets at ...

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Consumer Cellular adds LG 930 and Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate to Android portfolio

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The no-contract carrier gives the over-50 crowd a pair of new Androids.

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Cricket intros new family plan discount

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Prepaid wireless carrier Cricket today announced a discount for the $50 family plan. Essentially, the plan sees a $10 savings from the $50 plan when customers activate two lines of service. For the money subscribers receive 1GB data on top of the unlimited talk and texting as well as access to ...

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Verizon CEO: “We would consider dropping contracts if consumers demand it”

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Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has not ruled out the possibility of dropping contracts, according to recent comments. Speaking with CNET at an industry event, the head honcho said that he’s glad to see other carriers trying new things and, if consumers demanded it, Verizon would be able to ...

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T-Mobile ‘UNcarrier’ era begins with groundbreaking changes

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T-Mobile today officially kicked off the new UNcarrier era with a number of groundbreaking changes. Not only has the carrier done away with contracts and long-term obligations, they have also announced the first seven markets for its 4G LTE network. What’s more, T-Mobile has outlined ...

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MetroPCS now offering Huawei Premia 4G

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Huawei and MetroPCS have today announced the Huawei Premia 4G, a $150 Android 4.0 experience. While it might gets knocks for running an older version of Android, the price point and no-contract availability should be enough to sway new smartphone buyers. Hardware details include a 4.0-inch ...

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T-Mobile’s UNcarrier pricing details surface

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The first details of T-Mobile’s forthcoming UNcarrier strategy have surfaced online, albeit in a very unofficial manner. The document you see here comes courtesy of Engadget and spells out the preliminary pricing and Classic Plan options for T-Mobile’s new direction. As it appears ...

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T-Mobile hosting press event on March 26

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Could this be the end of the subsidy for T-Mobile customers?

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Virgin Mobile dials up Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE

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Virgin Mobile today announced its first 4G LTE smartphone is now available. Priced at $299.99, the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE can be purchases online at virginmobileusa.com. Details include a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 4-inch display, 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing ...

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Virgin Mobile throws a $79.99 Kyocera Event for the prepaid crowd

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Virgin Mobile today announced the next Android smartphone to join its roster, kicking off the Kyocera Event. Priced at only $79.99, the no-contract handset, runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 3.5-inch display, 3.2-megapixel camera, and 1GHz processor.  Not a ton of power, no, ...

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MetroPCS calls on $200 LG Spirit for latest smartphone

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MetroPCS today announced the carrier’s latest smartphone, the Android-powered LG Spirit, is now available. Among other details, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset features a 4.5-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel camera (rear), front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, ...

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Sprint reportedly to offer branded prepaid service in late January

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Sprint will begin offering its own branded prepaid service in late January, according to a new Android Police report. Set to go live on January 25, ‘Sprint as You Go’ will launch with a pair of basic phones and a pair of smartphones ( LG Optimus Elite and Samsung Victory). Pricing ...

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AT&T intros new prepaid smartphone plan, $99 Fusion 2 Android handset

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AT&T today unveiled a new GoPhone smartphone plan set to take effect on October 7 which saves $10 per month over the previous option.  Called the Monthly Unlimited Plan with Data, it gives subscribers 1GB data in addition to unlimited talking and texting. AT&T indicates that they will ...

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Cricket Wireless adds ZTE Engage to Android roster

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Cricket Wireless today announced that they will soon be offering their second Android 4.0 smartphone in the form of the ZTE Engage. Set to arrive on October 2, the handset features a 4.0-inch display, 1.4GHz processor, 8-megapixel camera, and mircoSD expansion. Priced at $249.99 without a ...

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Consumer Cellular bows $100 Huawei 8652 for your grandparents

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Consumer Cellular today announced that they have released their latest Android smartphone, the Huawei 8652.  Powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the handset features a 3.5-inch display, 600MHz processor, 3.2-megapixel camera, and your standard fare of connectivity.  While it’s certainly ...

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