Unlimited data offerings may have picked up in popularity in the last few months, but it is good to know that for those who do not want to get an unlimited plan, there are still mobile operators out there that let consumers pay only for the wireless services they actually consume. One such example of a provider is US Mobile.
Various industry watchers agree that the newly introduced Xfinity Mobile is a good first step in realizing Comcast’s wireless dreams, they also believe that the new brand will not likely steal subscribers from the Big Four (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint).
Comcast has officially unveiled its upcomingXfinity Mobile plans as well as details regarding their pricing and availability. First and foremost, the basic option will come with a price of $45 a month. It bears noting, however, that this pricing apparently will not be made available to all interested parties.
It is said that Comcast is planning to debut its Xfinity Mobile wireless brand before the end of this year. The set up is that the service will be operating on the network of industry leader Verizon Wireless. Back in 2011, the cable TV giant had inked an MVNO agreement with the major US wireless carrier, and now Comcast is now looking to execute that agreement in 2017.
Comcast is apparently teaming up with Apple as it makes preparations to soon debut its mobile service. There is talk that the upcoming wireless offering will be launched under the Xfinity Mobile brand name. It turns out that Comcast’s name has been added to non-visible code that lists the carrier bundles for the iPhone. This list of carrier bundles is utilized by iPhones and even iTunes in checking if an Apple smartphone’s SIM card is supported by a service provider with whom the iPhone maker has an existing contract.
Mobile virtual network operator ROK Mobile may have found a way to effectively marry wireless plans with life insurance. Over the past years, the MVNO (using the LTE networks of T-Mobile and Sprint) has built quite a reputation for combining the perks of a mobile plan with a music streaming service.
It is perfectly alright if you have not heard of Faith Wireless -- after all, the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) has recently launched its mobile service just this week. And suggested by its name, the carrier does have a spiritual bent to it -- it will be giving a tenth of each of its customer’s payments to a church selected by the customer himself.
It appears that in the next few days, mobile virtual network operator RingPlus will be no more. But another MVNO, Ting Mobile, will be looking to benefit from major US wireless carrier Sprint’s upcoming shut down of RingPlus.
Sprint has threatened to discontinue service to mobile virtual network operator RingPlus for non-payment, and it could happen by February 11th. Apparently, the MVNO has filed a lawsuit against the major US wireless carrier, claiming that Sprint is involved in fraudulent practices. Moreover, RingPlus is seeking in its filing to stop or at least postpone the shut down.
Mobile virtual network operator FreedomPop has apparently inked a collaboration with the second biggest wireless carrier in America. This week, the MVNO is launching SIM cards and an LTE mobile hotspot that will work on AT&T’s network. According to FreedomPop, the new SIM card only costs $10 and can be used on any certified GSM handset in order to gain access to AT&T’s LTE network.
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