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.
This year, Wi-Fi-centric mobile operator Boingo Wireless is planning to ramp up its deployments of small cells in multiple venues with multiple carriers. According to David Hagan, the chief executive officer of Boingo, the focus of the roll outs will be at entertainment venues as well as at military bases.
According to Boingo Wireless, it has recently forged a Wi-Fi offloading contract with a big American mobile operator in order to provide Wi-Fi service in one major sports arena. Despite this a momentous agreement for Boingo, the company has decided not to reveal the identity of the wireless carrier nor the exact location of the said sports stadium.
Mobile virtual network operator TextNow Wireless has recently decided to launch a new SIM card -- specifically one that allows mobile users to use their own devices on the Sprint MVNO’s network for a price as low as $14 per month. As a Wi-Fi-centric, cloud based mobile operator, TextNow makes full use of software that enables smooth switching back and forth between Wi-Fi connections and cellular networks.
Republic Wireless has decided to offer six full months of service absolutely free of charge to its current and new customers. This free service deal already comes with unlimited voice calls, texting, and a gigabyte of data.
Verizon Wireless has recently acquired LQD WiFi, a private company based in New York City that mostly specializes in producing kiosks called Palo that function similarly to LinkNYC’s, serving as hotspots as well as acting as informational hubs for the public.
As revealed by Google through its official blog site, its Project Fi wireless service now offers a new group plan that can include up to six users on a single plan for an additional $15 per month for each line of service. The extra $15 a month price already provides subscribers with all the standard Project Fi inclusions, as well as unlimited voice calls and text messaging. And like the service’s individual plan, customers are free to get an extra gigabyte of data for $10 per month.
The prevailing news this week is the recent unveiling of Google’s latest smartphone offerings -- the Pixel and the Pixel XL. These devices are the first smartphones to have support for the tech giant’s cool and conversational Google Assistant feature.
Google has just announced this week that the Wi-Fi Assistant tech being utilized in its Project Fi wireless service is now made available to owners of Nexus devices, no matter what network they are using. Which Nexus devices exactly?
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