Virgin Mobile wants in on that sweet 2.5 GHz Sprint Spark network and today has a new hotspot ready to ride those waves. Read more about Virgin Mobile Intros Sprint Spark-Enabled Hotspot for $99 Comments
T-Mobile USA late Friday updated its Simple Choice plans by increasing data caps and offering international texting from the United States. The new plans double the amount of LTE data and tethering to 1GB with the $50 Simple Choice plan. Read more about T-Mo Adds More Data, International Texting to Mobile Share Plans Comments
Deutsche Telekom (DT) says T-Mobile USA will be just fine on its in own, at least in the short term. DT CEO Timotheus Hoettges, told Bloomberg that the recovering U.S. economy is a boon for the rehabilitated Un-Carrier. He said T-Mobile will continue to build on its standalone approach and won’t craft future plans on a “potential transaction.” Read more about DT CEO Says T-Mo Standalone Strategy Sufficient for Now Comments
LG Electronics USA and Verizon Wireless today announced that the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE tablet will be starting March 6 online and in stores.
Maya Mikhailov is cofounder and executive vice president of GPShopper By Maya Mikhailov As geo-location technologies continue to evolve, it is important for regulators, marketers and mobile users to understand several key facts about BLE beacon technology. Understanding fact from iFiction will help allay the fears of both customers and fair-minded privacy advocates without needlessly stifling innovation. Not all geo-location technology is the same – iBeacon means “I opted-in” Lumping all marketing location technologies together is about as accurate as arguing that hockey and figure skating are the same sport since they both involve ice skates (Go Team USA!)
Deutsche Telekom and Telematics provider Un-Blinking Technologies (a division of SkyTrace Inc.) have launched a vendor-independent machine-to-machine (M2M) solution for vehicles in the USA based on iCar. This telemetry solution creates an intelligent car with functionality tailored to the needs of both car dealers and their customers. Read more about First News Briefs: Deutsche Telekom, Un-Blinking, Qualcomm, Straight Talk, Synchronoss Comments
U.K. operator Three announced Wednesday that it will offer its customers free talk, text and data roaming in the United States. According to a press release, Three is extending its “Feel At Home” promotion to the USA, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Macau