Target BrightSpot to Outshine Straight Talk With Gift Cards, Discounts

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Target is preparing to take on the likes of Straight Talk, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile with its own prepaid carrier service dubbed BrightSpot. That is according to information obtained by Droid-Life. Conceptually, BrightSpot’s operations won’t be that different from the way other small pre-paid carriers operate when it launches on October 6th. Using T-Mobile’s […]

AT&T Makes Big Prepaid Push With Nationwide Deployment of Aio Wireless

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AT&T-owned Aio Wireless will soon be rolling out to nationwide customers offering affordable, contract-free prepaid plans this fall. This will mark AT&T’s big prepaid push beyond its GoPhone prepaid plans marketed under its own AT&T Mobility branding as the Rethink Possible network tries to take on affordable plans from rival Sprint-owned Boost Mobile and Virgin […]

Zact: MVNO With Truly Personalized Plans and Integrated Parental Controls

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Zact is an MVNO that’s leveraging Sprint’s mobile network, but the startup will be differentiating its offerings from competitors with truly personalized calling and data plans as well as deeply integrated parental controls to help keep kids safe on the mobile Internet. Though the personalized calling plans are great–and are designed to save consumers some […]

AT&T Launches Aio Wireless With iPhone 5 And Plans Starting at $35

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Today AT&T launched Aio Wireless, its new prepaid mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that uses its “4G” HSPA+ network, with plans starting at just $35 per month and a phone collection that includes the iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 620. The new Aio Wireless offers inexpensive monthly plans with no contracts, just like other MVNOs. The […]

Sprint Makes iPhone 5 Available for Low-Cost MVNO Customers

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Update: It looks like the iPhone 5 won’t be part of the BYOSD program from Sprint. The Now Network had reached out to us to let us know that the iPhone 5 will not be part of this program, though select Android handsets will be part of BYOSD.  Through a new Bring Your Own Sprint […]

GottaBe Pre-Paid? Here Are Some Things to Consider

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With Christmas around the corner, thrifty technophiles may be eyeing the latest smartphones and tablets but are balking at lengthy two-year service agreements that are typical in the U.S. along with the required voice and data plans. Fret not, as there are a number of prepaid options to fit your needs, but you do have […]

MVNO Ting to Allow Customers to Bring Sprint Devices Onto Network

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Mobile virtual network operator Ting in the U.S. will soon allow Sprint’s devices onto its network. The move would at least allow Sprint’s customers who are looking to get their service and billing through Ting to save money on devices as they can re-use their device. This would also be more eco-friendly as devices from […]

RadioShack No Contract Wireless To Launch September 5?

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Recent rumors claim RadioShack is working on launching its own MVNO network and it looks like the official launch is just a few weeks away. According to Engadget, a leaked document from RadioShack says the company will launch its own contract-free mobile carrier on September 5. The full name for the service is RadioShack No […]

Republic Wireless Proposes Specs for Device Lineup for Its $20 a Month Plan

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Wireless newcomer and challenger Republic Wireless, which may be successful in uprooting the current voice and data plan offerings from today’s carriers, has now offered a glimpse of the devices that it hopes to offer in its lineup. The unique thing about Republic Wireless versus other prepaid carriers or MVNOs is that the carrier piggybacks […]

Republic Wireless Now Offering True Unlimited, $20 Price Per Month Remains

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MVNO mobile service provider Republic Wireless, which launched with a strings-attached fair use unlimited offering for $20 per month, entered a lot of heat when customers and press found out that its definition of unlimited voice and data meant unlimited over WiFi. The company has heard user complaints and has changed its policies in a gesture […]

New MVNO Ting Promises Low Rates, iPhone in Future

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File sharing site Tucows is planning to launch its own mobile virtual cellular network called Ting, which will piggyback on Sprint’s network. Ting plans to offer tiered voice, messaging, and data without contracts nor overages. The way the system works is that if a customer uses more voice or data than their plan allocates for, […]