GottaBe Pre-Paid? Here Are Some Things to Consider


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 […]

LG Optimus L7 Headed to U.S. as LG Venice for Boost Mobile


It looks like the mid-range LG Optimus L7, which was originally announced earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress show, may be headed to the U.S. The phone is now rumored to be arriving on U.S. prepaid carrier Boost Mobile and may be called the LG Venice. Images of the device’s front and rear […]

Best Prepaid Smartphones Fall 2012

iPhone 4S top prepaid phone

Forget long-term contracts with the big name carriers. Prepaid smartphones are no longer outdated models connecting to obscure towers with low data limits. Carriers like Virgin Mobile now offer attractive smartphones like the iPhone 4S and the HTC EVO V. Straight Talk and Red Pocket Mobile offer SIM cards that pop into any AT&T phone with […]

Verizon Wireless Expands Phone Lineup for Prepaid Customers


Prepaid customers usually have a more limited selection to choose from for smartphones, though we’re seeing the market for that change recently with more competitive prepaid smartphone offerings. Verizon Wireless is adding to that change making five more devices available to its prepaid customers. Those devices include the HTC Droid Incredible, the Motorola Droid 3, […]

Prepaid Boost Mobile to Get Samsung Galaxy S II?


While the four large national carriers are struggling to meet consumer demand with Samsung’s latest flagship in the form of the Galaxy S III, it looks like Sprint-owned prepaid carrier Boost Mobile in the U.S. will be getting last year’s Galaxy S II. As Sprint’s been giving its prepaid Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA […]

Kyocera Hydro Coming to Boost Mobile in Time for Summer Pool Parties


The waterproof consumer-centric Kyocera Hydro, which we saw earlier this Spring at the CTIA trade show, will finally be coming to U.S. prepaid carrier Boost Mobile. According to the carrier, the smartphone will be available in stores starting on August 3 for a low price of just $130 without a contract. The phone will ship […]

T-Mobile Monthly 4G Review: $30 per Month Bargain

Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean

T-Mobile’s $30 Monthly 4G plan is an unbelievable deal. Smartphone users on a budget should definitely take a look at T-Mobile’s somewhat-hidden $30 plan before signing a two-year contract. You will need to bring your own phone or buy an unsubsidized phone from T-Mobile, but the long-term savings are worth it. I purchased an unlocked […]

iPhone 4S & iPhone 4 Hit Virgin Mobile June 29th w/ $30 Plans


Starting June 29th Virgin Mobile will sell the iPhone 4s and iPhone 4 with pre-paid service on Sprint’s network. Virgin Mobile will sell the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 with Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans which start at a very reasonable $30 a month with no contracts. The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S […]

U.S. Cellular Debuts New Prepaid Plans

U.S. Cellular Announces Slew of Upcoming 4G LTE Markets

U.S. Cellular is offering a few new prepaid phone plans for smartphones and “messaging phones.” The new U.S. Cellular prepaid plans range from limited talk and text to unlimited talk and text with 2GB of data. The new base prepaid plan for “messaging phones” starts at $35 per month and gives users 400 minutes of […]

iPhone 3GS to Hit Even Lower Price Point Once iPhone 5 Debuts


Apple is said to be keeping its iPhone 3GS alive and kicking even after the next-generation iPhone debuts later this year. It’s unclear what nomenclature Apple will give its newest iPhone, but for the purpose of this post we shall refer to that device as the iPhone 5. In the past, when a new iPhone […]

Voyager Mobile Plans Start at $19, Service Coming Soon


There’s a new carrier in town and it’s using Sprint’s network to offer inexpensive phone plans with no contracts. Voyager Mobile was ready to launch today offering plans starting at $19 a month, but the carrier had to push back the launch. The delay is due to a “malicious network attack to its primary website.” The carrier […]

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


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 […]

Sprint’s HTC EVO Design 4G Coming to Boost Mobile


Now that Sprint is fully committed to deploying a 4G LTE network as part of its Network Vision strategy and will no longer be releasing any new WiMax smartphones, the Now Network is generously bestowing some of its popular devices onto its prepaid brands such as Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA. With the latter […]

Sprint to Bring HTC EVO 3D to Virgin Mobile as EVO V 4G


The HTC EVO 3D, announced approximately a year ago for Sprint’s 4G WiMax network, will soon be getting a new home on Sprint-owned prepaid carrier Virgin Mobile. The phone is headed to Virgin Mobile with the new branding of EVO V 4G as soon as this summer if rumors hold true. The device is said […]

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


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 […]

Huawei Fusion Brings Android to AT&T Prepaid for $110 Sans Contract


The new U8652 Fusion phone has begun shipping for AT&T’s prepaid GoPhone service, which brings Android’s price point down to just $110 without a contract. The phone comes with a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen and a 600 MHz processor alongside a 3.15-megapixel rear camera. The phone will also support an FM radio tuner along with RDS […]

Republic Wireless Offers $19 a Month ‘Unlimited’ Plans Without Contracts

republic wireless

The competition for no contract, low cost smartphones just get a hell of a lot more interesting today thanks to the launch of Republic Wireless. Republic Wireless‘ new “unlimited” everything plan offers unlimited calling, texting and data usage all for $19 a month. It can do this by catering to customers who spend most of their time on […]