It's been a busy weekend for tech news, with rumors of a new AT&T prepaid service on the way, Facebook retaliating against Path's API access for reasons unknown and Google Glass rumored to soon gain an iPhone app. If you were too busy out and about for the last couple days, feel free to kick back and soak in all the news in bite-sized morsels as part of our Monday morning recap.
Sure, now that T-Mobile finally has an iPhone to call its own, it may not seem like such a big deal when a smaller carrier gets it, but U.S. Cellular customers may be pleased as punch to hear about it.
That was quick! Less than a week after MetroPCS shareholders approved a merger with T-Mobile USA, the companies have announced the deal is done and the combined company is already trading on the stock exchange.
While critics and wireless customers would likely agree that T-Mobile's new contract-free "UNcarrier" plans are a huge step in the right direction, at least one state's Attorney General takes issue with what he calls "deceptive" advertising.
There's a shakeup under way in the U.S. wireless carrier business. T-Mobile is leading the way, first with its new "UNcarrier" plans and now with an expansion-minded MetroPCS merger. And the sentiment is making its way toward the Big Kahuna, Verizon Wireless, as customers make it known that they'd prefer to be set free from restrictive two-year contracts. What will the mobile landscape look like in the future?
Should you need further evidence of T-Mobile's claims that U.S. carriers are essentially evil, Verizon Wireless proved it on Friday by actually extending the length of time its customers have to wait to become eligible for an upgrade -- all while proudly boasting that they can buy a full-priced handset anytime they'd like, as long as they keep forking over for that contract. With the speed at which new devices are released these days, we imagine this move won't be appreciated by too many Verizon customers...
Apple's iPhone is finally coming to T-Mobile this Friday, and if you've been on the fence about dropping your existing iPhone carrier, the magenta network may have some extra incentive for you to do just that.
Monday wound up being a rather brisk day for tech news, with the removal of AppGratis from the App Store continuing to make headlines. T-Mobile also finally provided some much-needed official support for existing iPhones and Marvel even returned with its free #1 promotion -- but you'll need to act quickly, because that deal turns into a pumpkin again at midnight tonight. Read on to find out more!
A pretty spread out bunch of news stories this week. Whether it's the nation's number four carrier picking up the iPhone at long last or the nation's number one saying they could easily follow suit in getting rid of contracts, it's all the news you missed this week while you were working or some other nonsense. So come on, Apple fans, get a load of the news of the week.