An error message discovered in iOS 6 Beta 3 has put a damper on one of the operating system's new features, which is the ability to make FaceTime video calls over a cellular data network. While AT&T and Verizon seem to be mulling how much to charge customers for such a privilege, as usual Sprint has no such issue.
One thing’s for sure: Apple isn’t going to waste any time at Monday’s keynote talking about new carrier deals for the iPhone. As widely rumored earlier this week, Virgin Mobile has announced that it will begin selling the iconic handset on June 29.
The announcement Thursday that Cricket Wireless had landed a plum deal as Apple’s sole prepaid carrier in the United States is now leading to speculation that it could be the first of many, with Boost Mobile fingered as next in line.
It's only taken five years since the original iPhone went on sale in 2007, but at long last, Apple’s iconic handset finally has a prepaid version available here in the U.S., thanks to Cricket Wireless and a new $55 per month unlimited plan.
Still rocking grandfathered unlimited data through Verizon Wireless? Better enjoy it while it lasts, because the carrier plans to drive a stake through its heart when Big Red makes the switch to family data plans this summer. Should make good fodder for Sprint’s future marketing, since they continue to be the only U.S. carrier offering truly unlimited data plans. Meanwhile, here’s the rest of what’s making news for this Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
No longer the exclusive iPhone carrier, AT&T is frequently knocked as a poor carrier with lousy wireless service, but if you ask their CEO, it sounds a bit like the customers are the ones taking advantage of them.
Hey, how about that Super Bowl, am I right? Okay, you got us -- we didn’t watch the darned thing because we were working hard all weekend while the rest of you planted your backsides on the couch to indulge in cheap beer, stale nachos and the high blood pressure that surely comes from such testosterone-driven forms of entertainment. Most of you are probably having a hard time adjusting to a bad case of the post-Bowl Mondays, but we’re here to help with a heaping helping of tech news for this manic Monday, February 6, 2012.
Apparently a Sprint version of the iPad is all ready to go and just awaiting the green light from Apple. According to sources, the Sprint iPad will be released alongside the iPhone, which may or may not be the iPhone 5, and could happen as early as October 5.
The report suggests that the Sprint iPad is completely separate from the CDMA Verizon iPad, and could possibly be built to run on Sprint’s robust 4G WiMAX network.
New reports indicate that Sprint may offer an unlimited data plan with along with the iPhone 5 next month.
Sprint, the number three wireless carrier in the U.S., currently offers unlimited data plans on other smartphones. But is an unlimited data plan enough to lure iPhone customers from other carriers to Sprint?
The big blue hammer is starting to fall on iPhone users who jailbreak their devices and use them to tether other devices to "unauthorized" data plans (read: unlimited data plans).
AT&T customers who use their device for tethering but are not on a tiered data plan -- something you can only accomplish if you have an unlimited data plan (grandfathered in from back when there used to be such a thing) and you jailbreak your phone -- are about to get tiered, like it or not.