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AT&T reduces 15 GB data plan cost

For a limited period of time, AT&T is offering a 15 GB data plan for the same price as its 10 GB plan. New and existing Mobile Share Value customers will have the ability to upgrade from 10 GB to 15 GB without paying any extra. The process involved in getting the additional data for a fair price is simple for new customers, though existing subscribers must only switch inside of the mobile AT&T app or on the carrier’s website.

BlackBerry Classic pre-orders begin at Rogers

Canadian wireless carrier Rogers has begun accepting pre-orders for the upcoming BlackBerry Classic smartphone. The Classic became available through pre-order just recently in the United States and the United Kingdom, and now orders are expanding further. BlackBerry intends to make the Classic available sometime in the middle of December, but just like with pre-orders, a Canadian launch could be slightly further away.

Verizon updates Edge with new upgrade restrictions

Verizon has updated its Edge program, and it’s definitely not better. Edge offers a way for customers to pay off their phone over a period of time while also having the ability to upgrade early. With the update, Edge now has payments spread out over 24 months instead of 20, and customers must get through 75 percent of a device’s purchase price before upgrading.

Galaxy S4 on Sprint gets international WiFi calling

Frequent international travelers will be happy to hear that Sprint is pushing out an update for the Galaxy S4 that will enable international WiFi calling. The Galaxy S4 is now the first device on Sprint’s Spark 4G LTE network to get international WiFi calling, but there could be some extra fees involved.

T-Mobile expanding family plan offer

T-Mobile is improving its Simple Choice family plan by increasing the number of lines that it can support. Ten lines can now be activated on a family plan, and those lines can receive twice as much data each month if a tablet is added to the plan. T-Mobile and Sprint are both trying to build their subscriber base, and while Sprint has been losing subscribers, T-Mobile has been gaining them on a quarterly basis.

EE offering 4G roaming in 14 additional countries

EE’s 4G roaming is expanding to include 14 additional countries, according to a statement from the wireless service provider. 4G roaming for EE customers was first introduced in early 2014, with EE allowing people to travel to France and Spain without having to worry about issues with roaming. Now, the latest expansion allows people to retain their 4G coverage while in Canada, Germany, Italy, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and other nations around the world.

Samsung Galaxy S5 with Snapdragon 805 and 4G+ to launch in Singapore on August 23rd

Samsung has already launched the LTE-A version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in South Korea, but it seems the Korean OEM is going to launch another variant of the flagship device for Singapore. Not too long ago, SingTel is prepping up to launch the world’s first commercial 300mbps LTE Advanced network, along with the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+. The smartphone will utilize the fast connection speeds, and will go on sale on August 23rd, the same day when the 4G+ network will be available.

Sharp Aquos Crystal smartphone becomes exclusive with Sprint

Following up on our post about the Sharp Aquos Crystal smartphone, Sprint has just announced its availability to Sprint customers for a measly $239 sans contract or $10 month via Sprint’s Easy Pay Plan or $149.99 via Sprint’s prepaid plan. Although undisclosed as to when this phone will actually become available, its features and relatively cheap price despite its excellent feature are more than enough to generate a much needed press hype.

Three UK confirms it doesn’t sell locked phones

If you are a Three UK customer who has purchased a phone from the carrier in recent months, you may have noticed that the phone is not locked. Even though thousands of customers have been receiving phones that are unlocked at purchase from Three, the carrier has been quiet on the matter. Now, finally, Three has confirmed that it is no longer selling locked phones.

Q2 strong for T-Mobile, carrier adds 1.5M customers

T-Mobile has just announced its earnings for the second quarter, and in doing so continues to show that the carrier is still going strong in regards to the acquisition of new customers.

Virgin Mobile plan includes advanced parental controls

For parents who don’t want their kids spending too much time on their mobile phones, Virgin Mobile is launching a smartphone plan called Custom. A Walmart exclusive, this plan allows customers to modify their wireless plans to their specifications.

Sprint quarterly report shows massive profit

US mobile carrier Sprint has revealed in its first fiscal quarter of 2014 earnings report that it has accrued a net income of $23 million – their largest figure in seven years. It has also announced the near completion of its 3G network, and the expansion of its LTE coverage to cover an estimated 254 million people.