AT&T’s ‘Next’ Follows T-Mobile’s ‘Jump,’ Allows for Mobile Upgrades Every 12 Months

Rather than “rethinking possible,” AT&T is rethinking its plans, as it becomes the latest wireless carrier to offer customers the option to upgrade their phones more frequently. Starting July 26, AT&T will offer new “Next” plans for smartphones and tablets, on a post-paid basis. The plan allows customers to trade in their devices (feature phones … Continue reading

Report: Verizon’s ‘VZ Edge’ Would Let Customers Pay Monthly for Smartphones, Upgrade Early

Back in April, after extending upgrade periods to a full 24 months, Verizon introduced a new device payment that would allow customers to upgrade phones by purchasing them at full prices with the payments spread out over a 12-month period. According to sources of ours, Verizon will introduce a new upgrade initiative on August 25 … Continue reading

The Copycat Culture of Tech Hits the Mobile World in Full Force

Tech culture is a funny thing. If you track tech news, releases and new ideas closely enough, you’ll notice there’s a very apparent trend that pops up all the time: Some company has a truly original idea. Every competing company copies that idea. It’s funny and sad at the same time, and it’s the same … Continue reading

Shelly Palmer Talks About Verizon Edge on Fox 5 News at 5

Shelly Palmer chats with Dari Alexander and Steve Lacy on Fox 5 s News at 5 about Verizon Edge, AT&T Next and T-Mobile Jump.

T-Mobile Jump, AT&T Next, Verizon Edge: Which Saves You the Most Money?

Within the space of little more than a week, three of the largest carriers in the US have introduced completely new plans to go alongside traditional contract agreements and prepaid services. T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless, with their new plans called Jump, Next, and Edge, respectively, are all going after the same thing: subscribers who … Continue reading

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 22, 2013

Once T-Mobile unveiled Jump, its program that gives you access to a phone upgrade every six months, AT&T and Verizon answered by announcing their own early upgrade plans. Verizon Edge lets you get a shiny new smartphone every six months, while AT&T Next gives you a new phone once a year. Like T-Mobile Jump, both … Continue reading

Nokia Lumia 925 Coming to AT&T Customers for $99, Starting September 13

One of Nokia’s newest smartphones, the Lumia 925, will be available to AT&T customers starting Sept. 13, for $99 with a two-year wireless contract. Preorders begin tomorrow. The Windows 8-based, 4.5-inch metal-and-polycarbonate smartphone has some of Nokia’s advanced camera technologies, such as the Nokia Pro Camera app and some manual camera controls, but does not … Continue reading

BlackBerry Z10’s U.S. Launch Just Weeks Away

The BlackBerry Z10, the first handset to run the company’s new BlackBerry 10 operating system, will make its stateside debut before the month is out. Sources in position to know tell AllThingsD that AT&T will begin selling the Z10 the week of March 18. Bloomberg, in a report of its own, narrows that window further … Continue reading

Sprint Turns on LTE in San Francisco, New York City, and Washington D.C.

Sprint is hard at work expanding its LTE network to match offerings from competing companies AT&T and Verizon, both of which have sizable LTE networks. In late January the company brought its LTE network to several states across the U.S., and today it expanded coverage in three major markets, including San Francisco, New York City, … Continue reading

AT&T Buys $1.9 Billion in Wireless Spectrum from Verizon

In a move to further boost its 4G LTE deployment in the US, AT&T has acquired a batch of 700 MHz B band spectrum from its major rival Verizon in a $1.9 billion cash deal. AT&T says that the 700 MHz licenses will cover more than 42 million people across 18 US states, which include … Continue reading