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Boom! Mobile Overview

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With the ever-growing list of MVNO options, and new ones sprouting up all the time, I thought it would be good to do an overview of Boom! Mobile. Boom is a fairly new MVNO that operates using all four of the main network carriers. It refers to the networks on its site as T, S, V, and AT&T—but by color coding them, Boom doesn’t leave much room for imagination! Boom has generated a lot of hype simply from its low priced plans, which all include voice and data roaming.

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Prepaid Faceoff: Jolt Mobile VS TextNow

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With the massive number of prepaid MVNOs and carrier options, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of it all and even harder to compare and decide which company is the right one for you. So, every once in a while we’re going to go through and do a Face-off of two popular companies, comparing plans and services to help you better decide.

Today, we’ll look at two companies – AT&T and T-Mobile MVNO Jolt Mobile, and Sprint MVNO Text Now. Both MVNOs are not very well-known, and while Jolt Mobile may not be a contender for high data users, Text Now seems to offer some competitive pricing.

Here’s how they compare:

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TPO Mobile Makes Big Plan Changes

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The People’s Operator (TPO), a Sprint and T-Mobile MVNO, made big changes to its plans last week. The company dropped a plan, added a couple, and changed the pricing on pretty much all of them, so I figured we could just do an overview.

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Boost Mobile Drops Free Phone Promo

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Boost Mobile, a Sprint MVNO, is offering a new promotion for fresh customers: for a limited time, Boost is offering a $50 credit for accounts with the purchase of a new phone. Of course, like most promotions, it sounds great in theory but there are some stipulations.

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Ting Lowers Data Prices to Stay Competitive

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Ting, a T-Mobile and Sprint MVNO, has made some changes in its data pricing. Right before releasing its second quarter statistics, Ting lowered the pricing for all of its data except the “S” plan with the hope of appealing to high data users. CEO Elliot Noss acknowledged that Ting can now be a smart choice for more than just low data customers.

“Over the past couple of years as the carriers have reduced data prices, we have clearly lost some of our competitive positioning,” Noss said. “… [now] we offer an… overwhelming majority of Americans substantial potential saving on their monthly cell phone bills…”

Here is Ting’s current data pricing using a build-your-own-plan concept:

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Boom! Mobile Introduces Unlimited Data

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Boom! Mobile, an MVNO that operates on all of the major carrier networks, recently added two new prepaid plans to its list. Previously only offering hard capped data, it looks like Boom! Mobile is finally trying to appeal to heavy data users; The two new plans offered include unlimited data.

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Cricket’s Plans Keep Up With the Competition

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Cricket, an AT&T MVNO, refuses to be slip to the back of anyone’s mind, and has decided to add a new basic plan for a lower price. With the new $30 phone plan, Cricket has pricing that will stay neck-in-neck with other MVNO competitors.

Here is Cricket’s current lineup of plans:

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Prepaid Face-Off: Consumer Celluar vs enVie Mobile

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With the massive number of prepaid MVNOs and carrier options, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of it all and even harder to compare and decide which company is the right one for you. So, every once in a while we’re going to go through and do a Face-off of two popular companies, comparing plans and services to help you better decide.

Today, we’ll look at two companies – AT&T MVNO Consumer Cellular, and Verizon MVNO enVie Mobile. EnVie is actually the CDMA side of H2O Wireless, and it has pretty competitive pricing and plans. Consumer Cellular, onthe other hand, seems to be geared toward customers who don’t use their cell phones as heavily. While each company might appeal to different people, each has its perks.

Here’s how they compare:

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Alcatel Fierce 4 Exclusive on MetroPCS

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Alcatel, the fourth largest handset manufacturer in North America, recently unveiled the Fierce 4. Although Alcatel designs low-end phones for more entry-level users, the company takes a lot of pride in its Fierce products and attributes that to their great quality and value. Alcatel has decided to release the Fierce 4 exclusively to MetroPCS, a T-Mobile MVNO, but it should reach T-Mobile later this fall.

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Wednesday App Review: Plague, Inc.

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I never thought I would have so much fun strategically killing millions. Don’t worry, it was all in the name of fun.

Plague, Inc. has been one of my favorite games for a while now, and it always surprises me how few know about it! It is available for 99 cents on Apple’s app store and for free on Google Play, but the entertainment is easily worth the dollar. Probably based around the board game Pandemic, Plague is a game that will make you strategize to achieve one final objective: to wipe out the entire world with a disease you create—which is actually quite daunting!

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H2O Wireless Increases Plan Data

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AT&T MVNO H2O Wireless is working on improving its monthly plans. While it looks like H2O has already done away with the data upgrades it began offering this summer, it has revamped its plans with a spotlight on increased data. Although the $30 plan has hard capped data, all of the other plans include unlimited talk, text, and data.

Let’s take a look:

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