PagePlus LTE: Denny Scher, PagePlus Marketing Manager, posted on HowardForums today; "Yes, 4G LTE is coming to Page Plus. I won't announce a date at this time, but it's not too far off." Although PagePlus dealers have made similar statements, this is the first time anyone in PagePlus Management has publicly confirmed that PagePlus will be getting LTE. Your guess is as good as mine as to what constitutes "not too far off". There's no shortage of rumors however, with predicted time frames for PagePlus getting LTE ranging from the end of this month to early next year.
RingPlus roaming: Over on the RingPlus forum, several readers are reported hearing pre-call announcements or getting texts stating that "Roaming will be available September 1st." I'm pretty certain roaming will cost extra but so far RingPlus hasn't disclosed the price or whether it will include roaming data or just talk and text.
T-Mobile to launch "Simply Prepaid": WirelessWeek is reporting that T-Mobile is recruiting dealers for a new chain of franchised stores to be called "Simply
Selectel Data Increase and LTE: Verizon MVNO Selectel Wireless has notified its dealers that the $30/month plan users be getting more data. Effective August 15 the plan will include 500MB of data, up from the current 300MB. The $30 plan also includes 1300 voice minutes and 3000 texts. Dealers were also told that Select will be getting LTE data "soon". Update: Selectel's $75 Yearly plan is also getting a messaging increase from 1500 texts to 2000 also on Aug 15. The yearly plan also includes 2000 voice minutes. The changes to both plans are retroactive, users don't have to wait until their plan renewal date to get the added data or texts.
New PTel 25% Off Coupon: T-Mobile MVNO PTel Mobile is targeting customers of Spot Mobile with a coupon good for 25% off the price of any puchase That includes a monthly plan PIN and a SIM or SIM plus phone. Spot is T-Mobile MVNO which is shutting down Sept 7. The coupon code is PTSPOTME and it can actually be used by any new to PTel customer whether they are coming from Spot or not. I believe the airtime PIN is tied to the SIM so this deal won't work for current PTEL customers.
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