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Sprint Rolling Out LG Stylo With Stylus
OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — Sprint is bringing the 5.7-inch LG G Stylo to market with prepaid Boost Mobile and Sprint Prepaid service, as well as with Sprint postpaid service. The LG G Stylo phablet features a 5.7- inch HD IPS touchscreen, Android Lollipop 5.0 OS, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and removable 3,000 mAh battery delivering 24-hour talk time.

The Stylo is the first stylus-equipped smartphone available with Boost Mobile and Sprint Prepaid service. It also boasts the largest screen of any phone tied to Sprint Prepaid service.

Boost and Sprint Prepaid prices are $199.

First AT&T-Brand Tablet Launched
AT&T launched its first AT&Tbrand tablet, the AT&T Trek HD at $49.99 with a two-year agreement or $10 per month for 20 months with the AT&T Tablet Installment plan. Users can add the AT&T Trek HD to a new or existing Mobile Share Value plan for $10 per month.

BlackBerry Returns To T-Mobile
BlackBerry returned to the T-Mobile lineup after a one-year lapse triggered by a spat between the two companies. The rift between BlackBerry and TMobile began in early 2014 when T-Mobile launched a promotion urging customers to switch from BlackBerry phones to iPhones.

With the change of heart, the LTE/HSPA+ BlackBerry Classic became available at TMobile. com and in participating U.S. T-Mobile stores at $0 down and $18.33/month for 24 months for a total payment of $439.92. .

TextNow Upgrades Wi-Fi/Cellular Plans
Google’s launch of low-cost Wi-Fi/cellular service prompted a response from TextNow Wireless, an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) that already offers Wi-Fi/cellular service.

For all current and future subscribers, TextNow is adding unlimited talk, text and 2G data to all of its plans, which start at $18.99/ month for 500MB of 3G and 4G cellular data. TextNow phones use Wi-Fi to make calls, send texts, and access the web when connected to a Wi-Fi network, then switch to Sprint’s network for calls and 3G/4G data service when out of Wi-Fi range.


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