It's official! Sprint Unlimited subscribers get unlimited Hulu

Yesterday, we told you that Wave7 Research had published a report, stating that Sprint would offer free Hulu to its unlimited customers. Whether the report forced Sprint to show its hand early, or the carrier had always planned on introducing this new feature today isn’t known, and it really doesn’t matter. Starting on November 17th, Sprint Unlimited subscribers get to enjoy as much Hulu as they care to view.

For those unaware, Hulu is a streaming video provider with a library of movies, original and hit television shows that you can watch over your mobile device. According to the carrier, …


Next Tuesday, T-Mobile will give subscribers online cooking lessons, a BOGO ice cream cone and more

T-Mobile wants to take you to the movies. For next week’s T-Mobile Tuesdays, the carrier is giving away $4 tickets to see Julia Roberts’ new movie Wonder. Also starring Owen Wilson, the movie is about a disfigured boy who has to put up with the trials and tribulations of looking different in the fifth grade. T-Mobile subscribers will also receive $20 in diamonds for the mobile game Forge of Empires. The latter is available for both iOS and Android.

Like to cook? Next Tuesday, T-Mobile will set up its customers with a free online cooking class from Panna. In addition, subscribers get 30% …

For an extra $10 a month, Verizon will allow unlimited plan subscribers to stream video at 4K

When Verizon introduced its Unlimited plan back in February, it originally offered streaming video at 720p. But back in August, Verizon split its unlimited plan into three parts. The lower priced tier called Go Unlimited is priced at $75 a month for one line, and video is streamed at 480p (DVD quality) on smartphones. On tablets, video can be viewed at 720p. For $85 a month for one line, the Beyond Unlimited plan streams video at 720p HD on handsets and 1080p FHD on tablets.

If you want full resolution for your streaming videos on Verizon, pay an extra $10 a month to the nation’s largest …

T-Mobile quarterly results: record profit, fastest-growing subscribers in US

T-Mobile quarterly profit once again beat Wall Street analysts’ expectations and continued its industry leading performance with the most subscriber additions in the quarter. But don’t expect to see John Legere do a conference call to discuss the results: with rumors about a potential merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, the T-Mobile CEO only issued a 7-minute video with remarks about the performance of the “un-carrier”.

T-Mobile CEO did not comment on the rumors of Sprint merger

T-Mobile recorded a quarterly profit of $550 million …

Apple Upgrade Program subscribers get a head start on reserving the Apple iPhone X

Pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X begin next Friday, October 27th. But those who are subscribers to the Apple Upgrade Program are getting a head start when it comes to reserving an unit. Starting on Monday, members of the Upgrade Program can start setting up their paperwork. And beginning this year, members can send to Apple via mail, their old iPhone model being upgraded.

Opening the Apple Store app and filling out the paperwork in advance will allow Upgrade Program members to zip through the pre-order checkout line faster than others on October 27th. But they will still have to wait for …

Verizon added 274,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers in Q3, up 13% over last year's figure

The third quarter earnings season is now here, and first out of the gate is Verizon. For the period covering July through the end of September, Big Red added 274,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers. That is a 13.2% gain over the 242,000 added during the third quarter of 2016. Overall, Verizon added 603,000 net new subscribers including 91,000 net new tablet users and 238,000 using other connected devices including wearables. At the end of the third quarter, Verizon counted 109.7 million retail postpaid and 5.6 million retail prepaid connections.

With a retail postpaid churn rate of .75%, …

Xfinity Mobile MVNO has 200,000 subscribers after 6 months

You might recall that back in April, Comcast launched its hybrid MVNO Xfinity Mobile. Using a combination of 18 million Xfinity hotspots and Verizon’s nationwide 4G LTE pipeline, Xfinity customers are covered from coast to coast. An unlimited plan costs $45 a month to those subscribing to Comcast’s expensive X1 cable service. Others will pay $65 a month for unlimited data. Those who don’t need an unlimited plan can pay $12 for each GB of data wanted. Phones available for purchase include several different Apple iPhone models, and Android phones manufactured by Samsung and LG.

So far, Comcast …

Apple Music now has 30 million paid subscribers

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine told industry rag Billboard that Apple’s music streaming service now has 30 million paid subscribers. That is up from the 27 million reported in June, and is half as many paid subscribers as the 60 million who pay industry leader Spotify every month for service. In addition, as many as 80 million Spotify users are signed up for the ad-supported free tier of service. Apple does not offer an ad-supported free-level of streaming music. However, the tech titan does provide a one time three-month free trial of Apple Music, which is one thing that Spotify does …

Xfinity Mobile to offer subscribers the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 starting on September 15th

A relatively new player in the smartphone industry, Xfinity Mobile, announced today that it will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to its subscribers starting on September 15th. The hybrid MVNO combines 18 million Xfinity hotspots with Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The idea is that subscribers get to use the hotspots for connectivity until they are out of range. At that point, Big Red’s network kicks in.

Just last week, Xfinity Mobile said that it was now available nationwide to Comcast’s Xfinity internet subscribers. Xfinity says that its service can save users 30%. Subscribers receive …

Rumor: Apple and Comcast in talks to stream first run movies to paying subscribers

The latest rumor circulating near the popcorn stand at your local theater (where a box of Jujubes and a Coke will cost you $50) is that Apple and Comcast are teaming up to offer a service that would allow both firms to stream first run movies to customers. And by first run, we mean that these are films that are still playing in theaters. Apple and Comcast are said to be in talks with major Hollywood studios about this plan.

According to the speculation, movies that would qualify for first run streaming would be those that have already been in theaters for two weeks. And while this might …