A new set of rumors have cropped up today regarding Verizon, AT&T, and prepaid services. A company that writes software that carriers can use to allow users to have dynamic pricing plans from their mobile devices, known as ItsOn, is said to be partnering with Verizon and Vodafone. According to the rumor, ItsOn will begin going directly to customers as an MVNO later this month. It’s unclear at the moment when this announcement is, what it will include, and if iOS will see any involvement or not. Initial thoughts are that it will come to Android based devices first, with iOS seeing inclusion later.
On the AT&T side of the metaphorical fence, rumors are pointing towards a launch of an “All in One” prepaid service, and will act as an MVNO; think like Sprint’s Boost Mobile. According to the Fierce Wireless:
AT&T Mobility is planning to launch new prepaid services under the “All In One” brand June 15, according to people familiar with the matter. The carrier will likely offer a $35 per month service for feature phones and a $50 per month service for smartphones…AT&T’s All In One brand will likely offer unlimited talking and texting and a data allotment (it’s unclear how much) for $35 per month for feature phones. For smartphones, the carrier will offer unlimited talking and texting and 2 GB of HSPA data for $50. The carrier may also offer a $70 smartphone plan that includes 5 GB of data.
It’s expected that we will see an announcement of these two services in the coming weeks or months, but nothing is confirmed as of yet.
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