RadioShack Joins Wireless Ranks

RadioShack confirmed rumors of its wireless plans. The retail story said in early September that it will partner with Leap Wireless and Cricket to launch a no-contract plan for its wireless subscribers.

Phones will be available at RadioShack stores nationwide on September 5.

Smartphones have increased in popularity as data transfers and coverage increases. RadioShack’s new no-contract wireless is just a simple part of the company’s promise to evolve, according to RadioShack.

The company plans to add several phones to its stores this week as wireless plans start. Devices will include the Huawei Mercury Ice and Huawei Pillar. More handsets are expected to hit the stores by the end of the month.

Both Huawei phones currently run on Google’s Android operating system. The Mercury Ice will retail at a price of $149.99 with a $50/month unlimited data plan.

The Pillar is the lower-cost phone, set at $39.99 and basic plans that begin at $25/month. Those with Fat Thumb Syndrome may be happy to know that the Pillar features a physical, QWERTY keyboard as well as a built in camera.

With RadioShack offering an unlimited data phone, it looks like bigger companies like AT&T and Verizon need to reconsider their own lack of unlimited.

 

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