Russell Glass, Bizo’s CEO, believes that it is entirely conceivable for advertising companies to one day pay your entire phone bill.
Bizo is a marketing company that focuses on business-to-business services, and Glass has written in column posted on Adexchanger that the possibility for a phone service funded completely through advertising companies could come sometime next year.…Read More »
Verizon has a new option for those who like to use their mobile devices away from Wi-Fi and still want faster speeds. Now you can get a prepaid plan that allows you to use up to 300MB a day. It only costs $5 a day.…Read More »
Homeland Security told to disclose how it can shut down cellular networks and wireless signals in an area
A court in Washington, D.C. has ordered The US Department of Homeland Security to reveal details on exactly how “Standard Operating Procedure 303″ works. With this procedure Homeland Security is able to shut down wireless signals as well as cellular networks in an area, and is supposed to be used only when there is a crisis.…Read More »
The American Federal Communication Commission (FCC) informed cellphone service companies to begin allowing customers to freely unlock their phones at the end of their contractual obligations. According to FCC chair Tom Wheeler, this is a move that has been in the works for the past eight months.…Read More »
Curious if your mobile broadband provider is giving you the speed of promises? So is the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is so interested, in fact, that they are launching an app that will help you track how fast your mobile internet speed is and report the findings.…Read More »
Boost Mobile, a wireless carrier in the United States that uses Sprint’s network, will start selling Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c today with a $200 discount. This is the first time Boost Mobile is selling Apple’s iPhone and is perhaps offering both the devices at a great price.…Read More »
T-Mobile USA makes another industry changing move: offers free international roaming for data and texting
T-Mobile is making some interesting moves as of late, some that might turn out to be very useful subscribe. What if you could relieve yourself from paying massive roaming fees when you travel outside of the United States, wouldn’t that be awesome?…Read More »
We’ve long heard rumors of Amazon and its plan to release a smartphone. However, nothing has happened up to this point, but that doesn’t mean the plans are out the door. According to a new rumor-report from former Wall Street Journal reporter, Jessica Lessin, Amazon is interested in offering consumers a phone without contract.…Read More »
This website thinks 500 MB is more than 1,000 MB.Read More »
AT&T sends a survey via text message asking responders to rate AT&T service but AT&T’s network rejects the reply message.Read More »
According to Hi-Tech Mail, Russia’s three biggest wireless carriers, VimpelCom Beeline, MegaFon and MTS, have recently decided to stop selling the Apple iPhone to their customers, likely due to the intense and rigid conditions that Apple forces carriers to accept and abide by in order to offer the iPhone.…Read More »
AT&T recently announced that it has put the finishing touches on the acquisition of Leap Wireless, which many of you probably know as the parent company of the increasingly popular Cricket Wireless brand.
However, it seems that AT&T is less interested in taking over Cricket than it is in getting to use all of Leap Wireless’s towers and stores, as well as gaining access to the company’s 5.3 million subscribers.…Read More »
Sick and tired of two year contracts? I know I definitely am. Tired of being stuck with the same phone for two years? I know lots of people that will eerily chant “yes” to that question, especially considering smartphones are pretty much outdated by the time they hit retail shelves.…Read More »
Following what other companies have been doing for quite some time now, AT&T is now planning to sell data it collects from subscribers to other businesses — namely advertisers. This data includes wireless and Wi-Fi locations, website browsing habits, mobile app usage, U-verse usage, and other information.…Read More »
Major manufacturer of electronics Foxconn — perhaps better known for their manufacturing of Apple devices as well as for allegations surrounding worker conditions and salary — has indicated interest in becoming a wireless carrier.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Hon Hai, which is the Taiwan-based parent company of China-based Foxconn, has recently submitted an application for a license to supply high speed 4G services in Taiwan.…Read More »
US government is collecting millions of phone records from Verizon on a daily basis, courtesy secret court order
In some rather disturbing news, it has been revealed that the US National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans making calls through Verizon’s phone service. The news came from The Guardian, who acquired information from a top secret court order which was issued in April of this year.…Read More »
According to Joseph Brown, a developer of hacked carrier updates for iOS, Apple and carriers are “purposefully” throttling the data speeds of the iPhone and iPad to help “even out” the network of some carriers:
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“Apple and the carriers have implented coding to purposely slow down or limit the data speeds the device can achieve.
Australian carrier Telstra has said that they recently found the source of a “black spot” (an outage) in their wireless network for several neighborhoods. The source is a beer fridge in a garage in a house in the area. The refrigerator was tracked by “software robots” and workers wielding special antennas.…Read More »
Last week, AT&T attacked T-Mobile in an ad campaign that saw full-page newspaper ads highlighting the disadvantages of going with the carrier. According to the ads, compared to AT&T, T-Mobile has “2x more dropped calls, 2x more failed calls, and 50% slower download speeds.”
Now, TmoNews has acquired what is undoubtedly going to be the smaller carrier’s answer to the AT&T ads — they’re very own attack ads.…Read More »
“You don’t need [a zero-day exploit] to attack most Android devices if consumers are running 13-month old software,” says Chris Soghoian. Soghoian is principal technologist and senior policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union. He believes that the reason why there are millions of Android phones in the hands of users today that are vulnerable to hacking, is because of the wireless carriers and hardware manufacturers.…Read More »
No one on a capped data plan wants to go over their monthly — or daily or whatever — limit because overage charges are often extreme. So you would think carriers would have a system in place to ensure accurate counting of data usage,.…Read More »