All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Verizon’

Soldier Returns Home to Discover $21,000 Phone Bill

The next time you think your cell phone bill is beyond outrageous, have a quick chat with Brent Worthington. I’m sure he would absolutely love to discuss the matter with you. After returning home from Iraq, the White Park soldier cracked open the envelope containing his bill, only to discover, much hat he oweed the company a sizable amount of …

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Verizon Q1, 2012 Report: Good News for Investors

Yesterday, Verizon released their Q1 2012 earnings and revenue financial report and it looks like good news for the technology provider. $0.59 earnings per diluted share, which is an increase $0.08 or almost 16% when compared to last year. Cash flow from operating activities is up $922 million to $6 billion when compared to the same quarter last year and …

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iPhone Is Verizon’s Top-Selling Smartphone

Verizon released its earnings report for the first quarter of 2012 today, and it contained some interesting information about some of the products the company has on offer. Overall, the news was quite good. The company’s overall revenue was $28 billion, up nearly 5% from the same quarter last year. Much of that was generated by the company’s wireless arm, …

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AT&T, Verizon, T-mobile, and Sprint Scored on Speed

Wireless carriers make all sorts of claims when trying to sell data plans to smartphone users. It can be hard to sort out which carriers advertise their 3G and 4G networks as the fastest, most reliable, and most widespread. To cut through the confusion, PCWorld has tested all of the networks and provided some definitive evidence for which carrier really …

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Verizon Adds $30 Fee For Contract Renewals

Verizon Wireless announced today that as of April 22 they will be charging a $30 upgrade fee for customers who renew their two-year agreements and upgrade to a new phone. In other words, if you get to the end of your Verizon contract and want to get a new phone, you’ll have to pay an extra $30 to re-sign your …

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AT&T, Others Designing Database to Disable Stolen Phones

It’s become somewhat common knowledge that most all mobile devices can be tracked, leading to situations where police are kicking down the wrong doors while tracing stolen iPhones, or situations where Twitter feeds can help prompt the triangulation of the cell locations of carjacking victims. Essentially, there are many modes of tracing stolen or misplaced devices, the most popular being …

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AT&T Selling Yellow Pages to Cerberus for $950M

AT&T Inc. announced on Monday that it would sell the majority of its ownership of the Yellow Pages business to the private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management for $950 million. The sale is indicative of AT&T getting rid of shrinking aspects of its business, to better focus on those that are growing, like wireless. Consumers have been using the web to …

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Verizon-Cable Deal Raises Major Concerns, According to Public Knowledge

The dispute over Verizon Wireless’s bid to buy spectrum from several cable companies is still going strong even after last week’s hearing that attempted to answer some of the questions about it. As WebProNews previously reported, Verizon Wireless, in December, announced a deal to purchase unused airwaves from Comcast, Time Warner, Bright House Communications, and Cox Communications for nearly $3.6 …

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Infographic: 2011’s Worst Hacking Scandals

I recently reported on Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigation Report, and how the report highlighted the growing trend of hacking for a political or other cause – “hacktivism”. But those cases aren’t the only security breaches, or even the majority of security breaches, taking place. Background Check has compiled a list of some of the biggest hacking cases in recent …

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Sprint to Sell Upcoming iPhone 4G at Launch [Report]

Apple’s tentative iPhone 5 is widely expected to support 4G LTE networking, in line with the new iPad, and it’s been speculated that Sprint will be able to sell the LTE phones at launch. AT&T and Verizon are expected to be selling the 4G LTE device from the start, but Sprint, still relatively new in its partnership with Apple, has …

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Verizon Network Engineers Drove Over 1 Million Miles Last Year

In our modern world of gadgets and fancy technology some things still have to be done the old fashioned way. For example, if you’re a major wireless carrier and you want to test your network, it turns out you can’t do it from a computer in the comfort of an air-conditioned office. Apparently the “Can You Hear Me Now?” guy …

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Tivo and Microsoft Make Nice In Court

In a fairly unexpected move, Tivo and Microsoft have decided to settle their lawsuits with eachother and move on. According to a TiVo a regulatory filing Thursday, Microsoft agreed to dismiss all its pending litigation against TiVo, including action at the U.S. International Trade Commission and two cases in U.S. District Court in California’s Northern District. TiVo agreed to dismiss …

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