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An Internet Without Net Neutrality Looks Pretty Damn Scary An Internet Without Net Neutrality Looks Pretty Damn Scary

Even though the network that gives life to the Internet is considered an interstate communications service, and therefore is under the regulatory watch of the FCC, companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Time Warner are trying their hardest to have these …

Verizon, AT&T Complete $1.9 Billion Spectrum Transaction Verizon, AT&T Complete $1.9 Billion Spectrum Transaction

AT&T and Verizon this week announced that a $1.9 billion spectrum deal between the companies has been finalized. AT&T paid the billions to Verizon for 39 lower 700MHz B Block spectrum licenses. The deal between the largest mobile providers in …

Galaxy Note 3 Verizon Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow, New Demo Video Released Galaxy Note 3 Verizon Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow, New Demo Video Released

Yesterday at the IFA conference, Samsung unveiled the long-awaited Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. Leaks in the weeks leading up to the announcement had already revealed the device’s hardware, but now customers are actually close to getting their hands on the …

Vodafone Sells Verizon Shares For $130 Billion Vodafone Sells Verizon Shares For $130 Billion

British telecom Vodafone Group this week announced that it has agreed to sell its shares in Verizon Wireless to Verizon for $130 billion. The company currently owns a 45% stake in Verizon, one of the largest mobile carriers in the …

iPhone 5C: Welcome to the Apple Family iPhone 5C: Welcome to the Apple Family
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On September 10, Apple Inc. will introduce two new iPhone models. The iPhone 5S, the high end phone and the iPhone 5C, with plastic packaging, aka “The Budget iPhone.” The rumored release date is September 20. According to the Apple …

AT&T Tops J.D. Power Purchase Experience Survey AT&T Tops J.D. Power Purchase Experience Survey
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Earlier this month, J.D. Power released the results of its “2013 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance” study. The report showed that AT&T ranks number one among top U.S. mobile providers when it comes to customer service satisfaction. Today, J.D. …

AT&T Ranks 1st in Customer Service For U.S. Mobile Providers AT&T Ranks 1st in Customer Service For U.S. Mobile Providers
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U.S. mobile providers aren’t known for their fantastic customer service, but some are certainly better than others. J.D. Power’s “2013 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance Study” was released this week, ranking each of the country’s mobile carriers on their …

Verizon Gets Three New Droids From Motorola This Year Verizon Gets Three New Droids From Motorola This Year

The talk of the town regarding Motorola is its new Moto X smartphone that’s scheduled to be unveiled on August 1. Before they get to that, however, Motorola has unveiled the three new members of its Droid family for Verizon. …

No Contract, Flexible Upgrade “Verizon Edge” Plans Announced No Contract, Flexible Upgrade “Verizon Edge” Plans Announced

Though T-Mobile got the ball rolling with its “Jump!” plan that allows customers to upgrade their phones twice every year, AT&T soon followed suit with its similar “Next” pricing plans, which allow customers to upgrade after making payments on a …

Verizon Meets Earnings Expectations, Adds 1M Subscribers Verizon Meets Earnings Expectations, Adds 1M Subscribers

Verizon Communications today released its second quarter earnings report. The U.S. telecom company managed to meet Wall Street’s expectations, posting a $0.73 earnings per share – a 14% increase over the second quarter of 2012. The earnings came on revenues …

Verizon Could Soon Offer Flexible Upgrades Too Verizon Could Soon Offer Flexible Upgrades Too

Last week, T-Mobile announced it’s new “Jump!” pricing plan. Under the service, customers would pay $10 per month for the privilege of being able to trade in their smartphone for an upgrade twice a year, with the fees for upgrading …

ACLU Files Suit Against NSA’s Phone Data Collection, Cites 1st and 4th Amendement Violations ACLU Files Suit Against NSA’s Phone Data Collection, Cites 1st and 4th Amendement Violations
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In a move that can’t be too shocking to most, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), along with the New York Civil Liberties Union, has filed a lawsuit challenging the recently-revealed NSA phone records program. The initiative, unearthed by The …

Redbox Instant Will Soon Be On Roku Redbox Instant Will Soon Be On Roku
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Roku announced on Thursday that it will soon be getting Redbox Instant. Roku announced writes in a blog post: We’re always working to bring Roku customers the best range and quality in streaming entertainment, and today we’re excited to announce …

NSA Will Be Collecting Verizon Customers’ Phone Records Daily Until July 19 NSA Will Be Collecting Verizon Customers’ Phone Records Daily Until July 19
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Are you on Verizon? If so, your phone records are now in the hands of the government. The Guardian got its hands on a secret FISA court order yesterday that reveals Verizon was forced to hand over customer metadata to …

Redbox Instant Now Available For Google TV Redbox Instant Now Available For Google TV

Google announced today that there is now a Redbox Instant by Verizon app for Google TV. Redbox Instant senior product manager Brad Bowers writes on the Google TV blog, “It’s Friday night and you want to watch a movie. Great! …

HTC One Is Finally Coming To Verizon Later This Summer HTC One Is Finally Coming To Verizon Later This Summer

By most accounts, the HTC One is the best Android smartphone to be released this year. It has proven itself with carriers and Google will even be offering a stock Android version of the device later this month. The only …

Nokia Announces The Lumia 928, Exclusive To Verizon Nokia Announces The Lumia 928, Exclusive To Verizon
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Windows Phone fans on Verizon were disappointed last year to learn that the Nokia Lumia 920, ‘the” Windows Phone to have, would be exclusive to AT&T. They had to settle for the underpowered Lumia 820 or go with HTC’s 8X …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon Pre-Orders Start Today Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon Pre-Orders Start Today
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Verizon Wireless today announced that it has finally begun taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4. The device will cost $200 (as long as customers remember to send in a $50 mail-in rebate) with a two-year contract. The carrier expects …

Over 94,000 Consumers Want Verizon To Drop Contracts Over 94,000 Consumers Want Verizon To Drop Contracts
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Wireless carrier contracts are just a way of life. Well, they used to be until T-Mobile rebranded itself as the unCarrier by getting rid of two-year contracts entirely. This led to some consumers demanding that Verizon do the same, and …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Launches April 26 On AT&T [Rumor] Samsung Galaxy S4 Launches April 26 On AT&T [Rumor]
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AT&T will be opening up pre-orders for Samsung’s latest flagship device – the Galaxy S4 – tomorrow. There still isn’t a launch date for the device just yet, but rumors from last week suggested that we’d be seeing it sooner …

LTE Chromebook Pixel Ships On April 8 LTE Chromebook Pixel Ships On April 8

In late February, Google launched the Chromebook Pixel to reviews praising the hardware, but criticizing its $1,300 price tag and lack of software. Still, the Pixel certainly has a market, and some may be waiting for the LTE version of …