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Verizon to Raise FiOS Rates Verizon to Raise FiOS Rates

It was recently reported that Verizon will be ending tiered data plans, and to further upset its customer base, it will likewise be raising it’s FiOS bundled internet access, telephone and television service rates. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo states, “Look, …

Sprint Offers $100 Trade-In On Other Carriers’ iPhones Sprint Offers $100 Trade-In On Other Carriers’ iPhones

In a bid to bring more iPhone customers into the fold, Sprint has started offering $100 credit towards the purchase of a new iPhone when you trade in an old iPhone from either of its competing carriers. The program began …

New Prometheus Clip Indirectly Ties Into Verizon Services New Prometheus Clip Indirectly Ties Into Verizon Services

What looks like another promotional piece for the upcoming Prometheus actually serves two roles. Not only is it virally promoting Ridley Scott’s next trip into the universe apparently ruled by the Weyland Corporation, it’s also an exercise in viral product …

Verizon Ending Unlimited Data Plans Verizon Ending Unlimited Data Plans
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Around the time Verizon began to carry the Apple iPhone last year, instead of incorporating tiered data plans, the provider stated that it would merely expand its network to accomodate the bump in data use: Verizon Wireless has been beefing …

Verizon Follows Twitter’s Example And Joins Friends Of The Internet Club Verizon Follows Twitter’s Example And Joins Friends Of The Internet Club
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Twitter impressed all of us this week when they laid the legal smackdown on the state of New York over their attempt to subpoena Tweets from a member of the Occupy movement. It showed that some companies in the tech …

Sprint’s LTE Network To Be Slower But More Consistent Than Verizon, AT&T Sprint’s LTE Network To Be Slower But More Consistent Than Verizon, AT&T
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As you may have noticed, LTE is all the rage these days. Everyone, it seems, is in the process of building a 4G LTE cell phone network. Verizon already has a fairly sizable one up and running, and AT&T isn’t …

AT&T To Offer Family Data Plan Soon AT&T To Offer Family Data Plan Soon
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Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T mobility, has revealed that his company will soon be offering shared family data plans. These plans will allow users to pay for a single data plan that covers multiple devices – smartphones and …

Color Enables Live Audio – For Verizon Subscribers Color Enables Live Audio – For Verizon Subscribers

Color, the mobile broadcasting app startup, has announced a deal with Verizon Wireless to enable audio for live video broadcasts over their 4G network. The feature will not be enabled for subscribers of any other wireless provider. The deal was …

iPhone Accounts For Two-Thirds Of Smartphone Sales iPhone Accounts For Two-Thirds Of Smartphone Sales
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In the wake of the most recent round of quarterly earnings reports, there’s been quite a bit of discussion over just who the leader of the pack is when it comes to the smartphone market. While Samsung passed Nokia to …

Sprint Sells 1.5 Million iPhones in Q1 Sprint Sells 1.5 Million iPhones in Q1

Sprint has been losing money with the impending shutdown of its Nextel network. Customers had been leaving the “push to talk” walkie-talkie-like service in waves, and Sprint is pulling the plug at the end of the year. Though, investors have …

Soldier Returns Home to Discover $21,000 Phone Bill Soldier Returns Home to Discover $21,000 Phone Bill
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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 …

Verizon Q1, 2012 Report: Good News for Investors 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 …

iPhone Is Verizon’s Top-Selling Smartphone iPhone Is Verizon’s Top-Selling Smartphone
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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 …

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

Verizon Adds $30 Fee For Contract Renewals 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 …

AT&T, Others Designing Database to Disable Stolen Phones 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 …

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

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

Infographic: 2011′s Worst Hacking Scandals 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 …

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

Verizon Network Engineers Drove Over 1 Million Miles Last Year 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 …