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Verizon, Sprint Pay $158M for ‘Cramming’ Bogus Charges

Verizon, Sprint Pay $158M for ‘Cramming’ Bogus Charges

By Josh Wolford May 12, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission has announced that Verizon and Sprint will pay a combined $158 million to settle “cramming” investigations, wherein the Commission found that the carriers were cramming unauthorized charges onto customers’ bills. The majority of such charges came …

Wireless Birth Control Could Hit the Market by 2018, Thanks to Bill Gates Wireless Birth Control Could Hit the Market by 2018, Thanks to Bill Gates

The concept of implanting birth control that lasts for years is nothing new, but the idea of implanting remote-controlled birth control that can work for a decade and a half sure is. But if things go according to plan, that …

Starbucks’ Wireless Charging Initiative Sounds Cool, Will Likely Disappoint Many Starbucks’ Wireless Charging Initiative Sounds Cool, Will Likely Disappoint Many

Starbucks has just announced a new initiative to bring wireless charging stations to many of its stores. Awesome, right? The only problem is that not all wireless charging is the same, and Starbucks has gone with a technology that many …

Prepaid Phone Plans: The Way to Go? Prepaid Phone Plans: The Way to Go?

In the ever-increasing maelstrom that is finding the cheapest cell service, many are turning to prepaid wireless. What used to be a socially unacceptable means of obtaining wireless phone service is quickly making a comeback as a totally viable, and …

iPhone 5 with Unlimited Service and No Contract Now Available via Walmart & Straight Talk Wireless iPhone 5 with Unlimited Service and No Contract Now Available via Walmart & Straight Talk Wireless
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Starting January 11th, you’ll be able to buy a new iPhone at Walmart with no contract, thanks to a deal with Straight Talk Wireless. In 2,000+ stores and online, Straight Talk and Walmart are offering the iPhone 5 for $649 …

Google And Dish Network Reportedly In Wireless Talks, Which Could Amount To Nothing Google And Dish Network Reportedly In Wireless Talks, Which Could Amount To Nothing

Google and Dish Network have been talking about launching a wireless service that would compete with AT&T, Verizon and the like, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The report cites “people familiar with the discussions,” with one …

After IPO, Facebook’s Next Conquest is Mobile After IPO, Facebook’s Next Conquest is Mobile
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Prior to his company’s initial public offering today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors that finding a way to monetize the website’s mobile platform is his priority for the rest of 2012 (and presumably beyond if Facebook doesn’t produce any …

Smartphone Purchases Generally Triggered by Upgrades Smartphone Purchases Generally Triggered by Upgrades

Cell phones are officially more accessible than safe drinking water and electricity. Since having a cell phone is more likely than getting cholera from your drinking water or actually having a light bulb lit above your head (literally, not figuratively), …

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, …

NetZero to Offer Free Wireless Broadband Service NetZero to Offer Free Wireless Broadband Service

United Online Inc. will offer wireless broadband service under its brand NetZero. They’re the ones who first offered free dial-up in the late nineties, only this plan won’t come with a lot of advertisements to balance the price tag. But …

Verizon’s $4 Billion Spectrum Deal: Public Knowledge On How It Hurts Consumers, Competition Verizon’s $4 Billion Spectrum Deal: Public Knowledge On How It Hurts Consumers, Competition
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Last year ,Verizon announced it would purchase mobile spectrum licenses from several cable companies for about $4 billion. Competitors think this will give Verizon too much power and hurt competition. Complaints from T-Mobile USA, Sprint Nextel, Public Knowledge, and the …

T-Mobile Loses 800K Customers, Blames Lack of iPhone T-Mobile Loses 800K Customers, Blames Lack of iPhone

2011 was an interesting year for T-Mobile, mostly due to the AT&T merger drama whose slow death was finalized in December when AT&T officially pulled the plug on the deal. After the FCC and DOJ voiced their disapproval, the deal …

Interview: FCC Lifeline Program – Will the Revamp Solve the Fraud?
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On January 31, the FCC announced a complete overhaul of its Lifeline program. The program has been around for 25 years and is part of the Universal Service Fund. Its purpose was to help low-income families and those that live …

Interview: Here’s Why Open Auctions for 2G Spectrum Are the Best Option

The war in Washington over wireless spectrum is really beginning to heat up as policymakers and the FCC aren’t seeing eye to eye. The issue is commonly referred to as the “spectrum crunch” since wireless networks are quickly becoming overloaded.

Wireless Charging As You Drive For Electric Cars Wireless Charging As You Drive For Electric Cars

A Stanford University research team has designed a high-efficiency charging system that uses magnetic fields to wirelessly transmit large electric currents between metal coils placed several feet apart. The long-term goal of the research is to develop an all-electric highway …

Tucows Launches Wireless Carrier Ting Tucows Launches Wireless Carrier Ting

Tucows, a company that specializes in providing a variety of web services to businesses, has launched their own wireless carrier. Built on Sprint’s wireless network, Ting promises to be a more thoughtful wireless carrier. Unlike other carriers out there, Ting …

Verizon Boosts Wi-Fi Service, 4G LTE In Indianapolis For Super Bowl Fans Verizon Boosts Wi-Fi Service, 4G LTE In Indianapolis For Super Bowl Fans

Indianapolis, you are about to have the best wireless service in the world and it’s all thanks to your dubious distinction as host to Super Bowl XLVI. AT&T has already upped their service in anticipation of the 150,000 Super Bowl …