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The next major battle for wireless companies? Customer Loyalty

by: William Neilson JrMay 8, 2014
Consumer Reports routinely shows that cell phone service providers are one of, if not the, worst in terms of customer satisfaction rankings. While Sprint now occupies last place in the latest Consumer Reports survey, AT&T has consistently been dead last in recent years. In fact, Consumer Reports has found that the cell phone provider with the highest marks was prepaid operator Consumer Cellular.
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AT&T and Verizon received government data requests every 60 seconds

by: William Neilson JrMay 6, 2014
In their first-ever transparency reports, Verizon and AT&T combined received an equivalent of 1.2 requests every minute: AT&T reported receiving 301,816 requests for user data from state, local and federal authorities. Verizon reported receiving 321,545 requests for user data from state, local and federal authorities.
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Internet providers continue to intentionally slow down speeds for additional money

by: William Neilson JrMay 6, 2014
Fast forward to today and Ars Technica alerts us that Level 3 and Cogent, another network operator, are now claiming that six consumer broadband providers have continued to allow a state of "permanent congestion" by refusing to upgrade peering connections for the past year.
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AT&T may launch VoLTE on May 23, beat Verizon to the punch

by: Bogdan PetrovanMay 3, 2014
AT&T could be the first big carrier to flick the switch on a VoLTE service in the United States, with the first markets set to receive it being Minneapolis and Chicago.
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First AT&T, now Verizon cries to the FCC about auction rules

by: William Neilson JrMay 2, 2014
Verizon has decided to follow in AT&T’s footsteps and stamp its feet about the restrictions that the FCC is going to put in place to save some chunks of spectrum for smaller operators. Verizon used similar arguments as AT&T by stating that the rules limiting hoarding by the companies with the deepest pockets was “perverse and unjust” and "subsidizing."
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Dear Chairman of the FCC, it’s time to do your job and stand up for consumers

by: William Neilson JrMay 1, 2014
Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is about to give Internet Service Providers the ability to charge content companies more for access that people should have already had. The proposal, scheduled for a vote by the FCC on May 15, is a homicide of net neutrality.
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Can AT&T fix in-flight WiFi?

by: William Neilson JrApril 29, 2014
GoGo's pricing and performance often underwhelms and now faces new pressure from AT&T who says they will start offering a 4G LTE in-flight service in late 2015. AT&T didn’t announcing pricing or technical details, but said it expects their service to be up and running by as early as late next year, with options for both business planes and commercial aircraft.
 
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Aereo is latest example of how broadcasters try and kill innovation

by: William Neilson JrApril 29, 2014
Aereo is in the broadcasters sights. Broadcasters acknowledge that anyone has the legal right to put up an antenna and connect it to their TV. But, they also seem to claim that doing the exact same thing remotely is illegal.
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The FCC called AT&T’s bluff on the upcoming spectrum auction

by: William Neilson JrApril 29, 2014
Earlier this week, the FCC called AT&T’s bluff and essentially dared them to stay out of the most important wireless spectrum auction in years.
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Subsidized plans are still the cheaper option

by: William Neilson JrApril 23, 2014

If you are looking into buying a new phone, it seems best to continue buying one with a contract attached. Specifically, if you are a customer of AT&T or Verizon Wireless, it is in fact cheaper over the life of a two-year contract when compared to full-price.

As the Wall Street Journal reports:

Under a traditional contract with Verizon Wireless on a plan that includes 2 gigabytes of wireless data, you would pay $200 and an activation fee of $35 for the phone upfront and then $75 a month. Over two years, that comes to about $2,035. On the no contract version, you pay $65 a month for service, with no activation fee, plus about $27 a month over the period to [...]

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