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Carriers block Samsung Galaxy S5 Download Booster feature

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When Samsung first announced the Galaxy S5 one of the big software features it touted was Download Booster, a feature that uses both Wi-Fi and LTE to make downloading files faster, but as with so many things, most U.S. carriers block the feature on their versions of the phone. Read on for more!

Did Sprint violate federal law when it laid-off 1,440 workers?

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by 3 months ago
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The Communications Workers of America say that Sprint Corp. could owe $4.5 million in back pay to the recently laid off workers. Sprint would owe an average of about $3,100 in back pay to the call center workers and also would be obligated to continue benefits for its former employees through May 17.

How AT&T and Verizon lobby for spectrum in Washington DC

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by 4 months ago
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It’s that time of year where the major wireless providers cry to the US government about how their companies are doomed without additional spectrum being freed up. AT&T has a long history of over-emphasizing capacity and spectrum constraints in order to get what they want from regulators and politicians. Capacity was the primary justification for the company’s decision to impose overage penalties on DSL users, despite absolutely no evidence those networks experience meaningful congestion.

Does Sprint plan on competing in 2014?

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In 2014, Sprint plans significant cost-reduction efforts that could drive $2 billion in savings. Sprint now seems to be implementing these cost-reduction strategies by cutting a significant chunk of their staff dedicated to repairing and refurbishing phones. A total of 55 slower-performing stores will be shut down across the country within the next few months.