A total of 145 companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, DropBox, and Yahoo issued a joint statement to FCC boss Tom Wheeler for his proposal to protect network neutrality by destroying it. The letter is not only signed by more than 100 Internet companies but also by two of five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission. In the letter, the companies take issue with Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to regulate broadband providers
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.
During the first quarter of 2014, T-Mobile acquired the most new subscribers amongst Tier 1 carriers. One of the reason for this increase was due to the carrier’s offer to pay up to $650 in Early Termination Fees to customers who switched to T-Mobile.
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.
As Sprint is rumored to make a move on T-Mobile this summer, John Legere’s company announced another quarter of solid growth, with a record 2.4 million customer additions in Q1 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…
Over the last few years, deceptive business practices have become a rather common tactic by cable/internet companies looking to make a few more dollars off their consumers.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat is now making its way over to the Wi-Fi variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014.
Today T-Mobile announced a new effort to completely end overages on all its plans, including existing legacy plans. T-Mobile also calls for other carriers to follow suit.
As it turns out, the story of the fallout between BlackBerry and T-Mobile will have at least one more chapter. T-Mobile and Samsung have teamed up to offer current T-Mobile BlackBerry users up to $200 to swap to a Samsung handset.