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Secret Controls Can Be Used to Hijack Cellphones, Cars
Aug 7, 2014 - in News
Hidden controls used by wireless carriers can be hacked to seize control of billions of mobile devices, including cellular-enabled vehicles.
FreedomPop Expands to Sprint's 4G LTE Network
Aug 6, 2013 - in News
FreedomPop's mobile coverage now includes Sprint's 4G LTE network.
Contactless Payments: Isis To Go Nationwide Later This Year
Jul 31, 2013 - in News
Forget Google Wallet. Isis plans to sweep the nation with contactless payments later this year.
Verizon Asking Obama to Lift Incoming iPhone Ban
Jul 26, 2013 - in News
Verizon is asking President Obama to veto the iPhone and iPad ban.
Verizon Confirms Edge Upgrade Plan For August
Jul 18, 2013 - in News
Verizon Wireless will not be outdone.
Verizon Working on a Multi-Upgrade Scheme Too
Jul 16, 2013 - in News
Sounds like Verizon customers will upgrade more frequently than T-Mobile patrons.
Verizon May Owe Apple $14B Over Slow iPhone Sales
Jul 14, 2013 - in News
Verizon may owe Apple big money thanks to lackluster iPhone sales.
T-Mobile "Jump" Allows Upgrades Every Six Months
Jul 10, 2013 - in News
This is the same company that promised no restrictions with its un-carrier plan.
NSA Collecting Data Straight from Google, Apple, Microsoft
Jun 7, 2013 - in News
First we discover that the Xbox One does indeed require an Internet connection. Now we learn that the government is monitoring our calls and online activity. What a week.
FreedomPop Launching Free Mobile Service for Smartphones
Jun 5, 2013 - in News
FreedomPop is at it again.
Wash. Attorney General Exposes T-Mobile's Un-Carrier Claims
Apr 25, 2013 - in News
T-Mobile must fully disclose the restrictions of its restriction-free "un-carrier" plan.
Verizon Subscribers Want End to Contracts
Apr 18, 2013 - in News
There's a petition asking Verizon to follow T-Mobile's no-contract lead.
Verizon No Longer Offering Early Upgrades in January
Apr 12, 2013 - in News
No more getting a new phone at 20 months.
Verizon Wireless Open to Dropping Contracts
Apr 4, 2013 - in News
Verizon may jump on the device financing bandwagon too if customers want it.
Verizon Intros New Budget-Friendly, Prepaid Plans
Feb 1, 2013 - in News
Verizon now has two prepaid smartphone plans if you're not keen with the typical 2-year ball-and-chain.
GameStop Now Selling Pre-Paid Wireless Service
Jan 29, 2013 - in News
GameStop has gone wireless. Does that mean Android phones are finally on the way?
AT&T Acquiring Remaining Alltel Assets for $780 Million
Jan 22, 2013 - in News
The last of wireless giant Alltel has been scooped up by AT&T.
Get The iPhone 4S for $50 at Radio Shack, Walmart, More
Dec 18, 2012 - in News
There's an iPhone price war going on between Best Buy, Radio Shack, Target, Walmart and Target. The winner? You.
Verizon Selling World's First 4G LTE Camera on Thursday
Dec 12, 2012 - in News
This new camera from Samsung is more like a smartphone with point-and-shoot camera hardware, featuring a 16MP lens, 21x optical zoom and 4G LTE connectivity.
Verizon's Redbox Instant Launch Pushed Back into 2013
Dec 5, 2012 - in News
Verizon's Netflix killer won't go commercial until the second half of 2013.
Motorola Droid Razr HD, Maxx HD to Receive Android 4.1
Dec 1, 2012 - in News
Duo of apps being replaced, accompanied by deliverance of several Amazon apps.
Redbox Instant by Verizon Pricing and Launch Details
Nov 30, 2012 - in News
Verizon's Netflix killer will probably launch around December 17.
Copyright Alert System Pushed Back (Again) to Early 2013
Nov 30, 2012 - in News
The "Six Strikes" plan has been delayed again, and will now begin in early 2013.
Verizon Faces Lawsuit For Defending Alleged Pirates
Nov 27, 2012 - in News
Verizon is facing a lawsuit from three adult film studios for protecting its customers' rights to privacy.
Republic Wireless $19/month Plan Finally Out of Beta
Nov 20, 2012 - in News
Republic Wireless has brought its $19/month unlimited plan out of beta, offering the first compatible smartphone for pre-order.
Over 50 Carriers Testing BlackBerry 10, Q1 Launch Reiterated
Nov 1, 2012 - in News
Two BlackBerry 10 smartphones set to release during opening stages of 2013.
Google Confirms Verizon Carrier Billing, Wishlist, More
Oct 19, 2012 - in News
Google has confirmed that Google Play carrier billing is coming to Verizon Wireless. The Android storefront has also been updated with a Wishlist, a standalone Google Calendar app and more.
ISPs Dishing Out Warnings to P2P Pirates Soon
Oct 19, 2012 - in News
Web surfers downloading illegal copyrighted content via peer-to-peer networks will start to see warnings from their ISP in the next few months.
Verizon Rumored to Offer Google Play Carrier Billing
Oct 17, 2012 - in News
Verizon Wireless will reportedly allow subscribers to charge Google Play purchases directly to their bill, up to $25 per month per phone.
Verizon Launches its Own Android Security App
Sep 12, 2012 - in News
Verizon has teamed up with McAfee and Asurion to provide its own security solution for Android devices.