It has been a busy couple of weeks for mobile carriers. First, T-Mobile introduced their JUMP program for early upgrades, then At&t introduces Next, and now Verizon is announcing Edge. All of these plans offer one thing in common, and that is an option to pay differently for your smartphones and get upgrades more frequently [...]
This news started hitting the internet yesterday and has become a big issue, especially among privacy advocates, and I don't blame them! If you're a Verizon customer, the NSA (National Security Agency) has started collecting phone records of millions of their subscribers under a top secret court order that was issued back in April. The [...]
Last night Samsung held a press event for the official announcement of their new flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S4. Yesterday I posted some of the rumors around this phone, and most of them turned out to be true. The new phone will have a 5" Full 1080 HD AMOLED screen with 441ppi, the processor will be either a octa-core Exynos or a Snapdragon 600 depending on region, 2GB of RAM, storage of 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB along with a microSD slot, a 13MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera, all powered by a 2,600 mAh removable battery.
Over the past decade, we've heard all about the piracy wars, copyright laws, DMCA, etc. We've seen large file sharing websites shutdown, we've heard about people getting sued by the RIAA or MPAA for thousands of dollars. This past Monday, a new program has been put in place by some of the largest ISPs (internet service providers) that hopes to put more stops on copyright infringement. How does it work? Should you worry?
Today, At&t has announced that they have signed a deal with Atlantic Tele-Network Incorporated to acquire its Alltel Wireless business for $780 million. Back in 2008, Verizon acquired all but 105 service markets of Alltel for $28.1 billion. At&t purchased 79 of those remaining 105 markets, and ATNI bought the last 26. This purchase will [...]
Law Enforcement Wants To Invade Our Privacy Even More! – Forcing Carriers To Store SMS Messages For Two Years
It was bound to happen at some point in time, and hopefully Congress will squash it quickly, but according to CNet, state and local law enforcement groups have submitted a request to the U.S. Senate, asking that U.S. wireless carriers be required to retain SMS records for two years and warn that the lack of [...]
While I haven't been able to find any official announcement, it appears as though the Starz and Encore TV networks have been experiencing some technical difficulties the last couple of days. A little research online will show a few support forum posts of people with the same issues. It also appears that it is nationwide, [...]
Verizon has begun selling customer information, according to a report by Yahoo!. The carrier is passing on geographical locations, app usage and even web browsing activities to third-parties. This has of course raised privacy questions. In the beginning of October, Verizon started offering reports to marketers showing what subscribed customers are doing on mobile phones, [...]