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Monthly Archives: April 2017

[Updated: AT&T, too!] T-Mobile and Verizon update Galaxy S8 and S8+ just in time for launch

Update 1: 2017/04/21 6:12pm PDT The two phones may not have even come out until today, but T-Mobile and Verizon have been on their toes. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ on everyone’s favorite red and magenta networks have already been updated. T-Mobile is a bit scant on details, but Verizon has obliged with plenty of their […]

T-Mobile Just Picked Up the 600MHz “Spectrum Mother Lode” to Bring Their Network Everywhere

T-Mobile just made its largest investment ever by spending nearly $8 billion(!) to acquire 45% of the FCC’s available 600MHz low-band spectrum that was up for auction. This is the type of spectrum that penetrates buildings better and also reaches further from a tower, which in turn gives wireless customers a better overall experience no matter […]

AT&T’s new ‘unlimited’ plan sucks

As of this morning, all four major wireless carriers offer data plans described as “unlimited” to all their customers. But while I’m reluctantly willing to describe the Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint plans as unlimited (despite some restrictions), ATT’s plan could better be described as a “22GB data plan but you can’t actually use that data […]

AT&T AUDIENCE Network to Present ‘Daya’ Concert Special Tonight

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special “Daya” airing Friday, April 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239, ATT U-verse Ch 1114 and DIRECTV NOW. On the heels of her spring tour, GRAMMY Award-winning musician Daya (pronounced “day-uh”) will be the featured artist on ATT AUDIENCE Network. The show will delve into […]

AT&T Launches Fake 5G Network in Desperate Attempt to Seem Innovative

Image: Gizmodo Have you heard? ATT is going to “pave the way for the next generation of faster speeds” with something called 5G Evolution. No, it’s not actually a new 5G network, the much hyped successor to 4G that’s supposed to change the way we connect to the internet. It’s just a re-branded 4G offering, […]

FCC: DirecTV Now Plan Appears to Violate Net Neutrality Order

A new report out of the FCC’s Wireless Bureau advises that ATT’s DirecTV Now sponsored data plan appears to violate the Open Internet order per its general conduct standard. But a new, Republican-led FCC, is unlikely to second that opinion.   The Wheeler FCC concluded its long-standing review of zero rating business plans Wednesday (Jan. […]

AT&T: Google is an evil empire that must be stopped

Following up on the Federal Communications Commission’s continuing investigation into the legality and regulatory positioning of Google Voice, telecommunications giant ATT addressed the FCC with a document entitled, “The Truth About Google Voice and the Open Internet Principles.” (PDF available here, hosted by the Washington Post.) It reads quite like any other publication with a […]

T-Mobile Takes Aim at AT&T with Death Star for Google Chrome – Android Headlines

As any Star Wars fan would let you know, today, May 4th, is Star Wars Day. The Internet will once again be filled with “May the Fourth be with you” wishes and memes, and a lot of popcorn will be popped by fans of the series who may plan a new Star Wars viewing marathon […]

Why Google Is the New Evil Empire

“We don’t need you to type at all because we know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less guess what you’re thinking about … Is that over the line?” – Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Continue Reading Below   A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there […]

Huawei Continues to Catch Apple, But Still Fighting to Gain Popularity in United States

Huawei, the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, continued to gain on Apple in the first three months of the year, with an impressive 21.7 percent growth, according to market research firm IDC. Huawei shipped an estimated 34.2 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter, capturing 9.8 percent market share, based on data from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly […]