• Verizon Wireless CTO Says Bring on the iPhone
    As 2009 drifts away and 2010 is born, speculation will grow as to whether Verizon Wireless gets its shot at selling the Apple iPhone.AT&T’s struggles in handling all of the data downloads on its network have been well documented. That’s why Verizon says ...More
    December 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • Spotting, Avoiding Costly Cell Phone Plan Fees
    With both Verizon Wireless’ and T-Mobile’s early termination fees in the headlines this year, advocacy group Consumer Action has outlined four tips to help spot and avoid ETFs in the event you want to dump your wireless carrier for a prepaid plan:Determine if ...More
    December 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Palm to Intro New Phone, Verizon Deal at CES — Report
    It’s been anticipated that Verizon might start selling the Palm Pre, the Apple iPhone, or both starting sometime in 2010. A new report says Verizon and Palm are very close to a team-up that would launch a new Palm smartphone on Verizon’s wireless network.Reuters ...More
    December 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • WiMAX Gains Ground Despite Recession
    There might be a recession-based impact on capex by service providers, but WiMAX is still gaining ground, says the WiMAX Forum.WiMAX has spread its 4G self out to 519 networks in 146 countries, including 95 WiMAX networks deployed by 2G mobile operators. About 20 percent of ...More
    December 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Gearmakers Square Off as LTE Market Heats Up
    The LTE hits just keep coming: Chunghwa Telecom said this week that it plans to start testing LTE with Ericsson gear, in northern Taiwan. Meanwhile, in Japan, Ericsson customer NTT DoCoMo has started its 4G upgrade. It plans to launch commercially in 2010.These are the ...More
    December 17, 2009 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • AT&T: ‘No Decision to Eliminate Flat-Rate Data Pricing’
    "We have not made any decision to implement tiered pricing."That’s what Ralph de la Vega, president and chief executive for mobility and consumer markets at AT&T Inc. told the Wall Street Journal this week. In the wake of statements that the carrier plans to ...More
    December 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Teen Downloads 1.4 Million Kilobytes of Data
    We knew teens love their texting and downloading, but not this much. One California teen, whose father had recently added him to the family cell phone plan, managed to jack up the bill to $21,917. The father, Ted Estarija, has wondered publicly why Verizon Communications ...More
    December 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Verizon, AT&T Extend Free Wi-Fi
    The free Wi-Fi craze continues this week with Verizon Wireless extending the service to some users – but not smartphone users, it must be noted. Meanwhile, AT&T Inc. will offer free Wi-Fi to all visitors at 11,000 of the more than 13,000 U.S. McDonalds’ ...More
    December 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • ATN Launches New Company to Run Verizon Wireless Assets
    Atlantic Tele-Network Inc. (ATN) is making headway in launching a new subsidiary to run the wireless properties, licenses and network assets it agreed to acquire from Verizon Wireless back in June.The new company, dubbed Allied Wireless Communications Corporation (AWCC), ...More
    December 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Teens Are 'Sexting' Like Crazy
    Boy howdy, it must be more fun than ever to be a parent these days. (Insert extreme sarcasm here.) Not only do you have to worry about drugs, Facebook and good ol’ fashioned sex, but now you really need to be aware of teen “sexting.”The topic has been in ...More
    December 16, 2009 Posted in News