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Verizon Sees Steady Growth in Q3

Verizon remained steady in the third quarter as the carrier largely stayed above the price war among its rivals. For the third quarter, Verizon reported earnings of 89 cents per share and a 4.3 percent increase in revenue to $31.59 billion. Those numbers were mostly in-line with analyst forecasts of 90 cents a share and [...]

Apple Pay iPhone

Apple Pay Arrives with Release of iOS 8.1

Today marks the launch of Apple Pay as Apple releases iOS 8.1. The latest version of the company’s operating system will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users to make payments using those devices’ NFC chips. Apple Pay is also supported by the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, but the tablets [...]

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New iPads from Apple allow Users to Change Carriers

Apple unveiled the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 at an event on Thursday, following up on the recent launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, what is perhaps the most interesting feature of the new iPads didn’t even earn a mention during the show. The cellular-equipped models of the new [...]

Iliad Telecom

Iliad Abandons T-Mobile Bid after Second Rejection

French mobile provider Iliad is abandoning its efforts to acquire T-Mobile. The company made an initial bid for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile back in July at a price of $33 per share. After that bid was rejected, Iliad set a mid-October deadline to decide whether it would raise its bid or walk away. It turns [...]

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AT&T to Pay $105 Million to Settle Cramming Charges

AT&T has agreed to pay a fine of $105 million to settle a case regarding unauthorized third-party charges. The carrier is accused by the Federal Trade Commission of engaging in the practice of cramming, where customers are charged for premium services, such as ringtones and text messages offering trivia and horoscopes, without being aware they [...]


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Verizon LTE

Verizon Sees Steady Growth in Q3

Verizon remained steady in the third quarter as the carrier largely stayed above the price war among its rivals. For the third quarter, Verizon reported earnings of 89 cents per share and a 4.3 percent increase in revenue to $31.59 billion. Those numbers were mostly in-line with analyst forecasts of 90 cents a share and [...]

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Internet

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FCC Receives Record 3 Million Comments on Net Neutrality

Monday marked the last day for the public to submit comments on the Federal Communication Commission’s proposed new net neutrality rules. The agency has received a record number of comments, totaling 3 million submissions from consumers, advocates, businesses, and lawmakers that continued to roll in up to the midnight deadline. The number of submissions received [...]

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Mobile

Apple Pay iPhone

Apple Pay Arrives with Release of iOS 8.1

Today marks the launch of Apple Pay as Apple releases iOS 8.1. The latest version of the company’s operating system will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users to make payments using those devices’ NFC chips. Apple Pay is also supported by the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, but the tablets [...]

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VoIP/SIP

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Verizon Promises Nationwide VoLTE Launch Coming Soon

Verizon announced on Tuesday that its voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, titled “Advanced Calling 1.0,” will launch nationwide “in the coming weeks.” While that’s still a vague timeframe, it does at least give consumers some idea of when they can expect to be making high-definition voice and video calls from their mobile devices. VoLTE works [...]

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Telecom News

Verizon Sees Steady Growth in Q3

Verizon remained steady in the third quarter as the carrier largely stayed above the price war among its rivals. For the third quarter, Verizon reported earnings of 89 cents per share and a 4.3 percent increase in revenue to $31.59 billion. Those numbers were mostly in-line with analyst forecasts of 90 cents a share and [...]

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Apple Pay Arrives with Release of iOS 8.1

Today marks the launch of Apple Pay as Apple releases iOS 8.1. The latest version of the company’s operating system will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users to make payments using those devices’ NFC chips. Apple Pay is also supported by the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, but the tablets [...]

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New iPads from Apple allow Users to Change Carriers

Apple unveiled the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 at an event on Thursday, following up on the recent launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, what is perhaps the most interesting feature of the new iPads didn’t even earn a mention during the show. The cellular-equipped models of the new [...]

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Iliad Abandons T-Mobile Bid after Second Rejection

French mobile provider Iliad is abandoning its efforts to acquire T-Mobile. The company made an initial bid for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile back in July at a price of $33 per share. After that bid was rejected, Iliad set a mid-October deadline to decide whether it would raise its bid or walk away. It turns [...]

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AT&T to Pay $105 Million to Settle Cramming Charges

AT&T has agreed to pay a fine of $105 million to settle a case regarding unauthorized third-party charges. The carrier is accused by the Federal Trade Commission of engaging in the practice of cramming, where customers are charged for premium services, such as ringtones and text messages offering trivia and horoscopes, without being aware they [...]

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Telecom Monthly October 2014 Newsletter

Fall has arrived, but before we say goodbye to summer for another year, let’s look back at some of the biggest news from September. Here are the stories that got the telecom industry talking during the last month: After months of speculation, the next generation of iPhones has arrived. Consumers looking to upgrade to the [...]

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HP to Split into Two Companies

Hewlett-Packard announced this week that it plans to split into two companies by the end of its next fiscal year. The technology company’s PC and printing business will retain the current logo and operate under the name HP Inc., while the enterprise services, software, and servers business will receive new branding and go by the [...]

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Facebook Closes WhatsApp Acquisition

Facebook confirmed the closing of its purchase of messaging app WhatsApp on Monday. A document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission confirms earlier reports that WhatsApp will remain a separate entity from Facebook. WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will join Facebook’s board of directors as part of the deal. The acquisition was [...]

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Microsoft Unveils Preview of Windows 10

Microsoft has revealed an early preview of the next version of Windows with the goal of creating a consistent experience across multiple devices. The company isn’t bothering with sequential numbering for its operating system and is jumping straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10. This latest incarnation of the OS will work across devices, including [...]

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BlackBerry Narrows Loss for Fiscal Q2

Just a few days after the launch of its new Passport smartphone, BlackBerry has announced a $207 million loss for its second fiscal quarter. While that may not sound like good news, it is actually a substantial improvement over a year earlier when the company had a loss of $965 million. With the exclusion of [...]

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