Posts tagged “Verizon”

Updated September 30, 2011

Premium Lock Document: How mobile carriers handle your call data

NC ACLU chapter obtained the document. A few data points from the sheet were known outside law enforcement circles, but wireless carriers have not been open about their policies. They aren't required to keep the data, and they keep the same information for varying lengths of time. Some don't keep data at all that other companies store.

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Updated August 23, 2011

Premium Lock Sprint to sell iPhone 5 in October, newspaper says

Sprint Apple normally launches a new iPhone model in June or July, but this year's launch has been delayed, for unknown reasons. Apple watchers had expected the new phone to arrive in September, but speculation has recently shifted toward October.

August 22, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon workers return to work without a deal

Verizon   Both the company and the union say they have agreed to narrow the issues in dispute and have set up a process to negotiate a new contract. But the talks are likely to be contentious. The two sides still disagree on touchy subjects such as health care benefits, pensions, and work rules.

August 2, 2011

Premium Lock Va.-based NTP prevails in smartphone patent fight with Apple, Google, others

U.S. Patent Office  The patent licenser beat Research in Motion for a $162.5 million settlement. Now, a federal court backs it in fight with other communications giants.

August 1, 2011

Premium Lock Plan offers to expand broadband across US

broadband The proposal from six telecommunications providers to the FCC would make broadband available to most areas lacking service within five years.

August 1, 2011

Premium Lock AT&T to throttle data hogs as of Oct. 1

AT&T T-Mobile already throttles heavy users. Verizon Wireless has stopped selling unlimited data plans.

July 22, 2011

Premium Lock iPhone gives Verizon a boost; company names new CEO

Verizon   Verizon added 1.3 million wireless subscribers under contract in the April to June period, a result that flies in the face of the slowdown in new subscribers across the industry in the last two years.

July 21, 2011

Premium Lock AT&T shows strength in iPhone battle with Verizon

AT&T There's little sign that the Verizon iPhone is prompting AT&T subscribers to jump ship. AT&T said the number iPhone subscribers leaving them actually declined from the first quarter.

Updated July 13, 2011

Premium Lock T-Mobile upgrades wireless speeds across Raleigh

4g The company, which hopes to merge with AT&T, says its "4G" network is "doubling" download speeds to as high as 42 megabits per second.

July 5, 2011

Premium Lock Budgeting for wireless data on Verizon's new plans

Verizon Wireless The country's largest wireless carrier is set to introduce data plans with monthly usage caps as early as this week.

June 29, 2011

Premium Lock Which wireless network is fastest? Verizon, says PC Mag

4g In a nationwide test of wireless networks using smartphones, PC Magazine gives the highest rankings to Verizon's 4G network. But AT&T gets the nod for widest areas of coverage.

Updated June 21, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless launches 4G service in Triangle, Triad on July 21

Verizon The communications company is adding 58 additional cell tower sites, upgrading others with new technology in order to deliver mobile broadband services as competition for faster offerings intensifies.

June 21, 2011

Premium Lock Tracking growth in wireless speed to 4G

A chart from Verizon Wireless tracks the growth in wireless speeds over the past decade and compares its technology to other "4G" rivals.

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June 15, 2011

Premium Lock Apple 'unlocks' iPhones so buyers can switch carriers

Apple iPhone  The buyer will separately have to buy a Subscriber Identity Module, or SIM card, from a carrier to activate the phone. Apart from AT&T, the only national U.S. carrier that's compatible with the phone is T-Mobile USA, and it can provide only phone calls and low data speeds.

Updated May 17, 2011

Premium Lock Sprint rallies to share No. 1 in customer rankings

Sprint Verizon Wireless and Sprint tie at top of survey while AT&T and T-Mobile, which plan to merge, drop.

Updated April 29, 2011

Premium Lock Juggernaut Apple now among world's top companies

Close to oblivion in 1997, Apple is now the world's second-most valuable company, after Exxon Mobil Corp. Apple's ascendancy has produced many losers and a few winners, as underscored over the past two weeks.

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Updated April 28, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon restores 4G service

Verizon Wireless logo  Verizon customers with 4G devices were back up to speed by mid-day Thursday after the wireless provider was able to restore service.

Updated April 21, 2011

Premium Lock New iPhone will work overseas, Verizon says

Verizon exec doesn't say when Apple will offer the next version of its popular phone.

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