• AT&T, Time Warner Defend Merger to Lawmakers

    AT&T, Time Warner Defend Merger to Lawmakers

    AT&T and Time Warner executives this week appeared before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee to respond to lawmakers' concerns about their US$84 billion merger.However, the merger would lead to higher costs for other providers trying to access Time Warner programming, including HBO, CNN, Turner, and other major networks, argued Gene Kimmelman, CEO of Public Knowledge.
  • 2017: AI's Coming Out Party

    2017: AI's Coming Out Party

    Artificial intelligence will be having a big coming out party in 2017.A growing number of companies are using AI in their advertising and marketing in a bid to attract early investors and media attention.
  • Which Wireless Carrier Is Best for You?

    Which Wireless Carrier Is Best for You?

    Which wireless carrier is best?Many studies are undertaken every year, and while they are interesting and accurate, they often are not that useful in selecting the best carrier for you.
  • Verizon's Upgrade Fee Bumped to $30, 2-Year Contracts Also Gone for Existing Customers

    For one, the upgrade fee that you pay every time you buy a new phone has increased.Also, existing customers no longer have the option to upgrade on a 2-year contract.
  • Verizon Tells Unlimited Users Averaging 200GB/Month to Switch or Leave

    As reported by Droid Life, Verizon last week announced that those who average 200GB a month will be pushed off the unlimited tier.The change affects only "a small group of customers," the tech blog said.
  • Yahoo Makes Plans Amid Doubts Over Verizon Deal

    Yahoo Makes Plans Amid Doubts Over Verizon Deal

    It also warned that a massive hack disclosed last year could imperil its US$4.To facilitate Yahoo's transformation into an investment company, Brandt will become chairman of the board and Webb will become chairman emeritus.
  • The Best Verizon Phones of 2017

    The Best Verizon Phones of 2017

    If you're buying a phone on Verizon right now, these are the best you can get.See How We Test Cell Phones Almost all Verizon phones are bought through the carrier, because Verizon isn't compatible with most unlocked devices.
  • Verizon Introduces New 5GB, $55 Individual Promo Plan

    Verizon Introduces New 5GB, $55 Individual Promo Plan

    This new individual plan is currently being advertised on the front page of Verizon’s website, but the site won’t let you sign-up for it just yet online.The $55-5GB plan is made up of a $40 promo 5GB plan, along with a $20 line access fee.
  • New FCC Chair Ajit Pai Vows to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

    New FCC Chair Ajit Pai Vows to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

    The Open Internet rules, which went into effect in June 2015, are designed to ensure that consumers and businesses alike have equal access to broadband-speed content delivery.However, more than 100 Internet companies have expressed vocal opposition to Net neutrality, and their complaints have resonated with Pai, who has been highly critical of the rules.
  • Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus

    Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus

    AT&T has introduced mobile TV, tying its wireless TV with DirecTV, letting viewers watch programming on their smartphones or tablets anywhere in the United States, over the AT&T Mobility wireless network.Sprint, a wireless-only player, is turning into a growth company once again.
  • Verizon Unlimited: Everything You Need to Know

    Verizon Unlimited: Everything You Need to Know

    From everything we have learned from several sources, plus some direct feedback from Verizon, we think we’ve got the details pretty dialed in on what this new Verizon Unlimited plan is all about.This isn’t a replacement plan for you; it’s just a new data plan called Verizon Unlimited.
  • Verizon Caves, Launches New Unlimited Data Plan

    Verizon Caves, Launches New Unlimited Data Plan

    The company on Sunday announced its own unlimited smartphone option while keeping alternatives open for lighter data users.After 22 MB of data usage, Verizon may "prioritize" customers in the event of network congestion.
  • Verizon Cuts Better Deal for Breach-Battered Yahoo

    Verizon Cuts Better Deal for Breach-Battered Yahoo

    In spite of the massive scale of the breaches, which came to light after the deal was struck, the acquisition "makes strategic sense," said Verizon EVP Marni Waldon.The company is still hungry for Yahoo's assets and talent, she added.
  • Verizon Tops Network Performance Survey

    Verizon Tops Network Performance Survey

    Despite significant improvements in the LTE networks of T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T, Verizon once again took the top spot in a biannual independent test of mobile network performance.The RootMetrics report, released this week, found that Verizon was the "undisputed leader" in terms of network reliability and coverage.
  • FCC Head Champions FM Radio for Smartphones

    FCC Head Champions FM Radio for Smartphones

    Ajit Pai, the new chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission, last week issued a call for activation of the FM chips in smartphones.Activating FM chips would enhance public safety, he said.
  • Qualifying Verizon Customers Can Now Use FiOS Mobile App Without Using Your Data

    Qualifying Verizon Customers Can Now Use FiOS Mobile App Without Using Your Data

    For anyone on Verizon FiOS with an internet and TV subscription, plus a Verizon S, M or L plan, streaming anything from the updated FiOS Mobile app won’t count against your monthly data.According to Verizon, those qualifying customers can watch anything saved to their DVR, all sorts of on-demand titles, plus 140+ live channels, all without a single bit counting towards your monthly limit.
  • Verizon Exempts Fios Mobile App From Data Caps

    Verizon Exempts Fios Mobile App From Data Caps

    The company on Thursday announced that Fios subscribers can now stream video with the Fios Mobile app without using up any of their data.The offer applies to Fios customers who also use Verizon for their mobile phone service, with one exception: those on the new unlimited plan.
  • US Charges 2 Russian Intel Agents, 2 Hackers in Yahoo Case

    US Charges 2 Russian Intel Agents, 2 Hackers in Yahoo Case

    S.A federal grand jury in Northern California charged the defendants -- the FSB officials and two Russian cybercriminals -- with using stolen data to gain illegal access to the accounts of Russian journalists, Russian and U.
  • Buy an LG G6, Get a Free Google Home

    Buy an LG G6, Get a Free Google Home

    The LG G6 is set to hit store shelves soon, and if you order one before the end of April, you'll get a bonus goodie for free.All four of the major US carriers will carry LG's latest flagship phone; pre-orders kick off tomorrow.
  • Verizon Wakes Up to Join Mobile TV Race

    Verizon Wakes Up to Join Mobile TV Race

    One of the latest comes from Verizon, which has improved its FiOS mobile app to offer data-free streaming.AT&T's DirecTV started this ball rolling with its wireless TV, or mobile TV, offering.