US carriers partner on a better mobile authentication system

Steve Dent, Engadget, 9/22/17 Two-factor authentication (2FA) via SMS and a smartphone provides a heavy dose of additional security for your data, but as the US government declared last year, it’s not without its flaws. To fix that, the big four US mobile operators, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T have formed a coalition called the Mobile Authentication Taskforce to […]

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Posted on September 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AT&T tweaks its unlimited data plans to offer tethering

Daniel Cooper, Engadget, 3/3/17 10GB per line, plus incentives for you to get DirecTV. Remember when AT&T announced that it would once again offer unlimited data packages, and they were a little underwhelming? Sensing its error, the company has taken the opportunity to roll out a tweaked plan to ease the pain of your wallet. […]

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Posted on March 3, 2017 at 8:55 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile is trying to revolutionize the way you use your phone number

Daniel Howley, Yahoo!News, 12/8/16 T-Mobile has introduced a new service it hopes will reinvent how you use your phone number. Called Digits, the initiative lets you use your regular old number across multiple devices; we’re talking Android phones, iPhones, tablets, computers, smart watches, the works. Conversely, you’ll also be able to add multiple phone numbers […]

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Posted on December 8, 2016 at 10:06 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile’s 5G speed is mind-bogglingly faster than Verizon

Roger Cheng, CNET, 9/22/16 The nation’s third-largest carrier gets into 5G in a big way. T-Mobile has mocked the other carriers for making ridiculous promises and hyping up 5G, or the next generation of wireless technology. So what does it do on Tuesday? Hype up 5G. T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray laid out his […]

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Posted on September 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Look out cell phone carriers, Comcast is launching its own mobile service in 2017

Lulu Chang, Yahoo!, 9/22/16 Look out Verizon, your competitive pool is about to get a bit deeper. On Tuesday, Comcast revealed that after years of delays, it is finally ready to make its official debut. Well, almost. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference in New York, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts told an audience that a […]

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Posted on September 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

Lynn La, CNET news, 8/2/16 Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know. In addition to offering customers a cheaper alternative to their phone plans, one of the main draws of networks that integrate Wi-Fi technology like Republic Wireless and Google’s Project Fi is they […]

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Posted on August 2, 2016 at 10:18 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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FCC votes to begin working toward 5G wireless networks

Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, 7/15/16 In a unanimous vote this morning, the Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to begin readying the United States for 5G wireless networks. The proceedings will lead to the commission opening up airwaves that allow for faster data speeds; rights to those airwaves will then be auctioned off to companies […]

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Posted on July 15, 2016 at 9:02 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon hopes to set 5G agenda with latest milestone

Roger Cheng, CNET news, 7/11/16 The carrier and its partners agree to a set of standards — a move that pushes the 5G effort forward and that reinforces Verizon’s leadership in the upcoming wireless tech. The reality of 5G, wireless connectivity that’s faster than our speediest home internet service, is years away. But that isn’t […]

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Posted on July 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon, AT&T offering interoperable VoLTE to some customers

Colin Gibbs, FierceWireless, 7/7/16 The nation’s two largest mobile network operators have begun to commercially deploy interoperable Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Finally. VoLTE offers as much as three times more voice and data capacity than 3G technologies, enabling higher quality connections. The technology also allows carriers to increase bandwidth. AT&T confirmed to FierceWireless that some […]

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Posted on July 7, 2016 at 9:17 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AT&T routing more than 4 million voice calls a day over Wi-Fi

Colin Gibbs, FierceWireless, 6/23/16 AT&T  just rolled out Wi-Fi calling to its first Android handset last week, but the operator is already routing more than 4 million calls a day over Wi-Fi. The nation’s second-largest operator first began to offer Wi-Fi calling on newer iPhones last fall, and last week it extended the service to […]

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Posted on June 23, 2016 at 9:13 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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