The mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market is already a very competitive one, but with the arrival of Tello, the competition is sure to go up a notch. So how will this new mobile carrier be able to manage? Well, it turns out Tello has plenty up its sleeve, starting with a “No Fees, Whatsoever” branding that just might attract throngs of mobile users eager to sign up for even more affordable wireless plan options.
AT&T has restored its service after experiencing an outage that left some users unable to dial 911 by way of their mobile devices last Wednesday. The said outage happened at around 7:40 PM EST and lasted about an hour. The scope of the service outage has not been made clear yet, although some reports indicate that it was countrywise, while others said it only happened in several regions in the United States. AT&T is refusing to directly address how many users or which states and areas were affected.
Over 170 groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), wrote a letter this week and sent it to Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and also Senators John Thune and Bill Nelson, in order to ask them to honor the net neutrality rules
The largest mobile operator in the United States has decided to revive its unlimited data plan. Starting today, Verizon Wireless is now offering a Verizon Unlimited tier that delivers unlimited data use (in the US only), as well as unlimited voice calls and text messaging, for $80 a month.
The third biggest wireless carrier in America has finally decided to resurrect the free pizza promotional deal it first introduced back in June of last year. While 2016’s special offer involved Domino’s as the supplier of pizza pies, 2017 now sees Papa John’s serve up the pizza for hungry T-Mobile subscribers.
At this year’s Super Bowl, Sprint is claiming that its customers transmitted a vast amount of data across the carrier’s LTE Plus network, consuming almost 5 terabytes of data inside and in areas directly surrounding the NRG Stadium in the city of Houston in Texas last February 5th. Compared to last year’s Super Bowl at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara in California, the overall data tonnage has also risen over three fold, and around 8 times as much compared to the 2015 event held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.
Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission had released a report on zero rated data services, stating that while these types of offerings are not necessarily in violation of net neutrality rules, the ones offered by the top two wireless carriers in America (namely, Verizon Wireless’ Go90 and
Just this week, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Google, and Dish Network all revealed their separate plans to acquire or roll out high band spectrum assets that many industry watchers expect will serve as the backbone in providing 5G wireless services.
Mobile users who are based in countries belonging to the European Union (EU) may now start bidding their goodbyes to roaming charges. That is because Europe’s executive body, parliament, and representatives of the 28 Member States have finally come to terms regarding a deal on wholesale charges, i.e. the prices wireless carriers can charge each other when letting users from rival networks roam across different providers.
Yahoo has just published its quarterly earnings report for the final quarter of 2016, but many would agree that its financials do not matter much for now considering the once dominant Internet company is currently in the process of being acquired by Verizon Wireless. Still, a footnote in Yahoo’s quarterly report should be intriguing to most, due to the fact that it announces quite straightforwardly that the closing of the merger transaction will be pushed to the second quarter of this year.