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.
Apparently so, at least according to mobile market research firm Wave7 Research and then later reported by Fierce Wireless. The fourth biggest wireless carrier in America appeared to have began ending its leasing program for mobile devices that run on Google’s Android mobile operating system as recently as a few days ago.
According to Brian Roberts, chief executive officer of Comcast, the company will be officially joining the wireless market in 2017 by leveraging its network of 15 million Wi-Fi hotspots as well as a 5 year old mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with industry leader Verizon Wireless. The move to partner with the biggest mobile operator in the United States also serves as a means for Comcast to set up a new revenue stream.
Unlimited data plans are good and all, but oftentimes, mobile users can just get by with a specific number of megabytes of data per month. But the hard part is figuring out exactly how much you will need in the next thirty days. Sure, you already have a basic idea of your levels of consumption but there is no telling if that is going to change soon.
Recently this week, a United States appeals court has dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s suit against AT&T that accused the latter of deceiving subscribers of the wireless carrier’s unlimited data plans when it throttled their data connection speeds. The FTC had claimed that the second biggest wireless carrier in the US was in violation of the FTC Act.
When Pokemon Go became a hit worldwide, it did so in lighting fast fashion. According to data presented by marketing analytics firm ComScore, the augmented reality mobile game managed to reach 55 million mobile users in the United States in July of this year, specifically during the first full month the app was made available to American consumers.
For better or worse, emoji are now a part of our mobile lives. Sure, they may not be right up everybody’s alley, but for those who can not resist these cute pictograms, they may be delighted to know that more new emoji are coming soon, courtesy of Emoji 4.0. For those not in the know, Emoji 4.0 is the newest update to the world’s existing library of emoji.
Members of Walgreens Balance Rewards are now able to easily apply their loyalty account at checkout by way of Google’s mobile payment system, Android Pay. By becoming the first retail store to directly integrate loyalty points with the contactless mode of payment, Walgreens provides its more than 85 million active members of Walgreens Balance Rewards access to Android Pay, which could serve as a fast, easy, and safe means for members to earn and make use of loyalty points in-store.
MIT’s Self Assembly Lab has created a small chair that can assemble itself. Now the same lab crew has focused its attention on another common, everyday object -- the cellphone. Yup, the Self Assembly Lab is exploring the idea of a self assembling cellphone, more specifically, looking at ways in which a number of individual components can be placed in a spinning tumbler and form together to become a fully functioning cellphone.
Because AT&T has recently secured a roaming and interconnection deal with Empresa De Telecomunicaciones De Cuba (ETECSA), a telecom service provider based in Cuba, the second biggest wireless carrier in the United States could soon be able to connect its subscribers visiting the island nation.