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Tello Enters The MVNO Market With “No Fees, Whatsoever” Mobile Service Offering

 

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.

Verizon launches $60 a month unlimited plan in Florida for users at least 55 years old

The number one wireless carrier in America is launching a new plan in the state of Florida that offers one line of service with unlimited data for $60 a month, or a couple of lines for $80 a month. The said plan is only made available to mobile users are who 55 years old or older. While it is true that the Verizon Wireless is only offering the plan in the Sunshine State as of the moment, the carrier, however, is open to the idea of expanding the deal to other states some time in the future.

ARM unveils new software that allows SIM cards to be used by IoT devices

Today’s growing army of connected devices all play a major role in bringing the full concept of the Internet of Things into life. But just like with any new technology, IoT has to go through its share of baby steps. For instance, most of the connected devices we are familiar with now generally rely on Wi-Fi networks to do their magic. But ARM has developed something that might change all that.

Carriers added more connected cars than handsets in 2017

In 2017, wireless service providers in the United States have added more connected cars than smartphone devices, for the first time ever in the history of the wireless industry, at least according to new information provided by Chetan Sharma Consulting. In its most recent quarterly report, the research firm further projected that connected cars will likely continue to serve as a driver of growth in the world of mobile.

Google testing a system that provides more accurate caller locations during 911 calls

Whenever a person dials 911 from a mobile device, that user’s wireless service provider usually transmits the location of the caller to the call taker. But there are times when the location information that is being sent is far from being accurate, and in an emergency, having the correct location can spell the difference between life and death for the person needing the 911 assistance.

Project Fi’s international data now covers 170 countries

Google has recently announced that its Project Fi wireless service is now providing data coverage in no less than 170 countries across the planet. That new number is 35 more than the previous 135, with new nations such as Belize, Monaco, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Myanmar now enjoying international data.

MIT develops new super power-efficient AI chip for smartphones

A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has successfully developed a new chip that is designed to allow for faster artificial intelligence processing in mobile devices (especially smartphones and tablets), while at the same time significantly lowering the power consumption by up to 95 percent. 

Facebook’s Messenger app for kids now on Android

Just before the end of last year, the world’s most widely used social media platform had debuted its Messenger mobile app for kids, but only made it available for owners of Apple devices. The following month, Facebook would later on launch Messenger Kids on Amazon Fire tablets. And now, the company is moving on to rolling out the app for smartphones and tablets powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system.

ARM introduces two new AI processors

It is fair to say that ARM’s brand is not as recognizable as that of other chip maker giants like Qualcomm or Intel, at least for the average consumer. But the way the company designs its chips is integrated in practically every central processing unit (CPU) present in today’s mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), cameras, and even Internet of Things (IoT) ready gadgets. 

Report: Facebook’s popularity among teens decreasing

According to projections made by eMarketer, it appears that the world’s most popular social media platform is becoming less and less popular among teenage users. And while it is true that Facebook still has some hold among adolescents (mainly because of the universal appeal of Instagram, a brand it also owns), there seems to be some indication that Snapchat is sucking away some of Facebook’s user base.

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