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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.

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.

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. 

Alexa now lets users create and edit playlists

Here is some good news for Alexa users who are also music fans -- Amazon’s digital assistant now allows people to create and even modify music playlists. Users are now granted the ability to either fashion a completely new playlist (even from just one track) and then expand existing playlists by adding new songs.

Tech insider coalition and advocacy group launch new campaign to protect kids from too much tech

The Center for Humane Technology has decided to join forces with Common Sense in order to introduce a new campaign called Truth About Tech. The purpose of this joint effort between the two groups is to basically encourage more awareness about how today’s technology and digital media can affect kids everywhere.

NIH study: Still no definite evidence smartphone radiation can harm people

The United States National Institute of Health (NIH) has this special division called the National Toxicology Program, and just recently, its research team has released the results of its most recent studies on whether radiation levels from mobile devices are enough to actually pose a health risk to humans.

FCC To Require Emergency Mobile Alerts To Be More Location-Precise

During a recent meeting it convened just this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had granted its approval on a new measure that should ensure that all text messages sent via the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system to mobile devices be more geographically accurate, and should only be received by people affected by the crisis or natural disaster.

Latest 5G Updates: The Possibility of Nationalized 5G; AT&T’s Endangered 5G Licenses

Just this week, Ajit Pai, the current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued an official statement saying that any effort by the United States government to establish a nationalized 5G network would prove to be a costly endeavor, and even serve as an unwelcome distraction from the policies that should be implemented in transitioning American consumers into the 5G era.

New York Becomes Second State to Implement Net Neutrality

This week, Andrew Cuomo, the governor of the state of New York, signed an executive order (read the full contents here) that mandates every state agency in the Empire State from now on to only do business with web service providers that abide by net neutrality regulations.

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