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Project Fi just launched a highly competitive $80 unlimited plan called ‘Bill Protection’

One less caveat to deal with on Google’s carrier.

Project Fi has always been a great solution for those who use less than about 4GB of data per month, but now Google’s giving the nod to people who want more. A new feature called “Bill Protection” effectively gives Project Fi users an unlimited data option, taking on the big carrier competition that has swung back to heavily promoting unlimited data plans.

So here’s how it works. From  [Read More…]

Project Fi ‘Bill Protection’ gives heavy data users a break on price

Google on Wednesday announced that it has shaken up its Google Fi rate plans. Dubbed “Bill Protection”, it gives heavy data users a break on their monthly bills. Previously, Google Fi would charge customers a flat $ 20 per month for unlimited talk and messaging. Data, for its part, is billed at $ 10 per gigabyte (GB) […]

New bill aims to block U.S. government agencies from communicating over Huawei or ZTE network equipment

H.R. 4747 wants to stop government contracts with telecom companies that use equipment from Huawei or ZTE.

Huawei and ZTE are familiar around these parts because they make some pretty good Android phones, but the bulk of their business comes from the networking equipment the two companies manufacture and sell. Worldwide, both Huawei and ZTE are known for providing equipment like network switches that perform well and aren’t crazy expensive. Their gear is popular, with Huawei being  [Read More…]

Verizon thinks customers want a rewards program for paying their bill

Yes, this is just what we all wanted.

As the U.S. carriers have increasingly similar services and devices available, they’re all looking for something to differentiate themselves with. Verizon thinks that a rewards program is what people have been craving, so it made one — called “Verizon Up.”

The premise of Verizon Up is pretty simple: pay your monthly bill, and as you spend, you earn credit that can be redeemed for rewards or experiences. Every $  [Read More…]

Cricket Rewards wants to help you save money on your monthly bill and more

Cricket Wireless is introducing Cricket Rewards which will give subscribers points which can be used towards various bill discounts, sweepstakes entries, and much more.

Project Fi takes the guesswork out of splitting the phone bill

Don’t fight with your friends and family. Let Google be the mediator at the end of every month.

Have you ever rounded up a bunch of friends to go in on a carrier subscription in an effort to save some cash on a major family plan? I personally know people who have done this, and it’s akin to the same way that I stay subscribed to my family plan to save a couple of bucks. Splitting the bill at  [Read More…]

Cricket Wireless now offers switchovers $50 bill credit

Cricket Wireless has a new offer for customers looking to switch carriers. Port your number to the prepaid wireless provider now and you’ll receive $ 50 switcher credit. New subscribers can bring their own device or pick from one of the four free 4G LTE smartphones available including Alcatel Streak, ZTE Sonata 3, Samsung Amp 2 […]

Sprint customers now can pay for Amazon Prime through their bill, get first 60 days free

Sprint has announced that customers can now sign up for Amazon Prime service through Sprint. This will allow customers to pay for the service on their Sprint bill for $ 10.99 per month.

From Sprint:

Sprint, the exclusive wireless retailer of Amazon Prime, offers customers the convenience of adding Amazon Prime to their monthly wireless bill for just $ 10.99. AND…for the month of July, customers can enjoy all the benefits of Amazon Prime on us  [Read More…]

India’s proposed mapping bill is an attempt to rein in Google

The Indian government is working on a new mapping bill that will have serious consequences for companies providing mapping services in the country. Dubbed the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, the ruling aims to regulate mapping vendors like Google by forcing them to seek out a license from the newly-created Security Vetting Authority.

Here’s the crux of the bill:

Any person who wants to acquire, disseminate, publish or distribute any geospatial information of India, may make an  [Read More…]

Tech companies express ‘deep concerns’ about encryption bill in open letter to Senators

Four big tech coalitions have teamed up to write an open letter to two senators in opposition to a bill that would require smartphone manufacturers to decrypt data for law enforcement on demand. Apple, Google, and Facebook are amongst the companies that these coalitions represent, and the letter expresses their “deep concerns” surrounding the proposed bill.

The letter is addressed to Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, and is signed by Reform Government Surveillance, the Computer  [Read More…]