Tag Archive: Carriers


Google stops sharing info with wireless carriers over data privacy concerns

It put an end to the Mobile Network Insights program back in April.

What you need to know The Mobile Network Insights service delivered anonymous data to wireless carriers to show weak spots in their network coverage. The data helped carriers find areas that needed to be improved to make their networks more reliable. Google shut down the service back in April due to privacy concerns.

In April of this year, Google shut down a valuable resource  [Read More…]

Google will now directly offer RCS features instead of waiting on carriers

It’ll be available first in the United Kingdom and France.

What you need to know Google will soon offer RCS features directly to Android phones. The integration is coming first to the UK and France later this month. This means Google no longer has to wait on carriers to support the messaging standard.

Back in April 2018, Google unveiled its new messaging plans using RCS technology. Through its Messages app and baked under a platform called “Chat”,  [Read More…]

Huawei reassures Canadian carriers it can still supply network equipment

10-month stockpile of components from U.S. companies will ease transition to new vendors.

What you need to know Huawei assures Canadian carriers it can still provide proper network infrastructure to other companies. The Chinese company claims to have 10-month stockpile of components, with plan to transition to other vendors. Canada’s second- and third-largest carriers rely extensively on Huawei components for their networks.

As Huawei fights through complications of the U.S. trade ban on doing business with American  [Read More…]

RCA debuts Q2 unlocked phone for GSM carriers

RCA, yes that brand, has begun selling a new unlocked smartphone which can be paired with AT&T, T-Mobile, and other GSM networks. The 4G Q2 arrives as the company celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Powered by the latest official version of Android, 9 Pie, the Q2 features a 5-inch display and an 8-megapixel rear camera. The phone, which is sold in black and white options, houses 16GB storage with a microSD expansion card slot for up to 32GB external media.

The  [Read More…]

U.S. carriers face class action lawsuit for selling your location data

The lawsuit covers over 150 million affected individuals.

Last Thursday, lawyers from Z LAW filed lawsuits against AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon for selling the location data of its customers.

The lawsuit comes after investigations from the past year made by Motherboard and the New York Times that showed third parties were able to purchase real-time location data of customers from the big four U.S. carriers.

The lawsuit focuses on all four carriers for making your location  [Read More…]

Sprint dangles 30-day trials and $900 incentives to switch carriers

Sprint on Friday launched a new satisfaction guarantee to attract new customers to its improved LTE coverage. As such, the carrier promises a 30-day risk free trial of its service for anyone who isn’t 100% happy.

If a customer signs up and isn’t satisfied with the network and its speeds, Sprint will refund all phone costs, service charges, and any other fees. Moreover, it will do the same for any existing customer who adds a line to their account.

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Nokia’s first phones for U.S. carriers are basic but offer great value

You can finally buy a Nokia phone through a carrier, although maybe not the ones you were hoping for.

Nokia is coming to the North American market, with three devices exclusive to three carriers launching in the coming months. Two of them, the Nokia 2V for Verizon and the Nokia 3.1 Plus for Cricket Wireless are now available, but don’t let the price fool you — there’s much more to these partnerships than just these budget entries.

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Nokia is finally bringing its phones to carriers in the U.S. and Canada

Nokia’s launching two new budget phones in honor of the expansion.

HMD Global has been doing wonders with the Nokia brand over the last couple years, and while we’ve seen a ton of excellent Nokia phones hit the market, North America hasn’t been a primary focus with these efforts.

Now, after selling a handful of unlocked phones in the U.S. and Canada, Nokia’s bringing two new phones to carriers in these countries for the first time.

Those  [Read More…]

Android Q could make it easier for carriers to lock phones to their network

Here’s what we’re expecting from Android in 2019.

Quesito? Quiche? Queen of Puddings?

Whatever it ends up being called, Android Q is the latest upcoming software update for Google’s mobile OS, and even though it seems like Pie was just released yesterday, Q will be here before you know it.

If you’re looking for the latest news, rumored features, and more for Android Q, you’ve come to the right place.

The latest Android Q news January 21,  [Read More…]

America’s four top carriers team up for Project Verify in an effort to eliminate app passwords

Keep forgetting your passwords to all your different accounts? Today we use so many different apps on our smartphones. And they each require us to log in with an account. But having so many different ones will eventually leave you frustrated as you struggle to remember password after password.

US carriers are well aware of this fact, so they have joined forces to create a solution. America’s biggest wireless providers – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint – have teamed to  [Read More…]