Tag Archive: Carriers

Google expanding Pixel 4 to all major U.S. carriers

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, oh my!

What you need to know The Pixel 4 will be showing up on all 4 major U.S. carriers Pixel 4 will also be on Google Fi, Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile, and Visible. Google’s phones used to launch as exclusives to Verizon and Google Fi.

A sticking point for Pixel fans used to be the places that you could pick up the phone. For Pixel 4, Google is launching on all major  [Read More…]

How to switch carriers to US Mobile

Moving your phone number to a new service provider can be a pain, but with US Mobile, it’s super simple. As a part of the sign-up process, you port (or transfer) your original phone number, but there are a few things you’ll need to know before getting started.

How to transfer your phone number to US Mobile Get your current account information. You’ll need your account number, account PIN, and billing zip code. You may need to call  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 4 could launch at all four major carriers

Google could launch its next phone, the Pixel 4, with all four of the big wireless providers. According to a leak provided to PhoneArena, AT&T may finally join the others in offering the big flagship device.

The previous models, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, are available at Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Google does offer an unlocked version direct to consumers which works on AT&T, but that’s as close as it gets.

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Use a lot of data? Check out these MVNO carriers

A lot of people think of an MVNO as a carrier you get to just save money, but in the last few years these carriers have become a stronger choice even for heavy users. A data hungry user wants to have fast and reliable internet everywhere they go. There are more options than ever for unlimited MVNO data plans and the prices keep coming down as well. Our current favorite is Visible because of its simplicity compared to  [Read More…]

Phone carriers and all 50 states have joined forces to prevent robocalls

The agreement was made between twelve of the largest carriers and attorneys general from all 50 states.

What you need to know Twelve of the largest phone companies and all 50 state attorneys general came together in an agreement to help prevent robocalls. The carriers will implement the SHAKEN/STIR protocol on its networks along with helping law enforcement track down robocallers. The agreement is completely voluntary and there is no deadline for compliance.

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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…]