Tag Archive: Carriers

We break down the best U.S. wireless carriers

There are four major wireless carriers in the U.S. and they all have a different approach to the same goal. Luckily for the consumers, this competition helps drive these companies to make a better product. No matter your needs, there is a carrier for you. For most people, all of these carriers are likely to have some coverage for you. Overall, T-Mobile has great network performance and looks likely to continue to improve in the next few years  [Read More…]

Elite: Dangerous – Fleet Carriers detailed, cost 5 billion credits

There are a lot of changes coming.

What you need to know Elite: Dangerous is a popular space simulator by Frontier Developments. The game is getting a massive expansion soon. The developer detailed a number of changes coming with the package. The base model Fleet Carrier costs 5 billion credits.

Elite: Dangerous is an excellent space simulator that features a massive open galaxy and plenty of activities. It came out on Xbox One a few years ago  [Read More…]

FCC orders all carriers to implement anti-robocall technology by June 2021

A few major carriers have already started using STIR/SHAKEN to authenticate calls.

What you need to know The U.S. FCC has instructed all carriers and phone companies to implement the STIR/SHAKEN protocol by June next year to combat the robocall menace. STIR/SHAKEN will help lessen the effectiveness of illegal spoofing and enable carriers to identify illegally spoofed caller ID info even before the calls reach subscribers. American consumers reportedly lose $ 10 billion annually to fraudulent robocall  [Read More…]

US carriers are waiving late fees for 60-days. Here’s what you need to know

During the coronavirus outbreak across the US, it’s clear that not everyone will be able to pay their bills on time and this includes their phone service. Luckily, Chairman Pai of the FCC has asked carriers and internet providers across the nation to pledge to keep people connected, even if they are unable to pay their bills.

If you are thinking this means free phone and internet service, it does not. These are programs to help people that  [Read More…]

Samsung stopped carriers from bringing down Galaxy Fold prices

It wanted to preserve the Fold’s ‘premium’ image.

What you need to know Samsung has reportedly clamped down on South Korean carriers’ requests to lower the Fold’s pricing. The suggested drop in price was in anticipation of the Galaxy Z Flip’s impending launch. Samsung, however, felt a price drop would send the wrong message about the Galaxy Fold’s premium credentials.

If you think the $ 2,000 asking price for Samsung’s first foldable phone was too much, Samsung  [Read More…]

FCC: ‘One or more’ carriers violated federal law selling location data

The question now is, what will be the punishment?

What you need to know The FCC has concluded its extensive investigation into US carriers and location data. It has determined that one or more carriers violated federal law by selling real-time data. Measures against those carriers are now being considered.

The FCC has found that one or more US carriers broke federal law by selling customer’s real-time location data, after an extensive investigation.

As reported by The  [Read More…]

Service appears to be restored across most U.S. carriers

Everything’s broken.

Updated 2:27 PM ET: A couple of hours after this outage began, things seem to have calmed down. AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Straight Talk all have substantially less reports flowing in. Things have also settled a bit with Verizon, but as of 2:09 PM ET, there were still 1146 outage reports.

What you need to know As of January 31, every major phone carrier is having service issues. Affected companies include Verizon, Sprint,  [Read More…]

What carriers don’t tell you about unlimited plans

Unlimited. It seems like a great deal on paper. No need to worry about overages. No need to worry about bandwidth limitations or unexpected fees. Total freedom to use your smartphone wherever, whenever, and however you see fit. There’s a catch, of course. There’s always a catch. That’s the thing carriers love to leave out when they’re talking about offering unlimited anything, especially data.

Nothing is truly unlimited. Even a quick browse through the fine print of any carrier agreement  [Read More…]

The Navy is sharing its radio spectrum with wireless carriers

More spectrum, but the Navy might step on your signal

What you need to know The FCC has been allowing wireless carriers to use Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum for service. The Navy has priority over these bands, but authorized carriers can use them for free. Next summer, the FCC will sell priority access licenses for this signal range.

The CitIzen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) channels are used primarily by the U.S. Navy for communication, but  [Read More…]

RCS on Android is possible and it would be great if it weren’t for carriers

This is why we can’t have good things.

We all love the latest RCS hack for Android Messages, but it has begun its inevitable death spiral. When I saw you needed to use a beta version of the app and configure it to use a Google sandbox server I knew it would happen eventually. And I knew another thing: it showed every user who tried it how much better messaging on Android could be if carriers did  [Read More…]