Starting today, you can say goodbye to massive roaming bill and loan shark data rates while traveling. Cubic Telecom is launching a new “multi IMSI” SIM card today that gives you local plans and local rates globally, allowing you to connect wherever you are without the fear of huge bills when you get home.
AT&T is reportedly giving up some of its call data to the CIA for counterterrorism investigations — and it’s getting paid for its efforts.
AT&T’s latest earnings report shows yet again why it’s still a good time to be in the wireless business.
While it won’t help the distracted driving problem, in-car Internet access is becoming a popular option among tech-conscious customers, and a new source of revenue for car makers and data providers.
Apple and Samsung don’t share a lot, although their patent lawyers might disagree. But the two leading smartphone manufacturers shared top honors in the latest J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey, released today.
Your mobile phone carrier knows what you want before you do.
Not even a day after Google officially announced plans to expand its Google Fiber service in Austin, Texas, AT&T made plans to launch its own competing service. And now it seems AT&T will get there first. Sort of.
Updated 9/16 with clarifications via AT&T, and a correction.
Application programming interfaces just keep popping up, and management tools are hot, too, opening the door to new questions coming out of the CloudBeat 2013 conference today.
Last month Kantar Worldpanel numbers showed iPhone and Windows Phone were growing faster than Android in the U.S. market. In new results released today, iOS and Windows Phone are up again, while Android market share has decreased.
T-Mobile’s getting serious about competing with Verizon and AT&T, both of whom are capturing record numbers of iPhone and Android smartphone customers, announcing an “unprecedented” deal today: zero dollars down for all phones and tablets.
When Edward Snowden leaked the news about PRISM, we thought it was just 9 U.S. companies that were sharing customers’ data with the National Security Agency (NSA). Now it looks like literally thousands of technology, finance, and manufacturing firms are working with the NSA, CIA, FBI, and branches of the U.S. military.
The conventional wisdom in the smartphone market is that Android is overtaking everything else. But in surprising news released this morning by Kantar, Apple’s iPhone and Microsoft’s Windows Phone are actually growing market share faster than Android.
This is a great opportunity to upgrade your phone if you’ve been waiting for a while, but bear in mind that discounts on iPhones are always a good sign that a new model is coming soon. In addition, there is some fine print.
“It looks like Andew got slammed into a desk by federal agents while trying to hand his phone to his lawyer after the court asked for his phone,” his publicist told me via email.
“It’s a f*cking ludicrous charge,” Auernheimer told me this morning from New Jersey. “The FBI has tried to frame me for terrorism five times, and by their own admission they’ve been surveilling me since I was 15 years old.”
Which is probably more shocking to cellular subscribers than anything else: a massive telecom actually did something pretty customer-friendly, even at the cost of some extra revenue.
Verizon is the king of fast cellular networks in America, or so it says. And it’s hard to argue with the company’s numbers.
FreedomPop, which already offers free wireless Internet service, is announcing a partnership with TextPlus today that will enable it to also offer free voice calls and free texts.
AT&T took a moment to toot its own horn this morning, announcing that it sold more than 10 million smartphones in the last quarter.
In his new book The Fine Print, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston tell us, among other things, what’s wrong with the Internet in America. The answer is fairly depressing: It’s too slow, too expensive, and too controlled by a duopoly of AT&T and Verizon.
SalesForce, AT&T, Motorola, and AMD are four tech companies in a group most CEOs would love to belong to, but most public relations departments would hate.
The American taxpayer? She might hate it too.
The digerati pooh-poohed it, but Amazon.com’s advertising-supported Kindle 3G with Special Offers is now the company’s top-selling e-book device.
Like the kid who beat you up at the bus stop because he felt bad about being obese, AT&T is a bully because it hates itself. At least that’s how the mobile giant appears in its enormous and unintentionally hilarious FCC filing, its first attempt at trying to convince regulators that acquiring T-Mobile will “promote, not diminish” competition among mobile carriers.
Systems Thinking Institute is one of 65 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2010 event taking place this week. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.
AT&T is budgeting up to $19 billion this year to improve its nationwide phone network, a 5 percent to 10 percent increase over its $17.3 billion investment last year, the company said today.
We’re going to be hearing a lot about next-generation (4G) cellular networks in the U.S. over the next few years, even though it seems like we’ve only just begun widespread adoption of 3G technology. Verizon started rolling out its 3G network back in 2002 — well before the iPhone 3G and the recent wave of smartphones. Now many cellular providers are figuring out their plans for 4G, with hopes to start rolling out the technology within a couple years.
AT&T, the major U.S. phone operator, will launch a Nokia Symbian phone with a Qualcomm chip in the U.S. market, an industry source close to Nokia has told VentureBeat. It’s just the latest in a wide front of attack the giant Finnish company is making on the U.S market.
Carriers like AT&T and Verizon are facing weaker growth in wireless subscribers than they have in the last five years, and costs of their data network are going up as revenue growth starts to taper off. That’s why J.P. Morgan analyst Mike McCormack, who sees “deteriorating wireless fundamentals,” downgraded the two companies yesterday. We just reported yesterday how T-Mobile is seeing slower activity.
Plenty of moves by big companies in today’s action: