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This wireless hotspot has room for 10 SIM cards for LTE roaming

Finnish company Uros has launched an LTE version of its wireless hotspot that can be equipped with 10 SIM cards to make roaming abroad easier.


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Update: FCC to fine AT&T $100M over 'unlimited' data plan throttling

The FCC plans to fine AT&T $100 million for throttling speeds on the lines of millions of customers who had "unlimited" data plans.

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GSM switch-off is good news for phone users, not for connected devices

Carriers around the world are converging on 2017 as the year to turn off their GSM networks, with three operators in Singapore announcing Monday their plans to reuse their GSM spectrum for other services.

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Verizon hit by an 8-hour email outage

A lot of Verizon's email customers woke up to find that their service was down. For many, the problem persisted for 8 hours.

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Can you hear us now? Verizon and Sprint ordered to issue refunds for cramming charges

Here's how current and former Verizon Wireless and Sprint customers who were billed for bogus or unauthorized third-party text messaging services can apply for mobile 'cramming' refunds. The wireless carriers are to pay $158 million...

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Verizon plans to buy AOL for $4.4B

Verizon said that it plans to spend $4.4 billion to buy AOL, which was once a leader in Internet connectivity but has struggled to find its way as a content provider and online advertising platform.

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Sprint hangs on to third-largest carrier position ahead of T-Mobile

Sprint held on -- barely -- as the nation's third-largest carrier in the first quarter of 2015, with T-Mobile continuing in fourth place.

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Internet.org is free (as long as Facebook can track your every move)

Facebook's all-staring CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced the new Internet.org Platform. But given that it is a Facebook led initiative, perhaps it warrants closer inspection...

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Project Fi will help Google amass even more data about you

As Google dives into the Wi-Fi and cellular network services business, some are wondering what the company is up to. Hint: It's all about the data.

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Project Fi's winners and losers

Project Fi, Google's Wi-Fi and cellular network service, can be described as low-cost, disruptive, cutting edge, tantalizing, confusing, even awesome. Here's a look at those who could gain from the new service, and those who could...

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Will Google's new wireless service actually save you money? Let's find out

Google's offering a different kind of wireless phone service with its new Project Fi program. So how good of a deal is it compared to traditional carrier plans?

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Google launches Project Fi, its combo cellular and Wi-Fi network

Google launched its own ambitious wireless network primarily in the U.S. on Wednesday in partnership with Sprint and T-Mobile.

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Google could launch wireless service Wednesday

Google could unveil its wireless service as soon as Wednesday, sparking new competition by charging wireless customers only for the data they use.

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Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent, may sell Here mapping business

Nokia has entered into an agreement to acquire Alcatel-Lucent in a deal that would value the French telecommunications equipment maker at $16.5 billion.

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Sprint offers home delivery and setup of smartphones, tablets

Faced with a highly competitive market, U.S. wireless operator Sprint is offering to deliver and set up phones, tablets and other connected devices for free at customers' homes and offices.

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Sprint opens stores within 1,435 RadioShack locations

Sprint on Friday will open retail operation in 1,435 RadioShack stores that were recently acquired by General Wireless as a result of a RadioShack bankruptcy action.

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AT&T call centers sold mobile customer information to criminals

Employees at three overseas call centers sold hundreds of thousands of AT&T customer records, including names and Social Security numbers, to criminals who attempted to use the customer information to unlock stolen mobile phones,...

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Comcast to launch 2Gbps fiber service starting in Atlanta in May

If anybody doubted there's growing — perhaps unprecedented — competition in the business of fiber-optic Internet service to the home, look at what cable giant Comcast announced Thursday.

Sprint to rollout LTE Advanced to Chicago area

Sprint plans to add more than 540 jobs and 115 stores in the Chicago area along with its first LTE-Advanced upgrade in the nation.

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