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AT&T, VZW Want to Connect Your Jalopy

January 14, 2015 | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

While these are interesting offers and I've no doubt there's a market for them, I still question where the costs associated with connecting everything will end? 

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Will Apple Rewrite Its History with the Stylus?

January 23, 2015 3:59 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Everybody knows how Steve Jobs felt about the stylus. Just the thought of a stylus grossed him out. Maybe it made him think of the Newton.

Carriers Will Market Enhanced VoLTE to Suits and Ties

January 2, 2015 4:03 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

While calls placed using VoLTE will indeed come through loud and clear, what's less obvious is just exactly how the operators intend to...                         

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New Apps to Smash Your Phone, Corrupt Your Children

December 11, 2014 11:15 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Mobile apps can inflict a lot of damage,  from the run of the mill (gobbling up memory) to the extremely serious (gathering information on kids).                                                    

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Feeding the Beast: How Long Can Sprint and T-Mobile Keep Up?

December 10, 2014 9:47 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

There's no longer any denying the spectrum crunch, nor the kind of money and scale ultimately needed to...                                     

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Rollover Data is a Real Deal Revolution

December 4, 2014 10:30 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

C Spire Wireless isn’t getting the credit it deserves.                                                          

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Sprint Counts on Ignorance with New Half Price Plans

December 2, 2014 11:55 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

In some cases, budget-minded consumers looking to take advantage of Sprint's new promotion might not be seeing savings for quite...                                  

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Reducing Churn Shouldn’t Be About Punishing Your Subscribers

November 20, 2014 11:19 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Every tweak, twist, turn and total overhaul the big carriers make are usually about one thing: keeping their subscribers and stealing the other guy’s.                   

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Why Apple Pay IS All That!

October 30, 2014 3:05 pm | by Kasey Panetta | Comments

Early reports are mostly saying that the app is great, but companies are still catching up to learn the technology. It will get better with time and as people begin to adopt the technology. It’s only been a few days and hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

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How to Order Taco Bell from Your Phone with Minimum Embarrassment

October 29, 2014 4:57 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Taco Bell gets it. Its food is gross and when you enter its restaurant or drive-thru and blurt out the disgusting garbage you want to eat, you feel gross, too.                      

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The Vague, Undefined Promise of 5G

October 27, 2014 4:19 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

4G Americas contends that more needs to be done in the way of defining 5G before we get too excited about it. Chris Pearson contends that we should go so far as to...                   

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I Have a Little More Respect Now for Rugged Phones

October 23, 2014 11:28 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Water-resistance will help if you phone in a toilet but it won’t do much if the screen ricochets off the porcelain. So as long as modern smartphones remain pervious to drops, bumps and bounces, a rugged smartphone may be the only way to go. I’m not saying that’s what I’m going to do, but I’m at least thinking about it.

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Is Apple Pay Really All That?

October 22, 2014 10:01 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

I'm generally not impressed when Android users scream from the mountaintop that they've had this or that feature for years...                               

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AT&T's New Smart Limits Still Won't Let Me Cap My Son's Data

October 17, 2014 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

After posting a recent grumbling piece about AT&T having done away with a key feature of its family controls program--namely the ability to cap...             

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A One Terabyte Shared Data Plan Cannot, Must Not Happen

October 16, 2014 9:11 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Come Halloween, the double data plans will be taken off the menu and the buckets will shrink back down to their original size. But should Sprint or any other carrier approach the 800GB horizon again—or even boldly push past it into uncharted 1 terabyte waters—they could seriously risk melting under the heat of subscriber scrutiny.

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Teens May Be Unreliable Predictors of Apple Watch’s Success

October 8, 2014 5:27 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

But then again, teens may be an unreliable source for predicting how Apple’s foray into the watch game will go. Elsewhere in the survey, the teen respondents are asked to name their top watch brands. Just like in the spring 2014 and fall 2013 study, Rolex easily took the top spot. On average, 30 percent of respondents said the luxury brand time pieces are just the best.

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