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FreedomPop Intros New VoIP-Cellular Call Handoff Technology

April 10, 2015 11:21 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The new feature will be available through an OTT software update to all new and existing...                                                                                                     


Google Offers Up LTE Patents Through Licensing Group

April 10, 2015 10:49 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Google is joining Via’s LTE patent pool alongside current members AT&T, China Mobile, Clear Wireless...                                                                                                


Latest on Apple Watch Release: Shoppers Get Personal

April 10, 2015 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

As Apple's 5th Avenue store in New York City prepares to open, journalists and Apple employees outnumber people waiting for the watch.                                                                    


Baltimore Police Often Surveil Cellphones Amid US Secrecy

April 10, 2015 10:01 am | by Jack Gillum and Juliet Linderman, Associated Press | Comments

The Baltimore Police Department has an agreement with the U.S. government to withhold certain information about secretive cellphone surveillance...                                                         


FirstNews Briefs: AnchorFree, Huawei, HTC, ARRIS, Conax

April 10, 2015 9:54 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

AnchorFree announced removal of all bandwidth and time limitations for citizens in Turkey to use its privacy app, Hotspot Shield...                                                                          ​


Sprint Opening 1,435 Co-Branded RadioShack Stores Friday

April 9, 2015 1:57 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Sprint is getting right to work expanding its retail footprint after acquiring in bankruptcy more than 1,700 stores from RadioShack.                                                                 


Samsung Hopes to Reverse Dimming Fortunes with Galaxy S6

April 9, 2015 11:00 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

When Samsung dubbed development of its latest smartphones "Project Zero," it was sounding a note of desperation as sales tumbled...                                                                       


Sprint Fires Up Wi-Fi Calling on iPhones

April 9, 2015 10:54 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

An over-the-air update coming over the next week will give the feature to Sprint customers on an iPhone 5C, 5S, 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.3.                                                                 


AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Get AWS-3 Licenses; Dish Still Waiting

April 9, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The list does not include Northstar or SNR Wireless, the two designated entity (DE) bidding partners Dish aligned itself with during the auction.                                                                 


FirstNews Briefs: Aerialink, Nokia, NI, Samsung, Broadpeak

April 9, 2015 9:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Aerialink along with Satellite Communications Systems, Inc. (SCSI), announced a collaborative deployment of a mobile texting solution for a U.S. Naval Station.                                                 


AT&T Fined $25M Over Consumer Privacy Violations

April 8, 2015 2:27 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Data center employees confessed to selling personal information obtained to a third party known as “El Pelon.”                                                                                       


Verizon Supports Use-It-or-Share-It Approach for 3.5 GHz Tiered Plan

April 8, 2015 11:48 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The carrier explained that if a PAL licensee has not both deployed services and registered...                                                                                                         


IHS Acquiring RootMetrics

April 8, 2015 11:05 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

"We see strong potential to expand the RootMetrics model into other geographies and into other market segments.”                                                                                         


AT&T’s Cricket Wireless Intros Three New Phone Payment Plans

April 8, 2015 10:35 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Cricket also announced a promotion for customers who switch from other carriers one free...                                                                                                                 


Can Phone Companies Do More to Block Robocalls?

April 8, 2015 9:37 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is being asked to consider whether more can be done to block the automated phone calls, but the options appear to be limited.                                           



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