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FCC, carriers may have come to agreement on device unlocking

The FCC and carriers may have come to an agreement on device unlocking. Reports now suggest that both carriers and the FCC have agreed, in principle, to a method for notifying customers of their rights regarding unlocking devices. This all comes after FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said he preferred to see a day when carriers weren’t so stringent about device regulations, especially once out of contract.

Verizon may be interested in trading, not selling, their A-Block 700 MHz spectrum

T-Mobile has geared up to buy Verizon’s A-Block 700MHz spectrum, recently freeing up nearly $4 billion in capital. AT&T is also said to be interested, and has as much buying power as does T-Mobile. Verizon, who agreed to relinquish the spectrum when they acquired another block, might now be selling. Reports now indicate that Verizon, who has to thin their lower frequency spectrum portfolio, might be interested in a trade.

AT&T may soon reduce device subsidies

AT&T recently announced some new plans. These new plans favored users with a contract-free device by giving a monthly discount. Moving forward, it looks like AT&T is going to be further changing gears. There has been some recent talk about how they may reduce device subsidies and start shifting customers to a place where they use a device they own, or one they finance.

US police revealed to have spent millions to buy cell phone records from carriers

Here is yet another case pointing to the government's overarching police power and how far, or how much, it is willing to go to gather intelligence about its citizens. US Senator Edward Markey has disclosed that, based on figures coming from major US carriers themselves, law enforcers have spent more than $26 million last year to buy information from these telecommunications companies.

AT&T announces LTE roaming deal with Rogers in Canada

AT&T has announced a new roaming partnership that should be of benefit for those visiting Canada. The agreement means AT&T users will have access to LTE by way of the Rogers network. But before anyone crosses the boarder looking for LTE coverage, you will need to have the Data Global Add-On package for your account.
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