Starting May 15, all four major US carriers will be implementing the new Text-to-911 program. This new way of asking for assistance via SMS aims to address situations where it would be difficult to use the usual 911 voice call.
T-Mobile had promised a series of quick announcements, and well, the latest has arrived this morning. The carrier has announced plans to abolish overages for customers. And as we've seen T-Mobile do in the past -- they are continuing to taunt the other carriers. In this case they are challenging other carriers to follow the same path and also do away with consumer overages.
Having spent some time exclusively with Verizon Wireless, the HTC One (M8) retail availability has expanded to other carriers. This essentially means you'll now be able to pick up an HTC One (M8) in AT&T and Sprint retail stores. T-Mobile is still missing from the big four US carriers, however the wait will not be long.
Taking your favorite Android phone on a tour around Europe is set to get a whole lot more affordable, with the European Parliament giving initial approval to legislation limiting roaming fees for voice, SMS, and data across the EU. The vote on the draft also includes a nod to net neutrality, with lawmakers voting to include rules that would prevent internet providers from blocking or slowing Skype or other VoIP services.
A rumor is circling the Internet this afternoon, alleging that Google is working with carriers to provide an “Android Silver” program. The scope of the purported plan is to set aside floorspace in stores for a kiosk, wherein the carriers would house what amounts to Google Play Edition devices. Store personnel would also have to be specially trained to sell these devices.
Now that AT&T's bid for Leap Wireless has finally been given the thumbs up by the FCC, it was only a matter of time before the changes trickle down to the carrier's prepaid offering. Aio Wireless' website is now reflecting its upcoming merger with Leap's own Cricket Wireless.
Those advocating for the freedom to unlock their carrier provided devices might soon be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. The Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, H.R. 1123 has just passed voting in the House, but last minute changes almost caused it to fail.
Have you ever wondered if the mobile service you have is the best for you? Glove, a new app for Android, plans to answer that question for you. Rather than ask friends which service they have, Glove aims to make sure you’re getting the right service for you.
In order to make the most efficient use of time, resources, and manpower, the CyanogenMod team has decided to unify some carrier-specific builds into a single device build. Although it doesn't yet cover all devices, the unified builds have already been setup for some of the more popular and current ones, particularly from HTC and Samsung.
In a rather strange turn of events, lawmakers across the country are now trying to put their weight behind the almost aborted kill switch solution to smartphone theft. This new push came after California lawmakers proposed making it mandatory for smartphones sold in the state of California only.