Carriers

US carriers band together to end premium SMS reign of scams

Some major US carriers, which include AT&T and T-Mobile, today announced their commitment to stop scammers in their tracks who utilize their networks' premium SMS services for less than honorable purposes. Though it will take some time to fully implement, this is the first step in ending scams that have robbed customers of varying amounts of money in the past years, some reaching even $10 a month.

US Carriers kill Samsung’s kill switch anti-theft measure

Smartphone theft and muggings have reached an all time high, costing customers more than $30 billion last year and causing law enforcers to derisively refer to the wave, at least as it relates to iPhones and iPads, as "Apple picking". Samsung offered a rather drastic proposal to help improve the situation but was shot down by major wireless carriers in the US.

AT&T moves away from voice-centric subscriptions

More and more phone users rely on the Internet to keep connected with others and network carriers need to adapt to this growing trend in order to remain relevant and competitive. That is why AT&T is slowly moving away from plans that revolve around voice calls and text messages towards more data-centric offerings.

AT&T to fold Aio into Leap Wireless if buyout pushes through

If all goes according to AT&T's plan, new subscribers to its newly launched Aio Wireless prepaid service might see themselves shuttled off to a new company. According to an FCC filing, the carrier plans on merging its prepaid subsidiary with Leap Wireless' business if the acquisition of the latter proves to be successful.

Moto X coming to other carriers “in days”

AT&T launched the Moto X today and a bit earlier this morning we saw the MotoMaker customization site go live. While that all sounds good for AT&T customers -- it likely leaves those with other carriers wondering when the handset will be available. We still need some carrier announcements for specifics, however there is a bit of good news coming from Punit Soni, VP, Product Management at Motorola Mobility.

T-Mobile goes after AT&T Next with print ads, tosses Verizon Edge into the mix

Last week, T-Mobile responded to AT&T Next with some biting comments, criticizing the implementation of the program and the ultimate cost it presents to subscribers. Such resulted in a bit of a carrier-on-carrier battle, and T-Mobile has again called out the program, this time with a couple of print advertisements. Also pulled into the criticism was Verizon Edge, a newly unveiled upgrade program by the carrier.
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