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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.

Moto X Moto Maker no longer an AT&T exclusive

Putting an end to the rumors and early sightings, Motorola has opened up the Moto Maker customizations for all four major US carriers this morning. Or in other words, customers outside of AT&T are now able to move forward and purchase a customized Moto X. Otherwise, the Moto X is priced at $99.99 on a two-year agreement and at the moment, the Moto Maker site is reflecting an estimated delivery of four days.

Nexus 7 pre-orders begin with T-Mobile

T-Mobile has been teasing the upcoming availability of the Nexus 7 on Twitter lately. They weren't offering much in terms of hints, and the tweets were simply offering a coming soon message. But that being said, the carrier has opened up pre-orders. And while this is the same Nexus 7 that is already available by way of the Google Play Store, T-Mobile does have a potential perk.