AT&T teams up with OneLife to develop OnePulse smartwatch

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The medical health-tracking watch has been developed by OneLife and is powered by AT&T. The mHealth device, called the OnePulse smartwatch, is the result of a partnership between wireless carrier AT&T and OneLife Technologies Corp., a mobile healthcare software and data-collection company. The health-tracking watch is the first medical wearable certified for AT&T’s LTE-M low-powered network. The AT&T LET-M network connection reportedly offers medical providers with better versatility and a variety of key advantages. The network is an IoT-specific low-powered network variant that supports long battery life. What’s more, it…

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Mobile service carriers offer free wireless to Hurricane Harvey victims

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As the companies struggle to keep their networks going, they have offered their services free until September 1. Mobile service carriers T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon announced that people in areas struck by Hurricane Harvey will receive free wireless services. The companies were all battling to get their services up and running and to keep them that way, but they have promised customers will not be charged during that time. Equally, AT&T has announced that it will issue credits to people using its network in areas hit by the hurricane. The…

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Mobile trends show drivers use smartphones for many reasons behind the wheel

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Research has shown that these devices are being used for selfies, video chatting, texting, social media, and a lot more. Law enforcement across the country has been trying everything that they can to try to convince drivers that the mobile trends associated with increased use of smartphones while behind the wheel is exceptionally dangerous to both the occupants of the vehicle as well as people and property around them, but according to a new survey, this isn’t really getting through to many device owners. Moreover, the AT&T survey has shown…

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The FTC makes technology news with a lawsuit against AT&T

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Federal officials have revealed that they are suing the cellular giant for the deception of millions of customers. Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made technology news when they filed a lawsuit against the second largest American cellular carrier, AT&T, for the alleged deception of millions of their customers through the sale of what was labeled as “unlimited” data plans that were later restricted through the reduction of internet speeds. When consumers had reached a certain amount of data usage, their internet speeds were “throttled” by slowing down. According…

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Mobile technology reaches another milestone in LTE subscriptions

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This year is going to be a massive record breaking year when it comes to smartphone broadband subscriptions. According to recent mobile technology data that has been released by Ovum, a global analyst firm, the number of global LTE mobile broadband subscriptions has already broken the 250 million mark as of the first quarter of this year. The report made by Ovum showed that the largest LTE market in the world is the United States. Moreover, Ovum went on to add to its mobile technology data by explaining that within…

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Mobile consumers may be losing out on millions because of fees

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Report finds that mobile consumers are being taken advantage of in the US Consumers in the U.S. may have been paying hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal charges that have been issued by various sources that offer questionable services and content. The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has released a report highlighting these fees and the financial pressure they have introduced to consumers throughout the country. The report notes that these illegal fees typically originate from small companies that charge fees for ringtones and news updates. Large mobile service providers…

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Mobile payments firm is rebranding itself to create distance from extremist group

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Isis set to launch a rebrand in order to distance itself from controversial group in the Middle East Mobile payments firm Isis is launching a rebrand to distance itself from an extremist group that has emerged in the Middle East. The group is now known as the Islamic State, but had previously called itself the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Searching for the terms “isis” online yields numerous reports concerning the actions of the extremist group as well as the website for the mobile payments firm. New…

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Smartwatch from LG to be offered by AT&T first

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The carrier claims that it will be the first one to sell the G Android Wear wearable technology. AT&T announced, this week, that it is going to be the very first U.S. wireless carrier that will be selling the LG Electronics smartwatch device, which will be based on the Android Wear operating system for wearable tech. This new mobile device will be going on sale on Friday and is expected to draw considerable consumer attention. The smartwatch connects to smartphones based on the Android operating system and has voice command…

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Mobile security strategy from AT&T uses geolocation to limit fraud

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The service is now being tested and is meant to help to keep credit cards from being used by the wrong people. AT&T has revealed that it intends to begin a mobile security service test to help to make it safer for customers to be able to use their credit cards while they are overseas, while improving the fraud protection security that they provide. The service will use geolocation technology to help to ensure that the person using the credit card is authorized. The mobile security service from AT&T isn’t…

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The Riddle of Mobile Commerce

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Mobile payments continue to be a complex issue Mobile commerce has become quite popular, but not everyone is sold on the idea of paying for things with their mobile device. The idea is quite simple: Mobile applications act as facilitators of mobile transactions, allowing people to make purchases while shopping online from their smartphones and tablets. Under the surface, mobile commerce is anything but simple, thanks to changing commerce standards and the ever present threat of exploitation coming from malicious groups that want to get their hands on consumer financial…

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The mobile payments revolution is stalling

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Mobile commerce proves to be a difficult market to understand Mobile commerce may be growing more popular, but mobile money has yet to become revolutionary. Over the past few years, society has become more reliant on mobile technology. People around the world are using their mobile devices more frequently in their daily lives, using these devices to communicate, access the Internet, and shop online. While mobile shopping is gaining ground with people throughout the world, mobile payments have yet to become the revolution that many people believe it is. Consumers…

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