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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Baby boomer phone service gets a special discount from T-Mobile

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The service provider is seeking to draw a specific demographic of wireless customers through new savings. T-Mobile is seeking to use baby boomer phone service discounts in order to appeal to that targeted consumer demographic. Over the last three years, the company has used this type of strategy to draw more new wireless customers than all its rivals combined. The provider’s current customer base is heavily weighted toward younger urban demographics. In order to help close the gap in its customer base, T-Mobile has introduced new baby boomer phone service…

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T-Mobile declares war against unlimited mobile network abusers

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The company has launched a massive effort to punish people who are tethering their smartphones. T-Mobile has announced that it will be taking on a considerable effort to track down the people who are using the unlimited mobile network packages to an extreme degree through techniques such as tethering and creating hotspots. According to the CEO, there is only a small percentage of customers who are using the majority of the bandwidth. CEO of the mobile network provider, John Legere, has stated that there is “a fraction of a percent”…

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CEOs dive into social media marketing brawl over Super Bowl ads

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The chief execs of T-Mobile and Sprint entered into a public battle of tweets over their respective commercials. During the Super Bowl, the CEOs of both T-Mobile and Sprint openly and publicly brawled with each other in a social media marketing battle that raged on over their respective television commercials. The first shot was made by the CEO of T-Mobile, John Legere, with a tweet following Sprint’s ad. Legere was quick to tweet “Half-assed commercial, half-assed data speeds. #typical @sprint. #SprintLikeHell.” At the time, he was using social media marketing…

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Mobile devices can be traded in at Sprint and T-Mobile

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Both companies are battling for consumer favor as they offer $300 discounts on handset purchases. Sprint has jumped into direct competition in their marketing campaign that allows consumers to bring their old mobile devices in order to obtain a significant discount on purchasing new ones with them. The company has guaranteed to meet or beat all trade in values offered by its competitors. Not too long beforehand, T-Mobile had made the same type of guarantee for trade ins of mobile devices. In Sprint’s deal, effective right away, consumers are able…

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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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Mobile carrier, T-Mobile USA being sued by US

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American authorities have filed a complaint alleging that the company has been adding unauthorized charges to bills. The mobile carrier giant, T-Mobile USA has had a complaint filed against it by the United States with an accusation that the service provider has been charging customers millions of dollars in added unauthorized charges. The authorities are accusing the company of a billing practice which is better known as “cramming”. The charges in question that were being added by the mobile carrier to the bills it has been sending to its customers…

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To unlock or not to unlock, that is the question!

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Unlocking a cell phone The once taboo subject of “how to unlock a phone” is now gaining favor in the public eye and has become a popular process. The process simply entails allowing a mobile device to use a different SIM card than what it had been given by a mobile network operator. Telecommunications often sell devices that are “locked” to their networks in order to better control the way these devices are used. There are services, such as UnlockPhone.com, that offer ways to unlock devices in a quick and easy way. There…

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AT&T aims to make its own mobile commerce platform

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AT&T makes a move to establish a strong presence in mobile commerce AT&T has made a move to develop its own mobile commerce platform. The telecommunications company is currently involved in Isis, a platform that was born from a joint venture with Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. The three companies had invested heavily in Isis and successfully launched the platform in the U.S. in 2013. Isis has promised to be a powerful platform, but AT&T is not willing to place the entirety of its mobile commerce interests on the platform. AT&T…

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Technology news reveals T-Mobile is removing BlackBerry from the shelves

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The company has said that it will only be shipping the devices directly instead of selling in store. T-Mobile US Inc. has recently revealed its latest technology news that it will not be carrying BlackBerry Ltd. smartphones within its stores, opting only to ship the devices directly to the customers, instead. This announcement from one of the No. 4 American wireless service provider’s executives. According to the executive vice president for corporate services at T-Mobile, David Carey, this technology news decision was made last Wednesday, just a couple of days…

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