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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Almost half of the United States has lost or damaged mobile phones

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Approximately 49 percent of the country’s population have broken one of these devices or has had one go missing. The results of a new study from Verizon and KRC Research have revealed that Americans have broken or lost a total of approximately 230,685,172 mobile phones, and that nearly 49 percent of the population of the country had experienced these events. This means that about 1 in every 2 Americans has either broken a cell phone or has lost one. The report on the research also identified many of the ways…

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BlackBerry Classic Q20 to be released today

Blackberry classic q20

The Canadian handset maker has announced that the unveiling will take place over live stream. The BlackBerry Classic, also called the Q20, is going to be released later on today in an unveiling that will be occurring over live stream and that will bring the new flagship product of the Canadian device maker into the spotlight. The company is hopeful that the BlackBerry Q20 will be the start of drastically improve sales. So far, the potential for the BlackBerry Classic looks very promising, as it has already sold out in…

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QR codes at Verizon may replace login names and passwords

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A new authentication option could come in the form of quick response codes that can be scanned. Verizon Enterprise has announced the launch of QR codes as one of two components in a new authentication option within its universal identity mobile security service. What must now be seen is how many companies will actually find quick response codes useful in this form. Among the goals of these QR codes is to help to phase out the use of traditional login names and passwords, which are becoming rapidly and increasingly problematic.…

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Mobile marketing strategy at Verizon is too eerie for some

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While many feel that this ad program provides quality targeting, others feel it is downright creepy. Verizon Wireless is making a bold move to help to expand the efficacy, reach, and use of its mobile marketing through the growth of their Relevant Mobile Advertising program to start to include more than just the wireless devices of its customers. Verizon now intends to begin using the data from laptops and desktops, and not just smartphones and tablets. The intention is to broaden the mobile marketing program’s effectiveness so that it will…

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