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This Company Can Find Stolen Smartphones (If Only AT&T, Verizon And Sprint Will Let It)

By Gerry Smith When Lawrence Flynn’s smartphone was stolen in Atlanta in July, he assumed it was gone for good. Weeks went by. Police had no leads. “I had given up hope,” he said. But an investigator at Absolute Software … Continue reading

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Verizon on hiring track in Tampa, adding 100 FiOS customer reps

By Sean Buckley Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is staffing its national customer-retention center in Tampa with 100 new sales representatives to support various sales and customer support functions mainly for its wireline FiOS Internet and FiOS TV services. New staff members … Continue reading

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Verizon plans sweeping wireless revamp

By Bloomberg News Verizon Wireless is planning a sweeping upgrade of its network this year after surging congestion and deteriorating speed allowed AT&T Inc. to close the gap on service quality. Following years of Verizon dominating the industry in speed … Continue reading

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Why AT&T And Verizon May Start Charging You More Fees

By Timothy Stenovec Don’t be surprised if you start seeing more and more fees on your wireless bill. That’s one of the takeaways from a new report of the U.S. mobile market, according to Tero Kuittinen, a mobile analyst and vice … Continue reading

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Want to Make Anonymous Phone Calls? Keep It Simple

  By Fahmida Rashid   If the revelations that Verizon (and perhaps other telcomms) is handing over customer call records to the federal government has you scrambling for your tinfoil hat, there is a simple way to make sure those … Continue reading

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AT&T tightens handset upgrade policy to 24 months, following Verizon’s move

By Phil Goldstein AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) will now make customers wait 24 months instead of 20 months to upgrade to a new, subsidized device. The move mirrors one that rival Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) announced in April. The change affects any … Continue reading

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AT&T, Sprint also part of NSA’s phone data collection probe

By Sean Buckley The National Security Agency’s phone and data collection effort targeting Verizon (NYSE: VZ) also included AT&T (NYSE: T) and Sprint (NYSE: S), according to various reports. While Verizon was initially the only provider named by The Guardian … Continue reading

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NSA Phone Record Collection ‘Beyond Orwellian,’ ACLU Says

By Ryan J. Reilly and Matt Sledge The Obama administration’s seizure of millions of phone Verizon phone records under a secret court order is “alarming” and “beyond Orwellian,” an American Civil Liberties Union official said Wednesday. The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald … Continue reading

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U.S. Is Secretly Collecting Records of Verizon Calls

By Charlie Savage and Edward Wyatt The Obama administration is secretly carrying out a domestic surveillance program under which it is collecting business communications records involving Americans under a hotly debated section of the Patriot Act, according to a highly … Continue reading

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