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Verizon unveils wireless usage apps for parents

July 11, 2013

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NEW ORLEANS – Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of Verizon FamilyBaseTM, an enhanced service that allows parents to monitor and control their child’s wireless usage, to promote the safe and responsible use of smartphone technology. Verizon FamilyBaseTM helps customers protect against overage charges and monitor usage on their accounts.  It is especially helpful for […]

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CNN Money: Guess which wireless network is stronger?

July 8, 2013

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According to CNN Money, AT&T’s 4G-LTE network has been rated faster than Verizon’s network by four independent studies. David Goldman writes that Ma Bell’s coverage area is growing rapidly, and it will be available to just as many Americans as Verizon’s 4G network by the end of next year. Read the entire story here.

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BBC: U.S. ‘orders Verizon to disclose millions of phone records’

June 6, 2013

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If you are a Verizon customer then Big Brother is definitely looking out for you. A Guardian newspaper report reveals the U.S. National Security Agency is collecting the Verizon telephone records of tens of millions of Americans. On Wednesday, the newspaper published the secret order directing the Verizon company to hand over telephone data, according to BBC […]

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AP: T-Mobile USA acquires MetroPCS

May 2, 2013

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(AP) T-Mobile USA has closed its deal to acquire smaller rival MetroPCS. The combined company, called T-Mobile US, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday under the ticker symbol “TMUS.” T-Mobile, the country’s fourth-largest cellphone carrier, is adding 9 million MetroPCS customers to its own 34 million. The combined company still lags No. 3 […]

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Tech blogger wants Verizon to scrap wireless service contracts

April 22, 2013

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Mike Beauchamp wants mega-telecom Verizon to get rid of contracts for their wireless services. The freelance blogger and self-described techie has started an online petition at Change.org claiming that Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, “has already expressed his willingness to do away with” wireless service contracts. Beauchamp writes: Getting rid of carrier contracts is a win for […]

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Ridgeland’s Washington Monument replica to be part of Colony Park entrance

November 7, 2012

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It may turn heads and pique curiosity for passers-by, but most Jackson-area residents know the Washington Monument replica on Interstate 55 in Ridgeland is simply a disguise for a cell phone tower. But when the split-diamond Madison Avenue interchange is complete in 2014, the monument will take on a new identity – it will become […]

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AT&T launches 4G LTE in Jackson

October 5, 2012

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AT&T, the nation’s largest 4G network, has turned on its 4G LTE network in Jackson, according to a news release from the company. The Dallas-based telecommunications giant says the new service will bring customers the latest generation of wireless network technology including faster speeds, new devices and spectrum efficiency. “LTE technology is capable of delivering […]

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Mississippi ready for iPhone 5

September 14, 2012

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It didn’t take long for Mississippi wireless carriers to announce their planned retail release of the new Apple iPhone 5. National providers AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are prepping displays and readying for presales ahead of a September 21 release. Customers for prepaid carrier Cricket and Ridgeland-based C Spire Wireless will have to wait an extra […]

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BREAKING: Telecoms ready for Hurricane Isaac

August 28, 2012

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As Hurricane Isaac slowly approaches the Mississippi and Louisiana coastlines, Mississippi telecom carriers are gearing up to keep their networks online and in service. Verizon Wireless said in a release this morning that last year’s $39 million network investment in south Mississippi would strengthen and enhance its coverage and service in the event of severe storms. AT&T said […]

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Verizon sheds 1,700 jobs

June 5, 2012

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Verizon Communications Inc., one of the country’s largest wireless carriers, says it will lay off more than 1,700 employees through a buyout plan. The company is struggling with its declining traditional telephone business. Read more here.

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