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‘Cramming’ on customer bills proves costly to Verizon, Sprint

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By TED CARTER Inserting unauthorized third party charges into customer bills has cost wireless carriers Verizon and Sprint a combined $120 million in reimbursements to customers and federal and state fines of $38 million. Mississippi received $358,269.56 for its participation in the Sprint and Verizon settlements. The national mobile cramming settlements with Verizon and Sprint and last fall with AT&T ...

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UPDATED: Verizon, Sprint pay big in ‘cramming’ settlements

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Inserting unauthorized third party charges into customer bills has cost wireless carriers Verizon and Sprint a combined $120 million in reimbursements to customers and federal and state fines of $38 million. Mississippi received $358,269 for its participation in the Sprint and Verizon settlements. The national mobile cramming settlements with Verizon and Sprint and last fall with AT&T and T-Mobile have ...

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Verizon unveils wireless usage apps for parents

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 parents who have children on ...

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CNN Money: Guess which wireless network is stronger?

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'

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 News. The order does four ...

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AP: T-Mobile USA acquires MetroPCS

(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 Sprint Nextel in size. Under ...

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Tech blogger wants Verizon to scrap wireless service contracts

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 customers. Verizon’s CEO, Lowell McAdam, has ...

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Wireless carriers plan for Super Bowl Sunday

A dropped call from your smartphone can leave you with a sinking feeling equivalent to witnessing a dropped pass by your favorite NFL receiver: shock, disbelief and maybe some frustration and anger mixed in for good measure. Whether its a dropped call, a text fail or a buffering browser, two of the country’s leading wireless carriers are making sure its ...

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AT&T launches 4G LTE in Jackson

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 mobile Internet speeds up to ...

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