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Report: Google's Pixel is off to a roaring start on Verizon

Analysis suggests that Pixel activations at Verizon are going very well despite the competition of a new iPhone, thanks in large part to an aggressive advertising campaign.

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Are you paying for phony cable programming fees?

Mysterious fees on your cable bill can bump up monthly charges much higher than advertised prices, but a group of consumers are fighting back in lawsuits against Charter and Time Warner Cable.

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Carriers are going virtual to give enterprises more freedom

On Monday, the French global carrier Orange launched its virtualized network services program, called Easy Go Network. It joins AT&T, Verizon and other operators that are selling or developing such programs.

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T-Mobile's Google Pixel offer has 2 hidden gotchas (updated)

T-Mobile says it will give customers $325 if they bring their own Google Pixel phones to its network. The deal sounds solid, but there are at least two things you need to know before you opt in.

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T-Mobile is offering $325 to anyone who brings a Pixel to its network

Be aware of the fine print, as you'll need to sign up for an unlimited plan and your reward payment is spaced out over 24 months.

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TV companies can drop your favorite channels without refunds

Dish Network customers recently sued the company after it dropped a popular channel without providing refunds. However, a U.S. court found that the fine print in their contracts basically gives Dish carte blanche to chop channels.

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Mobile content spurs AT&T's need for Time-Warner

The intrinsic value of AT&T's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner is based primarily on recent growth in mobile video consumption, especially among users under age 35.

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Despite concerns, analysts expect an OK for AT&T-Time Warner deal

Despite concerns about the proposed $85.4 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner, analysts expect it to pass regulatory muster.

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AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4B in content play

AT&T said it will acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion, reflecting a continuing trend for the consolidation of communications and media companies.

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T-Mobile to pay $48 million in settlement over throttling customers with heavy data usage

At issue is how the carrier slowed down connections for those on unlimited plans without any type of notification.

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Verizon's miserable customer service is about to get worse

Verizon Wireless plans to shutter call centers in five U.S. states and reduce staff in 1,700 of its retail stores, a move that will surely affect the company's already poor customer service.

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New Comcast data caps spotlight disturbing trend

The age of data caps and metered broadband is here, though Comcast, the largest ISP in the United States, admits network capacity is not a problem. More companies are likely to follow Comcast's lead, and that's terrible news for...

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Quiet rumblings but few fireworks at LTE-U gathering

A Washington, D.C. think tank on Wednesday hosted the first event to feature representatives from both sides of the LTE-U debate since a contentious agreed testing framework was created several weeks ago.

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The U.S. airports with the best (and worst) cellular networks

A new report ranks cellular network speeds at the nation's 50 busiest airports, and the winners and losers are surprising.

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EU plan swaps roaming fees for roaming fudge

The European Commission has reworked its plan to end mobile phone roaming fees in the face of widespread criticism of its 90-day annual limit.

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AT&T unveils AirGig for low-cost wireless broadband along power lines

AT&T on Tuesday announced a low-cost, high-speed wireless internet technology that relies on plastic antennas set up along medium-voltage power lines.

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Comcast confirms plans for a Project Fi-like wireless service

Comcast's version of Google Fi is coming in 2017 with Verizon network service as its fallback.

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Verizon customers claim carrier dramatically overcharged for data

More than 4,000 people from across the United States told a Cleveland newspaper that Verizon grossly overcharged them for data use, but the wireless carrier won't fix, or even acknowledge, the problem.

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