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T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Approved by Justice Department

T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Approved by Justice Department

The $26 billion merger deal between T-Mobile and Sprint has finally been approved by the United States Justice Department. The deal was in the regulatory pipeline for last one year. The Federal Communications Commission has finally given a go-ahead for the merger.

AT&T Is the First Major US Carrier to Act on FCC Ruling and Block Robocalls by Default

AT&T Is the First Major US Carrier to Act on FCC Ruling and Block Robocalls by Default

In the recent past Robocalls have literally become a menace. Americans received a staggering 3.4 billion robocalls in a single month. Recently, FCC ruled that carriers can block robocall on behalf of their customers without having to opt-in. Following the new rule, AT&T has now announced that it will enable Call Protect Service by default and block robocalls “in the coming months.”

T-Mobile launches ‘Never Settle’ campaign for Verizon customers; will lend free phones to persuade them to switch

T-Mobile launches ‘Never Settle’ campaign for Verizon customers; will lend free phones to persuade them to switch

T-Mobile is hoping to persuade Verizon customers to switch carriers by offering them free two-week trials with T-Mobile handsets. What’s more, if users decide to switch after trailing a new device, the carrier will pay off their contract termination costs up to a price of $650.

Airtel halts the launch of VoIP based data packs in India for now

Airtel halts the launch of VoIP based data packs in India for now

Earlier this week, Airtel — one of the largest mobile network operator in India — announced a VoIP specific data pack for Indian customers. This move from the carrier was clearly against net neutrality and angered a lot of customers. 

Airtel announces data plans exclusively for VoIP

Airtel announces data plans exclusively for VoIP

Yesterday, Bharti Airtel — one of the largest mobile network operators in India — made a change to its mobile data usage policy that barred its subscribers from using their normal 2G/3G data packs to make VoIP based calls. 

Want to use VoIP services like Skype? Pay more says Indian carrier Airtel

Want to use VoIP services like Skype? Pay more says Indian carrier Airtel

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest carrier by subscribers has just made a controversial change in its data policy. According to the updated terms and conditions on Airtel’s website, the carrier plans to start charging customers extra for VoIP calls.

Here’s the clause from the new terms and conditions:

Sprint to launch new price promotion; offers to halve the bills of customers who switch from AT&T and Verizon

Sprint to launch new price promotion; offers to halve the bills of customers who switch from AT&T and Verizon

Sprint may launch a new price promotion today, which will halve the bills of customers who switch from AT&T and Verizon, according to Re/code.

How to check your upgrade eligibility with your carrier before buying an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

How to check your upgrade eligibility with your carrier before buying an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

If you’re on a two-year contract with your carrier and intend to purchase the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus, it might be a good idea to check your upgrade eligibility to determine the price you’ll have to pay for the device.

Apple Stores to begin selling iPhones on U.S Carriers Early Upgrade Programs next month

Apple Stores to begin selling iPhones on U.S Carriers Early Upgrade Programs next month

According to sources for the well-connected blogger Mark Gurman, Apple Stores will soon begin selling the iPhone on the AT&T Next, Verizon Edge and T-Mobile JUMP early upgrade programs in the United States. The report claims that the pilot program will commence in late August in certain test markets, rolling out to additional Apple Stores later this year.