T-Mobile is widely expected to kick off its massive rebranding campaign, which includes making changes to the traditional subsidy based contract model, as the company’s CEO had indicated earlier.
You probably know by now that unlocking a cell phone is illegal in the U.S. as it would be a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Many consumers disagreed with this and started a White House petition, which appealed to the U.S. President to ask the Librarian of Congress, who originally deemed unlocking illegal in October last year, to reconsider the decision given the legitimate reasons a customer might want to unlock his or her carrier locked phone.
This may not come as a big surprise to you. According to new data shared by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), the average monthly carrier bill of an iPhone user is the highest in the smartphone market.
The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing Softbank’s $20.1 billion takeover of Sprint for national security and policing concerns and has asked the FCC to hold off on any decision until the review is complete. Though this sounds scary and dire, Sprint and Softbank had expected this review to occur. It’s standard procedure with foreign investments of this type and scale
While we knew that as of last Saturday, January 26th, it is illegal to unlock your iPhone to use it on another carrier’s network in the U.S., we really didn’t know what this meant for someone who is found guilty of unlocking their phone.
During the earnings call, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook revealed that 36 more carriers will be offering LTE services to their iPhone and iPad customers next week.
In case you’re not aware, Apple doesn’t enable LTE on the iPhone 5 on a carrier’s network unless it passes the company’s own set of tests.
Back in August, AT&T announced that it won’t be charging for FaceTime over cellular feature in iOS 6, but will require customers to be on one of its new Mobile Share data plans to be able to use the feature. This meant that that AT&T customers on the older tiered data plans and the unlimited data plans were not eligible for the free FaceTime over cellular feature.