Location data can be a contentious subject, especially when it comes to who has access to it. Where that data goes beyond, say, a wireless carrier, is important. And now the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is demanding more information regarding that data from the biggest wireless carriers in the U.S.
FCC Demanding More Information From AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Regarding Phone Location Data
Verizon is about to start offering a brand new premium subscription option for its customers, both for wireless and home subscribers. The company has announced it’s teaming up with Google to offer YouTube TV to those interested.
After promoting its incoming 5G network for months, the biggest wireless carrier in the United States has officially launched its mobile 5G network. Of course, the catch is it’s in only two cities for now.
Robocalling is a serious issue, with hundreds of thousands of these spam calls going out regularly. Verizon is aiming to alleviate some of the pressure.
In early 2018, Verizon introduced a brand new MVNO option for folks who would like to use Verizon’s network, but not necessarily sign up for the service.
PSA: Verizon’s Free Apple Music Subscription Isn’t Available for the Grandfathered ‘Verizon Plan Unlimited’
Verizon and Apple have collaborated on a nice deal for Apple Music subscribers, with the carrier opting to cover the cost of a monthly subscription for some.
T-Mobile and AT&T have been offering free spam protection on some level or another as a free service to customers for quite some time, and Verizon is finally following suit.
Verizon may not have as many bundled perks as some of the other carriers out there, but it does, at the very least, offer up a six month free trial period of Apple Music. So that’s something.
As 5G starts to become the norm, which is going to happen sooner rather than later for some customers, wireless companies are going to start finding new ways to tap into the more powerful wireless technology.
One of the pieces of the giant data puzzle that carriers are able to routinely obtain from a smartphone on its network is geo-location, but unfortunately for customers that data hasn’t been handled all that well.