Eric Snowden has recently participated in an online Q&A forum hosted by The Guardian news paper of England to discuss his actions that he leaked sensitive and classified intelligence and surveillance program information. He is believed to be in hiding in Hong Kong, though that has not been confirmed.
Recently, Solenne San Jose received a phone bill for $15 Quadrillion dollars after canceling her mobile phone contract early. San Jose was told by her provider she would have an early termination fee added to her next bill, but did not question how much.
After receiving the bill, San Jose caller her wireless carrier (Bouygues) to dispute the bill and was charged another $12 bucks each time time she called and spoke to a representative.
A deal is in the works for Sprint Nextel Corp to merge with Metro PCS, even thought Metro PCS just agreed to merge with T-Mobile, which is owned by Deutsche Telekom.
Reports say Sprint is currently decideding if it should move forward now or wait until after Metro PCS is done merging with T-Mobile.
Merging after would be more complicated and would have to be cleared by the Federal Trade Commission.
Sprint currently used CDMA technology while T-Mobile used GSM, the most widely used techonoly format for mobile phones around the world.
With the smartphone dominating phone sales by an overwhelmingly large margin, it has shaped up to be a battle between Apple's iPhone and Android based phones of various sorts, with a combined marketshare of 85% while Windows, Nokia and Blackberry collective accounting for a mere 12-15% of all sales combined.
But who is buying what, and how many people will switch to a competing platform?
According to a new study by AYTM Research, Android users are 2.4x more likely to switch to an iPhone than vice versa.
Increasingly when you call your friend next door, you're calling via one of the other 49 states in the nation to reach him or her. According to new research data from major phone carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and MetroPCS, the reason for this is not as simple as you might think. This makes for an interesting statement, No other state has as many people that live in Florida but do not live in Florida.
Do you constantly have dropped calls on your mobile phone or a slow data rate? Here's the top 10 list of cities with the worse signal coverage and service. The list was created by OpenSignalMaps after a comprehensive survey and data analyzing data across the United States of urban cites with at least 250,000.
10- Detroit, MI.
9- Lexington, KY.
8- Jacksonville, FL.
7- Milwaukee, WI.
6- Tucson, AZ.
5- Toldeo, OH.
4- Lincoln, NE.
3- Oklahoma City, OK.
2- Colorado Springs, CO.
1- Bakersfield, CA.
AT&T has announce that it will be switching data plans to shared group plans, similar to what Verizon has recently done. But the move means those who predominately use data will see their wireless bill double or triple in many cases, while those who primarily talk and text only will see a small reduction in their monthly wireless phone bill.
Currently, AT&T offers a tiered data plan for each line of service, for both individual lines as well as family plans. That is going away in August, as the nations second largest wireless carrier rolls out its new group data sharing plans.
Sprint Nextel's chief, Dan Hesse, will be giving up bonuses and incentives awarded to him from the compensation committee over dismal results from Sprint's big push for the iPhone. In all, Hesse will give up about $346,000, he will however keep his base salary of $3.25 million per year.
"These voluntary actions regarding my personal compensation,... will eliminate any benefit for me to the discretionary adjustment the compensation committee made earlier this year,"
According to testing results published in PCWORLD, the true honor of having the nation's fastest data network belongs to AT&T and its 4G/LTE network, which averaged the fastest download speeds.
The study was done in several cities across the country, and also uses supporting test studies done in other cities which recorded the download and upload speeds of the nations four largest carriers, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
Fasted download speeds:
AT&T, in nearly all of the cities tested, AT&T topped everyone else.
Fasted upload speeds: