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How to port your Google Voice number to your iPhone

Earlier this week, I saw this post from @GrowlVoice: As of today, Google has officially shut off GrowlVoice's access to Google Voice as part of their integration of Google Voice into Hangouts. Google has also shut off 3rd-party access to Google Voice VoIP, and it seems that the writing is on...

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Verizon activated about 3.9 million iPhones in Q3 2013

Here's news to warm the hearts of Wall Street analysts who are trying to make predictions in advance of Apple's Q4 2013 earnings call on October 28: Verizon reported that it activated about 3.9 million iPhones during its third fiscal quarter during that same time period. Not only is that number...

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Verizon FiOS app now allows some TV viewing on the move

Verizon has released an update to its FiOS Mobile app, which now allows users of Verizon's My FiOS service to watch TV shows over cellular networks, instead of limiting them to WiFi viewing in their homes. As noted in the app's release notes for version 2.0: What's New in Version 2.0 Access to...

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iPhone 5c preorders begin Friday at 12:01 AM PT, 3 AM ET

Verizon and Sprint have both announced that pre-orders for the new iPhone 5c will begin at 12:01 AM PT / 3 AM ET on Friday, September 13. On its launch, Apple announced the iPhone 5c would begin pre-order sales on the 13th, but it has yet to announce at what time those pre-orders will begin. With...

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Apple lists model numbers, carriers for new iPhones

Apple has posted a web page showing the various worldwide model numbers and LTE carriers for the new iPhone 5c and 5s. The list shows something fascinating for the the four major mobile carriers in the US -- now AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile will all use the same devices thanks to the new radio...

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T-Mobile to reportedly have new iPhone at launch

Here's a first -- as Apple launches the expected two new iPhone models tomorrow, all four US carriers are expected to have the new devices as soon as they are available at retail. That includes T-Mobile, which has lagged behind AT&T, Verizon and Sprint at having rapid access to the latest...

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Verizon CEO: No Canadian expansion planned

The Canadian government has been looking for ways to expand mobile coverage from three nationwide carriers -- Rogers, Bell Wireless and Telus -- to four. There were hopes that US carrier Verizon Wireless would purchase a small Canadian regional carrier, then buy spectrum in a government auction...

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Think before you switch carriers

With a new iPhone or two on the near horizon and plenty of people ready to buy one, there are probably a few million people who are also thinking about switching mobile carriers. Last year, when the iPhone 5 was the newest kid on the block, I decided that I was through with AT&T and I switched...

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Verizon buys itself from Vodafone for $130 billion

America's largest mobile phone carrier Verizon Communications announced yesterday that is was buying out British firm's Vodafone 45 percent stake in the company for US$130 billion. The deal will give Verizon 100 percent ownership in the company. Until the buyout yesterday, Vodafone had owned its...

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Sprint sold 1.4M iPhones in Q2 2013

Sprint must be happy with its decision to start selling the iPhone. The company reports that 1.4 million iPhones were sold in the second fiscal quarter of 2013. Even better, 41 percent of those phones went to new Sprint customers. The carrier didn't sell as many iPhones in the last quarter as it...

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Verizon asks President Obama to veto iPhone ban

Last June, ITC handed down an order banning Apple from importing older AT&T-based models of the iPhone and iPad after finding that they infringed upon a Samsung patent. The specific models encompassed by the ban include the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 and the first two generations of the iPad. The ITC...

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Daily Update for July 22, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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iPhone activations on Verizon grew 41 percent year over year, and analysts seemingly didn't notice

In July 2012, shares of Apple were trading in the low US$600 range and were about to embark on a rather sudden ascent to $700. The party, however, didn't last long as Apple shares quickly began a steady decline, hitting a 52-week low of $390 this past April. In an effort to explain why Apple stock...

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Verizon Edge program lets users trade in their old iPhones for new models

Following in the footsteps of AT&T's "Next" program and T-Mobile's "Jump" offering, Verizon last week introduced the Edge program: If you want to stay on top of the latest technology, the new Verizon Edge device payment plan offers an affordable way to upgrade to the newest device and...

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Verizon activates 7.5 M smartphones in Q2 2013, more than half were iPhones

Verizon today announced its earnings for Q2 2013. As expected, the carrier reported strong results with $5.2 billion in profit and $29.79 billion in revenue. Verizon added 1 million new customers and now has 100.1 million retail connections. The carrier also confirmed it activated 7.5 M...

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