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AT&T, Verizon agree to VoLTE interoperability in 2015

One of the big features touted for the future of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is support for Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Phone calls made over VoLTE are expected to not only have superior call quality, but some future capabilities like video phone calls and rich messaging depend on the technology. T...

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Will you be able to use the new VoLTE service on your new iPhone 6?

VoLTE is coming to Apple iPhones for the first time with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus -- maybe not right away, but the service will roll out as time passes. VoLTE stands for Voice over LTE, and it brings together voice and data together in the same spectrum. For Verizon subscribers it mean...

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How to tell if you're eligible for an iPhone 6 and how much you'll pay

For those of us in the tech blogging business, yesterday started up yet another round of the "should I or shouldn't I?" questions -- as in "Should I get a new iPhone 6 to replace my iPhone 5s that I bought last year, or wait?" The answer is that everyone can pretty much get a new phone if they rea...

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Verizon to roll out Voice over LTE support in coming weeks

Verizon today announced plans to roll out Voice over LTE support in the coming weeks, thus enabling subscribers to experience crisper and higher fidelity phone calls. In addition, subscribers will be able to take advantage of HD video calls, essentially Facetime a'la Verizon. HD Voice and Video ...

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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 t...

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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 u...

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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 se...

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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 c...

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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 iPhon...

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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 th...

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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 4...

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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 ru...

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