Maine WISP, Redzone Wireless, Brands Their Latest Wireless Broadband as 5G

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A Maine based WISP, Redzone Wireless, is seizing on the marketing hype generated by the move to 5G, launching a fixed broadband wireless service and calling it 5Gx. The service uses a proprietary method for aggregating licensed 4G LTE spectrum and unlicensed 5.8 GHz spectrum...Learn More

T-Mobile KickBack Offers up to a $10 Monthly Bill Credit on Unused Data

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The T-Mobile marketing machine spewed out its latest new offers yesterday – including T-Mobile KickBack, which offers customers a credit on their phone bill of up to $10 a month per line if they used 2 gigabytes (GB) of data or less in the previous...Learn More

Verizon AOL Strategy Aims to Exploit $90 Billion Advertising Market Opportunity

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A key initiative in 2017 for an evolving Verizon AOL strategy is to more tightly integrate Verizon/ AOL marketing initiatives, said Marni Walden, Verizon president of product innovation and new businesses, at a financial conference today. Moves that the carrier already has made in that...Learn More

T-Mobile Open Internet Settlement Will Cost at Least $48 Million

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T-Mobile has agreed to pay $48 million to settle an Open Internet investigation by the FCC into whether the company adequately disclosed speed and data restrictions for what the company called an “unlimited” mobile data plan. The T-Mobile Open Internet settlement will include a $7.5...Learn More

FCC Poised to Adopt Wheeler Broadband Privacy Proposal

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The FCC will vote later this month on a proposal from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler spelling out rules for broadband providers to follow with regard to customer privacy. The Wheeler broadband privacy proposal currently circulating within the commission would require providers to obtain “opt-in” consent...Learn More

AT&T Says Goodbye to U-verse

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AT&T is phasing out the U-verse brand in favor of a simpler approach to its products. AT&T Internet and AT&T Phone will replace U-verse Internet and phone. AT&T has already implemented a shift away from U-verse TV to its Directv brand for video, and there...Learn More

Verizon AOL Yahoo Strategy: Armstrong Sees Opening to Help Businesses Build Brands Online

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Now that Verizon has acquired AOL and announced plans to acquire Yahoo, some telecom-centric observers are finding the Verizon AOL Yahoo strategy perplexing. But it all makes sense if you understand marketers, according to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. “We invested in a clear gap in...Learn More

New Blackfoot Brand Unifies Company Under Single Brand

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A new Blackfoot brand from the Montana based regional carrier will unify multiple brands under one identity. Blackfoot has expanded through acquisition and other means into neighboring states, while also expanding its product portfolio beyond its incumbent local phone company focus. This move integrates acquired...Learn More

FCC Caller ID Spoofing Fines for $25,000 Each Proposed for Two Men

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The FCC intends to fine two New York City residents for allegedly using false caller ID numbers – a practice known as caller ID spoofing – under the The Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009.The FCC caller ID spoofing fines would be for New...Learn More

Report: Record High 2.49 Billion Robocalls Received in U.S. in May

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The number of robocalls received in U.S. each month has been setting new records recently. More than 2.49 billion – an average 930 per second – were received nationwide in May, 6.3 percent more than April’s total, according to the latest National Robocall Index report...Learn More

Financial Market Un-phased by T-Mobile Giving Stock to Customers

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T-Mobile’s announcement that it would give every customer a share of stock in the company seems to have had little impact on the financial market’s view of the company, judging by the company’s stock price performance since the news hit mid-day yesterday.  T-Mobile stock opened...Learn More

AT&T Lets Customers Put Connected Cars on Wireless Plans

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Wireless customers have become accustomed to adding tablets, hotspots and other devices to smartphone price plans. AT&T is hoping customers also will put connected cars on wireless plans, announcing new options today in that area. Also today the carrier announced a new ad campaign called...Learn More