Australia’s Largest Telcos Target of NSA/GCHQ Hacking
Feb24

Australia’s Largest Telcos Target of NSA/GCHQ Hacking

Australia's three largest telco providers have just been made of aware of a massive hacking into their sim cards by US and British spy agencies (NSA and GCHQ) which may force their hand to recall millions upon millions of sim cards given to customers in 2010 and 2011.  This was done by stealing the encryption key codes to "smart chips" made by Gemalto. This would allow the agencies to access to personal content stored on SIMs, such as...

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AT&T’s Improved Go Phone Plans Now Include More Data and Unlimted Talk/Text to Mexico
Feb17

AT&T’s Improved Go Phone Plans Now Include More Data and Unlimted Talk/Text to Mexico

AT&T has just stepped up their pre-paid game big time.  They announced today that you will now get more data with your pre-paid go phone plan for the same price as you pay now.  Also you will get unlimited voice and text to Mexico as part of  your pre-paid package. Beginning February 20, AT&T is upping the high speed data for two popular GoPhone plans and also giving unlimited calling to Mexico on the $60 plan.1 New and...

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Latest Reliability Survey Show Sprint Moving Up Overtaking T-Mobile for 3rd
Feb12

Latest Reliability Survey Show Sprint Moving Up Overtaking T-Mobile for 3rd

RootMetrics does network performance tests to see just how reliable networks are for the major carriers and it's not great news for the "un-carrier" T-Mobile, they are now dead last in network reliability.  While taking down their prices to attract customers they may have a hard time keeping them with their network coverage. Sprint on the other hand seems to have finally gotten over the merging of Nextel's incompatible network and...

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“Hey Cortana” Not In the Demin Update for O2 Customers
Feb09

“Hey Cortana” Not In the Demin Update for O2 Customers

The long awaited Lumia Demin update came to O2 Windows Phone customers however it was short one very important feature. The passive listening "hey Cortana" feature which allows you to access the phone using just your voice. The carrier wasn't even aware of the this feature missing till their customers took to the support forms. No fear the feature is coming according to a statement from the company.   We're trying to get the...

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FTC StatesThrottled Data No Longer “Unlimited”
Jan28

FTC StatesThrottled Data No Longer “Unlimited”

The FTC made ruling the other day that could have far reaching implications for the the wireless industry as a whole.  In the ruling they have made it clear that offering "unlimited data" while throttling data speed is not truly unlimited data.  They felt so strongly about this that in a case against TracFone they handed out a $40 million fine. Part of this ruling reads: "TracFone broke the "unlimited data" promise it made to millions...

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T-Mobile lets you “Test Drive” an iPhone 5s
Jun19

T-Mobile lets you “Test Drive” an iPhone 5s

A couple of weeks ago Motorola held a promotion where consumers could test a Moto X for two weeks before deciding whether to keep the handset or not. Now, Motorola has done a bit in the last year to shake up smartphone conventions, but there is another US company that has taken the market by the scruff of the neck. I am of course talking about T-Mobile, and now the company has gone one better than Motorola. T-Mobile, the company that...

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