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european union EU Parliament says network roaming must end by 2016, net neutrality must be preserved

Mobile operators within the European Union might have to phase out their roaming practices following a vote by the European Parliament to end roaming fees by 2016. The vote calls for operators in the 28 member nations of the EU to cease charging customers for roaming when traveling in other member nations. A German traveling in Spain would not have to pay extra for using phones, and the same would be true for other EU members traveling within the "single market" region that treats service the same everywhere.

The anti-roaming legislation still requires approval from the Council of the European Union, which is expected to make a decision by October 2014. The Council will also discuss the principles of maintaining net neutrality, which would prevent carriers from penalizing traffic for some content types or sources. Companies would not be allowed to block or throttle services, and they also could not prioritize one service over another.

Operators are against the legislation because it would prevent them from charging extra for video streaming or music downloads, deals that Internet Service Providers are striking in the United States. There are also estimates that operators would see revenue drop 5 percent.

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vodafone 2526577b 500x312 Vodafone buys Ono to launch mobile and home services with pay TV and enhanced data management

Vodafone is going deeper into the home television and communications industry with its purchase of Spanish cable company Ono. This is the third cable company Vodafone has purchased in the past two years, and the 7.2 billion euros (US $10 billion) used to purchase the company will finance some big changes for Vodafone going forward. Read More »

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verizonedge 500x182 Verizons Edge Program Now Lets You Upgrade Every 30 Days

Have to have the absolute latest in mobile tech? Six months too long to wait to upgrade? Verizon has the answer for you. Now Verizon's Edge program lets customers upgrade once every thirty days! This is a big change for those of us who love our smartphones but only for a month or so till something shinier and newer catches our eye. Naturally changing smartphones out once a month is not going to be a cheap thing to do, so there has to be a catch right? Well there is, and here it comes... Read More »

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t mobile uncarrier 4 leak 500x231 T Mobile Continues its Un carrier Rollout by Paying Early Termination FeesThere was a leak a little earlier that as part of T-Mobiles "Un-carrier 4.0" event T-Mobile would start paying your early termination fees if you switched from AT&T, Verizon or Sprint to T-Mobile. T-Mobile's president John Legere announced a "get out of jail free card" from other wireless carriers, so customers on family plans can save hundreds of dollars by switching. According to T-Mobile themselves here's how it works:
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att sponsored data 500x220 AT&T Bring Something New to the Wireless Game   Sponsored Data

In today's smartphone world, data usage is on the rise. Combine that with the fact that unlimited data plans are long gone on the two biggest carriers, you end up with the a data-strapped consumer. In fact, according to AT&T themselves, "Read More »

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att logo AT&T adds new 4G LTE markets to inch closer to 500

AT&T has spent the past two years trying to rehab its image as the network of slow speeds and dropped calls. Building a strong 4G LTE network is critical for that to happen, so AT&T has so far focused its efforts on expanding its 4G network across the U.S. The carrier has so far reached 488 markets, and considering that it tends to upgrade in batches, LTE launch #500 shouldn’t be too far away. Here are the 12 new AT&T markets:
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phone unlock Carriers agree to make unlocking phones easier

Getting a phone unlocked from a carrier can be a very frustrating process. I've unlocked three phones with AT&T this year and each instance was just as frustrating as the previous case. Now, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular have jointly agreed to new policies that should make unlocking a phone easier and more fair if a customer has no financial ties to the device. Here are the new guidelines, set to go into effect no later than 12 months after they are approved by the CTIA wireless trade group. Read More »

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att logo AT&T lowers prices for customers who buy a phone or don’t have a contract

AT&T is cutting a deal for customers who have unsubsidized smartphones on its network. The carrier previously charged subscribers the same price regardless if they had a contract or paid full price for a phone. Beginning Sunday, December 8, AT&T will lower the price for customers who are not on contract or bring their own devices to the network. It has also lowered the price on some data packages, so it's possible for some AT&T customers to see a noticeable drop in their monthly bills. Here’s a chart illustrating the price differences.

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