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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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...

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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. Buying Ono will give Vodafone a chance to create a company that can sell customers their home phone,...

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