Nokia Lumia 1520 is Retiring and ATT No Longer to Sell

If you are looking for a flagship Windows Phone device here in the States your choices just got one device thinner.  News has come that AT&T and even the Microsoft store have stopped selling this device.  Which leaves only the HTC M8 for Windows as the lone flagship Windows Phone device you can get at the AT&T store. Why this device is being retired wasn't made clear there still isn't a replacement flagship on the horizon. ...

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Cricket Wireless: Pre-paid Savor or Satan?
Mar16

Cricket Wireless: Pre-paid Savor or Satan?

The pre-paid market here in the states is starting to taking off with different carriers promising the world but can they deliver? The major carriers (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile) all dangle the pre-paid carrot in your face but their prices are only slightly less than going post paid and having them pay $500 toward your new device. This means for smartphone users it's normally not worth pre-paid.  I personally don't like contracts and...

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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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