T-Mobile's not happy about Verizon's Never Settle advertising campaign, and has come up with Never Settle For Verizon, a free two-week trial of its own network exclusively for disillusioned Verizon customers.
Dan Rayburn, a streaming video analyst, caught Verizon sales associates in their bluff when multiple reps wrongly told him that upgrading his FiOS internet service from 50 Mbps to 75 Mbps would make for smoother Netflix streaming.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere hinted that cable companies and carriers may one day merge to offer one-stop shopping for users. Legere envisions a future in which one company provides phone, cable, and Internet services.
ESPN has decided to back its word from last week and sue Verizon over the latter's FiOS custom TV plan, which allows customers to pick and choose channels. ESPN said ESPN and ESPN 2 cannot be sold separately.
Even though ESPN claimed that Verizon couldn't bundle its channels separately in its 'Custom TV' package under existing contracts, the service launched earlier this week. Now Fox Sports and NBCUniversal are joining ESPN in those claims.
Newly launched Verizon FiOS Custom TV gives consumers a choice of genre-focused channel packages like Kids, Entertainment, and Sports. It's cable TV's first move towards unbundling, and ESPN isn't happy.
Verizon is aiming to hang on to potential cord cutters' business with its new custom FiOS TV package, which starts at $65 and includes broadband internet, 36 basic channels, and two "channel packs," bundled together based on genre.
Verizon's latest blog post rails against unlimited data plans, calling them pointless and bad for customers. The analyst who wrote the post claims that unlimited data would strain networks and drive up costs.
The Federal Communications Commission has penalized two companies that were involved in a 911 emergency call outage that affected 11 million people. The FCC's actions included assessing a record $16 million against CenturyLink for its role…