FCC spites AT&T and Verizon, adopts T-Mobile’s plan to decrease roaming charges

The FCC has backed T-Mobile's proposal for improved guidelines on the price of international data roaming. The decision provoked the ire of AT&T and Verizon, both of which reportedly charge high rates to small carriers.

Sprint is next on FCC’s chopping block for cramming charges, as AT&T settles for $105M

According to a report, the FCC will leverage a $105 million fine against Sprint for surreptitiously charging customers for third-party services. AT&T recently paid a similar fine to settle charges with the agency.

AT&T and Verizon apologize to investors for low earnings, blame competitors

AT&T and Verizon blame competitors for low earnings. The two largest carriers responded to T-Mobile and Sprint's aggressive price cuts and promotions to keep subscribers.

Verizon starts the slow process to becoming an LTE-only network

A network researcher has discovered Verizon is in the process of testing out using its 3G bandwidth for LTE purposes, as it starts the long, slow process to becoming an LTE-only network.

Motorola plans Droid-branded version of the Nexus 6 for 2015

Motorola has plans to release its own Droid-branded version of the Nexus 6 in 2015. The Droid phablet will have the same 5.9-inch Quad HD screen, but it'll get a faster processor and bigger battery.

No, Sprint isn’t really cutting your phone bill in half

Sprint's latest promotion claims to cut AT&T and Verizon users' bills in half. However, there are a few major catches to the deal. The average customer may save as little as 20 percent, Sprint admits.

Verizon gives up on SugarString, the odd tech news site that never was

Likely an experiment that's not going to be repeated any time soon, Verizon's attempt at creating a heavily sponsored tech news site called SugarString has been erased from Internet existence.
Home Theater

Verizon turns the other cheek, offers 1-year of Netflix free with $60 Internet/TV package

Verizon is upping its game in the competitive TV market by offering a new FIOS TV package that includes local TV, HBO, Showtime, and a year of Netflix access for $60.

Are you a Verizon FiOS customer in Maryland? Big Red owes you some money

Verizon has agreed to a settlement worth $1.38 million in Maryland. The investigation stemmed from thousands of customer complaints about Verizon's advertising when it first launched FiOS.

It just got more expensive to leave your contract before Verizon wants you to

Verizon updated its policy to make leaving your contract a lot more expensive. Reductions will not kick in until your 8th month under contract, unlike before, when reductions kicked in the month after your contract started.

Verizon to give away free stuff on a holiday it just made up: Connection Day

Verizon announced Connection Day, which will take place the day before Thanksgiving. Connection Day is full of giveaways that are not just for Verizon customers, but for anyone interested in free stuff.

Verizon’s new wireless router comes smart home-ready with built-in Z-Wave compatibility

In addition to regular Wi-Fi, Verizon's new router also supports the Z-Wave protocol, meaning it can function as a network hub for any Z-Wave compatible device. The router also offers a lot of other perks.