T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere has given a list of predictions for 2015, mostly referring to what customers can expect from the U.S. carrier in the upcoming year.
Marriott Hotels does not like customers using Wi-Fi, apart from its own hotel Wi-Fi, and is asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to clarify on whether blocking Wi-Fi in certain areas is allowed or not.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will investigate super-high data roaming plans by Verizon and AT&T.
Dish Network has announced a partnership with Netflix, to offer the video streaming service on the satellite TV network.
It is the first big TV provider to partner with Netflix. Rumors have been swirling for months on different cable providers in talks, but Dish has stepped up and implemented the new service first.
T-Mobile has announced a new feature at its Un-Carrier 8.0 event, allowing users to carry over unused data to the next month of their contract.
Simple Choice customers will be brought into the Data Stash program, allowing unlimited amounts of stored data to move over from month to month. The only caveat is after 12 months stored data will be wiped.
T-Mobile customers will have to be on a 4G LTE package over 3GB on smartphone or 1GB on tablet to receive the Data Stash. T-Mobile will auto-load the stash with 10GB of data, to interest users.
For users who rarely use data but tend to travel, this may be a great new tool, allowing the user to save data for a few months then spend all of the stash in a few weeks when travelling.
This is one of the many incentives to join T-Mobile and CEO John Legere claims this should bring Verizon Wireless and AT&T customers to T-Mobile.
Already, T-Mobile offer free international roaming, free music streaming services and a way to test drive T-Mobile devices before picking them up.
T-Mobile also offers the cheapest rates on contract, beating all three other U.S. wireless carriers.
The Rights Alliance managed to get the Swedish government to cut The Pirate Bay’s server room power, but it looks like the raid has absolutely no effect on torrenting numbers.
On Dec. 8, torrenting numbers were at 101 million, on Dec. 9 (when The Pirate Bay shutdown) numbers dropped to 98 million, dropping ever further between Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 to 95 million, but on Dec. 12 hit over 100 million.
Cox Communications has been slowly upgrading broadband speeds in various states since May. Premium users have been getting upgrades to 50Mbps or 100Mbps and Cox is adding 1Gbps options for some customers.
CBS pulled network programming from Dish Network last week, after the two companies could not reach an agreement on a new license.
2 million Dish subscribers lost most CBS channels and the network was planning to increase the scale of the blackout, to make sure Dish moved to an agreement.
Sprint is starting a new promotional deal this week, targeting AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers who want to move to a Sprint contract and save a lot of money.
The original deal stated customers would be able to save 50 percent on a new contract at Sprint, simply by showing a member of staff the previous monthly contract.
Google is a worrying company, even though it appeals for a free-and-open Internet in public, there are some questionable decisions and quotes.