Carriers Moving to 9PM Off-Peak Start
Dec 12, 2001, 7:13 AM by (staff)
The window to enjoy free night or weekend cell phone calls is changing and, in many markets, getting smaller. Sprint PCS moved the start of its night calling period to 9 p.m. from 8 p.m. after similar moves in many markets by Cingular Wireless and Verizon Wireless. Carriers say the changes ease network congestion and make their plans consistent nationwide. The changes typically apply only to new customers or those who change their contracts.
Verizon Brings WiFi Calling to iPhone Via Message+ App
Verizon Wireless updated its Verizon Message+ app for iPhones, adding the ability to make phone calls over WiFi. In order for WiFi calling to work, Verizon iPhone owners will need to switch on the advanced calling function of their phone.
AT&T and Verizon Kick Off Interoperable VoLTE Calling
AT&T and Verizon Wireless have begun allowing some customers to place VoLTE calls to one another. The carriers' deployment of interoperable VoLTE is woefully behind schedule.
Verizon Says VoLTE to Launch in Coming Weeks
Verizon Wireless today announced the pending launch of its delayed VoLTE service. The service will go live in the coming weeks, and will allow select devices to connect HD Voice calls and Video Calls.
Apple Debuts Its Own iPhone Upgrade Program
Apple will let consumers lease an iPhone directly from Apple itself in a change that reflects the current dynamics in the U.S. wireless market.