T-Mobile Joins the Rural Carrier Association
T-Mobile USA has joined the ranks of the Rural Carrier Association, which advocates for smaller, regional network operators. Though the RCA normally limits membership to organizations with fewer than 10 million customers, it has made an exception for T-Mobile USA, which has 33.2 million customers, and Sprint, which has 55 million customers. Both are affiliate members, Sprint joined the RCA in April 2011. The RCA now has more weight to act as a counter to the lobbying influence wielded by the CTIA, as well as the nation's largest network operators, AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
U.S. Carriers Create Mobile Authentication Taskforce
Mobile operators in the U.S. today said they will work together to help customers more easily manage app and account authentication while also protecting consumers' privacy and identity.
Hands On with RCA's New Senior Phone
Feature phones with big, traditional buttons are becoming rare, but there's still a market for them among older consumers. RCA has a new phone out to address this market, with a number of senior-friendly features, and it costs just $29.
Hands On with RCA's Budget Unlocked Androids
The unlocked phone market is taking off in the States, and RCA is one company trying to take on the budget end of that market with a range of Android phones that sell for around $80-100 unlocked. We checked out the first LTE model in their lineup.