Network Operators Agree to Standardize Marketing Practices
Today the Mobile Marketing Association and top U.S. wireless network operators announced plans to consolidate and standardize their mobile marketing practices. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless are all on board. What this means for the end users is that there will be a more consistent experience across the different carriers as to how they see advertisements and other marketing materials presented. The carriers and their marketers will benefit by seeing more efficient campaigns, faster time to market, better monitoring and auditing, and reduced costs across the board that are expected to save $200 million annually within the industry.
US Carriers Agree to Sell Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung today announced that the five largest wireless network operators in the U.S. will sell the Galaxy Note Edge beginning this month.
FCC Adopts Rules for Text-to-911 for All Messaging Apps
The FCC today formally adopted rules that will require all providers of messaging services to enable their apps with text-to-911 capabilities. Earlier this year the FCC said industry players outside the four major wireless network operators need to get on board.
AT&T Says 'Unlimited' Customers Can Use 22GB Before Throttling
AT&T has revised its network management policies in a way that benefits select customers. Moving forward, subscribers with legacy unlimited data plans can safely consume 22GB of data before encountering potential throttling.
FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices
The FCC today took action against AT&T for misleading consumers about its unlimited mobile data plans and throttling policies. The agency says AT&T willfully and repeatedly violated its Open Internet Transparency Rule, which was put in place in 2010.
FCC Says Lyft Violated Robo-Call Rules
The FCC today cited Lyft for violating rules meant to prevent companies from using autodialers and other automated tools to call or message consumers. According to the FCC, Lyft's terms of service mandates that all customers agree to receive marketing messages.
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