Verizon Wireless Waiving Fees for Calls/Texts to Japan
Verizon Wireless confirmed to Phone Scoop this morning via email that it, too, will offer free calling and texting services to Japan through April 10 so that its customers can reach out to loved ones who may have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11. Verizon also noted that its wireline customers can make free calls to Japan. Phone Scoop has reached out to Sprint, T-Mobile, Cricket and MetroPCS to see if they will also be offering free calling/texting services to Japan, but none have yet responded or announced programs of their own.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
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.
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.
This is actually kind of stupid