AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Pledging $100 Million to Isis
According to sources cited by Bloomberg, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless are planning to invest up to $100 million into their Isis mobile payment joint venture. Isis will eventually bring near-field communications payment services to mobile devices sold by the three networks. Isis already has the support of credit card companies MasterCard and Visa. The amount of the investment by the three carriers will be based, in part, on how successful Isis is at attracting banks and merchants to support mobile payments. Isis will compete directly with the Google mobile wallet service, which is being trialled by Sprint. The potential $100 million investment demonstrates the carriers' commitment to making mobile payments a reality.
State AGs Join Justice Department in Assessing Sprint/T-Mobile Impact On MVNOs
Jun 28, 2018
The Attorney General's office from New York is investigating if and how T-Mobile's proposed merger with Sprint might impact the MVNO and prepaid markets. Sprint and T-Mobile separately serve the prepaid space via their own Boost Mobile and MetroPCS brands, respectively, as well as MVNOs, such as Google-run Project Fi.
Sprint, T-Mobile Agree to Halt Sharing Location with Some Apps
Jun 19, 2018
Following moves made earlier in the day by Verizon and AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have now said they also will cease sharing customer location data with certain third-party apps and services. Sprint said it is "beginning the process of terminating its current contracts with data aggregators to whom we provide location data." T-Mobile CEO John Legere tweeted, "I've personally evaluated this issue & have pledged that @tmobile will not sell customer location data to shady middlemen." The matter rose to attention after some third-party location brokers left the real-time data of millions of customers unprotected.
Verizon to Cease Sharing Phone Location with Other Companies
Jun 19, 2018
Verizon Communications today said it will stop making customer location data available to third-party apps and services. The decision follows last month's revelation that third-party companies didn't always properly protect this data.
Vivo Launches All-Screen NEX Phone Outside China
Jul 9, 2018
Vivo today announced that its all-screen NEX flagship phone will be launching this month in Russia, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, making it available in the global unlocked market. The international model supports LTE bands 2/4/5/12/25/26/41, meaning basic support for AT&T and T-Mobile networks, as well as full support for the CDMA and LTE bands used by Sprint.
I WISH DEY WULD TAKE 100 MILLION IN THEIR NETWORKS
$100 million is pocket change compared to what these companies spend
there is so many differnet options for networks and wifi in many areas,