SouthernLinc Not Giving Up on iDEN Network
SouthernLinc Wireless indicated recently that the company has no plans to switch from its iDEN-based voice and data network to a different technology. In fact, the company will continue to invest in its iDEN infrastructure so that it can provide reliable push-to-talk services. SouthernLinc has offerred iDEN-based services for years. It has had a voice roaming agreement with Sprint, which also runs an iDEN network, in place since 2002. It expanded that agreement to include data as recently as 2011. SouthernLinc's customers will lose the ability to roam on Sprint's nationwide iDEN network when Sprint shuts it down by June 30, 2013. SouthernLink CEO Don Horsley said the company has a nationwide solution ready to replace the lost roaming capability, but he did not provide details on what that solution might be.
Google to Strip SMS from Hangouts May 22
Mar 24, 2017
Google today outlined a number of changes to its various messaging services, including a dramatic shift for Hangouts. Starting May 22, Google Hangouts will no longer support SMS for text messaging between phones.
Google News to More Clearly Mark 'Fact-Check' Articles
Oct 14, 2016
Google says it will work harder to call attention to fact-check articles within Google News. Google believes fact-check style articles have become an important type of journalism, especially in the context of the presidential election.
AT&T's Highest-Paying Customers Gain Mexico/Canada Roaming
May 16, 2016
AT&T today said some of its customers will soon be able to roam in Mexico and Canada at no extra charge. Customers who subscribe to AT&T's 15 GB Mobile Share plan can text, talk, and surf in Mexico as if they were at home in the U.S.
T-Mobile, Verizon Offer Free Roaming In Korea During Olympics
Jan 25, 2018
Americans traveling to South Korea to attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be able to roam for free if they subscribe to T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless. T-Mobile says its customers can take advantage of free unlimited high-speed data, unlimited calls within South Korea and back to the U.S., as well as free texting while attending the games.
Verizon's 'TravelPass' Offers Roaming for $10 Per Day
Nov 12, 2015
Verizon Wireless is prepared to offer customers a new international roaming package called TravelPass. Verizon customers will be able to access their existing talk, text, and data buckets when roaming in 65 different countries for $10 per 24-hour period.