Verizon Seeking Permission from FCC for WiFi Calling
Verizon Wireless has requested a waiver from the FCC so it can eventually offer WiFi calling to its customers. The waiver is needed because TTY services, which carriers are obligated to offer, are not reliable over WiFi. As such, Verizon will need to replace TTY with real-time text (RTT) in order to remain compliant with the law. Verizon's request follows similar actions taken by rival AT&T. The FCC granted AT&T's waiver request earlier this month and the carrier subsequently launched WiFi calling on the iPhone. Sprint and T-Mobile have both offered WiFi calling for about a year, though neither requested a waiver from the FCC. Verizon didn't say how quickly it expects to bring WiFi calling to its handsets.
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Apple might give some customers a refund. The company is mulling whether or not it should offer cash back to those who paid full price to replace the battery of their older iPhone.
Dec 16, 2016
The FCC this week adopted rules that will allow carriers to replace their existing (but aging) TTY systems with the more modern RTT (real-time text) service. The move is meant to expand the tools for the deaf, hard of hearing, and blind.
Feb 15, 2017
BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nokia this week. BlackBerry claims Nokia is using its patented technology in select telecommunications equipment that Nokia sells to network operators, such as T-Mobile, without the proper licenses.
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Dec 18, 2018
Apple's iPhones continue to infringe on Qualcomm patents even after a recent software update pushed by the company, according to Qualcomm. "Despite Apple's efforts to downplay the significance of the order and its claims of various ways it will address the infringement, Apple apparently continues to flout the legal system by violating the injunctions," said Qualcomm in a statement provided to Reuters.
Luckily they FINALLY sent me a network extender for free after complaining for 2yrs about it
And , strangely , ...
Guess their app didn't work?