FCC Proposes Greater Freedom to Block Unwanted Calls
At its June 6th meeting, the FCC will consider new rules giving phone companies greater power to block robocalls. Companies would be allowed to completely block calls before they reach a consumer's phone "based on any reasonable analytics designed to identify unwanted calls", and make this the default behavior for all customers. Companies could also send such calls directly to voicemail. The new rules would also allow phone companies to block calls that fail SHAKEN/STIR authentication, the new protocol designed to fight number spoofing. Consumers would have the option to opt out of call blocking. A further rule would permit blocking all calls not from a number on the customer's phone contact list, although this service could only be opt-in, not the default.
Jan 22, 2020
Verizon has pegged February 6th as the new launch date for the Motorola razr. Pre-orders open up at 12:01am ET on January 26th.
Feb 11, 2020
Samsung today announced its new flagship phones for 2020: the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. In the US, all three models support 5G and are powered by Qualcomm's newest top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
Jan 8, 2021
Motorola today unveiled a full lineup of four new affordable phones, including three g-series models ranging from $169 – $299 and one 5G model for $399. All four feature large batteries (4,000 – 5,000 mAh) and large displays (6.5 – 6.8 inches).
May 30, 2019
The Moto z4 brings updated specs and design to the z series while maintaining compatibility with existing Moto Mod snap-on accessories. Motorola announced the Moto z4 today, which will come in an unlocked version for $500 with broad support for all US LTE networks, and a Verizon-specific version with special pricing for new lines of service.
Aug 12, 2021
A bipartisan group of three US Senators has introduced new legislation that would place major new rules on the app stores run by Apple and Google. The Open App Markets Act would: Ensure users could access third-party app stores and make them the default.