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.
Apple iPhones Now Range In Price from $449 to $1,449
Sep 12, 2018
Apple has realigned its roster of smartphones with the debut of the new iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr. Moving forward, Apple's entry-level model is the iPhone 7 at $449 and the iPhone 7 Plus at $569.
Major Carriers Reveal Project Verify for App Sign-Ins
Sep 13, 2018
The nation's four largest network operators recently provided an update on the progress being made by the Mobile Authentication Taskforce. In September 2017, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless agreed to work together in order to build a better way for people to log-in to apps and other services with their phone.
iPhone Xs and Xs Max eSIM Won't Work Until Later This Year
Sep 12, 2018
Apple today announced that its new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will be the first to support dual SIM cards. Rather that include the space for two physical SIM cards in the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, the phones will include support for one physical SIM and one eSIM, an electronic SIM card that can be programmed with carrier service.
FCC Wants to Speed Up the Approval Process for 5G Cell Sites
Sep 6, 2018
The FCC wants to ensure that wireless companies don't hit any unnecessary hurdles thrown in the way by state or local governments as they build out their 5G networks. As it works today, carriers typically have to apply locally within towns, cities, and states to install new cell sites.
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,