| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Fanning competition, AT&T Inc. on Friday offered T-Mobile customers up to $450 to switch cellular providers.
AT&T, the No.2 U.S. mobile provider, announced the promotion after months of direct marketing against it by T-Mobile, and in anticipation of...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:20 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer used the occasion of making the CES keynote address Tuesday to announce several new initiatives for the company, including a new smartphone app, digital magazines and targeted ads on its Tumble blogging site.
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:15 PM
T-Mobile loves to pick on AT&T.
T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere, who crashed and was kicked out of an AT&T party Monday, took the stage at the Venetian on Wednesday with some choice words for the rival carrier.
In an appearance laced with...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:19 AM
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| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Privacy-minded users may want to keep an eye on Blackphone, a device that promises to deliver privacy like no smartphone before it.
Blackphone is a device that claims it will be able to keep users' phone calls, text messages, video chats and Web...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Best Buy is putting the iPhone 5c on sale again, this time offering it for free for those who sign up for a two-year service contract with Verizon, AT&T or Sprint.
The deal is available Friday and Saturday only.
Best Buy has been discounting the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Amid growing concern about the hot-button issue of cellphone privacy, state regulators are considering whether California needs stronger protections.
At issue before the Public Utilities Commission is whether it's time to update the...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:18 PM
We are officially in the mad dash toward Christmas Day.
To help you navigate the endless promotional materials and discount news, I will post a running list of deals every weekend through Christmas with help from the bargain hunters at crazytowndeals....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:51 AM
A public-interest group filed a petition Wednesday with the Federal Communications Commission seeking a declaration that phone carriers are violating the Communications Act by sharing customers' call logs with third parties.
Public Knowledge, a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:22 PM
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said a deal has been reached between the agency and mobile carriers that will make smartphone unlocking legal.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the agreement will ensure customers are allowed to...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:01 AM
The iPhone 5s has been the top-selling smartphone at each of the four U.S. carriers since launching in September.
According to data compiled by Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, the Apple device has been the highest-selling phone for AT&T,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Sprint Nextel Corp. is reportedly working on a bid for T-Mobile in a deal that could combine the No. 3 and No. 4 wireless carriers.
Sprint could make a bid for its rival in the first half of next year, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited...