“Cutting the cord” grows ever more … sharp, shall we say?
Cable companies are under duress as more and more customers either cut television packages due to cost … or just decide that they’d rather use mobile, anyway.
Verizon Communications knows this. And the company hopes to lure millennials into streaming live and on-demand television via their smartphones.
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Some of the most prominent names in healthcare and technology are escalating their attention and focus on personalization in the healthcare space.
To that end, last week the second-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers concluded “with a discussion on the need for clear and innovative payment models in new connected health solutions.”
The event was headlined by executives from the likes of Kaiser Permanente, Humana, and AT&T delivering keynotes focusing — as a press release provided to our sister site mHealthWatch explains — “on the personalization of healthcare and its role in the Internet of Things.”
Posted in Announcements, mHealth, News, Technology, Wireless Carriers
GIV Mobile, if you’re not familiar, is a consumer conscious no-contract wireless service that operates on the nationwide 4G LTE network of T-Mobile USA, Inc., reaching 96% of Americans.
GIV Mobile now offers five “fast and affordable plans” that are billed as being reliable options for families. It is also the first wireless service to donate 8% of every customer’s monthly plan to charity, on a BLU Advance 4.0 Android Smartphone.
The BLU Advance 4.0 is an entry-level Android smartphone with a 5 megapixel camera, vibrant 4″ touch display and 4 GB of internal storage. Customers are given the option to select up to three charity organizations to receive 8% of their monthly plan amount. GIV partners with a number of charities ranging from Alzheimer’s Association to American Forests.
Posted in Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Technology, Wireless Carriers
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is ready to work with two of the nation’s leading wireless carriers — Sprint and T-Mobile.
Google, sources say, wants to sell wireless service “directly to consumers,” an effort that inspired the deals being secured with the aforementioned carriers.
If successful, the move will likely “prod the wireless industry to cut prices and improve speeds,” according to sources speaking with the WSJ.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Technology, Wireless Carriers
On Monday morning, MMW was privy to the findings of a new YouGov survey revealing that up to 74% of consumers would “potentially leave their current mobile operator” for better cellular coverage at work.
In short, the coverage at work is poor, coverage elsewhere will likely be sought.
The YouGov research commissioned by SpiderCloud Wireless indicates that consumers are sending a strong message to mobile operators that cellular coverage is as important at work as it is as home.
Posted in 4G, Mobile Devices, Mobile Networks, Platforms, Wireless Carriers
In recent days, an unknown number of T-Mobile customers made noise across social media and on various online message boards about the sudden influx of spam text messages hitting their mobile devices.
The carrier, we’re happy to report, has managed to identify the source of the problem and stop it in its tracks.
The problem seemed to rear its ugly head towards the end of last month, and over the past couple of weeks. There are several entries on T-Mobile support pages explaining the issue, with multiple commenters suffering. If you have been receiving more Spam recently, be assured, you are not the only one.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Spam, News, Platforms, Wireless Carriers
Want a new iPhone 6 next month but need some time to pay it off?
You may be in luck this time around.
Apple, we’re told, is following the lead of other major hardware makers and wireless carriers by helping to make it easier than ever to buy a new iPhone and pay it off over time.
Posted in Announcements, iOS, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Smartphones, Wireless Carriers