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EU wants to regulate WhatsApp and Skype like carriers

The European Commission wants to extend electronic communications privacy legislation to include Internet-based communications services such as Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo, Apple iMessage, and Viber.

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AT&T raises unlimited data pricing as carriers push users away from grandfathered plans

AT&T is increasing the price of its grandfathered unlimited data plans by $5—just like it did in 2016.

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AT&T now offers spam call blocking for free

Call Protect blocks robocalls and identifies other suspicious calls for certain AT&T users on iOS and Android.

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T-Mobile's Digits looks to expand your phone number to all of your devices

The carrier launches a new program that lets you use a single number across all of your devices, and multiple numbers on one device.

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One million broadband offline in Germany; 'external influence' blamed

Almost one million Deutsche Telekom customers have been struggling to get online since Sunday afternoon.

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T-Mobile is offering $325 to anyone who brings a Pixel to its network

Be aware of the fine print, as you'll need to sign up for an unlimited plan and your reward payment is spaced out over 24 months.

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AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4B in content play

AT&T said it will acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion, reflecting a continuing trend for the consolidation of communications and media companies.

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T-Mobile to pay $48 million in settlement over throttling customers with heavy data usage

At issue is how the carrier slowed down connections for those on unlimited plans without any type of notification.

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Verizon's Google Pixel phone comes with bloatware, and Verizon delivers OS updates

Google will be the one to push out security updates, while Verizon's bloatware is limited to three uninstallable apps.

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EU plan swaps roaming fees for roaming fudge

The European Commission has reworked its plan to end mobile phone roaming fees in the face of widespread criticism of its 90-day annual limit.

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AT&T reveals AirGig: multi-gigabit wireless broadband that uses power lines

AT&T on Tuesday announced a future low-cost, high-speed wireless internet technology, called AirGig, that relies on plastic antennas set up along medium-voltage power lines.

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Comcast confirms plans for a Project Fi-like wireless service

Comcast's version of Google Fi is coming in 2017 with Verizon network service as its fallback.

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Can a family plan finally make Google's bargain wireless service Project Fi relevant?

Project Fi's app APK strongly suggests that Google is expanding its wireless service to include group and family plans.

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No roaming fees next year (* as long as you don't roam much)

There'll be no more roaming fees for European Union mobile phone subscribers next June -- as long as they don't roam for too long at a time.

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T-Mobile tinkers with new unlimited plans after getting hit with negative feedback

The new 'One Plus' plan introduces unlimited tethering at LTE speeds and HD streaming, though it comes at a cost.