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The Telecom Digest for April 17, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 96 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Verizon Wireless to charge for phone upgrades (Bill Horne)
Inside the new iPad's 4G LTE mobile data: AT&T vs Verizon (Monty Solomon)
Verizon accused of avoiding taxes (Bill Horne)

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Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:01:49 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Verizon Wireless to charge for phone upgrades Message-ID: <20120417020149.GA29023@telecom.csail.mit.edu> This is from the USA Today website: Verizon Wireless, the country's largest cellphone company, says it will start charging $30 every time a subscriber wants to upgrade to a new phone. Other phone companies have introduced similar fees. Competitor AT&T raised its fee from $18 to $36 this year. Rest at: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-04-11/verizon-wireless-upgrade-fee/54173448/1 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to email me directly)
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:23:00 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Inside the new iPad's 4G LTE mobile data: AT&T vs Verizon Message-ID: <p06240887cbb205cc04cd@[]> Inside the new iPad's 4G LTE mobile data: AT&T vs Verizon By Daniel Eran Dilger Friday, April 13, 2012 Apple's newest iPad sports very fast 4G LTE data service, available on either AT&T or Verizon Wireless in the US. Here's how the two carriers stack up as LTE providers. Similar to our iPhone 4S testing across the data networks of AT&T, Sprint and Verizon this winter, we performed a new series of tests on both the AT&T and Verizon models of the new iPad. We didn't test the strength of radio connectivity between iPad and cellular towers, which is reflected in the "bars" of service reported by the device. Instead, we measured actual data throughput, providing a better indication of how well it will actually work on each carrier when you look up maps, browse the web or download or upload email. ... http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/04/13/inside_the_new_ipads_4g_lte_mobile_data_att_vs_verizon.html -or- http://goo.gl/jk5Je
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 20:31:08 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Verizon accused of avoiding taxes Message-ID: <20120417003108.GA26231@telecom.csail.mit.edu> According to the "US Uncut" website, verizon avoided paying taxes on Billions of dollars in revenue. See http://www.usuncut.org/targets/verizon -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to email me directly) "Now for you me, it may not be that hard to reach our dreams But that magic feeling never seems to last And while the future's there for anyone to change, still you know it seems It would be easier sometimes to change the past" - Jackson Browne
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