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Carriers slammed for rejecting smartphone 'kill switch'

The officials have been pushing for a “kill switch” that could render smartphones inoperable after they’re stolen, reducing the incentive for crime.

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Still no smartphone kill switch? Blame the carriers

Samsung emails reveal that the major US carriers vetoed plans to pre-package a kill switch on every phone.

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Report: Verizon could rescue Intel's odd set-top business

Under the direction of a new CEO, Intel seems to be dumping its nascent set-top box business onto Verizon -- which is probably a better fit, anyway.

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Why your Internet service provider wants to nix all-you-can-eat data buffets

As the industry moves toward 'metered' broadband plans, hard-core users will feel the hurt.

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Verizon graciously leaves unlimited data intact for those affected by software glitch

If you ordered a phone this past weekend and were able to hold on to your unlimited data, you're in luck.

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How to upgrade to an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c

Depending on where you are in your upgrade cycle, getting one of the new iPhones could mean ditching your contract or paying extra money.

Breaking down the iPhone 5s upgrade math

The simplest thing is to just get an iPhone 5S with a new 2-year contract, but how much will it cost you if you’re not eligible for an upgrade?

Verizon to launch Total Mobile Protection program, for that added sense of security

Now you can pay a monthly fee to get a little more help with your device.

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AT&T buys up $1.9 billion worth of unused bandwidth from Verizon

The purchase will be used for AT&T's 4G LTE deployment across 18 states.

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No, U.S. smartphone costs aren't highest in the world

Sure, our phone bills are high, but so are everyone else's. We compare smartphone costs and plan rates for several countries around the globe.

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