NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel plans to create a new mobile advertising policy to reassure customers that they have control over whether or not they receive ads on their cellphone, in an effort to improve consumer trust in wireless service providers.
Sprint Nextel plans to create a new mobile advertising policy to reassure customers that they have control over whether or not they receive ads on their cellphone, in an effort to improve consumer trust ...
By Stone Fox Capital:As previously mentioned, Sprint Nextel Corp (S) continues an impressive comeback that has seen the number three domestic wireless provider reclaim its position as a force in the domestic markets. Unfortunately though, the Q3 2012 earnings report showed a surprising lack of iPhone activation growth.
Japanese telecom giant SoftBank owns a controlling share of Sprint and has made no attempt to hide its desire to acquire T-Mobile USA and merge the two companies into one. It’s a plan that makes sense from a business point of view, but could be a disaster for consumers.
The debate on net neutrality has surfaced yet again, with proponents and opponents going back and forth on whether it is fair for wireless companies to exclude services such as music streaming from being counted against data caps for subscribers. The debate is majorly fueled by the fact that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is due to announce net neutrality rules on February 26.
Canada’s telecom regulator introduced a set of rules Monday that it says will allow consumers to get out of their cellphone contracts after two years without cancellation fees even if they signed on to a longer term.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission published the final version of a national code of conduct for wireless carriers that seemed aimed at addressing the ire consumers have over three-year contracts common in Canada.
By Conor Dougherty Now you can Google a phone call. On Wednesday, Google unveiled its long-awaited phone service, called Project Fi, putting the search giant in competition with Verizon, AT&T and other wireless service providers. In addition to new turf, the service is an attempt to blend several communication tools and the multiplying ways of calling people - cellular calls, online calls like those offered by Skype - into a single phone number and service. For now, Project Fi could be considered an experiment.