Why carriers keep your data longer

Your wireless carrier knows where you are as you read this on your phone — otherwise, it couldn’t connect your phone in the first place. But your wireless carrier also has a memory. It knows where

The 5G wireless revolution will come, if your city council doesn’t block it first

The excitement around 5G is palpable at the Brooklyn 5G Summit this week, and for good reason. Once the province of academic engineers, there is increasingly a consensus emerging among technology lead

Verizon Wireless To Hit 400 LTE Market Goal Ahead Of Schedule, Says CTO Nicola Palmer

It's been less than two years since Verizon first lit up its 4G LTE network, and there's little question that it's been growing at a quick clip. To wit, Verizon Wireless CTO Nicola Palmer at MobileCON

After Nearly 9 Months, Verizon Wireless Now Shows ESRB Ratings In Its App Store

You would think that implementing a parent-friendly app rating system that was blessed by both a video game watchdog group and a major wireless trade association would be the kind of thing that deserv

CTIA And ESRB Debut App Rating System, No Buy-In From Google Or Apple

The CTIA and ESRB pulled back the curtains on their new mobile app rating system today, and it looks like with the help of their six founding partners, app ratings could soon grace a smartphone near y

CTIA And ESRB To Unveil New Mobile App Rating System

Here's something I'm sure no one expected to see today: the CTIA Wireless Trade Association has just issued a release stating that they have struck a partnership with the Entertainment Software Rating

CTIA’s New Alert Guidelines Could Mean The End Of “Bill Shock”

Obscenely high phone bills have a habit of coming from out of the blue, but that could all change in coming months. According to<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/17/us-usa-wireless-bills

MagicJack Femtocell delayed, but still coming this year

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/magicjack.jpg" />You may remember at CES this year we had a chance to <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/01/09/hands-on-with-the

ITU approves standard for universal phone charger

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), aka the telecomm branch of the United Nations, has recently approved a standard for a universal phone charger. The standard is based on the GSM Associa

CTIA supports Micro-USB and 3.5mm for (future) industry-wide adoption

As anyone who follows the mobile space knows, the CTIA, aka the International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry, is holding its annual conference this week in San Diego. Besides

K: Y'all sent 740 billion text messages in the first half of 2009

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/txtmsgs.jpg" />So CTIA does this little survey twice a year just to measure how well (or poor) the wireless industry is doing. The result

CTIA joins GSMA in support of a "Universal Charging Solution" for mobile phones

Earlier today, CTIA-The Wireless Association announced its support for the “Universal Charging Solution” (UCS) for mobile phones (developed by the Open Mobile Terminal Platform industry st

Yahoo oneConnect connects all

Today at CTIA Yahoo announced oneConnect for the Apple iPhone. The stand-alone app aims to aggregate all your social networks into one place. Naturally, all your favorites are included: Facebook, YouT

Yahoo oneConnect connects all

Today at CTIA Yahoo announced oneConnect for the Apple iPhone. The stand-alone app aims to aggregate all your social networks into one place. Naturally, all your favorites are included: Facebook, YouT

Surface coming to AT&T gets a date: April 17

Earlier this year at CES I got to spend some time with Microsoft’s Surface device, and I was impressed by what they’re doing. I’ll admit I went in with the attitude of “oh, tou

CTIA 2008: Samsung demos Second Life client for cellphones; common decency gives up

I have a friend who’s obsessed with Second Life. She doesn’t play it much, but she’s in love with the idea. And she’s in the market for a new cellphone. Perhaps I shouldn&#8217

Nexis search reveals little interest in Sprint Instinct compared to iPhone

Hi-res version of ‘iphone’ results Sprint’s Instinct is supposed to be one of the better iPhone pretenders. Biggs lauded its user interface while simultaneously panning other n&#8217

Sprint collects CTIA launch phones in convenient Webpage for your viewing pleasure

Sprint launched a handful of new phones today at CTIA, and they were thoughtful enough to make a summary page including all of the phones and devices in one spot with specs, press releases, images, an

Fun at Vantrix’s Booth in Las Vegas

If you are attending this year’s CTIA Wireless convention is Las Vegas this week, you may want to stop at booth #6935 and have a visit with Vantrix. The Weather Channel Interactive and Vantrix are h

Cell Carriers Fight FCC over Backup Power

Past disasters like Hurricane Katrina knocked out wireless communications and impacted emergency crews and victims when they needed to talk. To avoid similar losses of communications in the future, th
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