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In world of mounting fees, some stand out

...to activate."While $40 for a new phone line might seem affordable, if you're moving a family of four or more to a new carrier, costs quickly add up," the site notes. "To open an account with four new devices and lines of service will cost you an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-24/world-mounting-fees-some-s
What to Bring to College: The Smart (and Frugal) College Checklist

...for a very reasonable price as well as extremely cheap data and voice plans that are often the same service offered by other carriers with the Ting name tacked on. Parents can take on the bills for this, of course, but it's easy for an independent phone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2015-05-24/what-brin
For AT&T, telephone only part of service

...beyond phones for growth, but none has been as aggressive as AT&T, the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier. No. 1 carrier Verizon recently announced a $4.4 billion bid to buy AOL for its advertising and video services, but AT...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-23/att-diversifies-its-offeri
Curves and 'self-healing' offered in super-premium phones

...capacity is slightly higher than the regular S6's, but the extra price you pay is mostly for a better look.Depending on the carrier, the Edge costs $700 to $815 in the U.S. without a contract. By contrast, the regular S6 costs $600 to $685. LG...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-23/curves-and-self-healing-of
Google wireless phone service challenges major carriers

...offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices...only one gigabyte was used in a month.Most wireless phone carriers allow their customers to roll over unused data into another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-22/google-wireless-phone-serv
CEOs of top US airlines unite to criticize Mideast rivals

...big and fast-growing Middle Eastern carriers have stayed afloat by receiving more...of 9/11 against the Middle Eastern carriers; Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker...are making record profits against Gulf carriers rich enough to place huge orders for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-15/ceos-top-us-airlines-unite
Confident Delta CEO predicts fewer flight delays this summer

...partnerships with other international carriers and improving the onboard experience...cancellation in its mainline fleet; other carriers only had a handful."We're ready...billion gallons of fuel a year.The carrier did forfeit some of those savings because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-15/confident-delta-ceo-predic
Shopgirl: Verizon could grow into a digital goliath

...Through this move, Verizon would have the capability to not just be the road that data travels on, but to be a producer and carrier of digital content and live feeds.The deal isn't finalized yet, and it's possible that some of the media arm of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-05-14/shopgirl-verizon-could-grow-digital
Rants & Raves

...can be proud. RANT TO THE POSTAL Ser vice (or maybe just our local carrier): You asked us to leave nonperishable groceries by our mailbox to be picked up by the mail carrier and donated to the local food bank. You even supplied the plastic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-15/rants-raves
Bill Kirby: Augusta on most diverse cities list

...passes along a postcard from Corpus Christi, Texas, which shows the USS Lexington.(Most people don't know the aircraft carrier is in Corpus Christi, John says.)TODAY'S JOKE: Here's one shared by Charlie Williams.It seems a boy was taking care...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-14/bill-kirby-augusta-most-diver