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AT&T settles with gov't, states; agrees to pay $105M for bogus 'cramming' charges

...to the Federal Communications Commission.FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the settlement should serve as notice to wireless carriers that unauthorized charges on phone bills will not be tolerated.The third-party fees were listed on wireless bills...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-08/att-settles-govt-states-ag
Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day

...until October. Phones will still be available Friday on a walk-in basis at Apple retail stores and from various wireless carriers and authorized Apple resellers.Apple's website had intermittent outages last Friday because of heavy traffic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-15/apple-record-4m-orders-iph
Biz Bits

...Apple said. Phones will still be available Friday on a walk-in basis at Apple retail stores and from various wireless carriers and authorized Apple resellers.Apple's Web site had intermittent outages Friday because of heavy traffic as orders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-15/biz-bits
Apple unveils watch, larger iPhone

...With Android, many recent phones can't be upgraded right away because of restrictions placed by manufacturers and wireless carriers. Among other things, iOS 8 will let devices work better in sync. For instance, it'll be possible to start a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-09/apple-unveils-watch-larger
Softbank replaces longtime Sprint boss Dan Hesse after dropping T-Mobile takeover bid

...regulators who want to preserve competition among wireless carriers, and Wall Street analysts saw little chance of the...prospect of a continued battle among four national wireless carriers brought down Verizon's stock by 1.3 percent and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-06/softbank-replaces-longtime
There are options to consider when phone contracts end

...better deal on phones?Although this isn't an option for me, it's an important consideration for others as wireless carriers encourage you to pay full price, spread over several months under installment plans. In doing so, you forgo about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-08-24/there-are-options-consider-when-pho
Faster 4G network on its way

...is expanding its faster 4G network to Augusta and Aiken was part of a flurry of similar announcements this week by wireless carriers as they seek to capture more wireless and mobile customers.Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile all said they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-01-07/faster-4g-network-its-way
Metro
When will wireless number become portable?

...keep our numbers when we switch wireless carriers? A. If the Federal Communications...way, beginning on Nov. 24, wireless carriers will have to make it possible...important issues, especially since wireless carriers are allowed to bill consumers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/22/fin_379142.shtml
Finance
Augusta startups forge ahead despite U.S. entrepreneurial decline

...Mckerchie knew he had a decision to make. Amid rising mobile device and repair costs, new influx of competitors and wireless carriers offering customers attractive upgrade plans, the entrepreneur needed to find something to supplement his income...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-07/augusta-sta
Prepaid cell phone plans might save

...save money on wireless bills, according to International Data Corp. Of 4.2 million new retail subscribers at top wireless carriers in the United States during the fourth quarter of 2009, 65 percent were prepaid users.Big-name carriers often...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/latina-emerson/2010-03-22/prepaid