Posts tagged with: Roaming
  • by |

    A smartphone's connectivity is its lifeblood, and without access to voice, text, and most importantly data services, a handset's value quickly starts taking a nosedive. And while we accept the face that we're going to have to pay up for access to that kind of connectivity, no one likes getting his with chargers well in excess of what they were expecting. That's why we were so excited last fall to hear about a big decision the European Parliament made in regards to roaming fees, looking to put an end to them altogether by mid-2017. While that's still a ways off, we're just about to cross an ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    The planet's tectonic plates have taken a large share of the world's attention this week and mobile technology-related firms have had to respond to these events. Japan Major earthquakes struck the southern Japanese island of Kyushu on Thursday and Saturday, just north of the city of Kumamoto. As of this post, rescue missions are continuing and growing in difficulty as time passes. But the business impacts of this tremor may make impact some 5,700 miles away in Cupertino. It comes to Apple's major CMOS imaging sensor provider, Sony, which shut down its Kumamoto plant on Friday and has kept ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Globetrotters aren't just tall, athletic people with fancy finesse in twirling basketballs. They're people who travel across the earth for whatever reason, be it for pleasure or for work. T-Mobile has made multiple moves to support these kinds of people while Sprint has trailed behind the Un-carrier with its own free global roaming amenity. It's not much of an amenity, though, as it limits speeds in 60 countries down to 2G speeds or 64kbps. Well, make that 61. From Pinar del Rio to Baracoa, Cuba is now all yours to sprint across if you're on Sprint. CEO Marcelo Claure announced the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    If you've never been surprised by a $690 roaming bill like I did once, trust me, you don't want to know what it's like. We can't denny that the ability for cell phones to roam and work in other countries was the stuff of dreams a few decades ago, but that's until people began seeing the crazy bills for phone calls, text messages and data. T-Mobile has fixed some of that for people in the United States traveling to Canada or Mexico, but the European Parliament just took things a longer step further. The European Parliament just passed a law that abolishes phone, text and even data roaming ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    If you are based in Europe, chances are that you often find yourself in another country, while your phone picks up a foreign carrier's signal, and roams. While international roaming costs are still high enough, the European Commission is trying to further lower rates, until, eventually, these will be completely cleared. Starting July 1, European international roaming costs will drop more than 50% from last summer. Data is getting the biggest cut, one of 55.5%, from 45 cents per MB to 20 cents per MB. A text message will cost 6 cents instead of 8, while for receiving a call you'll pay 5 ...

    Share
    Read On
Mobile Version