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2014-06-15 05:38:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Employees working on behalf of a third-party smartphone-unlocking company were able to access the personal information of some AT&T mobile service customers, the telecommunications firm confirmed late last week. According to Martyn Williams of IDG News Service, an unknown number of AT&T Mobility subscribers were affected by the breach, which took place between April 9 and April 21 of this year. The information that might...

2014-05-27 08:32:38

VANCOUVER, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Roam Mobility and NCIX announced a new retail partnership. Roam Mobility's roaming phones and SIM cards for Canadian travellers can now be purchased in NCIX stores across BC and Ontario and online at www.ncix.com. Products available through NCIX include the 'Breeze,' an unlocked, QWERTY keyboard phone with SIM card included (CDN$49.95), and repluggable standard/micro and nano SIM cards that work with any unlocked GSM phone (CDN$19.95)....

2014-05-13 08:37:45

Canadian businesses that travel to the US can now purchase Roam Mobility's SIM cards and unlocked travel phones at Staples store locations across Canada. VANCOUVER, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Roam Mobility announced all Staples locations across Canada, and their online store at Staples.ca, will carry roaming replacement products. This will help reduce the phone bill for the millions of Canadians who travel in the US. With over 100,000 customers, Roam Mobility is the leader...

New FCC Chairman: Revamp Unlocking Policy Or We’ll Regulate It For You
2013-11-15 17:57:03

Bryan Carpender for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online There’s a new sheriff in town and he’s showing wireless carriers some tough love. Newly minted chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Tom Wheeler is wasting no time getting to work. His first order of business was to urge mobile operators to agree to several reforms around policies pertaining to the hot-button issue of unlocking devices. The simple act of unlocking a cellphone became illegal last year...

2013-07-03 23:21:38

3 Mobile Phone Deals Launches Exclusive Discounts On 3 Packages In The UK (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Saving money on mobile phones is a difficult balancing act, as pressure is at its highest to secure the best handset with the most advanced features. Whether the Galaxy S3, iPhone 5 or Google Nexus 7, consumers want to make the most of the handset and often don’t want to pay anything for it above their monthly package cost. 3 offer some of the most competitive data and usage packages of any...

T-Mobile No-Contract Ads Under Fire By Washington Attorney General
2013-04-26 09:53:05

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online T-Mobile needed something huge to match the enormity of finally being able to offer the iPhone to their customers. They were, after all, the last of the large American carriers to support Apple´s smartphone nearly five years after its debut. T-Mobile decided to brand themselves as the “UNcarrier,” offering service plans to customers sans contracts. Now, however, Washington State's Attorney General feels the...

2013-04-24 23:01:09

Consumers who have been refused contract mobile phones because of a poor credit rating are now entitled to a 100% guaranteed pass with no credit checks regardless of a bad credit history, thanks to Phones Limited partnering with the brand new network, Shebang. (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 Phones Limited, has teamed up with Shebang, a brand new MVNO, to offer contract mobile phones without any credit checks for those with bad credit ratings. Tough economic times have led to many previously good...

Obama Agrees With Petitioners: Cell Phone Unlocking Should Be Legal
2013-03-04 16:20:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last October, the Library of Congress ruled that it should be illegal for the public to unlock their cell phones, making it impossible for them to hop from one carrier to another and even use their phones overseas as they once had. This law went into effect in late January, but not without stirring up the ire of many unlocking advocates. As is the new custom, these people started a petition online to send to President Obama...

Congress Makes It Illegal To Unlock Smartphones
2013-01-25 12:54:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Owning a smartphone is great fun, but owning an unlocked smartphone is even better. Without ties to a specific carrier, users can take their devices overseas and have their choice of service providers. When at home in the States, these users can walk tall, knowing that no carrier has absolute control over their device. And while they may never have cause to exercise the right to leave a carrier, it´s always nice knowing the...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).