AT&T will throw in a Samsung Smart TV with Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge orders

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As if the excitement surrounding the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones is not enough to help drive sales, AT&T is offering to throw a new television set in the mix subject to certain requirements. The TV is a Samsung 48-inch LED model that normally retails for $450. To take advantage of this deal, consumers have to buy one of Samsung’s new flagship smartphones using an AT&T Next plan and activate a new AT&T line or new DIRECTV service.

Vodafone slammed by complaints during fourth quarter of 2015

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In the U.K., wireless carrier Vodafone saw an already troubled public image tumble even further if the number of complaints filed with watchdog agency Ofcom is an indication. According to Ofcom, during the final quarter of 2015 pay-monthly subscribers filed 32 complaints for every 100,000 customers. That may not seem like many, but it is more than double the figure for the same period in 2014 and is much higher than other carriers.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions loses customer data to hackers

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In a strange twist of fate, Verizon Enterprise Solutions finds itself the victim of a data breach that has exposed 1.5 million customer accounts to hackers. Normally Verizon Enterprise is leading the way in helping businesses, many on the Fortune 500 list, avoid this kind of situation, so finding themselves victims is particularly painful.

Uh oh: Netflix has been throttling Verizon and AT&T video behind the scenes

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The debate about T-Mobile’s Binge On, net neutrality, and data caps only gets more exciting as time goes in, especially now that Netflix has admitted that they’ve been throttling video streams to customers on Verizon and AT&T’s network. It’s been doing this for the past five years to save data for customers, since both of those carriers have heavy-handed data caps.