Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 coming to Canada on June 30


The Idol 3, which we reviewed last month, will be available in a new market later this month. On June 30, Alcatel OneTouch will begin selling its flagship phone in Canada. The carriers in Canada offering the Idol 3 to customers are Bell, TELUS, and Videotron. A specific release date and pricing for each carrier has yet to be clarified.

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FCC proposes $100 million fine of AT&T


The FCC announced today a proposed $100 million fine of AT&T over allegations the carrier was improperly throttling data speeds for unlimited plan customers and in particular that the company failed to adequately disclose the throttling consumers may face. The plans in question were offered between 2007 and 2010 by AT&T. Although the carrier no longer offers unlimited data plans, subscribers who had such a plan could continue to renew them. The FCC contends AT&T falsely labeled plans subject to the company’s maximum bit rate policy as unlimited and failed to adequately inform customers of the maximum speeds they would have available. Read more

Verizon launches the Sony Xperia Z4v as an exclusive this summer


There must be a multi-device agreement between Verizon and Sony because the carrier has received another exclusive device. The two worked together late last year on the Xperia Z3v and today Verizon introduced the Xperia Z4v. The device is very similar to the global Xperia Z4; however, the Xperia Z4v has some very noticeable changes. The display, while remaining the same size, has seen its resolution increase and the size of the battery has been altered to compensate for the display. Sony also included special charging technology just for Verizon’s Xperia Z4v.

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