FCC fines Sprint $1.2 million for 911 failure


Sprint finds itself on the receiving end of a fine levied by the FCC due to problems with the processing of 911 calls placed by people with hearing difficulties. According to the FCC, from March 2014 to September 2014 Sprint failed to properly handle calls made using the Captioned Telephone Service. That service is designed to provide closed captions for emergency calls. In addition to blocking calls from users trying to make use of the service, Sprint continued to collect a subsidy from the FCC that the company was supposed to be using to ensure the service was available. The FCC provides a subsidy to carriers so they do not have to bear the cost of providing this particular 911 service. Read more

Verizon adds Samsung’s Galaxy Tab E to its lineup


Today, Verizon added another tablet to its lineup as the holidays near. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab E, a low-end tablet with a large display, is now available to Verizon customers. Big Red proclaims that Galaxy Tab E as a “family tablet” that offers “portable entertainment in a practical design.” The Multi-User Mode is really emphasized with this tablet as it allows different people to have a unique profile with their own wallpapers, apps, and passwords stored separately. And the Galaxy Tab E also has Kids Mode to ensure that parents know exactly what their children are up to.

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The CDMA network variant of the Nextbit Robin is now supported by Sprint


As mentioned last week, Nexbit was exploring Robin support for both Verizon and Sprint as the Robin was originally made for GSM networks only. In response, Nextbit quickly confirmed that a Verizon version was coming, without mentioning its plans for Sprint. Today however, Nextbit finally added Sprint support for the Robin, making it compatible with all four major U.S carriers Read more

[Deal] For the next twelve hours you can pick up a Verizon-branded Galaxy Tab S 10.5 for just $359.99


If you’re in the market for a new tablet, you may want to check out the deal eBay is holding on the Verizon-branded LTE model of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The slate is available to purchase for $359.99, which is a whopping $90 off the standard price of $449.99. However, the promotion is only live for the next twelve hours — so if you want to get in on the money-saving action, you better act fast.

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An unfazed lizard, JJ Watt, and a French scuba diver show what a better network means for Verizon


In many parts of the United States, Verizon is the best network. The carrier’s network is large and fast, two qualities that are the most important in the wireless industry. But it seems that people are unaware of what a better network means. So Big Red put together a ton of ads, all of which are currently airing on television (with great frequency during NFL games), to show that being better matters.

Verizon called upon an unfazed lizard, JJ Watt, a French Scuba diver, and many other people and things to prove its point.

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