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Verizon revealed TravelPass: charges $2 a day for international roaming

Staying connected while traveling outside the U.S. just got simpler. With TravelPassSM from Verizon, you can use your existing talk, messaging and data plan while traveling abroad for as little as $2 per day, per line*. That means no more roaming charges, calling cards or searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot. TravelPass deducts minutes, text and data from your existing domestic plan allowances…

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T-Mobile’s No.1 in Network Speed

T-mobile is the leading US telecom operator in terms of download speeds ahead of Verizon and AT&T in the first quarter of 2017. T-mobile is also leading in LTE availability – T-Mobile customers get an LTE signal more often than customers of other national providers. Verizon download speed dips and that put Verizon on third place, behind T-mobile and AT&T….

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Enterprise Survey 2017: Mobile Satisfaction and Churn for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Operators must work to improve small and medium-sized enterprises’ satisfaction with mobile services, which is generally low and is a significant driver of churn. Small and medium sized enterprises are less satisfied with their telecoms services than larger enterprises, according to new research from Analysys Mason. Customer satisfaction is more important than ever in saturated mobile markets, as operators try…

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Reject robocalls, spam and fraud calls on your phones

Robocalls generate millions of complaint calls each year to the FTC’s Do Not Call program and cost Americans hundreds of millions of dollars. Caller Name ID adds helpful contact details including names of people and businesses that are not saved to your contacts. It also identifies unwanted numbers and allows you to report them. Verizon Caller Name ID analyzes billions…

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The cost of U.S. cellular service is plunging

Americans are using their smartphones more than ever to stream videos, surf the web and browse social media sites. But telecommunications companies are losing their power to raise prices for using their networks, in part because the U.S. cellphone market is nearing saturation. That has kicked off a vicious price war among the four national wireless carriers, as WSJ say….

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Cost and network performance matter more to users than unlimited data

Network performance and monthly costs are far more important to U.S customers than unlimited data, according to fresh data from Jefferies. Unlimited data has become a crucial factor for network operators as growth has stalled, ratcheting up competition. Sprint and T-Mobile both introduced all-you-can-eat plans for all customers last August, and Verizon and AT&T followed suit earlier this year. A Jefferies survey…

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Enterprises get “pay-as-you-go” network capability with Hosted Network Services

 Government organizations and enterprises designing networks to support large-scale application deployments have a new option at their disposal. Instead of purchasing and installing proprietary hardware in their data center locations, they can now get enterprise-level network capability in a pay-as-you-go model from Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Verizon’s Hosted Network Services handles large network requirements – including the ability to deliver service chained…

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Do Businesses Really Want Telco Services Beyond Connectivity?

Telecom operators have lately been pushing to expand their service offerings to include value-added solutions for enterprise beyond just basic connectivity. Companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint have all thrown themselves into the creation and delivery of new services across the Internet of Things, data analytics, cloud services, and more. But new data from ABI Research indicates technology decision-makers in…

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Telecoms Overview in Top 100 Global Brands

The 2017 BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking and report has now been published by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown.  In its 12th year, this is the most comprehensive study into brand value, grounded in unique attitudinal data from over 3 million consumer interviews. The Top 100 brands increased in value by 8 percent year-on-year to now be…

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European Hosted IP Telephony And UCaaS Market Prepares To Stave Off Competition From Aggressive US Players

European telecom carriers’ initiatives to discontinue integrated services digital network (ISDN) services are driving carrier and customer migration to Internet protocol (IP) connectivity services. The move is also fuelling adoption of next-generation business communication solutions, such as hosted private branch exchange (PBX) and unified communications as a service (UCaaS). Increasing availability of compelling cloud communications offerings and expanding feature sets,…

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