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FCC might make carriers say how well they performed in disasters

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission may seek to make carriers reveal how well their networks withstood major natural disasters so that consumers can compare rival providers.


Sandy slams mobile, wired and cable networks as far west as Michigan

Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy knocked out mobile, phone and cable service in many parts of the eastern U.S. on Monday, with about one in four cell sites affected in the hardest-hit band of the country between Virginia and Massachusetts, according to an FCC estimate.


Sprint hits delays in LTE rollout

Sprint Nextel's deployment of its ambitious Network Vision infrastructure, which includes the gradual rollout of 4G LTE technology, is about three months behind schedule due to several factors, the company said during its financial results call on Thursday.


Review: The LG Optimus G

The LG Optimus G has beefy specs and a vibrant display, but poor call quality and other quirks keep it from being the best phone around.


Report: Softbank deal to buy 70 percent stake in Sprint to be announced Monday

Softbank will acquire a 70 percent stake in Sprint Nextel, with the boards of both companies agreeing to the deal, which will be announced Monday, according to CNBC.


Sprint launches $3 per month vanity phone number feature

Sprint says it will be the first major U.S. carrier to offer StarStar Me, a new service from a company called Zoove that lets you create a personalized 5-to-9 digit number preceded by two '*' symbols.


Virgin Mobile's password security rapped by researchers

Millions of subscribers to Virgin Mobile USA, the pay-as-you-go arm of Sprint in the United States, may be at risk to hacker attack due to its weak password scheme for accessing their online accounts, according to security researchers.


Nokia Lumia 920 announced, but when will it ship?

Nokia aims to ship its newest smartphone on November 2 with AT&T, but the date isn't solid and it's not clear when other carriers will have it.


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Kyocera Rise Review: A Budget Android Phone Ideal for Smartphone Rookies

The Kyocera Rise is a great starter smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard, but more-experienced smartphone users will be left wanting more.