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The best smartphones you can buy right now

Looking for an upgrade? These are the best smartphones you can currently buy, by carrier.

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Verizon to close mobile video service in favor of Viewdini search app

The Verizon Video service delivered streaming video for money, while Viewdini just helps customers find content

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AT&T adds six more LTE cities

AT&T said Monday it has upped its LTE wireless network reach to 109 markets, by adding six cities in Puerto Rico as well as Albuquerque, N.M., Reading, Pa., and Salt Lake City

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Netflix rival Redbox Instant will cost $6 at debut next month

Verizon and Redbox have teamed to challenge Netflix, and their Redbox Instant is being tested and should be available soon.

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AT&T still at bottom of Consumer Reports rankings, but boasts best 4G network

In the annual rankings of major U.S. cellphone carriers, Verizon Wireless retained the top spot while AT&T once again brought up the rear. But AT&T can at least note that its 4G LTE network was the top-ranked among carriers.

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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.

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HTC Droid DNA review: Stellar screen, bad battery life

The HTC Droid DNA boasts an impressive screen but suffers from bad battery life.

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Verizon will throttle repeat offenders in anti-piracy effort

Verizon customers suspected of copyright infringement will be warned, then their access slowed, in the ISP's plan under the Copyright Alert System. Other ISPs are starting to reveal their plans to alert and possibly prosecute offenders.

Verizon says fixing Sandy's damage to wired services may take weeks

Consumers in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy may not get wired phone, Internet and video service back for as long as two weeks, Verizon Communications warned, while the FCC reported continued slow progress by carriers in restoring mobile coverage.

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.

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