| Apr 5, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Dare we hope that Friday’s jobs report will show the backside of high unemployment? New government data Thursday showing jobless claims falling to a new four-year low suggest the dark days for American workers may be abating.
It may be too early to...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:08 AM
The largest wireless carriers are banding together with regulators and law enforcment officials to launch an effort to make stolen cellphones and other mobile devices as useless as an empty wallet.
The goal is to cut down on increasing thefts of...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 6:17 AM
Floridians love their smartphones, as evidenced by the long lines that form in major cities across the state of the every time Apple releases a new iPhone.
And thieves love those expensive devices too, which is why the Federal Communications Commission...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Thinking of upgrading your phone with Verizon? Better do it fast.
On April 22, Verizon Wireless will institute a $30 upgrade fee for existing customers who purchase new phones with a two-year contract.
"This fee will help us continue to provide...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Any Florida resident who wants to upgrade to a new phone following the end of an existing two-year contract may be in store for a costly upgrade. Think $30 or more.
That’s because Verizon Wireless, one of the last major carriers in the state that...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 2:04 PM
It seems like banks aren't the only ones trying to rustle up a few extras dollars via "convenience fees" — Verizon Wireless announced that starting January 15, they will begin charging a $2 convenience fee on all one-time bill payments made online...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 12:58 PM
Verizon Wireless has reversed its decision to charge a $2 fee for one-time telephone and online bill payments after a storm of criticism from consumers and the U.S. communications regulator.
The biggest U.S. wireless operator retracted its decision on...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:37 PM
Twenty-four hours. That's how long it took for Verizon Wireless to get the message.
The carrier said Friday that it was scrapping a $2 charge for one-time online or telephone bill payments. The announcement of the new fee, made a day earlier, had sparked...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Baltimore's Millennial Media Inc., one of the dominant companies in the rapidly growing field of mobile advertising, plans to raise $75 million in a public stock offering — money it will use to expand its operations overseas and go head-to-head...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 2:54 AM
Better keep a keen eye on your iGadgets.
Jose J. Saavedra and Nelson Santos were hired to help passengers at the terminal at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers.
But it appears they may have been helping themselves to passenger's...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 7:57 AM
South Florida remains a hot spot for cell phone users and major cell phone carriers continue to invest in the networks they have here, including AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
For instance, last month AT&T added service capacity to 26 sites in Broward...