| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Sprint has landed at the bottom of Consumer Reports' annual ranking of cellphone service providers, dropping from the No. 2 spot last year.
Sprint this year received "dismal marks" for value, voice, text and 4G reliability, according to the report,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Timed for the holidays, Amazon.com has begun letting users send each other Amazon Prime memberships as gifts.
Amazon Prime is a $79 service sold by the Seattle online retailer that gives members a number of benefits including free shipping on purchases....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Not wanting to miss out on the holiday shopping season, Motorola on Tuesday launched the Moto G in the U.S. two months earlier than it originally said it would.
The Moto G is the latest device by the Google-owned phone maker, and it starts at $179...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:48 AM
AT&T is making a move next week to attract customers who use smartphones that are not under a wireless service contract.
The carrier announced Thursday that starting Dec. 8, customers with off-contract smartphones can choose a "no annual service...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Amid growing concern about the hot-button issue of cellphone privacy, state regulators are considering whether California needs stronger protections.
At issue before the Public Utilities Commission is whether it's time to update the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:51 AM
A public-interest group filed a petition Wednesday with the Federal Communications Commission seeking a declaration that phone carriers are violating the Communications Act by sharing customers' call logs with third parties.
Public Knowledge, a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:22 PM
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said a deal has been reached between the agency and mobile carriers that will make smartphone unlocking legal.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the agreement will ensure customers are allowed to...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:01 AM
The iPhone 5s has been the top-selling smartphone at each of the four U.S. carriers since launching in September.
According to data compiled by Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, the Apple device has been the highest-selling phone for AT&T,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Sprint Nextel Corp. is reportedly working on a bid for T-Mobile in a deal that could combine the No. 3 and No. 4 wireless carriers.
Sprint could make a bid for its rival in the first half of next year, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:39 AM
AT&T said it will offer only its Mobile Share plan beginning Oct. 25, cutting out all other service options for new wireless customers.
The Texas-based carrier introduced its Mobile Share plan a year ago. Under the plan, customers have unlimited talk...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:16 PM
A patent issued this week may signal that Apple is getting closer to using a super-strong alloy to build its iPhone and other devices.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for "bulk amorphous alloy sheet forming processes" to Crucible...