The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun sending letters of inquiry to major wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as to cable giant Comcast, essentially asking each business entity for further information about their respective streaming services. This was revealed by none other than the chairman of the FCC himself, Tom Wheeler, during a recent press conference held this week. The three companies are to send back their official replies by January 15th of next year.
It appears that the Big Red is taking after its biggest rival AT&T. Indeed, the biggest wireless carrier in the United States is actually planning to start offering sponsored data by early next year. As reported by Re/code, the sponsored data being offered by Verizon Wireless will not affect the data allotments of its subscribers.
Attention, mobile users who like to make international calls -- here is some additional good news for you. TextNow Wireless, a cloud focused mobile services provider, has just announced that it will be adding new worldwide voice call features, as well as a new way for its customers to earn bill credits.
Unlimited data plans may no longer be an option from AT&T, but the wireless carrier is introducing a brand new feature that allows mobile users, especially those availing of tiered data, to earn extra data every month. The new feature is called Data Perks, and it is designed to give AT&T subscribers free bonus megabytes of data in exchange for completing offers from the wireless carrier’s partners.
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