AT&T Reduces Return Policy and 4 Telecom Titans Attracting Interest
AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) had a generous return policy, under which customers were given 30 days to try their new purchase to decide if it fits them. If they decided it did not, they had the ability to return the device, along with canceling their service, with no penalties. According to Phone Scoop, this concept is not longer being used as AT&T released an email stating that the 30-day return policy window was lowered to 14 days. Customers returning a phone after 14 days are to be required to pay an early termination fee. Meaning that customers will be responsible for paying the rest of their two-year contract if they return a device after 14 days.
Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) launched an innovative new service that has the ability to simplify long, difficult phone numbers by the use of simple names. The service has been named StarStar Me, and it uses the * character on telephones to activate special features through “star codes” like *69 to return the most recent call. StarStar Me makes it possible to press the star key twice followed by a name to be connected to that person, it will be available whether or not you use Sprint, callers can also use Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T subscribers.
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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) improved its “Enterprise Mobility as a Service” by offering an upgraded support network for mobile devices, and the company’s network currently includes new access options, support for numerous applications and is able to be used on smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The rollout is to include “Secure Workspace” via the implementation of Divide by Enterproid for separation and security of corporate data on business and personal mobile devices through a firewall. The software’s mobile device management also has been extended to smartphones and tablets, so they are able to be wiped, locked, and controlled remotely by an administrator.
Vodafone Group plc (NASDAQ:VOD): Vodafone India posted a growth of about 50 percent regarding the amount of 3G subscribers in West Bengal year over year. Saurav Mukherjee,business head of Kolkata and West Bengal, stated that Vodafone 3G connections currently make up four percent of the 15.5 million customers in the region.
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR) made an announcement that customers in select markets will have the ability to enjoy mobile voice and data services encompassing numerous AT&T (NYSE:T) smartphones along with access to AT&T’s mobile broadband network.
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