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AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): Today, the company released a roadmap of their new campaign, complete with the details of key initiatives within their “It Can Wait” campaign. As a part of this release, AT&T has unveiled a video documenting the steps taken to put teen phone activity while behind the wheel in control of the parents. Here is how the software should work; Parents will be able to receive text messages alerting them to when the teens are attempting to make calls or send text messages. And it will also tell parents if any “excessive speeding” occurring, and it will plot the teen’s course on a map. They may be able to just remotely disable any and all phone functions, meaning sending and receiving texts and calls.
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Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) along with Virgin Mobile announced today that they will carry the Kyocera Rise, which is a slideout QWERTY keyboard phone that was first seen in May during CTIA 2012. Along with its four-row keyboard, the Rise runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The phone has a 3.5-inch LCD display, a 1,500mAh li-ion battery (which roughly translates to 8.5 hours of reported talk time), and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ): The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network should be available in 34 new markets, beginning tomorrow, and it will cover over three-quarters of the nation in all of its 371 markets. The carrier, who made the announcement today, added that its 4G LTE coverage will expand 38 existing markets tomorrow too. The newest rollout widens the gap even more between Verizon and its competitors in regards to 4G LTE, which is an increasingly important selling point while consumers start caring more about network speeds and the quickness with which they can browse the Internet, stream music, and download attachments and pictures on their smartphones. Verizon covers more markets than all other carriers together.
Vodafone Group plc (NASDAQ:VOD): Verizon Wireless, which is the joint venture between Vodafone and Verizon (NYSE: VZ.US), could be on the cusp of finally gaining regulatory approval of the blockbuster deals it made with a number of US cable companies late last year, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Level 3 Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:LVLT) announced that it signed a multi-year agreement with Time Warner Cable for the expansion of its national network. Additionally, the agreement includes the delivery of more core infrastructure services which will enhance the redundancy and reliability of the Time Warner Cable network.
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