I was invited down to the AT&T store in Huntington Beach to check out their new interactive store of the future. This is the second store of its kind in the Los Angeles market and it is the first store in LA that is a brand new store vs doing a remodel on an older… Continue reading The AT&T store of the future in Huntington Beach, CA
Picture it. You’re driving down the road singing along to Britney Spears and your phone blows up with notifications. Your best friend Sally texted you, someone liked the selfie you posted to Facebook and all of a sudden your breaking heavily to stop at the red light in front of you…As you try to come… Continue reading Are cell phones and social media killing drivers?
Round one of the epic battle between Apple and Samsung started last year. The patent war began when Apple accused Samsung of design and format function infringement. Apple claimed that Samsung infringed on patents for software features and as a result, the company was awarded over $1 billion in damages. However, round two is just… Continue reading Samsung bares its teeth and takes a bite out of Apple
The iPhone 5 is six months old. That isn’t stopping happy T-Mobile subscribers from lining up to get it as part of the T-Mobile’s bold new pricing and marketing plans. People were lining up outside of T-Mobile stores this morning across the country. The hype is what one would expect of the launch of a… Continue reading Lines at T-Mobile stores show Apple’s clout
Hindsight is 20/20, or so they say. This is important for Leap Wireless as it seems on the surface that their failure to sell a no-contract iPhone was a doomed concept from the start. Last year, the company became the first pay-as-you-go carrier to offer the Apple iPhone. Now, they’re on pace to sell half… Continue reading Leap Wireless shows the iPhone still can’t be popular for low income consumers
Knowing your data plan can mean the difference between a normal cell phone bill and a heart attack. 1 in 6 mobile phone customers have experienced some degree of bill shock. 50% of those were hit with charges of $50 or more. This infographic, provided by Xigo, explores the most insane cases of bill shock… Continue reading Tips to avoid international mobile expenses
In the competitive world of telecommunications, it’s often a matter of name recognition and trust that help people determine which service to use and which product to buy. The mobile arena is particularly top-heavy with Verizon and AT&T ranking #2 and #3 amongst the top US ad spenders behind Proctor & Gamble Co. At nearly… Continue reading Telecom companies spend billions on advertising
Verizon has had its share of foibles over the last few months over how their customers interact with their cellular plans. On June 28th, they debut their “Share Everything” plans which will allow up to 10 devices within a family to pull from a common pool of data coverage while enjoying unlimited minutes and messages.… Continue reading Verizon’s “Share Everything” plans make everything unlimited for up to 10 devices
The unraveling of the AT&T merger with T-Mobile was not entirely bad for the fourth largest mobile carrier in the US. They get $3 billion. It isn’t enough to keep them afloat for more than a year or two, but it does buy them time to find someone else. It gives them time to formulate… Continue reading Who will buy T-Mobile now?
In the world of public relations, you sometimes have to toot your own horn when others won’t. That seems to be the case with AT&T, a company that has been in need of more victories in light of poor customer relations and retention as well as a legal battle on their hands over the merger… Continue reading ATT wins the iPhone 4S battle according to ATT