AT&T launches new international messaging plans

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AT&T announced new messaging plans that support international users. If you’re a big traveler, the benefits of paying for one of these monthly plans is the considerable savings. Previously, to send a single text message from one country to another, AT&T charged $0.50. If it included multimedia, it was a whole $1.30 – not cost-effective.…

Mobilicity slashes U.S. data roaming rates to $1.50/MB

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Canadian carrier Mobilicity has just announced that they’ve cut data roaming rates to the U.S. by 70%. Now you only pay $1.50 per MB of data. By comparison, Wind Mobile is charging $0.10/25 KB, which works out to $4.00/MB, while Rogers takes $6.00/MB. Even with a $50 travel pack (which Rogers requires you to keep for…

EU Aiming to Reduce Voice Roaming Fee Cap by 40%

Anonymous sources within the European Commission say that within the next couple of weeks, they’ll be pushing to lower the pricing cap on voice, data, and texting charges while roaming within the European Union. This is a cause the EU has been championing for years, and though there has been significant progress last year when…

Libyan rebels get back mobile networks

Libyan rebels hijack mobile network

In a bit of badass news of the week, it appears that the Libyan rebels have been able to get back some of the nation’s mobile network by hijacking equipment and using improvised methods. As you know, Libya is in the midst of turmoil and a semi-Civil War and the government has turned off the…

Boost Mobile boosts international calling options

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Boost Mobile is making a stronger case for itself by boosting its international calling options. As you may or may not know, the company already offers unlimited talk, text, push-to-talk and mobile web for $50 a month and it has an International Connect option for an extra $10 a month. It has added a few…

European Union caps mobile data roaming charges

I love the stars and stripes but sometimes I wish our wireless industry had the sanity of the mobile operators in the European Union. Today, for instance, new rules implemented by the EU place a cap on mobile data roaming charges ensuring customers won’t be hit with a huge bill without warning. The new rules…

Microsoft gives more details on Windows Phone Starter Edition

During an interview with ZDNet, Microsoft gave some more details about Windows Phone Starter Edition and it could be a good choice for handset vendors targeting emerging markets. In the wake of the gorgeous-looking Windows 7 Phone Series, Microsoft still has a fairly usable mobile operating system with Windows Mobile 6.5. Windows Phone Starter Edition will take…

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