Author Archives: John Oldshue

About John Oldshue

John Oldshue is the creator of SaveOnPhone.com. He worked for over 15 years in television and won an Emmy award for his reporting. He covers long distance and cell phone topics for SaveOnPhone.

Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—December 11, 2017

Budget Smartphones Are About To Get Better And Cheaper With Android Oreo Go Whereas Apple can develop iOS knowing exactly the hardware on which it will run, Google has to build Android unsure if the software will operate on a … Continue reading

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Smartphone Trends Expected in 2018

The holidays are here, and a 2018 is approaching. With a new year comes new technology, and we have compiled some of the most exciting smartphone trends to look for in 2018. Even Better Health Apps Many people are already … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—December 4, 2017

US Supreme Court Looks into Cell Phone Tracking Our mobile phones are troves of personal, private information, and the US Supreme Court weighed on Thursday how easily police should be able to get it. In a case seen as a landmark for … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—November 27, 2017

Smartphones Sales Break All Records on Black Friday Smartphone transactions hit a record high in the US on Black Friday as shoppers thronged retail stores as well as went online to celebrate. According to Adobe Digital Insights mobile transactions were “hitting record highs”. … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—November 20, 2017

Smartphones a Likely Culprit in the Recent Decline in Teen Mental Health In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—November 13, 2017

US Smartphone Shipments Dip in Third Quarter Smartphone shipments in the US dipped 2% year-over-year (YoY) in Q3 2017 to 39.5 million units, down from 6% YoY growth and 40 million units in the year-ago quarter, according to Strategy Analytics. … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—November 6, 2017

Long Lines are Back at Apple Retail Stores for the iPhone X Long lines formed outside Apple stores around the world, a sign of strong demand from consumers waiting for the company’s 10th anniversary iPhone X. Beginning Thursday night locally, crowds … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—October 31, 2017

SoftBank Calling Off Talks To Merge Sprint, T-Mobile SoftBank Group plans to break off negotiations toward a merger between subsidiary Sprint and T-Mobile US amid a failure to come to terms on ownership of the combined entity, dashing the Japanese … Continue reading

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AT&T and Google Deliver Cell Service to Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans have struggled to get cell phone service since Hurricane Maria knocked out power to the island on September 16. To restore service to Puerto Rico, Google’s parent company Alphabet has sent its “Project Loon” balloons to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—October 23, 2017

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody’s Counting In more than half of 2015 fatal crashes, motorists were simply going straight down the road-no crossing traffic, rainstorms, or blowouts. Meanwhile, drivers involved in accidents increasingly mowed down things smaller than a … Continue reading

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