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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—June 19, 2017

Mobile Roaming ChargesScrapped Across EU As of June 15, mobile roaming charges across the EU will be abolished, meaning it will be illegal to charge people more to use their phones in one EU country than another. It’s great news … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—June 12, 2017

Privacy Rights For Cellphone Users In The US Will Be Tested In A New Supreme Court Case Slowly but surely, the Supreme Court is beginning to shape constitutional protections for a digital age. This week, the high court agreed to … Continue reading

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New Microsoft Phone May Have Pen and Projector

While Android and Apple devices dominate the mobile phone market, Microsoft may be reentering the fray. While Microsoft has not released a new mobile device in over a year, rumors indicate the company may still be working on a new Surface … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—June 5, 2017

Judy Malware: 36 Million Android Smartphones Could Be Infected Security researchers have discovered Android malware that may have infected up to 36.5 million users. Dubbed ‘Judy’, the malware was found on over 40 apps, many of which were available to … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—May 30, 2017

Apple and Samsung Stumble as Smartphone Market Soars Apple and Samsung might be the world’s most popular smartphone makers, but their slices of the market share are on the decline. Samsung was the world’s top smartphone maker in the first … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—May 22, 2017

Feds Use Anti-Terror Tool to Hunt the Undocumented Federal investigators are using a cellphone snooping device designed for counter-terrorism to hunt undocumented immigrants amid President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown, according to federal court records obtained by The Detroit News. An … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—May 15, 2017

Sprint, SoftBank Said in Informal Deal Talks With T-Mobile Sprint has started preliminary conversations to merge with T-Mobile US, the latest attempt to consolidate in a market watched closely by U.S. regulators, according to people familiar with the matter. Executives … Continue reading

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Comcast and Charter to Offer Wireless Service

Charter and Comcast have joined forces to provide wireless services to their customers. While each company will offer its own plan, they will work together behind-the-scenes on billing and device-ordering. Both companies say this agreement will lower their costs and make … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—May 8, 2017

Most US Households Have Given Up Landlines For Cellphones Most US homes no longer use landline phone service and instead rely on cellphones to stay connected. The finding was released today by the US Health Department, which said that 50.8 … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—May 1, 2017

T-Mobile Wants To Change The Way You Buy And Pay For Smartphones The war of the mobile carriers has been well-documented, but no carrier has caused quite as much of a stir in recent years as T-Mobile. The “Uncarrier” has … Continue reading

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