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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—March 20, 2017

Why Villanova Bans its Players from Using Smartphones When it comes to the quest for back-to-back NCAA tournament titles, the Villanova men’s basketball team has no room for distractions–that includes cell phones. The night before every tournament game at around … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—March 13, 2017

iPhone Performance Less Reliable than Android, Study Reveals The battle between iPhone and Android-enabled smartphones is age old. A new research study by the Blancco Technology Group now suggests that the Apple iPhone performance is less reliable than Android. The … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—March 6, 2017

Cellphones at the Iditarod? The Race, like Alaska’s Climate, is Changing For the first time, mushers beginning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday will be allowed to carry iPhones and Androids alongside their axes and snowshoes. In this … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—February 27 2017

A Quarter Of Holiday Email Revenue Derived From Smartphones A quarter of email-driven revenue was derived from smartphones in the last quarter of 2016, according to new report. Thirty-seven percent of all email-driven orders and 26% of all email-driven revenue … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—February 20, 2017

AT&T Fires Back With New Unlimited Plan Soon after the announcement of Verizon’s unlimited plan, AT&T has announced it will expand access to its unlimited plan starting February 17. Previously the carrier only offered bottomless plans to subscribers of its … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—February 13, 2017

Mobile Phones Will Number 5.5 Billion by 2021 The 11th annual Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2016 to 2021) projects that there will be more people on Earth using mobile phones in 2021 than there are … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—February 6, 2017

‘Cell Phone-Only’ Households For Over Half of US Adults 52% of U.S. adults live in households with cell phones but no landline telephones, a doubling of the percentage since 2010, when it was 26%. And, the proportion of senior citizens … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 30, 2017

Want to Track Cellphones? Get a Warrant, Lawmakers Say Law enforcement cellphone tracking devices are coming under scrutiny in several states, where lawmakers have introduced proposals ranging from warrant requirements to an outright ban on the technology. Privacy and constitutional … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 23, 2017

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Live in ‘Cell Phone-Only’ Households More than half (52%) of U.S. adults live in households with cell phones, but no landline phones, according to new research from the GfK MRI Survey of the American … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—January 16, 2017

Apple Accounts for Nearly 1/3 of Holiday Smartphone Sales in US In the months following September’s launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple’s smartphone sales in the U.S. surpassed the sales of Samsung’s top Android devices, according … Continue reading

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