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World Has More Mobile Phone Subscriptions than People

In 2017, mobile phone subscriptions are expected to rise to 7.74 billion, which exceeds the world’s population of approximately 7.5 billion people, according to recent research from the International Telecommunications Union (ICT). Mobile phone subscriptions have also penetrated the developing world. … Continue reading

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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–October 31, 2016

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Debacle Wipes Out Its Mobile Profit It may well take years to tabulate the full damage Samsung’s discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 will have on the company’s brand. But on Thursday, the South Korean electronics giant … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–June 27, 2016

Google to Step Up Smartphone Wars with Release of Own Handset Google is planning a shake-up of the smartphone market by releasing its own handset, a move that would tighten its grip on mobile software and see it compete directly … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–November 23, 2015

China Aims to Build Its Own Secure Smartphones China is seeking to make its own secure smartphones, in an attempt to insulate its handsets from U.S. surveillance. The effort involves both state-owned companies and some of the country’s savvier technology … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–September 28, 2015

Sprint Aims to Undercut T-Mobile with $1-per-Month iPhone Deal Watch out, T-Mobile. Sprint is aiming to outmaneuver you in the battle to win over Apple iPhone 6S customers. On Thursday, Sprint announced a new deal in which customers who trade … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–August 24, 2015

Police Snap Up Cheap Cellphone Trackers Local law-enforcement agencies are buying cellphone-tracking equipment that is cheaper and smaller than earlier systems, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, but it isn’t always clear whether court orders are needed … Continue reading

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Over 6 Billion Smartphone Users Predicted by 2020

According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, there will be an estimated 6.1 billion smartphone users in the world by 2020, up from the current 2.6 billion subscriptions. This growth is largely due to the rise of smartphone sales in … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–June 8, 2015

California Senate OKs Bill Calling for Warrants to Search Devices The California Senate this week unanimously approved a bill that requires law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before searching private electronic communications. Senate Bill 178–supported by tech giants like … Continue reading

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By 2020, 90% of People over Six Will Have Mobile Phones

According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, 90% of the world’s population over six years old will have a mobile phone by 2020. Cell phones are growing at an astounding rate. Ericsson predicts a total of 9.5 billion mobile subscriptions … Continue reading

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