Apple has just expanded its reach with free Apple Music membership now being offered as a perk to Verizon Wireless customers who are on the carrier’s Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans.
Verizon Wireless said today that folks on its Beyond Unlimited ($50 per month) and Above Unlimited ($60 per month) plans can now get free Apple Music as a perk on an ongoing basis.... Read the rest of this post here
While carriers record locations of customers’ devices on their network, they have little oversight in terms of monitoring how that data is being used once sold to a third party.
A disturbing report published Tuesday on Motherboard revealed that the location data US carriers collected from users and sold to legitimate companies might easily land in the hands of bounty hunters and the black market where it could be used for nefarious purposes.... Read the rest of this post here
iOS 12.1.2 has broken some core features for hundreds of affected users, including basic smartphone functions like using cellular phone calls and making and receiving texts.
An unknown percentage of people who have updated their iPhone to Apple’s most recent iOS 12.1.2 software update are apparently plagued with curious issues preventing them from making voice calls over their carrier’s LTE network, as well as sending and receiving texts.... Read the rest of this post here
Carrier billing is a convenient payment method for Apple ID that charges iTunes and App Store purchases to your mobile phone bill (or deducts them from your prepaid amount).
Apple’s carrier billing option for Apple ID purchases has expanded to an additional seven countries around the world. Customers in these countries who don’t have or don’t want to use a credit or debit card for their purchases can now take advantage of mobile phone billing.... Read the rest of this post here
Former iOS chief Scott Forstall has revealed that Apple once tried to talk major wireless carriers into adopting a standardized version of its proprietary iMessage service.
Apple once proposed that major US wireless carriers adopt a standardized version of iMessage, its proprietary instant messaging service. Telcos wouldn’t bite, balking at the idea.... Read the rest of this post here
iOS 12.1 includes support for eSIM on the new iPhones, but you’ll need to wait until your carrier flips it on before being able to enjoy the benefits of dual-SIM functionality, like using two different plans and phone numbers at the same time, or keeping your phone line while using a local data plan when traveling.
Wireless carriers China Telecom and China Unicom have begun promoting a rumored dual-SIM feature for new iPhones ahead of tomorrow’s iPhone Xs keynote talk.
Wireless carriers China Telecom and China Unicom have begun promoting a rumored dual-SIM feature for new iPhones ahead of tomorrow’s “Gather round” iPhone Xs event keynote.... Read the rest of this post here
Even though a customer in Japan is not charged upfront for their device, they still pay for it in installments attached to monthly service fees in fixed-term contracts.
The government of Japan wants wireless carriers to stop bundling the cost of smartphones into fixed-term monthly service fees in a move that could hurt Apple’s iPhone.... Read the rest of this post here