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Verizon, AT&T Reach $116 Million California Settlement

SACRAMENTO — The nation's largest cellphone providers will pay a combined $116 million under a settlement approved Thursday in a California lawsuit alleging that they overcharged government customers for wireless services over more than a decade. Verizon wi...
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Did You Get a Weird Text? Here’s What Happened

If you woke up to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering confusing messages from friends, family and the occa...
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Justice Department OKs T-Mobile’s $26.5B Sprint Deal

WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators are approving T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, despite fears of higher prices and job cuts. Sprint and T-Mobile combined would now approach the size of Verizon and AT&T. The companies have argued that bulki...
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Can Wireless Challenge Cable for Home Internet Service?

NEW YORK — Cellular companies such as Verizon are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless. "That's the trend that cable has been having problems with for seve...