Apple Store a Big Source of Cellphone Sales; Best Buy Is Key for Carriers

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile still get half or more of sales from their own stores, but a couple of other retailers have emerged as significant players in the cellphone-selling business.

Motorola Taps 3D Systems to Help Make “Project Ara” Customizable Phone a Reality

A phone whose individual modules can be replaced sounds appealing, but it still needs to win support from component makers, carriers and regulators — not to mention consumers.

ATD Week in Review: Microsoft Partner Woes and Samsung’s Steroid Specs

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AT&T’s Revamped Stores Will Feature Wood Accents, Lots of Open Space and a Decided Lack of Cash Registers

The company is hoping the new-look stores will be more inviting for consumers who want to get their hands on the latest technology.
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FCC to Clarify Rules on How Carriers Can Use Customer’s Call Data

In the wake of the Carrier IQ flap a couple years back, the Federal Communications Commission wants to be clear about the rules around how carriers collect and store call data.
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FreedomPop Expands Its Free Service to Voice

Starting this summer, FreedomPop will offer Android phones with 200 free minutes, as well as unlimited texting and 500 megabytes of data. Unlimited calling will be just $10 a month.
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Confirmed: Lots of Folks Are “Forgetting” to Turn Off Their Phones Before Takeoff

Three in 10 admit to accidentally leaving a device on, while plenty of others are turning their devices to “airplane mode” rather than off.

T-Mobile Settles Claim That Its No-Strings Plans Have Too Many Strings

Washington state alleged that T-Mobile wasn’t being upfront with customers about their obligations to fully pay off a phone before canceling service.

California Court: Even Checking Maps on Phone While Driving Not Okay

No hands-on use of cellphones means what it says, according to a state appeals court.

Google Cutting 10 Percent of Jobs at Its Motorola Unit

More than 1,200 workers are being let go as part of the latest round of cost-cutting at the cellphone maker.
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Facebook Bars Jailbirds