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This Week in Mobile News (3rd Week of February 2016)

on February 19, 2016

This Week in Mobile News

5G testing to start soon. Promises amazing speeds (this sounds familiar). 

AT&T and Verizon will start testing their 5G networks later this year with speeds promised to be 10 to 100 times faster than the best 4G LTE service. Which means now you'll also drop calls 10 to 100 times faster.

Source: Re/code

Straight Outta Cupertino. Apple beefs with the FBI 

The Feds wants Apple to unlock encrypted iPhone data or more specifically, give them the ability to bypass password protection and potentially unlock anyone's iPhone... for national security, of course. Don't plot reboots usually need 20 years?

Source: NY Times

$800 Smartphone? How about $4?

While we're paying an arm and a leg, a company in India is offering a low-cost Android smartphone called the Freedom 251 for under $4. And yes, it runs Plants vs Zombies.

Source: Huffington Post

AT&T offers $650 to switch from Verizon, Sprint, or T-mobile.

Sounds like a good deal, but you'll have to trade in your current smartphone. Hope you're currently using a T-Mobile Sidekick or Motorola Razr.

Source: International Business Times

Track your kids speeding 37 in a 35 MPH zone 

Life is a highway and your teens are speeding through it all day long. Verizon's Hum was a smart service to track car maintenance and provide assistance. But now you can track  A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G: speeds, location, driving history, and more. It'll even send you a text if anyone is not respecting your rules. 

But it still can't tell you how many coins and candy wrappers are wedged between the seats. 

Source:  Fortune

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