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T-Mobile CEO hints at pricier TVision for non-subscribers

T-Mobile's new TVision works on a variety of devices, but it will cost more for those who aren't T-Mobile wireless users.  T-Mobile T-Mobile has joined the streaming TV battle with an update to its TVision service that starts as low as $10 per month for live entertainment channels. Initially opening to postpaid T-Mobile users on Nov. 1, with postpaid Sprint subscribers able to sign up later in the month, the service will be available to everyone regardless of your wireless carrier at some point next year.  If you're looking to take advantage of the cheaper pricing, however, you'll need to have a T-Mobile wireless plan. If not, expect to pay more than $10 per month for the Vibe package or $40 per month for the Live TV offering, which adds ESPN, CNN, TNT and other cable staples.  For more like this Subscribe to the Mobile Latest Technology News , receive notifications and see related stories on CNET. "The launch that we did at these prices is for T-Mobile customers,&
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Airtel loss slashed as price rises pay off

 Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal noted the company bucked traditional weakness in its fiscal Q2 (calendar Q3), as growing numbers of 4G users and a hike in tariffs in 2019 combined to deliver the operator’s highest-ever consolidated quarterly revenue. In a statement, Vittal cited a bump in monthly data consumption as a revenue driver and hailed “strong engagement” of customers as evidence the operator’s digital platform strategy was on the right track. Another highlight was “steady growth momentum” in its business unit. The operator ended the period with 152.7 million 4G users, up 48.1 per cent year-on-year, with daily traffic up from 48.9PB to 77.3PB. In the quarter it added more than 5,000 LTE sites, taking the total above 200,000. Airtel explained it continued to tackle the lingering effects of Covid-19 (coronavirus), with ongoing promotion of digital channels for top-ups and payments. It also noted stores and offices had reopened, insurance arranged for staff, and financial aid prov

Study finds turbulent IT enterprise transition to COVID work-from-home policies

  Some offices could stay empty until mid-2021 as people work from home to avoid COVID-19. Photo: Tom Foremski A global study of IT professionals reports a turbulent transition to COVID-driven work from home policies and most said it has been far from smooth. But it has driven cloud infrastructure investments in the scramble to support the massive shift in work practices. Only 45% of more than 1,200 respondents said they are prepared for when employees might return to the office. And just one-third said that the changes in IT needed to support COVID driven work policies was "smooth" with the rest dealing with significant challenges. Responses were gathered over a two-week period ending September 3, from 1216 IT professionals from the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, BeNeLux, Nordics, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. The survey was commissioned by One Identity, which manages the identities of more than 125 million employees at over 75,000 organizations.  "We now kn

AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have employed aggressive promotional pricing for the iPhone 12 lineup

 The launch of the iPhone 12 has sparked a battle for US carriers to entice devices upgrades. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon's aggressive promotional pricing reflects the higher perceived lifetime value of attracting and retaining 5G wireless consumers.      Apple announced last week that its iPhone 12             would start at $799, but that won't be the case           for all US customers. The $799 starting price is           part of a promotional deal with the major US             wireless carriers AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon—       for those wanting an unlocked iPhone 12, the             price starts $30 higher.      iPhone 12 ushers in more aggressive promos             from US carriers. Business Insider Intelligence      Beside offering the $30 iPhone subsidy, AT&T             and Verizon have also advertised deals in which       certain customers can get an iPhone 12 for                 "free" (contingent upon factors such as trading           in an o

The 7 Kitchen Gadgets I Use to Feed My Quarantined Family

7 items in this article 3 items on sale!  Photo: Pixar Cooking for a family has always been a balancing act. If you have younger kids, you try to prepare meals that don’t turn them off without dumbing down the flavors so much that adults can’t enjoy dinner, too. And as those kids get older, you’re often faced with sports practices, dance schedules, music lessons, and other extracurriculars that constantly run into dinner time — or spread it out over a multiple-hour period. Before COVID, my husband and I, along with our 14- and 12-year-old boys, were settled into a very comfortable groove. Soccer schedules synched to a 7:30 dinner bell. Breakfast had morphed into fruit, cereal, and maybe a toasted bagel, and lunch would often be a slice of pizza or chicken over rice that they grabbed from a food truck close to their school. But when lockdown started, I suddenly had to deal with four hungry mouths for three meals a day — plus snacks. And as any chef de maison can now tell you, even when

It's still good advice: Don't use big words

 Little things mean a lot. Little things can make a big difference. For example, this troublesome little word: “the.” “Army officials issued dishonorable discharges to the soldiers who had PTSD and were accused of crimes.” As opposed to: “Army officials issued dishonorable discharges to soldiers who had PTSD and were accused of crimes.” If you mean specific, individual soldiers, then “the” belongs in the sentence. If you mean soldiers in general in that category, “the” does not belong in the sentence. That word — “the” — distinguishes between specific and general. Another troublesome little thing: which word to use — that or who? Example: “The School Board honored parents that taught their children at home during the quarantine.” The word “that” changes parents from humans into machines. Use “who” when you refer to people; use “that” when you refer to things. To be fair, those little words are not trifles: Used correctly, they provide precision, which creates clarity. So much for “litt