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Consumer Reports finds problems with 4G LTE on some iPhone 5 phones

On September 28, 2012

Consumer Reports is finishing up its testing of the iPhone 5, and engineers said they found problems with the phone on the Verizon and Sprint network. The testing organization said the Verizon and Sprint phone can’t support a phone call and an Internet based connection over the network.

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Free phones and tablets offered at T-Mobile

On February 9, 2012

Need a new cell phone or want a tablet? This Saturday, T-Mobile is offering free devices. The deal is good for new and existing customers who sign a two year contract. T-Mobile says the deal will be extended to all phones. Usually these deals are reserved for lower end models. Before you buy, make sure T-Mobile offers the best service…

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Consumer Reports: Behind The Scenes

On January 5, 2012

Consumer Reports tests thousands of products a year and helps us find everything from the best printers to paper towels. Did you know they name the machines that test those products? I got a behind the scenes look at their Yonkers testing facility.

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Free extended warranty if you pay with an eligible credit card

On August 25, 2011

Warranties are big selling points for manufacturers, but they often offer little protection for consumers. Most warranties are a year or two, and so many products break at the two and three year mark so the basic, free warranty doesn’t apply. So, should you buy an extended warranty? There may be a better, free option. Consumer Reports typically does not recommend extended warranties,…

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FCC study finds broadband delivers close to advertised speeds

On August 2, 2011

Ever wonder if you’re getting the advertised speed for internet access? Lots of words have been added to the marketplace, but does turbo really mean anything? According to the Federal Communications Commission, a study found almost all the Internet Service Providers delivered 90% or above  the advertised speed even during peak hours. More than three hundred Ohio homes participated in…

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AT&T and T-Mobile merger

On July 15, 2011

The potential merger of the second and fourth largest wireless carriers would change the wireless landscape if it went through. AT&T would catapult to the largest wireless carrier, and combined with Verizon the two would control 75% of the market. I wanted to know what Ohio consumers thought about the merger, and analyzed comments to the Federal Communications Commission.  More…