BT Tests Lightning-Fast 1Tbps Broadband In U.K.

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Think Google’s 1Gbps fiber speeds are impressive? Think again. BT and Alcatel-Lucent have teamed up to achieve lightning-fast speeds of 1.4 terabits per second in the U.K. — that’s over 10,000 faster than the current fastest consumer broadband available in Britain, and it will let you download 44 full-length HD movies in a single second.

What’s more, it was achieved using existing fiber broadband cables.

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Policeman Reports Son For Fraud Over $5,620 iTunes Bill

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The iPhone Comes To Virgin Mobile, And Here’s Why You Should Be Its Next Customer

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The iPhone just got a lot cheaper thanks to Virgin Mobile.

Following the iPhone’s prepaid debut on Cricket Wireless just a week ago, Apple’s hugely popular smartphone is now available on Virgin Mobile. Like Cricket, Virgin is offering the handset on a prepaid basis, with prices starting at as little as $31 per month on the company’s Beyond Talk plan — which includes unlimited data, and unlimited texts.

Take advantage of the company’s offer and you could save yourself around $800 a year.

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When Will Virgin Mobile Get The iPhone 5?

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Virgin will soon carry the iPhone 4 and 4S, but when will it get the iPhone 5?
Virgin will soon carry the iPhone 4 and 4S, but when will it get the iPhone 5?

Up until a year and a half ago, U.S. customers had almost choice of carrier or rate plans when buying an iPhone. That’s something that has changed dramatically. The iPhone’s launch on Verizon and Sprint followed by several regional carriers across the country and the recent introduction of the iPhone as an option on prepaid networks Cricket and Virgin Mobile.

The new prepaid iPhone options may seem pricey because Cricket offers a very limited subsidies to attract iPhone 4 and 4S buyers and Virgin offers no discount or subsidy at all. As we noted earlier, however, paying the cost of the iPhone up front can actually save you money overall if you go with either Cricket or Virgin.

Beyond the upfront costs, however, there’s a big question to consider: will either prepaid carrier be included in the launch of the iPhone 5? While there isn’t a solid answer at this point, it seems likely that they won’t.

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Virgin Mobile Confirms It Will Offer Prepaid iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S From June 29

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The iPhone gets its second prepaid carrier.
The iPhone gets its second prepaid carrier.

Virgin Mobile has this morning confirmed that it will be the second prepaid carrier to offer the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S, beginning June 29. The devices will be priced at $549 and $649 respectively, but users can enjoy the fact that there’s no commitment and no activation fees. Otherwise, Virgin Mobile iPhone users will enjoy standard Beyond Talk contract-free plans, which go for between $30-$50 a month.

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Billionaire Richard Branson: Steve Jobs Broke All The Rules I Believe In

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Branson in 2010 at a NYC event. (Photo by david_shankbone - http://flic.kr/p/7ZWvcn)
Branson in 2010 at a NYC event. (Photo by david_shankbone - http://flic.kr/p/7ZWvcn)

Don’t you go all warm when a billionaire able to pal around with lions and tigers jumps all over how Steve Jobs led Apple? Seems Richard Branson would roll differently as Apple CEO. No yelling at employees or being such a control freak. Yep, the Virgin Group CEO would create a kindler, gentler Apple right from the pages of “I’m OK, You’re OK.”

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