Inquiring Consumer Archive: August, 2010

Facing up to the 'mobile data tsunami'

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I wrote in today's Inquirer about AT&T's big upgrade of its wireless service at Citizens Bank Park. The company says it essentially quadrupled... Read more

Pet high chair: The end of begging, or end of civilization?

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Hammacher Schlemmer's motto is "Offering the best, the only, and the unexpected for 162 years." I'll give them the unexpected on... Read more

Enterprise rent-a-recall: Do other companies do it, too?

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Enterprise Rent-a-Car is still willing to rent recalled-but-unrepaired vehicles, even after a jury ordered it to pay $15 million to the parents... Read more

Judge: 'Gouging and profiteering' drove bank's overdraft rules

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In a scathing, 90-page ruling, a federal district judge in California has ordered Wells Fargo Bank to return $200 million to account-holders... Read more

Still questions on Toyota acceleration incidents

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A casual reading of recent headlines about the Toyota unintended-acceleration probe might lead to a premature conclusion: that, aside from... Read more

Google, Verizon, and loophole-riddled promises

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Google and Verizon finally weighed in yesterday with their long-awaited joint proposal on network neutrality, which I discussed last week in... Read more

At last, fixes due for AT&T and iPhone at Citizens Bank Park

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Forgive me if you've heard this before - say, before the baseball season, back in April, when AT&T first said a fix was imminent at Citizens... Read more

Would Google-Verizon deal kill net neutrality?

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The Internet was abuzz today over published reports about negotiations between Verizon and Google that could undermine the push for network... Read more