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Alcatel Authority

While the Alcatel Authority can serve as a first foray into Android, there are better basic smartphone deals to be found on Cricket.

By Mar. 22, 2013

2.5 stars Editor's rating Mar. 22, 2013

MSRP: $249.99


FISA court renews authority to collect phone records

U.S. intelligence officials decide to publicize the renewal of the government's surveillance program. In other words: Let the NSA spying keep on rolling.

By Jul. 19, 2013


The solidly built Alcatel Authority (pictures)

The $249.99 Alcatel Authority for Cricket Wireless has a sturdy plastic build, runs the Android Gingerbread operating system, and demands no contract commitment.

8 Images By Mar. 22, 2013


A closer look at the Alcatel Authority (pictures)

With its midrange specs and dated OS, the Alcatel Authority hits Cricket's official stores with little fanfare.

6 Images By Jan. 7, 2013


Cricket's Alcatel Authority hits carrier's official stores

Though it isn't a new phone by any means (it runs on Gingerbread!), the Alcatel Authority will be available from Cricket's official and online stores starting Jan. 20.

By Jan. 10, 2013


Cricket to offer Kyocera Hydro, Alcatel Authority

Though neither device is new, Cricket will offer the Hydro for the first time, and the Authority in its official retail outlets.

By Jan. 7, 2013


House Republicans vote to limit FCC authority

Republicans this week passed legislation that would restrict the FCC in imposing merger conditions as well as limiting other measures, but the bill isn't expected to get much further.

By Mar. 29, 2012


Lieberman defends emergency Net authority plan

But Obama administration expresses concerns with Connecticut senator's bill, saying there may be no need for new laws.

By Jun. 15, 2010


Lawmakers oppose FCC plan to reassert Net authority

Congressional leaders say FCC needs to put aside a plan to reclassify broadband services and let lawmakers rewrite the nation's telecom laws.

By May. 28, 2010


FCC details plan to reassert authority over Internet

The federal agency on Thursday lays out a plan to put the agency on more solid legal footing for regulating broadband services.

By May. 6, 2010