While the Alcatel Authority can serve as a first foray into Android, there are better basic smartphone deals to be found on Cricket.
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.
The $249.99 Alcatel Authority for Cricket Wireless has a sturdy plastic build, runs the Android Gingerbread operating system, and demands no contract commitment.
With its midrange specs and dated OS, the Alcatel Authority hits Cricket's official stores with little fanfare.
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.
Though neither device is new, Cricket will offer the Hydro for the first time, and the Authority in its official retail outlets.
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.
But Obama administration expresses concerns with Connecticut senator's bill, saying there may be no need for new laws.
Congressional leaders say FCC needs to put aside a plan to reclassify broadband services and let lawmakers rewrite the nation's telecom laws.
The federal agency on Thursday lays out a plan to put the agency on more solid legal footing for regulating broadband services.