Marketplace Tech Report for Thursday, November 1, 2012
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There is nothing like a superstorm to make two cellphone competitors play nice-nice. AT&T and T-Mobile say they have temporarily jury-rigged their network in parts of the Northeast so that customers who can't reach their normal cellphone connection can use the rival's tower without extra charge. It is a response to the hurricane, with the FCC's latest assessment showing more than one in four cell sites remain offline from Virginia through Massachusetts.