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AT&T Adds New Low-Cap Share Plans AT&T Adds New Low-Cap Share Plans

AT&T today announced two new versions of its “Mobile Share” plans. The new offerings have low data caps and are among the least expensive of AT&T’s “Share” plans. Starting this Friday, July 26, AT&T will offer Mobile Share plans with …

No Contract, Flexible Upgrade “Verizon Edge” Plans Announced No Contract, Flexible Upgrade “Verizon Edge” Plans Announced

Though T-Mobile got the ball rolling with its “Jump!” plan that allows customers to upgrade their phones twice every year, AT&T soon followed suit with its similar “Next” pricing plans, which allow customers to upgrade after making payments on a …

Verizon Meets Earnings Expectations, Adds 1M Subscribers Verizon Meets Earnings Expectations, Adds 1M Subscribers

Verizon Communications today released its second quarter earnings report. The U.S. telecom company managed to meet Wall Street’s expectations, posting a $0.73 earnings per share – a 14% increase over the second quarter of 2012. The earnings came on revenues …

Verizon Could Soon Offer Flexible Upgrades Too Verizon Could Soon Offer Flexible Upgrades Too

Last week, T-Mobile announced it’s new “Jump!” pricing plan. Under the service, customers would pay $10 per month for the privilege of being able to trade in their smartphone for an upgrade twice a year, with the fees for upgrading …

AT&T Next Lets You Upgrade Your Phone Every Year At No Extra Cost AT&T Next Lets You Upgrade Your Phone Every Year At No Extra Cost

For years, wireless carriers made it all but impossible to upgrade your smartphone. Sure, you could pay the full price of the phone, but you could only get those wonderful upgrade subsidizations every two years. Now the wireless carriers are …

FCC To Vote On Whether Wireless Carriers Can Sell Your Private Information FCC To Vote On Whether Wireless Carriers Can Sell Your Private Information

Did you know that pretty much everything you do on your smartphone, feature phone or cellphone is logged at your carrier? Did you also know that this information is routinely sold to advertisers without your consent? Well, the FCC is …

Sprint to Shut Down Nextel on June 30 Sprint to Shut Down Nextel on June 30

Sprint Nextel today announced that it is still planning to shut down the Nextel National Network by the end of June. The company has stated that June 29 will be the final day of full Nextel iDEN network service. On …

Over 94,000 Consumers Want Verizon To Drop Contracts Over 94,000 Consumers Want Verizon To Drop Contracts
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Wireless carrier contracts are just a way of life. Well, they used to be until T-Mobile rebranded itself as the unCarrier by getting rid of two-year contracts entirely. This led to some consumers demanding that Verizon do the same, and …

T-Mobile Turns On 4G LTE In Seven Markets, 200 Million To Have LTE By Year’s End T-Mobile Turns On 4G LTE In Seven Markets, 200 Million To Have LTE By Year’s End

At this morning’s UnCarrier event, T-Mobile has already announced that its ditching contracts in favor of a simpler plan, and that it plans to offer the iPhone 5 starting early next month. It’s a great start for the beleaguered wireless …

New BlackBerry 10 Phones Coming to All Major U.S. Carriers New BlackBerry 10 Phones Coming to All Major U.S. Carriers

Nearly every detail of BlackBerry’s (RIM has changed its name to just “BlackBerry”) new BlackBerry 10 operating system and smartphones were painstakingly covered in the company’s big launch event earlier today. The one very noticeable thing that wasn’t covered, however, …

T-Mobile Announces New Mobile B2B Solutions T-Mobile Announces New Mobile B2B Solutions

T-mobile announced today that it intends to ease further into business-to-business (B2B) services with some new service offerings. T-Mobile Office Connect is the mobile carrier’s communications solution for businesses. It will integrate T-Mobile’s 4G network to enable “desk phone features …

AT&T to Buy Alltel for $780 Million AT&T to Buy Alltel for $780 Million

Now that wireless providers in the U.S. have blanketed major urban areas with 3G and 4G LTE coverage, the companies will now have to do the hard work of providing wireless data coverage for the potential subscribers spread widely throughout …

iPhone 5 with Unlimited Service and No Contract Now Available via Walmart & Straight Talk Wireless iPhone 5 with Unlimited Service and No Contract Now Available via Walmart & Straight Talk Wireless
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Starting January 11th, you’ll be able to buy a new iPhone at Walmart with no contract, thanks to a deal with Straight Talk Wireless. In 2,000+ stores and online, Straight Talk and Walmart are offering the iPhone 5 for $649 …

CES 2013: T-Mobile Now Offers No-Contract Unlimited 4G Data Plans For $70/Month CES 2013: T-Mobile Now Offers No-Contract Unlimited 4G Data Plans For $70/Month
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Did you hear? T-Mobile will be getting the iPhone in the next few months. The company’s CEO, John Legere, confirmed just as much at CES 2013. Now, you may not want an iPhone, but T-Mobile has something else on offer …

Smartphone Sales Hit a Record 10 Million at AT&T Smartphone Sales Hit a Record 10 Million at AT&T

AT&T announced today that it sold more than 10 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2012. The number tops AT&T’s company record of 9.4 million, which was set during the 2011 holiday season. The huge sales numbers include a …

Sprint Fully Acquires Clearwire for $2.2 Billion Sprint Fully Acquires Clearwire for $2.2 Billion

Sprint announced today that it will acquire the 50% of Clearwire that the company does not already own. Sprint will pay $2.97 per share of Clearwire, spending $2.2 billion for the purchase. The transaction puts Clearwire’s value at around $10 …

Verizon Will Give You A Coupon If You Let Them Sell Your Data To Advertisers Verizon Will Give You A Coupon If You Let Them Sell Your Data To Advertisers

Have you heard of Verizon Selects? It’s a new data collecting initiative from the carrier’s Precision Marketing portfolio that seeks to collect consumer info for targeted ads. It’s completely optional, but Verizon knows exactly what will make consumers give up …

T-Mobile Hires New Chief Marketing Officer T-Mobile Hires New Chief Marketing Officer
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T-Mobile announced this weekend that it has appointed Michael Sievert as the company’s new chief marketing officer. Sievert began his new position today. Sievert has 20 years of marketing experience with companies such as Clearwire, AT&T Wireless, Microsoft, IBM, and …

AT&T Launches New Global Packages For Voice, Text, and Data AT&T Launches New Global Packages For Voice, Text, and Data

One of the most frustrating experiences to deal with when planning a trip overseas is how to keep a smartphone working without paying hundreds of dollars in international roaming fees. AT&T today unveiled its new global add-on packages, which it …

AT&T to Spend $14 Billion Expanding Broadband Networks AT&T to Spend $14 Billion Expanding Broadband Networks
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AT&T today announced that it will invest $14 billion over the next three years to “expand and enhance” its wireless and wireline broadband networks. The company is calling its investment plan “Project Velocity IP” (VIP), and claims that the expansion …

Sprint Announces $767 Million Net Loss in Third Quarter Sprint Announces $767 Million Net Loss in Third Quarter

Sprint Nextel today reported a net loss of $767 million on revenues of $7.3 billion during the third quarter of 2012. While this does represent a 6% year-over-year increase and a diluted net loss of $0.26 per share, the loss …