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Confirmed: T-Mobile Going After VZW's A Block Spectrum

November 20, 2013 | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo has confirmed to Reuters that the carrier will consider selling its lower 700 MHz A Block spectrum to T-Mobile USA. Shammo's comments come after Reuters on Tuesday reported that T-Mobile had approached Verizon about acquiring the airwaves. 

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FirstNews Briefs: T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Berg Insight, U.S. Cellular, NetComm

October 24, 2014 11:08 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

T-Mobile announced its pre-paid brand MetroPCS is launching its first-ever tablet, th ALCATEL ONETOUCH POP 7, for $149. Starting at $10 a month for existing MetroPCS customers, you get unlimited data (and up to 1GB of 4G data) for your new POP 7.

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Sprint Intros 12-Month Lease for iPhone 6

October 24, 2014 10:58 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Sprint today announced it will add a 12-month lease option to its “iPhone for Life” program. Where Sprint customers were previously able to claim a 16GB iPhone 6 for zero down and $20 per month on the 24-month program, they can now spend...

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Shares of Ericsson Fall on Uncertainty in North America

October 24, 2014 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Uncertainties about growth in North America sent shares of Ericsson's lower Friday as the Swedish network equipment manufacturer...                       

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Amazon Absorbs Huge Loss on Fire Phone

October 24, 2014 10:09 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

It was suspected and now it’s official: the Amazon Fire Phone is a flop. During the company’s third-quarter earnings call Thursday, Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak put it in perspective by primarily attributing a...

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Microsoft Rebrands Smartphones, Nixes 'Nokia' from Lumia Line

October 24, 2014 9:42 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

As part of the change, Microsoft is in process of rebranding some of its global and local websites, as well as...                                  

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Microsoft’s Lumia Sales Break 3Q Record

October 23, 2014 5:04 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

In addition to its flagship handset numbers, Microsoft sold 42.9 million non-Lumia phones. The company recorded more than $2.6 billion in total revenue from handsets. The uptick in handset sales for Microsoft comes after the company completed...

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Report: Apple, Samsung Prime Sensor Market for Major Growth

October 23, 2014 12:15 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

According to a new report from IHS Technology, Apple and Samsung are the catalysts for a three-fold growth in smartphone and tablet sensors between 2012 and 2018.                  

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ZTE Sees Giant 3Q Profit Boost from Smartphone Sales

October 23, 2014 10:57 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

ZTE is posting huge third-quarter net profit growth and attributing the surge to the success of its smartphone and 4G equipment divisions. The Chinese manufacturer recorded a net profit increase of...

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New Google App Aims to Revamp Email

October 23, 2014 10:36 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetched. This method is similar to...                        

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Nokia's 3Q Gets Big Boost from Dropping Mobile Device Unit

October 23, 2014 10:23 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | Comments

Nokia predicted strong growth to continue in the networks sector, which accounts for around 90 percent of Nokia's revenue, but cautioned...                            

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FirstNews Briefs: Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Creative Mobile, Booz Allen, Nexmo

October 23, 2014 10:04 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Anite, a provider of wireless equipment testing technology, today announced Deutsche Telekom has reconfirmed its commitment to SAS – Anite’s device interoperability test solutions – by signing another multi-year agreement. SAS has been used by Deutsche Telekom for over seven years to...

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Sprint Offers 1GB Family Bucket for $20

October 22, 2014 5:13 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure called the new plan an entry-level offering. “We’re offering customers a choice – whether they need a small amount of data...

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AT&T Falls Well Short of Verizon’s Postpaid Net Adds

October 22, 2014 5:12 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Still the total was more than double what AT&T recorded in the year-ago quarter and put the carrier at 2.4 million postpaid net adds for the year to date. The quarterly net adds for AT&T came from 6.8 million postpaid smartphone gross adds...

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T-Mobile, Like AT&T, Settling with FTC Over Cramming

October 22, 2014 11:07 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

T-Mobile is in settlement talks with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over unauthorized premium charges on customers’ bills—a practice referred to as “cramming.” According to Seattle court documents found by Bloomberg, T-Mobile and the FTC has requested the proceedings be...

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Yahoo CEO Defends Acquisitions as Mobile-Centric

October 22, 2014 10:08 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.

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