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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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Verizon To Launch Go90 Beta Test in Coming Weeks

July 28, 2015 12:46 pm | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Aside from announcing content distribution deals with companies including ESPN, Scripps Networks, DreamWorks and more, Verizon has provided small insights into what the service will be like.

Samsung "Unpacked 2015" Event Primed for August Note 5 Launch

July 28, 2015 11:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

A Reuters report from earlier this month suggested the Galaxy Note 5 could come as early as August. The Note 3 and 4 were both launched in September. 

Trio of New Motorola Phones Come with Attractive Prices

July 28, 2015 11:30 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The iteration of the G released today now features waterproof technology and 4G connectivity. A version with 8GB storage and 1GB of RAM is just $179 off contract. 


T-Mobile Customers Can Lock In $15 Per Month Price on iPhone 6s

July 28, 2015 10:55 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

T-Mobile says that Apple Music has become the single most requested new addition to Music Freedom and counts for a full 80 percent of the requests coming in via Twitter. 


Microsoft Launches Windows 10: Here's What That Means

July 28, 2015 10:05 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.


Nike Offers Partial Refund to End FuelBand Lawsuit

July 28, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can't accurately tally how many...


FirstNews Briefs: Ericsson, Qualcomm, Fairview, GovDelivery

July 28, 2015 9:49 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Ericsson and Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) have successfully completed the first live deployment of the Ericsson Radio Dot System in a commercial building in Russia.


Best Buy To Carry Apple Watch

July 27, 2015 10:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a press release, the Apple Watch will first become available at a selection of more than 100 Best Buy stores and will also be available on online.


AT&T Petitions FCC for Changes to Texting Tech Mandates

July 27, 2015 10:21 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

On Friday, AT&T petitioned the FCC to initiate a rulemaking proceeding that would authorize the substitution of real-time text (RTT) for...


Report: Verizon’s Video Service is Named Go90 and It Will Be Free

July 27, 2015 9:35 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

According to Variety, which pulled the name and other information from a website that has since been taken down, Go90 will offer...


FirstNews Briefs: Airtel Gabon, Qualcomm, Ruckus Wireless, Broadcom

July 27, 2015 9:25 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Airtel Gabon has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) as its sole supplier for the deployment of a new LTE network. The agreement also includes transformation of the existing mobile radio access and core network infrastructure. he new network will enable Airtel to deliver a superior mobile broadband experience to their customers.


Done Deal: FCC Approves AT&T, DirecTV Merger

July 24, 2015 3:09 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As was previously reported, the FCC's approval came with a number of conditions, not the least of which is a guarantee from AT&T that it will expand its deployment of fiber to an additional 12.5 million customer...


Trade Deals Wipe Out Tariffs on More than 200 Tech Products

July 24, 2015 10:43 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Reporter | Comments

Dozens of countries have agreed to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products — from advanced computer chips to GPS devices, printer cartridges and video-game consoles.


Honda Unveils Accord with Support for Apple, Android Platforms

July 24, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

At the opening even of a new Honda R&D facility in Silicon Vallye, the automaker unveiled a refreshed 2016 Honda Accord with support for...


EU Gives Blessing to Nokia, ALU Deal

July 24, 2015 9:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The approval follows previously disclosed antitrust clearances in Brazil and Serbia and the expiration of the antitrust review period in the United States. The U.S. Justice Department signed off on the deal back in mid June. 



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