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FCC Slaps T-Mobile with $819,000 Fine

August 28, 2014 10:59 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

The FCC has levied a $819,000 fine against T-Mobile, citing the carriers has for more than two years failed to offer its customers enough hearing aid-compatible digital wireless handsets. Originally spotted by Phone Scoop, the FCC’s complaint against T-Mobile alleges the carrier “willfully and repeatedly” violated the mandate toward carrying hearing aid-compatible phones.

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The Samsung Gear S has a Curved Display and Can Make Voice Calls

August 28, 2014 10:53 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Samsung today unveiled the Gear S, a smartwatch with a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display (360 x 480) and a 3G connection allowing it to make calls without the need for a smartphone. Users will have the option to switch between Bluetooth and cellular in order to sync the watch with a phone. The Tizen-based watch also packs an on-screen keyboard for responding to alerts and messages and enhanced S Voice functionality.

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nTelos Launches $45 Single-Line Plan with 10GB

August 28, 2014 10:31 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

nTelos today launched a promotional single-line plan that pairs unlimited talk and text with 10GB of data for $45 a month. For an extra $10, customers can upgrade to unlimited data. The promotional plans are available to new and existing customers eligible for upgrade. Subscribers have to opt for nTelos’ Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). Device charges for EIP run $35 a month.

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Apple Loses Bid to Block Sales of 9 Samsung Phones

August 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after a jury awarded Apple Inc. $119 million in damages for Samsung's infringements on technology used in the trend-setting iPhone. The amount was well below the $2.2 billion in damages that Apple had been seeking in the latest round of legal wrangling between the world's two leading smartphone makers since the tussle began four years ago.

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FirstNews Briefs: ZTE, SWAN, Anite, CTIA, Telstra, Global Wireless Solutions

August 28, 2014 9:35 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

ZTE Corporation has signed a contract with Slovak operator SWAN for a nationwide LTE network project. ZTE will exclusively construct core CS/PS (circuit-switched/packet-switched) network, and a GSM/LTE mobile communications and VAS (value added services) network, involving over 1,100 dual-mode GSM/LTE base stations to SWAN.

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CTIA Preps Super Mobility Week Keynote Stage for iPhone Launch

August 27, 2014 3:45 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

"When you think about it, the forty thousand people in the industry who will be affected most by this announcement will not be in Silicon Valley, they're going to be in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo," Mesirow said, referring to the throngs of mobile executives in attendance at Super Moblity.

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Best Buy CEO Doesn’t Expect “Huge Lift” From iPhone 6

August 27, 2014 12:07 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

The struggling electronics retailer had earlier in the year displayed cautious excitement over what new Apple products could mean to its sales. But Joly said the impact from phones coming out this year will be minimized because many consumers already have them and Best Buy is unsure about how many devices it will receive.

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Los Angeles Schools Halt iPad Deal Amid Criticism

August 27, 2014 11:55 am | by Associated Press | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy on Tuesday suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc.

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CTIA Chief Urges FCC to Revise Wireless Siting Process

August 27, 2014 11:00 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

CTIA CEO Meredith Attwell Baker implored the FCC to revise rules in order to speed up the process for building and updating cellular network sites. In an op-ed, Attwell Baker said a “commonsense national approach to further streamline and modernize the wireless siting process is long overdue.”

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T-Mobile Adds Streaming Services to Music Freedom Program

August 27, 2014 10:32 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

T-Mobile today added AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, Radio Paradise, Rdio and Songza to the list of streaming music services that won’t affect its customers’ data buckets. The carrier also revealed Google Play Music won its online poll to find another service to exempt. Google’s streaming music service will be added to Music Freedom later this year.

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FirstNews Briefs: ZTE, Broadpeak, Chunghwa Telecom, PCTEL, Jabra

August 27, 2014 9:38 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

ZTE USA announced the launch of the new ZTE Warp Sync. The phone is fourth in a series of Warp phones. The ZTE Warp Sync will be available at Boost Mobile on August 26 for $179.99. It features a 5-inch HD Gorilla Glass display, removable Li-ion 2300mAh battery, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-Core 1.2GHz processor, and 8 MP LED flash rear-camera along with a 1.6 MP front-camera.

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Lurie Tapped as CEO of AT&T Mobility

August 26, 2014 5:33 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

"We’re taking the next natural step by integrating our marketing and distribution for Business Solutions into our Mobility group," an AT&T spokesman said in an emailed statement. "Ralph de la Vega’s responsibilities have been expanded and now he is CEO of our new Mobile & Business Solutions organization."

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Verizon, BlackBerry Offer Enterprises $150 Credit to Upgrade Devices

August 26, 2014 3:01 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

In a short promotional video, the companies confirm the credit can be used to buy BlackBerry technical support services, sign up for BBM Protected, or anything else enterprises have in mind. It appears the credit can be applied on a fairly large scale—the video points out that 1,000 upgraded devices means $150,000 in credit.

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Report: Large Carrier Interested in Buying FreedomPop

August 26, 2014 11:14 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

A major U.S. carrier is interested in acquiring Sprint MVNO FreedomPop, according to FierceWireless. Wireless Week reached out to FreedomPop and will update this story with their response. Talk of a potential deal reportedly popped up after Sprint’s bid for T-Mobile was sidelined but the discussion hasn’t moved past the negotiation stage yet.

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Amazon Buys Game Network Twitch for $970M

August 26, 2014 10:56 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The deal is the latest example of Amazon expanding into new commercial arenas. It introduced its own smartphone, the Fire, this month. Earlier this summer, it added same-day delivery, a set-top video streaming device to its list of services for members of Prime, its $99 annual loyalty program.

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