Advertisement
Blogs
Subscribe to Wireless Week Blogs

The Lead

Feeding the Beast: How Long Can Sprint and T-Mobile Keep Up?

December 10, 2014 | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

There's no longer any denying the spectrum crunch, nor the kind of money and scale ultimately needed to...                                     

TOPICS:
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Design Daily

Sprint Counts on Ignorance with New Half Price Plans

December 2, 2014 11:55 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

In some cases, budget-minded consumers looking to take advantage of Sprint's new promotion might not be seeing savings for quite...                                  

TOPICS:

Reducing Churn Shouldn’t Be About Punishing Your Subscribers

November 20, 2014 11:19 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Every tweak, twist, turn and total overhaul the big carriers make are usually about one thing: keeping their subscribers and stealing the other guy’s.                   

TOPICS:

Why Apple Pay IS All That!

October 30, 2014 3:05 pm | by Kasey Panetta | Comments

Early reports are mostly saying that the app is great, but companies are still catching up to learn the technology. It will get better with time and as people begin to adopt the technology. It’s only been a few days and hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

How to Order Taco Bell from Your Phone with Minimum Embarrassment

October 29, 2014 4:57 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Taco Bell gets it. Its food is gross and when you enter its restaurant or drive-thru and blurt out the disgusting garbage you want to eat, you feel gross, too.                      

TOPICS:

The Vague, Undefined Promise of 5G

October 27, 2014 4:19 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

4G Americas contends that more needs to be done in the way of defining 5G before we get too excited about it. Chris Pearson contends that we should go so far as to...                   

TOPICS:

I Have a Little More Respect Now for Rugged Phones

October 23, 2014 11:28 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Water-resistance will help if you phone in a toilet but it won’t do much if the screen ricochets off the porcelain. So as long as modern smartphones remain pervious to drops, bumps and bounces, a rugged smartphone may be the only way to go. I’m not saying that’s what I’m going to do, but I’m at least thinking about it.

TOPICS:

Is Apple Pay Really All That?

October 22, 2014 10:01 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

I'm generally not impressed when Android users scream from the mountaintop that they've had this or that feature for years...                               

TOPICS:

AT&T's New Smart Limits Still Won't Let Me Cap My Son's Data

October 17, 2014 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

After posting a recent grumbling piece about AT&T having done away with a key feature of its family controls program--namely the ability to cap...             

TOPICS:
Advertisement

A One Terabyte Shared Data Plan Cannot, Must Not Happen

October 16, 2014 9:11 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Come Halloween, the double data plans will be taken off the menu and the buckets will shrink back down to their original size. But should Sprint or any other carrier approach the 800GB horizon again—or even boldly push past it into uncharted 1 terabyte waters—they could seriously risk melting under the heat of subscriber scrutiny.

TOPICS:

Teens May Be Unreliable Predictors of Apple Watch’s Success

October 8, 2014 5:27 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

But then again, teens may be an unreliable source for predicting how Apple’s foray into the watch game will go. Elsewhere in the survey, the teen respondents are asked to name their top watch brands. Just like in the spring 2014 and fall 2013 study, Rolex easily took the top spot. On average, 30 percent of respondents said the luxury brand time pieces are just the best.

TOPICS:

Barring Merger Will 3Q Signal T-Mobile’s Peak?

October 8, 2014 10:41 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

"I can tell you everything you need to know about Iliad. The owner's wealthy, he's got long hair, he made his money in porn, and his wife is the heir to Louis Vuitton money. I mean, sh*t, what else do you need to know?"

TOPICS:

Some Mobile Games Stay Fun So Much Longer Than Others

October 1, 2014 3:28 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

At an average cost of less than a soda, mobile games are disposable. It’s not uncommon for a mobile game (particularly free ones) to get a good couple of weeks on a device before getting deleted. And those are the lucky ones. It’s the kind of culture that makes IPOs from the Candy Crush people look negligent.

TOPICS:

Control Over Your Data Usage? Think Again

September 30, 2014 10:21 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

After nervously handing over an iPhone 5 to my 12-year old, I knew I was going to have to do something to monitor the amount of data he was using. I didn't want to completely ban him from using data, but I certainly wanted to mitigate the possibility of overages. 

TOPICS:

Album Releases and Mobile Events Don’t Mix

September 16, 2014 2:16 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

How many more artists must cash in credibility to hitch their wagon to a smartphone star? How many more manufacturers must package inessential music with their hero phones? The answer remains unclear but until the practice stops, complaints about unauthorized downloads and privacy invasion will continue to steal some thunder from perfectly good smartphones.

TOPICS:

SMW: iPhone Event Bears Legacy of Disruption

September 15, 2014 3:57 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

When you think about the number of times you've looked at the screen of your smartphone in the past few hours, whether iPhone or Android or Windows Phone, it's hard not to resort to hyperbole when talking about the original iPhone.

TOPICS:

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading