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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 Reaches $5M Settlement with FCC on Rural Call Completion

January 26, 2015 3:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

This is the fourth major resolution of a rural call completion investigation. The Bureau entered into consent decrees related to rural call completion performance with...                         


T-Mobile's Legere Visits FCC To Talk Low-Band Spectrum

January 26, 2015 2:43 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to an ex parte filed with the FCC that describes Legere's meeting with Chairman Wheeler and a number of other regulators, Legere gave...                           


T-Mobile Launching Device Discount Program for $5/Month

January 26, 2015 10:33 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

T-Mobile customers who opt for Score will be eligible for a free entry-level smartphone—like the Alcatel ONETOUCH Evolve 2—after six months...                                            


Freewheelin' Cablevision Launches $30 Wi-Fi Plans

January 26, 2015 10:21 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Cablevision's Optimum WiFi network is available at 1.1 million access points and includes both indoor and outdoor locations as well as an expanding...                          


FirstNews Briefs: ip.access, Amdocs, nTelos, nuPSYS, Cisco, ZTE

January 26, 2015 9:53 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

ip.access has today announced a global collaboration with Amdocs to accelerate the operator and enterprise roll-out of small cells.                                                 


Waze's Police Tracking Ways Draw Sheriffs' Ire

January 26, 2015 9:28 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | Comments

 Waze has fifty million users in 200 countries that turn to the free service for real-time traffic guidance and warnings about nearby congestion, car accidents, speed traps or...        


Motorola Brings Trio of New Smartphones to China

January 26, 2015 9:16 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populou...                                   


AT&T Seeks 'North American Service Area' with Another Mexico Buy

January 26, 2015 9:11 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

AT&T said that it plans to create a "North American Mobile Service area" that will cover over 400 million consumers and businesses in Mexico and the United States, and...             


Hutchison Makes $15B Bid for Telefonica's O2 UK

January 23, 2015 10:21 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

While the FCC may have put a damper on further consolidation of the U.S. wireless industry, Europe is rumored to be on the verge of a major merger.                    


Sprint’s Boost Mobile Gets Low with New $35 Plan

January 23, 2015 10:17 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The new plan goes on sale Feb. 3.                                                                       


Sprint Targets T-Mobile Subs with New Trade-In Offer

January 23, 2015 9:58 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The offer stands until April 9 and can be combined with Sprint’s promise of up to $350 per line to cover ETFs and other expenses.                                                                


Delayed Box IPO Slated for Friday at $14

January 23, 2015 9:48 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Online storage provider Box has wrapped up its long-delayed IPO at $14 per share, setting up a test of investors' appetite for a rapidly growing technology company that hasn't...

Apple Awards Tim Cook with Massive 2014 Bonus

January 23, 2015 9:44 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Cook and the company's other top officers were awarded the maximum bonus possible under Apple's incentive plan, after the company's annual revenue and...                   


FirstNews Briefs: Alltel, AT&T, Elecsys, NTT DATA, Xoom Corporation

January 23, 2015 9:39 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Nearly 100,000 former Alltel wireless customers in Georgia are seeing a change as AT&T launches service for them.                                                                  


Trending Postpaid Buried Prepaid Growth in 2014

January 22, 2015 4:41 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The trend is largely driven by the increased use of voice and data devices on wireless networks. New wireless subscribers using postpaid voice and data devices more than...



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