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General Wireless Closes Acquisition of RadioShack

July 1, 2015 10:36 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

General Wireless acquired 1,743 RadioShack stores back in April, and Sprint has announced its "The Sprint Store at RadioShack" partnership with the new RadioShack that will allow it to sell its service and devices at the stores. 

Report: T-Mobile, Sprint Will Gain Ground Through 2020

June 30, 2015 11:46 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new research doesn't anticipate any major shifts in the balance of power, with the wholesale...

AT&T, DirecTV Extend Merger Termination Date, Expect Approval “Shortly”

June 30, 2015 10:12 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

As the deal nears the finish line, AT&T has been busy addressing conditions requested by...

Sprint Kills $50 Plan in Favor of $80 “All-In” Unlimited Offering

June 30, 2015 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

With David Beckham as the spokesperson in a new series of commercials, Sprint is offering an $80...

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Is Sprint Coming 'Directly 2 You' A Good Thing?

June 29, 2015 3:50 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

In case you missed it, Sprint is now sending technical experts out to people's homes to deliver new smartphones and help ease the pain of transferring to a new device. 

Sprint Expands Home Delivery Service for Smartphones

June 29, 2015 11:18 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

'Direct 2 You' gives customers access to experts that actually visit the home to help customer with things like setting up a new phone. With today’s expansion, the service is now available in 28 cities in total. 

AT&T, Cogent Sign Long-Term Interconnection Pact

June 10, 2015 11:30 am | by Ben Munson, CED | News | Comments

The companies say the new pact will smooth traffic interchange while also freeing up additional capacity and new interconnection locations.

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T-Mobile May Remove Cap on Tethering as FCC Rules Take Effect

June 8, 2015 10:11 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to TmoNews, T-Mobile will increase by 2GB the amount of tethered data allowed to its unlimited customers. Also, tethering limits may no longer be capped and will instead...

Recap: Top Stories for June 1-5

June 5, 2015 9:40 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Its been a busy week as we saw reports surface of a possible Dish/T-Mobile merger. Meanwhile, AT&T may be willing to relent on the FCC's new Open Internet rule in return for approval of its DirecTV acquisition. And on Roger Enter speculates on whether Charter might have wireless ambitions. 

Time to Upgrade? There Are Lots of Options

June 4, 2015 10:35 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Videos | Comments

Phone companies have been shifting away from contracts and trying to get you to pay full price — $600 to $700 for a high-end phone. Installment plans are available, along with a leasing option from Sprint.

Report: T-Mobile, Dish in Merger Talks

June 4, 2015 9:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The news comes following a report from Yahoo Finance, which obtained a confidential internal memo from Dish, that claimed the satellite TV provider was preparing "something big" and looking for a new CMO...

AT&T's De la Vega: 2-Year Contracts Slowly Going Away

June 3, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Ralph de la Vega, the company's CEO of mobile and business solutions, told re/code that the legacy business model of a signed contract and phone subsidy may...

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AT&T Ready to Fold on Net Neutrality Rules for DirecTV Approval

June 2, 2015 5:20 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T may agree to abide by a good portion of the FCC's new Open Internet rules, which are set to go into effect June 12 That would mean AT&T would have to submit to the FCC's...

Sprint Prepaid Users Get Rollover Data, Sports TV Package

June 2, 2015 12:04 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Sprint will offer rollover data to plans starting at $35 a month. Prepaid customers can store up to 30GB of unused data with no expiration. The offer is similar to those...

Recap: Top Stories for May 25-29

May 29, 2015 9:36 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

This week saw Google unveil the latest iteration of Android, which included offline maps, a new photos app and Android Pay, among many other new features. Meanwhile, Avago Technologies made a big splash in the semiconductor market, and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure throws uncertainty around unlimited. And last but not least be sure to catch our exclusive interview with Dan Hesse on this week's episode of Tuesdays with Roger!  

Report: AT&T to Stop Offering Two-Year Contracts at Some Retailers

May 20, 2015 12:19 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Customers love AT&T Next and we are continuing to focus on it as the preferred way that customers want to shop.”                    

AT&T Proposes Quick Clearing of 600 MHz

May 20, 2015 11:36 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T is specifically referring to things like low-power television, translators and unlicensed wireless microphones, among other users that might interfere with wireless operations within...

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AT&T's Continued Evolution Takes Company Beyond Phones

May 20, 2015 11:01 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

AT&T Inc. is spending $48.5 billion to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV as it looks for new ways to package access — wireless and wired — with traditional and...

AT&T Plans To Push 'Special' Content to Cars

May 19, 2015 9:25 am | News | Comments

AT&T is reportedly talking to its partners in the auto industry, as well as its content partners, to offer 'special' exclusive content to...

AT&T CEO: Net Neutrality Rules Will Be Changed

May 18, 2015 12:38 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Stephenson said the court challenge is “pretty strong,” referring to the stay AT&T and others in the industry filed.                                                                                          

Dish, Cogent Force AT&T's Hand on DirecTV Deal

May 14, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In an ex parte filing, Dish, Cogent, and three consumer advocacy organizations, raised concerns...                                                                                                    

Trade-Ins Could Prime Mexican Smartphone Market for AT&T

May 13, 2015 4:39 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T is acquiring its way into the Mexican wireless market to create a North American service area covering...                                                                                             

Are Sprint, T-Mobile Really Justified in Asking for Auction Handouts?

May 13, 2015 4:04 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

A recent report from Recon Analytics shows that T-Mobile and Sprint's pleas to the FCC for special treatment in the upcoming incentive auctions may be disingenuous. 

AT&T Snuggles Up to Hulu Content

May 13, 2015 2:46 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As worded in a press release, the partnership appears a bit obtuse, promising a kind of merging of Hulu's content through AT&T's suite of apps, however redundant that functionality may be given Hulu's existing tablet, smartphone and smart TV software.  

Regulators on Verge of Approving $49B AT&T, DirecTV Deal

May 13, 2015 11:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T says that it lacks any incentive to harm the market for online video services and has even said that it is committed to expanding broadband services to rural areas, which the...

AT&T Targets Dish with Proposed Auction Rules Changes

May 11, 2015 1:53 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T has previously said that Dish’s use of the DE program during the AWS-3 auction “ran over” smaller DEs.                                                                                                          

AT&T Adds Rollover Data to GoPhone Prepaid Plans

May 11, 2015 11:17 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T pushes rollover data to prepaid nearly two months after T-Mobile announced it was extending its Data Stash program...                                                                    

FCC Denies Stay of Title II for ISPs

May 11, 2015 10:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The petitions came from trade groups representing the cable and wireless industries. CTIA and USTelecom, representing the wireless carriers, had asked the FCC to hold on implementing the new classification...

SmartWatch: T-Mobile Won’t Settle Until It Takes All Verizon’s Subscribers

May 7, 2015 12:27 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s best Twitter shots typically come at the expense of AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. But Stephenson can rest easy knowing that T-Mobile’s latest targeted attempt to poach customers is aimed solely at Verizon Wireless. 

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