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

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

The offer stands until April 9 and can be...

Apple Awards Tim Cook with Massive 2014 Bonus

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

Cook and the...

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

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

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

Analysts: Rollover Data Might Not Make Sense for Sprint, Verizon

January 22, 2015 4:45 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

Nothing sparks churn like competitors having a high-profile feature you don’t.                                                            

Trending Postpaid Buried Prepaid Growth in 2014

January 22, 2015 4:41 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | 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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AT&T Enters $9.2B Credit Deal to Cover Acquisition Related Payments

January 22, 2015 10:59 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T will use the funds for general corporate purposes including “acquisition related expenses” should advances be made under either agreement.                                       

T-Mobile Eases Smartphone Costs for Less Qualified Buyers

January 22, 2015 10:28 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Now every T-Mobile customer who’s paid their wireless bill on time for 12 consecutive months will qualify for...                                                                       

Verizon Posts Massive 4Q Loss as Tablets Save Day

January 22, 2015 10:18 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Loss aside, Verizon Wireless added 2 million high-value net retail postpaid connections in the fourth quarter, as total wireless revenues hit $87.6 billion, up 8.2 percent from...       

FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Lenovo, SignalShare, Fastback Networks

January 22, 2015 9:15 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T today launched AT&T UC Federation. The service allows suppliers, partners and customers to...                                                                  

Microsoft Refines Windows 10 for Mobile

January 21, 2015 5:20 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D...                                 

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Report: Google to Sell Phone Plans on Sprint’s, T-Mobile’s Networks

January 21, 2015 5:00 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The service will likely launch this year.                                                                                                         

Verizon Beefs Up Prepaid Plans

January 21, 2015 1:30 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Now, the $45 per month smartphone option will include 1GB of data instead of 500MB.                                                                 

IBM's 4Q Lags as 2015 Guidance Disappoints

January 21, 2015 1:05 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The technology and consulting company has struggled with declining revenue over the last three years, as business customers have moved away from buying...               

Will Tablets Really Be the Growth Drivers of Tomorrow?

January 21, 2015 12:56 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

What do you think? Are tablets as big a deal for carrier balance sheets as they've been made out to be?                                                              

Microsoft Windows 10 to Address Shift to Mobile

January 21, 2015 10:45 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft will use an event Wednesday to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows.                                                                    

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Report: Samsung Dropping Qualcomm Chips from Next Galaxy S

January 21, 2015 10:29 am | News | Comments

Instead the Korean OEM will build its own processor into the device.                                                                                  

FirstNews Briefs: Ericsson, TeliaSonera, Anritsu, Verizon

January 21, 2015 10:07 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

TeliaSonera has renewed and expanded its contract with Ericsson, that was initially signed back in 2010. Ericsson will now perform...                                                                

FreedomPop Offers $5 Unlimited Access to 10M Wi-Fi Hotspots

January 21, 2015 9:58 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The freemium MVNO will sell plans offering unlimited voice, text and data for $5 per month.                                                                          

MetroPCS Beats Competition with True Unlimited LTE Plan

January 21, 2015 9:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, customers who sign up for the unlimited plan by April 5 can keep the $50 unlimited plan indefinitely.                     

T-Mobile’s Neville Ray Named 4G Americas Chairperson

January 20, 2015 3:01 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, Design Group, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Neville Ray has more than 25 years of experience in the design, deployment and operational management of wireless networks in the United States and worldwide...

Report: HTC Smartwatch, New Phone on the Way

January 20, 2015 2:06 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, Design Group, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The rumored phone, codenamed One M9 as a successor to last year’s One M8, will feature an HTC UltraPixel front camera and a 20-megapixel rear camera...                    

nTelos Selling Most of Its Remaining Towers

January 20, 2015 10:59 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

nTelos Wireless today announced plans to sell most of its remaining owned towers to an affiliate of Grain Management.                                                                

China Mobile-Backed 5G Research Center Cooking Up Massive MIMO

January 20, 2015 10:33 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

A new 5G research partnership involving China Mobile Research Institute and Nutaq Innovation will start work on...                                                                 

FirstNews Briefs: nTelos, TESSCO, Samsung, Mosaic NetworX, AT&T

January 20, 2015 10:27 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

nTelos wireless announced that it will offer iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular later in January.                                                     

AT&T's Iusacell Buy Pays Big Rewards for U.S. Customers

January 20, 2015 9:41 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T's acquistion of Mexican wireless provider Iusacell is already paying dividends for customers. The carrier announced Tuesday that it will...             

Yahoo's Mayer Wrestles with Alibaba Decision

January 20, 2015 9:29 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Mayer has promised to outline her Alibaba plans on or before Jan. 27, when the company will release its fourth-quarter earnings...                        

AT&T Closes $2.5 Billion Acquisition of Iusacell

January 16, 2015 2:32 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T has named F. Thaddeus Arroyo, a 19-year AT&T veteran, as CEO of Iusacell. Arroyo previously served as president of AT&T Technology Development.                                    

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