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AT&T Bumps Up 10GB Shared Plan, Offers Free International Messaging

November 17, 2014 3:18 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

AT&T today announced it’s increasing the bucket size for its 10GB Mobile Share plan and also offering free international messaging. Beginning tomorrow, AT&T will raise the data allowance for its...    

Report: North America Growing on Subscribers with Multiple Devices

November 17, 2014 11:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson on Monday dumped its massive cache of mobile stats via the company's annual Mobility Report, and North America actually...                 

Apple Now Accepting China's UnionPay for App Store Purchases

November 17, 2014 10:33 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said in a statement that the ability to pay with UnionPay has been one of the most requested...                    

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Verizon Switches Up Terms for Early Contract Terminations

November 17, 2014 10:29 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Verizon last week made some changes to its policy for Early Termination Fees (ETF). First spotted by Droid Life, the new policy now has Verizon contract customers wait...                       

Study: U.S. Mobile Payments to Hit $142B by 2019

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

"The adoption of mobile payments is an evolution — not a revolution — and the evolution is well underway," Forrester concluded in...                        

Review: Apple's iOS 8 Offers Diverse New Set of Keyboard Apps

November 17, 2014 9:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

With iOS 8, typing on the iPhone's touch keyboard doesn't seems as tedious, cumbersome or infuriating as it did before, when a rather dim-witted "auto-correct" system would...            

AT&T Kills Cookie Tracking on Smartphones

November 17, 2014 9:23 am | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

The change by AT&T essentially removes a hidden string of letters and numbers that are passed along to websites that...                        

Report: Verizon Cutting 1,000 Jobs by Year’s End

November 14, 2014 11:16 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Verizon will be eliminating 1,000 jobs by offering buyouts to employees, according to a Bloomberg report. The report cites an unnamed source who says...                                      

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Could Nokia Brand Return to Consumer Market?

November 14, 2014 11:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Speaking at an investor conference in London, Suri said that Nokia sees an opportunity in...                                 

BlackBerry Beefing Up Mobile-Security, Partnering with Samsung

November 14, 2014 9:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

As part of its strategy outlined Thursday in San Francisco, BlackBerry unveiled several upgrades to its mobile security weapons and a partnership with smartphone market leader...            

FirstNews Briefs: Mavenir Systems, Stoke, Cricket, BURG, Radisys

November 14, 2014 9:26 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Mavenir Systems, a provider of software-based networking solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stoke, Inc., subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were...

AWS-3 Auction Tops $2B in First Two Rounds of Bidding

November 13, 2014 3:53 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC’s auction of 65 MHz of AWS-3 began today and it’s already drawn heavy interest from the 70 approved bidders. Total bids exceeded...                              

Sprint Extends Leasing Program to iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

November 13, 2014 2:02 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Sprint today announced it is opening up its device leasing program to the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Both models are LTE-compatible and the iPad Air 2 works on the Sprint Spark network.               

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T-Mobile Grabbing Subs After Long Wait for New iPhones

November 13, 2014 10:36 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The long wait for the iPhone 6 has left many at AT&T and Verizon off contract, which T-Mobile sees as a major opportunity...                       

Ericsson Plans Job Cuts as Part of Savings Plan

November 13, 2014 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As part of the company's 2014 Capital Markets Day, the Swedish telcom equipment maker said it is looking to...                                     

Samsung Adds Developer Tools for Health, Home, VR

November 12, 2014 4:13 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

At the company’s developer conference Wednesday, Won-Pyo Hong, president of Samsung’s Media Solution Center, began the conversation...                       

AT&T Pauses Fiber Expansion On Title II Concerns

November 12, 2014 11:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Stephenson's comments come just days after President Obama's strongest statement yet on...                                 

Qualcomm LTE Direct Coming in 2016

November 12, 2014 10:54 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Speaking Tuesday at the Open Mobile Summit, Mahesh Makhijani, senior director for Qualcomm Research, fit the technology in with Release 12 and said...                   

Verizon CFO Plans Consistent Spending, Focus on Wireless

November 12, 2014 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said that it was likely that spending on the company's wireless network may go up, while spending on wireline...                               

Verizon Offers Free Goodies on Nov. 26 "Connection Day"

November 12, 2014 10:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Big Red has launched a landing page where anyone, regardless of which carrier they're on, can sign up for...

Verizon Multicast to Leverage OnCue Assets for Mobile Pay TV

November 11, 2014 2:59 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Speaking Tuesday at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, Carey talked about how the OnCue assets Verizon acquired from Intel will factor into...                                   

Wireless Week Live: LTE Multicast and the Mobile Video Revolution

November 11, 2014 2:39 pm | Webinars

The way video is delivered to mobile devices everywhere is about to get turned on its head. Thanks to a feature of LTE-Advanced called Multicast (eMBMS), watching video over a carrier network will be more efficient by leveraging Multicast's point to multi-point approach. Verizon has already demonstrated the technology at last year's Super Bowl in New York, and there's a lot of talk about the possibilities going forward.

Review: Is the Mobile Wallet Just A Pipe Dream?

November 11, 2014 10:11 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Attempt at your own risk: For an entire week, I left all my cash and credit cards at home to see how well wallet-free...                          

GoGo Shares Up Big After AT&T Shelves In-Flight LTE PLans

November 11, 2014 10:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T had previously announced that it was preparing to build an “air-to-ground network” to provide the connectivity, which at the time it said...                    

Microsoft's Dual-SIM Lumia 535 Comes Sans Nokia Branding

November 11, 2014 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft Tuesday revealed the first of its smartphones to launch without Nokia branding. The Lumia 535 comes bearing...                                 

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