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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...                    

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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...                        

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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.                                    

Sprint CTO: “Light Touch” Title II Won’t Harm Mobile Investment

January 16, 2015 12:22 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

In a letter filed with the FCC, Bye wrote that any new net neutrality rules should include...                                                             

Intel Mobile Business Lost $4.21 Billion in 2014

January 16, 2015 11:21 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“There is more to do in 2015. We'll improve our profitability in mobile, and keep Intel focused on the next wave of computing."                                                           

Google Halts Glass Sales to Redesign, No Re-Release Date Set

January 16, 2015 10:50 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version...                                   

Report: Sprint Buying Stores from Struggling RadioShack

January 16, 2015 10:36 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

A Sprint retailer could be coming soon to a RadioShack near you.                                                                           

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Virgin Mobile Preps Shared Data Prepaid Plans

January 16, 2015 10:03 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Virgin is promising more devices will be available by the end of February.                                                                       

FirstNews Briefs: Zayo Group, MACOM, Total Transit, XO Communications, C Spire

January 16, 2015 9:34 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., a global provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services and long haul dark fiber, announced plans to...                                                    

How “Big Brother-ish” Can Sponsored Data Get?

January 15, 2015 4:02 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

If we’re willing to let companies and developers pick up the mobile data tab for us, we’ll have to start setting boundaries for what they can take from us in return.                                

‘Healthy Competition’ Is Not Enough to Protect Consumers

January 15, 2015 3:42 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

Obviously, the consequences could be disastrous if the FCC were to rule over ISPs, wireless or wireline, as though they were truly nothing more than public utilities. That said, consumers need more protection than a tip of the cap to competition from goliaths like Verizon and AT&T. 

Xiaomi Undercuts Apple with New Device

January 15, 2015 2:13 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Xiaomi known for ultra-low-priced handsets on Thursday unveiled a new model that chairman Jun Lei said is comparable to Apple's iPhone 6 but...                       

SmartWatch: How Can Sprint and Verizon Differentiate in the Rollover Wars?

January 15, 2015 10:44 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

It’s the new year, and SmartWatch is back! In this, our first episode of 2015, we take a look at the new rollover promotions that AT&T and T-Mobile recently brought to market.

T-Mobile Intros New Simply Prepaid Plans

January 15, 2015 10:30 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

T-Mobile today announced Simply Prepaid, a new trio of prepaid plans that undercut its existing prepaid plans by $10 each.                                                    

FirstNews Briefs: TIO Networks, City of Baltimore, PCTEL, GENBAND

January 15, 2015 9:35 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

TIO Networks Corp., a multi-channel bill payment processor, today announced a partnership between its subsidiary Global Express and the City of Baltimore.                                

Analysis: Making Sense of Samsung's Possible Interest in BlackBerry

January 15, 2015 9:22 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Samsung and Blackberry have splashed frigid water on a report that Samsung wants to make a...                                 

UPDATE - BlackBerry Stock Up Almost 30% on Samsung Acquisition Rumor

January 14, 2015 4:25 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

BlackBerry’s stock jumped nearly 30 percent today after a Reuters report suggested the Canadian OEM had been approached by Samsung about a potential acquisition.                             

AT&T, VZW Want to Connect Your Jalopy

January 14, 2015 2:58 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

While these are interesting offers and I've no doubt there's a market for them, I still question where the costs associated with connecting everything will end? 

Supreme Court Sides with T-Mobile in Cell Tower Siting Dispute

January 14, 2015 2:17 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The United States Supreme Court today sided with T-Mobile and said that a town in Georgia did not provide a timely explanation of why it denied a request to put up a cell tower.           

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