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Verizon Wireless Raising Activation and Upgrade Fees

January 28, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Verizon Wireless is committed to the fees remaining competitive within the wireless industry.”                                                                  

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...

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...

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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...

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.                                                                                                         

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?                                                              

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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.                                                                          

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.                                                                

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...                                                             

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.                                                                           

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.

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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.                                                    

Verizon Promises “Breakthrough for 200 Million Cars”

January 12, 2015 11:24 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless Tuesday will announce news at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, presumably around the connected car.                                                

Sprint Swings to Postpaid Growth in 4Q

January 8, 2015 10:40 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint issued preliminary numbers for the fourth quarter and pegged its return to postpaid subscriber growth on...                                                       

T-Mobile Adds 1.3M Postpaid Subscribers in 4Q

January 7, 2015 11:41 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

For the full year 2014, the Un-carrier managed to pick up 8.3 million total net customer additions, including 4.9 million branded postpaid net customer...                 

Sprint's Latest Promo Drives 700% Increase in Retail Traffic

January 7, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to new research from Placed, a company that tracks location through mobile phones on an opt-in basis, the first week of the “Cut Your Bill in Half” promotion increased foot traffic...  

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Legere: T-Mobile Will Match and Beat Verizon’s Network in 2015

December 30, 2014 1:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

“We’ll go toe-to-toe with Verizon’s network almost everywhere … and win.” That's T-Mobile CEO John Legere's opening salvo for...

Blogging 2014: Wireless Week's Top 5 Blogs of the Year

December 29, 2014 12:14 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | Articles | Comments

There was a lot to talk about in 2014, as T-Mobile set the spark with a flurry of dramatic Uncarrier initiatitives. Here's a look at some of Wireless Week's most read blogs from the past years. 

T-Mobile Settles Cramming Suit with FTC for $90M

December 19, 2014 12:35 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler called the settlement a win for consumers and promised to do more to ensure...                                   

SmartWatch: LTE Networks Near Finish Line in 2014

December 18, 2014 11:03 am | Videos | Comments

In this our last episode of SmartWatch for the year, we give you a quick status report on the state of the networks going...

Analysis: Tablets Keep Sprint Afloat While T-Mobile Misses Potential for Growth

December 18, 2014 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

According to new research from Recon Analytics, tablets account for 61 percent of postpaid net adds across...                                 

Wireless Week’s 2014 State of the Networks Report

December 18, 2014 9:56 am | by Wireless Week | Articles | Comments

Let’s break down the POPs, VoLTE coverage and other major network progressions for the Tier 1 carriers.                                                                                          

FirstNews Briefs: McDonald's, FCC, Verizon Wireless, Sprint

December 18, 2014 9:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, GA are integrating beacon technology, powered by Bluetooth low-energy beacon solution provider Piper.                                                    

FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Microsoft, NASCAR, Vuzix, Anritsu

December 17, 2014 9:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Citing a need to focus more directly on its core business priorities, Sprint announced it has informed NASCAR...                                                                

Report: SoftBank Downsizing U.S. Operations, Giving Up on T-Mobile Bid

December 12, 2014 10:34 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

SoftBank is scaling down its Silicon Valley operations in a move that could signal the end of the company’s quest to acquire T-Mobile, according to Reuters.                                           

AT&T Expands VoLTE Coverage, Looks to Interoperability with 'Other' Carriers

December 10, 2014 11:42 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a blog on the topic, AT&T SVP of Technolgy and Operations John Donovan said that AT&T's internal testing shows the VoLTE network performance is...           

T-Mobile Still Building Value for Shareholders, Possible Suitor

December 10, 2014 11:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

CFO Braxton Carter, speaking Wednesday at a UBS investor conference, asserted that T-Mobile is really "the only U.S. wireless asset...                      

Apple, IBM Introduce First Batch of iOS Enterprise Apps

December 10, 2014 10:35 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

IBM and Apple today announced the first batch of their collaborative IBM MobileSmarts for iOS mobile applications and supporting cloud services.                                                

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