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New Citi Credit Card Earns You an AT&T Smartphone, For a Price

April 23, 2015 10:53 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The reimbursement offer can be applied to any smartphone in AT&T’s portfolio but $650 won’t cover the cost of all devices.                                                                                 

AT&T 1Q Wireless Profits Squeezed as More Move to Mobile Share Plans

April 22, 2015 5:41 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T reported 1.02 percent churn for the quarter, which it says was the lowest it’s ever...

GM Expects In-Car LTE to Drive Profit

April 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The connected car market continues to grow, as Gartner expects 10 percent of all revenue from...

AT&T Files Separate Legal Challenge to FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

April 15, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T’s suit is somewhat surprising as the carrier was expected to allow wireless industry...

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Verizon: You Don't Need or Want Unlimited Data

April 13, 2015 11:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As Sprint and T-Mobile both offer variations on the unlimited plan, Verizon has posted a blog penned by Jack Gold, president and founder of J. Gold Associates, which laments network congestion...

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Get AWS-3 Licenses; Dish Still Waiting

April 9, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The list does not include Northstar or SNR Wireless, the two designated entity (DE) bidding partners Dish aligned itself with during the auction.                                                                 

AT&T Fined $25M Over Consumer Privacy Violations

April 8, 2015 2:27 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Data center employees confessed to selling personal information obtained to a third party known as “El Pelon.”                                                                                       

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AT&T’s Cricket Wireless Intros Three New Phone Payment Plans

April 8, 2015 10:35 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Cricket also announced a promotion for customers who switch from other carriers one free...                                                                                                                 

Can Phone Companies Do More to Block Robocalls?

April 8, 2015 9:37 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is being asked to consider whether more can be done to block the automated phone calls, but the options appear to be limited.                                           

AT&T: No CDMA 700 MHz Voice Roaming Until VoLTE is Deployed

April 6, 2015 11:39 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T last week held a conference call with the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau to clarify...                                                                                                                   

Judge Overturns AT&T Claim of Exemption from FTC Lawsuit

April 6, 2015 11:37 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission sued AT&T last October due to the company selling its customers so-called “unlimited” data plans that in effect reduced those customer’s data speeds by up to 90 percent.

Google Working on International Roaming with Hutchison

April 6, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief | News | Comments

Rumors of a Google MVNO that will operate on Sprint, T-Mobile and over Wi-Fi, were essentially confirmed by Google Vice President Sundar Pichai during...

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Cricket Wireless To Sell BYOD SIM Through Amazon

April 2, 2015 7:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, Cricket Wireless, which is now owned by AT&T, is just beginning the work of making its products available through the online retailer. 

AT&T Upgrades Wireless, Wireline Amid Municipal Broadband Debate

March 26, 2015 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — AT&T says it has invested $1.2 billion on its wired and wireless networks in Tennessee since 2012.                                                                                 

T-Mobile Promises Immediate Shipping on New Galaxy S6 Pre-Orders

March 26, 2015 10:32 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung announced its new phones during a media event in Barcelona ahead of Mobile World Congress. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge feature higher quality materials than...

Euro Carriers Accelerate DSL to 170 Mbps

March 23, 2015 1:43 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDMagzine | News | Comments

Telefonica, BT, and Orange, have wrapped a 2-year-long set of lab trials of G.fast technology, in which they were able to accelerate DSL on local loops to...

Sprint Won Best Mobile Performance in a Pretty Big Airport

March 23, 2015 11:24 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

After getting shut out in RootMetrics’ U.S. airport mobile network performance study for the first half of 2014, Sprint is on the board...                                                              

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FCC’s Wheeler Pledges to Fix Auction Discount Loophole

March 19, 2015 11:07 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

For its part, Dish has insisted it fully disclosed its plans to use DE bidding partners in the auction and...                                                                                             

AT&T, Verizon to Litigate Title II Through Industry Organizations

March 19, 2015 10:57 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The news comes after AT&T and Verizon have both promised long legal fights over the recently approved Order to reclassify ISPs under what Wheeler has called "light-touch Title II" regulation. 

FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Sonim, PCS Wireless, Jenn-Air

March 19, 2015 9:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T is introducing new enhancements to AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) and Integrated Dispatch.                                                                                             

Verizon Hit with Big Fine Over 911 Outages

March 18, 2015 11:42 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The April 2014 outage was part of a broader multistate 911 outage that affected over 11 million people and...                                                                                              

Wheeler Denies 'Secret' Instructions from White House on Title II

March 17, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Wheeler's comments come as the Commission late last week finally published the full 400-page document that outlines the details of the new Open Internet rules.

T-Mobile Extends Data Stash to Prepaid

March 16, 2015 10:08 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

T-Mobile says that 27 percent of its postpaid customers have so far dipped into their rollover data.                                                                                  

AT&T Deploying Giant Ball to Boost Capacity at SXSW

March 13, 2015 11:01 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The carrier outlined its plans to boost capacity by deploying a Super COW (Cell on Wheels) carrying a Luneburg Lens...                                                                        

FCC Makes Public Its Open Internet Order

March 12, 2015 11:04 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The release is coupled with statements from Wheeler and the four other FCC commissioners.                                                                                            

Order in the Court: Why the Title II Debate Must Be Had Now

March 12, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Articles | Comments

Lawyers from AT&T and Verizon are likely poring over the just released 400-page document before they ask their clients for the go-ahead signatures to take the issue to the courts.

AT&T: DirecTV Will Give Us New Leverage with Content Providers

March 11, 2015 10:40 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

When the DirecTV deal closes, AT&T anticipates having a new bargaining chip.                                             

T-Mobile is Buttering Up Dish and It Might Work

March 6, 2015 10:31 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

In Dish, T-Mobile could have a valuable partner on many levels.                                              

Apple Bumps AT&T from DOW

March 6, 2015 10:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

S&P Dow Jones Indices said it's making the move in response to a planned stock split for Visa, another member of the 119-year old barometer of the stock market.

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