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AT&T’s Stephenson: ‘This Will Be A Very Different Company’

January 27, 2015 5:53 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Stephenson was talking about the diversification of AT&T revenue stream through it’s pickup of DirectTV, as well as recent acquisition of wireless players in Mexico...                         

T-Mobile's Legere Visits FCC To Talk Low-Band Spectrum

January 26, 2015 2:43 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to an ex parte filed with the FCC that describes Legere's meeting with Chairman...

AT&T Seeks 'North American Service Area' with Another Mexico Buy

January 26, 2015 9:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T said that...

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...

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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...

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.                                       

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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...                                                                  

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?                                                              

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...             

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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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. 

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.                                                    

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? 

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Connected Car Platform Mojio Taps AT&T for Global Carrier Agreement

January 13, 2015 2:57 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Mojio says AT&T’s global SIM will provide “borderless roaming” for vehicles with Mojio’s OBD device plugged in.                                                 

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.                                                

Sale of Iusacell Stake Removes Hurdle for AT&T’s Purchase of Mobile Carrier

January 12, 2015 10:35 am | by Mike Robuck, CED | News | Comments

Mexican broadcaster and media company Grupo Television announced it had wrapped up the sale of its 50 percent stake in wireless operator Iusacell back to joint-venture partner Grupo Salinas.                                                

AT&T Will Trial LTE Broadcast at BCS Championship

January 9, 2015 11:18 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T announced it will trial LTE Broadcast at the College Football Championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Jan. 12.                                                      

AWS-3 Auction Bidding Rounds Change Again as $45B Nears

January 8, 2015 3:41 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The FCC today once again altered the bidding rounds structure for its ongoing AWS-3 spectrum auction.                                                                      

C Spire Extends Rollover Data to Shared Plans Ahead of AT&T

January 8, 2015 11:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

C Spire Wireless, the Tier 2 carrier that essentially kickstarted the current rollover data frenzy...                                                                         

AT&T Unloads Cricket's Muve Music to Deezer

January 8, 2015 10:24 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Starting at the end of the month, Cricket music users will have access to Deezer's entire catalog of 35 million songs. Cricket said it will...               

FirstNews Briefs: Cricket Wireless, HTC, AT&T, BlackBerry, HyprKey

January 8, 2015 9:54 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Today, Cricket Wireless announced an exclusive wireless agreement with...                                                                                            

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...                 

AT&T Announces Rollover Data for All Mobile Share Plans

January 7, 2015 11:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, beginning January 25, all new and current AT&T Mobile Share Value customers will automatically receive the...                      

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...  

Verizon CEO McAdam Pans AOL Acquisition Rumors

January 6, 2015 11:46 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

When asked about the reports, McAdam said that there were a lot of media players that might make great partners for Verizon, but he said...                         

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