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Softcard Shutting Down March 31

March 5, 2015 10:46 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The same report sites sources who say that the Softcard app will be pulled from Google Play by...                                     

AT&T: We Weren’t T-Mobile’s Competition in AWS-3 Auction, Dish Was

March 4, 2015 5:17 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“This is probably the lesson T-Mobile most wants to avoid."

Wheeler Takes Controversial Title II Pitch on the Road

March 3, 2015 1:13 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

“Do we have a set of rules that says activities should be reasonable and somebody who can throw...

Verizon CFO: OTT Video, IoT will Drive Revenue Growth

March 3, 2015 10:56 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Shammo said Verizon’s efforts around IoT and OTT will extend to its 100 million subscriber base...

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FirstNews Briefs: Mobile World Congress 2015

March 2, 2015 9:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

A round-up of news coming out of Mobile World Congress 2015, including announcements from Verizon, Ericsson and more...                                  

Verizon Gets Snarky in Response to FCC’s Net Neutrality Ruling

February 26, 2015 4:29 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The press release is made to look like it was composed on a typewriter and the carrier referred to...                                   

ISPs Fall Under Title II After 3-2 FCC Vote

February 26, 2015 12:28 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules will ban paid prioritization agreements; outlaw the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services and will apply to wireless providers. 

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U.S. Cellular Cuts Prices for EIP Customers

February 24, 2015 1:43 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The regional carrier is expanding its $30 discount off monthly connection charges to its 8 GB plan, so customers who choose...                                

Watch: Roger Entner on Spectrum, Sling TV, Sprint and the Oscars

February 24, 2015 11:10 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In our recent conversation with Recon Analytics' Roger Entner, we discuss the thorny regulatory environment that could pop up around services like Dish's new Sling TV; Sprint's constrained resources; and the whopping $44 billion raised in the FCC's AWS-3 auction. Check out all three installments right here. 

FirstNews Briefs: American Tower, Verizon, Comverse, Kyocera, Authentidate, Antel

February 24, 2015 9:25 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

American Tower Corporation today announced that, in connection with the funding of its transaction with Verizon Communications, Inc...                                  

Google Wallet Absorbs AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon's Softcard

February 23, 2015 1:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Softcard, which was launched by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon as a joint venture in 2010 under the name ISIS, uses Near Field Communications (NFC) to make contactless...

New Verizon Report Spotlights Strong IoT Growth

February 23, 2015 11:11 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon saw a 45 percent year-over-year revenue growth in its Internet of Things (IoT) business in...                                   

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AT&T Slams Dish’s Use of Designated Entities in Auction 97

February 20, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Marsh argued that Dish's DEs were not what the FCC had in mind when it created the rules to give smaller companies a chance against...                        

Sprint Undercuts with New 12GB Shared Plan

February 20, 2015 2:00 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Customers who port in a number from a competitor will get the access fee waived for up to 10 lines for one year.                                   

Watch: Entner Says Sprint Has No Business Talking Network Investment

February 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In part two of our recent talk with Recon Analytics' Roger Entner, we turn to Title II and...                                          

FirstNews Briefs: Ingram Micro, Verizon, weBoost, AppLift, Phonedeck

February 20, 2015 9:23 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Ingram Micro Mobility has joined the Verizon Partner Program (VPP) to provide IT resellers with...                                            

T-Mobile CEO: We’re Open to Anything Dish Does with Its Spectrum

February 19, 2015 11:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“I think Dish is a great opportunity for the country and possibly for T-Mobile,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere.                                        

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T-Mobile’s Stock Jumps on Strong 4Q, Legere Rooting for Sprint

February 19, 2015 9:51 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

T-Mobile’s stock jumped almost 4 percent in early Thursday trading as the carrier reported...                                              

T-Mobile CEO Rallies Consumers Against AT&T, Verizon

February 18, 2015 5:23 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“If the government wants a competitive wireless market, they need to establish auction rules to reflect that,” wrote Legere.                                         

Watch: Recon Analytics’ Roger Entner Talks Spectrum

February 18, 2015 10:54 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Welcome to the first installment of our new regular series where we’ll sit down with Recon Analytics’ Roger Entner and hash out the biggest news and issues in the wireless industry.                        

Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead Retiring

February 18, 2015 10:03 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon at the same time announced that John Stratton, formerly Verizon’s president of global enterprise and consumer wireline, has...                                     

Verizon Says No Need for More Large Spectrum Buys, Dish Slumps

February 17, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon is happy with how it did in the FCC’s Auction 97 and doesn’t anticipate it will...                                                    

AT&T CEO to FCC: “There Will Be Litigation”

February 13, 2015 1:51 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Stephenson was less sure what form that litigation could take, saying it could come as an industry movement.                                      

Verizon Writes FCC to “Correct Record” on Restricting Network Access

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

Verizon’s letter took issue with Wheeler’s alleged misunderstanding of “commercial arrangements.”                                              

Wheeler: Expect a Modernized Title II, Not the Hybrid Approach

February 11, 2015 3:16 pm | by Brian Santo, CED | News | Comments

The FCC will use a modernized version of Title II with Section 706 as a “one-two” punch...                                          

Sprint’s Bye Says Title II Won’t Stop AT&T, Verizon From Investing

February 11, 2015 11:28 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Speaking with Reuters, Bye said that Sprint’s competitors' argument is presenting a “situation that won’t play out.”                                   

T-Mobile Offers Sweetheart Deal with Free Tablet for Valentine's Day

February 10, 2015 9:27 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Customers who take advantage of the offer will need to set up a data plan, which start at 1GB of mobile Internet for $20 per month and go up to...                               

Sprint Beats Out T-Mobile in New RootMetrics Report

February 9, 2015 5:27 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Did Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure’s prediction come true?                                                              

Senators Call for Investigation into Verizon Wireless 'Supercookies'

February 6, 2015 3:18 pm | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless...                                                                                

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