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Verizon, MetroPCS Spar on LTE Roaming Claims

May 18, 2012 7:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is again going on offense against critics of the AWS deal, this time targeting MetroPCS.

Verizon Plans 2013 Text-to-911 Service

May 4, 2012 7:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless announced a major text-to-911 push on Thursday, making it the only top-tier operator in the country to offer the emergency service.

Verizon Goes on Offense Against AWS Deal Critics

May 3, 2012 7:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless sent the FCC a 14-page screed on Wednesday denouncing critics of its AWS purchase to "address a litany of erroneous claims" from T-Mobile USA and a number of other groups.

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FCC Prolongs Verizon AWS Review on Document Issues

May 2, 2012 7:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC has tacked three weeks onto its review of Verizon's AWS spectrum purchase after the company and its partners failed to produce documents on time.

VZW, Cable Ops Open File Access to Avoid AWS Delay

May 1, 2012 7:27 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and its cable partners in the AWS spectrum sale are taking steps to make transaction documents more accessible after Sprint and a number of other companies complained to the FCC.

VZW Ups Prepaid Game with Smartphone Plan, Hotspot

May 1, 2012 7:22 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless outed two new prepaid devices yesterday amid signs of increasing interest in the no-contract space from top-tier providers typically focused on more lucrative postpaid customers.

VZW, Comcast Start Cross- Selling in Colorado

April 30, 2012 7:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and Comcast today began selling each other's cellular and cable services in Colorado and five other markets.

Verizon Resurrects T-Mobile Merger Comments in AWS Defense

April 27, 2012 7:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA's own words are being used against it by Verizon Wireless, which resurrected comments T-Mobile made during its failed merger with AT&T to defend its AWS spectrum purchase.

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Delay Sought in Verizon AWS Sale

April 25, 2012 7:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sprint, DirecTV and seven other groups are asking the FCC to stall its review of Verizon's $3.9 billion AWS purchase because of problems accessing documents about the transaction.

Amid Strong iPhone Sales, Verizon Supportive of Windows Phone

April 19, 2012 7:04 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless voiced support for Microsoft's Windows Phone today even though it carries just one smartphone using the operating system and has not yet said it will carry any Nokia devices running on the platform

Verizon, Time Warner Push Ahead with Cross-Selling

April 13, 2012 7:14 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and Time Warner Cable have begun cross-selling each other's products in Ohio, Kansas and North Carolina even though the government has yet to close its review of the marketing arrangement and a multi-billion dollar spectrum sale associated with it.

Analyst: Verizon Upgrade Fee to Bring In $1 Billion

April 12, 2012 7:34 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless' new $30 upgrade fee could add about $1 billion to the company's annual earnings before taxes, depreciation and amortization, according to BTIG Research Analyst Walter Piecyk

Verizon Wireless to Start $30 Upgrade Fee April 22

April 11, 2012 7:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless said today it will begin charging customers a $30 upgrade fee beginning April 22 for buying a new device at a discounted price

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T-Mobile Attacks Verizon Spectrum Claims

April 6, 2012 7:05 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA is going after Verizon Wireless' claims that it uses spectrum more efficiently than other operators, a new line of attack in its fight to block Verizon's $3.9 billion purchase of nationwide AWS spectrum.

Verizon Pledges Mobile Video if AWS Deal Closes

April 2, 2012 7:02 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon is reportedly planning a mobile video service if the government clears its multi-billion dollar spectrum and marketing deal with four cable operators.

VZW, Cable Op's Shed Light on AWS, Marketing Deals

March 26, 2012 7:03 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and the four cable operators it is buying spectrum from have presented the FCC with a nuanced explanation of a marketing and cross-selling arrangement that was penned at the same time the companies agreed on a $3.9 billion sale of AWS spectrum.

Comcast: We Tried to Sell AWS to 'Virtually Every' U.S. Carrier

March 22, 2012 7:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

A top Comcast executive said during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday that it had tried to sell its AWS spectrum to "virtually every wireless carrier in the country" before forging a multi-billion dollar deal with Verizon Wireless.

Witnesses Set for Senate Hearing on Verizon, Cable AWS Sale

March 19, 2012 7:04 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Executives from Verizon Communications and Comcast will square off against the Rural Cellular Association (RCA) and Free Press at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing later this week on Verizon Wireless' $3.9 billion acquisition of nationwide AWS spectrum from four cable operators.

VZW Closes Purchase of Spectrum in Poconos

March 15, 2012 7:03 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless said Wednesday it had closed its purchase of a regional wireless provider in northeast Pennsylvania from U.S. Cellular.

FCC Demands More Info on Verizon, Cable Marketing Deal

March 9, 2012 7:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and four cable companies are being asked to provide more information to the FCC about a marketing and cross-selling agreement...

VZW Call Center Reorg to Affect 3,000 Jobs, 'Not for Cost Cutting'

March 9, 2012 7:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is shutting down three call centers and reorganizing other parts of its support operations in a move that will affect an estimated 3,175 employees across several states.

Home Fusion Makes VZW 'Cantenna' a Reality

March 6, 2012 7:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless today introduced HomeFusion Broadband, a new service that will bring wireless LTE service into the home as a primary broadband connection...

Verizon, Cable Ops Defend AWS Sale

March 5, 2012 7:06 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless defended its $3.9 billion purchase of spectrum from four cable companies against critics of the deal in documents filed with the FCC on Friday...

Verizon, MetroPCS Net Neutrality Suit to Proceed

March 2, 2012 7:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The ruling is a largely procedural victory for Verizon and MetroPCS, who first filed suit over the open Internet rules last January.

Verizon, Cable Deals Slated for Senate Hearing

February 29, 2012 6:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The Senate antitrust committee has scheduled a March 21 hearing on Verizon Wireless' $3.9 billion deal to buy a nationwide swath of AWS spectrum from four cable companies.

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