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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...

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.                                       

Verizon Posts Massive 4Q Loss as Tablets Save Day

January 22, 2015 10:18 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Loss aside, Verizon Wireless added 2 million high-value net retail postpaid connections in the fourth quarter, as total wireless revenues hit $87.6 billion, up 8.2 percent from...       

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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.                                                                                                         

Verizon Beefs Up Prepaid Plans

January 21, 2015 1:30 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Now, the $45 per month smartphone option will include 1GB of data instead of 500MB.                                                                 

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: Ericsson, TeliaSonera, Anritsu, Verizon

January 21, 2015 10:07 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

TeliaSonera has renewed and expanded its contract with Ericsson, that was initially signed back in 2010. Ericsson will now perform...                                                                

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...                                                             

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‘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? 

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.                                                 

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Verizon Intros After-Market Connected Car Service, 'Verizon Vehicle'

January 13, 2015 1:24 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“It will bring the traditional roadside assistance model into the 21st century,” said Eric Goldman, president of Verizon Telematics.                                                                            

FirstNews Briefs: Sequans, Radisys, Ecrio, Elavon, Verizon, Interop, Broadpeak

January 13, 2015 9:23 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

4G chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. and Ecrio Inc., provider of 4G LTE real time communications client solutions for...                                                                

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.                                                

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.                                                                      

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...                         

Carriers Will Market Enhanced VoLTE to Suits and Ties

January 2, 2015 4:03 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

While calls placed using VoLTE will indeed come through loud and clear, what's less obvious is just exactly how the operators intend to...                         

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. 

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...                                 

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