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iPhone officially goes prepaid in the US via Cricket

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Leap Wireless announced on Thursday morning that its Cricket prepaid wireless carrier will begin offering the "first" prepaid iPhone option in the US on June 22. Though the devices will cost significantly higher up front than iPhones purchased "on contract" from another carrier, Cricket offers a $55 per month,...
iPhone officially goes prepaid in the US via Cricket

Verizon, cable companies now "frenemies," can sell each other's products

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The Federal Communications Commission today approved Verizon Wireless's deal to purchase lots of wireless spectrum from cable companies, while imposing limits onto a related deal in which Verizon and the cable companies will resell each other's services. Verizon will purchase spectrum in the Advanced Wireless Services band from Comcast, Time...
Verizon, cable companies now "frenemies," can sell each other's products

Samsung's Galaxy Note heads to the Super Bowl; NSN to cut 4,100 jobs

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Quick news from around the Web. @FierceWireless: "@allthingsd: Tablet Sales Will Increase Fivefold Over Next Five Years. Article" | Follow@FierceWireless > Tellabs announced a slowdown in year-over-year revenues. Release (PDF) > Leap Wireless' Cricket will sell Brightstar's eSecuritel device protection program to its subscribers across 35 states. Release > Flash Networks...
Samsung's Galaxy Note heads to the Super Bowl; NSN to cut 4,100 jobs

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, YHOO, LNKD, FB, GOOG, EA)

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Good morning! Here's the overnight news. After catching up, come back to SAI all day for live tech news and analysis. Marissa Mayer does not consider herself a feminist. Marc Andreessen is backing an app for contractors who want to rent equipment. Walt Mossberg says you might want to wait...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, YHOO, LNKD, FB, GOOG, EA)

Verizon and Leap Wireless announce $120 million spectrum swap in wake of FCC approval

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Go ahead and put a bow on it, as Verizon Wireless and Leap Wireless (the parent company of Cricket), have announced a successful spectrum swap. The agreement follows the recent stamp of approval from the FCC, which was issued as part of a larger deal between Verizon Wireless, SpectrumCo...
Verizon and Leap Wireless announce $120 million spectrum swap in wake of FCC approval

Time to Consider Prepaid Mobile?

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When people in the U.S. hear the term “prepaid mobile,” they might think of cheap phones with limited service options for people with bad credit. But that’s slowly changing. While some wireless companies say the bulk of their prepaid customers are still low-income consumers looking for a value plan, an...
Time to Consider Prepaid Mobile?

FCC to Verizon Wireless: You need more spectrum? Prove it by March 22nd.

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By now, we hope you're plenty familiar with the ongoing saga between Verizon Wireless and the FCC -- no, not that little kerfuffle about data roaming complaints, but the biggie -- the proposed transfer of 122 AWS spectrum licenses from three cable providers to Big Red. While the FCC's...
FCC to Verizon Wireless: You need more spectrum? Prove it by March 22nd.

Cricket announces LTE-capable LG Optimus Regard, Galaxy S III coming later this month

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CDMA-based Cricket has announced its first LTE smartphones, launching the Optimus Regard this week, while that rather popular Samsung Galaxy S III will shake hands with the carrier's new 4G network on November 23rd. The Optimus Regard features a 1.2GHz processor, Android 4.0, 3.5-inch screen and 5-megapixel camera, with...
Cricket announces LTE-capable LG Optimus Regard, Galaxy S III coming later this month

Broadband competition fears may lead DOJ to block Verizon spectrum deal

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The Justice Department is "holding up" Verizon Wireless' deal to buy spectrum from cable companies, over concerns that the deal and related swaps will leave many US residents with only one option for broadband Internet service, the Wall Street Journal reported last night. Verizon last December announced an agreement to...
Broadband competition fears may lead DOJ to block Verizon spectrum deal

Leap Wireless Considers New Data Plans, CEO Says

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Leap Wireless is considering introducing additional data tiers to the pay-as-you-go carrier's offerings to help manage the rising use of streaming video and photo downloads to handsets....
Leap Wireless Considers New Data Plans, CEO Says

Apple’s iPhone, now off contract

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If reluctance to commit to a wireless contract has kept you from getting an iPhone, you finally have a month-to-month option on the table. Cricket Wireless, a part of Leap Wireless, announced Thursday that it will be the first pre-paid carrier in the United States to offer the phone to...
Apple’s iPhone, now off contract

Clearwire breaking ground on new LTE network

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It’s been promising an LTE network for more than a year, but in the next three months Clearwire will actually deliver. Cleawire CFO Hope Cochran said Wednesday that Clearwire will begin constructing its LTE network rollout in the next two weeks and begin ramping up its build-out in the fourth...
Clearwire breaking ground on new LTE network

Leap estimated to pay Apple $150 subsidy for contract-free $500 iPhone 4S

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For customers who buy a $500 contract-free iPhone 4S through carrier Cricket Communications, its parent company, Leap Wireless, is likely to still pay a subsidy of about $150 to achieve that price....
Leap estimated to pay Apple $150 subsidy for contract-free $500 iPhone 4S
T-Mobile could finally launch Apple's iPhone next year

MetroPCS, Cricket start financing high-end smartphones

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A big part of T-Mobile’s plan to end phone subsidies lies with device financing, which will ease the sticker shock of paying for a $500+ smartphone up front. But T-Mobile isn’t the only operator to have that idea. Both MetroPCS and Leap Wireless’s Cricket Communications recently launched financing programs of...
MetroPCS, Cricket start financing high-end smartphones
T-Mobile likely to end attempt to block Verizon spectrum purchase
FCC approves Verizon's cable spectrum purchase
Investors, customers take Clearwire on a roller-coaster ride

Cricket becomes first US pre-paid carrier to offer iPhone 5, available September 28

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Leap Wireless owned carrier Cricket announced today that it will become one of the first pre-paid operators to offer Apple’s new iPhone 5, making it available to select customers from September 28. This is a developing story, please refresh for updates....
Cricket becomes first US pre-paid carrier to offer iPhone 5, available September 28

Yikes: Sprint may terminate its 15-year agreement with LightSquared

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The country’s third largest wireless carrier, Sprint Nextel, may terminate its 15-year agreement with wholesale wireless startup LightSquared today. Back in July, LightSquared signed a $9 billion 15-year agreement with Sprint to build and host its LTE network, which is crucial for the company to reach the targeted launch...
Yikes: Sprint may terminate its 15-year agreement with LightSquared

iPhone makes the 'Leap' into the prepaid zone

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The SpaceX ship splashes back down to Earth, Windows 8 Preview Release adds trackpad multitouch gestures, and Leap Wireless will sell the iPhone without a contract. [Read more]...
iPhone makes the 'Leap' into the prepaid zone

AT&T reportedly in talks to buy Leap Wireless

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AT&T has recently been in talks to buy Leap Wireless, a carrier operating in 35 states with 6 million customers, according to Reuters....
AT&T reportedly in talks to buy Leap Wireless

Clearwire, Leap Wireless Make Wholesale Pact

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Clearwire signed a five-year wholesale deal with Leap Wireless to supply the pay-as-you-go carrier with high-speed mobile broadband service....
Clearwire, Leap Wireless Make Wholesale Pact
To avoid defaulting on its massive debt, LightSquared’s Falcone is stepping aside
Cricket joins Rural Cellular Association in ongoing spectrum policy war

Mobile Miscellany: week of April 29th, 2013

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If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought a leak of the BlackBerry R-Series smartphone in red, a clever new notification system from the Paranoid Android team and quarterly earnings from Leap...
Mobile Miscellany: week of April 29th, 2013

Department of Defense Ready to Approve iOS 6 for High-Security Uses

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The U.S. Department of Defense is readying a new government approval for iOS devices to be used by military agencies for nonclassified communications. This is apparently a separate approval from the "commercial mobile device implementation plan" that the DoD announced a few months ago. The Wall Street Journal reports that...
Department of Defense Ready to Approve iOS 6 for High-Security Uses

Cricket Parent Leap Wireless Narrows Loss, Adds Customers

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Leap Wireless, the parent company of Cricket, on Thursday posted a narrower net loss as the prepaid carrier continued to add customers. The company said it lost $84.4 million, or $1.10 per share, on revenue of $767 million. That compares to a $249.4 million loss, or $3.28 per share, on...
Cricket Parent Leap Wireless Narrows Loss, Adds Customers

Without Big Subsidies, iPhone Is a Tough Sell

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Some wireless carriers including Leap Wireless and T-Mobile are betting they can get more customers to buy the iPhone without a subsidy in exchange for lower monthly rates. The problem is that cost-conscious customers cannot afford the pricey phone....
Without Big Subsidies, iPhone Is a Tough Sell
LightSquared goes dark, files for bankruptcy
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