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Hesse, Masayoshi Son Met With FCC to Pitch SoftBank-Sprint Deal

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Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and SoftBank chief Masayoshi Son met last week with members of the Federal Communications Commission to pitch the benefits of their proposed deal. In a regulatory filing with the commission, Sprint confirmed the meeting as well as details of its pitch for approval of the deal....
Hesse, Masayoshi Son Met With FCC to Pitch SoftBank-Sprint Deal

Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

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Julius Genachowski, the outgoing chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today touted his agency's record in promoting wireless competition over the last four years. And he warned that allowing AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the market leaders, to snap up all of the spectrum in an upcoming wireless auction...
Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

T-Mobile goes to Washington to stop Verizon's spectrum buy

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T-Mobile has decided to enter its own protest (PDF) in the ongoing saga surrounding Verizon's planned $3.6 billion purchase of Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) airwaves from cable companies. The wireless provider filed a brief with the FCC urging the regulatory board to scuttle the impending deal between Verizon and the...
T-Mobile goes to Washington to stop Verizon's spectrum buy

MetroPCS vows at least one VoLTE phone in late 2012

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MetroPCS will be adding Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services during the second half of this year. The flat-rate wireless provider's CEO, Roger Linquist, revealed this during his quarterly analyst conference call to discuss the company's most recent financial results. He indicated that the company plans on offering at least one...
MetroPCS vows at least one VoLTE phone in late 2012

The Best Deal On An iPhone Plan Comes From...Walmart? (AAPL)

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Walmart has partnered with wireless provider Straight Talk to set customers up with a pretty attractive mobile plan. Beginning January 11, you'll be able to buy an unlimited service plan for your new iPhone for $45 per month. A 16 GB iPhone 5 will cost you a full $649 but...
The Best Deal On An iPhone Plan Comes From...Walmart? (AAPL)
Australian government sues Apple for ‘misleading’ with 4G label on new iPad

Verizon Wireless wins top spot in J.D. Power customer care study

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Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced that it has received the top spot in J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 Wireless Customer Care Full Service Study Volume 1. The carrier received a score of 762 out of 1,000, which was 10 index points above the industry average of 752. Virgin Mobile...
Verizon Wireless wins top spot in J.D. Power customer care study
FreedomPop announces network expansion for nationwide coverage alongside new 3G/4G 'Overdrive Pro' hotspot

OpenXC: Ford Launches an Open-Source Platform for In-Car Connectivity and Apps

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Cars and the Internet are slowly getting closer, but it's still hard for developers to get their apps into cars without being invited by the automobile industry. Given the security and especially safety concerns involved here, things will likely remain this way for a while, but a new project from...
OpenXC: Ford Launches an Open-Source Platform for In-Car Connectivity and Apps

Ting launches no-contract wireless phone service on Sprint's network

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It's not every day that a new nationwide wireless provider pops up, but that's exactly what happened today with the official launch of Ting, a new contract-free carrier. Ting, which is owned by Tucows (mostly know for some domain purchase and registration services), provides service through Sprint's nationwide footprint...
Ting launches no-contract wireless phone service on Sprint's network
Clearwire stock jumps 8% on Dish's $5B offer

T-Mobile confirms it will offer “iPhone-compatible 4G” for WWDC attendees

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T-Mobile officials have confirmed that it will offer ”iPhone-compatible 4G” for WWDC attendees this year, reports 9to5Mac. As iPhone users interested in T-Mobile’s service will know, T-Mobile’s 3G spectrum doesn’t work on iPhones at all, leaving those using unlocked iPhones on the wireless provider’s network stuck with “edge” coverage. Now, the company is essentially launching...
T-Mobile confirms it will offer “iPhone-compatible 4G” for WWDC attendees

The FBI Is About To Launch A New Unit That Wants To Spy On Skype Conversations

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The FBI is in the process of launching a new surveillance unit to help the bureau snoop on conversations that take place on Skype and other wireless communications, CNET reports. The new unit has a very unassuming name: the Domestic Communications Assistance Center. CNET parsed through government documents and interviewed...
The FBI Is About To Launch A New Unit That Wants To Spy On Skype Conversations

Telus upgrade schedule reveals OS updates for devices

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Canadian wireless provider Telus has released a schedule (PDF) that outlines when its devices will get certain software updates to their operating systems. On the Android side, the HTC Desire HD has an expected in-market date to Android 4.0 on July 17, with the LG Optimus LTE will arrive on...
Telus upgrade schedule reveals OS updates for devices
Sprint makes formal offer of $2.1 billion to acquire Clearwire

House Proposal Would Require Cell Phone Companies to Keep Logs of Your Sexts

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(Photo: Comcast) What’s in your inbox? Some risque dirty talk? Maybe a handful of regretful messages about how hammered you were last night? If a law enforcement-backed proposal going before a House subcommittee today gets passed, wireless companies will be one step closer to having to store all of your...
House Proposal Would Require Cell Phone Companies to Keep Logs of Your Sexts

Sprint Buying Clearwire For $2.2 Billion

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In an effort to rival its bigger peers, Sprint snaps up the other half of the massive wireless company. Sprint already owned about 50% ownership of Clearwire, but today it's just confirmed it's buying the remaining half of the company for around $2.2 billion in cash. With the deal,...
Sprint Buying Clearwire For $2.2 Billion
How a dedicated team of NYPD cops work with Apple to catch iDevice thieves, even in other countries
Clearwire to use Huawei equipment for LTE upgrade after government review, says Reuters

Sprint bundles Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and a mobile hotspot for $850 and a monthly bill

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Looking to snag a mobile hotspot with your pending Ultrabook purchase? If so, Sprint is looking to be the first US carrier to oblige with a package deal. The wireless provider will bundle the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 with a 3G / 4G mobile hotspot for $849 -- plus a...
Sprint bundles Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and a mobile hotspot for $850 and a monthly bill

C Spire Wireless Joins The LTE Club With Plans To Cover Mississippi

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It seems like everyone and their mother are looking to roll out their own LTE networks these days: Verizon and AT&T continue to build theirs out, Sprint is busy laying the groundwork (possibly without LightSquared’s help), and MetroPCS and U.S. Cellular are offering LTE on a more local scale. Now...
C Spire Wireless Joins The LTE Club With Plans To Cover Mississippi
Sprint Looks To Buy Out Remainder Of Clearwire For Around $2.1B

J.D. Power: Verizon has the best customer service

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Marketing researchers at J.D. Power and Associates dub Verizon as the wireless provider with the best customer satisfaction....
J.D. Power: Verizon has the best customer service

T-Mobile USA CEO resigns

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Philipp Humm leaves the fourth-largest wireless provider to pursue another career, according to All Things D. [Read more]...
T-Mobile USA CEO resigns

Walmart to sell iPhones with a $45 per month unlimited prepaid plan

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Starting this Friday, Walmart will be selling the iPhone for use with wireless provider Straight Talk, which is offering a $45-per-month contract with unlimited voice, data, and texting. This sale will make it one of the cheapest ways—as measured over a two-year period—to get a prepaid iPhone. Walmart says...
Walmart to sell iPhones with a $45 per month unlimited prepaid plan

MetroPCS Q4 results are in: increased revenue, slowing growth

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The nation's fifth largest wireless provider -- MetroPCS -- has checked in with its Q4 2011 financials, and on the whole, the company looks to be doing quite well. Metro reported $1.2 billion in consolidated quarterly revenues and $362 million in earnings, an increase of 16% and 15% when...
MetroPCS Q4 results are in: increased revenue, slowing growth

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE comes to AT&T April 5

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AT&T is the first wireless provider to offer the Amazon tablet with a two year contract. [Read more]...
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE comes to AT&T April 5

How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

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Ten years ago Anukool Lakhina, CEO and Founder of Guavus, was working at Sprint collecting network data as part of a research project. The phone company had put sensors in its network and generated so much data every day that it had to be shipped to Lakhina via FedEx truck...
How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

Sprint taps Airbiquity to bring the cloud into cars

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Wireless provider Sprint is moving into communication and entertainment systems for vehicles, and it’s bringing Airbiquity along for the ride. The Seattle-based company was selected by Sprint to provide its “Choreo” cloud platform for connected vehicles as part of the new Sprint Velocity system, which was announced earlier today. Sprint...
Sprint taps Airbiquity to bring the cloud into cars

T-Mobile unveils unlimited 4G data plan for US customers

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Wireless provider T-Mobile has announced an industry-first nationwide unlimited 4G data plan for the United States. The new plan commences September 5. The plan can be added to an existing package for as low as $20. T-Mobile claims there are no caps or speed throttling with the new plan......
T-Mobile unveils unlimited 4G data plan for US customers
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