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RIM under pressure to slash carrier fees, which now account for one-third of revenue

Chinese growth and Chinese competition to drive AAPL to $888, analyst says

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale China’s fast growth in fast mobile subscriptions — and increasing mobile competition among the giant Chinese mobile carriers — will be key factors in driving Apple’s moldering stock price to unseen heights of over $800, one analyst says...
Chinese growth and Chinese competition to drive AAPL to $888, analyst says

LTE users to hit 1 billion by 2016

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As global 4G LTE wireless subscribers have skyrocketed from thousands to millions in just three years, research firm iSuppli predicts that rate of growth will only speed up. [Read more]...
LTE users to hit 1 billion by 2016
AT&T to acquire Alltel for $780 million
The end is finally in sight for Sprint’s iDEN network

5 cable companies cut the cord, offer free Wi-Fi roaming

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A wireless network comprised of 50,000 free hotspots will appear in the coming months, but there’s a small catch: To use the free Wi-Fi service, you’ll need to be a subscriber to one of five cable television providers. On Monday, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner...
5 cable companies cut the cord, offer free Wi-Fi roaming

iPhone closes in on Android in growing U.S. smartphone market

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As of February, smartphone users accounted for nearly half of all wireless subscribers in the U.S., and Apple's iPhone adoption rate saw growth while Android handset activations slipped....
iPhone closes in on Android in growing U.S. smartphone market

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

AT&T and T-Mobile again remind us of why we should grateful their merger collapsed

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It wasn’t that long ago when American wireless subscribers seemed resigned to the fact that AT&T (T) was going to gobble up T-Mobile and that Sprint (S) would likely be bought up by Verizon (VZ) shortly after, thus dooming us all to live under a wireless duopoly. But then...
AT&T and T-Mobile again remind us of why we should grateful their merger collapsed

1,300,000 Reasons Why Mobile Phone Users Can't Expect Privacy

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The new equation of modern life is simple: Use a mobile phone, give up any expectation of privacy. Cell phone carriers last year responded to some 1.3 million demands for information from law enforcement - and it's a safe bet that plenty of the people caught up in those investigations...
1,300,000 Reasons Why Mobile Phone Users Can't Expect Privacy

AT&T Has An Acquisitive Eye On European Carriers -- Mulling A Big Buy Or Merger, Says WSJ

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U.S. carrier AT&T is looking at counterparts in Europe with a view to making a big purchase or entering into a merger, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The paper quotes people familiar with the carrier’s thinking who say AT&T is considering buying a European counterpart in order...
AT&T Has An Acquisitive Eye On European Carriers -- Mulling A Big Buy Or Merger, Says WSJ

Will Verizon ever get a 4G Windows Phone?

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It may not be the most popular smartphone operating system, but some wireless subscribers on Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel want more choices....
Will Verizon ever get a 4G Windows Phone?

Watch out, wireless carriers: MVNOs are gaining momentum

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More than a decade ago, the first wave of MVNOs – TracFone, Virgin and Boost – brought consumers the option of prepaid service. No-contract cellular was disruptive then; today, it accounts for more than one out of five mobile users. The original three MVNOs still account for about half of the...
Watch out, wireless carriers: MVNOs are gaining momentum

Is T-Mobile's new no-contract plan really a good deal?

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In this Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon does the math to show you how much money wireless subscribers can save on T-Mobile's new contractless service plans. [Read more]...
Is T-Mobile's new no-contract plan really a good deal?

Why you can't sue your wireless carrier in a class action

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Millions of wireless subscribers probably don't realize that since a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year, consumers can no longer file class action suits against their carriers. [Read more]...
Why you can't sue your wireless carrier in a class action
Verizon Wireless to launch shared data plans this summer

Verizon Reports Q3 2012 Results: $29B In Revenue, Earnings Of $.56 Per Share, 1.5M New Postpaid Wireless Subscribers

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Telecommunications giant Verizon has just released its Q3 2012 earnings, reporting double digital growth for the third consecutive quarter. Wireless service revenues accounted for a good chunk of income on the backs of record high profit margin. And once again, analysts were right on the money with Verizon reporting $29B...
Verizon Reports Q3 2012 Results: $29B In Revenue, Earnings Of $.56 Per Share, 1.5M New Postpaid Wireless Subscribers

AT&T Earnings: $3.8 Billion Net Loss, $32.6 Billion in Revenue, 1.1 Million New Wireless Customers

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AT&T reported a big fourth quarter loss, though it was narrower than the one posted a year earlier as the company saw a significant jump in wireless subscribers. The company posted a net loss of $3.8 billion, or 68 cents per share, on revenue of $32.6 billion. That compares to...
AT&T Earnings: $3.8 Billion Net Loss, $32.6 Billion in Revenue, 1.1 Million New Wireless Customers

Verizon issues Q2 financial results, wireless revenue up 18%

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Verizon has released its second-quarter financial results, which benefited from 888,000 new wireless subscribers. The company is said to reach 94.2 million customers, marking a five percent jump compared to the same period last year. Total retail wireless service revenue surpassed $15.8 billion for the quarter, up 18.5 percent, while...
Verizon issues Q2 financial results, wireless revenue up 18%

Verizon Posts Big Loss, Adds Two Million Wireless Connections

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Verizon notched a notable gain in wireless customers during the fourth quarter, though big charges marred the company’s overall earnings number. The company saw charges from both pension items as well as Hurricane Sandy, resulting in a total quarterly loss of $1.48 per share for the fourth quarter. Total quarterly...
Verizon Posts Big Loss, Adds Two Million Wireless Connections
AT&T's Q2 2012 financials: 320,000 net new subscribers, profit of $3.90 billion

AT&T's Q1 2012 financials: wireless revenue up 5.4 percent, but net new subscribers drop 63 percent

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AT&T just posted its Q1 2012 earnings, and the results are a bit mixed. While the telecommunication giant's total consolidated revenue of $31.8 billion represented a two percent increase year-over-year, the company only added 726,000 new wireless subscribers, of which only 187,000 were postpaid wireless subscribers. That's a major...
AT&T's Q1 2012 financials: wireless revenue up 5.4 percent, but net new subscribers drop 63 percent

Voyager Mobile intros unlimited wireless plans starting at $19

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Voyager Mobile, an MVNO that resells airtime on Sprint’s network, on Monday announced it will offer unlimited wireless plans for use on its nationwide 3G and 4G networks starting at $19 per month on May 15th. “Voyager Mobile aims to make wireless service much more affordable, putting today’s technology...
Voyager Mobile intros unlimited wireless plans starting at $19

Facebook and Google Maps Dominate Smartphone App Usage [STUDY]

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Nielsen has released a new mobile application report and its findings showcase not only the increase in smartphone usage, but also what applications are most popular. For its report, Nielsen surveyed more than 4,200 people who had downloaded a mobile application in the last 30 days.The survey really highlights...
Facebook and Google Maps Dominate Smartphone App Usage [STUDY]

AT&T's Q2 2012: Revenues Of $31.6B, Earnings Of $0.66/Share, 61% Of Wireless Subscribers On Smartphones

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AT&T has just released its Q2 2012 financial results — the telecom giant reported quarterly revenues of $31.6 billion (that’s up 0.3% year-over-year) and earnings of $0.66 per share (up a full 10% year-over-year). Developing…...
AT&T's Q2 2012: Revenues Of $31.6B, Earnings Of $0.66/Share, 61% Of Wireless Subscribers On Smartphones

AT&T Posts Flat Results

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AT&T Inc. reported flat earnings and revenue for the third quarter as additions of contract wireless subscribers slowed. In the latest period, AT&T added 151,000 customers who signed long-term service contracts, down from 319,000 additions a year earlier and 320,000 in the second quarter. The company also added 678,000 total...
AT&T Posts Flat Results

Why Congress's Digital Archive For Text Messages Is Such A Bad Idea

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Text me. Wait, don't. Not anything too private anyway. That's because if a new proposal is approved by the Senate, each and every SMS message you send will be stored in a digital archive by your phone provider. Why, you ask? It's all in the name of law enforcement being...
Why Congress's Digital Archive For Text Messages Is Such A Bad Idea
Verizon's 4G LTE network now covers 250M people -- and it's powering revenues

AT&T's Q3 2012: Revenues Of $31.5B, Earnings Of $0.60/Share, Postpaid Smartphone Adoption Surges To 63.8%

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AT&T has just released its Q3 2012 earnings report — the telecom giant reported quarterly revenues of $31.5 billion (which is essentially flat year-over-year) and earnings of $0.61 per share as opposed to last quarter’s $0.66 per share. That’s a 5 percent increase year over year. But perhaps more importantly,...
AT&T's Q3 2012: Revenues Of $31.5B, Earnings Of $0.60/Share, Postpaid Smartphone Adoption Surges To 63.8%

MetroPCS Bleeding Subscribers as It Waits for the T-Mobile Ambulance

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Approval for MetroPCS Communications’ merger with Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA can’t come soon enough for the struggling prepaid wireless service provider. The company’s last year as an independent company has proven to be a particularly ugly one. On Monday, MetroPCS released its latest subscriber reports and they are, in a...
MetroPCS Bleeding Subscribers as It Waits for the T-Mobile Ambulance
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