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AT&T

AT&T 4G LTE launches in South Florida, expands in MA and DC/MD/VA area

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AT&T 4G LTE is taking its talents to South Beach. AT&T announced today that its 4G LTE network has officially launched in Miami, and it has extended the good fortune to residents in Fort Lauderdale an…

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Carriers

O2 UK handing out discounts to atone for network outage

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British operator O2 suffered a wide scale network failure last week, leaving many subscribers throughout the UK without access to the mobile web, calling, or texting. The outage was a major inconvenience for…

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AT&T

AT&T shared data plans announced, but customers not forced onto them yet

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AT&T has followed Verizon’s lead and introduced its own set of shared data plans. But unlike Verizon, AT&T won’t force customers to switch to one of those shared plans. Beginning in Augu…

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile and Verizon agree to spectrum deal that will lead to T-Mobile 4G network improvements

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T-Mobile announced today that it has reached an agreement with Verizon to license AWS spectrum in select U.S. markets. The deal will give T-Mobile USA more spectrum in key markets and improve the carrier̵…

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Verizon

Verizon unveils “Share Everything Plans” – unlimited calling & texting with shared data starting at $50 per month

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Verizon has officially unveiled its Share Everything Plans that enable customers to have multiple devices sharing the same data limit. The company has been hinting for months that it would take this course, a…

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Verizon

Verizon says you CAN keep your unlimited data plan, but you will pay full price for new phones

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Okay, here we go again. Verizon said it’s killing unlimited data plans when users upgrade, then said it would be nice enough to give you a warning first. Then hours later, the company clarified that it wil…

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Verizon

Verizon remains vague on killing unlimited data plans, promises to give specifics later this year

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UPDATE: Verizon has issued another statement that provides more clarity. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo touched a wave of questions yesterday when he said that Verizon would force customers off their unlimited dat…

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Verizon

Verizon will force 3G customers to lose unlimited data when upgrading, questions remain for 4G users

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Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said earlier today that his company will move away from 3G unlimited data plans and shepherd customers into its tiered data plans the next time they upgrade their phones. Shammo made th…

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile loses 510k contract customers, gains 187k net customers because of pre-paid

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T-Mobile had a bit of good news, really bad news, and then some kind of good news in the first quarter of 2012. In its Q1 2012 earnings report, the nation’s fourth-ranked carrier revealed that it gained 187…

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MetroPCS

Is T-Mobile looking to draft MetroPCS in merger? [RUMOR]

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At least three times per calendar year, T-Mobile USA is rumored to be joining forces with another carrier in order to get out of fourth place. With the exception of the very real and ultimately unsuccessful atte…

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Verizon

Verizon sold 2.9 million LTE devices in Q1 2012, 42% of upgrades being first-time smartphone buyers

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Verizon had yet another strong sales period in Q1 2012. Today’s quarterly earnings report revealed that Verizon Wireless had a net addition of 734,000 new subscriptions, bringing the total number of c…

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Verizon

Verizon expands 4G LTE to several more markets, other networks now farther behind

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When discussing 4G LTE in the United States, there isn’t really a competition. There’s AT&T and talk about where the company hopes to be soon, Sprint and where the company hopes to be in a year o…

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile expands 4G HSPA+ network, spins late LTE arrival as an advantage

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T-Mobile USA today announced the expansion of its 4G HSPA+ network in several rural areas. Texans in Abilene, Amarillo, Odessa, and Victoria now have faster network speeds on HSPA+ capable devices. So do cust…

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AT&T

Verizon “4G Throw Down” challenges average folks to find best network in cherry-picked contest

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Not all 4G is created equal. We’ve discussed the trouble with the “4G” label and how the differences in network technology employed by the different carriers leads to inconsistent argume…

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Verizon

Verizon expects to introduce shared data plans by this summer

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Verizon will likely introduce shared data plans by mid 2012, CFO Fran Shammo said at an investor conference on Monday. Shammo didn’t give many details about the oft-discussed introduction of family da…

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