Category: Carriers

Carriers cooperate with device makers to fight smartphone theft

Carriers cooperate with device makers to fight smartphone theft

U.S. wireless carriers are teaming up with manufacturers to create standards for smartphone software that can deter thieves by enabling remote deactivation of handsets. The new measure, announced today by wireless industry trade association CTIA, falls short of the mandatory “kill switch” that some members of Congress have encouraged the industry to adopt. The Smartphone [...]

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Verizon Wireless looks to tempt BYOD crowd

Verizon Wireless looks to tempt BYOD crowd

Verizon Wireless continued to dabble in rate plan alterations, this week announcing plans to allow customers to bring their own smartphone to the carrier’s More Everything rate plans at a reduced per-line rate. The carrier said that beginning April 17, customers could bring their own compatible smartphone – “bring-your-own-device” – to a More Everything plan [...]

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T-Mobile US taps tablets, capped data plans, overage challenges in latest marketing push

T-Mobile US taps tablets, capped data plans, overage challenges in latest marketing push

T-Mobile US’ latest attempts to “shake up” the wireless industry continued into early this week as the carrier unveiled the third initiative as part of its continuing “Un-carrier” marketing strategy. The moves come as the mobile space has seen a flurry of new marketing activity from larger players looking to gain an advantage in the [...]

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U.S. Cellular to add 1,200 LTE markets

U.S. Cellular to add 1,200 LTE markets

The fifth-largest carrier in the U.S. is expanding its LTE reach with plans to add more than 1,200 new sites this year in partnership with King Street Wireless. In addition, U.S. Cellular says it will expand its existing LTE service, which already covers roughly 90% of its 304,000 customers. Chicago-based U.S. Cellular is bringing its [...]

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U.S. Cellular jumps into no-contract space (RCR Mobile Minute)

U.S. Cellular jumps into no-contract space (RCR Mobile Minute)

Mobile Minute: U.S. Cellular is the latest carrier to offer its customers contract-free pricing, as well as incentives to abandon their current contracts. The Chicago-based carrier is offering unlimited talk, text and data for $40 a month. For $50 a month, customers can get the same offer with 500MB of high speed data and for [...]

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Verizon Wireless to buy Cincinnati Bell’s AWS spectrum

Verizon Wireless to buy Cincinnati Bell’s AWS spectrum

Verizon Wireless will pay $210 million to acquire spectrum licenses and related assets from Cincinnati Bell. The nation’s largest wireless carrier will assign the licenses to Grain Management, a private equity firm that invests in wireless infrastructure. Verizon will then lease back most of these licenses from Grain Management. Cincinnati Bell will exit the wireless [...]

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Sprint matches T-Mobile trade-in offer (RCR Mobile Minute)

Top stories: AT&T, T-Mobile tussle over incentive auction rules AT&T laid out its argument for large-carrier participation without limits, and T-Mobile quickly took a combative position … Read More Cell Tower News: Climber deaths bring scrutiny to carriers With a particularly deadly year for tower climbers already underway and OSHA scrutinizing safety adherence, carriers are [...]

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Small Cell Forum focuses on carrier engagement

Small Cell Forum focuses on carrier engagement

Women in Wireless Infrastructure: Small Cell Forum CEO Sue Monahan Sue Monahan is all about the network. She says the network is what she loves best about both her current jobs: She is director of GSMA North America and she has recently added the role of CEO of the Small Cell Forum. When Monahan says [...]

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Microsoft makes Windows free for mobile (RCR Mobile Minute)

Microsoft makes Windows free for mobile (RCR Mobile Minute)

Top stories: Verizon again tweaks rate plans, matches AT&T Verizon Wireless has again altered its rate plan structure in a move that could indicate that the carrier is beginning … Read More AT&T to add 3,000 retail jobs The company says business is booming at its AT&T stores and that it will add sales management [...]

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Carrier Wrap: T-Mobile US alters employer discount plans … twice

Carrier Wrap: T-Mobile US alters employer discount plans … twice

T-Mobile US this week initiated changes to its employer rate plan discounts for new customers in a move it claims furthers its “un-carrier” strategy.

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