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#TBT: Verizon, Vodafone look ahead to LTE; RIP, Disney Mobile MVNO; the iPhone comes to Europe … this week in 2007

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Verizon, Vodafone look...

T-Mobile US rebrands MetroPCS, adds Amazon Prime and Google perks to some plans

Metro PCS becomes Metro by T-Mobile, adds Google One and Amazon Prime perks T-Mobile US is revamping its MetroPCS brand, trying to broaden its appeal and update customers' perception both of the brand and of prepaid offerings in general -- and tying content and services...

#TBT: LTE debuts, FLO TV flops, Google talks mobile … this week in 2010

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! ITU ratifies 4G...

#TBT: Verizon buys MetroPCS spectrum; Sprint jumpstarts 3G, Qualcomm puts EV-DV on hold … this week in 2005

Verizon buys S.F. spectrum from MetroPCS, Sprint launches EV-DO modem and Qualcomm puts the brakes on EV-DV … 12 years ago this week. Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top...

#TBT: AT&T expands Wi-Fi initiative; McCaw resigns from Clearwire … this week in 2010

AT&T announced plans to expand its public Wi-Fi service in NYC, while industry veteran Craig McCaw was set to resign from Clearwire … 6 years ago this week. Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our...

DT dismisses plans to sell T-Mobile US stake despite Trump election

DT management said it was not in the “mood” to alter its current ownership stake in T-Mobile US as the unit continues to show strength. T-Mobile US parent company Deutsche Telekom continues to deny interest in selling off its U.S.-based operations, which...

#TBT: Sprint and SoftBank move on Clearwire; T-Mobile eyes MetroPCS … this week in 2012

Sprint and SoftBank filed moves to consolidate Clearwire 2.5 GHz spectrum, and T-Mobile moved on MetroPCS acquisition … 4 years ago this week. Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the...

Cricket matches MetroPCS at low end as AT&T and T-Mobile continue prepaid battle

Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS, prepaid proxies of AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, respectively, both now offer $30 entry-level plans with “unlimited” services AT&T Mobility’s Cricket Wireless prepaid brand unveiled a new entry-level smartphone plan that includes “unlimited” domestic talk, text messaging and data services for...

AT&T edges T-Mobile, trounces Verizon and Sprint in purchase experience

Latest J.D. Power survey found AT&T just ahead of T-Mobile among postpaid, Consumer Cellular tops among prepaid providers AT&T Mobility just edged out rival T-Mobile US among “full-service” mobile operators in “wireless purchasing experience performance,” according to the latest survey from J.D. Power. The survey of...

AT&T GoPhone prepaid to launch multiline consumer, enterprise discounts

GoPhone multiline discount falls short of sister-brand Cricket Wireless savings, looks to stack up against similar promo from T-Mobile's MetroPCS service Prepaid remains an intensely competitive environment for domestic mobile operators, with AT&T Mobility set to bolster its GoPhone platform with a new multiline promotion. The...

AT&T tops T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint in satisfaction survey

AT&T supplanted T-Mobile as the best performing full-service carrier in the latest J.D. Power customer care survey, Consumer Cellular tops for no-contract service AT&T Mobility jumped T-Mobile US for the top spot in customer care satisfaction, according to the latest J.D. Power U.S. Wireless Customer...

AT&T, Cricket and MetroPCS further fuel prepaid battle

AT&T, Cricket and MetroPCS all launched new prepaid-focused offers, highlighting the continued battle among no-contract services Competition among prepaid services continues to ratchet up as AT&T Mobility, Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS all recently launched new promotions highlighting the aggressive playing field for noncontract services. AT&T Mobility...

Sprint prepaid Virgin Mobile brand seeks 50-plus new employees

As part of a planned move of its headquarters to Kansas City and a service revamp, Sprint prepaid Virgin Mobile brand is looking to fill various positions Sprint’s long-simmering plans to alter the direction of its Virgin Mobile USA prepaid brand took another step forward...

MetroPCS set to join rivals Cricket, Boost and Virgin in offering iPhone

T-Mobile’s MetroPCS brand is set to officially offer select iPhone models, initially limited to Florida before a nationwide roll out T-Mobile US prepaid brand MetroPCS is set to begin offering Apple iPhone devices this week to customers through select retailers in Florida, with nationwide availability...

Sprint prepaid leadership altered, Virgin Mobile revamp on deck

Sprint prepaid and wholesale business operations to be led by former Ntelos CEO Jim Hyde, with former head of prepaid set to focus on Virgin Mobile Management changes at Sprint continue, as the nation’s No. 4 carrier in terms of customer base announced a new...

AT&T continues Cricket retail expansion in prepaid battle with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint

Cricket Wireless services are now set to be offered at 3,400 GameStop locations, which will include ‘dedicated Cricket’ salesperson AT&T Mobility’s Cricket Wireless prepaid brand is set to expand its presence at retailer GameStop in a move the carrier said will make the outlet its...

AT&T GoPhone prepaid service bolstered in battle against Verizon, T-Mobile

AT&T GoPhone prepaid customers are set to receive an extra 1 GB of LTE data to better position rate plans against offerings from Verizon and T-Mobile The carrier prepaid battles continue this week as AT&T Mobility bolstered the unthrottled data allotment for select GoPhone rate...

MetroPCS, Virgin, TracFone out-experience Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T

Latest Temkin Group survey found prepaid brands MetroPCS, Virgin and TracFone superior to postpaid focused Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T Assumptions that prepaid customers are often neglected in terms of the overall customer experience was countered by a new survey from Temkin Group, which found...

Verizon prepaid promo now permanent in battle against T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint

Verizon Wireless granted permanent status to a previously launched prepaid promo as it looks to remain an appealing alternative to T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint Verizon Wireless is putting the pen to previously launched enhancements to its prepaid rate plans in a move to find solid...

T-Mobile intensifies prepaid assault on Sprint, AT&T and Verizon

T-Mobile prepaid brand MetroPCS launches promotion with boosted data bucket for customers porting from Sprint, AT&T and Verizon T-Mobile US’ MetroPCS prepaid brand unveiled a new multiline promotion targeting customers porting their lines in from a rival carrier. The limited-time offer promises unlimited domestic voice calling,...

AT&T keeps prepaid pressure on T-Mobile and Sprint

In prepaid battle against T-Mobile and Sprint, AT&T expanded retail distribution for its Cricket Wireless brand, adds Dominican Republic calling option for GoPhone AT&T Mobility continues to keep pressure on the prepaid market, announcing expanded availability of its Cricket Wireless “premium” brand and international capabilities...

Sprint Boost brand lines up T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon with half-off promo

Sprint prepaid brand Boost Mobile offering switchers 50% discount on family plans Sprint continues to throw 50% discount offers at the market, with the latest offering up to half off for customers selecting multiple lines of service from its prepaid-focused Boost Mobile brand. The carrier said...

Verizon prepaid battle against AT&T and T-Mobile strengthened with more data

Verizon prepaid plans gain more data Verizon Wireless is bolstering its prepaid plans in an attempt to turn around sagging fortunes in the space and provide a more compelling alternative to its rivals. The carrier is increasing the data allowance for its $45 and $60 per...

T-Mobile and Sprint feud remains hot with latest discount promo

The latest front in the ongoing T-Mobile and Sprint feud draws MetroPCS into the mix T-Mobile US is back on the offensive against rival Sprint, announcing its own version of a 50% rate plan discount for its MetroPCS prepaid brand. The deal, which begins Jan....

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