CEO: Mobile Telemedicine is Focus for MVNO Seniors Wireless

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A unique way of differentiating a wireless offering comes from Seniors Wireless, a subsidiary of Australia-based MVNO emveno. The two-part offering launched yesterday combines mobile voice and data service with a telemedicine service operated by emveno called teleMED Assist. TeleMED Assist promises to give customers...Learn More

Sprint Reimburses Costs to Switch

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March 13, 2015 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE: S) is taking it up a notch for customers in search of greater-value from their wireless carrier. Beginning today, Sprint is making it easy for U.S. wireless consumers to join Sprint’s 56 million customers by reimbursing all...Learn More

Could Rural Spectrum Bill Trigger More Big-Carrier Programs?

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Bi-partisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate yesterday has the potential to engender more partnerships between major wireless carriers and smaller rural wireless network operators. The legislation, to be known as the Rural Spectrum Accessibility Act, would give three-year extensions on spectrum licenses to wireless...Learn More

Sprint and Radio Shack to Share Stores

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February 05, 2015– OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of RadioShack’s recent bankruptcy filing, Sprint (NYSE:S) and General Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of Standard General LP, RadioShack’s largest shareholder, have agreed in principle on terms that would allow Sprint to expand its branded store distribution by...Learn More

Sprint Targets T-Mobile Customers

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 23, 2015 – While Sprint [NYSE:S] continues to match all major U.S. carrier phone trade-in pricing, the company announced today it will guarantee all T-Mobile customers a minimum of $200 instant trade-in value when they take their wireless number...Learn More

Should Smaller Wireless Carriers Sell Towers?

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At least one nationwide wireless carrier, T-Mobile, has sold some of its wireless towers in order to free up money for investment–  and other large carriers reportedly are considering that option. Does this move make sense for smaller carriers as well? The NTELOS View NTELOS...Learn More

Sprint Offers to Cut Bills of Verizon/ AT&T Defectors in Half

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December 02, 2014 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In an unprecedented move, Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced it will cut in half the monthly rate plan for Verizon and AT&T customers who switch to Sprint beginning Friday, Dec. 5. With the Cut Your Bill in Half...Learn More

Mobidia: LTE Subscribers Consuming Twice as Much Cellular Data as 3G Subscribers

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U.S. cellular, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi mobile data usage continued on an upward trend in 3Q as wireless device users continue to increase their use of mobile apps and media, according to a Mobidia Technology report. Data gathered from hundreds of thousands of wireless subscribers...Learn More

J.D. Power: OS is Increasingly Important Smartphone Purchase Criteria

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An operating system (OS) lies at the heart of any mobile data device, and their importance is only growing with uptake of more more powerful mobile devices and more advanced mobile application software. For mobile device users, smartphone OSs are an increasingly important factor in...Learn More

Ovum: Global LTE Subscriptions Reach 250 Million

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The number of LTE mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide reached the 250-million milestone in 1Q 2014, according to an update from Ovum’s World Cellular Data Metrics. The U.S. is the world’s largest LTE market, according to the latest data, with Verizon Wireless and AT&T – the...Learn More

Mobile Vs. Wired Broadband Speeds: A Reversal Ahead?

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Mobile substitution has been a nightmare for fixed network service providers, the chief case in point being consumer purchases of “voice services.” In many markets, including the United States, consumers simply are abandoning use of fixed network voice, in favor of mobile calling. At the...Learn More

Apple Watch Requires an iPhone; iPhone 6 Carriers Include the Big Four

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Connected multi-purpose devices have been making strides toward obsoleting single-purpose products one by one (viz. cameras, CD players, radios, books and e-readers). The latest device in high-tech firms’ sights is the wristwatch — but if the launch of the Apple watch today is any indication,...Learn More