First Cable Wi-Fi Mobile Service, Freewheel, Will Challenge Mobile Industry

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The cable industry has long embraced Wi-Fi as a competitive differentiator. New York based Cablevision was an early pioneer in cable Wi-Fi, and they are once again out in front with Freewheel, the first cable Wi-Fi based mobile phone service. Freewheel could be a sign...Learn More

AT&T to Acquire Nextel Mexico

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January 26, 2015 — DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AT&T1 has entered into an agreement with NII Holdings, Inc. to acquire its wireless business in Mexico for US$1.875 billion, less the outstanding net debt of the business at closing, in a transaction pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S....Learn More

Self-Driving Car Study: Using Mobile Devices Tops Wish List

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Self-driving cars could free drivers from the burden of navigation, enabling them to engage in other activities while driving. Market research from Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering – a pioneer in autonomous vehicle technology – determined the top 10 activities U.S. consumers say they...Learn More

Public Wi-Fi and Minorities: Study Finds Strong Benefits

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African-Americans and Latinos are more likely to use public Wi-Fi networks and use them more often. Furthermore, they report more in the way of positive impacts from public Wi-Fi use than their Caucasian counterparts, according to a new study from WifiForward conducted by the GfK...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

AT&T Launches Federated Unified Communications

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DALLAS – Jan. 22, 2015 – AT&T  now helps make business collaboration simpler with the launch of AT&T UC Federation. The service allows suppliers, partners and customers to communicate in real time across different networks. Disparate unified communications (UC) systems have made this kind of...Learn More

MetroPCS Offers Unlimited LTE for $50 a Month

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January 21, 2015 — BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–T-Mobile’s (NYSE: TMUS) flagship prepaid brand is helping customers get more of what they want out of their wireless plan − more blazing-fast 4G LTE data. For a limited time, MetroPCS customers can upgrade to Unlimited 4G LTE data...Learn More

FreedomPop Wi-Fi Service Offers Unlimited Voice, Text and Data

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FreedomPop, the company that offers free cellular data, voice and text service, today launched a service that lets smartphones use any of nearly 10 million Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide for data, voice, or text connectivity, thereby minimizing customers’ cellular service consumption. “We’re cobbling together millions of...Learn More

Study: Poor Cell Coverage at Work May Impact Wireless Churn Rates

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Cellular coverage and reception at work is as important to mobile service customers as coverage at home: up to 74 percent of participants in a study conducted by YouGov and commissioned by SpiderCloud Wireless indicated a willingness “to switch mobile operators to get better coverage...Learn More

Virgin Mobile to Offer No-Contract Data Sharing at Walmart

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January 16, 2015 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Virgin Mobile USA announced today the launch of the industry’s first no-contract data sharing plans, available exclusively at Walmart. Beginning Saturday, Jan. 17, the new plans are available on four specific 4G LTE1 smartphones pre-loaded with the Virgin...Learn More

OneWeb Satellite Project Aims to Bring Broadband to Rural Areas

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Qualcomm and The Virgin Group yesterday announced plans for an ambitious satellite project aimed at bringing broadband service to remote rural areas around the world that cannot get service today. The companies are pursuing the project through a joint venture to be known as OneWeb....Learn More