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T-Mobile May Become A Contract-less Network This Month

03/01/2013, T-Mobile may have received a lashing from AT&T in regards to their network, but the company may be one upping them as they’re expected to announce their contract-less system some time this month. According to TMoNews, T-Mobile could be planning...

SIM based NFC gains support from major carriers around the world

11/17/2011, Countries like Japan have long been using NFC to help them in their daily lives, and not too long ago carriers in South Korea have announced that they will be offering SIM cards with NFC technology embedded into them. Now it looks like that standard will...

China Telecom eyes US wireless business

11/10/2011, China Telecom is China’s largest carrier, boasting over 600 million subscribers and it looks like they have their eye on the US wireless business now. The company recently mentioned in an interview that they intend to offer Chinese Americans and...

MetroPCS said to be frontrunner in buying AT&T’s assets

10/21/2011, One of the reasons why the AT&T and T-Mobile deal has not gone through, despite it being announced months ago, is that not just their competitors, but antitrust regulators who feel that through AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile, competition will...

Apple’s iMessage said to undermine carrier’s profits

10/11/2011, One of the defining features of Blackberry devices was their Blackberry Messenger (BBM) system, which allowed Blackberry users to communicate with other Blackberry users for free over WiFi or mobile internet. Now it looks like Apple has decided to take...

Carriers reportedly testing iPhone 5?

08/03/2011, We’ll agree that lately our posts seem to contain quite a bit of iPhone 5 rumors, and to be fair given the number of rather interesting rumors/news regarding Apple’s next-generation iPhone we just can’t help ourselves. We’ve reported on iPhone 5...

AT&T and Verizon forced to share network with rivals for data

04/07/2011, AT&T and Verizon, the two largest carriers in America, have just been instructed by the FCC to share their networks with smaller carriers for the transfer of data. Right now the carriers have already been making deals with their rivals to share...

Consumer Reports Slams U.S. Carrier AT&T

12/06/2010, U.S. carrier AT&T may be home to some of the most unhappy subscribers in the industry. As rated by Consumer Reports, AT&T has scored the worse possible scores in 8 of 9 possible categories, with slightly better than worse on the texting...

AT&T to force new Smartphone customers to get a data plan?

08/21/2009, According to a leaked AT&T memo, the company is preparing to force all new smartphone contract to feature a data plan, which usually almost doubles the monthly price. Here’s how AT&T is presenting it internally: Why we are making this...

Samsung R450 with Ink theme, limited edition

08/03/2009, Samsung is going to produce a limited edition of the R450 cellphone with illustrations from tattoo artist Mark Machado (Mister Cartoon). That includes an illustration on the back, but also wallpapers and things like that. Anyhow, only MetroPCS will sell...

Who’s Making Money in Mobile? (Panel)

07/29/2009, By Ravit Lichtenberg (blog) – At the Always On Summit at Stanford, an impressive panel is underway, discussing mobile monetization, the role of the operator, platform, apps, etc. Being in the Silicon Valley, the iPhone conversation dominates....

iPhone 3G For $49 at Fido

07/13/2009, Fido is introducing what it calls a “Refreshed iPhone 3G”. What does it mean? These are phones that were returned within days of activation and the 8GB model can sell for as low as $49 with a new contract. Given what the total cost of...