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Posts tagged “Sprint”

May 15, 2012

Premium Lock Customers say service improving at top 3 wireless providers

Wireless    The American Customer Satisfaction Index puts Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless within two points of each other on a 100-point scale of customer satisfaction. That's the smallest spread since the survey started looking at all four companies in 2005.

February 25, 2012

Premium Lock Google dumps shares in wireless data firm Clearwire

Sprint, Clearwire team for 4G The search engine giant is selling its stake in the company backed by Sprint for $47 million - a loss of 94 percent.

February 23, 2012

Premium Lock Customers fleeing, T-Mobile moves to embrace iPhones

T-Mobile The nation's fourth largest wireless carrier says it will revamp its network to support Apple's phones. T-Mobile lost more than 500,000 customers in the fourth quarter.

February 8, 2012

Premium Lock Telecom news: iPhone boosts Sprint; Nokia cutting jobs

Sprint Sprint's losses soar even as number of subscribers grows. Meanwhile, Nokia says it will cut 4,000 more jobs and quit manufacturing phones in Europe.

February 7, 2012

Premium Lock Will iPhone sales help Sprint end subscriber losing streak?

Sprint For the fourth quarter of 2011, analysts expect Sprint to break the trends of subscriber losses, thanks to the iPhone, which the company started selling in October.

December 30, 2011

Premium Lock Court OKs immunity for telecoms in wiretap case

Courts A federal appeals court says a law giving telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the government with its email and telephone eavesdropping program is constitutional.

December 6, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless bans Google payment software from new Samsung phone

Verizon Wireless Verizon is part of a consortium of carriers that are planning its own payment application, and the company says its waiting to provide a wallet application until it can provide "the best security and user experience."

Updated December 5, 2011

Premium Lock Is your cellphone spying on you? Tracking software triggers suits

Software on 150 million phones watches what owners of Sprint Nextel Corp. and AT&T Inc. smartphones do with them, including what people type and the numbers they dial. But it doesn't seem to transmit every keystroke to the company. Instead, it kicks into action when there's a problem, like a call that doesn't go through, and it lets the phone company know.

Carrier IQ web page touts how many phones include its software Carrier IQ web page touts how many phones include its software

December 3, 2011

Premium Lock Is your cellphone spying on you? Tracking software triggers suits

Is your phone spying on you? Software on 150 million phones watches what owners of Sprint Nextel Corp. and AT&T Inc. smartphones do with them, including what people type and the numbers they dial. But it doesn't seem to transmit every keystroke to the company. Instead, it kicks into action when there's a problem, like a call that doesn't go through, and it lets the phone company know.

Updated December 1, 2011

Premium Lock Sprint throws financial lifeline to subsidiary Clearwire

Sprint, Clearwire team for 4G The companies said Clearwire will get as much as $1.6 billion over the next four years, helping address its cash needs as it shifts to higher-speed wireless technology.

November 5, 2011

Premium Lock Earnings snapshot: What's happening in telecom sector

Telecommunications A summary of earnings reports for selected telecommunications companies and what they reveal about the industry's prospects.

November 3, 2011

Premium Lock RIM a 'wounded puppy;' Cisco raids VMware; Sprint can sue AT&T; Twitter tweaks; HP's new tech exec

Bulldog Bulldog blog headlines: Research In Motion is losing market share and share value; Cisco hires VMware exec for security push; judge says Sprint can sue AT&T in merger deal; Twitter adds new features; HP hires new technology executive.

October 24, 2011

Premium Lock Korea fines GSK; Cisco CEO most overpaid?; malaria vaccine near?; Red Hat eyes fed cuts; AT&T targets Sprint

Bulldog Bulldog blog headlines: South Korea fines GSK $2.7M for unfair trade; Wall Street blog site says John Chambers is most overpaid exec; GSK exec hopeful for malaria vaccine; government data center shutdown could help Red Hat; AT&T wants Sprint out of merger case.

Updated October 14, 2011

Premium Lock New iPhone hits stores; Apple co-founder among first to buy

AT&T customers who pre-ordered phones can't get phones in stores, a spokesperson says. The iPhone 4S will be available at all Apple stores plus AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless stores. Some Best Buy, Target and Walmart stores and authorized resellers will also carry the phones.

Apple iPhone fans line up in Japan to buy new 4S. Apple iPhone fans line up in Japan to buy new 4S.

October 11, 2011

Premium Lock New iPhone is red hot with pre-orders topping 1M

Apple Inc. and various phone companies started taking orders for the phone last Friday. It hits stores this coming Friday.

Touting iCloud through new iPhone 4S Touting iCloud through new iPhone 4S

October 10, 2011

Premium Lock New iPhone pre-orders set a record, Apple says

Apple Inc. and various phone companies started taking orders for the phone last Friday. It hits stores this Friday.

iPhone 4S iPhone 4S

Updated October 7, 2011

Premium Lock Sprint offers unlimited data plans for iPhones

Sprint Apple takes pre-orders on new iPhone today. Sprint is applying its standard smartphone plans to the iPhone. They include unlimited data use. That's something Verizon and AT&T, the other U.S. iPhone carriers, no longer offer to new subscribers.

October 3, 2011

Premium Lock Sprint reportedly commits to buy 30M iPhones

Sprint Apple is expected to a reveal the first new iPhone model in more than a year on Tuesday. It has been 15 months since Apple began selling the iPhone 4 last June. The first iPhone was revealed in 2007, and the phone's signature slick looks, high-resolution screen and intuitive software made it incredibly popular from the start.

Updated September 30, 2011

Premium Lock Document: How mobile carriers handle your call data

NC ACLU chapter obtained the document. A few data points from the sheet were known outside law enforcement circles, but wireless carriers have not been open about their policies. They aren't required to keep the data, and they keep the same information for varying lengths of time. Some don't keep data at all that other companies store.

Tracking wireless customers Tracking wireless customers

September 19, 2011

Premium Lock AT&T reportedly looks to sell assets in bid to save merger

AT&T The communications giant is seeking ways to salvage its agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA from Bonn-based Deutsche Telekom AG after the Justice Department sued on Aug. 31 to stop the deal.

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