Posts tagged “Sprint”

September 24, 2012

Premium Lock iPhone sells out at 5M, but analysts expected more

Apple sells 1 million more iPhone 5s in the first thee days than it did iPhone 4s. But supply constraints held down sales considerably below what analysts had expected.

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September 24, 2012

Premium Lock New Verizon Wireless iPhones also work on AT&T network

As many stores sell out of iPhone 5s, The Associated Press found that the Verizon iPhone 5 accepts an AT&T "SIM card" -- a little chip that identifies a phone to a wireless network. The phone can then be active on AT&T's network.

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Updated September 14, 2012

Premium Lock RTP, not other N.C. metros, must wait for Sprint 4G service

Sprint Sprint's deployment plans for new 4G LTE wireless service doesn't yet include the Triangle, but other North Carolina cities are on the early rollout list.

July 26, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint to report 2Q results amid stock rally

Sprint Sprint is set to report its quarterly results before the opening bell on Thursday amid a challenging shutdown of its Nextel network.

July 17, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint launches 4G network; stock gets a boost

Sprint Shares in the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier rose to the highest level since September after Credit Suisse AG boosted its price target for the stock, citing its network upgrade and cost management.

July 2, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint, other telecoms target Android with Firefox/Mozilla phones

Sprint "Firefox OS will deliver a higher performance than current low cost smartphones can achieve," says Matthew Key, chief executive officer of Spain-based Telefonica's digital unit.

June 4, 2012

Premium Lock Move over, iPhone? Carriers to sell Samsung's new Galaxy

The Galaxy S III, which is the top rival to Apple's iPhone, features a 4.8-inch screen, a display area that's nearly twice large as the iPhone's. Yet the phone is slightly thinner and lighter than Apple's device.

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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.

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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.

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