Posts tagged “Verizon”

October 21, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon earnings up, but wireless growth slows

Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless kept adding more high-paying subscribers than rival AT&T Inc. But like AT&T, it was hurt by the delayed launch of the new iPhone model, and missed analyst expectations for the number of new subscribers on contract-based plans.

October 18, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon awards $120K to Communities in Schools in NC

CISNC Last week, The Verizon Foundation presented a $20,000 check to Communities In Schools of Durham at the Durham Performance Learning Center. Five other CIS affiliates in North Carolina also received $20,000 grants.

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.

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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.

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October 5, 2011

Premium Lock Duke, Verizon team up for health IT initiative

Verizon   The agreement pairs Duke's research resources with Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, the telecom giant's healthcare practice group. Duke will make available personnel, including research and project management experts. Intellectual property from the university may also be used in the program's initiatives. Verizon's computing infrastructure and staff will be used to develop and test new applications.

October 3, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless sues to block 'net neutrality'

Verizon Wireless The lawsuit contends the Federal Communications Commission overstepped its authority in setting its so-called "net neutrality" rules last year. The regulations are scheduled to go into effect in two months. They prohibit Internet service providers from discriminating against or giving special treatment to particular online services or content.

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.

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Updated August 23, 2011

Premium Lock Sprint to sell iPhone 5 in October, newspaper says

Sprint Apple normally launches a new iPhone model in June or July, but this year's launch has been delayed, for unknown reasons. Apple watchers had expected the new phone to arrive in September, but speculation has recently shifted toward October.

August 22, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon workers return to work without a deal

Verizon   Both the company and the union say they have agreed to narrow the issues in dispute and have set up a process to negotiate a new contract. But the talks are likely to be contentious. The two sides still disagree on touchy subjects such as health care benefits, pensions, and work rules.

August 2, 2011

Premium Lock Va.-based NTP prevails in smartphone patent fight with Apple, Google, others

U.S. Patent Office  The patent licenser beat Research in Motion for a $162.5 million settlement. Now, a federal court backs it in fight with other communications giants.

August 1, 2011

Premium Lock Plan offers to expand broadband across US

broadband The proposal from six telecommunications providers to the FCC would make broadband available to most areas lacking service within five years.

August 1, 2011

Premium Lock AT&T to throttle data hogs as of Oct. 1

AT&T T-Mobile already throttles heavy users. Verizon Wireless has stopped selling unlimited data plans.

July 22, 2011

Premium Lock iPhone gives Verizon a boost; company names new CEO

Verizon   Verizon added 1.3 million wireless subscribers under contract in the April to June period, a result that flies in the face of the slowdown in new subscribers across the industry in the last two years.

July 21, 2011

Premium Lock AT&T shows strength in iPhone battle with Verizon

AT&T There's little sign that the Verizon iPhone is prompting AT&T subscribers to jump ship. AT&T said the number iPhone subscribers leaving them actually declined from the first quarter.

Updated July 13, 2011

Premium Lock T-Mobile upgrades wireless speeds across Raleigh

4g The company, which hopes to merge with AT&T, says its "4G" network is "doubling" download speeds to as high as 42 megabits per second.

July 5, 2011

Premium Lock Budgeting for wireless data on Verizon's new plans

Verizon Wireless The country's largest wireless carrier is set to introduce data plans with monthly usage caps as early as this week.

June 29, 2011

Premium Lock Which wireless network is fastest? Verizon, says PC Mag

4g In a nationwide test of wireless networks using smartphones, PC Magazine gives the highest rankings to Verizon's 4G network. But AT&T gets the nod for widest areas of coverage.

Updated June 21, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless launches 4G service in Triangle, Triad on July 21

Verizon The communications company is adding 58 additional cell tower sites, upgrading others with new technology in order to deliver mobile broadband services as competition for faster offerings intensifies.

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