Posts tagged “Verizon”

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.

June 21, 2011

Premium Lock Tracking growth in wireless speed to 4G

A chart from Verizon Wireless tracks the growth in wireless speeds over the past decade and compares its technology to other "4G" rivals.

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June 15, 2011

Premium Lock Apple 'unlocks' iPhones so buyers can switch carriers

Apple iPhone  The buyer will separately have to buy a Subscriber Identity Module, or SIM card, from a carrier to activate the phone. Apart from AT&T, the only national U.S. carrier that's compatible with the phone is T-Mobile USA, and it can provide only phone calls and low data speeds.

Updated May 17, 2011

Premium Lock Sprint rallies to share No. 1 in customer rankings

Sprint Verizon Wireless and Sprint tie at top of survey while AT&T and T-Mobile, which plan to merge, drop.

Updated April 29, 2011

Premium Lock Juggernaut Apple now among world's top companies

Close to oblivion in 1997, Apple is now the world's second-most valuable company, after Exxon Mobil Corp. Apple's ascendancy has produced many losers and a few winners, as underscored over the past two weeks.

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Updated April 28, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon restores 4G service

Verizon Wireless logo  Verizon customers with 4G devices were back up to speed by mid-day Thursday after the wireless provider was able to restore service.

Updated April 21, 2011

Premium Lock New iPhone will work overseas, Verizon says

Verizon exec doesn't say when Apple will offer the next version of its popular phone.

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April 19, 2011

Premium Lock Sprint to pay Clearwire $1B to use 4G network

Sprint The deal lets Sprint keep offering wireless service that allows speedier Web browsing and video streaming than its own network.

Updated April 8, 2011

Premium Lock FCC: AT&T, Verizon Wireless must allow data roaming

FCC        Existing voice roaming rules already allow regional competitors to use the big carriers' networks for phone calls outside of their own service territories. But smaller wireless providers say they, too, need to be able to offer nationwide data service to compete

April 6, 2011

Premium Lock 'Mobile wallets' coming from wireless carrier venture

e-commerce AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless will roll out a mobile payment system using mobile phones through a joint venture,

Updated April 6, 2011

Premium Lock AT&T plans fall launch for high-speed wireless service in Triangle

The region is a battleground for the wireless broadband offering known as "4G." AT&T already has much of the infrastructure in place, and the investment will be "in the same range" of the more than $200 million the company has spent upgrading its network over the past three years, an executive says.

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Updated March 24, 2011

Premium Lock IBM, Cisco, Google help launch software-based network group

The Open Networking Foundation, which includes Verizon, Microsoft and Verizon among its founders, will focus on an emerging technology known as software-defined networking that enables faster network upgrades.

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March 23, 2011

Premium Lock Sprint CEO has 'concerns' about AT&T deal

Sprint AT&T's agreement to buy T-Mobile, the No. 4 carrier, came as a surprise: media reports had previously pegged Sprint and T-Mobile as likely to combine their businesses. But AT&T was able to offer T-Mobile's parent company, Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG, much more.

March 21, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless, Raleigh firm launch 'smart metering' service

Hooking up meter to Consert  Consert and Verizon Wireless have already conducted two trials of the service, including one in Wake County that produced average savings of 19 percent per customer.

Updated March 21, 2011

Premium Lock AT&T and T-Mobile: What deal means for customers

T-Mobile The deal is likely to face close scrutiny from regulators.

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