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Posts tagged “Verizon”

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.

An AT&T employee demostrates the Motorola Atrix 4G system An AT&T employee demostrates the Motorola Atrix 4G system

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.

Updated March 16, 2011

Premium Lock HTC's 'Thunderbolt' is first 4g phone for Verizon Wireless

The smart phone, which includes a 4.3-inch screen, runs on Android and will cost $250.

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Updated March 8, 2011

Premium Lock Testing firm: Verizon iPhone loads Web pages as fast as AT&T

Verizon Wireless logo  However, data speeds are slower on Verizon Wireless network, company reports.

February 28, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon iPhone also has antenna issue, Consumer Reports says

Verizione iPhone 4 As it did with the original iPhone 4, Consumer Reports said it will not include the Verizon iPhone on its list of recommended smart phones due to the reception problem.

Updated February 4, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless halts orders for new iPhone

iPhone 4   The mobile communications provider says orders set a record in two hours for phones offered by the company.

February 3, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless threatens to throttle heavy wireless data users

Verizon Wireless logo  Subscribers signing new unlimited data plans, which is a requirement to get the Apple iPhone, are agreeing that the carrier can slow their access if their use affects others.

February 3, 2011

Premium Lock iPhone comes to Verizon, but should you buy?

iPhone 4   Review: Even if it's the same phone, Verizon does things differently from AT&T, so there are some important factors to consider if you're thinking about getting one.

Updated February 2, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless prices service plans for iPhone customers

Verizon Wireless logo  Customers can begin ordering the Apple phones at 3 a.m. on Thursday.

January 26, 2011

Premium Lock Loophole offers AT&T unlimited data plan access

AT&T In an unadvertised loophole, AT&T has allowed subscribers who have had an unlimited data plan in the past to switch back. That includes anyone who had an iPhone before June, when the limited plans took effect.

January 25, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon vows not to bungle its iPhone launch

iPhone 4 "We're not going to have any flaws on the execution of the iPhone launch," Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo tells Wall Street analysts.

January 25, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon reports surge in wireless customers even before iPhone launch

Verizon   The addition of 872,000 subscribers is much higher than analysts' forecast of 650,000. Meanwhile, earnings report falls just short of Street expectations.

January 21, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon challenges FCC's 'net neutrality' rules

FCC    The rules prohibit phone and cable companies from favoring or discriminating against Internet content and services -- including online calling services such as Skype and Internet video services such as Netflix, which in many cases compete with services sold by companies like Verizon

Updated January 11, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless to sell iPhone 4 starting Feb. 10

Pre-orders will start Feb. 3. The price will be $200 or $300 with a two-year contract, depending on the model, about the same as the iPhone through AT&T. It will be sold through Verizon, Apple and other stores nationwide, as well as over the Internet.

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January 11, 2011

Premium Lock Will Verizon Wireless be a big winner with iPhone? Maybe not

Verizon Wireless logo  There's no doubt a Verizon iPhone would attract millions of buyers, and it would give the country's largest wireless carrier a chance to catch up with AT&T in attracting high-paying smart-phone customers. But the iPhone will also produce new challenges.

January 10, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon could announce deal to sell iPhones on Tuesday

Verizon Wireless logo  Rumors that Verizon would carry the iPhone have been circulating since before Apple Inc. unveiled the smart phone in 2007. Those rumors lingered over the years, but have become louder in recent months, as AT&T Inc. is believed to be nearing the end of its exclusive hold on the iPhone.

Updated January 7, 2011

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless to launch '4G' service in Triangle in 2011

Verizon unveils 4G device choices The wireless service provider also unveils 10 devices for its faster network at Consumer Electronics Show. Verizon Wireless began rolling out its mobile broadband service last year.

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