iDEN Push-to-Talk Riding Off Into the Sprint Sunset at End of June


Users who are on the Sprint Nextel network and are using the iDEN side of things for push-to-talk will have until the end of June to migrate their service as Sprint will be shutting down the iDEN network on June 30th. iDEN’s push-to-talk had been a strong selling point for Nextel and new owner Sprint […]

Verizon Offers $1.5 Bilion For Clearwire Spectrum Licenses


Verizon offered $1.5 Billion to buy spectrum leases from Clearwire, which Sprint currently owns half of, The Wall Street Journal reports. Clearwire recently listed such an offer by a “Party J” in a securities filing on Friday, and The Wall Street Journal‘s sources identify the company as Verizon. Verizon doesn’t want to buy Clearwire, it just wants […]

Verizon Wireless Plans for Growth, Preps for 4G LTE International Roaming


At Mobile World Congress late last month, Verizon Wireless began detailing plans for its growth strategy, including what it hopes to do with the newly acquired AWS spectrum as well as paving the groundwork for international 4G LTE roaming. While Verizon offers 2G and 3G roaming with over 200 worldwide carriers, the next step of […]

Sprint Looking to Acquire Clearwire to Appease Its Need for Spectrum?


In a report on The Wall Street Journal, Sprint may be looking at acquiring partner Clearwire as it hopes to gain more spectrum to build out its LTE network. The two companies had partnered in the past with the slower 4G WiMax technology, for which Sprint relied on Clearwire’s WiMax network to deploy the original HTC […]

Looming Spectrum Shortage Threatens Mobile Economy

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In October, the Federal Communications Commission proposed a framework to address the looming spectrum crisis. If you’ve ever experienced sluggish internet access or dropped calls on your mobile device, you have a hint about what lies ahead. Over 50% of wireless customers are now using smartphones. The widespread adoption of these devices is occurring at […]

LG Spectrum 2 Accessories Leak Ahead of Announcement


Following recent leaks of the LG Spectrum 2 for Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, we now have leaked images of accessories for the smartphone that the carrier will officially support. The LG Spectrum 2 will be a high-end offering from LG to combat against the HTC One X on AT&T, the HTC EVO 4G LTE […]

Verizon Preps Samsung Stratosphere 2, LG Spectrum 2 for Launch


Though Verizon Wireless still has not announced the Samsung Stratosphere 2 nor the LG Spectrum 2, both devices are beginning to appear in more leaks. These devices will be updated second-generation models with the former bearing a keyboard and the latter being a high-end option from LG. The Samsung Stratosphere II appears similar to the […]

AT&T and FCC Trade Barbs Over Failed T-Mobile Merger

AT&T and FCC Trade Barbs Over Failed T-Mobile Merger

Earlier today, Jim Cicconi, AT&T’s Executive Vice President of external and legislative affairs, took the FCC to task over news that T-Mobile was going to be eliminating 3,300 jobs in the United States. Cicconi, in his statements, made it clear that those layoffs likely would not have happened had the proposed merger between AT&T and […]

To Maintain Network, Sprint Turns to Partners and Roaming Agreements


In a cost-cutting move, Sprint, the nation’s third largest carrier, will, instead of deploying its own network and utilize its spectrum, be turning to other carriers through roaming agreements. By instituting roaming agreements, Sprint’s customers in Oklahoma and Kansas would still be able to have access to voice and mobile broadband data services in those […]

LightSquared Feeling Entitlement, Demands FCC Approval for Spectrum Use


Despite various reports of LightSquared’s proposed 4G LTE network interfering with GPS reception, the network is demanding that the FCC approve its rights to use the spectrum that it owns. LightSquared further asserts that since GPS devices use unlicensed spectrum, GPS-makers deserve no protection from the FCC. Following a delayed launch of its network due […]

How Will The Verizon Wireless Spectrum Sale Affect You?


Today Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Media announced a huge spectrum sale to Verizon Wireless to the tune of $3.6 billion. It appears to be a good deal for all of the companies involved, but what will it mean for customers? On the Verizon side, this sale means that the wireless carrier will […]

Report: AT&T and T-Mobile Considering Joint Venture if Merger Fails


According to the Wall Street Journal,  AT&T and T-Mobile might be mulling life without a merger with the carrier discussing a joint partnership should the marriage fail. As it stands, AT&T has withdrawn its FCC application to purchase T-Mobile USA and will now turn its attention to the lawsuit that the U.S. Department of Justice […]

Verizon Defends AT&T’s Proposed Merger with T-Mobile


While Sprint has vigorously fought the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, another big competitor has seemingly thrown its weight behind the deal. At an investor conference on Wednesday, Verizon Wireless’ chief executive Lowell McAdam stated that its main rival, that being AT&T, should be allowed to complete its $39 billion dollar purchase of T-Mobile. […]

AT&T and Sprint Respond to DOJ’s Move to Block T-Mobile Deal


Earlier today, AT&T’s bid to take over T-Mobile USA hit its first roadblock as the United State Department of Justice filed an antitrust complaint in an attempt to block the deal from happening. The move, according to the DOJ, was done because it would “remove a significant competitive force from the market.” T-Mobile, of course, […]

Dish Network Wants to Create 4G LTE Network


Satellite TV provider Dish Network wants to build a mobile broadband 4G LTE network with its existing spectrum, which when it had acquired was earmarked for satellite services. Dish Network wants to better compete with phone and cable companies that are now offering high speed Internet, paid TV offerings, and phone into a package. The […]

AT&T to Start Throttling Data on October 1st


We had heard that AT&T might start throttling heavy data users ahead of the launch of the iPhone 5 and sure enough, Ma Bell has slapped down an official announcement today regarding the new policy which will go into effect on October 1st. AT&T’s new policy is only going to effect those customers who are […]

T-Mobile Defends Proposed Merger with AT&T Against Critics


In a statement today, T-Mobile has defended its proposed merger with AT&T stating that the opponents of the deal have “failed to offer any credible arguments to support their view” and that there is in fact, despite what others are saying, a spectrum crisis at hand. Earlier today Sprint, a carrier that has voiced strong […]

4G iPhone on Verizon’s LTE Network? Not so Fast…


Despite early comments by Verizon Wireless’s executives that 4G LTE Apple products will be coming to the carrier in due time, plans for a 4G iPhone and iPad on the carrier’s next-generation faster mobile broadband network may be hampered by an earlier agreement between Verizon Wireless and Google according to a report citing legal reasons […]