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  • FCC rejects proposal favoring small carriers in spectrum auction

    Small mobile carriers lost a battle Thursday when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission declined to make it easier for them to get access to a reserved slice of spectrum during a 2016 auction of television spectrum.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Aug. 15 05:21
  • Huge stakes involved in FCC's spectrum auction rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will decide this week which mobile carriers will control billions of dollars worth of prime wireless spectrum scheduled to be auctioned next year.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Aug. 15 02:29
  • Cell service at US airports varies from first class to middle-seat coach

    Need something to watch on a flight? You can download an episode of your favorite show in less than a minute and a half on Verizon Wireless at Atlanta's airport -- or spend 13 hours doing the same over T-Mobile USA at Los Angeles International.

    Written by Stephen Lawson23 July 15 14:00
  • Sprint drops 600 Kbps video-streaming limit after outcry

    Sprint this week quickly reversed plans to impose a 600 Kbps limit on streaming video as part of a promotion called "All-In" that charges $80 a month for unlimited talk, text and high-speed data.

    Written by Matt Hamblen03 July 15 02:18
  • Verizon (probably) dominates U.S. wireless service providers

    The numbers filed with the SEC seem pretty inarguable. Verizon dominates the U.S. wireless carrier industry, both in terms of total subscribers and in a key metric called ARPU, or average revenue per user. AT&T is maintaining its position in second place, Sprint is headed south in a hurry, and T-Mobile is making some un-profits in its new role as the un-carrier, but showing signs of a recovery.

    Written by Jon Gold21 May 15 02:16
  • Sprint offers home delivery and setup of smartphones, tablets

    Faced with a highly competitive market, U.S. wireless operator Sprint is now offering to deliver and set up phones, tablets and other connected devices for free at homes, offices and other locations chosen by the customer.

    Written by John Ribeiro13 April 15 16:52
  • Sprint now says it's OK with broadband reclassification

    Sprint wouldn't object to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility in order to pass strong net neutrality rules, as long as the agency applies those new regulations with a "light touch," the mobile carrier said.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Jan. 15 06:34
  • US agency sues Sprint for alleged unauthorized charges

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit accusing Sprint of illegally billing mobile customers for tens of millions[m] of dollars in unauthorized third-party charges.

    Written by Grant Gross18 Dec. 14 04:40
  • AT&T, Sprint Make it Hard to Unlock Your Phone

    Getting your smartphone ready for a trip abroad shouldn't be a big deal. You just unlock it so it's not locked to your wireless carrier's network, buy a SIM card from a local carrier when you arrive at your destination, and you're good to go.

    Written by Bill Snyder07 Nov. 14 08:58
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