T-Mobile US has deployed a 20x20 MHz LTE network in Dallas, which should give the carrier additional capacity in that market as it prepares for a wider rollout of 20x20 MHz LTE service.
AT&T Mobility's new "Mobile Share Value" plans, especially for no-contract customers seeking an unsubsidized phone, will likely cut into AT&T's average revenue per user but could help the company win back some market share, according to financial analysts.
AT&T is considering buying Verizon Wireless' lower 700 MHz A Block spectrum, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The result could be a bidding war between AT&T and T-Mobile US, which has reportedly also been interested in the airwaves.
AT&T Mobility tweaked the pricing of its Mobile Share shared data plans for contract customers, and also introduced new "Mobile Share Value" shared data plans that are less expensive and are targeted at no-contract customers. The actions are likely a response to the success rival T-Mobile US has enjoyed this year since removing handset subsidy costs and two-year contracts from its pricing plans.
T-Mobile US MVNO Ultra Mobile is expanding the number of countries included in its international calling plan to more than 70, as the company focuses on being the MVNO of choice for those interested in cheap international calling and texting.
Wireless carriers and handset makers are offering up a bevy of discounts and deals for "Cyber Monday" today, a day that has become devoted to online retailing following the traditional "Black Friday" retail rush after Thanksgiving.
T-Mobile US' rumored potential bid for Verizon Wireless' 700 MHz A Block spectrum, along with upcoming auctions of other airwaves, could prove to be a boon for tower companies, according to a financial analyst.
Verizon Wireless launched a new tablet-focused data plan that costs $5 per day, opening up a fight with its rivals as the holiday shopping season kicks into full swing and customers go hunting for tablets.
AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US entered into an agreement with 45 states to stop billing customers for premium SMS messages they receive. Verizon Wireless is not part of the settlement but said that it too will discontinue the practice.
Verizon Wireless led all Tier 1 U.S. carriers in a survey conducted by Consumer Reports over cell phone service, while Sprint fell to last place after ranking No. 2 behind Verizon last year in customer satisfaction. According to Consumer Reports, Sprint received "dismal marks" in 2013 for value, voice, text and 4G reliability.