SpectrumCo and Cox Communications say Sprint Nextel's allegations that their $3.9 billion deal to sell AWS spectrum to Verizon Wireless will negatively impact the backhaul and Wi-Fi offload markets are not only wrong but also irrelevant to the proposed license transfer.
Verizon and AT&T often (though not always) lead the pack in terms of pricing decisions because of their size and stable positions as leaders in the marketplace. Other carriers do not have to follow them, and in the case of shared data plans, likely will not.
Cricket provider Leap Wireless refreshed its mobile broadband pricing by giving high-end customers more data and introducing a cheaper mobile broadband plan starting at $30 per month.
Sprint Nextel MVNO Ting said it hopes to one day join the growing list of U.S. carriers offering Apple's iPhone. But the MVNO said the cost of carrying the device means it will not happen anytime soon.
Sprint Nextel's Virgin Mobile brand launched Apple's iPhone Friday to few reported lines and little fanfare. Virgin became the second U.S. prepaid carrier to carry the iPhone after Cricket provider Leap Wireless, which launched the iPhone June 22.
U.S. Cellular became the latest U.S. carrier to support Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system, joining a growing chorus of operators that plan to champion it as a third smartphone ecosystem against Google's Android and Apple's iOS.
Wireless carriers and handset makers alike threw their support behind Microsoft's revamped Windows Phone 8 operating system, giving the company crucial backing as it looks to make a bigger dent in the market.
Cricket provider Leap Wireless unveiled a new promotion that gives customers discounts on their plans and significantly reduced device prices if they switch from another carrier.
Cricket provider Leap Wireless said it suspended sales of its Huawei Mercury Android smartphone in order to correct a problem with the gadget's software.
Sprint Nextel confirmed that its Virgin Mobile brand will follow Cricket provider Leap Wireless to become the second U.S. prepaid carrier to offer Apple's iPhone. The confirmation comes days after a report in the Wall Street Journal indicated Virgin would launch the iPhone soon.