AT&T Mobility is introducing a new $65 prepaid plan with unlimited voice, texting and 1 GB of data, undercutting rival Verizon Wireless and bringing its pricing closer to more traditional no-contract offerings.
RadioShack said CEO Jim Gooch stepped down from the company after 16 months at the helm as the ailing retailer struggles to find its identity in wireless and in a changing retail landscape.
Clearwire CFO Hope Cochran said that the company will begin building out its TD-LTE network this quarter but that construction will pick up significantly in the fourth quarter.
A deal between Sprint Nextel and flat-rate player MetroPCS makes much more sense than one between Sprint and No. 4 carrier T-Mobile USA, according to a Goldman Sachs analyst.
Among the six largest U.S. carriers, Verizon Wireless remains the carrier providing the fastest--and most consistently speedy--mobile data network, thanks in large part to its extensive LTE network, according to a new report from wireless testing company RootMetrics.
After weeks of rumors, it's now official: RadioShack will launch its own prepaid branded wireless service powered by Leap Wireless' (NASDAQ:LEAP) Cricket Communications. The new venture, dubbed RadioShack No-Contract Wireless, will begin service Sept. 5.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will propose to his fellow commissioners that the agency review its rules for how much spectrum a carrier should be able to hold.
Cricket provider Leap Wireless introduced new pricing plans and added its Muve Music service to all of its Android smartphone plans. The flat-rate carrier said it expects the new plans to help it reduce churn and increase gross subscriber additions.
As had been expected, the FCC approved Verizon Wireless' $3.9 billion purchase of 20 MHz of nationwide AWS spectrum from a group of cable companies, as well as related spectrum deals with T-Mobile USA and Cricket provider Leap Wireless. The FCC put several restrictions and conditions on the deals related to buildout requirements and data roaming.
There appears to be more evidence that RadioShack will indeed launch a prepaid MVNO powered by Leap Wireless' Cricket Communications. The MVNO, which was first rumored last week, is supposed to launch Sept. 5 and will be called No Contract Wireless.