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FCC questions carriers, Google on ETF policies

The FCC sent letters to the four Tier 1 wireless carriers as well as Google, asking them to explain in detail their early termination fee (ETF) policies for handsets. The probe, as part of the

Ericsson: Carrier cutbacks hinder Q4 09 performance

Ericsson's Q4 09 earnings reflect the challenges all telecom equipment vendors faced as service providers continued to cut back on network spending throughout 2009, while ongoing cost cutting helped

Verizon's Palm pricing: WiFi hotspot service to cost $40

Verizon Wireless will begin selling the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus--the carrier's first devices running Palm's webOS platform--on Monday for the same price that Sprint Nextel sells the Pre and Pixi.

Sprint's stock dives, but company reiterates value

Sprint Nextel's stock dropped yesterday amid concerns that recent pricing moves by Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility could put increased pressure on the company. However, the carrier sought to

Ericsson sees bright future in professional services

Magnus Mandersson may only have a day under his belt as the new head of Ericsson's Global Services unit, but he's confident that professional services will continue to be a growth engine for the

AT&T follows Verizon, offers cheaper unlimited plans

Hours after rival Verizon Wireless announced cheaper unlimited plans and an overhaul of its data pricing, AT&T Mobility on Friday introduced new unlimited calling plans of its own that mirror

Report: Justice Department drops text messaging inquiry

The Justice Department has concluded a probe into whether wireless carriers colluded to fix text messaging prices, and has decided not to take any action in the matter, according to a report in the

Vonage's CFO to flee the coop

John Rego, the CFO of Vonage, announced this week that he'll be leaving the troubled VoIP provider later this year. Neither Vonage nor Rego, who has been with Vonage since 2002, specified the reason

Rumor Mill: Verizon to cut rate plans prices

Verizon Wireless will simplify and drop the price of its rate plans, and will slash the price of its individual unlimited plans, according to the Boy Genius Report blog. The blog, which cited what it

Clearwire CEO hints at WiMAX Android smartphone

Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow reiterated his company's commitment to launching a dual-mode 3G/WiMAX smartphone in the second half of the year, and hinted that it may run Google's Android platform. The