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Sprint launches new plan with perks for loyal customers

Sprint Nextel launched a new program, called Sprint Premier, giving service perks to loyal customers, as the carrier tries to maintain its subscriber base and boost customer satisfaction. Saying,

Industry struggles in 4Q, but silver lining lies in smartphones

Amid the global economic meltdown, life was sure miserable for many of the wireless-related companies last week. Many announced some depressing results for a fourth quarter that was usually supposed

Judge orders new trial in Sprint class-action ETF case

A judge in California has ordered a new trial for a $300 million class-action lawsuit brought against Sprint Nextel over damages related to early terminations fees (ETF). Sprint said it would appeal

Verizon launches femtocell

As expected, Verizon Wireless introduced a femtocell from Samsung, which is similar to the femtocell Sprint's Airave service uses. The Verizon Wireless Extender retails for $249 but doesn't require a

Senate considers wireless tax credits for broadband expansion

The Senate Finance Committee is considering a plan to provide tax credits to wireless operators and other players in the telecom industry to increase broadband expansion. Sen. Jay Rockefeller,

Report: Out of work in wireless

With Texas Instruments' decision to lay off 3,400 workers coming on the heels of Sprint Nextel's plan to cut 8,000 jobs, Microsoft's first major round of layoffs (5,000 in all) and Motorola's recent

Broadband stimulus package restarts special access rates fight

The price AT&T, Qwest and Verizon charge for wholesale "special access rates" is up for discussion again, as plans to build out broadband to unserved and underserved parts of the county move

Sprint Nextel to cut 8,000 jobs

Sprint Nextel, beset by rising financial problems and a loss of subscribers, said it would cut 8,000 jobs in the first quarter of 2009 as it looks to save around $1.2 billion annually, and attempts

Sprint launches flat-rate Nextel Direct Connect plans

Sprint Nextel launched a new series of flat-rate, unlimited plans for Nextel Direct Connect customers. The cheapest plan, which includes unlimited Direct Connect and Group Connect service plus

WiMAX Forum launches global roaming program

The WiMAX Forum has launched its Global Roaming Program designed to enable operators and vendors to obtain the information they need to establish WiMAX roaming services. The program includes