Verizon Wireless is shaking up its shared data plan pricing, cutting both prices and access line charges for devices while eliminating some data tiers. The carrier said that its new rate plan structure will be simpler and appeal to the vast majority of its customers.
Sprint today unveiled its new "Open World" international roaming service that makes unlimited calling and texting to Canada, Mexico and other Latin American countries free for its U.S.-based customers. The offering also gives Sprint customers free calls and texts and 1 GB of high-speed data when they are traveling in those countries.
Sprint parent SoftBank considered selling Sprint at one point but is resolutely backing the carrier now, according to SoftBank CEO and Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son. Meanwhile, financial analysts are divided around how much the leasing arrangements for handsets and network gear Sprint and SoftBank are creating will help Sprint.
Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse told FierceWireless that he regrets causing so much disruption to Sprint customers when the company embarked on its Network Vision network modernization initiative.
Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, who stepped down from the top management spot after a planned merger between Sprint and T-Mobile US did not go through, said that consolidation in the U.S. wireless industry will continue.
AT&T said an issue with its wireline network was the culprit behind spotty wireless service coverage for it and a number of area wireless operators in its Southeast markets. Joined by fellow wireless operators Sprint, T-Mobile US, and Verizon Wireless, the issue affected AT&T customers in parts of Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee last night.
T-Mobile US has the fastest LTE network in the U.S. market, according to a new report from Ookla's Speedtest.net, edging out Verizon Wireless.
Wireless service for customers at a variety of carriers was disrupted yesterday across parts of the Southeast due to a hardware issue in AT&T's wireline network. The issue affected customers in parts of Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, according to media reports.
Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said he regrets causing so much disruption to Sprint customers' service as Sprint plowed through its Network Vision network modernization in 2013 and into 2014. However, he said despite the pain for customers, which was more than he had anticipated, Sprint's network upgrade laid the foundation for what will be a "spectacular" network.
Sprint (NYSE: S) revealed a few more details about its network densification efforts but did not disclose its vendor partners for the project or exactly how many macro cell sites and small cells it will add to its network. However, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said that "nearly all" of Sprint's existing macro cell sites will be upgraded to support 800 MHz, 1900 MHz and 2.5 GHz for LTE, which he said will improve coverage and capacity across the network.