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Ho's Perspective: Sprint, T-Mobile will keep sparking pricing moves in 2015

The two main disruptors in 2015 will be Sprint and T-Mobile, as they are specifically targeting AT&T and Verizon's postpaid bases. There may be shifts throughout the year and of course volatility is expected when the next iPhone version is introduced. For 2015 carrier competition remains healthy. 

U.S. Cellular grows postpaid customer base in 2014, first time since 2009

U.S. Cellular capped 2014 with a strong performance in the fourth quarter. The company managed to grow its postpaid customer base in 2014, the first time it has been able to do so since 2009.

How Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile stacked up in Q4 2014

The fourth-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, so now it's time to see how the nation's top wireless carriers stacked up against each other in terms of key metrics. Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson has assembled these slides that provide an in-depth look at how Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US performed in the fourth quarter. Dawson's research covers relatively standard metrics including revenue growth and net adds, but also includes deep dives into prepaid vs. postpaid performance, subscriber acquisitions vs. losses, and more. Special Report

T-Mobile's Legere: We're already No. 3, if you discount inactive Sprint MVNO customers

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere essentially said that T-Mobile has already passed Sprint in terms of subscribers if inactive Sprint MVNO customers are taken out of Sprint's subscriber count.

T-Mobile open to working with Dish, is 'rooting' for Sprint to be successful

T-Mobile US is open to working with Dish Network as the satellite TV company ponders its wireless options now that Dish is flush with even more spectrum following the AWS-3 auction, according to T-Mobile CEO John Legere.

Sprint's Claure: It doesn't matter if T-Mobile passes us as No. 3 carrier- we're focused on improving

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere has made one of his missions in 2015 to have his company pass Sprint in terms of total subscribers, to became the nation's No. 3 carrier. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure indicated that if that happens, it won't be a big deal.

AT&T beats expectations, roars back with 854K postpaid net adds

AT&T Mobility beat analysts' expectations in terms of subscriber growth for the fourth quarter, but saw churn rise amid intensifying competition. AT&T also saw its margins drop in the quarter, as had been expected.

NTelos to sell off 103 of its remaining cell towers for $41M to Grain Management

Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless struck a deal to sell up to 103 of its cell towers for $41 million to an affiliate of Grain Management, a private equity firm focused on investments in the media and communications sectors. The deal represents most of the towers that nTelos still owned and comes less than two months after nTelos announced plans to sell off its spectrum and its retail business in markets in eastern Virginia.

Analysts: Verizon, AT&T will hopefully become more 'rational' in pricing this year

With a somewhat bumpy fourth-quarter reporting season expected for the Tier 1 wireless carriers, analysts at Jefferies are hoping for more "rational" pricing behavior from the large operators in 2015.

Analysts: Verizon to report 1.85M postpaid net adds, Sprint just 250,000

The continued subscriber momentum at T-Mobile, coupled with solid expected results from Verizon Wireless AT&T Mobility could mean that Sprint struggled in the fourth-quarter to win many net postpaid subscribers, according to financial analysts.