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América Móvil quells speculation that it might purchase T-Mobile

América Móvil does not have any plans to acquire a U.S. carrier, the company's management said during the carrier's second quarter earnings call. The statement serves to squash speculation that América Móvil might purchase T-Mobile US with the money it expects to raise through a sale of its assets.

TracFone notches weaker organic subscriber growth in Q1, absent Page Plus deal

América Móvil's U.S. TracFone unit banked on its acquisition of 1.4 million subscribers from Page Plus Cellular in the first quarter for the vast majority of its customer growth. Absent the deal, TracFone added 452,000 customers organically in the quarter, weaker than in the year-ago period.

Verizon preparing to take Smart Rewards customer loyalty program nationwide

Verizon Wireless launched a customer loyalty program earlier this year called Smart Rewards, which allows customers to accumulate points and then use those points toward discounts on the purchase of various goods and services. The carrier is preparing to take the service nationwide, a launch that could happen as soon as April 1, according to a person familiar with the company's plans.

Grading the top U.S. wireless carriers in the fourth quarter of 2013

The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the fourth quarter of 2013 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU and revenue--of each carrier.  The subscriber figures include both retail and wholesale customers.  As the fourth-quarter reporting season comes to a close, it's time to start parsing the information to see which carriers slipped and which managed to get ahead.

TracFone surges ahead with 616,000 net adds in Q4, but falls short of year-ago growth

América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, returned to a brisk pace of subscriber growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 after growth stalled in the third quarter. However, the company was unable to meet the subscriber growth it showed in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Poor Americans more likely to live in mobile-only homes, survey says

Poor Americans are driving the mobile-only trend, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

TracFone adds just 5,000 subs in Q3 as subscriber growth grinds to a halt

América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, reported just 5,00 net subscriber additions in the third quarter, compared to 302,000 in the year-ago period. The carrier's figures also come on top of its 192,000 net subscriber losses in the second quarter, which were pinned on a company-wide effort within the parent firm to shut off the service of inactive users.

TracFone, Icon and others face fines in FCC Lifeline crackdown

In its ongoing effort to clean the Lifeline program of waste and fraud, the FCC came down hard on five carriers that use the service, including TracFone Wireless, and proposed around $14.4 million in fines against the companies accused of breaking the commission's rules. The Lifeline program helps provide wireless service to low-income Americans.

TracFone clarifies throttling limits for Straight Talk, Net10 brands

América Móvil's U.S. MVNO TracFone Wireless brought some clarity to its data throttling policies for its Straight Talk and Net10 brands, explaining that it will throttle subscribers down to 2G speeds after they use 2.5 GB of data.

TracFone challenges Isis with new 'Trac 'N' Save' digital wallet and promotions program

América Móvil's U.S. MVNO TracFone Wireless recently launched its new "Trac 'N' Save" digital coupon and wallet program, which the company said provides "the best deals, discounts and promotions from trusted partners" to its roughly 23 million customers.
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