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Verizon quietly ditched policy to throttle heaviest 3G users with legacy unlimited data plans

Verizon Wireless confirmed that in June it quietly stopped throttling the data speeds of customers who were on legacy unlimited data plans on 3G devices and who crossed into the top 5 percent of data users when they were on high-traffic cell sites.

AT&T shakes up Mobile Share Value plan pricing, increases $100/10 GB plan to 15 GB

AT&T Mobility is revamping and simplifying its pricing plans for its Mobile Share Value shared data plans, eliminating some options and giving customers more data for the same amount or less on others. The biggest change to AT&T's plans is that its $100/10 GB plan will now come with 15 GB of data. The new AT&T plans, which will go into effect tomorrow, come just days after Verizon Wireless introduced its own simplified shared data plan pricing.

T-Mobile offers free Netflix, while Verizon, AT&T and Sprint toss out credits for Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+ buyers

As expected, Samsung Electronics unveiled two new phablets, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, and also got strong support from all of the major U.S. carriers. However, each carrier is rolling out its own promotions to entice customers to switch or upgrade when they buy the new smartphones, which are largely identical in terms of their specifications.  

Verizon, AT&T and Sprint- and every other carrier- should participate in the 600 MHz auction

No one got everything they wanted out of the FCC's rules, including broadcasters. The FCC is trying to balance numerous competing interests. However, I think it's in every carrier's best interest to show up next year. Carriers will be sorry for years to come if they don't.

T-Mobile outspent AT&T, Verizon and Sprint on TV ads in July

T-Mobile US led the industry in July by spending 23.2 percent of the total amount spent on TV advertisements, taking over the lead held by AT&T Mobility in June. That data comes from an exclusive partnership FierceWireless has struck with TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv.  Special report

America Tower: T-Mobile co-locating gear on Verizon towers we bought

American Tower sees a strong future ahead for its portfolio of cell towers it acquired earlier this year from Verizon Wireless, according to an American Tower executive. T-Mobile US, in particular, has been looking to co-locate its network gear on those towers as it expands its LTE network.

Analyst: U.S. wireless service revenue dropped in Q2 but may be stabilizing

Service revenues in the U.S. wireless industry declined 1 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, according to a report from industry analyst Chetan Sharma, following a decline in the first quarter, which has been the first decline in the history of the industry. However, Sharma points to signs of stabilization in the market as promotions faded.

Find out what it takes to build a smart city at CTIA Super Mobility 2015

To hear from top experts in the U.S about what it takes to create a smart city, join me at CTIA's Super Mobility 2015 in Las Vegas for the " Inside the Building of a Smart City " breakfast panel that will be held from 7 to 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Palazzo Ballroom of the Sands Expo & Convention Center.

Verizon's Small: We have close to 4M VoLTE customers

Verizon Wireless has nearly 4 million customers using its Voice over LTE service, which it launched in September 2014, according to a senior Verizon executive. Although a tiny fraction of the 103.7 million total retail postpaid connections Verizon had at the end of the second quarter, it is the first time Verizon has disclosed how widely VoLTE has been adopted on its network.

Sprint's improved churn, shift to EIP in focus in Q2

Now that the second-quarter earnings season is over, what conclusions can we draw about how wireless carriers performed?Thanks to a partnership between Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson and  FierceWireless, we're publishing slides Dawson produced on the quarter exclusively for a short time.  Special report