The Christmas shopping season is the time when the top four U.S.-based wireless operators Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile spend the most money on advertising and add the most subscribers. Their campaigns come at a critical time.
FierceWireles s takes a look at the holiday marketing efforts at Verizon Wireless, AT&T and other wireless carriers. Read more
Verizon Wireless launched a new tablet-focused data plan that costs $5 per day, opening up a fight with its rivals as the holiday shopping season kicks into full swing and customers go hunting for tablets.
AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US entered into an agreement with 45 states to stop billing customers for premium SMS messages they receive. Verizon Wireless is not part of the settlement but said that it too will discontinue the practice.
Verizon Wireless led all Tier 1 U.S. carriers in a survey conducted by Consumer Reports over cell phone service, while Sprint fell to last place after ranking No. 2 behind Verizon last year in customer satisfaction. According to Consumer Reports, Sprint received "dismal marks" in 2013 for value, voice, text and 4G reliability.
Verizon Wireless opened its first "destination store" at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., Wednesday.
Sprint and Verizon Wireless are starting to roll out deals on smartphones and other devices as part of their promotions for the holiday shopping season, and other carriers are sure to be close behind.
Local law enforcement officials want wireless carriers and device makers to install so-called "kill switches" in smartphones to disable them remotely and render them useless if they are stolen. However, carriers and the CTIA have pushed back on the idea, arguing that such technology would be too vulnerable to hacking.
T-Mobile US has approached Verizon Wireless about buying spectrum from Verizon, likely the carrier's 700 MHz A Block airwaves, according to a Reuters report.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--Verizon Wireless unveiled a new retail concept meant to highlight connected devices on its LTE network, part of a broader national retail effort to educate consumers about LTE devices beyond smartphones, tablets and hotspots.