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Verizon Wireless plans to launch Wi-Fi calling in mid-2015

Verizon Wireless plans to introduce Wi-Fi calling in the middle of next year but does not see an urgent need for it, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo.

Verizon starts rolling out VoLTE, but on only 2 phones to start

Verizon Wireless started rolling out Voice over LTE service nationwide but is initially making VoLTE available on  only  two smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G2. The carrier had promised that a " robust " lineup of devices would come with its VoLTE launch, and vowed that more will come soon.

Apple sells 4M iPhone 6, 6 Plus units in 24 hours of preorder sales

Apple said it took a record 4 million preorders for its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the first 24 hours of availability, which started last Friday. The company did not say how many preorders it took during the first weekend of preorder sales; retail sales for the phones start Sept. 19.

Verizon CEO hints at Q3 wireless subscriber growth, possible sale of towers

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said the carrier's wireless postpaid retail net additions have grown 40 percent so far during the third quarter when compared with last year's period, when the company posted 927,000 additions. However, he said the carrier's margins will be pressured in the third quarter due to surprisingly sluggish sales of Verizon's handset upgrade program, called Edge.

T-Mobile, Sprint will seek to feast on iPhone 6, 6 Plus release

LAS VEGAS--Now that Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been announced, U.S. carriers are getting down to brass tacks to try to take advantage of consumer excitement. The launch is shaping up to be the most dynamic, unpredictable and hard-hitting iPhone release U.S. carriers have ever seen.

Sprint to launch $50 unlimited plan for iPhone 6, 6 Plus customers

Sprint is trying to make the most of Apple's launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus by introducing a $50 unlimited plan for customers who buy one of the new phones. The plan is likely the opening salvo in a battle carriers will engage in over the next several weeks to retain and attract new iPhone customers.

Changing of the guard: The new CEOs of wireless now poised to take the gloves off

LAS VEGAS--It's a new day in the wireless industry. This year's Super Mobility Week is ground zero for a battle among the new guard in the wireless industry.  Three of the nation's top four wireless carriers have relatively new CEOs, and attendees here at this fall show are getting a front-row seat to the opening bouts of what promises to be an interesting confrontation among them.

Verizon testing LTE over unlicensed frequencies, exec says

LAS VEGAS--Verizon Wireless is testing LTE delivered over unlicensed spectrum as a complement to LTE over its licensed spectrum, said Mike Haberman, the operator's vice president of network support, during FierceWireless breakfast panel on "The 5G Roadmap: How do we plan for tomorrow's wireless networks?"

Verizon Wireless taps Tower Cloud for its Atlanta small cell network deployment

Verizon Wireless has named Tower Cloud as its backhaul partner for its new 4G LTE small cell deployment in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.

Verizon Wireless using Danal m-commerce platform to battle fraud

Verizon Wireless will employ Danal's mobile identity and authentication services to provide mCommerce merchants with device identification, fraud prevention and consent-based mobile account details. The vendor said its mobile identity platform links in real time with Verizon systems to provide added security and convenience in mobile transactions.