Carrier aggregation, network twinning and LTE-Unlicnesed are in various states of deployment and development-- and they're all ultimately win-wins for both mobile carriers and users.
Verizon Wireless recently launched a national promotion to give customers a $300 gift card when they switch and trade in their phone. Meanwhile, according to research firm Wave7 Research, Verizon is also running two regional promotions, including one in Chicago that offers up to $650 in credit.
Verizon Wireless is going to run out of spectrum over the next few years but could get a lifeline if it strikes a spectrum leasing agreement with Dish Network, according to a report from analysts at New Street Research.
Verizon Wireless customers who have managed to hang onto unlimited data plans will not see their speeds throttled even if they use large amounts of data, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo.
Verizon Communications plans to participate in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, but the company is more interested in acquiring higher-band spectrum for capacity, according to a senior Verizon executive.
Verizon Wireless essentially held steady in the third quarter, reporting solid postpaid subscriber additions and boosting the number of postpaid phone customers it added in the second quarter. The carrier also saw increased adoption of its equipment installment plans (EIPs).
AT&T Mobility keeps pouring money into TV advertising and was the biggest spender among the four Tier 1 carriers in September, according to TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv, maintaining the top spot it had in August. Special report
Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility customers with Android phones are vulnerable to security and privacy breaches when using Voice over LTE, according to an advisory posted by security researchers.
The diverging video strategies of Verizon Communications and AT&T will be on display this week as the companies' finance chiefs face investors. On the one hand, AT&T will have a chance to flesh out its plans to integrate DirecTV following the close of its $48.5 billion deal in July for the pay-TV provider. Meanwhile, Verizon is likely to discuss the early returns of its Go90 over-the-top mobile video service, which launched nationwide to all wireless customers earlier this month.
Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility have both embraced equipment installment plans and shifted away from marketing subsidized smartphones with two-year contracts, but because AT&T is further along in that transition, it won't feel as much financial bite in the third quarter, according to financial analysts.