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Verizon won't throttle speeds of customers who have hung onto unlimited data plans

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's Shammo: We'll be in the 600 MHz auction, but more interested in high-band spectrum like AWS

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 adds 1.3M postpaid subs in Q3, sees jump in EIP adoption in shift away from smartphone subsidies

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 once again leads rival carriers in TV ad spending

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

Android phones on Verizon, AT&T face LTE security vulnerability, researchers say

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.

Verizon, AT&T to present diverging video strategies during Q3 earnings

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.

Analysts: AT&T's aggressive embrace of EIP will help it fare better financially than Verizon in Q3

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.

Analyst: T-Mobile likely gained most subs in Q3 and AT&T fared poorly, based on social media mentions of switching

Apple's introduction of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus last month reignited a switching war among Tier 1 carriers for iPhone customers in the waning weeks of the third quarter. According to a new report from MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett, which analyzed data on social media provided by the firm Comlinkdata on customers switching, T-Mobile US performed the best while AT&T Mobility fared the worst, with Verizon Wireless and Sprint somewhere in the middle.

Verizon: All 21 LTE in Rural America carrier partners have launched service

Verizon Wireless said all 21 of its partners in its LTE in Rural America (LRA) program have now launched LTE service, which it said fulfills its goal of expanding coverage to rural parts of the country.

What burning questions do Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon need to answer during the Q3 earnings season?

To get you ready for the third-quarter earnings conference calls, here are the most pressing questions I think the top executives at Tier 1 carriers need to answer over the next few weeks.