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Verizon fuels price war by cutting $35 activation fee until Feb. 17

Verizon Wireless is eliminating its $35 activation fee for new customers who sign a two-year contract between now and Feb. 17. The no-activation promotion is just one of several offers the Tier 1 carrier has implemented recently and another sign of the growing competition among U.S. operators.

Sprint, SoftBank execs to reconsider T-Mobile bid, according to report

Executives at Sprint and SoftBank are reconsidering their plans to attempt a merger between T-Mobile US and Sprint in the wake of significant regulatory opposition to the proposed transaction, according to a new report from the  Wall Street Journal.

Will Verizon's "One Verizon" initiative drive further wireline/wireless synergies?

Verizon will finally take the covers off its "One Verizon" initiative, a combination of Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless, later this month. But what exactly will One Verizon do that Verizon Wireless and Verizon Communications cannot? Mike Dano, executive editor for FierceMarkets' Telecom Group, examines that question in his latest Editor's Corner.

'One Verizon' to emerge Feb. 21- but don't expect any immediate changes

On Feb. 21, Verizon Communications expects to close the world's biggest financial transaction in more than a decade: The $130 billion acquisition of Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless.  Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has said "One Verizon" will arise out of the combination of Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless. But what exactly will One Verizon do that Verizon Wireless and Verizon Communications cannot?

Verizon offering 'loyalty' plans to retain customers, around $60/month for talk, text and 2 GB

Verizon Wireless confirmed it is offering "loyalty" plans to customers in good standing in an attempt to ensure they remain with the carrier. Although Verizon declined to provide details on the exact offers it is making, evidence indicates the plans generally provide unlimited talking and texting and 2 GB of data for around $60 per month.

Rumor Mill: Verizon smartphone customers to get $100 credit for new line of service

Verizon Wireless customers will get a $100 service credit if they activate a new smartphone with a two-year contract between now and the end of February, according to a post from the blog  Android Central.

Verizon says FCC can't ignore Sprint's 2.5 GHz licenses in spectrum screen

Verizon Wireless took Sprint ato task over the fact that the vast trove of 2.5 GHz spectrum Sprint acquired from Clearwire last year is not currently included in the FCC's "spectrum screen." If the spectrum were included, Verizon agues, Sprint would be counted as having more spectrum than any other carrier.

Sprint launches Boost Mobile LTE promotion, cuts price to $35/month from $55/month

Sprint prepaid brand Boost Mobile is launching a promotion for LTE customers that cuts the price of service down to $35 per month for the first six months. The price cut and promotion are the latest example of price cutting both at the Tier 1 carriers and their prepaid brands.

Verizon: We provided 24 Mbps speeds during Super Bowl, faster than AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile

Verizon Wireless is striking back at a Super Bowl wireless data traffic study that ranked AT&T Mobility No. 1 among wireless carriers. Verizon is arguing that--according to Verizon's own traffic studies--Verizon provided average wireless data speeds that were fully four times faster than AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile US.

AT&T's network outruns Verizon, Sprint during Super Bowl traffic, study finds

According to detailed research from Nexgen Wireless, AT&T Mobility's network provided the fastest upload and download speeds, and the lowest latency rates, during this weekend's Super Bowl XLVIII.  Special Report