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Verizon falls to AT&T in Q1 with just 539K retail postpaid net adds

Verizon Wireless reported weaker subscriber growth for the first quarter on a year-over-year basis and its postpaid customer additions in the period were driven by the addition of tablet customers.

Analysts: AT&T beats back competition from T-Mobile in Q1

AT&T Mobility was able to withstand an onslaught of competition from T-Mobile US and its other Tier 1 competitors in the first quarter, according to predictions from Credit Suisse analysts.

Verizon Wireless consumes Golden State Cellular and Mobi PCS

Verizon Wireless is expanding the reach of its LTE network in California and Hawaii via new deals with two small carriers, Golden State Cellular in California and Mobi PCS in Hawaii. Under the terms of the two separate deals, which both still require FCC approval, Verizon will essentially buy the small carriers.

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile say customers are protected from Heartbleed bug

Now that the dust has settled, the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers say their subscribers are largely protected against the Heartbleed Internet security bug, which was first disclosed last week. The bug affected open-source OpenSSL cryptography, which is used by millions of web servers around the world. The bug's disclosure prompted millions of people to change their passwords for fear that malicious hackers could use the Heartbleed bug to access their personal information.

Report: Verizon outpaces rivals in Q1 with phone activations

Verizon Wireless took the largest share of phone subscriber activations in the first quarter, according to a survey released by research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

AT&T warns it might skip 600 MHz incentive auction due to FCC's proposed restrictions

AT&T warned that it would have to "reevaluate" whether it would participate in the FCC's planned incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum if the FCC places restrictions on how much spectrum it could purchase.

Carriers, along with Apple, Samsung, Nokia and others, join forces on anti-theft measures

The nation's largest wireless carriers and device makers banded together to support voluntary anti-theft measures for smartphones released starting next year. The action comes amid mounting efforts by state lawmaker to mandate so-called "kill switches" in smartphones and tablets that would render the devices useless if stolen.

Report: FCC's planned incentive auction rules would set aside spectrum for smaller carriers

The FCC is contemplating a plan that would reserve for smaller carriers a chunk of the spectrum to be auctioned in next year's planned incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, according to a  Re/code  report.

Wireless in the first quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers,...

Verizon cuts pricing for 'More Everything' subs who bring their own phone

Verizon Wireless said customers who are on month-to-month contracts or who bring their own phones can now get discounts on their service pricing by moving to the carrier's "More Everything" shared data plans.