T-Mobile US is launching a new family plan promotion that undercuts similar plans from other carriers by around $60 per month for a family of four.
European regulation and competition have already made voice and text roaming affordable and widely used. One way or another, within the next few years, mobile data roaming will also become the norm for the majority travelling to most frequently-visited nations.
Although the company rarely offers a look into how it allocates its resources among its various units, Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak revealed on the retailer's earnings call that the company plans to spend $100 million in this quarter alone on original content for its Prime Instant Video service.
Sales of Amazon's Fire TV streaming device "significantly exceeded" the e-tail giant's sales forecast, the company said in its second-quarter earnings release. The news comes on a 23 percent jump in Amazon's net sales compared with the same quarter last year, from $15.7 billion to $19.34 billion. However, the company's operating and net losses remain a concern for investors.
Sprint is likely going to report brutal subscriber losses in the second quarter, according to financial analysts. That will be largely the result of Sprint's 3G CDMA network upgrade, which has temporarily resulted in degraded service as the carrier works to improve coverage, call quality and network speeds. In response, the analysts said, Sprint will likely cut prices in the near term to remain competitive.
Verizon Wireless surged back to subscriber growth in the second quarter, though the vast majority of its roughly 1.4 million new subscribers in the period purchased tablets, not phones.
Netflix's overall revenues surged around 25 percent year over year to $1.34 billion in the second quarter, and the company's profits more than doubled during that period, from $29 million to $71 million.
Wireless carriers have largely shifted to charging customers based on how much data they use, with voice and texting becoming unlimited commodities, and Verizon Wireless has come out on top in that business model, according to a new survey. According to a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Verizon has the most customers paying more than $100 per month on average.
Red Pocket Mobile, an MVNO that supports service from AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US, is evaluating plans to support device financing payment options. Such plans would allow customers to pay for their devices in monthly installments rather than in one lump sum.
Reports that YouTube's audience growth is stagnating didn't dissuade Google executives from touting its benefits to advertisers as a key player in growing their digital campaigns.