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FCC may soon mandate text-to-911 capabilities for all carriers, OTT apps

The FCC is expected to mandate that all wireless carriers and over-the-top messaging providers offer text-to-911 services, but it's unclear when that mandate will go into effect.

América Móvil quells speculation that it might purchase T-Mobile

América Móvil does not have any plans to acquire a U.S. carrier, the company's management said during the carrier's second quarter earnings call. The statement serves to squash speculation that América Móvil might purchase T-Mobile US with the money it expects to raise through a sale of its assets.

Analysts expect Sprint to bleed 879K handset subs alone in Q2 amid network upgrade troubles

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's Q2 subscriber growth driven largely by 1.15M postpaid tablet additions

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.

Verizon takes Smart Rewards customer loyalty program nationwide

Verizon Wireless will launch its Smart Reward program nationwide on July 24, giving all of its postpaid customers access to its customer loyalty program. The program, which was launched earlier this year in select markets, allows customers to accumulate points and then use those points toward discounts on the purchase of various goods and services.

MVNO ROK Mobile aims to have 1M subs in next 12-15 months

ROK Mobile, the recently launched music-focused MVNO, aims to have 1 million total customers within the next 12-15 months, according to a ROK Chairman and co-founder Jonathan Kendrick. He also said that ROK hopes to land a third U.S. carrier partner by the end of the year.

Report: Verizon has the most customers paying more than $100 on average

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.

MVNO Red Pocket Mobile planning device financing options, launches digital check support

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.

SK Telecom exec talks about deploying LTE Advanced today and planning for '5G' tomorrow

FierceWirelessTech Editor Tammy Parker recently spoke with Alex Jinsung Choi, executive vice president and head of SK Telecom's ICT R&D division, regarding the operator's roadmaps for LTE Advanced and 5G. Choi touched on the challenges of deploying carrier aggregation technology, other LTE Advanced features the carrir has brought to its network and the company's vision of 5G. Hot Seat

AT&T envisions car-makers sponsoring the data for in-vehicle connectivity

NEW YORK--AT&T Mobility is open to the possibility of car makers sponsoring the data for in-car LTE connectivity as part of AT&T's Sponsored Data program, according to a a senior AT&T executive.