Top wireless stories of the week

Check out this week's most-viewed stories across Fierce's wireless publications:

1. Sprint will play a $20.1B role in Softbank's LTE vision
2. T-Mobile's Ray: MetroPCS' DAS will give us a small cell play
3. Ericsson scores big in Brazilian LTE race

1. The pros and cons of using SMS as a mobile app marketing tool
2. Samsung devices considered best for testing Android apps
3. Martin: I'm a believer in Windows 8

1. Sprint, AT&T roll out services targeting senior citizens
2. Square abruptly halts NYC taxi payment system trial
3. What are the 10 essential productivity apps for Android, iOS?

1. Softbank to buy 70% of Sprint for $20.1B
2. Entner: Softbank's purchase of Sprint could make it a bandwidth powerhouse
3. Analysis: A Softbank buyout would give Sprint cash, improve TD-LTE ecosystem

1. WhatsApp conquers Dutch social messaging market
2. Rumour Mill: Alcatel-Lucent losing ground with French operators
3. Telecom Italia aims to win LTE launch race, but Vodaofone may spoil party