Verizon’s LTE Map Is Nearly Complete, but All Four Major Carriers Are Starting to Fill in the Dots

These days, the coverage picture is different than the one painted by Verizon’s ads.
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T-Mobile’s GoSmart Hopes to Boost Data Use by Offering Unlimited Free Mobile Access to Facebook

The offer is similar to Facebook Zero, a program that the social network has done in partnership with dozens of carriers overseas to enable Facebook use for customers who don’t have data service.
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T-Mobile Plans to Talk “Un-Carrier” 4.0 at CES

“This one you aren’t going to believe,” T-Mobile says in an invitation to journalists.
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T-Mobile Taps Former Avon, Barnes & Noble Exec as New CIO

T-Mobile US has hired Gary King to serve as its chief information officer, effective at the end of the year. King, who has worked at Avon and Barnes & Noble, has spent the past nine years at retailer Chico’s FAS, where he was also CIO.

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Sprint Preparing a Bid for T-Mobile US

A deal could be worth more than $20 billion, depending on the size of any stake in T-Mobile that Sprint tries to buy.

iPhones Dominate Sales at All Four Major U.S. Carriers

A new survey shows that Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have been among the top three sellers at all four major U.S. carriers during the past three months.
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Here’s What the Big Carriers and the Feds Agreed To on Cellphone Unlocking

Federal Communications chairman Tom Wheeler had indicated that if the carriers had not reached an understanding by year’s end that the feds were prepared to take regulatory action.
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T-Mobile Taps MetroPCS’ Spectrum to Boost LTE Network Speeds

The No. 4 U.S. carrier is using airwaves from its recent MetroPCS acquisition to boost its top network speeds. First up was North Dallas, where the higher speeds kicked in just before Thanksgiving.
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AT&T Follows in T-Mobile’s Footsteps With Cell Plans That Separate Device Cost From Monthly Service Fees

The new “Mobile Share Value” plans will be available starting Sunday.
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AT&T, T-Mobile Weigh Bids For Verizon Wireless Spectrum

AT&T Inc. is considering a bid for a block of spectrum licenses held by Verizon Wireless, setting up a potential contest for the airwaves with smaller rival T-Mobile US Inc., people familiar with the matter said.