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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In Lawsuit, U.S. May Have to Prove Why It Needs Phone Records Collection Program

A judge challenges the government to prove that investigators have used it to fend off imminent terrorist attacks.
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Video Boom Forces Verizon to Upgrade Network

Laboring under a surprising load of online-video traffic, Verizon Wireless has had to spend millions more this year to upgrade its network.

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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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.

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Dropping Most Premium Text Service Billing in Effort to Combat Fraud

The move comes as regulators in 45 states were looking into unauthorized third-party charges, known as “cramming.”
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Motorola: KitKat Coming to Moto X on Verizon Today, Others Soon

Google’s Motorola unit said Tuesday that the KitKat version of Android is being made available for Moto X phones running on Verizon’s network, with other carriers and countries coming soon. “Our software strategy is to build on a pure Android foundation and complement existing Google services, not compete with them,” it said in a blog post.

Sprint Won’t Bid in Upcoming Spectrum Auction

Sprint passes on the FCC’s upcoming H Block spectrum auction.
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AT&T Says iPad Activations Triple Those of Last Year’s Launch Weekend (Updated)

The iPad Air, which launched on Friday, is the first iPad to offer options to run on all four major U.S. carriers.
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