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AT&T to pay $18.2B as top bidder in mobile spectrum auction

AT&T spent nearly $18.2 billion on wireless spectrum licenses in a blockbuster mobile-auction spectrum for licenses across the U.S.

Feds target mobile operator for deceptive data promises

TracFone Wireless has agreed to refund $40 million to customers to settle charges that it throttled bandwidth or cut off data connections, despite promising "unlimited" data service.

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AT&T to acquire Nextel Mexico assets for $1.9B

AT&T has agreed to acquire mobile carrier Nextel Mexico for $1.9 billion from parent company NII Holdings, in an effort by AT&T to win a larger slice of the Mexican mobile market.

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Which mobile data provider is best? (And will you make a switch?)

Computerworld readers rate AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon on data connection speed, reliability, customer service and more. Find out which carrier gets the most cheers — and which the most jeers — from our 2014 survey respondents....

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Google preps for wireless services with T-Mo and Sprint

Google is prepping to offer its own wireless voice and data service over the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile -- a move likely to be markedly different from traditional virtual network operations.

Google wants to become a mobile carrier

Google has laid the groundwork for its own cellular service by buying capacity on the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile USA.

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T-Mobile CEO, Deutsche Telekom bicker over finances

Outspoken T-Mobile CEO John Legere used Twitter to again slam recent opinions that his company's financial future is unsustainable, given the billions of dollars needed to buy more wireless spectrum to compete with AT&T and Verizon...

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Cleared your browser cookies? It won't stop ad company using Verizon tracking header

A company that correlates data about users across different websites to share with marketers is using unique IDs inserted by Verizon into mobile Web traffic to recreate tracking cookies that have been deleted by users.

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AT&T to allow monthly data rollover; plan includes businesses

AT&T announced that data will soon be rolled over to the next month for 50 million of its Mobile Share Value subscribers.

Verizon may be planning to buy AOL

Verizon may be in the process of acquiring AOL or starting a joint venture with the digital media company.

AT&T announces developer tool for WebRTC

AT&T announced a developer tool that enables technology called Enhanced WebRTC to provide voice and video calls between browsers without the need for a plug-in.

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T-Mobile to pay $90M for unauthorized charges on customers' bills

T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million to settle a Federal Communications Commission suit that alleged it looked the other way while third parties charged T-Mobile subscribers for services they didn't want.

Consumer agency sues Sprint over unauthorized charges

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit accusing Sprint of illegally billing mobile customers for unauthorized third-party charges.

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T-Mobile’s new Data Stash plan doesn’t let workers share data

T-Mobile today unveiled a monthly data rollover plan for consumers and business customers called "Data Stash," but the plan still won't allow workers to share their data with others in a work group.

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Net neutrality supporters disrupt FCC meeting

About a dozen protesters calling on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to pass net neutrality rules disrupted the commission's meeting for a short time Thursday. Protesters shouting and carrying signs interrupted the...

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Sprint pleased by early response to its half-off deal

Six days into its new "Cut Your Bill in Half" offer, Sprint was enthusiastic about the offer's early reaction from new customers, but didn't offer any details.

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NSA spy program targets mobile networks

The NSA has conducted a covert campaign to intercept internal communications of operators and trade groups in order to infiltrate mobile networks worldwide, according to new revelations from documents supplied by Edward Snowden.

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Your device is obsolete: Verizon 3G will DIE, in LTE refarming bombshell

Oh dear -- your VZW 3G will get slower and slower, because LTE: Do you rely on Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data service? Well get ready to bend over, because the 3G CDMA party's over. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers consider their options...

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