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Update: AT&T to pay $105M to settle mobile-phone cramming charges

AT&T will pay $105 million to settle complaints from the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and 51 state-level governments that it made millions of dollars through unauthorized third-party charges to...

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Verizon won't throttle unlimited LTE users after all

Verizon Wireless won't go ahead with a widely criticized plan to slow down the connections of heavy data users with unlimited LTE plans.

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Editorial survey: Tell us what you think about your mobile data provider!

Happy with your data service or just waiting out your contract? Take Computerworld's 2014 mobile data satisfaction survey and let us know you feel. Later this year, we'll reveal which provider is our readers' favorite.

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Softbank in talks to buy Dreamworks Animation

Japan's Softbank is in talks to acquire Dreamworks Animation, according to news reports.

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AT&T to put service setup in enterprise customers' hands

AT&T said enterprises are about to reap the benefits of the software-defined transformation of its network with faster service setup through an online portal.

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10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

In 2004, Apple had just started development of its iPhone and no one outside the company knew about it, Samsung was focused on the South Korean market, and the hottest thing in wireless was the I-mode mobile Internet service in Japan....

T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

A new offer allows calls from outside the US and on US airliners with Gogo in-flight service

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Apple lays groundwork for global LTE roaming with new iPhones

By boosting the number of LTE bands on the iPhone 6 models to an astonishing 20, Apple is paving the way toward global data roaming for the technology.

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AT&T's network core grows up to serve watches, IoT

Back-end technology that AT&T implemented partly for voice over LTE will help make the Apple Watch and other connected devices useful.

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Wireless competition heats up, and so do changes in executive ranks

As competition heats up dramatically in the wireless industry, changes in the executive ranks are taking center stage.

LTE in Wi-Fi spectrum shows great potential, says NTT DoCoMo

In the hunt for new ways to handle growing data volumes, NTT DoCoMo and Huawei Technologies have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over 5GHz, which today is used for Wi-Fi networks.

Sprint drops second shoe: $60 unlimited voice, text, data plan

Sprint on Thursday announced a $60-per-month unlimited talk, text and data plan -- its second price cut in four days -- that's designed to undercut competitors.

AT&T to get the M8 for Windows, too; it's not just Verizon

Less than a day after the HTC One (M8) for Windows went on sale "exclusively" on Verizon Wireless, AT&T also said it will carry the new smartphone, too.

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Sprint's cut in data prices won't help its network woes

Sprint's new lower-priced shared data plan sounds ambitious, but analysts say it doesn't go far enough and won't address the carrier's network performance sore spot.

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Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests

Verizon Wireless beat out the other three national carriers for overall network performance, reliability and speed in the first half of 2014, according to an analysis by RootMetrics released Tuesday.

Sprint plans price cuts and eventual layoffs, new CEO tells workers

Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure addressed employees for the first time Thursday and promised price reductions as soon as next week, according to a report.

AT&T beats other carriers on customer purchase satisfaction

AT&T topped all four national carriers for the third time in a row for customer purchase satisfaction in-store, on the phone or on the Web, according to market research firm J.D. Power.

Former Sprint CEO's severance could top $38M

Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, whose last day was Monday, could get more than $38 million in severance pay.

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