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Phone buyers are hanging up on subsidies and opting for installment plans

Installment plans for cellphones are starting to squeeze out the time-honored practice of paying a subsidized price up front, AT&T says.

The iPad's expected ebb, and the search for why

Apple is expected Wednesday to confirm Wall Street's fears, that iPad sales growth not only slackened in the March quarter, but reversed course with fewer of the iconic tablets sold than the year before.

Net neutrality ruling complicates the U.S. transition to IP networks

The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.

AT&T cites power problem in U-verse outage

A power problem caused a widespread outage on AT&T's U-verse broadband service Monday that some customers said affected both TV and Internet service.

BlackBerry won't renew T-Mobile pact

BlackBerry will not renew the license of T-Mobile U.S. to sell its products when it expires later this month, the smartphone maker said.

FCC opens the door for faster Wi-Fi

U.S. regulators are opening up spectrum that could allow for Wi-Fi services with speeds of one gigabit per second and faster.

Smartphone kill-switch could save consumers $2.6B per year

Technology that remotely makes a stolen smartphone useless could save American consumers up to $2.6 billion per year if it is implemented widely and leads to a reduction in theft of phones, according to a new report.

QuickPoll: Which features should smartphone makers focus on next?

Over the past year or so, smartphone innovation has hit a plateau. What do you think phone makers should focus on to next?

Smartphone innovation is slowing, so what's next?

In the last year or so, there has been a noticeable slowdown in innovations in new smartphones -- with both hardware and software. The next direction seems to be making the smartphone the hub for connecting technologies in the Internet of Things scenario.

The 12 pros and cons of a cellular smartwatch

Samsung is reportedly working on a variant of its Gear 2 smartwatch that works over cellular networks and doesn't require a Bluetooth or other connection to a smartphone.

Calif. consumer group files complaint against Verizon on 'forced' IP conversions

Verizon Communications is forcing customers in southern California to move from traditional telephone service to voice over IP or wireless services, a consumer advocacy group has said in a complaint filed with the state.

Vodafone, AstraZeneca partner on mobile health care services

Vodafone and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca have teamed up to provide mobile health services for improving treatment of cardiovascular conditions.

Vodafone to pay $10.1 billion for Spanish cable operator Ono

Vodafone Group continues to strengthen its fixed network holdings by acquiring Spanish cable operator Ono for $10.1 billion.

AT&T purchase of Leap Wireless gets FCC OK

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved ATT's $1.2 billion acquisition of competitor Leap Wireless, which sells prepaid mobile service under the Cricket brand.

Vodafone CTO has high hopes for carrier aggregation

Tests of carrier aggregation, a technology that will help increase the speeds of LTE networks, have been a positive surprise, but another technology called small cells needs to become more mature before it can help offload mobile networks, according to two executives at Vodafone Germany.

SoftBank CEO: US mobile broadband industry needs more competition

The CEO of Japan's SoftBank mobile carrier promised to bring stiff price and speed competition to the U.S., saying he feels an obligation to improve slow speeds and drive down prices.

Vodafone launches smartphone app for encrypted calls

Vodafone Germany will attempt to simplify encrypting mobile phone calls with its upcoming Secure Call app, which it plans to launch for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.

FCC urged to make more Wi-Fi spectrum available

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should move forward with a plan to open up new 5GHz spectrum to Wi-Fi as consumer demand for wireless bandwidth skyrockets, a member of the commission said.

Studies show Sprint and T-Mobile need to expand U.S. coverage

Two major studies released this week of the nation's largest wireless networks put Verizon on top in nearly every technical network measurement, with AT&T close behind and Sprint and T-Mobile trailing.

AT&T brings 'radical' network changes with SDN

AT&T is remaking its infrastructure as a 'user-defined network cloud' in the pursuit of greater flexibility, lower costs and faster response to user needs, the carrier's infrastructure chief said.

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