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More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

A majority of AT&T's new smartphone customers are now choosing a plan where they pay for their phones over time, helping to drive strong second-quarter financial results, the carrier said.

Sprint to resell Google Apps for Business cloud service

Sprint announced a partnership with Google to offer the Google Apps for Business cloud service, adding that customers of the service won't be required to use Sprint's wireless network or Android devices.

Verizon gets top ranking for network performance in U.S. cities

RootMetrics gives Verizon Wireless a big thumbs-up in its latest biannual ranking of wireless network performance in U.S. cities.

Ericsson hits 5Gbps in 5G labs demo

Ericsson says it has succeeded in sending data at 5 gigabits per second over a wireless testbed for future "5G" mobile networks.

German government to drop Verizon because of US spying

The German government is dropping Verizon Communications as a service provider because of worries about U.S. spying.

Verizon's videoconferencing offers virtual doctor visits via smartphone

If you've ever been sick with a cold or the flu while traveling, Verizon's new videoconferencing technology could help you reach a doctor for a quick consult from a smartphone or tablet.

T-Mobile looks to keep customers satisfied with test drives, free music streaming

John Legere and T-Mobile want to make buying a smartphone more like shopping for a used car. And they mean that in the best possible way.

Wireless data traffic in the U.S. more than doubled in 2013

The total amount of data handled by wireless carriers in the U.S. more than doubled in 2013, an increase driven in large part by video traffic.

New tech links LTE and GSM networks

In the hunt for more spectrum to speed up mobile networks, Vodafone and Huawei Technologies have successfully tested a technology that lets LTE and GSM share the same frequencies.

AT&T breach allowed customer data to be used to unlock smartphones

Personal information, including Social Security numbers and call records, was accessed for an unknown number of AT&T Mobility customers by people outside of the company, AT&T has confirmed.

Apple's storage strategy: Clear, not cloudy

Despite the iCloud enhancements and new features Apple talked up at WWDC, don't expect the company to broadly compete in the online storage market.

Sprint-T-Mobile merger questions: Will regulators OK it? And, Legere as CEO?

With reports saying that Sprint and T-Mobile US plan to announce a $32 billion merger this summer, two big questions linger: Would federal regulators approve the deal? And would T-Mobile CEO John Legere run the combined company?

Wi-Fi calling coming to iPhones in iOS 8, with T-Mobile's support

Apple's new iOS 8 will support Wi-Fi calling when the version launches in the fall, and T-Mobile US was quick to say it will support the feature on its customers' iPhones.

Global mobile roaming hub accessible from the Internet and vulnerable, researchers find

The GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) network, which carries roaming traffic among hundreds of mobile operators worldwide, contains Internet-reachable hosts that run vulnerable and unnecessary services, recent security scans reveal.

Deutsche Telekom agrees to sell T-Mobile USA to Japan's SoftBank, report says

Deutsche Telekom has agreed to an offer for Japanese mobile and broadband company SoftBank to buy T-Mobile USA, according to a news report.

T-Mobile rolls out voice over LTE in Seattle

T-Mobile USA has rolled out voice over LTE in its home base of Seattle, offering high-definition voice and promising benefits to subscribers from a technology that in time could save carriers a lot of money.

At Indy 500, Verizon races to offer premium video content on mobile devices

During this Sunday's Indy 500, Verizon Wireless, Ericsson and other tech companies will be focused less on the drivers and more on a racetrack demonstration of new wireless technology called LTE Multicast that would used for transmitting video to smartphones and tablets.

Verizon's XLTE promises 'faster peak speeds' with double the bandwidth

Verizon Wireless launched XLTE network coverage in more than 250 U.S. cities on Monday, promising its customers twice the 4G LTE bandwidth and "faster peak speeds" in those areas.

AT&T's DirecTV deal includes plums to woo regulators and consumers

AT&T's mega-bid to buy DirecTV includes several deal sweeteners designed to win over government regulators and customers.

AT&T confirms plans to buy DirecTV

AT&T plans to acquire DirecTV for about $50 billion, it announced Sunday, laying to rest days of reports based on anonymous sources that such a deal was in the offing.

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