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Ex-CEO of T-Mobile USA Philipp Humm to join Vodafone

Ex-CEO of T-Mobile USA Philipp Humm to join Vodafone

Yesterday, T-Mobile USA announced that its CEO Philipp Humm had suddenly resigned from the company. At the time, T-Mobile said Humm was leaving to spend more time with his family, but also mentioned that he would be pursuing a career outside of Deutsche Telekom. Reuters now reports that Humm has joined Vodafone to become the chief executive of northern and central Europe starting from October 1st.

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Strategy Analytics: iPhone has generated $150bn in revenue

Strategy Analytics: iPhone has generated $150bn in revenue

The fine fellows at Strategy Analytics have been crunching some numbers behind the scenes and discovered that Apple’s iPhone has generated around $150 billion in revenue since it first launched back in 2007. On top of that, the firm believes that around 250 million iPhones have been shipped in total across the world. It marks just how popular the iPhone really is, not to mention how lucrative the mobile market has become.

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FCC approves AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

FCC approves AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

The FCC has approved the transfer of AWS spectrum from AT&T to T-Mobile, who celebrated the news this morning with the announcement. The spectrum to be transferred is part of the breakup agreement between the two carriers for their ill-fated merger attempt. T-Mobile plans to use the new AWS spectrum for building out its own LTE network in 2013.

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Verizon’s 700MHz sale trashed by T-Mobile

Verizon’s 700MHz sale trashed by T-Mobile

T-Mobile is committed to blocking Verizon's proposed purchase of AWS spectrum from various cable companies. Verizon recently offered to sell all of its block A and B 700MHz spectrum in exchange for FCC approval of its AWS deal. However, T-Mobile USA CEO Philip Humm personally met with senior FCC officials last week to insist that the sale would not be enough to mitigate any negative effects that the AWS deal would create.

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Verizon to sell 700MHz spectrum to gain AWS cable spectrum

Verizon to sell 700MHz spectrum to gain AWS cable spectrum

Verizon Wireless announced today that it will be selling all of its block A and B 700MHz spectrum to get approval for its purchase of AWS spectrum from a group of cable companies to expand its 4G LTE network. The move comes as the FCC and the Department of Justice are mulling over the transaction, which has faced opposition from smaller carriers, including T-Mobile and MetroPCS.

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Jim Balsillie wanted to open up BBM to rival devices

Jim Balsillie wanted to open up BBM to rival devices

Ex co-CEO of RIM, Jim Balsillie, was reportedly in talks with various mobile carriers across the world in order to allow rival phones to be able to connect to BlackBerry services. Sources speaking to Reuters say that Balsillie was in talks with AT&T and Verizon in the United States, as well as Vodafone, Telefonica, France Telecom, and Deutsche Telekom in Europe.

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FCC and carriers planning stolen phone database

FCC and carriers planning stolen phone database

The FCC and wireless carriers are working together on a new plan that would try and discourage the theft of cellphones by rendering them useless once reported stolen. They hope to create a national database of stolen cellphones in coordination with law enforcement bodies across the country, allowing carriers to disable voice and data services on stolen phones altogether.

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AT&T off-contract iPhone unlock in 4 easy steps

AT&T off-contract iPhone unlock in 4 easy steps

This week the folks at AT&T have granted the vast world of AT&T off-contract iPhone users the ability to unlock their devices. In doing this, they've sent out an extremely easy to follow set of instructions that anyone can follow with minimal effort. You'll just need your off-contract AT&T iPhone, access to a Mac or PC, and about 5-10 minutes of spare time.

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Google wins patent for ringback adverts

Google wins patent for ringback adverts

Google has just been granted a patent from the USPTO that replaces ringback tones with adverts. The idea is to replace the ringback sound you hear when you're calling someone and waiting for them to pick up. The ringback sound that you'd normally have to listen to anyways while you're waiting is replaced by an audio advertisement.

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HTC One V heading to Metro PCS, Virgin Mobile and US Cellular

HTC One V heading to Metro PCS, Virgin Mobile and US Cellular

HTC recently announced a trio of Android handsets at MWC 2012 in a new "One" series, which includes the One X, One S, and the One V. The One X is heading to AT&T, the One S is set for T-Mobile, but the cheaper One V's destination remained a mystery. Well, now it looks like the device is being prepped for Metro PCS, Virgin Mobile, and US Cellular, according to PhoneScoop citing an HTC spokesperson, although no official announcements have been made just yet.

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