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AT&T willing to unlock devices for customers

AT&T willing to unlock devices for customers

The recent law that went into effect in January that states that it is illegal to unlock your phone without the carrier's permission has definitely ruffled a lot of feathers, and while most carriers are weary of unlocking their own devices, it seems AT&T doesn't want any part of the negativity that came with the new law, thus the company has clarified that it's willing to unlock devices if they have the proper information to do so.

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T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger gets approval from Department of Justice

T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger gets approval from Department of Justice

Back in October, it was announced that T-Mobile would be acquiring regional carrier MetroPCS, but the deal isn't final just yet. It obviously has to pass through several government barriers before it can officially happen. However, there's one less hurdle to jump now, as the Department of Justice has given the merger the green light.

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T-Mobile responding to AT&T with newspaper ad campaign

T-Mobile responding to AT&T with newspaper ad campaign

You may have seen the AT&T newspaper ad a few days ago that attacked T-Mobile for its slow data network and the high number of dropped and failed calls. However, T-Mobile got a kick out of it, but it looks like they're not letting AT&T have the last word. The company is prepared to push out several advertisements to newspaper as early as today.

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AT&T attacks T-Mobile in full-page newspaper ad

AT&T attacks T-Mobile in full-page newspaper ad

When you find out that AT&T put out an attack ad about a competing carrier, you're first guess is that they're probably going after Verizon, which is AT&T's biggest competition right now. However, it turns out that Ma Bell is going after the little guys in a new full-page newspaper ad that appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

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US Cellular to cover 87% of its customers with LTE in 2013

US Cellular to cover 87% of its customers with LTE in 2013

US Cellular may not have the biggest 4G LTE network, but it's working on expanding the service to more of its customers. The carrier announced today that they'll be expanding their 4G LTE network in several states in the US, as well as introducing LTE to brand new states, including California, Nebraska, and Kansas.

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AT&T adds several new markets to LTE network

AT&T adds several new markets to LTE network

AT&T is continuing its rollout of 4G LTE to newer markets, and today the carrier announced several new additions to the LTE heat map. Six locations in all now have AT&T's blazing-fast data speeds, including Northwest Georgia; Albany, GA; Cecil County, MD; Norfolk/Portsmouth/Virginia Beach in Virginia; Montgomery County, PA; and Bucks County, PA.

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Verizon sells $1.9 billion worth of spectrum to AT&T

Verizon sells $1.9 billion worth of spectrum to AT&T

Buying and selling spectrum isn't really anything new -- carriers have been doing it for quite some time, but it's a bit rare when two giant wireless providers make such a deal. Today, Verizon and AT&T have agreed upon a deal that would see AT&T pay $1.9 billion to Verizon in exchange for 39 700MHz spectrum licenses.

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AT&T to acquire Alltel for $780 million

AT&T to acquire Alltel for $780 million

AT&T announced today that it has signed a deal with Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (ATNI) to acquire the company's Alltel US retail wireless operations for $780 million in cold, hard cash. The agreement includes the acquisition of Alltel's wireless properties, such as licenses, network assets, retail stores, and almost 600,000 subscribers.

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Verizon BlackBerry 10 preparations previewed as carriers ready for RIM

Verizon BlackBerry 10 preparations previewed as carriers ready for RIM

RIM is planning on officially launching its new BlackBerry 10 OS on January 30, and most of the major carriers will be offering the company's new phones at launch. So, it probably comes at no surprise that they're gathering up their materials and preparing for the platform's launch. Specifically, Verizon has already built their landing page for the Z10, and EVLeaks ended up getting a snapshot of it.

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AT&T allowing FaceTime over cellular for all tiered data customers

AT&T allowing FaceTime over cellular for all tiered data customers

After several months from Apple announcing FaceTime over cellular, AT&T is finally rolling the feature out to all of its tiered data customers. AT&T cites that its testing phase for FaceTime over cellular is complete, and will be enabled for all of its customers, including those on tiered data plans at no additional cost.

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AT&T reports record smartphone sales in Q4 2012

AT&T reports record smartphone sales in Q4 2012

AT&T has announced some pretty impressive numbers about their fourth quarter sales in 2012. The company reports that they have sold over 10 million smartphones during Q4 2012 alone. The previous record was 9.4 million smartphones sold in the same quarter in 2011, so this year's numbers may not be a huge increase, but progress is certainly progress.

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AT&T expands LTE in four cities, adds on five new markets

AT&T expands LTE in four cities, adds on five new markets

AT&T has announced today that they're expanding its 4G LTE service in five cities, while it's adding LTE to four new markets. AT&T is expanding in Los Angeles, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Middlesex County, NJ; and Phoenix, AZ. The five new cities getting AT&T 4G LTE service for the first time include Green Bay, WI; Springfield, MA; Melbourne, FL; Tucson, AZ; and Oxford MS.

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