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Verizon shortens Edge upgrade waiting period to 30 days

Verizon shortens Edge upgrade waiting period to 30 days

After T-Mobile's rather biting offer, almost a bribe, for subscribers from other carriers to switch sides, it was only a matter of time before those carriers bit back. Now Verizon is announcing a revised Edge plan, shortening the 6-month wait to 30 days, to keep their customers from jumping ship.

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T-Mobile Un-Carrier 4.0 expands to U.S. Cellular, 12 other regional carriers

T-Mobile Un-Carrier 4.0 expands to U.S. Cellular, 12 other regional carriers

The team at T-Mobile USA let it be known at CES 2014 that they had no love for their fellow carriers, going so far as to offer early termination fee repayment for switching. Users moving away from Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T were offered their entire family’s early termination fees - to a point - when trading in working devices, up to $650 USD per line. This bit of a program has been expanded this week to include more carriers than just the initial three.

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T-Mobile reportedly plans to pay early termination fees for new subscribers

T-Mobile reportedly plans to pay early termination fees for new subscribers

It is no secret that T-Mobile aims to make waves in the wireless industry with its Uncarrier push, something that has offered up various perks and seemingly spurred other carriers to adopt similar options. The carrier's John Legere teased earlier this week "Uncarrier 4.0", and according to a source that cropped up, this could mean paying other carriers' early termination fees for new subscribers.

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T-Mobile “Un-carrier” programs fuel Q3 2013 expansion

T-Mobile “Un-carrier” programs fuel Q3 2013 expansion

T-Mobile increased its customer base in Q3 2013 by more than 1 million, the company announced in its earnings call. This marks the second consecutive quarter in which the mobile carrier has led the industry in customer acquisition. It sold 5.6 million smartphones in the quarter, 15% of which were iPhone sales, and smartphones made up 88% of the company's device sales revenue.

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AT&T Leap Wireless acquisition gets stockholder approval

AT&T Leap Wireless acquisition gets stockholder approval

AT&T announced back in July they were moving forward to acquire Leap Wireless. This could bring Cricket Wireless under the AT&T wing and the purchase price was said to be more than $1 billion. Specifically, $1.19 billion. But while the plans were spelled out, that didn't mean the deal was finalized.

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AT&T hit with European backlash due to NSA activities

AT&T hit with European backlash due to NSA activities

The NSA has received a lot of backlash for its various spying activities, but it isn't the only entity that is paying for its activities. AT&T, which has long been interested in buying a wireless company in Europe, has received substantial resistance, with it being made known that any purchase that takes place will "face intense scrutiny."

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T-Mobile global roaming plans “Happy to shake things up”

T-Mobile global roaming plans “Happy to shake things up”

This week T-Mobile USA unveiled a plan that would allow unlimited international data and texting to customers using their Simple Choice plans for phones. Those users with a Simple Choice subscription plan will be working with automatic unlimited data and texting in more than 100 countries and 20 cents a minute for phone calls. We had a chat with T-Mobile's Andrew Sherrard this afternoon about the plans and T-Mobile's further initiatives on a more grand scale, finding him and T-Mobile itself "glad to share things up."

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Target Brightspot will offer prepaid mobile plans starting October 6

Target Brightspot will offer prepaid mobile plans starting October 6

Target will be rolling out a prepaid mobile phone option in conjunction with T-Mobile called Brightspot, giving customers access to contract-free plan options with their own handset or a new one. The service will go live on October 6, but Target has detailed its service ahead of time, though specifics on the plans haven't been provided yet.

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AT&T wraps up Alltel assets aquisition, will add coverage in rural areas

AT&T wraps up Alltel assets aquisition, will add coverage in rural areas

AT&T previously announced an acquisition of Alltel assets from Atlantic Tele-Network Inc., and as with all acquisitions, it was a long process involving finalization before being wrapped up. Now the business matter is complete, with AT&T announcing that it will use some of the assets it has acquired to bring its 4G coverage to more rural places, including regions in the Carolinas, Ohio, and more.

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T-Mobile rebuked over “flawed” marketing against AT&T

T-Mobile rebuked over “flawed” marketing against AT&T

A lie is a lie, even in advertising, a lesson that T-Mobile is seemingly being taught by the National Advertising Division (NAD). This curious reprimand is based on certain claims made by the carrier in its marketing spiels that puts it in a very favorable but, according to the NAD, disputable position over AT&T.

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iPhone 5 discontinued: where did they all go?

iPhone 5 discontinued: where did they all go?

Earlier this week Apple held an event in which they changed their model for releasing iPhones, replacing the until-recently standard hero device iPhone 5 instead of just bumping it down a notch in the pricing structure. In comes the iPhone 5s as the hero, and the iPhone 5c to take the second tier. But here's the kicker: even though Apple has discontinued the iPhone 5, there's certainly still a massive amount of unsold stock out there in the wild. So where did they all go?

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AT&T spectrum acquisition from Verizon finalized, will boost 4G LTE offerings

AT&T spectrum acquisition from Verizon finalized, will boost 4G LTE offerings

Back in January, Verizon sold $1.9 billion worth of its 700MHz spectrum to AT&T, something the latter carrier will use to boost its 4G LTE network. More than half a year later, the deal has been completed, with AT&T announcing that it has acquired the licenses needed to cover 42 million individuals located throughout 18 states across the U.S.

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