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Sprint’s shares hit new low for the year as investors react to its plan to beat T-Mobile

With a T-Mobile merger no longer on the table, Sprint has kicked off a pricing war with the introduction of a family plan that offers twice as much data at same price as the competition. Later this week, the Overland Park, Kansas-based carrier, which is majority owned by SoftBank, is expected to unveil cheaper individual plans, as well. Investors reacted… Read More

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Verizon tops rivals in new RootMetrics wireless report, but T-Mobile gains in cities

Verizon comes out ahead of rivals AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint in nearly every category of performance — including reliability, data speeds and phone calls — in a new study of the U.S. wireless market by RootMetrics. However, the report says T-Mobile made noticeable improvements in larger cities, based on the wireless company’s ongoing investments in metro areas. According to the… Read More

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Why T-Mobile should delay selling to Sprint — or anyone else

A T-Mobile sale has appeared inevitable for almost a year, following constant rumors that it’s in talks with Sprint, and more recently, when a little-known French telecom company made an out-of-the-blue bid. But now, some analysts are making the case for the Bellevue, Wash.-based wireless carrier to hold off on a merger — at least for the foreseeable future. As negotiations… Read More

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MobileRQ raises $2M to help app marketers send real-time contextual retail, hotel offers

People are spending more and more time on their smartphones, and that’s only good news for marketers of mobile apps. At least that’s what MobileRQ thinks. The Portland-based startup has raised an additional $2 million to help fuel development of its software that helps customers reach out to their mobile app user base in relevant and… Read More

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New data: T-Mobile leads Q1 subscriber growth in U.S.

It seems like T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” moves are continuing to work. According to a report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, T-Mobile saw the greatest subscriber growth out of any U.S. carrier during the first quarter of 2014. The Bellevue-based carrier has been working hard to woo new subscribers with a number of competitive moves, and announced in… Read More

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Wireless performance study: Verizon tops the charts, T-Mobile languishes

Planning a cross-country road trip? Verizon’s the best bet for cell phone service. According to new research into wireless network performance released by RootMetrics, Verizon has the best overall service, though AT&T is nipping at its heels. The Seattle-based wireless metrics company tested performance by all four major carriers in every state, driving almost 218,000 miles and… Read More

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Speedy delivery! Verizon customers in Seattle can now get phones the same day they order them

Waiting for a new gadget you purchased online can be a frustrating experience. But a bit of thumb-twiddling is usually the price to pay for online selection. For Verizon customers in Seattle, that wait has just gotten shorter. The wireless company announced today that customers in 10 cities, including Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles and… Read More

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T-Mobile improves in J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey, AT&T tops Verizon

It looks like T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” makeover has been not only in gaining subscribers, but also in improving customer satisfaction. While T-Mobile didn’t quite beat the average score in J.D. Power’s survey on customer care from major cell phone service providers, the Bellevue-based carrier saw the most improvement out of any company in the survey, placing… Read More

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Glympse partners with Verizon on Messaging app

If you ever wanted to tell someone where you are without leaving a text message conversation, a Seattle-based company is working to make that a reality. In a new partnership forged with Verizon, Seattle’s Glympse will be providing the location services backbone for the carrier’s Verizon Messages app, which allows subscribers to send messages from… Read More

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iPhone shows summer sales gains over Android in U.S.

While some analysts are convinced that Apple’s smartphone business is doomed, new sales data would seem to indicate that the iPhone still has fight left in it. According to a report by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Apple made significant sales gains over Android during the summer in the U.S., even before the launch of the iPhone… Read More

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Study: AT&T, Verizon are Seattle’s best-performing carriers

If you’re living in Seattle, AT&T and Verizon will deliver the best overall mobile performance, T-Mobile is not far behind and Sprint is decent with the exception of poor data download speeds. Those are the findings from Bellevue-based RootMetrics‘ fifth performance report, which ran 48,441 tests to analyze how the carriers compare in the Seattle region. The… Read More

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Verizon exec: Big opportunity for Windows Phone in business market

Microsoft’s Windows Phone certainly trails Apple and Android by a substantial amount in terms of smartphone market share, but one Verizon exec thinks the Redmond software giant can cut into that deficit by making moves in the enterprise market. In an interview with IDG News Service, John Stratton, president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, said that there’s room for… Read More

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Study: Windows Phone hits highest U.S. market share yet

Maybe there’s some truth to the hilarious and equally ridiculous ad Microsoft put out today, which attempts to differentiate Windows Phone from Apple and Samsung by poking fun at stereotypical users of the leading smartphones. The first quarter numbers from Kantar show Windows making consistent gains in the U.S. smartphone market, as evidenced by growth of 1.9 percentage… Read More