Category: "Mobile"

T-Mobile Continues Impressive Growth through End of 2014

T-Mobile ended 2014 on a high note as it continued to beat expectations for customer growth. The carrier added 1.3 million postpaid customers and 2.1 million customers total in the fourth quarter. These additions put the full year numbers for 2014 at 4.9 million net new postpaid customers and 8.3 million net new total customers. [...]

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Apple has a Happy Holiday with New Device Activations

It’s the season for giving and consumers certainly gave a lot of Apple mobile devices this holiday. Mobile analytics firm Flurry reported that Apple products accounted for 51.3 percent of device activations in the week leading up to December 25, with the majority of those devices being iPhones. Samsung took second place with 17.7 percent [...]

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T-Mobile Agrees to $90 Million Settlement over Cramming Charges

T-Mobile has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commissions over a complaint that the carrier engaged in cramming additional charges onto customer bills. The settlement was announced by the FTC on Friday and will see T-Mobile pay at least $90 million. In addition to full refunds to customers, T-Mobile will also pay a $4.5 [...]

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Support Grows for Apple Pay

Apple has been busy adding more banks and retailers to its Apple Pay mobile payments service. SunTrust, Barclaycard, and USAA are among the companies that have recently decided to support Apple Pay. Ten more banks, including TD Bank North America and Commerce Bank, will also support the payments service as of Tuesday, according to a [...]

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Wireless Carriers Bid Over $24 Billion in Airwave Auction

The government auction of airwaves saw bids climb over $24 billion yesterday as wireless carriers battle it out for the valuable licenses. It’s been about a week since the auction began and already companies have shot past the reserve price of $10 billion. The demand for the airwaves, which can be used to enhance existing [...]

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Microsoft Drops Nokia Name from Lumia Smartphones

The time has finally come to say goodbye to Nokia smartphones. Microsoft announced today that it is dropping the Nokia brand from Lumia devices, which will now be known as Microsoft Lumia. The technology giant acquired Nokia’s phone business back in April for $7.2 billion. That deal allowed Microsoft to continue using the Nokia name [...]

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Apple Pay Arrives with Release of iOS 8.1

Today marks the launch of Apple Pay as Apple releases iOS 8.1. The latest version of the company’s operating system will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users to make payments using those devices’ NFC chips. Apple Pay is also supported by the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, but the tablets [...]

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New iPads from Apple allow Users to Change Carriers

Apple unveiled the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 at an event on Thursday, following up on the recent launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, what is perhaps the most interesting feature of the new iPads didn’t even earn a mention during the show. The cellular-equipped models of the new [...]

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Iliad Abandons T-Mobile Bid after Second Rejection

French mobile provider Iliad is abandoning its efforts to acquire T-Mobile. The company made an initial bid for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile back in July at a price of $33 per share. After that bid was rejected, Iliad set a mid-October deadline to decide whether it would raise its bid or walk away. It turns [...]

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AT&T to Pay $105 Million to Settle Cramming Charges

AT&T has agreed to pay a fine of $105 million to settle a case regarding unauthorized third-party charges. The carrier is accused by the Federal Trade Commission of engaging in the practice of cramming, where customers are charged for premium services, such as ringtones and text messages offering trivia and horoscopes, without being aware they [...]

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