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FCC might limit wireless auctions so AT&T and Verizon don't dominate airwaves
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 15, 2014

AT&T and Verizon Wireless are less likely to dominate the next round of spectrum auctions because the FCC plans to limit how much spectrum one company can purchase, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Comcast is considering becoming a wireless carrier
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 09, 2014

Comcast reportedly has its eyes on expanding beyond the cable television and internet market by joining the ranks of mobile service providers. Reporters from The Information claim that their sources with knowledge of the situation say Comcast might try to compete with the major carriers but would still rely on their networks.

U.S. Cellular plans to grow 4G LTE network with 1,200 new LTE sites by the end of the year
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday April 08, 2014

U.S. Cellular is spreading its 4G LTE wings farther throughout the Midwest and Southeast regions of the country. The carrier today announced the LTE network will turn on 1,200 new sites and deliver service in 13 states by the end of the year

Sprint expects to shut off WiMAX by end of next year
By Andrew Kameka on Monday April 07, 2014

The Sprint WiMAX era will come to an end next year once Sprint goes through with plans to cease using the network at some point near the end of 2015.

Sprint echoes T-Mobile, now offering up to $350 to switch carriers
By Andrew Kameka on Friday April 04, 2014

Sprint today announced a new promotion that could potentially offer customers up to $650 to help allay the costs of switching wireless service providers. In addition to trade-in credits, the carrier also promises to pay termination fees..

Sprint Spark devices can't use data and phone calls at the same time
By Andrew Kameka on Friday April 04, 2014

Sprint says that its tri-band Spark network optimization is a major step forward for faster download speeds and enhanced coverage, but the network is also a step back in one regard - it can't keep a data connection during a phone call.

T-Mobile sends open letter to BlackBerry customers, offers $100 towards upgrade
By Andrew Kameka on Friday April 04, 2014

Following the announcement that BlackBerry will no longer license T-Mobile to sell its smartphones, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has sent an open letter to BlackBerry customers to explain that nothing will change for them in the immediate future.

Verizon Wireless cuts prices to be more competitive with AT&T plans
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday April 03, 2014

Though the carrier has long said that it charges more for a premium network because it delivers "better" service, Verizon adjusted the higher tiers of its More Everything plans to compete with its chief rival.

T-Mobile changes mind and will let current customers keep corporate discounts
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 02, 2014

Though T-Mobile announced last week that it would end a corporate discount program, which would cause customers prices to go up, T-Mobile has backtracked and decided to let current customers keep their discounts.

EE adds 4G LTE to 12 new towns in UK, expands coverage in Scotland and Wales
By Andrew Kameka on Friday March 28, 2014

EE has brought 4G LTE to its 187th town today with the launch of service in 12 new markets. It also expanded coverage in areas between Edingburgh and Glasgow, and Cardiff and Swansea, so travelers between those towns should maintain decent service. Customers in the following locations can today upgrade to a 4G plan and enjoy faster service: Antrim, Bridgend, Burnley, Coleraine, Leigh, Livingston, Macclesfield, Newtownabbey, Nuneaton, Pontypool, Sittingbourne and Tamworth.