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T-Mobile US says it lost 700K subscribers 'primarily' due to iPhone 4S launch

02/23/2012, 10:02 am

T-Mobile U.S. this week reported disappointing quarterly earnings, and blamed a loss of more than 700,000 contract customers on Apple's October introduction of the iPhone 4S.

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Mobile carriers hate not having iPhone, pay premiums to get it

02/08/2012, 12:02 pm

A flurry of reports have insinuated that the larger upfront subsidies carriers pay to gain access to the iPhone are "not good for wireless carriers," with one blog claiming "carriers hate the iPhone," despite facts indicating the opposite.

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Sprint sold 1.8M iPhones in holiday quarter, 40% to new subscribers

02/08/2012, 08:02 am

Sprint, the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., announced on Wednesday that it sold 1.8 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2011, with 40 percent of those to new subscribers.

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Massive holiday quarter pushes iPhone sales past Android in US

01/25/2012, 12:01 pm

Apple's share of smartphones sold in the U.S. doubled in the fourth quarter of 2011, pushing iPhone sales just past the myriad of devices that run Google's Android platform.

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Verizon's 4.2M Q4 iPhone activations were more than half of its smartphones

01/24/2012, 12:01 pm

Verizon on Tuesday revealed its quarterly earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011, in which it sold 7.7 million smartphones, 4.2 million of which were iPhones.

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T-Mobile CEO says frequency band issue is 'key reason' for lack of iPhone

01/11/2012, 12:01 am

T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm said Tuesday that a frequency band incompatibility issue is the "key reason" keeping the carrier from offering the iPhone, noting that it will be resolved with future chipsets, potentially paving the way for Apple's handset to arrive on its network.

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Briefly: Sprint throttling top 1%, Barnes & Noble may separate Nook business, UK Premier League [u]

01/05/2012, 07:01 pm

Sprint revealed that it throttles about 1% of smartphone users who excessively use data while roaming, while Barnes & Noble is reportedly mulling the separation of its Nook line to outside investors and Apple pulls out of running for TV rights to the U.K.'s Premier League.

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Apple headlines 8 of WSJ's 10 most-read corporate articles in 2011

12/29/2011, 02:12 am

Apple came up as a frequent hot topic in business news this year, as evidenced by the fact that eight of the ten most-read corporate articles from The Wall Street Journal in 2011 were about the company and its co-founder Steve Jobs.

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US Cellular waiting for Apple to release LTE iPhone

12/06/2011, 09:12 pm

U.S. Cellular has indicated that it is waiting for a "cutting edge" LTE iPhone before making a decision on whether to begin carrying Apple's smartphones.

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Consumer Reports ranks Verizon best, AT&T worst among US carriers

12/06/2011, 09:12 am

Consumer Reports on Tuesday revealed the results of its annual survey of US carriers, which found Verizon ranking highest and AT&T coming in last among America's four largest wireless providers.

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Class-action Carrier IQ suit targets Apple, HTC, Samsung, carriers & more

12/05/2011, 02:12 pm

Apple is one of a laundry list of companies that have been targeted in a new class-action lawsuit over the Carrier IQ software data logging controversy.

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Inside iPhone 4S US mobile data: AT&T vs Sprint vs Verizon

12/03/2011, 05:12 pm

Apple now sells iPhones that work on three of the top four national US mobile carriers. Here's a look at how well you can expect Apple's latest smartphones to work on each of these mobile data networks, based on real world testing of each carrier's data throughput.

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Carrier IQ data logging controversy prompts scrutiny from US Senate

12/01/2011, 03:12 pm

Extensive data logging software known as "Carrier IQ" has been discovered to be secretly running on many mobile phones, including a number of handsets powered by Google Android, prompting one U.S. senator to demand answers from the company.

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Apple pulls iTether from iPhone App Store [u]

11/29/2011, 09:11 am

A new iOS application that allows users to tether their Mac or PC to an iPhone 3G data connection without paying a carrier for the ability was pulled from the iPhone App Store on Tuesday [updated].

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FCC chairman finds AT&T, T-Mobile merger not in public interest, seeks hearing

11/22/2011, 07:11 pm

AT&T's proposed acquisition of competitor T-Mobile has been found by the FCC's chairman to be anticompetitive and not in the public interest, asks commissioners to vote for administrative hearing.

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iPhone 4S carrier performance study finds no clear victor

11/18/2011, 07:11 pm

A new study testing data speed, call reliability and voice quality, web browsing and video performance of Apple's iPhone 4S on the three major US carriers finds that AT&T's data speeds are the fastest, while Verizon takes the crown for having the least dropped calls.

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iPhone 4S demand continues to overwhelm US carriers a month after launch

11/17/2011, 04:11 pm

Wireless carriers in the U.S. continue to struggle to keep up with demand for Apple's iPhone 4S more than a month after the handset first went on sale.

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Users report SIM card issues with Apple's iPhone 4S and iOS 5.0.1

11/17/2011, 11:11 am

Some owners of Apple's new iPhone 4S have been hit with SIM card error messages, even if they are connected to a CDMA carrier that does not use SIM cards.

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Steve Jobs wanted Apple to build own cell network for first iPhone

11/15/2011, 04:11 pm

Before launching the first iPhone, late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs wanted to replace established mobile carriers by creating a proprietary network specifically for the handset by leveraging an unused license-free spectrum band.

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