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Topic: AT&T

Verizon sold 2M iPhones last quarter, 700K less than AT&T

10/21/2011, 09:10 am

Verizon, the largest wireless carrier in the U.S., sold two million iPhone 4 units last quarter, falling 700,000 short of rival AT&T. The carrier also declined to reveal its launch numbers for the iPhone 4S.


Apple takes 56% of AT&T smartphone activations as iPhone 4S hits 1M

10/20/2011, 09:10 am

AT&T announced on Thursday that it activated 2.7 million iPhones last quarter, while it activated more than 1 million of the iPhone 4S alone since it launched last Friday.


AT&T activation overload forces some iPhone 4S owners to wait [u]

10/14/2011, 02:10 pm

Some customers attempting to activate their new iPhone 4S on Friday encountered server problems, and were met with a message in iOS 5 stating their activation was "pending." [Update: Some activations now "unavailable."]


US senators propose bill to require 'accurate 4G information for consumers'

10/13/2011, 03:10 pm

Three Democratic members of the U.S. Senate introduced on Thursday the "Next Generation Wireless Disclosure Act," which aims to clear up confusion surrounding 4G high-speed wireless data networks and control what carriers can and must say in their advertisements.


Inside Apple's iPhone 4S and its improved antenna: 'S' is for Signal

10/13/2011, 01:10 pm

The new iPhone 4S features a redesigned antenna design that allows for better reception and faster wireless data speeds, a tweak that should further distance Apple from the "antennagate" controversy that occurred around the launch of the iPhone 4.


AT&T hedges iPhone 4S bet with 5 new Android devices

10/11/2011, 04:10 am

AT&T announced on Tuesday the upcoming release of the Motorola Atrix 2 smartphone and four other new Android devices, bringing the wireless carrier's total Android lineup for the year to 19, seven more than originally planned.


Apple's free iMessage expected to undermine carriers' high-profit SMS business

10/11/2011, 01:10 am

Apple’s upcoming free messaging application iMessage in iOS 5 will likely disrupt wireless carriers’ thriving SMS texting business when it arrives on Tuesday, according to multiple analysts.


As iPhone 4S sets records, Apple's legacy models show strong sales too

10/10/2011, 10:10 am

With the soon-to-be-launched iPhone 4S gaining the most attention, Apple's previous-generation iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS handsets are quietly racking up big sales after recent price drops.


Apple sells out of iPhone 4S for Oct. 14 delivery, now quoting 1-2 weeks

10/08/2011, 01:10 am

Just 24 hours after opening up pre-orders for the new iPhone 4S, Apple has rolled back expected shipping times for the device from expected delivery on the Oct. 14 launch date to an estimate of 1-2 weeks.


AT&T announces record 200,000 iPhone 4S pre-orders in first 12 hours

10/07/2011, 08:10 pm

AT&T, Apple's original wireless carrier partner for the iPhone, announced on Friday that it had received more than 200,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4S in the first 12 hours on offer, making it the most successful iPhone launch ever for the company.


AT&T wants Apple to add '4G' indicator to iPhone 4S status bar

10/07/2011, 03:10 pm

Because the iPhone 4S is capable of 4G-like speeds on HSDPA networks, AT&T hopes to convince Apple to add a "4G" indicator to the handset's status bar.


Unlocked iPhone 4S coming in November, won't work with CDMA carriers

10/07/2011, 08:10 am

Apple on Friday began taking preorders for the iPhone 4S, and also revealed its next-generation handset will be sold unlocked and contract-free in November starting at $649.


Apple offers iPhone 4S upgrade eligibility check, pre-orders start Oct. 7 at 12:01 a.m.

10/05/2011, 11:10 am

Before iPhone 4S preorders begin this Friday just after midnight Pacific Time, some customers can check their eligibility for discounted upgrade pricing through Apple's official website.


iPhone 4S new 14.4 Mbps HSDPA 4G speeds won't help Americans

10/04/2011, 04:10 pm

Apple demonstrated fast new 14.4 Mbps data downloads that technically put the new iPhone 4S in the realm of 4G LTE competitors, but US residents won't benefit much from the increased potential because domestic carriers don't support it.


Sprint buys 30.5M iPhones from Apple for $20B in 'bet-the-company' move

10/03/2011, 04:10 pm

Sprint has "bet the company" on Apple's iPhone, according to The Wall Street Journal, and has agreed upfront to purchase 30.5 million iPhones over the next four years, a commitment of nearly $20 billion.


AT&T to raise insurance, throttle heavy data users ahead of iPhone 5 launch

09/30/2011, 06:09 pm

AT&T plans to raise insurance costs for iPhone users and begin to throttle the top 5 percent of its data users as it prepares for the launch of Apple's fifth-generation handset.


AT&T already stocking iPhone 5 silicone sleeves in stores

09/30/2011, 01:09 am

On the heels of a leak showing iPhone 5 cases entered into the carrier's inventory system, more evidence has emerged that AT&T has begun stocking third-party iPhone 5 cases days before Apple is expected to unveil its next handset.


Patent suit targets Apple, 26 others over wireless transactions

09/23/2011, 10:09 am

Apple is one of a long list of companies accused of patent infringement in a new lawsuit related to wireless recording of transactions.


Verizon neutral but supportive of AT&T's T-Mobile acquisition

09/22/2011, 07:09 pm

Verizon Wireless chief executive Lowell McAdam has described AT&Ts acquisition of T-Mobile as inevitable while warning that the government should not regulate without passing legislation and without addressing the underlying issue of limited carrier spectrum.


Verizon initiates 'network optimization' to throttle bandwidth of heavy data users

09/17/2011, 02:09 am

After first notifying customers of the upcoming practice in February, Verizon has now put "network optimization practices" into effect that will throttle the bandwidth of the top 5 percent of data users on its network, just weeks ahead of the launch of Apple's iPhone 5.