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Topic: Verizon

Jobs: There 'might be' an advantage to a multi-carrier US iPhone

06/01/2010, 10:06 pm

Steve Jobs admitted Tuesday that there "might be" an advantage to having more than one carrier for the iPhone in the U.S., but stopped short of suggesting that such a move could happen anytime soon.


FCC finds lack of 'effective competition' in US wireless industry

05/24/2010, 02:05 pm

A new report from the Federal Communications Commission did not describe the U.S. wireless industry as having "effective competition" for the first time in years, suggesting major carriers -- including AT&T, the exclusive provider of the iPhone -- could come under federal scrutiny.


AT&T to increase iPhone contract early termination fee to $325

05/21/2010, 03:05 pm

Starting June 1, new AT&T iPhone customers who wish to cancel their contract with the wireless carrier will need to pay a $325 early termination fee, up from the existing $175 cost.


Rumor suggests voice & data on Verizon iPhone, AT&T talks exclusivity

05/19/2010, 02:05 pm

Soon after an AT&T executive said on Wednesday that his company doesn't feel threatened by the prospect of an Verizon iPhone, a new rumor surfaced that Verizon's iPhone could offer simultaneous voice and data transmission over a precursor to its LTE 4G network.


Verizon, Google collaborating on Android-powered iPad competitor

05/11/2010, 07:05 pm

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam revealed to The Wall Street Journal Tuesday that his company is working with Google to create a tablet device to compete with the iPad.


Verizon advertising partner rumored to be working on iPhone campaign

05/11/2010, 12:05 pm

Rumors of a Verizon iPhone arriving this summer continue to surface, with CrunchGear claiming Landor Associates, which handles Verizon's branding, is working an advertising campaign regarding Apple's next-generation handset.


Apple, AT&T originally agreed to iPhone exclusivity until 2012

05/10/2010, 05:05 pm

After poring over court documents from 2008, Engadget has confirmed that Apple and AT&T originally agreed to a five-year exclusive arrangement for the iPhone. Whether that deal is still in place, however, is unknown.


NPD: Android phones now outsell Apple's iPhone in US

05/10/2010, 11:05 am

With a variety of smartphones powered by Google's Android mobile operating system now available on the market, the handsets collectively outsell Apple's iPhone in the U.S., according to new data from the NPD Group.


AT&T customers claim most dropped calls, least satisfaction [u]

05/05/2010, 08:05 am

Despite billions of dollars invested in its network in the last year, a new survey has found that AT&T customers report the most dropped calls of any U.S. carrier, and those users are also the least satisfied with their service. (Update: AT&T has responded to the survey findings, as noted below).


AT&T rebrands itself in effort to improve public perception

04/09/2010, 01:04 pm

With damage done from constant criticism of the performance of its wireless network, as well as a public ad war with rival Verizon, AT&T, the exclusive carrier of Apple's iPhone in the U.S., has begun an attempt to rebrand itself as a "lifestyle company."


Verizon CEO's comments interpreted to mean no iPhone until 2011

04/09/2010, 10:04 am

When Verizon's CEO earlier this week said a CDMA-compatible iPhone on his company's network would be "Apple's call," it dampened hopes of a Verizon iPhone appearing in 2010.


Verizon CEO has told Apple he wants to offer the iPhone

04/06/2010, 04:04 pm

The chief executive of Verizon said Tuesday he has told Apple his company would like to carry the iPhone, and he even cited a recent report that said Apple is working on a CDMA-capable iPhone.


Verizon iPhone talks seen as Apple counterattack on Android

03/31/2010, 09:03 am

With speculation of a CDMA iPhone compatible with Verizon's network renewed this week, one prominent analyst said he believes Apple's alleged negotiations could be more about competing with Android than anything else.


WSJ: Apple working on two new iPhones, including one for Verizon

03/29/2010, 07:03 pm

In addition to a new iPhone model to be introduced this summer, Apple is also working on a CDMA-capable version that could run on the Verizon network in the U.S., sources have told The Wall Street Journal.


Verizon sees Wi-Fi-only iPad as opportunity to sell 3G data plans

03/09/2010, 09:03 pm

Though the iPad is only compatible with AT&T's 3G network in the U.S., that hasn't stopped Verizon from telling its employees to pitch its own data plans, shared via Wi-Fi, to prospective buyers of Apple's new hardware.


Palm stock plummets after poor sales force company to lower guidance

02/25/2010, 06:02 pm

Palm's stock tumbled more than 19 percent Thursday after the handset maker decreased its forecast for third-quarter sales dramatically, citing lower-than-expected demand for its smartphones.


Steve Jobs says Apple must 'think big' with $40 billion in cash

02/25/2010, 02:02 pm

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs told investors at Thursday's shareholder meeting that his company's massive war chest of $40 billion gives it security and flexibility, but while a stock buy-back won't drive up AAPL shares, making big and bold moves will.


AT&T 3G network speed improves 84% in performance test

02/23/2010, 02:02 pm

A new test of the four major U.S. 3G networks found that AT&T has undergone a "drastic makeover" in the last eight months, with download speeds that blow away competitors Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.


Apple seen extending exclusive iPhone deal with AT&T

02/09/2010, 02:02 pm

Two new analysts said Tuesday that the iPad-AT&T deal suggests Apple may extend its exclusive iPhone agreement through 2011, leaving the wireless provider as the sole carrier of the handset in the U.S. this year.


Credit Suisse: 75% chance AT&T keeps iPhone exclusivity in 2010

02/05/2010, 11:02 am

The iPhone will inevitably be available on multiple carriers in the U.S., one analyst believes, though 2010 is not likely to be the year Apple ends its agreement with AT&T.