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Topic: Verizon

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.

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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.

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Verizon iPhone 4S gets delivered early in US

10/12/2011, 11:10 am

At least one customer has received their iPhone 4S in the mail, ordered from Verizon, a full two days before it is set to go on sale.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apple objects to timing of Verizon interference in Samsung case

09/28/2011, 03:09 am

Apple has opposed Verizon's motion to file a brief in support of Samsung in a patent infringement dispute with the argument that the wireless operator waited too long to file its request.

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Verizon comes to Samsung's defense in Apple patent lawsuit

09/24/2011, 10:09 pm

U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless has taken sides in the legal dispute between Apple and Samsung with a legal brief opposing a preliminary injunction against the South Korean company's smartphones and tablets.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Verizon, AT&T introduce new prepaid plans ahead of iPhone refresh

09/14/2011, 01:09 am

Even as rumors continue to swirl that Apple is preparing a cheaper, prepaid version of the iPhone, Verizon and AT&T on Tuesday announced new prepaid plans, just weeks ahead of Apple's expected 2011 iPhone introductions.

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Sprint rumored to retain unlimited data plans after iPhone 5 arrives

09/09/2011, 10:09 am

Differentiating itself from capped competitors Verizon and AT&T, Sprint is said to be planning to retain its unlimited data plans after it gets Apple's fifth-generation iPhone in the coming weeks.

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Apple's iPhone 4 ship times slip ahead of iPhone 5 debut

09/08/2011, 07:09 am

All new iPhone 4 orders in the U.S. now take one to three business days to ship through Apple, a sign that the company is running low on inventory ahead of introducing its fifth-generation model.

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Sprint files lawsuit to block AT&T's proposed purchase of T-Mobile

09/06/2011, 02:09 pm

Sprint on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile in an effort to block a proposed merger of the wireless carriers.

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iPhone 4 remains top-selling US smartphone despite growing iPhone 5 hype

09/06/2011, 11:09 am

Even as rumors of Apple's fifth-generation iPhone persist ahead of an anticipated launch, sales of the iPhone 4, first released in 2010, reportedly continue to top the competition at both AT&T and Verizon.

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