News tagged with phone companies

US lawmakers target pre-paid cellphone anonymity

US lawmakers unveiled a bill Wednesday to enable law enforcement to identify users of pre-paid cell phones, charging that anonymity makes the devices attractive to terrorists, drug kingpins and gangs.

May 26, 2010
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Tech leaders optimistic for industry turnaround

Many technology companies made it through the recent recession by cutting costs as sales declined to keep their profits up. But a wave of upbeat earnings reports in recent weeks has made it clear that Big Tech is seeing a ...

May 21, 2010
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Cell phone mania forces scramble for more airwaves

(AP) -- Wireless devices such as Apple's iPhone are transforming the way we go online, making it possible to look up driving directions, find the nearest coffee shop and update Facebook on the go. All this ...

Dec 27, 2009
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EU drops Qualcomm antitrust probe

(AP) -- European Union antitrust regulators on Tuesday dropped a monopoly abuse probe into wireless chip maker Qualcomm Inc. after mobile phone companies withdrew complaints about high royalty fees.

Nov 24, 2009
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UK: Millions of customer records sold

(AP) -- Rogue employees at a major mobile phone company illegally sold millions of customer records to rival firms, Britain's information watchdog said Tuesday.

Nov 17, 2009
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Qwest 2Q profit up 18 pct on one-time tax savings

(AP) -- Qwest Communications International Inc.'s second-quarter earnings rose 18 percent because of one-time tax savings, even as revenue continued to slide as customers abandon landline telephones, the phone company said ...

Jul 29, 2009
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Sprint Nextel to buy Virgin Mobile USA

(AP) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. is intensifying its focus on the fast-growing market for prepaid cell phone service with a $483 million deal to buy Virgin Mobile USA Inc.

Jul 28, 2009
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