News tagged with wireless carriers

ACLU: Slow smartphone updates are privacy threat

One of the leading U.S. civil-rights organizations is taking on an unusual cause: spotty smartphone updates. The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate what it considers ...

Apr 17, 2013
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Dish Network offering to buy Sprint in $25.5B deal

Dish Network Corp. is trying to snag U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel away from Japan's Softbank Corp., the latest sign that satellite dishes are losing their relevance in the age of cellphones that play ...

Apr 16, 2013
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Sprint posts big 4Q loss, revenue rises

Sprint Nextel, the country's third largest wireless carrier, says it lost $1.3 billion in its fourth quarter, about the same as a year ago, as it revamped its network for a comeback versus bigger competitors.

Feb 07, 2013
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Verizon Communications 4Q loss widens

Verizon Communications' fourth-quarter loss widened, dragged down by restructuring, pension and Superstorm Sandy costs. The company activated a record number of new devices on its contract-based plans during the period.

Jan 22, 2013
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Sprint raises offer to buy Clearwire for $2.2B

Sprint, the third-largest U.S. cellphone company, said Monday that it will buy out the portion of wireless network operator Clearwire that it doesn't already own after raising its offer price to $2.2 billion.

Dec 17, 2012
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Research In Motion shares climb (Update)

Shares of Research in Motion Ltd. Jumped nearly 14 percent Friday as investors seemingly grew more optimistic about a February launch of the Canadian company's much-delayed BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

Nov 23, 2012
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A look at RIM's much-delayed BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion says it's now testing its much-delayed BlackBerry 10 smartphones with 50 wireless carriers around the world. RIM calls it a key step. ...

Oct 31, 2012
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