Vodafone saves 140 Phones 4u Stores and 900 Jobs

Vodafone saves 140 Phones 4u Stores and 900 Jobs

The wireless world in the UK took another turn-of-events when Vodafone, one of the reasons that Phones 4u closed their doors, turned around and will reopen 140 Phones 4u stores (renaming them Vodafone) and save 900 jobs.  In a statement to our source, this will help out Vodafone with their growth plans in the UK: “Vodafone UK […]

Verizon Mulls Over A Sale And Leaseback Of Its Towers

Verizon Mulls Over A Sale And Leaseback Of Its Towers

A long time ago in an office far, far away, I worked at an investment desk. As far as careers go, yeah it was fun in small doses. I was passable at my job but I didn’t enjoy it. After fifteen years I decided to do something else, but not before I’d picked up something […]

Verizon Adds XLTE in 22 New Markets – Now Over 400 Markets Coast-to-Coast

Verizon Adds XLTE in 22 New Markets – Now Over 400 Markets Coast-to-Coast

Verizon keeps upgrading its existing LTE network to their faster XLTE coverage – today, adding twenty-two new markets to bring their total to over 400 markets across the country.  Verizon did not list the twenty-two additions this time, which is rather strange for them, but if they do drop a list, we will post them […]

Nextel Co-Founders Buy Nextel’s 900 Mhz Spectrum from Sprint

Nextel Co-Founders Buy Nextel’s 900 Mhz Spectrum from Sprint

Who recognizes the name Nextel?  And who thought they’d be in the news again anytime soon since Sprint bought the company, and adopted its namesake and added to its own, back in 2005?  Probably not many of us.  But here’s the deal:  the company is still in Sprint, but the 900 Mhz spectrum that it […]

T-Mobile’s WiFi Calling Reminder and Why It’s Important

T-Mobile’s WiFi Calling Reminder and Why It’s Important

Arstechnica shared an article recently highlighting that T-Mobile USA has been promoting WiFi calling, perhaps taking advantage of the iPhone 6 supporting this as standard and using it as a sticking plaster for their relatively limited network. My take is that to assume things are two dimensional is short sighted: yes, it’s true that T-Mobile’s […]

Is T-Mobile US Likely To Merge With Another Carrier?

Is T-Mobile US Likely To Merge With Another Carrier?

The North American ‘phone market is currently very competitive with something of a price war taking place at the moment; Sprint has cut prices to individual customers to $60 a month for unlimited calls, texts and data, which is $20 cheaper than T-Mobile. The mobile virtual network operators, MVNOs, are also very competitively priced. We’ve […]

HTC Desire 510 on Sprint 9/19, Boost Mobile & Virgin Mobile 9/23

HTC Desire 510 on Sprint 9/19, Boost Mobile & Virgin Mobile 9/23

Even though Android is still a 32-bit operation system –that will soon change with the new Android L due to come out – it is nice to see that HTC threw in a 64-bit processor in its newest device, the HTC Desire 510…not to mention LTE capability.  This makes the reasonably priced, mid-range device desirable […]

America Movil is Selling, and AT&T Might Be Buying

America Movil is Selling, and AT&T Might Be Buying

Carriers have the goal of making their network as good as possible for their customers, so they profit as much as possible.  The other main goal is to grow their network, acquiring assets to be able to have a geographically larger coverage area.  Mexico is an interesting market, because it gets so much less coverage […]