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CNNMoney: LightSquared: The wireless industry's biggest gamble is failingupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 13:34:00

The end appears near for LightSquared, one of the wireless industry's grandest and riskiest gambles.

CNNMoney: Can you hear me now? Verizon misses rallyupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 13:20:00

Ben Bernanke might as well have sent a text to investors Monday that said: "OMG. Fed and QE are BFF!" Stocks surged on the hopes of more easing in the future. But maybe Verizon didn't get Bernanke's message?

CNNMoney: If you're using 'Password1,' change it. Now.updated: Mon Mar 05 2012 09:46:00

The number one way hackers get into protected systems isn't through a fancy technical exploit. It's by guessing the password.

CNNMoney: Why your cell phone bill is going upupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 06:04:00

This is part three of a week-long series on the cell phone capacity crunch.

CNNMoney: Sorry, America: Your wireless airwaves are fullupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 17:30:00

This is part one of a week-long series on the cell phone capacity crunch.

CNNMoney: AT&T outduels Verizon in iPhoneupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 11:20:00

AT&T handily beat Verizon in the battle for iPhone customers last quarter, but the company lost $6.7 billion in large part due to its failed merger with T-Mobile.

CNNMoney: Verizon's 4.2 million new iPhones came at a steep costupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 10:57:00

Verizon's record iPhone sales last quarter came at a steep cost.

CNNMoney: AT&T hikes rates on smartphone plansupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 11:03:00

The mobile data our smartphones love to suck up is once again going up in price.

A new breed of 4G phones emergesupdated: Mon Jan 16 2012 14:08:00

The International Consumer Electronics Show, the giant gadget convention that wrapped up on Friday, has brought some frustrating news for AT&T or Sprint customers who bought a cutting-edge 4G smartphone last year.

CNNMoney: Surprise! AT&T's network got very goodupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 12:23:00

Dropped calls and spotty service, particularly for iPhone owners, made AT&T the most hated wireless carrier in America. Here's the surprise twist: widespread, under-the-radar improvements to the company's network have quietly helped AT&T move past its infamous struggles.

CNNMoney: 2011: The year of annoying feesupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 16:57:00

Angry Verizon Wireless customers took to chat forums and social networks on Thursday after the company said it would begin to charge customers $2 for making one-time bill payments online or by phone using a credit card.

CNNMoney: Verizon to charge $2 fee for online paymentsupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 19:56:00

Verizon Wireless will soon make some customers pay for the privilege of paying their bills.

CNNMoney: With month's 3rd outage, is Verizon still 'most reliable?'updated: Thu Dec 29 2011 15:58:00

Verizon Wireless' 4G network suffered its third nationwide outage in as many weeks on Wednesday, calling into question whether Verizon can continue to live up to its branding as "America's most reliable network."

CNNMoney: Verizon's 4G service suffers yet another outageupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 16:13:00

Verizon Wireless was working to get its 4G network back up and running on Wednesday, following a nationwide outage that began in the early morning hours.

The 10 biggest stories of 2011 in mobile techupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 11:11:00

For Americans who own cell phones or other mobile devices (at least 85% of the adult population, according to a new survey), 2011 ushered in a whirlwind of news.

Telecoms and the battle for bandwidthupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 11:25:00

Verizon pulled a rabbit out of its corporate hat earlier this month. The wireless giant announced a multibillion-dollar deal to purchase rights to largely unused spectrum, which is like an open lane on the congested wireless Internet highway. Verizon purchased these rights from Comcast and Time Warner, two large cable-TV companies, and the smaller Bright House Networks.

Review: Motorola's Xoom sequel, the Xyboard tabletupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 07:35:00

Motorola is taking another shot at the tablet game with the Droid Xyboard, the company's latest Android device to hit Verizon stores.

CNNMoney: Verizon blocks Google Walletupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 14:26:00

Verizon has decided to block its customers from installing Google's new, high-profile Wallet application on the carrier's smartphones.

CNNMoney: Verizon's $3.6 billion spectrum buy reshapes wireless fieldupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 11:11:00

In the era of the smartphone and tablet boom, the hottest wireless commodities are airwaves.

iPhone 4S carrier study: AT&T wins for data speed, Verizon for call reliabilityupdated: Mon Nov 21 2011 11:35:00

The iPhone 4S is available on three major carriers, leaving potential buyers to wonder whether AT&T, Verizon or Sprint is the better network choice.

How carriers will make money (from you) on 4Gupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 16:04:00

How do U.S. wireless carriers expect their investments in new 4G high-speed networks to pay off? This shift is about more than simply providing mobile data -- and it could even bring some long-overdue improvements to the humble telephone call.

Report: Verizon offers nation's fastest 4G serviceupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 12:18:00

Forget the 4G marketing hype. Which U.S. carriers really offer the fastest mobile-data networks? According to a new report from RootMetrics (a company which conducts its own field tests of wireless networks), Verizon Wireless currently offers the nation's fastest 4G -- by far.

CNNMoney: Your phone company is selling your personal dataupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 10:14:00

Your phone company knows where you live, what websites you visit, what apps you download, what videos you like to watch, and even where you are. Now, some have begun selling that valuable information to the highest bidder.

CNNMoney: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint iPhone 4S plans: Which is cheapest?updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 05:54:00

If you're getting the new iPhone 4S, you now have three options for wireless service: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Unfortunately, there's no app for choosing the right plan.

CNNMoney: IPhone may be a mixed blessing for Sprintupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 14:49:00

Sprint hopes the iPhone is just what the doctor ordered. But it might just make Sprint even sicker.

AT&T begins sending throttling warnings to top data hogsupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 07:49:00

Following a trend set by other carriers, AT&T has begun sending SMS warning messages to the top 5% of data users on its network. The message alerts consumers that they are among AT&T's top 5% that billing period, and suggests they use Wi-Fi to avoid reduced data speeds in the future.

Cell companies woo app makers with offices, lattesupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 09:22:00

From the ninth floor of an office building here, Verizon Wireless executives peered out of a window at the breathtaking view of the East Bay.

AT&T to activate faster 4G network on Sundayupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 18:42:00

AT&T Mobility is saddling up for the initial launch of its faster fourth-generation data services.

CNNMoney: Verizon unveils first unlimited prepaid plan for $50updated: Wed Sep 14 2011 12:47:00

Verizon Wireless is launching its first prepaid unlimited phone plan on Thursday, with voice calls, text messaging and Web access for $50 a month.

Verizon to relaunch its Android app storeupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 00:41:00

Verizon Wireless is rebooting its application store for smartphones after a lackluster first attempt.

CNNMoney: Unemployment claims dipupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 09:18:00

Filings for unemployment claims dipped last week, after striking Verizon employees went back to work.

CNNMoney: Verizon workers filed thousands of unemployment claimsupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 10:39:00

A key reading on unemployment claims rose unexpectedly last week, as a dispute between Verizon Communications and its union employees caused thousands of workers to seek jobless benefits.

CNNMoney: East Coast quake causes major cell service disruptionsupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 17:34:00

Cell service along the East Coast was spotty following a Virginia-based earthquake that was felt as far away as New England.

CNNMoney: The death of the text messageupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 13:29:00

The smartphone boom is a mixed blessing for wireless companies. While the devices have boosted data plan sales considerably, they are threatening to kill another revenue stream dead in its tracks: text messaging.

Verizon strike ends, but no contract yetupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 17:08:00

Verizon Communications Inc. and union leaders announced Saturday an end to the acrimonious two-week strike that left thousands of workers without paychecks and customers with long waits.

CNNMoney: Striking Verizon workers to lose medical benefitsupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 11:51:00

Tens of thousands of striking workers from Verizon Communications will lose their medical benefits if they're still picketing at the end of the month, the telephone service provider said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Verizon claims sabotage, calls cops on strikersupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 15:50:00

The rift between Verizon and its 45,000 striking employees grew wider on Friday, after the telecommunications giant called in the FBI to investigate allegations of sabotage.

Carriers crack down on unauthorized cell phone tetheringupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 14:43:00

Recently AT&T and Verizon both announced that they're cracking down on users who skirt their monthly add-on fees to "tether" -- which means they use their phones' connection to link laptops and other gadgets to the Internet.

Strike hits Verizon as 45,000 walk outupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 10:04:00

About 45,000 unionized workers at telecommunications giant Verizon walked off the job Sunday after contract talks stalled over the weekend, the company and union leaders said.

CNNMoney: Strike hits Verizon: 45,000 walkupdated: Sun Aug 07 2011 17:20:00

About 45,000 unionized workers at telecommunications giant Verizon walked off the job Sunday after contract talks stalled over the weekend, the company and union leaders said.

'Throttling' by AT&T, Verizon lacks transparencyupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 11:55:00

If you're a longtime AT&T iPhone user whose unlimited data plan was grandfathered in when AT&T stopped offering unlimited plans last year, a brand new twist on your plan might seem like a pretty significant limitation after all.

CNNMoney: In iPhone battle, AT&T still outsells Verizonupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 09:29:00

All that stuff about AT&T iPhone customers itching to switch to Verizon? If it's true, it hasn't happened yet.

CNNMoney: Verizon ends unlimited data planupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 09:50:00

Verizon Wireless has joined competitors AT&T and T-Mobile in eliminating the option for customers to consume unlimited data on their mobile phones without paying additional fees.

CNNMoney: New bill would require carriers to clarify 4G speedsupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 15:54:00

The term "4G" is particularly confusing, because it means something different to every wireless company: Service, speed and technology vary wildly. A bill introduced to Congress on Wednesday would attempt to clear that up.

CNNMoney: Why Verizon needs to stop offering unlimited dataupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 13:13:00

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CNNMoney: Your Verizon iPhone isn't as good as an AT&T iPhoneupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 17:20:00

There was a surprising news tidbit buried in the fine print of Apple's splashy iTunes in the Cloud announcement on Monday: You can't get it right now if you have a Verizon iPhone.

AT&T: Our 4G will catch up to Verizon's in 2 to 3 yearsupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 20:38:00

AT&T's data network won't be on par with Verizon Wireless' until 2013 or 2014, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega said on Thursday.

Verizon to debut 3rd Android phone with 4G Thursdayupdated: Wed May 25 2011 23:50:00

Verizon Wireless is releasing the third smartphone to take advantage of its faster fourth-generation data network on Thursday.

CNNMoney: AT&T launching 'new' new 4G networkupdated: Wed May 25 2011 14:54:00

AT&T on Wednesday shed more light on the long-awaited 4G network it will launch this summer, naming the first cities that will get access: Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta and San Antonio.

Second 4G Verizon phone debuts in wake of network outagesupdated: Mon May 16 2011 07:50:00

The Verizon Wireless 4G network has been lauded as lightning-fast. Now, the company is launching a second phone that will work with its speeds.

CNNMoney: Verizon to put location-tracking warning sticker on phonesupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 18:17:00

In the wake of a giant brouhaha over the news that Apple's iPhones record and store users' locations, Verizon Wireless says it will start slapping 'we can track you!' warning stickers on its products.

CNNMoney: Droid Charge delayed by 24-hour Verizon 4G-LTE outageupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 13:27:00

Verizon's latest 4G-LTE smartphone launch was delayed after the new, ultra-fast network suffered a major outage Wednesday and Thursday morning.

Verizon says 4G data outage is fixedupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 13:09:00

UPDATE 11:30 a.m. ET: Verizon has posted a Twitter message saying, "4G LTE up and running. Thank you for your patience."

CNNMoney: Verizon sells 2.2 million iPhonesupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 09:59:00

Verizon announced Thursday that it activated 2.2 million iPhones during the quarter, helping the company more than triple its profit from a year ago.

Verizon debuts new iPhoneupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 08:57:00

A Verizon store in Minnesota welcomes customers interested in purchasing the new iPhone 4.

Say goodbye to 1-year Verizon contractsupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 08:57:00

Verizon customers interested in signing a one-year contract (as opposed to the standard two) should lock in their selections now; the company has confirmed that it is eliminating the one-year contract option as of April 17.

AT&T vs. Verizon iPhone: pretty equal, except for those dropped callsupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 16:43:00

The latest mobile phone user survey from market research firm ChangeWave reveals similar levels of overall satisfaction between iPhone 4 users on Verizon versus those on AT&T.

CNNMoney: Time for Verizon to buy Sprint?updated: Wed Mar 23 2011 06:21:00

With AT&T dealing for prized asset T-Mobile, Sprint's options may be down to two: buy everything smaller than it or get bought by Verizon.

AT&T exec says problems soon without T-Mobile mergerupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 22:37:00

AT&T's wireless network will face major challenges "in the short term" unless the carrier is able to begin integrating T-Mobile USA's infrastructure, said AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega.

Major merger in telecom industryupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 22:37:00

A merger of AT&T and T-Mobile could transform the U.S. cellular phone landscape. CNN's Maggie Lake reports.

Merger between AT&T, T-Mobile finds unlikely alliesupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 18:55:00

Among many consumer and tech bloggers, the initial reaction to AT&T's proposal to acquire T-Mobile USA was venomous -- and skeptical that such a marriage between two giants would be allowed by federal regulators.

CNNMoney: Fact-checking AT&T's merger claimsupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 17:50:00

If you're skeptical about AT&T's claims that its purchase of T-Mobile will benefit consumers, you're not alone.

Verizon's 4G network leaves other carriers in the dustupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 16:58:00

Have you been wondering if that new 4G smartphone you purchased is really getting 4G speeds? Wonder no longer.

CNNMoney: 4G sticker shock? New Verizon phone for $250.updated: Tue Mar 15 2011 13:41:00

Verizon said Tuesday that its first 4G smartphone, the HTC ThunderBolt, will be available in stores and online starting March 17 for $249.99 with a two-year contract.

CNNMoney: Verizon vs AT&T iPad 2 plans: Which is cheaper?updated: Fri Mar 11 2011 15:40:00

If you are getting the iPad 2, are you confused about what data plan is right for you?

Verizon iPhone slower than AT&T, other Verizon smartphonesupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 08:12:00

For downloading data, the Verizon iPhone is slower than the AT&T iPhone, and it's also slower than most other Verizon smartphones, according to a study published Monday.

CNNMoney: Here's your iPhone. Want service with that?updated: Thu Feb 24 2011 10:27:00

What if you could buy your iPhone and wireless service directly from Apple, without having to sign a contract with AT&T or Verizon? Imagine going to Google.com and buying an Android phone that comes with Google Wireless.

Verizon Xoom debuts Thursday for $600 with two-year contractupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 17:50:00

Motorola Mobility's Xoom, a tablet running Google's newest Android software, will go on sale at Verizon Wireless stores on Thursday, the cellular carrier announced.

iReporters underwhelmed with Verizon iPhoneupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 18:38:00

Every release of a major new Apple product, be it due to clever company buzz-building, fierce customer loyalty or a combination of the two, tends to prompt a certain level of hysterics.

To combat Verizon iPhone, rival carriers offer dealsupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 19:20:00

With Thursday's release of the iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless, now is a pretty good time to buy a cell phone.

Few customers lining up for Verizon's iPhoneupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 12:14:00

After years of anticipation, relatively few people waited in line Thursday morning to buy the new Verizon Wireless iPhone 4, according to anecdotal reports.

CNNMoney: Verizon iPhone draws small crowdsupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 10:54:00

After years of rumor and speculation, the Verizon iPhone is finally on sale to the general public.

Verizon plans 4G internet calling serviceupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 15:19:00

Verizon Wireless is readying a new cellular calling service that offers better sound quality than its current network and is capable of doing video chat.

CNNMoney: You're using more smartphone data than you thinkupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 10:48:00

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are fighting a losing battle.

Verizon iPhone 4 pre-orders sold outupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 07:41:00

Verizon is no longer accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 4.

CNNMoney: Verizon to slow speeds for data hogsupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 15:40:00

On the day the iPhone went on sale for Verizon Wireless customers, the carrier delivered a warning to its heaviest data users: Verizon reserves the right to slow down your access speed.

To prep for iPhone demand, Verizon tests future featuresupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 13:31:00

Verizon Wireless technicians have become intimately familiar with their much-lusted-after new phone from Apple.

Unlimited data for the iPhone? Don't bet on it long termupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 15:03:00

Lately, Verizon and AT&T have been sending confusing signals to current and would-be iPhone users about how much data service for this trendy device will cost.

CNNMoney: AT&T preps for Verizon iPhone battle by locking in millionsupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 10:18:00

AT&T locked in 4.1 million iPhone customers last quarter ahead of a looming battle royale with Verizon over Apple's iconic smartphone, the carrier reported Thursday.

CNNMoney: Verizon backs off $30 unlimited data plan for iPhoneupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 16:24:00

Take that, AT&T! Well, sort of.

Cases that fit Verizon's iPhone 4 may be in short supplyupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 10:18:00

Visit any Apple Store, or one of those phone-accessory kiosks in the mall, and you'll find a wide selection of iPhone 4 cases.

CNNMoney: Your mobile phone bill is going upupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 17:01:00

Well, it's not like we didn't see this coming.

How to spend $1,000 on your Verizon iPhone without even tryingupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 18:39:00

Now that Verizon is about to start selling the iPhone 4, there's a lot of buyer's remorse in the air.

CNNMoney: Verizon quietly scraps 'new every two' creditupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 13:36:00

With a rush of iPhone sales on the horizon, Verizon Wireless is getting stingier with the discounts it offers those who want to upgrade their smartphone.

AT&T bringing hotspot feature to Android and maybe iPhone tooupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 10:11:00

AT&T has been slow to adopt a feature that lets customers share a smartphone data signal wirelessly to other gadgets and computers.

Why there's no 4G in Verizon's iPhone 4updated: Wed Jan 12 2011 10:33:00

Just a few days after Verizon announced a slew of new 4G phones and built hype for its recently launched 4G network, executives from the largest U.S. cell carrier announced that it would finally get the iPhone.

Verizon iPads finally ditch MiFi cards for real connectivityupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 07:47:00

Along with hearing the announcement about the Verizon iPhone Tuesday, we've learned that Apple's iPad -- which has been marketed by Verizon for some time -- will now actually be able to connect directly to the Verizon network.

CNNMoney: Verizon iPhone will go on sale Feb. 10updated: Tue Jan 11 2011 14:37:00

The wait is over. Verizon Wireless said Tuesday it will begin selling Apple's iPhone early next month, ending AT&T's four-year run as the phone's exclusive carrier. "If the press writes something long enough and hard enough, it eventually comes true," Verizon President Lowell McAdam said at a press conference in New York City. "Today, we're bringing to market the fruit of our labor with another giant of the high-tech industry, and that's Apple." Existing Verizon customers will be able to pre-order the phone beginning Feb. 3. The phone will launch in Apple and Verizon stores and online on Feb. 10, according to Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead. Verizon customers eligible for "new every two" upgrades will be able to use those upgrade credits toward an iPhone. The Verizon iPhone is a modified version of Apple's iPhone 4, adapted to run on Verizon's CDMA network. With a two-year contract, the Verizon iPhone will be $199 for a 16 GB device and $299 for the 32 GB version, the same

Want to ditch AT&T for a Verizon iPhone? It may cost youupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 14:13:00

Fans of the iPhone are practically foaming at the mouth at the idea of being able to use the popular Apple device on Verizon's network, which many consider the nation's most reliable.

Why a Verizon iPhone doesn't spell disaster for AT&Tupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 13:50:00

Verizon is about to deliver a blow to AT&T when it ends the network's exclusive hold on the iPhone, but it definitely won't be the end of the world for the second largest carrier in the U.S.

CNNMoney: IPhone won't do much for Verizon stockupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 13:45:00

It looks like the iPhone is finally coming to Verizon. Will that do wonders for Verizon's stock?

Verizon takes steps toward launching TV Everywhere serviceupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 19:50:00

For all the anticipation orbiting around Verizon's keynote, the hourlong presentation turned out to be nothing more than stargazing.

CNNMoney: Verizon plans special event next week - iPhone time!?updated: Fri Jan 07 2011 17:43:00

Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg's Consumer Electronics Show keynote Thursday was a snoozathon, but the company sent an electric jolt through the tech world on Friday with a bright-red invitation to a press event on Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Verizon CEO stays silent on iPhoneupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 15:09:00

Sorry, Apple fans. In a high-profile speech on Thursday, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg stayed completely silent about the question obsessing the tech world: When will Verizon get hold of Apple's iPhone?

AT&T outlines plans for 4G network, phonesupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 18:34:00

AT&T, which has been late to the 4G race, announced detailed plans for its faster, fourth-generation network on Wednesday while showing its first 4G smartphones.

CNNMoney: Google: Your new phone carrier?updated: Sat Jan 01 2011 20:47:00

From robot cars to wind farms, Google's expansive ambitions have taken it into some surprising corners of the tech field. Here's another it could tackle: Becoming your telephone company.

Verizon has network trouble early Wednesdayupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 15:50:00

Many Verizon Wireless customers were unable to access the mobile internet early Wednesday morning because of a network glitch, the company said.

CNNMoney: 'AT&T is now the worst carrier' - Consumer Reportsupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 08:53:00

AT&T's customer satisfaction rating tumbled this year, ranking dead last among U.S. wireless carriers, according to a Consumer Reports survey released on Monday.

CNNMoney: 4G is a myth (and a confusing mess)updated: Thu Dec 02 2010 10:52:00

You've seen the 4G advertisements from T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon, bragging about a much-better wireless network with blazing fast speeds.

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