It appears third-placed U.S. carrier Sprint will be the last one out the door responsible for turning the lights off when it comes to quarterly earnings reports for the end of 2012, and they're reporting a loss on top of it.
AT&T users in rural areas may soon find a big improvement in their service, thanks to the carrier buying up what remains of the former Alltel, which was previously acquired by Verizon Wireless. Confused? Don't be.
T-Mobile USA closed out 2012 with the news the fourth-place carrier would be getting the iPhone this year, but the even bigger news was an end to subsidy pricing on handsets -- a move which is coming sooner rather than later.
If you're one of the remaining iPhone users clutching onto your original unlimited plan with either AT&T or Verizon, it looks like it might be the end of the road. When the new iPhone lands next week, it will come tethered to a new line of "shared" data plans with significantly higher prices--the closest thing to unlimited -- 20 GB on AT&T -- will set users back around $200 a month.
It's gotta hurt being the only major U.S. carrier without the iPhone, and the proof of this dilemma is certainly being shown in T-Mobile USA's second-quarter, during which time more than half a million subscribers jumped ship for greener pastures.
Verizon Wireless continues to bring its A game, adding an additional 33 markets for its 4G LTE service as it posts $28.6 billion in operating revenues for Q2, announcing that smartphones now make up a full half of its postpaid customers.
No longer the exclusive iPhone carrier, AT&T is frequently knocked as a poor carrier with lousy wireless service, but if you ask their CEO, it sounds a bit like the customers are the ones taking advantage of them.
Verizon Wireless may have boasted 3.2 million iPhone activations in its first-quarter 2012 results last week, but onetime exclusive carrier AT&T is still the king, announcing 4.3 million units sold for Apple’s handset in the first three months of this year.