Last year, the top three Russian wireless carriers all ditched the iPhone after claiming Apple's terms of sales weren't favorable. Flash-forward to today, and the same carriers have little choice but to sign on the dotted line again.
It's hard not to notice the aggressive tactics T-Mobile US has been using to grab customers from its rivals over the last year, but once they've jumped ship, do they stay put? A new survey paints a pretty clear picture.
T-Mobile US may find itself becoming a victim of its own success, as rival Sprint is apparently eyeballing a potential acquisition of the fourth-placed carrier only months after both companies sealed their own deals.
Americans have become accustomed to getting cheap smartphones by signing their souls away to a carrier for two years, but the times, they are a-changing -- and AT&T foresees a time when subsidies will no longer be so lucrative.
Will they or won't they, and if so, when? That continues to be the question as a new advertisement on China Mobile's website seems to indicate that the carrier will launch its 4G network with the iPhone 5s and other compatible handsets.
Where did you buy your last cell phone? If you answered Apple or Best Buy, you're certainly not alone, as a new survey revealed the two retail giants increasingly make up a big percentage of carrier sales.
Do cell phones have the right to be free from their SIM-locked shackles? The new chairman of the FCC appears to think so, and he's letting wireless carriers know that their old-school way of thinking won't be tolerated anymore.