AT&T is extending the time it takes for customers on contract-based plans to earn a fully subsidized upgrade to a new phone, from 20 months to 24 months.
The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. Verizon customers, under a top secret court order. A British newspaper reports the order was granted on April 25 and is good until July 19.
The country’s four biggest cell phone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving.
Research in Motion changed its name to BlackBerry on Wednesday, and launched a makeover of its mobile operating system along with two new smartphones.
The iPhone 5 helped AT&T attract new customers in the holiday quarter, but the company posted a big loss because of an annual adjustment to its pension obligations.
Verizon will pay TiVo at least $250.4 million to license its DVR technology and settle a patent lawsuit. It is the third settlement that TiVo has garnered in recent patent cases.
Delivery times climbed quickly as Apple started taking orders for their new iPhone 5 on Friday. Initial shipments sold out within one hour, suggesting stronger demand than expected.
With Verizon and AT&T piling on more restrictions to their mobile data plans, T-Mobile is going the opposite route with a new truly unlimited plan starting on September 5.
MetroPCS, a wireless phone company that targets low-income households, is cutting the price on its unlimited data service, going against the flow of the biggest phone companies.
Phone companies are losing the high-speed internet game. In the second quarter, the landline phone industry lost broadband subscribers for the first time.
Starting August 23, AT&T customers can opt into the Mobile Share data plan, which will grant access from 1GB to 20GB per person or group.
Verizon, the nation’s largest cellphone company, is phasing out nearly all of its existing phone plans and replacing them with pricing to encourage customers to connect non-phone devices.