The end appears near for LightSquared, one of the wireless industry's grandest and riskiest gambles.
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?
The number one way hackers get into protected systems isn't through a fancy technical exploit. It's by guessing the password.
This is part three of a week-long series on the cell phone capacity crunch.
This is part one of a week-long series on the cell phone capacity crunch.
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.
Verizon's record iPhone sales last quarter came at a steep cost.
The mobile data our smartphones love to suck up is once again going up in price.
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.
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.
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.
Verizon Wireless will soon make some customers pay for the privilege of paying their bills.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Motorola is taking another shot at the tablet game with the Droid Xyboard, the company's latest Android device to hit Verizon stores.
Verizon has decided to block its customers from installing Google's new, high-profile Wallet application on the carrier's smartphones.
In the era of the smartphone and tablet boom, the hottest wireless commodities are airwaves.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sprint hopes the iPhone is just what the doctor ordered. But it might just make Sprint even sicker.
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.
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 Mobility is saddling up for the initial launch of its faster fourth-generation data services.
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 Wireless is rebooting its application store for smartphones after a lackluster first attempt.
Filings for unemployment claims dipped last week, after striking Verizon employees went back to work.
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.
Cell service along the East Coast was spotty following a Virginia-based earthquake that was felt as far away as New England.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All that stuff about AT&T iPhone customers itching to switch to Verizon? If it's true, it hasn't happened yet.
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.
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.
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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'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 Wireless is releasing the third smartphone to take advantage of its faster fourth-generation data network on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
Verizon's latest 4G-LTE smartphone launch was delayed after the new, ultra-fast network suffered a major outage Wednesday and Thursday morning.
UPDATE 11:30 a.m. ET: Verizon has posted a Twitter message saying, "4G LTE up and running. Thank you for your patience."
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.
A Verizon store in Minnesota welcomes customers interested in purchasing the new iPhone 4.
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.
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.
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'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.
A merger of AT&T and T-Mobile could transform the U.S. cellular phone landscape. CNN's Maggie Lake reports.
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.
If you're skeptical about AT&T's claims that its purchase of T-Mobile will benefit consumers, you're not alone.
Have you been wondering if that new 4G smartphone you purchased is really getting 4G speeds? Wonder no longer.
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.
If you are getting the iPad 2, are you confused about what data plan is right for you?
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.
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.
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.
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.
With Thursday's release of the iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless, now is a pretty good time to buy a cell phone.
After years of anticipation, relatively few people waited in line Thursday morning to buy the new Verizon Wireless iPhone 4, according to anecdotal reports.
After years of rumor and speculation, the Verizon iPhone is finally on sale to the general public.
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.
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are fighting a losing battle.
Verizon is no longer accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 4.
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.
Verizon Wireless technicians have become intimately familiar with their much-lusted-after new phone from Apple.
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.
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.
Take that, AT&T! Well, sort of.
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.
Well, it's not like we didn't see this coming.
Now that Verizon is about to start selling the iPhone 4, there's a lot of buyer's remorse in the air.
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 has been slow to adopt a feature that lets customers share a smartphone data signal wirelessly to other gadgets and computers.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
It looks like the iPhone is finally coming to Verizon. Will that do wonders for Verizon's stock?
For all the anticipation orbiting around Verizon's keynote, the hourlong presentation turned out to be nothing more than stargazing.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Many Verizon Wireless customers were unable to access the mobile internet early Wednesday morning because of a network glitch, the company said.
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.
You've seen the 4G advertisements from T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon, bragging about a much-better wireless network with blazing fast speeds.
After months of hype, Verizon Wireless will launch a 4G network on Sunday that covers one-third of the U.S. population, the company said at a news conference on Wednesday.
Verizon Wireless accidentally told smartphone customers visiting its website that the company's top data plan would be capped at 5 gigabytes.