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‘Cramming’ on customer bills proves costly to Verizon, Sprint

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By TED CARTER Inserting unauthorized third party charges into customer bills has cost wireless carriers Verizon and Sprint a combined $120 million in reimbursements to customers and federal and state fines of $38 million. Mississippi received $358,269.56 for its participation in the Sprint and Verizon settlements. The national mobile cramming settlements with Verizon and Sprint and last fall with AT&T ...

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AP: T-Mobile USA acquires MetroPCS

(AP) T-Mobile USA has closed its deal to acquire smaller rival MetroPCS. The combined company, called T-Mobile US, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday under the ticker symbol “TMUS.” T-Mobile, the country’s fourth-largest cellphone carrier, is adding 9 million MetroPCS customers to its own 34 million. The combined company still lags No. 3 Sprint Nextel in size. Under ...

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T-Mobile to get Apple devices soon, iPhone likely

T-Mobile will likely start carrying the iPhone next year after its parent company, Deutsche Telekom, said it has reached a new deal with Apple. T-Mobile USA had been the lone iPhone-less carrier among the four national wireless companies in the U.S. Although it has been possible to use iPhones on T-Mobile networks, customers had to provide the phones themselves. The ...

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TMobile to get Apple devices soon, iPhone likely

T-Mobile will likely start carrying the iPhone next year after its parent company, Deutsche Telekom, said it has reached a new deal with Apple. T-Mobile USA had been the lone iPhone-less carrier among the four national wireless companies in the U.S. Although it has been possible to use iPhones on T-Mobile networks, customers had to provide the phones themselves. The ...

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AT&T launches 4G LTE in Jackson

AT&T, the nation’s largest 4G network, has turned on its 4G LTE network in Jackson, according to a news release from the company. The Dallas-based telecommunications giant says the new service will bring customers the latest generation of wireless network technology including faster speeds, new devices and spectrum efficiency. “LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to ...

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Competitors react to C Spire’s deal with Apple for iPhone 4S

The market fallout from C Spire’s iPhone deal and how that will affect its competitors, large and small, remains to be seen. Stocks for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile closed at a loss the same day the partnership was announced. AT&T and Sprint representatives had no comment on the deal at press time. Verizon Wireless spokeswoman Ginger Daril said that while ...

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UPDATE: C Spire to offer iPhone 4S; fourth company to do so and ahead of T-Mobile

PRE-REGISTRATION BEGINS TODAY; DEVICE WILL LAUNCH IN COMING WEEKS RIDGELAND —  As the Mississippi Business Journal reported several weeks ago, C Spire, the regional wireless carrier previously known as Cellular South, will have the newest iPhone from Apple to offer its customers. C Spire announced today that it will launch iPhone 4S in the U.S. in the coming weeks. ••• ...

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Cellular South changes name to C Spire Wireless

According to the website www.personalizedwireless.com, Cellular South will become C Spire Wireless. Earlier in the day, we speculated that the name would be Cspire in conjunction with Cellular South scheduling a Monday webcast to make a “a historic announcement about the company’s future.” Some in the technology industry have suggested that Cellular South is changing its name to Cspire and ...

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Wireless Wars

It’s a call that has the entire U.S. telecommunications industry on hold. The Federal Communications Commission last week stopped the clock on a review of T-Mobile USA’s proposed $39-billion mega-merger with AT&T after an antitrust Senate subcommittee criticized the deal as being anti-consumer and urged that it be blocked. If Washington approves the merger it will re-shuffle the country’s leading ...

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