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Pantech Ease Offers Simpler Messaging on AT&T

Pantech and AT&T today announced the Pantech Ease, a device that focuses on keeping things simple, in the same vein as the Pantech Breeze and Breeze II. The Ease uses a 3.2-inch touchscreen and a full QWERTY keyboard. The phone features an easy mode and an advanced mode, with the easy mode... - read more

Verizon Says Skype Hitting More Handsets Soon

Verizon Wireless recently announced that it will offer its free Skype application to a wider range of handsets, including "3G multimedia devices" later this year. Verizon didn't specify which handsets, nor exactly when the app will become available. Verizon also indicated that it will offer the... - read more

Verizon Wireless Rolls Out Group Calling Service

Verizon Wireless today introduced Group Communication, a new tool that can be used by families or other organizations to contact up to 20 people at once via phone call, text message or voice message. Verizon is offering two different versions of the service. Family Group Contact provides a 1-800... - read more

Boost Mobile Launching Motorola i1 June 20

Boost Mobile today announced that it will begin selling the Motorola i1 Android walkie-talkie phone starting on June 20. It will be available at Boost retail stores, as well as Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores. Pricing was not disclosed. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T Refreshes Data Plans, Adds iPhone Tethering

AT&T today announced a restructuring of its wireless data plans. Starting June 7, new customers can choose either the DataPro or DataPlus plan. The DataPlus plan offers 200MB of data for $15 per month. According to AT&T, 65% of its data customers use less than 200MB. AT&T says 200MB... - read more

BlackBerry Bold 9650 Coming To Verizon Wireless

After its debut on Sprint, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 will also come to Verizon Wireless. The Network will offer the Bold 9650 on its Web site from June 3, and in stores from June 10. The phone will use Verizon's Push to Talk feature, in addition to standard Verizon Wireless apps like VZ... - read more

LG and T-Mobile Team Up for the First Time

T-Mobile and LG today announced three new phones, the first ever that T-Mobile has carried from LG. According to T-Mobile, the LG Sentio, LG dLite and LG GS170 handsets will arrive this summer. Sentio: This monoblock style touch device has a 3-inch display, user-customizable widgets, and a... - read more

T-Mobile USA Adds Unlimited Prepaid Plan

Today T-Mobile USA announced a new prepaid plan option. For $50 per month, T-Mobile prepaid customers can get unlimited voice minutes and text, video and picture messages. T-Mobile USA also still offers its pay-as-you-go option, and a monthly prepaid plan that provides unlimited messaging for... - read more

Verizon Wireless Confirms Tiered Pricing For LTE Services

Speaking at a conference this week, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam said that it will not offer unlimited use of its Long Term Evolution network, and will instead use tiered pricing programs. McAdam indicated that customers will "buy buckets of data by the megabyte." McAdam didn't say what... - read more

Verizon Launching Two New Moto Droids In July

According to the Wall Street Journal, Verizon Wireless will be promoting and launching two new Android handsets made by Motorola. "We will introduce new Droid products in the Verizon franchise," said Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha. Jha also indicated that Verizon will be supporting its devices with... - read more

T-Mobile's Garminfone Lands On June 9

T-Mobile today announced that the Garminfone will go on sale at select locations starting June 9. T-Mobile is also holding a sweepstakes over the next two weeks, during which it will give away five of the devices. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T Will Unlock Phones - iPhones Need Not Apply

To settle a class action lawsuit, AT&T has agreed to provide unlock codes for all of its phones, with some notable exceptions. First, a customer must complete 90 days of active service. Second, a customer must have a proof of purchase for the phone. Third, if AT&T has an exclusive hold... - read more

T-Mobile's myTouch 3G Slide On Sale June 2

Today T-Mobile indicated that the myTouch 3G Slide Android device will go on sale starting June 2 for $180 after rebate with new agreement at select T-Mobile retailers. It will become more widely available on June 16. Source: Phonescoop - read more

T-Mobile Offering Software Update to HTC HD2

Today T-Mobile advised users of the HTC HD2 that there is a software update available for the device. According to T-Mobile, the update offers better stability and performance improvements for the HTC HD2, as well as the new MyAccount application that subscribers can use to manage their... - read more

T-Mobile Intros New Pre-Paid Plans

Today T-Mobile announced new pre-paid calling plans. The first plan (Unlimited Text) costs $15 per month and includes unlimited text, SMS/MMS, and voice calls for $.10 per minute. The second plan (Unlimited Talk & Text) costs $50 per month and includes unlimited voice, SMS/MMS/IM and email,... - read more

Palm Pre Plus Available Today on AT&T

AT&T launched the Palm Pre Plus today as promised. The first GSM WebOS device in the U.S. and includes the Palm Touchstone wireless charger. Source: Phonescoop - read more

AT&T Will Cover 250 Million People in HSPA+ This Year

AT&T says that its HSPA+ network will cover almost 250 million people by the end of this year. Engadget reports that at a Reuters event, AT&T Operations CEO John Stankey made the claim and also said that AT&T will double its 7.2Mbps speed limit on the current HSPA network. This comes... - read more

Verizon Wireless Offers Barcode Scanner App to Customers

Verizon Wireless today announced that it has made a free barcode scanner application available to over 30 of its handsets. ScanLife for Verizon phones performs similar to other barcode apps in that it allows users to take a picture of a 1D or 2D barcode on a product, which is then processed by... - read more

T-Mobile Offers Update on HSPA+ Progress

T-Mobile sent word today detailing progress on its HSPA+ network rollout. HSPA+ is currently available in Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey and D.C., with new markets, including L.A., launching in the near future. T-Mobile still expects its HSPA+ network to cover 100 major metro markets with... - read more

Virgin Mobile Scores Four More Handsets After Revamp

In the wake of its new focus on providing messaging and web-centric services, Virgin Mobile has added four handsets to its lineup. Several were previously offered by Sprint. The BlackBerry Curve 8530 should be available by the end of May. The LG Rumor Touch is already available with no contract.... - read more

T-Mobile Standardizing on MicroUSB Chargers

T-Mobile is also now selling microUSB chargers with an extra USB port to charge a second device. from T-Mobile - read more

Boost Beefs Up Unlimited Plan with Free 411 - Email

Boost Mobile today improved its $50 Monthly Unlimited Plan by offering free, unlimited calls to 411 directory service. Subscribers will also get unlimited email and instant messaging, in addition to the text messaging that the service also provides. Boost BlackBerry users, who already enjoyed... - read more

T-Mobile Offers Info On Update For CLIQ XT

Today T-Mobile spokesperson Amanda Ginther responded to a request for information about a system update for the Motorola CLIQ XT. She said, "T-Mobile and Motorola are working to trial a maintenance release (1.4.8 software update) for Motorola CLIQ with Motoblur customers. The maintenance release... - read more

Verizon Wireless Rolling Out Software Update For Devour

Verizon Wireless said that it is currently sending out an over-the-air update to customers with the Motorola Devour. The update is not a system upgrade to Android 2.0 or 2.1, but it does offer a number of stability improvements. According to Verizon, the email application is easier to use for... - read more

Samsung Gives Verizon A Dose Of Reality

Today Verizon Wireless and Samsung introduced the Reality, a new touch phone that also has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for messaging. The Reality has a 3-inch display and runs Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, which lets users place widgets on the home screen. Verizon is pitching the Reality as... - read more

Pantech Link Launches On AT&T

Pantech and AT&T today announced upcoming availability of the Pantech Link, a new full QWERTY phone available on AT&T's Quick Messaging lineup. The Pantech Link will be available in stores and online on Sunday, April 18, for $10 after a mail-in rebate and contract agreement. Customers... - read more

Verizon Wireless Launches New Droid - HTC Droid Incredible

Verizon Wireless today took the wraps off the long-rumored HTC Droid Incredible, the newest phone in the carrier's Android lineup. The Droid Incredible will be available online from April 19, and in stores from April 29. The new device will cost $300 with a contract, and a $100 mail-in rebate,... - read more

Microsoft Intros Kin 1 And Kin 2 For Verizon Wireless

In association with its new Kin platform launch, Microsoft introduced the first two handsets running the platform. Both phones are sliders that feature full QWERTY keyboards, capacitive touch screens, dedicated camera buttons, internal storage and 3G. Kin 1: The Kin 1 is a round, puck-shaped... - read more

Push To Talk Transforms BlackBerry Tour From Verizon Wireless Into A Powerful Business Communications Tool For Field Workforces

Verizon Wireless today announced that Push to Talk will be available for the BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630 smartphone on March 30. It will be available for both BlackBerry® Internet Service and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server customers using the BlackBerry Tour smartphone.... - read more

Verizon Wireless Apps For DROID Help Customers Stay Organized While Away From Home

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, Verizon Wireless offers its customers some home-grown apps to help manage their lives while traveling. Running on the largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, applications in the Android Market™ give customers the freedom to do almost... - read more

Motorola DEVOUR Now Available On Verizon Wireless Network

Verizon Wireless and Motorola, Inc. today announced that Motorola DEVOUR™ is available today. DEVOUR is the second Android™-powered smartphone from Motorola to run on Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. The phone comes with MOTOBLUR, Motorola’s unique content delivery service... - read more

AT&T Re-Imagines Its Music Services

Today AT&T announced a brand new music application for its handsets. The AT&T Music application combines a number of different apps that typically appear on AT&T handsets into one, multi-faceted application. It lets users listen to 40 commercial-free genre radio stations;... - read more

Verizon’s Fiber-Optic Cell Site Links Provide Critical Capacity And Reliability For The New Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, Verizon Global Wholesale and Verizon Wireless announced today that Verizon Telecom’s ultra-reliable, variable capacity fiber-optic links between cell sites and switching facilities will provide critical support for the nation’s first 4G Long Term... - read more

Verizon Wireless Selects Alcatel-Lucent’s Mobile Backhaul Solution For Nation’s First 4G LTE Network

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010® Verizon Wireless has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) mobile backhaul solution, which transports voice and data traffic from wireless base stations to the broad network to support Verizon Wireless’ 3G network and prepare for its... - read more

10 Years And Counting: Verizon Wireless Network Testing Program Expands - Prepares For 4G

Since its creation in 2000, Verizon Wireless has employed real-life test men and women to monitor and test the company’s network by driving its fleet of vehicles. Ten years later, that fleet has more than tripled in size with Verizon Wireless now operating 100 specially equipped,... - read more

A Test Vehicle Called Ike

Ike is no ordinary member of the Verizon Wireless fleet of 100 company-owned and -operated vehicles that travel the United States every day testing the nation’s most reliable wireless network. Based at the company’s Network Operations Center outside Dallas, Ike, a four-wheel drive... - read more

Take A Drive With Verizon Wireless Test Men And Women

Question: How does Verizon Wireless ensure its network is not only the most reliable today, but is prepared for future growth and expansion? Answer: Through aggressive network investments, including ongoing testing and analysis conducted by a team of real-life test men and women. In 2009,... - read more

Verizon Wireless Updates 4G LTE Build-Out - Opps For Developers - And Media Q&A At CTIA WIRELESS 2010 In Las Vegas

WHO: Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless provider in the United States WHAT: Verizon Wireless hosts a one-hour discussion about the status of its 4G LTE wireless network build-out and efforts to build a 4G ecosystem of developers to fuel b2b devices, apps and consumer products. The... - read more

T-Mobile HSPA+ Network Expanding

T-Mobile today provided an update on its rollout of HSPA+ 3.75G network. The upgraded network is now live in "much" of the NYC area and western suburbs of Washington, DC, in addition the already-announced Philadelphia upgrades. The next city to be upgraded will be LA. The company plans to... - read more

Verizon's Skype App To Be Available March 25

Today Verizon Wireless announced that its new Skype application for smartphones will be available starting March 25. The application will offer free Skype-to-Skype calling over Verizon's CDMA network, in additional to cheaper international calls. Customers need a Verizon Wireless smartphone... - read more

LG And Verizon Reach For The Sky With Cosmos Handset

Today Verizon Wireless and LG introduced the Cosmos, a new messaging phone that has a sideways slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Cosmos is compact, but offers built-in support for Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, on top of regular messaging services such as SMS, IM and email. The Cosmos has a... - read more

Skype Mobile For Verizon Wireless Available Thursday

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010® in Las Vegas, Verizon Wireless and Skype today announced Skype mobile™ will be available this Thursday, March 25, starting with nine Verizon Wireless 3G smartphones. Skype mobile uses the Verizon Wireless voice network for the wireless connection of the... - read more

Verizon Wireless And LG Mobile Phones Offer A Strikingly Hip Device

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) announced LG Cosmos™ will be available on March 25 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com. Equipped with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for... - read more

CHARGE Anywhere® And Verizon Wireless Announce Mobile Payment Processing Solutions For Business

CHARGE Anywhere® LLC, a leading provider of secure mobile payment software and mobile payment gateway services, announced today that it has furthered its relationship with Verizon Wireless by offering a new Verizon Wireless billing option. This new billing option provides qualified... - read more

Enterprise Messaging From Verizon Wireless Offers Secure - Rapid - Cost-Effective Business Communications To Mobile Phones

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network said that industries ranging from healthcare to education rely on Enterprise Messaging from Verizon Wireless to send large numbers of 450-character text messages to... - read more

Verizon Wireless Launches Field Force Manager 3.2

From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G data network, today announced that Field Force Manager 3.2, the newest version of the company’s mobile worker management service, will be available on April 5. In... - read more

Verizon Wireless Plans eCommerce Mobile Payment Service

Verizon Wireless and Danal, Inc., the global pioneer and leader in charging eCommerce transactions directly to mobile phone accounts, said today that Verizon Wireless plans to launch Danal’s BilltoMobile™ payment service later this spring, enabling Verizon Wireless customers to... - read more

Verizon Wireless And Skype To Unveil Skype Mobile At CTIA WIRELESS 2010 In Las Vegas

WHO: Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless provider in the United States, and Skype, the company with the software that enables the world’s conversations WHAT: Verizon Wireless and Skype will hold a news conference during CTIA WIRELESS 2010® to unveil Skype mobile™. Speakers... - read more

AT&T Welcomes Palm Pre Plus - Pixi Plus - Dell Aero

A day before the official kickoff of the CTIA Wireless Conference in Las Vegas, AT&T today announced a trio of new smartphones.  According to a press release, AT&T will now carry the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus. The carrier also recognized the impending arrival of... - read more

Dell Aero With Android Coming To AT&T

Besides giving it a name, AT&T did not release details, except to say it would have "a new, beautiful custom user interface developed by Dell and AT&T." Source: Phonescoop - read more