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Jeff Kagan
Is Comcast, TWC Dead or Just Sleeping?
04/30/15 9:05 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 566 Words

Then AT&T the long distance giant competed against MCI and Sprint.

When the Baby Bells started to sell long distance as well as local services, the long distance industry started to fade away.

In the late 1990s Ed Whitacre, CEO...

Richard Adhikari
Google's Low-Fee Fi: Ho-Hum
04/23/15 9:15 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 637 Words

Google on Wednesday announced Fi, a program that combines the wireless networks of Google carrier partners Sprint and T-Mobile with more than 1 million free, open WiFi hotspots Google has verified as fast and reliable.

Rumors that Google intended to enter the...

Jeff Kagan
SXSW Runs on Wireless Carriers' Well-Oiled Machines
03/19/15 12:06 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 516 Words

How do wireless carriers handle such a demand surge? That's one of the big challenges facing AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless , Sprint and T-Mobile. Sometimes they can plan and prepare in advance -- like for SXSW. Other times, things happen suddenly -- a...

Peter Suciu
Why RadioShack Fell Flat
02/11/15 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1019 Words

... Corporation last week announced that it had signed an agreement to transfer between 1,500 and 2,400 of its U.S. company-owned stores to General Wireless, which will in turn transition the retail locations into Sprint Mobile store fronts. The remaining of RadioShack's 4,000...

Richard Adhikari
T-Mobile Sows Seeds of Discontent in SMB Arena
03/23/15 9:33 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 637 Words

Following a sterling Q4 in which it added 2.1 million individual customers, T-Mobile last week announced it was going after competitors...

Peter Suciu
Google's MVNO Approach May Show Up Carriers
03/02/15 11:41 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 707 Words

Google in essence will provide the same service as a wireless carrier; however, it won't be competing with Verizon , AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint. Instead the new MVNO likely will entail partnerships with those carriers, with Google helping to provide WiFi signals...

Jeff Kagan
Customer Tech Support: Don't Go It Alone
02/26/15 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 803 Words

The user may have purchased both the device and service from a store operated by a carrier like AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless , Sprint or T-Mobile. Alternatively, the customer could have gone to a physical store operated by Apple or Samsung --...

Richard Adhikari
Google Pads Its Wallet
02/24/15 3:57 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 603 Words

Google Wallet's growth has been slow in part because the major carriers, except for Sprint, have not enabled it to work on their networks.

Google attempted to resolve that problem by making Wallet compatible with MasterCard's PayPass system.

Still,...

Richard Adhikari
Government Spies Steal SIM Card Cryptokeys
02/23/15 10:39 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 659 Words

Gemalto makes about 2 billion SIM cards a year, and sells them to 450 major wireless network carriers worldwide, including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.

Gemalto said it was unaware of the hack and expressed concern.

"How Gemalto, a security company,...

Jeff Kagan
What's Next for Sprint?
08/12/14 6:50 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1231 Words

... a New Sprint in town. Last week the earth shook twice in Kansas City -- once when Sprint decided to end its pursuit of T-Mobile, and then again when it replaced CEO Dan Hesse with Marcelo Claure. What can we expect next?

Jeff Kagan
Sprint May Not Be Able to Match the iPhone's Pace
08/09/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1424 Words

... both Verizon and AT&T rapidly build out their 4G LTE networks in preparation for Apple's launch of the next iPhone this fall, Sprint Nextel is in a very distant third place. The big question is can it keep up? The answer depends...

Jeff Kagan
Sprint's Moment of Truth
08/21/14 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 756 Words

... good news for Sprint is the stars seem to be lining up for a recovery. Change is occurring throughout the entire wireless industry. Every player -- including AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless , Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and C Spire Wireless -- is...

Jeff Kagan
Sprint Needs More Fighting Spirit
10/11/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 892 Words

... next for Sprint Nextel ? It has been pondering its future for years and that is its problem. It doesn't seem to realize it has to take the next step and act. Pondering is good. You want to make sure you don't...

Jeff Kagan
Solving the Sprint Problem
05/24/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1470 Words

Why do some companies, like AT&T and Verizon , seem to hit the ball out of the park, while Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile keep striking out? And what can they do about it?

My Pick of the Week is an interesting trend...

Jeff Kagan
How Dan Hesse Is Reviving Sprint
09/30/10 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1703 Words

... first met Dan Hesse, the CEO of Sprint , back in the mid 1990s and have since followed both his and Sprint's journey. Let me tell you the backstory of the battle Hesse is fighting to bring Sprint back to life. I...

Jeff Kagan
Softbank Tosses the Dice With $20B Sprint Deal
10/15/12 9:32 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 741 Words

... official. Sprint Nextel and Softbank are getting together. If the deal is approved, Softbank will own 70 percent of Sprint Nextel. That means this is not really an acquisition. Rather it is an investment. However, as a majority owner you can expect...

Peter Suciu
Softbank Billions Could Put Sprint Back in the Game
10/11/12 11:51 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 702 Words

... Sprint Nextel confirmed on Thursday that it was in talks with Softbank of Japan, giving credence to rumors circulating in the press. The deal would likely give Sprint a boost and help the struggling company finance its ongoing turnaround efforts. Sprint is...

Erika Morphy
Sprint Closer to Tying Up Loose Nextel Ends
05/30/12 8:34 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 557 Words

... Sprint has put a date on the phase-out of its iDEN Nextel National Network: June 30, 2013. The company first said it would be shutting down the 2G network in 2010, and in the meantime has discontinued selling iDEN devices in certain...

Peter Suciu
Sprint's Q1 Losses Come With Some Glimmers of Hope
04/25/12 3:28 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 896 Words

... carrier Sprint Nextel reported deep losses amounting to US$863 million in the first quarter of this year, but the company's results actually beat Wall Street expectations. And since it began offering Apple's iPhone as of last October, Sprint added a net 263,000...

Erika Morphy
Sprint's iPCS Buy Means More Customers, Fewer Legal Headaches
10/19/09 11:35 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 601 Words

... Sprint Nextel is acquiring iPCS , an affiliate that sells its branded products, in a deal that will put an end to a number of legal clashes between the two. It will also bring an additional 710,000 subscribers under the Sprint Nextel...

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