| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Sprint Nextel Corp.'s Japanese parent company, SoftBank Corp., is reportedly close to acquiring rival T-Mobile from German communications company Deutsche Telekom in a deal that is expected to be worth more than $19 billion.
Earlier this month, the Wall...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:54 PM
It's a perk wireless customers have come to expect: Sign up for a two-year service contract, and get a new smartphone at a deeply discounted price or sometimes even free.
But the reign of cellphone subsidies could be ending as customers demand more...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:43 AM
Stocks opened higher on Wall Street as traders return from the Christmas holiday.
Good news about the U.S. job market encouraged investors to bid up stock prices.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week by the most...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
This is Apple's seventh time releasing an iPhone, but it's the first time since U.S. carriers launched early-upgrade plans.
Led by T-Mobile, U.S. carriers this summer rolled out new plans that make it possible for customers to upgrade their...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:19 AM
It's getting only tougher for struggling BlackBerry as T-Mobile, one of the top U.S. carriers, said it will no longer sell the Canadian smartphones in its stores.
The only customers who are still interested in purchasing BlackBerry are business...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Reviews for the Galaxy Gear are in and they aren't good for Samsung's smartwatch.
The Galaxy Gear is a watch capable of connecting with other Samsung devices to display notifications, make phone calls and run apps. The device also has a pedometer and...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Finding the coveted gold iPhone 5s just got a little easier.
Since the shiny Apple gadget went on sale last month, the golden iPhone 5s has been in short supply, due to its popularity and supply constraints. Many stores sold out of the phone as soon...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
T-Mobile announced its customers now get unlimited data and texting when they travel abroad.
The Seattle carrier will also let users make calls while abroad for $0.20 per minute. And all of this is bundled into the company's base Simple Choice plan,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:07 AM
In response to a new, similar option by T-Mobile, AT&T is introducing a new plan later this month that will allow customers to upgrade their smartphone once a year.
AT&T Next, as the plan is called, lets customers get a new device without paying any...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:16 PM
AT&T's new upgrade plan was at the top of tech news Tuesday while Tinder also rolled out a version of its app for Android.
'AT&T Next' allows smartphone upgrades each year
AT&T's new Next plan will allow users to pay for their phones on a monthly plan...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:05 AM
In a move rarely seen in the tech industry, T-Mobile is criticizing rival AT&T for coming up with a new phone upgrade plan that is similar to what it introduced earlier this month.
AT&T on Tuesday introduced "AT&T Next," a plan that lets customers...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:16 PM
A patent issued this week may signal that Apple is getting closer to using a super-strong alloy to build its iPhone and other devices.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for "bulk amorphous alloy sheet forming processes" to Crucible...