The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is ready to work with two of the nation’s leading wireless carriers — Sprint and T-Mobile.
Google, sources say, wants to sell wireless service “directly to consumers,” an effort that inspired the deals being secured with the aforementioned carriers.
If successful, the move will likely “prod the wireless industry to cut prices and improve speeds,” according to sources speaking with the WSJ.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Technology, Wireless Carriers
On Monday morning, MMW was privy to the findings of a new YouGov survey revealing that up to 74% of consumers would “potentially leave their current mobile operator” for better cellular coverage at work.
In short, the coverage at work is poor, coverage elsewhere will likely be sought.
The YouGov research commissioned by SpiderCloud Wireless indicates that consumers are sending a strong message to mobile operators that cellular coverage is as important at work as it is as home.
Posted in 4G, Mobile Devices, Mobile Networks, Platforms, Wireless Carriers
In recent days, an unknown number of T-Mobile customers made noise across social media and on various online message boards about the sudden influx of spam text messages hitting their mobile devices.
The carrier, we’re happy to report, has managed to identify the source of the problem and stop it in its tracks.
The problem seemed to rear its ugly head towards the end of last month, and over the past couple of weeks. There are several entries on T-Mobile support pages explaining the issue, with multiple commenters suffering. If you have been receiving more Spam recently, be assured, you are not the only one.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Spam, News, Platforms, Wireless Carriers
Want a new iPhone 6 next month but need some time to pay it off?
You may be in luck this time around.
Apple, we’re told, is following the lead of other major hardware makers and wireless carriers by helping to make it easier than ever to buy a new iPhone and pay it off over time.
Posted in Announcements, iOS, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Smartphones, Wireless Carriers
Mobile momentum has shifted in T-Mobile’s favor. The nation’s fourth largest carrier is now firmly planted in the growth column following a long period of reinvention that finally appears to be paying off.
On Thursday, the carrier reported earnings for the second quarter of 2014, confirming profit of $391 million.
All told, it pleasantly caught analysts and investors off guard.
Posted in iOS, iPhone, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Smartphones, Technology, Wireless Carriers
Someone just reached out and touched AT&T in a way that was a bit too personal for some subscribers.
The nation’s second largest wireless operator admits that sensitive customer information – personal info such as Social Security numbers and call records – was accessed during a security breach.
An unknown number of AT&T Mobility subscribers were among those whose personal information was compromised.
Posted in Mobile Devices, Mobile Security, Platforms, Smartphones, Technology, Wireless Carriers
On Wednesday in Scottsdale, Arizona, the team at ABI Research reported the latest data pointing to the escalating spending on RF power semiconductors for the wireless infrastructure markets.
Other markets are seeing some moderation in growth as the global economic picture and political factors come into play but some sub-markets are showing a nice upside, the report authors explain in a written statement.
Correspondingly, a new study from ABI Research shows that Gallium Nitride – long seen as the likely promising new “material of choice” for RF power semiconductors – is “continuing its march to capture share, especially in wireless infrastructure.”
Posted in Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Technology, Wireless Carriers