Posts tagged with: handsets

AT&T kick-starts holiday device promos

AT&T is getting a head start on holiday offers two weeks before Black Friday, as the carrier continues its promo push to attract and retain customers. Android devices are the focus of the latest deals, which started Friday, November 12....

Supply chain squeeze costs Apple $6B in revenue

Apple missed certain Wall Street expectations for its fiscal year fourth quarter, during which supply chain constraints cost the iPhone maker $6 billion in revenue despite year over year growth across products. Apple hit a new September quarter record, posting...

Google Pixel 6 debuts alongside carrier promotions

Google’s new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones debuted this week alongside promotions from the three largest U.S. carriers. AT&T and Verizon just recently pulled back on aggressive smartphone deals and look to have tampered down offers for the...

Telia touts 5G coverage as 1G turns 40

Telia’s 5G network now covers 5.55 million people in the Nordics and Baltics, the carrier announced Friday as it celebrated four decades since 1G networks launched in Sweden. Forty years ago on October 1, 1981, Telia and Ericsson turned on...

iPhone 13 sports dual eSIM support

For the first time, Apple’s iPhone sports dual eSIM support, but it’s not clear how much that’s going to mean for the average consumer. The feature was spotted earlier this week by 9to5Mac, which reported on how Apple introduced eSIM...

Aggressive promo competition squeezes UScellular’s Q2 postpaid growth

UScellular cited positive momentum for prepaid customer growth in the second quarter but postpaid subscriber metrics took a hit as promotional competition from carriers heated up. After two quarters in a row of prepaid losses, the carrier added 10,000 net...

AT&T boasts major subscriber gains in Q2, adds 789K postpaid phones

AT&T had a huge second quarter for wireless subscriber gains, smashing Wall Street expectations with 789,000 postpaid net phone additions. The figure contributed to 1.15 million total postpaid net adds and 5.5 million net adds overall, including 174,000 in prepaid....

U.S. telcos flag ‘cascading impacts’ from chip shortages

A bevy of U.S. telecom groups warned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) an ongoing global semiconductor shortage could slow network deployments and impede their ability to fulfill key requirements associated with certain federal programs. Last month, the FCC put out...

AT&T offers 36-month phone installment plan

AT&T has added a 36-month equipment installment plan (EIP) as an option for customers buying new phones. The move was expected and became official on Friday, according to Wave7 Research, which reported that AT&T had dropped the 24-month EIP as...

LG’s exit spells upheaval for prepaid

LG Electronics’ exit out of the mobile phone business is going to be felt across postpaid and prepaid sectors, but prepaid may be especially hard hit. Of course, if rivals have their way, it won’t be for long. The South Korean...
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