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Firefox OS welcomed as fresh competition in mobile market

Telecom carriers still gripe about taxes, regulation, and over-the-top competition, but Mozilla's Firefox OS provides a glimmer of hope to some executives speaking at the opening of Mobile World Congress.

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Firefox gets access to mobile services through WebRTC

Mozilla, Ericsson, AT&T will show the web technology's video, voice calling, and file-sharing chops at the Mobile World Congress this week.

Petition to White House to allow phone unlocking nabs 100,000 signatures

An online petition to legally protect the unlocking of mobile phones has collected 100,000 signatures—which is enough to guarantee a response from the White House.

Operators set stage for international Wi-Fi roaming

International roaming between carriers' Wi-Fi networks has come a step closer, with AT&T, Boingo Wireless, NTT DoCoMo and Orange completing network assessments as part of the Wireless Broadband Alliance's new interoperability program.

AT&T will buy mobile spectrum from Verizon for $1.9 billion

AT&T will buy mobile spectrum in the 700MHz band from Verizon Communications for US$1.9 billion, AT&T said Friday.

AT&T says it's restored U-verse and will give credits for outage

AT&T said Thursday it had restored its U-verse broadband service to all customers who suffered from a widespread outage this week.

AT&T users slam U-verse outage

A problem caused by a software upgrade has caused a widespread outage on AT&T's U-verse broadband service this week, leading to a torrent of attacks against the carrier on social media.

AT&T to buy Alltel for $780 million

The parent company of Alltel, a mobile telephone network serving rural customers in six states, has agreed to sell the business to AT&T for about US$780 million, Atlantic Tele-Network announced Tuesday.

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Hands on with the Pantech Discover smartphone (video)

Pantech packs a lot of value into this little $50 phone.

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U.S. mobile buyouts may meet their end in 2013

After starting amid the smoldering ruins of AT&T and T-Mobile USA's failed merger, 2012 ended as a big year for mobile carrier deals in the U.S., and possibly a final changing of the guard for a long time.