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Is AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon the largest U.S. mobile phone carrier? It may not matter

Size matters but it's not everything. Analysts say today’s complex mobile industry may need new ways to define success.

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privacy

Church, advocacy groups sue NSA over surveillance

A variety of organizations sues the U.S. National Security Agency over its surveillance program that targets U.S. residents' phone records.

How we tested the nation's networks

Our approach to testing wireless service has always been to closely replicate how people use wireless service in the real world, and then measure how well it really works. That’s why we do the testing ourselves.

smartphones and tablet

Sprint guarantees unlimited talk, text and data 'for life'

Sprint and its new owner, SoftBank, hit the ground running on Thursday by announcing service plans that can include guaranteed talk, text and data for life.

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Clearwire shareholders agree to Sprint buyout

Clearwire shareholders approved Sprint Nextel's takeover of their company, ending a saga that had included years of uncertainty and finally a bidding war for the spectrum-rich wireless network operator.

FCC OKs Softbank's $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved the $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint by Japanese telecommunications group Softbank, saying it promises to bring consumers faster and more advanced wireless broadband Internet service.

Last call for Nextel, shutting down on Sunday

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, Sprint Nextel will give its iDEN push-to-talk network the final push--over the edge.

Dish drops bid for Clearwire, ending brutal bidding war

Dish Network drops its offer to buy Clearwire, probably clearing the path for a strengthened Sprint Nextel to complete its takeover of the struggling but spectrum-rich mobile operator.

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Windows Phone 8 to land on Sprint this summer

America’s third-largest carrier announced Wednesday that it will introduce two new Windows Phone handsets this summer: the HTC 8XT and the Samsung Ativ S Neo.

Sprint shareholders approve SoftBank's $21.6 billion buyout

Sprint Nextel shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to approve SoftBank's $21.6 billion takeover bid, setting the stage for the deal to close early next month.

Clearwire agrees to new, higher Sprint offer

Sprint Nextel has offered and Clearwire has accepted a bid of US$5 per share for the struggling wireless network provider, raising the stakes yet again in an expensive bidding war between Sprint and satellite service provider Dish Network.