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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.

U.S. carriers line up against texting while driving

The major U.S. mobile operators are all putting their weight behind a campaign against texting while driving that will include a blitz of advertising and a driving simulator touring the country this summer.

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Clearwire lays out its case for a Sprint buyout

Sprint Nextel's network partner Clearwire hasn't been able to find any other big wholesale customers nor sell any of its spectrum, so selling out to Sprint is the only real option for its shareholders, the company said Monday.

Dish chairman says Sprint modernization has to be done from the US

Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen said Wednesday that the modernization of Sprint Nextel's network will have to be done from the U.S. with operations control in the country, and English-speaking staff.

Softbank: No change in Sprint Nextel offer in response to Dish Network

Softbank's CEO, in a battle with Dish Network to acquire U.S. mobile operator Sprint Nextel, slammed a US$25.5 billion offer made by Dish, saying it is based on "imaginary" numbers and would create a company with "insane" amounts of debt.

Intel backs SoftBank's bid for Sprint Nextel

Intel has backed SoftBank's bid for Sprint Nextel, citing that the deal would bring needed competition in the wireless space in the U.S.

Delivery delays force T-Mobile and others to postpone Samsung Galaxy S4 shipping

Delivery delays force T-Mobile and AT&T to postpone shipping orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone.

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Samsung confirms limited supply of Galaxy S4, cites 'overwhelming global demand'

Overwhelming global demand may limit initial supplies of the Galaxy S4 smartphone, Samsung said Wednesday, while both Sprint and T-Mobile USA confirmed there would be delays for them in receiving the phones.

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U.S. carriers set up warnings to prevent 'bill shock'

U.S. mobile operators will warn subscribers when they're heading toward a big bill, after most carriers agreed to send email or text alerts when users are about to exceed their monthly usage limits or start using international roaming.

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ACLU complains to FTC that mobile carriers leave Android phones unsecured

Smartphones with custom versions of Android offered by large mobile operators in the U.S. are not getting security updates as regularly as phones from Google, or smartphones from other vendors like Microsoft, according to a complaint by the American Civil Liberties Union to the Federal Trade Commission.

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