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Report: Verizon wants to buy Clearwire spectrum

Verizon Wireless reportedly has offered $1 billion to $1.5 billion for some of Clearwire's spectrum leases, possibly complicating Sprint Nextel's attempt to buy out the company in conjunction with its acquisition by Softbank.

Dish Network offers $25.5 billion to acquire Sprint Nextel

Dish Network has made a $25.5 billion bid to acquire wireless operator Sprint Nextel, hoping to edge out a rival bid from Japanese operator SoftBank.

Sprint Android phones will feature Quixey's smart search for new apps

All new Sprint Android phones will feature Quixey’s smart app search to help users discover new apps--without knowing exactly what the users are looking for.

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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.

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Sprint drops Nextel name, posts loss, and eyes the future

Sprint Nextel posted another quarterly loss but reported progress toward becoming just plain Sprint, a company with more money and fewer networks, which it hopes to be by the end of this year.

DOJ asks FCC to delay action on Sprint-Softbank deal

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have asked for more time to consider Softbank's proposed takeover of Sprint Nextel, a move that may signal a rough road ahead for the US$20 billion deal.

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This Nevada man does not have your lost cellphone

A resident of North Las Vegas, Nev., says owners of lost cell phones repeatedly show up at his house demanding phones that they tracked via software to his location.

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Sprint expected to launch prepaid service on January 25

The service will cost $70 a month for unlimited voice, text and Web

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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.

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Clearwire board accepts Sprint's $2.2 billion buyout

Sprint Nextel will spend $2.2 billion to take complete ownership of Clearwire, a move that will help it expand its network capacity.