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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.

After claiming Verizon attack, hacker and the spoils disappear

Hours after boasting about the theft of 3 million records from Verizon Wireless, the hacker claiming responsibility for the attack and the purloined data posted to Pastebin have disappeared from the Web. Verizon denies the data involved customer files, while a security expert says it was old.

Verizon upgrades Galaxy S III to Jelly Bean OS

Verizon Wireless Thursday announced that it will start upgrading Samsung Galaxy S III smartphones on its network to Android 4.1 operating system Friday.

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Verizon patent application for TV snooping tech rejected

The U.S. Patent Office has delivered a 'non-final' rejection of a Verizon patent application for a controversial technology that would serve targeted ads to TV viewers based on what they're doing or saying in front of their sets.

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US mobile providers commit to emergency texting service

The four largest mobile carriers in the U.S. -- AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile -- have agreed to accelerate the availability of emergency texting, or text-to-911.

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The best smartphones you can buy right now

Looking for an upgrade? These are the best smartphones you can currently buy, by carrier.

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Verizon to close mobile video service in favor of Viewdini search app

The Verizon Video service delivered streaming video for money, while Viewdini just helps customers find content

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AT&T adds six more LTE cities

AT&T said Monday it has upped its LTE wireless network reach to 109 markets, by adding six cities in Puerto Rico as well as Albuquerque, N.M., Reading, Pa., and Salt Lake City

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Netflix rival Redbox Instant will cost $6 at debut next month

Verizon and Redbox have teamed to challenge Netflix, and their Redbox Instant is being tested and should be available soon.

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AT&T still at bottom of Consumer Reports rankings, but boasts best 4G network

In the annual rankings of major U.S. cellphone carriers, Verizon Wireless retained the top spot while AT&T once again brought up the rear. But AT&T can at least note that its 4G LTE network was the top-ranked among carriers.

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